The time has once again come upon us ... San Diego Comic Con is happening this week. I look at this convention as sort of a 'bucket list' deal for me. I suppose, one day, I will go. But it isn't going to be any time soon. I suppose I would be in the minority there and actually devote my time to the comic aspect of things as opposed to all the other media congregated there.
For those interested, here is the link to the Con's website: http://www.comic-con.org/
As for any Supergirl fans heading to the convention, it is a rare opportunity to rub elbows with a lot of the more recent creators who have written and drawn the character over the last several years. In many ways it is one stop shopping!
Mike Johnson will be in attendance and will be at the Superman Panel scheduled for Friday, July 13, 2012 from 11:15-12:15pm. Hopefully the usual sites will have a transcript.
11:15am–12:15pm DC Comics: Superman
DCE Panelist: Matt Idelson
Talent: Shane Davis, Mike Johnson, Scott Lobdell
Moderator: John CunninghamSince the launch of the New 52, Superman has been flying higher than ever! Join Group Editor Matt Idelson and SUPER talent Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Mike Johnson (Supergirl), and Scott Lodbell (Superman) to take fans new and old up, up and away with a sneak peak at what’s in store for Superman. Room 6DE
Sterling Gates will only be there on Friday and said he'll be roaming the floors. So keep your eyes peeled!
Jamal Igle will be at table CC-18 and will be sketching. Here is a link to his blog discussing his SDCC plans:
If you hit his table, you should talk to him about his Molly Danger project. He is even starting a Kickstarter to get the project the project off the ground as seen in the Bleeding Cool article:
Jamal is one of the nicest creators I have met and I can't wait for Molly Danger!
Supergirl Cosmic Adventures and Danger Club creative team Landry Walker and Eric Jones will have a table at the Image booth and will have prints from Danger Club and Supergirl:Cosmic Adventures available. The Image area is Booth 2729.
Here is a link to Walker's blog where you can see the Club prints: http://xray-studios.livejournal.com/81589.html
Artist Bernard Chang will also be at the Con, at Booth 1223.
Chang drew some of the BizarroGirl story arc (one of my favorite overall Supergirl arcs), did great work on the James Peaty 'Leave a good looking corpse' arc on Supergirl, and has knocked it out of the park on a couple of DCUniverse Presents arcs including the current Vandal Savage one.
I met Chang at the Baltimore Comic Con 3 years ago and I regret not having grabbed a commission from him then.
Lastly, while not having worked on a Supergirl story, Oliver Nome will be at table CC-17 in Artists Alley. This is the Supergirl print he will have on hand. Just a great picture and worth grabbing.
DC posted their signing schedule here: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2012/07/10/sdcc-signings-schedule
And here are the pertinents:
Thursday, July 12
Bernard Chang Jamal Igle
James Robinson - I loved his Kara in his Justice League run
Art Baltazar and Franco - aw yeah Superman Family Adventures Supergirl!
Bryan Q. Miller - loved his Steph/Kara crossovers
Friday, July 13
Saturday, July 14
Bryan Q. Miller
Sunday, July 15
Anyways, I don't know if anyone who frequents this blog is going to be at the SDCC but if you are and you hear any juicy Supergirl news, please post it! And if I missed any creators, my apologies!