Discussing Transgender Themes at Special Edition: NYC

SENYCThe 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.

SE:NYC’15 Brian Bendis on Dating Redheads, Making More TV, and Killing Hawkeye

BendisBrian Michael Bendis dropped hints and brags at Special Edition: NYC at his Spotlight Panel, attended by Bleeding Cool reporter Madeline Ricchiuto. She writes,

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.

SE:NYC’15 – It’s Brian Bendis and David Marquez’ Iron Man! Announced (UPDATE)

MarvelThird update: Added some more details below from Derek Trum and Madeline Ricchiuto at the show for Bleeding Cool.

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.

Bleeding Cool’s Best Comic Panels of 2013

“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.

Crowd sourcing guidelines

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

Bleeding Cool at NYCC 2013

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.

Thursday

Editing Comics: The Boom! Studios Way

Women in Comics

I Took My Mom to Comiccon

Friday

Page 1 Panel 1

Creator Connection

Saturday

Oni Press: RevelutiONIze Comics debuts New Titles

Animate It!

Sunday

Sunday Conversation with Dan Didio

Comix Chix with Kate Kotler – LIVE

My Three Goals for NYCC

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Happy Birthday Dan Didio

Over 200 Things We Learned at New York Comic Con

I Took My Mom to the New York Comic Con