AHOY ME MATEYS, Captain Cats and The Nightrider here. So after a week off from SDCCI, we are back with a full breakdown of what happened during SDCCI. Let’s start off with Comics and Video Games, and later in the week, we will talk about everything from the picture show, the food, collectibles and the crazy things that happen during SDCCI and not to forget a music festival that just finished and was terrific.
SDCC had a lot of news for comics and not so much for gaming, but they made that up with live showing and more!
Gail Simone becomes Chief Architect at Catalyst Prime
Gail Simone is one of the best writers in comics if you don’t believe me then look at the stories and characters she has written over the years. It was said that she was going to make a huge announcement at SDCC and this was it! According to the interview she had with Heidi MacDonald of Comic Beat Lion Forge came to her and asked if she was up for the challenge. After hearing about this announcement, I can’t wait to see what they will do over there, and I hope everyone will keep an eye on this as well.
DC Comics is going all out for the rest of 2018
DC Comics started off with a bang with SDCC with making some huge announcements. Grant Morrison to write a new Green Lantern series with artist Liam Sharp; while Bitch Planet writer Kelly Sue DeConnick to write Aquaman with artist Robson Rocha. Not only that but there will be 3, 3 Joker stories and a new Shazam series which will be written by Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham. To me, the biggest news was a week before SDCC was Ms. Marvel Co-Creator G. Willow Wilson will be writing Wonder Woman this November with artist Cary Nord. 2018 may be the best time to be a DC fan.
They Called Us Enemy
From 1942 to 1946 between 110,000 and 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced to be relocated to incarceration camps on the west coast of the United States soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor. George Takei was in one of these camps and the summer of 2019 everyone can read and see what was it like for him to be in one of these camps in “They Called Us Enemy” IDW will be publishing this with Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott will be doing the writing while Harmony Becker will be doing the artwork. A can’t miss read of next year.
Huge announcements from Marvel Comics
While Marvel studios a no-show this year, Marvel Comics had to step up their comic game, and they did. Marvel will be kicking off 24 issue Star Wars epic series with three different books, Age of Republic, Age of Rebellion and Age of Resistance or as we call them “The Age of R trilogy.” Besides that, Marvel will bring back Uncanny X-Men and a new X-Men series titled “X-Man Black,” Tom King and Gabriel Harnandez Walta’s Vision will continue but with a new team and will be only six issue. Lastly anyone who is a fan of Spider-Gwen, Marvel announced a crossover event entitled “Spider-Geddon” and a new titled call “Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider”
While SDCC is home to all things comics, all kinds of games also made this event a place to show whats going on. While Kingdom Hearts 3 was at SDCC, to me and everyone else, these were the games that were and booths that made an impact at SDCC.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
The Resident Evil 2 Remake booth was jam packed from beginning to the end of the convention if you weren’t in line by 10 am, you were not going to see the live demo at all that day! Lines were huge, and the booth was great, gave you that Raccoon City vibe and I personally can not wait for this one to come out.
The Big N had a booth in the main exhibit hall, but they had a more prominent event going on in the Marriott next to the convention center. Nintendo Gaming Lounge was where you needed to be during SDCC. Plus if you are a Smash Bros fan they had Super Smash Bros Ultimate at SDCC, that’s all you needed to hear. Plus the lines to get in were big, so big we both couldn’t get in at all!
Sony and Microsoft E3 Store
During E3 both Sony and Microsoft had stores if you wanted to buy any of exclusive. At SDCC they both brought there E3 shops with what they were selling during the June convention. They did have some great items, but the cost which kind of made a good amount of people walk away.
Dragon Ball North America Tour was hands down one of the BEST outside events I have ever seen during comic con! Not only they had Dragon Ball Fighter Z, but also new card games and a new arcade machine to try during the event. They even had a store as well to promote Dragon Ball alone and with its HUGE fan based this was THE place to be!
So there you go, let us know what you think about all of this? Did you go to SDCC and we missed something? Let us know!