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SDCC 2015: Chris Warner Discusses Barb Wire

At San Diego Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to Chris Warner about Barb Wire, the character he created! Barb Wire has returned to the world of comics courtesy of Dark Horse Comics!

What’s changed in the years she’s been gone? What can folks expect? How does gentrification play into it?

Find out!

Forgive the audio issues…..

SDCC 2015: Hasbro’s Marvel Figure Reveals

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed future releases for their Marvel action figure line.

Captain America Marvel Legends

Figures include Axis Red Skull, Classic Captain America, Mockingbird, Nuke, and Taskmaster.

Spider-Man Marvel Legends

Figures include Absorbing Man, Ben Reilly, Beetle, Jack O’Lantern, Morbius, Speed Demon, Spider-Gwen, and Venom! Sign me up for a Spider-Gwen please!

And don’t forget Namor!

Namor Sneak Peek

SDCC 2015: Vertigo’s Impressive Line-Up of New Series for Fall

DC Entertainment’s creator-driven imprint, Vertigo, kicked off San Diego Comic-Con with an impressive Fall slate consisting of 12 new #1s set to release over 12 consecutive weeks beginning in October. The announcement came on their panel Thursday evening when comic book and literary heavyweights joined the ranks including Darwyn Cooke, Gilbert Hernandez, Michael Allred, Holly Black, Lauren Beukes and Gail Simone, among others.

Vertigo, best known for its bold storytelling, will continue to push the boundaries of genre fiction – horror, fantasy, crime thriller, scifi – with these new releases.

OCTOBER
THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN #1 (Gilbert Hernandez, Darwyn Cooke)
SURVIVORS’ CLUB #1 (Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Ryan Kelly)
CLEAN ROOM #1 (Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt)
ART OPS #1 (Shaun Simon, Michael Allred)

NOVEMBER
UNFOLLOW #1 (Rob Williams, Mike Dowling)
SLASH & BURN #1 (Si Spencer, Max Dunbar, Ande Parks)
RED THORN #1 (David Baillie, Meghan Hetrick)
JACKED #1 (Eric Kripke, John Higgins)

DECEMBER
SHERIFF OF BAGHDAD #1 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)
NEW ROMANCER #1 (Peter Milligan, Brett Parson)
LUCIFER #1 (Holly Black, Lee Garbett)
LAST GANG IN TOWN #1 (Simon Oliver, Rufus Dayglo)

The Fall slate will also be comprised of continuing series American Vampire, Astro City and Suiciders.

The panel also included Vertigo veterans Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, and Lee Bermejo, along with a special farewell video from Bill Willingham!

SDCC 2015: Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series Reveals

Hasbro revealed new Star Wars action figures and vehicles at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out below what you can expect to hit shelves.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES FIRST ORDER SPECIAL FORCES TIE FIGHTER 6-Inch Scale Vehicle

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $169.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The largest vehicle ever produced by Hasbro for STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES, this incredibly detailed Star Wars: The Force Awakens vehicle features movie-accurate wings and cockpit! The FIRST ORDER SPECIAL FORCES TIE FIGHTER is scaled to the 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figures and comes with an exclusive 6-inch FIRST ORDER TIE FIGHTER PILOT ELITE to steer the starfighter into battle. Other figures sold separately.

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES TITANIUM SERIES Vehicle Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Available: Fall 2015)

Assemble your own fleet of STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES TITANIUM SERIES premium vehicles based on the epic Star Wars films. These collectible vehicles include an X-WING, B-WING, DARTH VADER’S TIE ADVANCED, LUKE’S LANDSPEEDER, SLAVE I and more! Each pack includes one vehicle and one collector stand. Each sold separately.

Also revealed were numerous other new action figures to fill out your collection which you can check out below.

And of course some new lightsabers!

SDCC 2015: Oni Press Announces Three New Series

ONI_PRESS_LOGO-CAMPAIGNOni Press announced at their San Diego Comic-Con Editorial panel three new 2016 titles: Over the Surface, by Natalie Nourigat, Another Castle, by Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau, and The Mighty Zodiac, by J. Torres and Corin Howell.

Working with Natalie Nourigat, Paulina Ganucheau and Corin Howell, Oni Press is extremely pleased to be able to support incredibly talented women creators in each of their new titles. Natalie Nourigat has become a star to watch since her early collaboration with Oni Press on A Boy and a Girl, Paulina Ganucheau has gone from success to success and anticipation could not be higher for her upcoming Zodiac Starforce series, while Corin Howell continues to receive glowing critical praise for Transformers: Windblade.

In Over the Surface, written and illustrated by Natalie Nourigat, Ava Lefevre longs to be a pilot but the Solveran Army doesn’t allow women into its ranks. However the country is at war with a neighboring country, Isolestra, and needs all the help in can get. Taking advantage of this, Ava boasts to a recruitment party that she can outfly their best pilot, Victor. A dogfight is set up between the two and Ava comes out on top – buying her enrollment into the military. Ava finally has everything she’s always wanted but soon discovers that there’s more to the war than what the government is telling civilians – especially after she’s tasked with taking down the growing resistance movement in Solvera. Can Ava keep her dream of flying while there’s so much turmoil on the ground?

