Thursday, July 20, 2006

San Diego Con '06: day 1

Let the madness begin!

11:30-12:30 DC Nation
1:00-2:30 Mattel Action Figures
4:30-6:00 Spotlight on George Pérez
6:00-7:00 Scoring For Superheroes

  • Nothing Legion-related at the DC Nation panel (CBR, Newsarama, WizardUniverse), except that post-IC Superman may have been Superboy. (Sadly, it's too late to go back and undo the whole post-Crisis Superboy/Pocket Universe mess!)

  • As expected, the Mattel panel announced a line of Legion figures based on the new series. From CBR:
    A "Legion Of Superheroes" toy line was announced, tying in with the new cartoon series from Warner Bros. Not much could be revealed, but Mattel called the show "breathtaking" and think fans will love it.

    There's no definitive lineup for the first wave of "Legion" toys, except that Superman was in it for sure.

    Action Figure Insider has a bit more:
    Superboy & the Legion of Superheroes animated cartoon will have a line of figures. First wave should include Superboy, Brainiac 5, Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, Cosmic Boy, Bouncing Boy, and possibly Timberwolf. They are still deciding the exact character mix.

  • WizardUniverse reports from the George Perez panel pretty much what he's said at conventions all this year:
    Of course, there were cheers when Pérez admitted that after years of working on the biggest team books in comics—Avengers, JLA, Titans and more—he’s never drawn one particular team. That’s something he plans to change, though.

    “I do need to rectify a sin in my career,” said Pérez. “I’ve never drawn a Legion of Superheroes series.”

    “We’ve been talking about it at DC with the editors,” he continued, “but nothing’s definite yet… We’ll have to see how Brave & the Bold goes and then figure out what’s next.”

  • Titans Tower Monitor has a report from the "Scoring for Super-Heroes" panel. Comics Continuum has the reason why they didn't talk about the Legion much:
    The three announced at their panel at Comic-Con International on Thursday night that they will be the music composers for Legion of Super-Heroes, the new Kids' WB! animated series.

    [Kristopher] Carter didn't want to say too much about the show but reminded con-goers that the Legion will be featured on Friday afternoon as part of the Bruce Timm panel at Comic-Con.

    Here's the pre-con chat I had with Carter.

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