CONVENTION REPORT: Comic Con 2015 (San Diego, CA) – Comics-Related Announcements Recap

There was a lot of news this past weekend from San Diego’s Comic Con 2015. With the trailers/sneak peeks of such highly-anticipated movies such as Star Wars VI: The Force AwakensDeadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, as well as big announcements with TV shows such as new seasons of Doctor Who and Twin Peaks, and the trailer of the new Starz series: Ash Vs Evil Dead, it’s pretty easy to get lost in the shuffle and forget the all-too-overlooked COMICS side of Comic Con.

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That’s why we’ve complied a quick list of some of the bigger comics-related announcements, along with a few that may have flew under the radar.

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COMICS NEWS FROM SDCC 2015:

  • This October Blade is getting a daughter to help him fight vampires brought to you by Tim Seely (Hack/Slash) and Logan Faerber (The Cartoon Guidebook to Absolute Failure)
  • -Joe Kelly (Deadpool) and Ed McGuinness (Deadpool) are joining forces once against to bring you Spider-Man/Deadpool, a presumed mini-series about everyone’s two favorite smartasses.
  • The Dark Knight III: The Master Race was announced which is a completion of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight trilogy, this one to be drawn by Frank Miller with help from Andy Kubert.
  • -2016 should introduce an all new J Michael Straczynski (Superman: Earth One, Babylon 5, Spider-Man: One More Day, Sense8) book at DC with Flash: Earth One. No artist was announced attached to the series.
  • The Usual Suspect movie is becoming a comic book with Keyser Soze: Scorched Earth by Paul Ens in conjunction with Bryan Singers’ Bad Hat Harry Productions and Red 5 Comics. Look for it at the start of 2016.
  • Milestone Comics is relaunching with DC and a new Static Shock and Xombi series as part of the new releases from that imprint. Some of the creative talents that will be working on the relaunch books will be Bill Sienkiewics, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Ken Lashley, and Christopher Priest, and Reggie Hudlin.
  • ROM the Space Knight and Micronauts are returning to comics in 2016 at IDW Publishing.
  • Chewbacca is getting his own solo series at Marvel by Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and Phil Noto (Black Widow) starting in October.
  • Joss Whedon has a new comic Twist from Dark Horse Comics which will be out later next year.
  • Grant Morrison is the new Editor-In-Chief at Heavy Metal.
  • -The team behind Kill Shakespeare, Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery, along with artist Neil Edwards are releasing an Assassin’s Creed series through Titan Comics.
  • DC and IDW are releasing a Batman/TMNT crossover by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II.
  • Dark Horse announced a new series by Brian Wood called The Ninth Wave releasing this December.
  • Dark Horse is publishing a The Legend of Korra series by Michael Dante DiMartino which will forcus on her same-sex relationship with Asami.
  • -Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo, the team behind Great Pacific, are reteaming for an as-of-yet untitled new series through Image Comics.
  • -A new series called Adventureman by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson was announced
  • -Chip Zdarsky announced Howard the Duck will be getting a new hat post Secret War.
  • -DC’s adult imprint Vertigo announced twelve new series starting this fall with creators Peter Milligan, Rob Williams, Mitch Gerads, Michael Allred, Gail Simone, and Darwyn Cooke along with many others contributing.

EISNER AWARDS RECAP FROM SDCC 2015:

  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples won the Eisner Award for the ‘Best Continuing Series.’ Lumberjanes won for ‘Best New Series‘ and ‘Best Publication for Teens.’ Gene Luen Yang received ‘Best Writer’ for his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender and ‘Best Penciller/Inker’ went to Fiona Staples for her work on Saga. J. H. Williams III won ‘Best Painter/Multimedia Artist’ for his work on The Sandman: Overture. Dave Stewart won ‘Best Coloring’ for Hellboy in Hell, BPRD, and Shaolin Cowboy (to name a few). John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Denis Kitchen, and Frank Miller were all given ‘Hall of Fame’ Awards.

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So there you go… all the important comic news (or hopefully a lot of it) from this year’s SDCC. Did we miss anything? Excited about anything announced? Angry about anything announced? Feel free to sound off in the comments below and let us know about all of it!

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-Kevin McVicker
Staff Writer: Nerd Nation Magazine

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