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Another Castle, written by Andrew Wheeler and illustrated by Paulina Ganucheau, is the story of Princess Misty, captured by the evil Badlug, who quickly mounts an escape and is nearly out the door when she discovers that her disappearance would have terrible consequences. Because without a princess, the prince won’t come, and without the prince, the legendary sword that can kill Badlug also won’t come. And if Misty leaves, Badlug will be infuriated, and take it out on the citizens of Grimoire. It’s happened before, when Misty’s own mother died while she was Badlug’s prisoner, and he blew up his own castle. So Misty returns to captivity, and conspires with the citizens of the castle to bring a regime change to Grimoire. Together, they team up with the bumbling prince, get the sword, and free the kingdom.

The Mighty Zodiac, written by J. Torres and illustrated by Corin Howell, begins when six stars fall out of the sky to earth. Master Long sends a message to his students, all members of the Zodiac Clan, to collect the stars and return them to their base. However, the Moon Rabbit Army is also after the stars, and will stop at nothing to make sure they don’t get back to Master Long – even if it means snuffing them out. It’s up to the Zodiac Clan to not only collect the stars but protect their ailing Master Long from the Moon Rabbit Army’s might.

Graphic Policy Radio Talks San Diego Comic-Con LIVE This Monday

GP Radio pic MondaySan Diego Comic-Con has come and gone and Graphic Policy Radio‘s own Brett was not only on the ground to cover the show, but also sat on two different panels! We’ll discuss the convention, the panels, and so much more! The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10 pm ET.

On this episode:

  • What announcements stood out at the convention? We talk who “won” the show!
  • Trailers for Deadpool, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and X-Men: Apocalypse were all shown, which looked good and which didn’t? We discuss!
  • Toys, comics, movies, television, and tons of celebrities, Brett talked to a lot of people! He goes over what stood out to him, and the stories you might have missed.

We of course want to hear from you! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

You can listen in live!

SDCC 2015: Hasbro’s Transformers Reveals

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed much of what you can expect for their line of Transformers action figures over the next year, and it looks impressive.

New for 2015, Hasbro’s Transformers: Robots in Disguise gets even more epic with Clash of the Transformers, an exclusive product line coming exclusively to Toys “R” Us stores featuring exclusive characters and looks from the final episodes of season 1 of the new animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, airing in the U.S. on Cartoon Network.

The Decepticons are united. The Autobots are powered up. Earth’s fate hangs in the balance. The Clash of the Transformers is on!

Check out below for a look at those figures and more!

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE — CLASH OF THE TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME VS. MEGATRONUS Legion Class Pack

(Ages 6 years & up/Available: Fall 2015)

The Clash of the Transformers never ends! This Optimus Prime vs. Megatronus figure pack pits the leaders of the Autobots and Decepticons against each other in the next generation of Transformers combat. On one side is Optimus Prime, with his “power up” deco white armor that shows his valor whether he’s in mighty bot mode or heavy-duty semi truck mode. On the other is Megatronus, and his “power up” deco black armor shows his evil as he converts from robot warrior mode to hardcore tank mode! When the battle is over for the day, you can scan your figures’ badges into the Transformers Robots in Disguise app (device not included) and unlock the characters for awesome virtual battles! Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores and at ToysRUs.com.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE — CLASH OF THE TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE VS. UNDERBITE Legion Class Pack

(Ages 6 years & up/Available: Fall 2015)

The Clash of the Transformers never ends! This Bumblebee vs. Underbite figure pack pits Autobots and Decepticons against each other in the next generation of Transformers combat. On one side is Bumblebee, who’s a fearless scout and fighter whether he’s in mighty bot mode or racing sports car mode, with his exclusive “power up” deco. On the other is Underbite, who has an appetite for destruction when he’s in beast mode and a need for speed in racer mode! When the battle is over for the day, you can scan your figures’ badges into the Transformers Robots in Disguise app (device not included) and unlock the characters for awesome virtual battles! Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores and at ToysRUs.com.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE — CLASH OF THE TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME 3-STEP CHANGERS Figure

(Ages 6 years & up/Available: Fall 2015)

Decepticons beware, because this 3-Step Changers Optimus Prime figure with exclusive “power up” deco converts in a heartbeat from robot mode to combat vehicle mode, and he’s not messing around! Convert him in 3 easy steps to either mode, and keep converting him back and forth so his Decepticon enemies can’t keep up! When the battle is over for the day, you can scan your figures’ badges into the Transformers Robots in Disguise app (device not included) and unlock the characters for awesome virtual battles. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores and at ToysRUs.com.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE — CLASH OF THE TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE 3-STEP CHANGERS Figure

(Ages 6 years & up/Available: Fall 2015)

