2003 Day Two:
We'll Fix This When We Get Back
day began and ended with Stan Lee, a day which lasted so long
that it is, indeed, Saturday morning as I write this, and I'm
about to go off to the Con again.
So this piece won't be pretty. We just wanted to get a few pictures
up, and give you a little taste of what's to come over the next
few weeks as a result of our time here.
Did we interview her?
Does a bear go in the woods?
Goodson attended a panel with Geoff Johns and Judd Winick,
talking about their own little corner of the DCU. Winick swears
that by issue #2 of Outsiders, you'll be hooked, though
it's not your father's Outsiders. But he also claimed to be
extremely tired and intended to dodge any questions he didn't
want to answer by falling asleep. For example, "um, what
Among other Winick news: he's working on three new issues
of Barry Ween (woo-HOO!) and has proposed another Blood and
Water mini-series, a prequel to the one that just finished.
For Hollywood gossip, Johns dropped that his partner on JSA,
David S. Goyer, is leaving the book to go write the next Batman
Proving once again that he wants the title of most prolific
writer in comics today, Johns also mentioned that he has 36
issues of Teen Titans plotted. Let's have Bendis and
Johns leg wrestle.
Though the two books won't cross over for a while, it will
be at the instigation of classic Titans villain Brother Blood.
According to Goodson, Winick wanted to say much, much more
(except about Metamorpho), but Johns' wife wouldn't let him.
The DailyShow's Frank DeCaro likes comics.
DeCaro, unidentified reporter, and Kevin Conroy, the
voice of Batman.
We also got a chance to see the world premiere of the latest
Batman animated project: Mystery of the Batwoman. Scheduled
for release in October from Warner Home Video, the film was
fun, exciting, and once again frustrating as hell that the
animation division keeps getting this right, and no one seems
to be able to do it live.
that's another rant, and our full review will come later.
Producer Alan Burnett did caution us all, however, to take
any announcements of a new Batman animated series with a grain
a couple of hours free, we hovered around the autograph section,
hoping to score interviews. Coming soon: Danny Strong (Jonathan
from Buffy), Cheyenne Silver (and the rest of the crew from
The Villikon Chronicles), and...eat my shorts, Chris Garcia...Rob
sleep. Clowns will eat me.
Dam is here with a booth representing his very own comic book
store. We had intended to do a sitdown with him on Sunday,
but ironically, he was going to be leaving for our home turf
of San Jose. More on him later, but it was a definite high
heck, the whole day was full of high points.
there, the gang split. Goodson went to explore San Diego sushi.
Mish'al and I headed to a panel on Comic Book: The Movie,
which, of course, filmed here last year. Once again many of
the top voice-over actors in the industry (minus a couple
of faces/voices) gathered to just goof off for a couple of
hours. And you know what? It's incredibly entertaining goofing
off that probably violated several copyrights.
The last we heard from Mish'al, he was in Joe Quesada's hotel
room. We covered the gamut of Marvel history, kind of odd
when you realize they have no boot here. While Mish'al rubbed
elbows with Joe Q (we're assuming), I was having dinner with
Stan The Man.
Actually, it was more like dinner with Rob Worley from Comics2Film,
but we were in the same room with Stan. And eventually, we
talked to him. But now it's off to Day Three...
Marvel vs. New Marvel -- better than Capcom!