Geekery Saturday – NYCC Edition

With new information coming out of New York City’s Javits Center about every other minute this weekend during New York Comic Con, let’s take a look at some of the more exciting items that have been announced so far.

• Not only will DC Comics be celebrating the 80th birthday of its first hero, Superman, in 2018, but they’ll also be celebrating the 1,000 issue of Action Comics. In March, the publisher will release Action Comics 1000, an oversized issue with a lead story from Dan Jurgens and Peter Tomasi. The issue is also scheduled to have back-up stories from other creators, including a collaboration between Geoff Johns and Richard Donner.

In addition to the 1,000th issue, we will also get a hardcover companion book that will focus on Action Comics 1 and other notable issues from the last 80 years. The highlight of the companion hardcover will be an unpublished Superman story from his creators themselves, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, which was said to be found in the DC archives back in the 1960s.

This is certainly something I won’t be getting digitally. I’m going to need a physical copy of all this…

• Also in 2018, DC Comics will bring back its MILESTONE Universe, which originally debuted in the 1990s and featured heroes like Icon, Hardware and Static Shock. The new universe, dubbed Earth M, will reintroduce the heroes of Dakota in five new titles.

Reginald Hudlin, the writer producer who has written Black Panther for Marvel and who has been called one of the main architects of the new line, will write Milestone with artist Ken Lashley. The book will focus on Icon and Rocket and will give readers an overview of Dakota’s landscape. Hudlin will also write Static Shock with artist Kyle Baker, bringing back the Virgil Hawkins character.

• Syfy’s adaptation of the Image Comics title Happy! – starring Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Patton Oswalt (every nerd thing ever) – released a trailer ahead of its Dec. 6 debut.

Happy is based on the comic book by Grant Morrison and Darrick Robertson and is about an ex-cop turned hitman who has visions of a little blue animated horse named Happy as he’s hunted down by both the police and the mob.

• While Marvel has been associated with Netflix and its interconnected universe, the publisher will team with Hulu for a show based on RUNAWAYS. The series, created by Brian K. Vaughn, focuses on a group of teenagers who can’t stand each other but must unite against their supervillain parents. A trailer for the series was also released during NYCC.

• During its Next Big Thing panel, Marvel announced several new titles, including a Rogue and Gambit book, a new Legion series and a new title called Weapon H, which will span out of the Weapon X/Hulk crossover. Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso also hinted at a new Storm ongoing title that could debut in the coming year.

I could go on and on with news coming out of New York Comic Con, but that’ll be it for this edition. We’ll be back tomorrow – or maybe even later today – with more info coming out of the show.

278 thoughts on “Geekery Saturday – NYCC Edition”

    1. In general yes, but we’ve had like one fall feeling day so far. Rest has been hot and humid and shitty….screwing up all the leaves changing colors too here

  1. It would be REALLY FUCKING NICE if my workout tracker wouldn’t pause every 40 seconds or so on my Apple Watch. Twats.

        1. I think that was the first celebration of Thanksgiving, but the day itself, and that original unlikely to have actually happened dinner, were part of a harvest festival. That’s the whole thing. Giving thanks for a bountiful harvest to take you through winter.

  2. So new Twin Peaks is all over the place from great to WTF to…..what is this???
    however this episode 15…..has got me choked up happy and 20 minutes later choked up sad… that’s pretty impressive

    1. I used to find those people fun because hey.. harmless fun. Then Blanche’s sister and her crowd of people ruined it for me. Their wasting their lives and money on eternal adolescence.. I just tend to assume the worst about them all

  3. So my friend that had a stroke earlier this week is having open heart surgery on Monday or Tuesday. The doctors found a tumor that they believe lead to the blood clots and the stroke

      1. So she ha been exhibiting symptoms of MS before the stroke, and when they ran various scans after the stroke they discovered the tumor. She’s now calling this a win since she definitely does now have MS

  4. I did not do all the cleaning I had hoped to before she came home so I just did some vacuuming and sprayed air stuff to make things smell less a week of dogs and dude and tossed a couple bourbon wax cubes in the ….whatever you call those warmer things you put those wax kind of things in to make the house smell better

      1. I do not those things scare the shit out of me.

        And frankly it wouldn’t work in this house we’d end up with half the fruit on earth after a little someone shouted the word apple into it for 45 straight minutes.

