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Back to Comic-Con in 2012

LEGO DC Super-HeroesComic-Con was a lot more fun and a lot less overwhelming than usual this year.

Maybe it’s because we skipped the busiest day to go the San Diego Zoo. Maybe it’s because we picked our battles on what we tried to do. Maybe it’s because last year we crammed the whole experience into a single day, and having three days felt like a luxury in comparison. Or the fact that the logistics of getting to and from the con were so ridiculously complicated (more about that later) that they made the convention seem relaxing.

FlashWhatever the reason, the floor did seem a bit less crowded this year. Both of us remarked on the fact that we never felt trapped as we usually feel on the busiest days.

(Skip to the photos if that’s what you want.)

Thursday was the day I spent mostly on the floor, exploring. I hit the usual haunts: DC Comics, Sideshow Collectibles, Studio Foglio. DC was really plugging their upcoming fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.

LOTR FigurinesSideshow seems to be displaying more figurines (and a wider variety) every year. Their Lord of the Rings figurines are absolutely incredible. Though I’m not sure what the target audience is for the life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite or Boba Fett. I can’t see putting one of those in my living room. They also had a very cheesecaky Poison Ivy statue. I overheard someone saying they couldn’t see themselves buying it because it would be like having that lamp in A Christmas Story. At another booth I discovered that you actually can buy that lamp.

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Comic-Con 2012 Photos are Up!

Flash Photography

I’ve finished posting my photos from Comic-Con 2012 on Flickr! I kind of wish I hadn’t already used the “Flash photography” pun.

Also, I just want to add: I was originally annoyed at the hotel we ended up staying at, just because it made logistics a lot more complicated. (I wanted something convenient to both the convention and the zoo, and we got neither.) But the view made up for it:

San Diego at Night

SDCC 2012 Friday: DC Justice League & Green Lantern

SDCC 2012 DC Panel: Justice League and Green Lantern

On Friday, I live-tweeted the Justice League/Green Lantern panel at Comic-Con International. Here are those tweets, collected in one place with a few corrections.

DC panel is starting. Geoff Johns (blocked by podium), Jim Lee, James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Scott Lobdell, Brian Cunningham(?), Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato,

Justice league 0 is big Shazam issue. Will join team next year.

JLI annual is a Booster Gold story that Dan (Jurgens, I assume) wanted to tell

(Geoff Johns covered some of the same Green Lantern ground as in the DC Now panel the day before.)

Guardians’ first army was Manhunters. Second army was Green Lanterns. Now Guardians want to try again w/Third Army

GL Corps 0 is New 52 Guy Gardner origin, sets stage for next few months

GL: Kyle showing signs of accessing other rings, may become secret weapon in upcoming war. Hope+compassion come easy to him. Rage not somuch

Kyle’s story in Third Army described as kung fu movie where hero has to master multiple styles.

Flash: We all know Barry’s origin, so were filling in gaps. Who raised him, why does he focus on justice?

FM: You guys like gorillas, right? Cause you’re going to see a lot of gorillas. Grodd invades Central City

And Flash is going to need help from Rogues to fight off Grodd’s gorilla army

Earth 2 #0: there were 8 wonders in the past, not just a trinity. 4th hero has since turned evil & is a villain in present day.

Wesley Dodds to appear as Sandman in Earth 2.

Leader of World Army in Earth 2 described as Captain Nemo meets Nick Fury.

Jeff Lemire & Geoff Johns working on JL Dark as bridge between main & Dark sides of DCU. 0 issue focuses on Constantine & Zatanna

Frankenstein, Amethyst, Tim Hunter joining Justice League Dark

Earth 2: yes, we’ll see more members. Rolling out slowly. More mystical feel to this world. Arc 2 is govt vs JSA, magic vs science

Complicated GL question. GJ answer: “You’re very astute.”

Why are all the British people evil? James Robinson: “Because we ARE all evil.”

