Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Con’

CBF Dragon Con – Day 3

Monday, September 26th, 2011

And so Gary and I hit the end of our journey in the land known as Atlanta, as Dragon Con 2011 came to an end on Day 3. The fatigue settled in, but there was enough in the tank to discuss Aspen Comics (or what little there was of it), us missing out on Stan Lee, Warehouse 13, down and dirty internet marketing (don’t read into that too much), and the ultimate battle of Buffy versus Dark Angel.

Thanks again, Dragon Con, for putting on another stellar showing!

CBF Dragon Con – Day 2

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Time for our showdown with Day 2 of Dragon Con! Gary and I this time tackle web series, superheroes on the small screen, geeking out with Felicia Day, and just plain surviving 100 degree Atlanta weather.

Day 3 coming up soon!

Dragon Con 2011 – Day 1

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Comic Book Fury was in person for Dragon Con and Gary Cooke and I give you the full scoop of Day 1:

  • We first learn how to park a car in Atlanta
  • We then talk in great length about the DC Animated universe panel. No big announcements to come out of it, but it was great to have fans interact and talk about the greatness that was this awesome animated continuity that touched the comic fans’ hearts for 15 years.
  • Podcasting is not comic-related, but for those looking to get your own podcasting gigs going, this could provide you some insight.
  • Modern Mythmakers explores the cycle of the hero/heroine with Cable, Jean Grey, and Buffy as the focal points of the panelists’ discussions. I always have to tip my hat to professors and lecturers that use comic book material as subject matter for their books and thesis.
  • Because no one asked us to talk about it, we talked a bit about DCW wrestling and “Captain Obvious”.
  • And lastly, Gary gets “acquainted” with the Dragon Con staff and their handling of the lines for the Dr. Horrible live musical.

Days 2 and 3 are still to come. Stay tuned!

Music provided by Jordan Martyn – Nothing’s Wrong

Steampunk Selections For Your Comic Retro-Futurism Needs

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Last week, we devoted an entire podcast to Dragon Con and all its sci-fi, fantasy, and comic geeky goodness. There might have been comics there too, but it was hard to tell with all the Steampunk Elongated Men running around.

Speaking of steampunk, that was all the rage for the many that attended the Steampunk Superheroes panel. Beyond seeing Mike Mignola in the flesh and being amazingly impressed at how they can fit most superheroes into this sub-genre, the panelists gave out a list of comics for us to check out that are either of steampunk or have been influenced by it:

1. Barnum : In Secret Service to the USA – by Howard Chaykin, David Tischman, and Niko Henrichon

2. Batman/Houdini : The Devil’s Workshop – by Howard Chaykin and John Francis Moore

3. Batman : Gotham by Gaslight – by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola

4. Battle Chasers – by Joe Madureira

5. BPRD & Hellboy – by Mike Mignola and staff

6. Ex Machina – by Brian K. Vaughn

7. From Hell – by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell

8. Ignition City – by Warren Ellis

9. JLA : Age of Wonder – by Adisakdi Tantimedh, P. Craig Russell and Galen Showman

10. JSA : The Liberty Files – by Dan Jolley

11. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill

12. Marvel 1602 – by Neil Gaiman & Andy Kubert

13. Mr. Hero, The Newmatic Man – by Neil Gaiman, James Dance, and Tod Slampyak

14. Planetary – by Warren Ellis

15. Rocketeer – by Dave Stevens

16. Steam Detectives – by Kia Asamiya

17. Steampunk – by Chris Bachalo

18. Superman : Metropolis, Batman : Nosferatu, and Wonder Woman : The Blue Amazon – all by Randy Lofficier and Jean-Marc Lofficier (all part of trilogy, supposedly based on Fritz Lang’s Metropolis film)

19. Tom Strong – by Alan Moore & Chris Sprouse

20. Wonder Woman : Amazonia – by William Messner-Loebs

No surprise that Moore, Gaiman, Mignola and Ellis dominate this list if you know their writing styles and influences. I’m curious to check the ones that have the Big Three at DC involve in this sub-genre – anything to mix things up.

Give your thoughts on any of the books here and let us know if you know of any more.

CBF Episode 22: All About the Dragon…Con

Friday, September 17th, 2010
Tim makes a spur of the moment trip to Dragon Con. Hilarity and graphic novels ensue.