CBR's Exclusive Coverage of Wizard World Chicago 2008

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WW Chicago Photo Parade - Part 1

WW Chicago Photo Parade - Part 1

Sun, July 6th, 2008

We've finally gone through all of our photos from last weekend's Wizard World Chicago and are excited to post our first set from Friday, featuring the Image Founders, the Warren Ellis chat and a handful of questionable costumes.

WW Chicago: Talking with Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley

WW Chicago: Talking with Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley

Wed, July 2nd, 2008

CBR chats with Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley, who attended WWC strictly as a true fanboy. Hurley tells us about his favorite books, authors, the rumors of a FOB comic, and his thoughts on "celebrity comics."

WW Chicago: Avatar Press

WW Chicago: Avatar Press

Mon, June 30th, 2008

Editor-in-Chief William Christiansen chugged Red Bull and teased 2009 at Avatar's hung-over Sunday morning congregation in Chicago, where he told fans to expect new work from Alan Moore next year.

WW Chicago: DC's Sunday Conversation

WW Chicago: DC's Sunday Conversation

Mon, June 30th, 2008

DC Executive Editor Dan DiDio along with other DC staffers met with fans last Sunday to discuss their mutual love of comics, touching on longtime faves and recent controversies, including "Death of the New Gods."

WW Chicago: Heard it Through the Bovine

WW Chicago: Heard it Through the Bovine

Sun, June 29th, 2008

There was a lot of mooing at the Top Cow panel: "Dragon Prince," a half-boy, half- dragon from Ron Marz, the wild success of "Wanted," a Marc Silvestri art book and Witchblade on your phone!

WW Chicago - The Image Founders Panel

WW Chicago - The Image Founders Panel

Sun, June 29th, 2008

The original founders of Image Comics (minus one Jim Lee) met at WizardWorld Chicago this past Saturday afternoon to tell stories, reflect on the past and give some hints of future projects.

WW Chicago: Wildstorm: World's End

WW Chicago: Wildstorm: World's End

Sun, June 29th, 2008

A laid-back panel led by Wildstorm Comics editor Shannon Denton and featuring several Wildstorm creators gave WizardWorld Chicago ettendees a look ahead to the end of the world and beyond.

WW Chicago: Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" Panel

WW Chicago: Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" Panel

Sun, June 29th, 2008

It's a big year for Star Wars fans with the "Clone Wars" television series and "The Force Unleashed" video game coming this fall. On Saturday at WW Chicago, Lucasfilm gave fans a glimpse of what's in store for both projects

WW Chicago: "Batman: Gotham Knight" World Premiere

WW Chicago: "Batman: Gotham Knight" World Premiere

Sun, June 29th, 2008

The animated film bridging the gap between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" was unveiled for the first time ever to a crowd of eager fans in Chicago, and CBR was there for every bat-minute!

WW Chicago: What if Marvel announced more "What If?"

WW Chicago: What if Marvel announced more "What If?"

Sun, June 29th, 2008

Amongst the creative changes and new titles announced this weekend, one of the most welcome surprises was that Marvel Comics will once again ask that oh, so popular question: "What If?"

WW Chicago: The Dynamite Comics Panel

WW Chicago: The Dynamite Comics Panel

Sun, June 29th, 2008

Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan are set take on the She-Devil with a sword, Phil Hester is ready to write "Masquerade" and Dynamite announced plans to reprint every issue of "2000 AD"

WW Chicago: Wonder Woman Spotlight

WW Chicago: Wonder Woman Spotlight

Sun, June 29th, 2008

Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti and Greg Rucka took to the WizardWorld Chicago stage on Saturday to discuss the challenges and rewards of telling stories about DC's Amazonian princess.

WW Chicago: Tony Daniel Spotlight

WW Chicago: Tony Daniel Spotlight

Sun, June 29th, 2008

Fans attending WizardWorld Chicago got the chance to get the scoop on DC Comics' "Batman R.I.P." from the storyline's penciller himself, Tony Daniel, at his panel this past Saturday night.

