The legendary San Diego Comic-Con International is happening this week. Instead of pissing and moaning about ‘where have all the comic books gone’ we will simply report on the comics news that comes out of the show that we think you might be interested in… bullet-list style. Follow it all where you will. This feature will be updated daily as long as there is news to report over the next few days. We’re not down there or anything, we’re just finding the best bits and arranging it for your enjoyment. News items will be sorted newest up top, oldest down bottom. We are hoping for some happy surprises.
Sunday, July 22 — Day Four
Not strictly comics, but considering the huge amount of comics talent involved in its production, it is worth noting that Adventure Time is coming to an end, and there was a gathering at Comic-con to say goodbye. (The Beat)
There was also a special Comic-con exclusive BLE Magazine Adventure Time unofficial zine passed out at the show. Neither you nor I are likely to ever hold one in our hands. A free PDF version has been promised for the near future.
On Saturday night at the San Diego Comicon, the 2018 Prism awards were announced. The goal of the awards is to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics. List of nominees and winners at Panel Patter.
The 2018 Inkpot Award winners are: Yoshitaka Amano, Marc Bernardinm, Cory Doctorow, Brian Fies, Deborah Harkness, Elizabeth Hand, Larry Houston, David Mack, Nichelle Nichols, Liniers, Brian Pulido, Randy Reynaldo, Eric Reynolds, Kevin Smith, Peter Tomasi and Shannon Wheeler. (We could not find a solid source to verify this information, but I know that two of these individuals were presented with Inkpots… so, hope for the best. The list is from Wikipedia.)
SDCC ’18: INTERVIEW – Celebrating Artistic Progression & Expanding Creative Visions with DEAN HASPIEL (The Beat)
The Comics Reporter is on top of things with the latest News & Notes From The San Diego Convention Floor
Saturday, July 21 — Day Three
LODGER, by David and Maria Lapham, Finds a Home at IDW’s Black Crown Imprint (IDW Press Release)
Bernie Wrightson’s landmark Frankenstein to be released in an IDW Artist’s Edition. (IDW Press Release)
Tom Scioli to Reboot Go-Bots at IDW (Bleeding Cool)
Titan Publishing will be publishing a new edition of Dean Motter and Mark Asquith’s 1988 graphic novel, The Prisoner: Shattered Visage, which was last published by DC in 2000. (ICV2)
“The Vision” is getting a new six-issue miniseries at Marvel Comics courtesy of husband and wife co-writers Chelsea Cain and Marc Mohan alongside penciller Aud Koch, colorist Jordie Bellaire and letterer Clayton Cowles. (Multiversity Comics)
Tom Spurgeon The Comics Reporter is back! His Friday News & Notes From The San Diego Convention Floor went up this morning around 1:25 AM. Today’s News & Notes From The San Diego Convention Floor is currently a work in progress.
The Eisner Awards were presented on Friday night. Check out our complete coverage of the winners, nominees and special awards given at the ceremony.
Friday, July 20 — Day Two
Top Shelf announces Volume Two of Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls for June 2019 (Bleeding Cool)
Black Mask Calexit Special Issue Benefits Immigrants (Panel Patter)
Details start to emerge about the Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network anthology from Kodansha. The cover art will be by Dustin Nguyen (Descender). (CBR)
Joss Whedon to write new Dr. Horrible comic for Dark Horse. The one-shot Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever will be out in November (The Beat)
The 2018 Eisner Awards have been presented. We have the full rundown for you here on Wow Cool
Thursday, July 19 — Day One
Tom Spurgeon the Comics Reporter has his daily News & Notes From The San Diego Convention Floor post up. The hot takeaway from that is that Drawn and Quarterly has copies of two hotly anticipated books at the show: Julie Doucet’s Dirty Plotte collection and the complete Berlin by Jason Lutes.
DC Comics: Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp to Helm The Green Lantern (The Beat).
The second wave of younger reader titles from the DC Comics Zoom and Ink imprints was announced. Creators of note on the books include Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh, Louise Simonson, Gene Luen Yang; and, most interestingly, the mega successful Shannon and Dean Hale on Diana, Princess of the Amazons. (The Beat, again!)
The highlight of the day may have been the “Writing and Drawing the Past” panel with Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Jason Lutes (Berlin), Noah Van Sciver (Johnny Appleseed), and Jen Wang (The Prince and The Dressmaker)
Nalo Hopkinson pulled back the curtain a little on her Sandman Universe title House of Whispers. (Newsarama)
Check out the lineup of actual comics-related programming at Comic-Con. That’s a wide field of content, interests and people. Something for everyone. We don’t know what it’s like for most Comic-Con goers, but in many other fields it is all about the programming at the trade show.
NEMO: The Classics Comics Library will be returning with editor Rick Marschall and publisher Fantagraphics.
Wednesday, July 18 — Preview Day
- Fantagraphics relaunches the print edition of The Comics Journal after a six year gap. Announced as a bi-annual for 2019 and on — Exclusive coverage from CBR.com
- ComiXology Announces New, Exclusive Creator-Owned Titles — CBR again
- The Beat also has an exclusive interview with Gail Simone about being the overseer at Catalyst Prime, Lion Forge’s latest land grab on island comic books.
- Not to be missed each day is Tom Spurgeon — The Comics Reporter — and his daily News & Notes From The San Diego Convention Floor
Our featured image is the 1988 Comic-Con logo original art by Rick Geary