New York Comic Con 2014 Wrap Up!

61565d9184ae44124c2af8715238107fNew York Comic Con has wrapped, and when compared to this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we‘ve got quite a lot of news to ponder, freak out about, and stress out over for the next few months. Thankfully, a lot of this news is extremely positive, and makes me pretty excited for what’s in store for us in the coming year in the world of comics and geekdom. So, let’s take a look at some of the big news to hit from the con!

 

 

 

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This one falls more into the “heavily rumored” category than actual confirmed news, but it’s still cool to talk about. According to many nerd sites, the villain for the upcoming Justice League film won’t be Darkseid like everyone predicted. Instead, it’ll be Brainiac.

 

Now of all of the Superman villains that I’ve wanted to see on screen, Brainiac is extremely high on that list. He’s a character that should’ve been given his due years and years ago, but was instead doomed to be a part of Superman Lives. Brainiac is an excellent foe for the Man of Steel, and it’s about time that the “normies” see that. Using him as the reason for the formation of the Justice League is an awesome idea, and I sincerely hope that they look to Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s phenomenal Brainiac story from a few years ago as inspiration.

 

 

 

 

hawkeye15f-1-webJeff Lemire on Hawkeye

As many of you know, Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye is ending. But, Marvel being Marvel, this is the perfect excuse to relaunch Hawkeye with a brand spanking new #1! Moving from DC to Marvel, former Green Arrow scribe Jeff Lemire is now going to be bringing his wordsmithing skills to Clint Barton. I’m actually pretty excited to see what Lemire can bring to Hawkeye, which I’ve been pretty lackluster on for the past few issues. If Lemire’s run on Hawkeye is half as good as his Green Arrow run, we’ll be in for a real treat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes. Yes. Yes.

The news I was hoping for after reading Edge of Spider-Verse #2 is happening. The alternate universe Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman is getting her own ongoing series. While it’s a little overkill that she’s going into a straight ongoing series (I think a miniseries first would’ve been smarter), I’m not about to look a gift horse in the mouth here. The icing on this cake? Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, who worked on the original one-shot story, are gong to be handling the series.

 

 

 

 

 

rick_and_morty_h_2013Rick and Morty ongoing

I’m a gigantic fan of Rick and Morty, the Adult Swim series that asks the question “What if Doc Brown was Marty McFly’s grandfather”, and follows that up with “and was a raging alcoholic sociopath”? Rick and Morty is one of the most deranged cartoons I’ve ever seen, and I love every second of it. After watching the first episode, my first thought was that Rick and Morty needs to have a comic book series. And whaddaya know? Thanks to Oni Press, my wish is granted. I can’t wait to read it, and I sincerely hope that it becomes a giant hit.

 

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Yes, you read that right. Secret Wars is coming back. Except this time it’s coming from New Avengers and Avengers scribe Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic. The plot details are top secret, but the Alex Ross promotional image shows a whole host of Marvel characters from the 616 universe and others (including past Avengers and the Miles Morales Spider-man), so maybe we’re getting something along the lines of DC’s Crisis On The Infinite Earths? Who knows, but at least under Hickman’s watch it’ll be mind-bending.

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