WW Chicago: Vlad Company- Harms talks "Impaler"

WW Chicago: Vlad Company- Harms talks "Impaler"

Sun, June 29th, 2008

Top Cow is reviving William Harms' critically acclaimed "Impaler" series, which casts real-life Dracula Vlad the Impaler as a vampire hunter as opposed to lord of the vampires.

WW Chicago: Hickman & Bendis on "Secret Warriors"

WW Chicago: Hickman & Bendis on "Secret Warriors"

Sun, June 29th, 2008

When "Secret Invasion" ends, a new war begins for Nick Fury and his new team in the ongoing series "Secret Warriors." CBR spoke with writers Jonathan Hickman and Brian Bendis about their new title.

WW Chicago: Bendis on "Ultimate Spider-Man"

WW Chicago: Bendis on "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Sun, June 29th, 2008

The second half of 2008 is going to be a memorable one for "Ultimate Spider- Man" fans. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about his plans for the book through "Ultimatum" and beyond.

WW Chicago: Spurrier on “Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider”

WW Chicago: Spurrier on “Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider”

Sun, June 29th, 2008

In October's “Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider,” Simon Spurrier and artist Javier Saltares reveal the title character as more than the villain he currently appears to be. We spoke with Spurrier.

WW Chicago: DnA Sign Exclusive Deal with Marvel

WW Chicago: DnA Sign Exclusive Deal with Marvel

Sun, June 29th, 2008

Charged with the not so easy task of making cosmic cool in Marvel U., the British writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning -- AKA DnA -- delivered the goods and, as a result, have landed themselves an exclusive deal.

Remembering Michael Turner: Jeph Loeb

Remembering Michael Turner: Jeph Loeb

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Jeph Loeb often found himself working with Michael Turner, who provided the visuals for "Superman/Batman" for Supergirl's return to the DCU. Loeb shared some thoughts with CBR News about the passing of his friend.

WW Chicago: Cup O' Bendis

WW Chicago: Cup O' Bendis

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Circumcising pickles, getting backed up on "BSG" and catching heck from Jim McCann, creative whirlwind Brian Michael Bendis teased and announced and generally had a blast with Todd McFarlane's sandwiches.

WW Chicago - Spawn to the Future

WW Chicago - Spawn to the Future

Sat, June 28th, 2008

The upcoming "Spawn" creative team of executive producer Todd McFarlane, writer Brian Holguin and artist Whilce Portacio talk about changes to the "Spawn" comic and possible second Spawn film.

WW Chicago: New Image Publisher Stephenson Speaks

WW Chicago: New Image Publisher Stephenson Speaks

Sat, June 28th, 2008

In an exclusive interview, CBR News spoke with incoming Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson at length about his plans for the company in his new role.

WW Chicago: Artists Honor Michael Turner

WW Chicago: Artists Honor Michael Turner

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Michael Turner's friends and contemporaries celebrated the late artist's life today by sitting behind the Aspen Comics booth at WizardWorld, drawing sketches of Turner's characters for fans.

WW Chicago: Dynamite Acquires "The Phantom" Comic Book License

WW Chicago: Dynamite Acquires "The Phantom" Comic Book License

Sat, June 28th, 2008

The Ghost Who Walks walks into Dynamite for a 21st Century relaunch featuring the work of Alex Ross. CBR spoke with Nick Barrucci about reintroducing the character to today's audience.

WW Chicago: Bendis Talks "Spider-Woman"

WW Chicago: Bendis Talks "Spider-Woman"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

"Secret Invasion" revealed Spider-Woman to be a Skrull, but despite that setback, next year the long awaited "Spider-Woman" ongoing series finally hits stores. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about the book

WW Chicago: Oeming talks "The Darkness"

WW Chicago: Oeming talks "The Darkness"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

At the Top Cow panel, it was announced that Michael Avon Oeming will be penciling an upcoming issues of the Phil Hester penned "The Darkness." We spoke to Oeming, who shed some light on the Viking era tale.

WW Chicago: Right Cross - ChrisCross talks "Velocity"

WW Chicago: Right Cross - ChrisCross talks "Velocity"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

At the Top Cow panel at Wizard World Chicago '08, it was announced that artist ChrisCross will be penciling the Joe Casey penned "Velocity." We spoke to ChrisCross, who brought us up to speed.