Decepticons beware, because this 3-Step Changers BUMBLEBEE figure featuring exclusive “power up” deco converts in a heartbeat from robot mode to combat vehicle mode, and he’s not messing around! Convert him in 3 easy steps to either mode, and keep converting him back and forth so his Decepticon enemies can’t keep up! When the battle is over for the day, you can scan your figures’ badges into the Transformers Robots in Disguise app (device not included) and unlock the characters for awesome virtual battles. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores and at ToysRUs.com.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE — CLASH OF THE TRANSFORMERS MEGATRONUS 5-STEP CHANGERS Figure

(Ages 6 years & up/Available: Fall 2015)

Autobots beware, Megatronus has arrived! This upgraded Decepticon leader with exclusive “power up” deco has a double-bladed axe in robot mode for hardcore hand-to-hand combat. He converts from robot mode to tank mode in just 5 steps. Your Transformers clashes will never be the same once your Megatronus figure is on the hunt! Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores and at ToysRUs.com.

Also revealed:

G2 Menasor Set

G2 Superion Set

Masterpiece Figures

Platinum Edition Blaster and Perceptor set

Platinum Edition Seeker Squadron

Platinum Edition Trypticon

Victorion

Scattershot

SDCC 2015: Dark Horse Announces a Wave of New Series

At San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics announced a bunch of new projects from Brian Wood, Paul Tobin, Matt Kindt, and more! It’s an impressive line-up, and you can find out more details below.

Joss Whedon Announces The Twist!

Finally answering the question “Why isn’t there a Victorian female Batman?” Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity creator Joss Whedon announced his newest upcoming comic book series, The Twist, during his Hall H panel

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Comes to Comics with Hama at the Helm

Comics legend Larry Hama is set to write the official Call of Duty: Black Ops III prequel comic, illustrated by Marcelo Ferreira and coming in November.

Call of Duty Black Ops III

No Unanswerable Questions for Tobin & Alburquerque’s Mystery Girl

Eisner Award winner Paul Tobin brings his new creator-driven original series Mystery Girl to Dark Horse in December! Illustrated by Alberto Alburquerque, Mystery Girl delves into the mystery of Trine—a street detective who can answer any question, except the question of what happened in the last ten years of her life.

Mystery Girl

Enter the World of Thedas with Greg Rucka in Dragon Age: Magekiller

Dragon Age comics return with critically acclaimed writer Greg Rucka at the helm this December! Illustrated by Carmen Carnero, Magekiller, the newest installment in the Dragon Age canon, takes place at the same time as the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition and follows mercenaries Tessa and Marius, whose next job may be their last.

Dragon Age Magekiller

Jones’s Lady Killer Heads to Cocoa Beach for New Series

Joëlle Jones’s Lady Killer will return in March 2016 for a brand-new series, this time set in beautiful Cocoa Beach, as housewife-by-day, assassin-by-night Josie Schuller goes into business for herself.

Lady Killer

Time Is Running Out in Kindt’s Dept. H

It’s 24 meets Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy—underwater! Matt Kindt returns for an all-new series in 2016. In Dept. H, a special operative takes on the secrets of an underwater facility, but she doesn’t have much time to uncover the mystery. The station is flooding, and she’s only got a few days before it becomes a watery grave.

Dept. H

Brian Wood and Garry Brown return to the world of The Massive

In December, Brian Wood and Garry Brown are set for an action-packed return to The Massive with Ninth Wave’s stories set before the Crash, when Callum Israel and his crew of environmental heroes take on protecting the planet.

The Massive

San Diego Comic-Con in Cosplay

I came out of San Diego Comic-Con with over 1,000 photos snapped from Wednesday to Sunday. Below is just some of the amazing cosplay that was on display at the convention.

Check out the gallery below.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Descend on San Diego Comic-Con

SDCC15-Bernie-SandersEach year I head to numerous conventions all around the country and I wonder where are the political parties. With tens of thousands of individuals in one area, it’s a perfect opportunity to whip up support, get the word out, and sign up some voters. Well, it seems like at least one set of supporters of a candidate had the same idea and headed to San Diego Comic-Con to do just that.

Supporters of Bernie Sanders 2016 were on hand at the convention to show their support for the Presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination. The group brought along a cardboard cut-out of the candidate, and made a poster of Sanders made up to look like Doc Brown from Back to the Future (though they left it at home). Instead they created a poster with a Mad Max theme that pitted the candidate against the Koch brothers which you can see to the left.

The group handed out 1,500 Bernie stickers and posters as well as a flyer going over Sanders’ 12-point plan. The impact is unknown as most con-goers will grab just about anything handed to them (my luggage back from the convention is a perfect example of this).

While the impact of such activity is unknown, it’s good to see a candidate’s supporters getting out there and trying to raise awareness. Engaging the geek community instead of just using them to score pop culture hits is a nice change of pace. Hopefully others will get a clue and engage.

(via The Daily Beast and Roll Call)

 

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