Wednesday, April 21, 2010


If you can find a copy of this book, go out and get it. Jonathan Hickman has been blowing me away in Fantastic Four and Secret Warriors. I was eager to read this title after seeing the many ads for it, but S.H.I.E.L.D. was surprisingly spectacular. I hear there wasn't a lot of these books printed but if you can find it, grab it.
How can I describe this book? Leonardo DaVinci, secret society, Galileo saves the world from Galactus. This is going to be a great series. read it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

C2E2 Aftermath.

It's been an exciting weekend full of panels, signings, and low priced loot. If you follow my twitter you were probably overwhelmed with the amount of updates that came in this weekend. It was an awesome weekend and I'd like to thank everyone involved from Reed Exhibitions, to the exhibitors, vendors, industry professionals, and anyone else who showed up.
Friday was a pretty casual day. This was my first time ever at this convention hall, but it was a pleasant experience. The night before my accomplices and me went to the midnight release of Kick-Ass. The movie was great, no complaints here. Over the top fun. To make things even better though Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz were doing a signing at the convention early Friday afternoon for the first 100 people to get a free ticket. My girlfriend managed to get a ticket and nab three awesome movie posters and get them to sing my hardcover of Kick-Ass.
The next few hours were spent criss-crossing the convention floor. Purchased a couple books from the Image booth, where Richard Starkings was generous enough to sign and sketch inside of each book. After exploring the web comics section and a few vendors, we made our way to the Mondo Marvel Panel.
The stage was crowded with Marvel talent, and they hinted and teased at the many fun things to come such as the Heroic Age and Shadowland. There was a lot of fun questions, but it felt like a fun introduction to the many Marvel panels held over the weekend. After the panel we explored artist alley thoroughly, and headed home to make plans for the rest of the weekend.
Saturday morning started off with 4 hours of different lines for signings. It was a great time getting to meet the Breitweisers, Khoi Pham, Adam Kubert, Joe Quesada, Peter David, Stuart Moore, the Dodsons, and the other creators signing around the Marvel booth. While hanging around I was able to watch Marvel Charades, and interesting game show style prize give away. I finally pulled myself away from the booth for my first panel, another Marvel event.
The Marvel Animation panel proved to be quite interesting, where Joe Q and Josh Fine showed bits of the many awesome things to come. The most exciting had to be the announcement of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, a cartoon coming this fall to DisneyXD. Also announced was an Ultimate Spider-man cartoon in the works, as well as a Marvel Knights series, and a second season of Super Hero Squad.
After a quick meal, it was back to the panel room for Cup O' Joe, which was full of excitement. Joe Q spilled a lot of neat stuff on the upcoming Secret Avengers, the return of Scarlet Witch in Children Crusaders, Quesada returning to Amazing Spider-Man concerning the events of One More Day, a few Icon announcements and some other news. You would think that'd be everything they'd have to offer, but even more fun came out in the questions, and there was still news for the next day of panels.
The night continued with more signings and purchases on the convention floor. I managed to catch the Marvel giveaway hour toward the end of the day, and it was an entertaining time. I managed to get a couple neat books to top off the end of a fun day.
After the show we took a cab to Three Happiness, an awesome restaurant in China town. I would recommend it to anyone near the McCormick Place. The fatigue of convention joy was setting in, so I called it a night early, eager for the next day.
Sunday started off fairly casual. Took advantage of the price cuts many of the vendors start on the last day. Met a lot of neat artists down in artist alley, got some signings, then made my way to the Hulk Smash Panel. It was a surprisingly awesome panel, but I've been knee deep in the Hulk series for awhile. The Intelligencia consisted of Jeph Loeb, Pelletier, Van Lente, Pak, and editor Nate Cosby. There were fun videos which can be seen at This summer will provide answers to all your Rulk questions, and smash up the status quo of the Hulk titles.
Hours later was the X-men panel, features x-perts Marjorie Liu, Peter David, Jeanine Schaefer and Dark Wolverine artist Camuncoli. Peter David stole the show, coming in with a Bishop style 'M' painted on his face. He then showed off his mutant ability to start and stop the applause of the audience. There was exciting images of what's to come, but Second Coming seemed to be in the way of showing off much more.
The day finished with some shopping, and a few more signings in artist alley. I felt reluctant leaving the convention hall, but I was more than satisfied, if not surprised by how fun the weekend had been. Since Sunday ended earlier than the previous nights, we met friends for a cook out, and shared our geeky stories of the weekend. Overall it was an amazing weekend and I can't wait for next year.
I hope this update doesn't seem too jumbled. I've been fairly tired due to the constant fun this weekend. Want other news on these events? I'd check out,, and the many tweets from con goers. Tired Fanboy, over and out.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


It`s the start of the second day of C2E2 and it`s already been an amazing weekend. Check out the twitter for more news. Expect an exciting fun filled post tomorrow night.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Prelude to C2E2

April feels like it could be an explosive start to another summer of super hero themed fun. As a resident of the Chicago land area, I'm excited for C2E2 next weekend.

The fun starts Thursday night, on the eve of the con. That's when Kick-Ass will premiere in many theaters all over America. I'm sure you've seen enough of the ads, and had enough of your friends try to push this title on you, but I would definitely recommend this title. I'm not the biggest Romita Jr. fan. Regardless, Kick-Ass features some of JRJR's best work. It goes perfect with the Millar's graphic story telling. Read that, go see the movie.

Now Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo feels like it's going to be a load of fun. This is a first time thing, and will kick off my con season of 2010. I always enjoy Wizard World Chicago, but the saddest part is knowing I have to wait 12 months for another area con. Not this year, no sir. With four month's between next week's C2E2 and Wizard World Chicago it doesn't feel like the cons are competing, but rather doubling the fun. Enough comparison, more excited ranting.

The guest list is ridiculous. Rather than listing it, I'll just post this link. Truthfully, I'm excited for all of the usually Con related joys panels, signings, exhibitions, and the what not. More on that excitement next week, now onto the joy of the printed word.

  • Necrosha - Started off strong crossing over half of the X-titles. The meat of the story was in X-Force, which was thoroughly great. The X-titles have been in constant crossovers for awhile now, and the end of Necrosha feels slightly covered up by the start of Second Coming
  • Siege - What an exciting crossover to start off the year. At first I couldn't believe the main title would only consist of four issues, with the support of four months of tie-ins. Now with only the conclusion waiting to be released, it's proven to be non-stop excitement. The culmination of the events of Dark Reign will leave an interesting canvas for the upcoming Heroic Age.
  • Nemesis - Yeah, I'm a sucker for Millar's work. McNiven as well. If you haven't read Old Man Logan, go out and buy the trade. Nemesis is an Icon title, which has perfect timing with the success of Kick-Ass. I felt it paid up on everything I was expecting; Millar's typical engaging story telling paired up with McNiven's graphic, violent, artwork. With only one issue on the shelves it is hard to tell how this will play out. I would recommend picking this one up, and being ahead of the curve.
Well, that's it for now. More updates next week about the events of C2E2.