Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, by Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Georges Jeanty, and Andy Owens (Dark Horse)
Immortal Iron Fist, by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja, and others (Marvel)
Johnny Hiro, by Fred Chao (AdHouse)
The Infinite Horizon, by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto (Image)
Scalped, by Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra (Vertigo/DC)
Boy, that's some tough competition.
Also, congrats to Ivan Brandon, Matt Fraction, Percy Carey, Gerry Duggan, Jeff Lemire, Ed Brubaker and Brian Wood for their well-deserved nominations.
4:00-5:00 – VERTIGO: Welcome to the Edge panel (room 1E08)
4:30-5:30 – Mondo Marvel panel (rooms 1E12-13-14)
5:30-6:30 – Marvel Secret Invasion panel (rooms 1E12-13-14)
Saturday, April 19:
11:00-12:00 – signing at the DC/Vertigo booth (#1629)
4:00-5:00 – signing at the Marvel booth (#1141)
Sunday, April 20:
2:00-3:00 – signing at the DC/Vertigo booth (#1629)
As I've mentioned before, this summer will see my first ever gig for the DCU. It's a single-issue story, and it's something I wrote back before signing my Marvel exclusive. And this is it:
THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: PENGUIN #1
Written by Jason Aaron
Art and cover by Jason Pearson
A cast of top creators lends their talents to THE JOKER’S ASYLUM — a special month-long, weekly series of one-shots starring the greatest villains in Batman’s rogues gallery. Each issue tells a special stand-alone story that gives readers an inside look into the insane lives of the Dark Knight’s greatest adversaries. And all the stories are narrated by the Asylum’s leading homicidal maniac — The Joker!
THE JOKER on sale July 2 • PENGUIN on sale July 9 • POISON IVY on sale July 16 • SCARECROW on sale July 23 • TWO-FACE on sale July 30 • Each 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
I also wrote the backmatter for CRIMINAL this week, and if you're not already reading that series, then you must be crazy (I'm looking at you, Jason Latour).
Planet Comicon Report: Met lots of fans and signed lots of books. Also bought lots of books from the fifty cent boxes, including chunks of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE and MARVEL TEAM-UP and some issues of THE BLACK HOOD with sweet Alex Toth covers. Great getting to chat with Javier Saltares, Ron Wagner, Doselle Young and the guys from Daydreams Comics in Iowa, in addition to the usual gang of clowns and knuckleheads and local-creators-I-pretend-to-respect (yes, Ande Parks was there).
P.S. Matt Fraction and Seth Peck both failed to show up for our scheduled cage match, meaning I retain the title of Kansas City Comic Book Bareknuckle Brawling and Mixed Martial Arts Champion Ass-Kicker for at least another year, and they both earn the new title of "Lilly-Livered Cowards Extraordinaire." For shame.
SCALPED #16 is out this week, featuring the penultimate chapter of the "Dead Mothers" storyline and introducing a new character that was first mentioned way back in SCALPED #1. Also this week, you'll notice an interview with me running in the back of different Marvel comics, and in said interview I mention that I'll be doing the three part Secret Invasion tie-in arc for BLACK PANTHER. More info on that coming soon.
If you're in the Kansas City area, then you should be coming to Planet Comicon this weekend. I'll be there all day Saturday and Sunday with copies of every book I've ever written. I'll also be doing a panel on Saturday with GHOST RIDER creator Gary Friedrich and artists Mark Texeira and Javier Saltares. Come say hi.