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Published on October 14th, 2012 | by Sharp-O

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New York Comic Con’ 2012 – Highlights

It’s Con time once again but this time DOOM casts its ever-watchful eye towards the city that never sleeps, New York. NYCC had its fair share of surprises but I’m not going to be able to cover everything so once again, I’ll be giving you my personal highlights from NYCC 2012.

I’ll kick off with the only real surprise toy news and that’s LEGO unveiling their newest brand acquisition, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The heroes in a half shell made their presence known with the four ninjas making a personal appearance to unveil their new LEGO theme. The first set to be revealed is The Shellraiser Street Chase, which includes two vehicles, 3 unique villain minis and two Turtle minis, Mikey and Leonardo. It looks like a promising theme but we’ll have to wait and see how the line works out!

In animation news, Warner Home Video announced that along with upcoming release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, 2013 will see the release of Superman: Unbound, an adaptation of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s ‘Braniac’ story and Justice League: Flashpoint, which adapts the Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert controversial mini-series that kicked off the New 52 last year. 2013 will also see the release of LEGO Batman: DC Heroes Unite, an animated adaptation of the video game series, which I’m looking forward to if the same level of voice acting is brought to that feature that was in the game.

In comics, Marvel has announced two new cosmic comics to their “Marvel NOW!” stable. Nova, which will follow the new holder of the Nova Force, Sam Alexander, with the creative team of Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness. I love me some Nova so I’m interested to see how the rookie holds up against his predecessor Richard Rider. All-star creative team Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven will be bringing us a new Guardians of The Galaxy book, another title (and team) we’ve not really seen since The Thanos Imperative. Obviously, with a movie coming out, the Guardians need a book out and while the team reflects the one in the movie, a surprise addition is of the Avengers’ own billionaire playboy philanthropist, Tony Stark! How will he figure into the equation? We’ll see when both titles kick off in Febuary 2013.

And the biggest news, at least to me is in the realm of television and an announcement from the Marvel Television Presents panel. Head of TV Jeph Loeb announced that Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson in the live-action pilot “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.”!

THE SON OF COUL LIVES!

Yes, that’s a reason to be excited. Joss Whedon himself was on hand to break the news and he will also be co-writing the pilot as well as being Executive Producer, alongside Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

What were your highlights of the show? Let us know by commenting below!

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  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=861255190 Dawfydd Kelly

    I’m more than willing to give Bendis & McNiven a chance to impress me with GOTG, but Loeb on Nova? Colour me worried as I can’t think of a project he’s been involved in from the last five years that has ended well. Heroes, Ultimatum, (Red) Hulk, X-Sanction, and, lest we forget, he chose to cancel Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes…. What’s worse is that McGuinness is a distinctive and talented artist who deserves to work with a writer who hasn’t lost his mojo.
    And I want to be clear, I have books that Loeb has written that I adore. his 90’s work on Cable, The Long Halloween and Dark Victory for example. But in the last decade he’s REALLY been off of his game…

    • Sharp-O

      McNiven drew Civil War and Old Man Logan, he’s got my readership on that alone. Loeb has had a sharp decline but I’m willing to give him the chance.

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