Monthly Archives: February 2009

WonderCon 2009 Day One

Having a great time at WonderCon so far. The con floor is divided into 3 main areas – publishers, comic dealers, and Artists’ Alley. There’s a bit more variation, but that’s the main breakdown. Not too many people in costumes today. Everyone seemed very patient in the line waiting to get in, much more than I’d expect in, say, San Diego.

Talked to some artists, picked up some autographs, bought some trades I’d been meaning to pick up. Got over to the Boom booth to pick up the Farscape exclusive, hit the DC Nation and Boom panels, saw an interesting one on the real archaeology behind the Indiana Jones series.

Also attended the screening of the direct-to-DVD Wonder Woman movie coming out on Tuesday. It’s incredible. It’s epic. Ares is the main villain, there’s an all-out war that nearly gave the film an R rating (I think the final cut is PG-13), and it doesn’t shy away from any aspect or implications of Diana’s origin — and because it tackles everything head-on, it works.

After WW, there was a brief trailer for the next direct-to-DVD animation, Green Lantern, which looks to be very cosmic and sci-fi in tone.

More comments on Twitter, and first batch of photos are up on Flickr.

Update: I have a more thorough con report up at K-Squared Ramblings.

This Week (Feb 25): JSA

Not much Flash-related this week, only Justice Society of America.

Justice Society of America #24

Written by Geoff Johns & Jerry Ordway
Art and variant cover by Jerry Ordway
Cover by Alex Ross

“Black Adam and Isis” part 2 and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup! The Justice Society faces off against a fully powered Black Adam and his wife, Isis, for control of the Rock of Eternity. But when Mary Marvel enters the fray, will she side with the Justice Society or join the Black Marvel family?

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

One Flash or another often appears in Trinity.

Speed Reading: Casting, Powers, Moose and Waid

Winged Lions Quiver looks at Flash casting rumors. Kneel Before Zod casts the Flash’s Rogues.

Nwego’s Dirty Mind looks at the Barry vs. Wally debate.

Lordportico ponders the nature of the Flash’s super-speed [Edit: the author moved this to a new blog in April] [Edit 2: The author seems to have removed the article entirely. I wish I’d been a little more descriptive in this link, since I don’t remember what the approach was.]

Flash-back podcast has a new installment focusing on the Speed Force (not this blog, of course, but the concept it was named after).

Major Spoilers has a sneak peek at Mark Waid’s Irredeemable, while the writer himself has launched a podcast, 15 Minutes With Waid, starting with Inside Potter’s Field. (I quite liked the first two issues of the Potter’s Field miniseries that came out last(?) year, and would definitely be interested in more.)

A Comic Bloc discussion over why Moose Baumann is no longer the colorist on Flash: Rebirth has made it to Lying in the Gutters.

Light Week…then WonderCon

WonderCon 2009This week’s going to be a bit light because I’ll be on vacation. That’s not to say I won’t be around — I’ve pre-written and scheduled a couple of posts, some of the hotels will have wifi, and I’ve got a near-permanent link to the Internet now in the form of a G1 phone — but I’ll be spending a lot of time doing touristy things and hanging out with people instead of spending all day in front of a computer.

Then at the end of the week I’ll be attending WonderCon in San Francisco. Keep an eye on SpeedForceOrg on Twitter and my Flickr photos, plus I’ll make occasional posts here. My con report(s) will go up at K-Squared Ramblings, with anything Flash-specific here.

Line at Moscone Center, WonderCon 2008

You can read my write-up of last year’s WonderCon, as well as check out last year’s photos.

Quick Thoughts: Twitter Through 2009-02-22

  • Is BlogExplosion worth 42 cents? #
  • Just read Hexed #1 on my #Android based G1 phone. Filmstrip format works surprisingly well. 1 app per comic could get cluttered, though. #
  • *sigh* FC: Legion of 3 Worlds #4 pushed back 2 more weeks to April 8. L3W 5 still set for May 13, at least. #
  • First impression of reading digital comics on G1 Android phone via @iversecomics and @boomstudios’ Hexed #
  • Bought this week: Tangent: Superman’s Reign, Noble Causes, Dynamo 5, Mysterius the Unfathomable. Still have to read LAST week’s comics! #
  • Finally read part 1 of Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader. #

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