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.