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WizardWorld Los Angeles News Roundup

The WizardWorld Los Angeles comic book convention was held last weekend, resulting in a deluge of comic-book related news.

– DC Comics’ panel revealed details about DC Countdown to Infinite Crisis and its many tie-in books, Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory maxi-series, the return of Donna Troy to the DC Universe, a new Teen Titans Go! digest in July, a new Jonah Hex mini-series. A specific panel focused on Superman, detailing plans for his many monthly comic books and the All-Star Superman comic.

– The Wildstorm and Vertigo panel revealed a creative team change on the John Constantine comic Hellblazer, future plans for Bill Willingham’s Fables, a new manga volume by Jill Thompson called Dead Boy Detectives, a new Ex Machina collection due in September, and relaunches of assorted Authority comic books.

Watchmen, the classic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, will get the “Absolute” treatment in a 464-page oversized hardcover.

– Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada delivered his usual blend of entertainment and news in his Cup of Joe panel.

– Many of Quesada’s points were expanded on in the Marvel Universe panel, which included news about the House of M mini-series and its tie-ins throughout the Marvel universe, the New Avengers and Young Avengers comics, a brief hiatus for Joss Whedon and John Cassaday on Astonishing X-Men, and a new Thing solo title by Dan Slott to go along with the relaunch of She-Hulk and G.L.A.

- The Top Cow panel addressed Mark Waid and Marc Silvestri’s Hunter-Killer, the City of Heroes MMORPG comic-book tie-in, the Darkness and Witchblade video games, the Freshmen comic to be written by Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov, and an upcoming Witchblade animated series.

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