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Comely & Dunbier on Captain Canuck Reprints

Comely & Dunbier on Captain Canuck Reprints

“Captain Canuck” returns in June, courtesy of two hardcover collections from IDW Publishing. CBR News spoke with editor Scott Dunbier and original series creator Richard Comely about the Canadian hero and the new editions.

WonderCon: Jill Thompson

WonderCon: Jill Thompson

At this past weekend’s WonderCon, Jill Thompson, the creator of Scary Godmother and illustrator of "The Sandman" talked about her comics career and early comic book idols, including her desire to one day be John Byrne.

WonderCon: 100 Bullets

WonderCon: 100 Bullets

Writer Brian Azzarello and cover artist Dave Johnson met with fans at San Francisco's WonderCon to discuss Vertigo’s “100 Bullets,” from the book's origins to the upcoming final issue to what comes next for the creative team.

WC: Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles

WC: Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Series creator and executive producer Josh Friedman joined stars Summer Glau and Shirley Manson at WonderCon to preview new episodes and answer fan questions about "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."

WONDER WOMAN: Virginia Madsen

WONDER WOMAN: Virginia Madsen

The Academy Award-nominated star of “Sideways,” Virginia Madsen talks about her role as Wonder Woman’s Mother, Queen Hippolyta, in the new animated film, "Wonder Woman," on sale now on DVD and Blu-Ray.

WC: Gibbons & Snyder Talk Watchmen

WC: Gibbons & Snyder Talk Watchmen

Director Zack Snyder and legendary artist/"Watchmen" co-creator Dave Gibbons discuss the highly anticipated film adaptation of the classic, award winning graphic novel before it’s released in theaters this Friday.

WC: Sit Down, Shut Up

WC: Sit Down, Shut Up

Creator Mitch Hurwitz unites Gob Bluth, the Fonz, and Spongebob Squarepants for "Sit Down, Shut Up," a new animated comedy coming to FOX in April. Hurwitz and the cast met with fans at WonderCon to discuss the show.

WC: 25 Years of Usagi Yojimbo

WC: 25 Years of Usagi Yojimbo

Venerable cartoonist Stan Sakai met with fans at San Francisco's WonderCon to discuss 25 years of his rabbit samurai, Usagi Yojimbo, including the hero's origins, his dealings with the TMNT, animation and film and much more.

WC: IDW Movie Comics

WC: IDW Movie Comics

IDW Publishing staffers met with fans at WonderCon to discuss a torrent of new books based off the upcoming "Transfromers", "G.I. Joe", and "Star Trek" movies, including news on the "Next Generation" crew's involvement in the film.

WC: WildStorm

WC: WildStorm

WildStorm editor Shannon Denton met with fans in San Francisco to tease what's coming next for the WildStorm Universe, who's doing variant covers for upcoming video game properties and more.

WC: Elijah Wood and

WC: Elijah Wood and "9"

Voice actor Elijah Wood and Director of Animation Joe Ksander met with fans at San Francisco's WonderCon to show clips and discuss "9,' the new Shane Acker film produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.

WC: Black Panther

WC: Black Panther

Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan and Axel Alonso met with fans in San Francisco to talk about BET’s new animated series based on Marvel’s classic King of Wakanda and tease fans about the identity of the new female Black Panther.

WC: SLG Publishing

WC: SLG Publishing

At last weekend's WonderCon, SLG Publishing's Dan Vado shared information on upcoming titles, talked frankly about the new Diamond minimums, and invited Bay Area fans to two fun events at his headquarters.

WC: X-Men

WC: X-Men

At last weekend's WonderCon, "Uncanny X-Men" writer Matt Fraction and editor Axel Alonso warned fans in the X-Men’s new home of San Francisco to watch their backs – the Dark Avengers are coming, and they’re pissed.

WC: Spotlight on Brian Azzarello

WC: Spotlight on Brian Azzarello

Brian Azzarello came to Wondercon in San Francisco to discuss his gritty writing career in comics, specifically the groundbreaking end to his and Eduardo Risso's hit comic book series, “100 Bullets.”

WC: The Dark Horse Panel

WC: The Dark Horse Panel

Director of publicity Jeremy Atkins and editor Shawna Gore spoke with WonderCon attendees about what's coming up at Dark Horse with Star Wars, future webcomic collections, movie adaptations and more.

WC: Matt Fraction and Michael Chabon

WC: Matt Fraction and Michael Chabon

The two critically-acclaimed writers met in San Francisco at WonderCon Saturday afternoon to talk about genre, literature pitching the "Fantastic Four" movie and taking your toys out of their boxes.

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WC: "Terminator: Salvation"

McG unveiled the world premiere of a new trailer for Terminator: Salvation at WonderCon (debuting in front of "Watchmen" this week), revealing a character who believes himself human, but may be mistaken...

WC: Fraction and Lowe on “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men”

WC: Fraction and Lowe on “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men”

This Summer, Norman Osborn decides he has a mutant problem and does something about it in the six part “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men." We spoke with Matt Fraction & Nick Lowe about the cross-over.

WC: Vertigo - Innovative and Provocative

WC: Vertigo - Innovative and Provocative

Vertigo gave WonderCon attendees a brief glimpse into Vertigo Crime, their new original graphic novel imprint, as well as hints of the future of the long-running imprint's regular titles, including news about the "Fables" prose novel.

WC: James Robinson Panel

WC: James Robinson Panel

“Starman,” “Superman” and "The Golden Age" writer James Robinson gave an audience a polite and rapid recap of his life, career, and characters, and some hints at the future, during his Saturday afternoon Wondercon panel.

