the San Diego Comic-Con's going on And a part of me is wishing I was there. Well, that I was there and had money to blow on copious amounts of comics, but I'm not and I don't so I have to made do with reports on Newsarama. So far, it's been rather uneventful, as far as big announcements go. DC's getting into the direct-to-DVD animation market with a adaptation of Darwyn Cooke's The New Frontier, which looks pretty sweet.

Corey Lewis announced at the Oni panel (for those of you not in-the-loop, Oni Press is probably the most interesting publisher out there right now) that he's (finally) starting work on Sharknife 2: Double Z, which is a welcome announcement. Also at that panel comes a strange announcement. Rathr than trying to paraphrase it, I'll just copy and paste it:

The next image on the screen had the audience in question. All it said was "A great comic book…. Or the greatest comic book?"

Jones then introduced a video clip that would make it all clear. A November clip from the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, featuring the faux-news pundit talking about his fiction novel Stephen Colbert’s Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure. A re-occurring staple of Colbert's daily television show, its first appearance on the show in November set the Oni offices abuzz, and they set out to bring it to comics.

Details on the book itself remain under wraps due to the paperwork being signed just this week, Oni is said to have plans for a Spring 2007 launch.

uh, okay. Sounds hilarious. I'm pretty much there.

Lessee, what else? Marvel's publishing a "lost" Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four issue. Joe Casey's got an OGN and a new ongoing from Image. Then the yawns begin... Marvel's publishing another Bendis-written Avengers title. Jeph Loeb's doing an arc on Wolverine. Blahblahblah. My excitement in mainstrem superhero books dies a little bit more, etc. etc.

And... Oh yeah, this. Wow, just wow.

Anyway, so that's a mini-roundup of Comic-con for you, because our motto here at BRR is: "Big Red Robot; telling you stuff you didn't even care to know." And we stand by that motto.

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