Nikolaj Coster-Waldau -- Jaime Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones -- took time out of his busy schedule at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 to chat with MTV Geek about TV's latest hit. "I read the pilot script before I read the book," he told us in a video interview, "and it was just an amazing world to experience!"
Coster-Waldau also noted how touched he's been by the enthusiastic fan response to the show:
"The biggest fear for the show when it came out is that only hard-core fantasy and sci-fi fans would watch it...but I think what's amazing is that it's kind have been able to cross-over!" Read More...
DC's throwing a big reboot. You know what that means? Maaaaaakeoverrrrrr!
The ever-busy Stan Lee's latest project sees him teaming up with two other superstars: the Japanese music sensation Yoshiki, and comics/toy legend Todd McFarlane. MTV Geek chatted with Lee at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 to discuss this highly-anticipated new project, "Blood Red Dragon" --
"I'm working with Yoshiki, that great rockstar from Asia, and we're doing a comic book called the Blood Red Dragon -- starring Yoshiki! It's a musical/comic book. We're also doing concerts here, and a music video -- I play the Devil in it! I know it's hard for you to believe that I would do anything evil or sinister, but that's why I'm such a good actor!"
Just in case you guys haven't used up every inch of shelf/closet/drawer/display case space, we're giving away a collection of Mattel's Matty Collector action figures!
The collection includes:
- Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
- Masters of the Universe Classics Queen Marlena Figure
- Young Justice Superboy in Cloning Chamber
- Hot Wheels Franken Berry Vehicle
- MOTUC Polly Pocket Collection
- Monster High Ghoulia Yelps™ Doll
- Green Lantern Kilowog
- Carol Ferris Barbie Doll
So on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Woodsy did a day of some Star Wars panels and also got to hang out with my hero Bonnie Burton, the Sr. Editor for www.starwars.com! First I went to the Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars Panel with Randy Stradley and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and more, including:
Mick Harrison (Dark Times)
Scott Allie and Stephane Roux (Jedi -- The Dark Side)
John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant)
Dave Filoni and the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Timothy Zahn (Choices of One)
Shelly Shapiro (editor-at-large, Del Rey)
They discussed the future of digital comics and gave out a cool poster too:
Check out MTV Geek's Don Hatfield's full coverage on the panel.
Katee Sackhoff is a Geek icon of sorts, not only for having starred as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, but her appearances in Bionic Woman, Robot Chicken, Big Bang Theory, and much more. We caught up with Sackhoff in San Diego Comic-Con 2011 and chatted with her about providing voicework for the upcoming animated movie Batman: Year One.
Towards the end of San Diego Comic-Con 2011, the Steve Jackson Games crew had one extra surprise up their sleeve: a new 15-card booster pack based on Felicia Day's hit web series The Guild. The pack will launch in Spring 2012 and will feature all new artwork by Len Peralta making his Munchkin card debut. Peralta is no stranger to cards, though. He achieved internet fame last year with his "Geek a Week" trading card set. Seeing as how he already has proven experience transforming geek icons into caricature form, the artwork for this upcomingThe Guild set will be well worth looking forward to. Read More...
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book world and on Friday, July 22nd they were presented at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. Coming out on top was IDW who received five awards and just beat DC Comics who took four.
The Best Graphic Album category is said to be comparable to “Best Picture” in the comics industry and in a somewhat strange turn of events Best Graphic Album-New was awarded to two separate titles -- Jim McCann and Janet Lee's Return of the Dapper Men (published by Archaia) and Dan Clowes's Wilson (published by Drawn & Quarterly).
Obviously there were a lot more awards handed out, so head past the break for a complete list of all the winners! Read More...
Marvel Legends was the toy line that started the super-articulated superhero genre in the toy world.
It featured so many various Marvel Comics characters, from A-listers to the bottom of the barrel.