WW Chicago: Marvel's "Secret Invasion" panel

WW Chicago: Marvel's "Secret Invasion" panel

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Bendis opened the panel with a presentation of Michael Turner's Marvel work before sharing upcoming Secret Invasion developments with the audience, including Nick Fury news, Skrull Kill Crew's return and more

Remembering Michael Turner: Joe Quesada

Remembering Michael Turner: Joe Quesada

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada has sent CBR News a statement concerning the untimely death of artist Michael Turner, who died Friday night at the age of 37.

WW Chicago: DCU: Crisis is Here!

WW Chicago: DCU: Crisis is Here!

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Dan Didio opened the panel with some kind words about the late Michael Turner before turning to DC news, including info on various "Final Crisis" ancillary titles, some "Kingdom Come" one-shots and Superman Prime's final fate.

WW Chicago: Dynamite nabs "Judge Dredd"

WW Chicago: Dynamite nabs "Judge Dredd"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

The classic 2000 A.D. sci-fi satire comes back to America by way of Dynamite Entertainment with a new ongoing series by Garth Ennis and John Wagner. CBR spoke with Nick Barrucci about Dredd's return.

WW Chicago: Tan, Banning, & Bendis on "New Avengers"

WW Chicago: Tan, Banning, & Bendis on "New Avengers"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Billy Tan is one of a number of artists penciling the "Secret Invasion" tie-ins of "New Avengers," but once the cross-over wraps, Tan and inker Matt Banning become the title's regular art team.

Remembering Michael Turner: Aspen EiC Vince Hernandez

Remembering Michael Turner: Aspen EiC Vince Hernandez

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Aspen Comics Editor-In-Chief Vince Hernandez has sent CBR a moving tribute to his friend and colleague Michael Turner, who passed away last night at the age of 37 after a long battle with cancer.

WW Chicago: An Evening With Warren Ellis

WW Chicago: An Evening With Warren Ellis

Sat, June 28th, 2008

A near fight, "Anna Mercury" series 2, 300 cans of Red Bull, some career advice and Godzilla porn highlight Warren Ellis' entertaining - and sometimes disturbing - 3-hour talk at WizardWorld Chicago.

WW Chicago: Yost on "Storm-Worlds Apart"

WW Chicago: Yost on "Storm-Worlds Apart"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

Storm may currently a member of the X-Men and Queen of Wakanda, but that may change come October when "X-Men: Storm-Worlds Apart" begins. CBR News spoke with writer Christopher Yost about the mini-series.

WW Chicago: Blaze Vs. Ketch: Aaron on "Ghost Rider"

WW Chicago: Blaze Vs. Ketch: Aaron on "Ghost Rider"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

"Ghost Rider" will see Johnny Blaze's mission of vengeance against Zadkiel get even more personal as Blaze faces off against his own brother, Danny Ketch. Jason Aaron gave us the details.

WW Chicago: Aaron Talks "Wolverine: Manifest Destiny"

WW Chicago: Aaron Talks "Wolverine: Manifest Destiny"

Sat, June 28th, 2008

This October, Wolverine's history with San Francisco's Chinatown comes back to haunt him in "Wolverine: Manifest Destiny." CBR spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the project.

Michael Turner Passes Away at 37

Michael Turner Passes Away at 37

Sat, June 28th, 2008

After a long battle with cancer, artist Michael Turner, known best for his dynamic artwork and his creator owned series “Fathom” and “Soulfire,” and too many covers to count, has died. He was 37.

WW Chicago: Johns Vs. Bendis

WW Chicago: Johns Vs. Bendis

Fri, June 27th, 2008

The first ever semi-official joint Marvel/DC panel? Johns and Bendis hijack their own presentation for an inter-company, multi-creator discussion of some of the biggest issues in comic books today.

WW Chicago: The Robert Kirkman Q&A

WW Chicago: The Robert Kirkman Q&A

Fri, June 27th, 2008

Robert Kirkman hosted a rousing Q&A session, talking about "Invincible," "Walking Dead," "Astonishing Ant-Man," "Marvel Zombies" and "Science Dog" during the prolific creator's WizardWorld panel.

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