Need to reexplore Kyle’s past now that Jade & Donna have been erased.

Fcbd followup in JL/JLDark crossover

Jim Lee: adopting TV model of choosing what to publish, how to assess changes to line.

Deadpool walks up to mike at DC panel. “Are you lost, sir?”

Q about GL of Krypton’s sector at time it exploded. I could swear someone did explore this in the 70s or 80s. (Several people point out that in the pre-Crisis DCU it was Tomar-Re)

No plans to revisit Flashpoint right now.

Flash Q: Is Barry going to revisit role as Blue Lantern? A: There is no blue in Barry’s immediate future.

Flash Q: is he ever going to find Bart or Jay? A: It’ll happen at some point.

Fan from Australia asks for Justice League Australia aka JLOz

Johns: Billy Batson’s attitude is what sets Shazam apart from Superman.

Geoff Johns plans to reintroduce the Metal Men at some point.

Lobo & Red Lantern ring prob not going to get addressed. “I just wanted to see him eat it & see what happens”

Fan asks about Wally. Buccellato: “It’s not really a panel until someone asks…. He’s somewhere.”

“He’s probably hanging out w/Ted Kord.” Audience: Oooooh. “Why must you hurt me so?” “B/c they love it.”

Some other sites covering this panel: Newsarama, CBR

UPDATE: My full Comic-Con write-up is complete!

Thursday at SDCC: DC Now

I wasn’t originally planning on attending Thursday’s DC Now panel at Comic-Con International, but my feet were tired and I figured I might learn something. It was mainly an informational panel with writers talking about the book they’re working on.

Here’s my terribly incomplete live-tweet coverage.

DC Now moderator says they came up with name for panel & were quite surprised when “someone else” used it.

Jimmy Palmiotti: “I was in the Twilight panel, that’s why I was delayed.”

Batman: Earth One. @geoffjohns describes as “rollback Batman” who doesn’t know what he’s doing & does it for wrong reasons.

Justice League year 1 was about what the team IS. Year 2 about what it SHOULD be. @geoffjohns

Why is new GL carrying a gun? “These rings run out of energy, don’t they?”

Third Army premise (eliminate free will) sounds like Darkseid and the anti-life equation.

Scott Snyder: in the past, the Joker hasn’t really gone after Barbara, Jason or Dick PERSONALLY. Now he will.

(At this point I left to go to another panel that I really wanted to catch. SpeedsterSite was following another liveblog, though.)

@SpeedsterSite: Buccellato says Flash #0 will explore who Barry is, “and why he’s the guy who always needs to do the right thing.”

@SpeedsterSite: Buccellato: “And there is no Wally in this run at all, I’m sorry.” Crowd boos.

For more info, check out Comics Alliance, Comic Book Resources, or Newsarama’s articles.

UPDATE: My full Comic-Con write-up is complete!

Comic-Con News: Flash

DC Booth: Justice League

I’m back from Comic-Con, and trying to both catch up and readjust to the real world. My first batch of photos are already up on Flickr, and I plan on getting the rest of them posted tonight, and the convention write-up over the next day or two.

There really wasn’t a whole lot of news about the Flash at the con. They just reiterated what we know from solicitations and previous interviews: After the annual, we get to learn what makes Barry Allen tick in the origin flashback (adding new details around what we already know, rather than completely redoing it), then Gorilla Grodd invades Central City and the Flash has to team up with the Rogues. Wally West remains nowhere to be seen in the new DCU.

We did learn that Mattel will release a Wally West figure as part of their subscription line, and that Flash and Kid Flash will meet “at some point.”

*Breaking News* Wally West Figure Finally Announced! ****UPDATED****

Hey Speed Readers,

Unless you’ve been living underground for the last six months or so you have to be aware that SDCC 2012 officially began today and while there isn’t a ton of Flashy news on the collectibles front, one awesome thing stands out!

Wally West will finally be released as a Mattel Action Figure: 

 Picture via Actionfigureinsider.com

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