Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
Welcome to “Report Card,” our week-in-review feature. If “Cheat Sheet” is your guide to the week ahead, “Report Card” is typically a look back at the top news stories of the previous week, as well as a look at the Robot 6 team’s favorite comics that we read.
So read on to find out what we thought of The Unwritten #51, Gamma and more.
Comic-Con International wrapped up on Sunday, following five days of publisher announcements, celebrity sightings, cosplay, protests and general wackiness in San Diego. Kevin has a rundown of the major comic announcements made right before and during the show, while Corey looks at some of the more surprising announcements. No doubt there’s still some news items to come, as reporters continue to clean out their notebooks and turn in their panel reports.
Following the announcement in May that the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival was ending, Desert Island Books, which is owned by BCGF co-founder Gabe Fowler, announced Comic Arts Brooklyn for Nov. 9. The event will take place at Mt. Caramel Church and the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and will feature Paul Auster, Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt, David Mazzucchelli, Art Spiegelman and Adrian Tomine.
Author Chuck Palahniuk announced a sequel to his 1996 novel Fight Club — not as a novel or movie, but as a series of graphic novels.
“Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process,” Palahniuk told his official fan site. “It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden.”