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WC: "Spectacular Spider-Man" Panel

Fans of "Spectacular Spider-Man" were treated to scenes from the upcoming second season of the hit cartoon, as well as news about the introduction of new characters and developments in the life of the animated Spidey.

WC: Scott Gray on

WC: Scott Gray on "Uncanny X-Men: First Class"

Marvel's revisitation of classic X-Men tales sees a new iteration starring the All-New, All-Different X-Men under the tutelage of Scott Gray. CBR News spoke with the writer about what X-fans can expect.

WC: Mondo Marvel Panel

WC: Mondo Marvel Panel

Top Marvel writers Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, and Rick Remender assembled for the Mondo Marvel panel Saturday afternoon at WonderCon, where fans participated in a spirited Q&A about their favorite series.

WC: IDW Publishing Panel

WC: IDW Publishing Panel

IDW Publishing announced new deluxe collections for “The Rocketeer,” “Family Circus” and “Captain Canuck” during their Saturday panel at WonderCon, as well as discussing the rest of their 2009 publishing slate.

WC: DC Universe Panel

WC: DC Universe Panel

At DC's second WonderCon panel, taking place Saturday afternoon, the publisher announced that Judd Winick is the new writer on “Batman” after “Battle for the Cowl.” Winick assured fans his run will be exactly what they expect.

WC: Watchmen Panel

WC: Watchmen Panel

One of the most anticipated panels at WonderCon occurred Saturday, as "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder was joined by Dave Gibbons and the cast of the movie for some new footage and an audience Q&A session. CBR News was there.

WC: Spotlight on Matt Fraction

WC: Spotlight on Matt Fraction

Matt Fraction speaks with John Siuntres at WonderCon 2009 about the X-Men’s new home, Iron Man’s current predicament, "Punisher War Journal’s" end, Iron Fist, and his previous indie comics work.

WC:  IDW Celebrates

WC: IDW Celebrates "Barack Obama!"

Two new Obama-themed one-shots will follow IDW Publishing's massively successful "Presidential Material" comic by Jeff Mariotte and Tom Morgan. Plus, an exclusive look at the J. Scott Campbell cover for the first one-shot.

WC: Dunbier and Martin on IDW's “Rocketeer” Collections

WC: Dunbier and Martin on IDW's “Rocketeer” Collections

IDW announced that, in October, they will publish two editions of “The Rocketeer,” the pulp adventure series created, written and drawn by Dave Stevens. CBR spoke with Scott Dunbier and Laura Martin about the project.

WC: Scott Dunbier on IDW's “Family Circus” Collections

WC: Scott Dunbier on IDW's “Family Circus” Collections

IDW will be collecting all of cartoonist Bil Keane's “Family Circus” comic strips, beginning in November. We spoke with editor Scott Dunbier about the editions, which will present the strip as its never been seen before.

WC: BOOM! Studios Panel

WC: BOOM! Studios Panel

On Friday, BOOM! Studios announced a new deal with Fox Atomic, and talks about "Farscape," second printings, mobile devices, Mark Waid, Pixar, "Hexed" and more at WonderCon. Welcome to the unveiling of BOOM! 3.0!

WC: Dave Johnson - The Thinking Man’s Cover Artist

WC: Dave Johnson - The Thinking Man’s Cover Artist

Howard Chaykin and Dave Johnson kept an enthusiastic audience on their toes during a fast-paced overview of Johnson’s career as a cover artist, discussing technique, influences and more.

WC: Image, Obama and … Cannibalism?

WC: Image, Obama and … Cannibalism?

Image’s panel at WonderCon Friday highlighted the Savage Dragon’s presidential team-up, Duncan Rouleau’s “The Great Unknown” and John Layman’s “cannibal for a good cause” title “Chew.” Plus, a huge gallery of preview art!

WC: Aspen Comics

WC: Aspen Comics

Aspen Comics staffers Frank Mastromauro, Vince Hernandez, J.T. Krul, David Wohl, Ale Garza, Mark Roslan and Joe Benitez met with fans in San Francisco on Friday to discuss the publisher's latest projects.

WC: DC Nation Panel

WC: DC Nation Panel

Friday afternoon at WonderCon's DC Nation panel, DC Comics announced which two of the June-debuting series Paul Dini will be writing, a new role for “Manhunter” Kate Spencer, and named the leads for “Gotham City Sirens.”

WC: Marvel's Ultimate Comics Panel

WC: Marvel's Ultimate Comics Panel

Marvel's Ultimate Comics panel revealed Art Adams' exclusive Marvel contract status and editor Mark Paniccia answered questions about the status of the Ultimate Universe post-”Ultimatum."

WC: Art Adams Goes Marvel Exclusive

WC: Art Adams Goes Marvel Exclusive

The acclaimed artist signs on for his first monthly gig in years in the form of an Ultimate Comics series with Jeph Loeb. CBR News spoke with the comic book superstar about what lured him back to the monthly grind.

WC: Capullo Returns to

WC: Capullo Returns to "Spawn"

The fan favorite artist draws his first full comic book in years, featuring Sam, Twitch and a much deadlier Clown. CBR spoke with writer/creator Todd McFarlane about Greg Capullo's triumphant return to "Spawn."

WC: Ross Richie and Eric Lieb on the Boom!/Atomic Partnership

WC: Ross Richie and Eric Lieb on the Boom!/Atomic Partnership

Film studio Fox Atomic has entered into a co-publishing agreement with Boom! Studios. CBR News caught up with Boom!'s Ross Richie and Atomic's Eric Lieb to discuss the deal.

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