Monday, July 26, 2010

Direct Currents: SDCC Hangover Monday, July 26, 2010

Lex Is Coming Back For The Smallville Kiss-Off – Plus New Darkseid UPDATE and More

In all (ten or eleven) episodes of Smallville that I’ve seen from top to bottom, the best thing was Michael Rosenbaum. Then, after seven seasons, the show lost it’s Lex Luthor and he was off, hopefully to do bigger or better things…

All Four New Green Lantern Posters – Secret Code Revealed?

Despite early controversy over Ryan Reynold's musclature-tastic Green Lantern costume, fans who caught a preview of next summer's GL film seemed pretty enthused on the upcoming comic book adaptation when we caught them at Comic-Con over the weekend. For those who weren't able to get an early look at the movie, however, Warner Bros.' newly-released promotional posters provide a closer look at the film's most massive (and evil) foreheads.

Abin Sur corpse at the Warner Bros. booth

With the Green Lantern film in production and a panel in San Diego yesterday to promote it, Warner Bros. also brought out the dead to get fans excited. Abin Sur might not have survived the crash that brought him to Earth, but that doesn't mean he has to miss Comic-Con. Take a look at pictures of Hal Jordan's predecessor.

Peter David to Pen Episodes of Upcoming 'Young Justice' Animated Series

Arguably the most influential voice from DC's original "Young Justice" comic book is back for more. From Comic-Con comes news that Peter David will be writing for Cartoon Network's upcoming "Young Justice" animated series.

CCI: DC Focus On Grant Morrison

Best-selling writer of "Batman & Robin" Grant Morrison opened up about everything from his artistic inspirations to his theories on fiction while teasing news on "Sea Guy," "Multiversity," "We3" and more.

Norm Breyfogle Believes He Is Blacklisted At Marvel And DC

Norm Breyfogle was featured in a Comics Should Be Good piece on nineties Batman comcs. And he decided to add his voice in the comments on why we don’t see him on Marvel and DC Comics anymore.

DC Universe Classics Wave 16 Images Surface

Fans will have to wait until an unspecified date of the third financial quarter of this year to pick up Mattel's 16th wave of DC Universe Classics toys, but the toymaker's Comic-Con booth has at least shed some light on what the action figures will look like.

CCI: DC Showcase Original Shorts

Bruce Timm, Greg Weisman, and Alan Burnett, along with actor Thomas Jane and writer Joe Lansdale discussed DC's new compilation featuring the exclusive “Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam.”

CCI: J. Michael Straczynski

Saturday afternoon at Comic-Con International, writer J. Michael Straczynski entertained a sizable crowd with anecdotes about his comic and film career, and a staged reading of “Wonder Woman” #601.

Annotations: 'Batman' #701 [Spoilers]

First off, the entire existence of this comic is sort of weird. It's a clear continuation of the "Batman R.I.P." story that ended in #681, minus the fact that #681 ended with the tail end of the framing sequence that began the arc. I've been searching and can't find the source, but I know that Morrison originally stated that "R.I.P." would be an eight-issue arc - do these scripts date from that era?

DC's Zazzle Store Has T-Shirts, Skateboards and More on Sale

On the off chance that you don't have enough stuff at your house with super-hero logos on it, take heart!

Plush Death of The Endless, Skrull, and Blue Beetle by Kittyzilla

Artist Nicola Scott Talks TEEN TITANS

The fan-favorite artist talks about joining up with writer J.T. Krul on DC's TEEN TITANS this October

Todd Klein's SDCC2010 Saturday Photolog

Todd Klein's SDCC2010 Sunday Photolog


The Anti-Didio League of America
Cassandra Cain – Outside of Comics?!!!!

The Aquaman Shrine
Brightest Day #6 - Sept. 2010
Batman/Super Heroes Stickers
World's Finest #6 - Summer 1942

Comics Make Me Happy!
One More Reason I Like J'onn J'onzz...

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
Justice #3 (February, 2006)

Diversions of the Groovy Kind
Green Arrow and Black Canary in Action Comics #'s 451-452 (June-July 1975)

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
A guest review from Red Bee

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
The Top Martian Manhunter Covers of the 1950s (plus foreign editions, reprints and rarities)

Kingdom Kane
"His Name is Kane" from House of Mystery No. 180, May-June 1969.

Once Upon A Geek
1987 at DC Comics: Millennium and Who’s Who Update

Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine
Americommando and the Little One in 1943's Action Comics #57 and #58

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery
Epic Fail: Superman Grounded
Batman and the Outsiders #6: Pages 5-7

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Review: Supergirl #54

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