Comic-Con 2009 has just gone transcendent. It happened during the Marvel Comics panel discussing their massive ongoing inter-title event known as Dark Reign.
Dark Reign is one of those messy affairs that threatens to destroy the very fabric of the Marvel Universe. Norman Osborn, that guy who throws little pumpkin bombs, is the main mastermind threatening world destruction. No one knows who, when, or how he will be stopped.
If Joe Quesada has his way, Dark Reign will end with a bushy red tail.
During the panel discussion, the conversation turned to Squirrel Girl:
Fan in the audience: “Does she kick Norman’s ass?
Joe Quesada: “You read my mind, I want her to be the end of this!”
Dear Joe, we want that too. We realize that you were probably joking, and that you don’t have the power to make it happen on your own. Please consider it anyway.
Here’s the deal. We have selected our 12 favorite cosplay costumed characters from Comic-Con 2009. Now it’s up to you. Identify all twelve. Tell us what they are thinking. Win prizes. In exactly 14 days we will choose a winner, and that lucky fool will recieve a custom hand-painted tee shirt glorifying their brilliance. That’s right. The champion gets to wear their winning entry.
You can leave your guesses and captions in the comments, or send them email. Ready, set, put on the costume, go!
Mad love to greatwhitesnark for the photographs, now get crackin’!
Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness are the madmen at Marvel Comics responsible for the consciousness-altering reality of the Red Hulk. Today at Comic-Con 2009 they admitted that the redness is spreading.
It seems that Domino and X-Force will soon be involved in unraveling the secret of the Red Hulk. Jennifer Walters goes lobster in the process.
Loeb said this about the new hotness:
Ed did the design, but Ian Churchhill certainly made it his own. The two of them sent stuff back and forth until everyone was happy. Ed’s big contribution to it was that he wanted this big, long, flowing mane of hair that was black and had a red streak in it – sort of like the Bride of Frankenstein. It makes her look super cool. We worked a long time on what it is that she wears because we didn’t want her to be wearing what Jen wears, and we didn’t want her to be wearing a white torn shirt. What she has on is very specific.
Her personality is unique and somewhat new to the Hulk mythos. We’re having an enormous amount of fun with her.
The images that were released along with the announcement provide an enormous amount of fun for the rest of us as well, and we cannot wait to see the Red She-Hulk in person.
One more tease: Marvel is starting plans for a Hulk family crossover called “World War Hulks”. Large times ahead.
If you have never seen cards like this, you are in for a treat. They each contain actual pieces of material from costumes and props that were used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. These particular cards are tough to acquire, since they are only available by getting lucky in the goodie bags at the Artbox booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2009. Here is the full set:
SDCC09-CP1 Just Like That Hat & Boxing Telescope Boxes
SDCC09-CP2 Slughorn’s Office Cushions & Armchair
SDCC09-CP3 Slughorn’s Christmas Party Guest Costume & Lantern Prop
SDCC09-CP4 Death Eater & Dumbledore Dual Costume
Wow. On the day that Activision announced the inclusion of Jean Grey and Gambit in the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 video game, they also released screenshots of the most amazing looking Iron Fist and Deadpool that a joystick has ever controlled.
There was a major scuffle at the front of the line. The middle-aged women who had been waiting all night to demand that Edward produce a REAL birth certificate and prove that he was an American citizen… wait. Wrong wackos.
Seriously, get this. As security guards were trying to keep order amongst the faithful who had given a whole day of their life to see Twilight’s New Moon flashed first, some of the younger, smarter fans computed the error of their ways. The rule: You can save a space for three other people in line. The girls: “So, like, if one of those three people saves three more spaces, and, like, one of those saves three more…”
Security guard, pwnd.
Wanna see the coolest thing we have seen so far? You know the graphic novel called The Red Star? The one with Maya Antares, that hot Russian witch? The one they made into a video game? Check out the convention-exclusive shoes.
Believe me, those will get broken in rather quickly this weekend.
Finally, a strange coincidence. Our beloved local heroes, the Florida Marlins baseball club, will actually be in the house. It seems their schedule smiled, and they have a day off just in time for Comiccon, while they are in town to play the Padres. Forget James Cameron, skip Tim Burton. Get me a Hanley Ramirez autograph if you get a chance. Thanks.