Let’s see what I can remember from yesterday at the Con…
Friday was a busy day as I attended no less than six panels: new Spider-Man family comics panel, spotlight on Batman: The Dark Knight comics artist David Finch, the second of four DC: The New 52 panels, the new Superman comics panel with Grant Morrison and J. Michael Straczynski, new Justice League panel with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
Friday night’s sixth and final panel was also a special screening: the world premier of the new DC Animation film Batman: Year One!, and a panel discussion that followed with voice actors Bryan Cranston (Jim Gordon) Ben McKenzie (Batman) and the lovely Katee Sackoff (Sarah Essen). I will have photos from the Year One panel and a full review of the film to be posted when I return home from the Con.
And in case you’re wondering, Batman: Year One will be available on DVD, Blu ray, digital download and on demand on October 18!
Hey there true believers, here are some notes from San Diego Comic-Con 2011 thus far…
Wednesday night was Preview night, and aside from picking up my 4-day badge and getting the feel of the Exhibition hall, that was it.
Thursday was the first official day of the Con, an it was a busy one. I attended the DC Flashpoint panel, the Grant Morrison Q & A panel (you can read my write-up at the Superman Homepage), the New 52 DC panel, Voltron panel, and Penn & Teller to finish the night off. Have to say that Penn & Teller and Grant Morrison were the real highlights, while Voltron and the New 52 DC panel, which will continue today and the rest of the weekend, were quite underwhelming.
As for today, I’m heading to the New 52 DC panel yet again, then it’s the new Superman and Justice League panels, and tonight will hopefully end with the screening of Batman: Year One. I’m currently across the street at the Hilton Gaslamp typing away, but it’s time now to get this shit started…
Oh, and say hello if you see me! I’m wearing an Amoeba Records shirt, black beanie, and blue backpack with a Superman \S/ sewed on the back!
First, I’m sorry for no updates of late. Sometimes in the real world there are events and “drama” that require immediate attention, and if super hero comics have taught me anything, it’s that you have to confront these conflicts directly and stand by the consequences that will transpire as a result. Certainly had the feel of a six-issue maxi-series that was needed because the main title could not deliver a solid end to a previous storyline… ya know what I mean? ;)
There will be no Green Lantern film review posted, although I promised there would be one, after feeling that the review I wrote was overwhelmingly negative. I didn’t like this film at all, and that’s all I really have to say right now.