        1. I like ours a lot the speaker quality is really good. I do have to unplug it when Alexa bliss is on.. and that south park episode where they were playing with it had her saying everything the tv said like 2 seconds later

  5. Had a real Ron Swanson moment at the diner last night as we all ordered GIANT plates of food and then just kept on going “Yeah and uh…let’s go ahead and get like…20 pieces of bacon too and um…20 sausages and um…some blueberry muffins and uh…a carafe of orange juice and um…”

      1. I’m what they call a binger I guess. If I’m in drinking mode I eat one massive meal a day. And I’m basically always in drinking mode so…lol

  6. The internet at our house was upgraded to high speed fiber optic this week. Ironically, it comes at a time when Netflix is the only streaming service we’ve an account on (that’s mostly used by our daughter at college). I can’t remember the last time either my wife or I watched something on Netflix.

    1. I’m looking forward to his netflix show. See if he’s rejuvinated with time off, lost his fastball or just crazy mountain man

    1. Disney should do like a Mega Editing Make Your Own Star Wars pack, say $1,000 for the films and an editing suite, even at that price I’d bet they make a killing

    1. Troubling optics for Peyton Manning to continue to keep the women down. Just like the trainers room at Tennessee, smh

  7. Blanche is on the shuttle to the parking lot and they are behind a couple fighting… they evidently are suppose to be going to a wedding but she is yelling she is taking the next flight back to where they came from

          1. I just hope you didn’t over do it.. It’s the kind of job they pass people over if they think the person is to into upward movement.

            you just need to sell your desire to make the world a better place.. a cleaner.better place

  8. When she was all mainstream and shit, Jenna Jameson should have hosted SNL. It would have been awful but… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  9. “Hey Ferrari, we left you the Comic Con spread.”

    “Oh thanks… wait, you left an intricate photo spread for the late guy that comes in 2 hours before the edition closes? Are you fucking kidding me? Oh, AND I have another spread and then MORE pages. Fuck you all.”

  10. I bomb atomically, Socrates philosophies and hypotheses
    Can’t definite how I be droppin’ these mockeries
    Lyrically perform armed robbery

    1. As the world turns
      I spread like germs
      Bless the globe with the pestilence
      The hard headed never learn
      This is my testament
      To those burned
      Play my position in the game of life
      Standing firm
      On foreign land jump the gun
      Out the frying pan
      Into the fire
      Transform into the Ghost Rider

  11. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. That…………………..is………………how………………..it……………….ends?????????????

    Screw you TatR!

  12. Wow… two hours of my coworkers being as insulting as possible about Comic Con and then just writing the most half-assed captions… who doesn’t know what Darth fucking Vader looks like? “Imperial Trooper”? Jesus fucking Christ. And of course, the headline is NERDS UNITE!

    They couldn’t even use Geeks? Fucking assholes. I’m so over working at this piece of garbage.

      1. Normally I wouldn’t fault someone not knowing a fictional character but at this point it is actually strange not to know Darth Vader by look at least.

  13. I walked away from Star Wars but I think they are close to the point when they blow up the Dead Sphere.

    1. With tiki torches? (Kidding)

      ….saw that, for the longest time used to just have one password for everything, then slowly started having 2-3 passwords, a “good one” for money involved sites, basic for other membership sites, junky one for things like disqus or whatever. Finally within the last 2-3 years switched over to something different for most sites. Luckily never had an issue yet

  14. Guardians 2 held up pretty well on second watch.
    Still in the mid tier of marvel movies but that makes it better than all of the dcu movies except 1

      1. Yeah Episode 4 just started. They’ve been on all day in the living room and I have no idea why because no one is watching this shit.

    1. 90% of TNT’s programming is the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. That’s all I ever see on TNT aside from basketball and Law & Order.

  15. Just going to sit here in my chair with a plate of dinner in my lap and Vietnam footage on the television because I’m totally not turning into my father in every single way

      1. In theory, yes. This is a triumph. Inside though…..it don’t feel that way. Prolly because if it weren’t for work EVERY day would be today….and then I would be dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound.

    1. Only thing I did today was drive 30 miles to get my race bib for tomorrow. walked around expo and then drove home

      1. She LOVES having the window down and looking around. Of course, the window is only down when Frida is driving very slowly, like through the alley or leaving her mom’s property

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