This year's Comic-Con was light on earth-shattering comic book news but chock full o' interesting tidbits about characters and upcoming projects. Here are some of the juiciest factoids that dropped this weekend.
- Top Shelf unveiled Kevin O'Neill's artwork from his and Alan Moore's upcoming second volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, which takes place in the 1960s. [Robot 6]
- The Brand New Day storyline on The Amazing Spider-Man will end in October. Dan Slott will be assuming the sole writing duties on this twice monthly title. [Newsarama]
-At the Vertigo panel, Executive Editor Karen Berger announced that all Vertigo characters who began in the mainstream DC Universe would revert back to DC ownership (with the exception of John Constantine). [Bleeding Cool]
- At the DC Event Horizon panel, DC Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler announced that Chloe from Smallville will debut in Action Comics 893 in a Jimmy Olson back-up story. Also, Sattler responded "no comment" when asked whether readers would see Rorschach from Watchmen again. How does Sattler's silence square off against Alan Moore's claim that DC asked him to write a Watchmen sequel? [Comics Alliance]
- At Friday's DC Nation panel, it was announced that Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns are teaming up for an unnamed mystery project next year. Johns also announced that DC would be releasing a new Flash team book, Speed Force. No word on whether Johns is penning it or not. Also, Grant came face to face with the Lord of Apokolips at the panel. Either that, or Jim Lee has really let himself go. [CBR]
- John Constantine will be getting married in Hellblazer 275. No word on how long his nuptials will last. [Bleeding Cool]
- Grant Morrison talks his new series Batman Inc. over at IGN. He describes it as such:
I suppose this is my team-up book and it's about Batman's wealth, power and influence above all. This is Brave and the Bold in a way although most of the team-ups will be confined to our extended Batman family characters (Batman/Red Robin, Batman/El Gaucho, and Batman/Kathy Kane Batwoman among many others).
- Peter David will be penning episodes of the Young Justice animated series. [Comics Alliance]
- All-Star Superman will become an animated, straight-to-DVD film under the aegis of Dwayne McDuffie.
- In 2011, IDW will be publishing a new Rocketeer anthology featuring the talents of "Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Michael Golden, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Garry Leach, Bruce Timm, [and] Bill Willingham." Whoa. [IDW]
- Red Hulk will be joining Brian Michael Bendis' Avengers in Issue 7. [Robot 6]
- DC released a new Brightest Day teaser poster that resembles a DC version of medieval Hell or something. Here's a portion of it; follow the link for a larger view. [Newsarama]
- Phonogram and Thor writer Keiron Gillen will be writing Generation Hope, a new ongoing series about the five new mutants to pop up after Second Coming. [CBR]
- Marvel teased audiences at Marvel's Cup o' Joe panel with the insignia of the defunct Cross-Gen line. This is a heavy hint that Marvel's angling to take over these properties. [Comics Alliance]
Alex Robinson, Dash Shaw, David Heatley, Dean Haspiel, Edu Medeiros, Farel Dalrymple, Frank Santoro, Gene Yang, Gilbert Hernandez, Harvey Pekar, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Lemire, Jeffrey Brown, Jhonen Vasquez, Jillian Tamaki, Jon Vermilyea, Kate Beaton, Nick Gurewitch, Paul Hornschemeier, Paul Maybury, Rafael Grampa (that's his cover above), Shannon Wheeler, Terry Moore, Tim Hamilton, Tony Millionaire
- Scott Pilgrim publisher Oni Press has entered a development deal with CBS. [Deadline]