After Hasbro's somewhat false start with the line a couple of years ago, after taking the over from Toy Biz, it looks like the Legends will be showing up on toy shelves (and into collector's waiting hands) in early 2012. We recently reviewed the SDCC exclusive Thor Marvel Legend figure, so after entering San Diego Comic-Con 2011 we made a b-line to the Hasbro booth in order to get a glimpse at the series 1 lineup. While there, we were fortunate enough to talk with Dwight Stall, senior production designer for Marvel Legends, Captain America, and Avengers at Hasbro about Series 1, what's coming up, and even some of the Legends that could use a do-over.
MTV Geek: So, we can now see that Marvel Legends are definitely back and we're excited to see them. What Marvel Legends product is Hasbro showing here on the con floor?
Dwight Stall: What were showing off this week at Comic-Con is our wave 1 relaunch of the Marvel Legends.we're going back to the Build-A-Figure format and have some exciting news in all aspects
of this product from packaging to product.
Having sat through a number of DC Panels during San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – most notably, the first, rather contentious New 52 Panel, I was curious to see what the conversation had evolved into over the past few days. From hearing the scuttlebutt on the street (I have sources, you guys – they’re mostly 1920’s news-boys), there had been a pretty split reaction to the following two panels, as well.
[Quick note for those you just tuning in: DC held a different “New 52” panel every day to talk to fans about the upcoming, massive relaunch happening in September. As you were.]
A packed press room deep within the recesses of San Diego Comic-Con 2011 welcomed the cast and crew of The CW’s Supernatural Sunday, including stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard (who would not confirm he’d be back for Season 7, but come on, I mean, you guys, he was right there… You guys).
Anyway, the big news is, if producer/writer Ben Edlund has his way, he’s sending the Winchester Boys to space. “I always start big and crazy,” said Edlund. “The one I’m convinced we should do is get them on a spaceship. I got Jason on a spaceship, how can I get the Boys on a spaceship?”
Continuing to joke around, Edlund talked about the follow-up to the end of Season 6, which found angel Castiel turning into a new god, saying, “Cas starts season seven as God. That situation has to stabilize itself. My first pitch as to what happens at the beginning of season seven, we’re in a world where Castiel IS god, and there’s a seven hundred foot statue of a man in a trenchcoat in every city.” Read More...
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are bad. Okay, that’s not exactly true, but they are GOING bad, taking their critically acclaimed Marvel series Heroes for Hire, and flipping it on its head as a brand new ongoing series starting in November called… Wait for it… Villains for Hire.
We do know a few scant details after the announcement at the San Diego Comic-Con 2011's Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel: Misty Knight, the street smart hero of the previous series, is still in charge with Villains for Hire #1 launches; and these are missions that are just too deadly for heroes to handle. And that’s it.
To find out just a little bit more, including what other character is returning to the series, we chatted with Abnett and Lanning about the book, and one thing is clear: they can’t tell us a whole lot more than that. Or they’ll have us murdered. Read More...
The show's stars and creative team hit the stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 to talk about the popular -- and kind of dirty -- medical spoof that's much funnier than Grey's Anatomy.
There were no crowds of outraged customers. No screaming matches. Not a single punch was thrown. The apocalyptic predictions proved to be unfounded. No, the Shocker Toys panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 was quite laid back and without incident... except for legal papers being served. Yeah, you read that right. Let's get into it, shall we?
To kick things off, Matt Idelson, Group Editor for Superman welcomed Grant Morrison (Action Comics), Scott Lobdell (Superboy), J. Michael Straczynski (Superman: Earth One, Part 2), and Mike Johnson (Supergirl).
They followed up with a bunch of pieces of art, starting off with the cover of Action Comics #1. Morrison said that the idea with the costume was to give people what they wanted, no tights, no spandex costume, but as soon as people got what they wanted, they got angry.
He then talked about how no seventeen year old would wear a tight suit sewed by his mother. He doesn’t know much about his Kryptonian heritage. He knows he’s an alien, but that’s it. “It’s a very young, very brash Superman,” said Morrison. “It’s a guy who fights on the street for the common man.” Read More...