Wednesday, July 26, 2006

News from Comic-Con That We Didn't Tell You But That We Know You Want To Know: Part 5

This is our final report on things that were reported from Comic-Con from other sites. Please check out Newsarama for specifics as they seem to have the smoothest operation out there. Beyond that, check our list of links.

*Frank Miller will direct the Spirit movie, which he will begin once work on Sin City 2 is completed.

*In addition to training new young heroes, Ms. Marvel will begin to question her decision to join the pro-registration group in Civil War (Editor's Note: See the mose recent issues of New X-Men and New Avengers for excellent explorations of this. You will love the exchanges between Carol and Emma Frost and Carol and Jessica Jones in each of these series).

*Wolverine may see Namor doing battle with Wolverine.

* Marvel Editor-In-Cheif Joe Quesada will appear on tomorrow night's Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

*Eisner Award Winners announced in San Diego:

Best Short Story: “Teenage Sidekick,” by Paul Pope, in Solo #3 (DC)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Solo #5, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Serialized Story: Fables #36-38, 40-41: “Return to the Homelands,” by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)

Best Continuing Series: Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (Marvel)

Best Limited Series: Seven Soldiers, by Grant Morrison and various artists (DC)

Best New Series: All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)

Best Publication for a Younger Audience: Owly: Flying Lessons, by Andy Runton (Top Shelf)

Best Anthology: Solo, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC)

Best Digital Comic: Nat Turner, by Kyle Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)

Best Graphic Album (New): Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, by Alan Moore and Gene Ha (ABC)

Best Graphic Album (Reprint): Black Hole, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)

Best Archival Collection/Project (Comic Strips): The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Watterson (Andrews McMeel)

Best Archival Collection/Project (Comic Books): Absolute Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)

Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: The Rabbi’s Cat, by Joann Sfar (Pantheon)

Best Writer: Alan Moore, Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty-Niners (ABC)

Best Writer/Artist: Geof Darrow, Shaolin Cowboy (Burlyman)

Best Writer/Artist (Humor): Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); The Bakers (Kyle Baker Publishing)

Best Penciller/Inker: John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art): Ladronn, Hip Flask: Mystery City (Active Images)

Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); Runaways (Marvel)

Best Coloring: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #16 (ACME Novelty)

Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Wonder Woman, Justice, Seven Soldiers #0 (DC); Desolation Jones (Wildstorm/DC); Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, Tomorrow Stories Special (ABC); Fables (Vertigo); 1602: New World (Marvel)

Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Aaron Renier (Spiral-Bound)

Best Comics-Related Periodical: Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon Cooke (Top Shelf)

Best Comics-Related Book: Eisner/Miller, Interviews Conducted by Charles Brownstein (Dark Horse Books)

Best Publication Design: Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon) and Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays, designed by Philippe Ghielmetti (Sunday Press Books)

Hall of Fame Inductees: Vaughn Bodé, Ramona Fradon, Russ Manning & Jim Steranko

*Richard Donner, director of the first Superman film with Christopher Reeve, will join Geoff Jones on Action Comics for a run.

*Bryan Singer is hoping to direct a sequel to his recent Superman Returns film in 2009, though nothing is definite yet.

*A Spider-Man 3 clip was well-received by fans and it was confirmed, that Venom was in the film, although everyone already knew that.

*The villain in the upcoming Iron Man film will be The Mandarin. How culturally sensitive of them.

*Correction: Adam Hughes will be drawing the upcoming All-Star Wonder Woman book instead of writing.

That's all for the Comic-Con news that we thought you'd like to know. Phew.


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