The panelists for this edition of Secret Identities were Charles Battersby, Marjorie Liu, Kristen Enos, and Marguerite Bennett, discussing transgender themes in comics as well as gender change with characters who are not necessarily trans.
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin by Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett brings the continuity from Neil Gaiman‘s Image book into the Marvel U. Most importantly, that continuity relies on a vision of Heaven that is populated mostly by women. In Asgard’s Assassin, there will be a side-story at the end of each issue about Sera, one of Angela’s companions. Sera, who is rescued by Angela, provides a foil for Angela’s rigid dedication. Sera, while being a trans character, is not revealed to be trans until the third issue of Asgard’s Assassin.
Read the rest at BleedingCool.
On announcing that it is Tony in the post-Secret Wars Iron Man book: “We have so many good things coming after Secret Wars we didn’t need to pretend it’s not Tony.” Read the rest at BleedingCool.
Second Update: After both Newsarama and ComicBook.com mistakenly read Bleeding Cool’s report and ran their PR-arranged releases early, the project has now actually been announced at NYC Special Edition’s Marvel panel. And PR-based reporting has had its sausage making process revealed.
But anyway, the new Invincible Iron Man by Bendis and Marquez is about to have his biological parents revealed, and will be getting a new armour that can transform into other armours, a new villain, new friends who aren’t Avengers – and a new girlfriend. Marvel’s Tom Breevort had something to do with the planning of this book, which has been in the works for the last 10 years… Read the rest at BleedingCool.
“This year, we asked our Bleeding Cool writers to contribute their picks for the Best Comic Panels of 2013, and the votes are in. From the serious and thought-provoking to the wild and raucous expressions comics are more than capable of, our writers selected the moments that defined the medium this year for them. The composite picture really does suggest that 2013 has been a year like no other in comics, and that’s setting the bar high for 2014. Here are the best comic panels of 2013:” – Hanna Means Shannon on BleedingCool.
The following is a blog post by John Burman about theCrowdfunding Your Vision: How to Achieve the Results You Want panel at 2013’s New York Comic Con. While the focus was on comics, the panel did a good job of being as broad as possible, because all the advice can easily be adapted for any purpose. Read the rest at examiner.com
This year, I went to NYCC on a press pass for Bleeding Cool. This is just a list of links to the articles and liveblogs that I did for them.