Monday, February 02, 2009

New York Comic Con preview

The big east coast New York Comic Con is this weekend. Here's what's on tap for Legion fans:

Superman: Building A Better World
The future is looking bright for the world's first and greatest hero! Join Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler, Senior Editor Matt Idelson, and some high-flying writers and artists for an exciting look at the challenges the Man of Steel and the Superman Family will face in the coming year!
2/6, 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Don't forget, Mon-El is somehow involved here.

DC Nation
The first official 2009 meeting of the DC Nation happens here -- and your presence is requested. We're always looking for new recruits, so be sure to bring your friends as Senior VP and Executive Editor Dan DiDio is joined by the industry's top talent to discuss where the DC Nation is heading in the new year!
2/6, 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
I really want to hear the responses when someone asks "WTF happened to Legion #50?" and "Is Legion of Three Worlds a quarterly now?"

DC Universe
The repercussions of Final Crisis are still to come -- and with the future overshadowed by Black Lanterns, could the days of the DC Universe be numbered? Your guides to this brave new reality include Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Dan DiDio, Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler, and the industry's best writers and artists!
2/7, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
I really want to hear the responses when someone asks "WTF happened to Legion #50?" and "Is Legion of Three Worlds a quarterly now?" if they weren't asked the previous night. Hell, even if they were asked.

Jim Shooter's How To Write, Draw, and Tell The Story
Hall of fame comic creator Jim Shooter teaches writing, drawing and, especially, the art and science of storytelling, passing on the wisdom and knowledge of the all-time greats he learned from during his 40-plus years in the business! If you want to write or draw comics, this experience is a must!
2/7, 6:45 PM-7:45 PM
I doubt it, but he might spill how his story was supposed to have ended.

2 comments:

The Fortress Keeper said...

What a flustercluck. I liked the early issues of threeboot Legion and am sorry to hear the series ended in such a botched manner. It sounds even worse than what Marvel did in the 70s to Omega the Unknown or later on with Englehart's FF.

RAB said...

Those seem like apt comparisons, Keeper. Perhaps moreso the latter than the former, since Englehart was stymied by the publisher's conflicting ideas for a venerable franchise, whereas Gerber had his personal creation smothered by indifference.

The question I'd like to hear asked at a DC panel would be "Is it now DC policy to charge readers three or four dollars for an issue for which the writer was too embarassed or ashamed of the work to put his real name on it?"

Readers may debate the merits of the work (or lack of same) but that pseudonym shows what the person (or persons) responsible thought of it.