NYCC 2011

So, the rumors of a Watchmen prequel/sequel are back.  It is officially the comic rumor equivalent of herpes.

Back in 2010 is when word of a possible expansion on the Watchmen story and that DC/Warner Bros. was salivating over the thought of squeezing some more cash out of what is often touted as the industries greatest work. Well, it wasn’t so much a rumor as a bitter truth, Alan Moore came out and said he had been approached, even offered the rights of his DC work back if he did it. He didn’t. Good crazy Englishman, good.

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Hey, remember when we all got excited about Hasbro’s mysterious Unit:E? Well, I hope you weren’t planning on acting out your long lusted for Jem/M.A.S.K. crossover in action figure form. Turns out, it’s just a comic book they were selling at this past weekends NYCC. For $5 freakin dollars.

Toy News International reports:

Done in-house at Hasbro, this comic is being sold here as a NYCC exclusive for $5. It features a “Hub” of stories revolving around several Hasbro iconic brands such as Jem, M.A.S.K., Micronauts and more. Could this lead to something more? Well anything I suppose is possible but right now it only seems to be a comic book.

Would you look at that... even says "comic book" right there.

They wouldn’t go to all the trouble making a comic book just for the sake of a comic book, right? They have to be doing something, right? What I said before might still come true, right?

Damn you Hasbro.

Source: Toy News International, via Topless Robot.

 

NYCC 2011: The Walking Dead Panel

The Walking Dead, season 2 starts this weekend, the cast and crew just were at the IGN theater for this years New York Comic-Con panel to talk about whats in store for the handful of zombie apocalypse survivors. In attendance, show and comic creator Robert Kirkman, show producer Gale Anne Hurd, Emmy-winning makeup artist Greg Nicotero, and actors Jon Bernthal (Shane), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Norman Reedus (Daryl) and new cast member Lauren Cohan (Maggie).

They covered a lot of ground too, however a lot of pressing questions remained unanswered.

A break down of what was said and shown after the jump.

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For awhile now the mysterious “Unit:E” brand has loomed over our heads. What is Hasbro doing? What could this be? Should someone my age still be obsessed over toys?

The Answer to the last one, is yes. For the first two questions we have the poster that sorta explains what Unit:E is and gives you full reason to be very excited for it, after the jump.

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