Comic-Con 2013: While You Were Sleeping Part 2
Jill Pantozzi | 11:30 am, July 20th, 2013
1.Saga Won Big At The Eisner Awards
2013 Eisner Award nominations were announced, we had a feeling Image Comics' Saga would wind up winning one. Last night, it won three. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples won for Best Continuing Series and New Series, while Vaughan won Best Writer.
There was a tie for Best Penciler/Inker:
David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel), Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel); Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom (IDW), Aja also took home Best Cover Artist for Hawkeye.
Becky Cloonan won Best Single Issue for The Mire, the Hope Larson-adapted A Wrinkle in Time won Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17), and Trina Robbins was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame. And Best Humor Publication went to Jeffrey Brown's Darth Vader and Son.
Check out the
full list of winner here.
2.Everyone Saw The Agents of SHIELD Pilot
Ok, maybe not
everyone. But the folks who got into the Agents of SHIELD panel got the surprise of their weekends when it was announced they'd be watching the entire pilot episode. And guess what? [ Spoiler for cameo appearance] Cobie Smulders was in it and it won't be the last time she shows up. Check out a picture of her on set at Entertainment Weekly. They also have a rundown of what happened if you're dying to know.
3.Mythbuster's Adam Savage Was Admiral Ackbar
Pretty much what it says on the tin here.
Adam Savage dressed up in a swank Admiral Ackbar costume with a mask created by Face Off contestant Frank Ippolito.
Norman Chan, see more here.
4.New Game of Thrones Collectibles
Dark Horse Comics already have some fantastic but they're not through yet. According to the release these are "non-articulated figures" approximately 7.5". Jon Snow and Daenerys are slated for a January 2014 release while Tyrion, Drogo, and Ned will be available in May.
Game of Thrones merchandise
5.Westeros Got A Pop-Up Book
Insight Editions is releasing
A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros in 2014. Guys, it's like, the opening of the show! See more at Nerd Approved.
6.Eva Green Got A 300 Poster
Earlier in the week, we saw Lena Headey's epic-looking 300: Rise of an Empire poster, now Eva Green has one to match.
7.Ron Moore's Helix Hired Actors
Ron Moore's , now we know who will be in it. " Helix has already been picked up for a series by Syfy The Killing's Billy Campbell will star as CDC pathologist Dr. Alan Farragut, who first and foremost is a man of science, having dedicated his life to understanding and containing infectious diseases," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The role of Hiroshi Hitaki, the mastermind behind the arctic base and the top-secret research happening there will be played by Hiroyuki Sanada ( The Wolverine, Revenge, Lost). Walker, the former wife of Campbell's character who hasn't seen him in two years -- who will reunite with him after two years -- will be played by Kyra Zagorsky, whileand Balleseros, the U.S. military liaison to the CDC with a dangerous agenda of his own, will be played by Mark Ghanime.
8.Marvel Announced Some Comic Stuff
Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert will be giving us Wolverine: Origind II this November. Find out more at The Beat. Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will be working on a two-issue special called Young Avengers: Afterparty that will feature work from Emma Vieceli, Becky Cloonan, Joe Quinones, Christian Ward and Ming Doyle. You can also read more on that one at The Beat.
9.James O'Barr Teased The Crow Reboot
A teaser poster has been illustrated by
The Crow creator James O'Barr to promote the new film. He and director F. Javier Gutierrez also spoke with ShockTillYouDrop.com.
"What brought me around after 20 years was Javier. Before talking with him, I was 110% against it. There was no point or need for a reboot. In my mind, you could throw a $100 million at it, put
Johnny Depp in it and had Ridley Scott direct and it wouldn't top what Alex Proyas and Brandon Lee did," said O'Barr. Gutierrez added, "It's not a remake of the original. It's a new interpretation."
10.Hailee Steinfeld Had Nerdy Nails
Ender's Game actress Hailee Steinfeld didn't dress up in costume to do press for her new film but she did get into the SDCC spirit by sporting some awesome nail art. See close-up pictures at Jezebel.
11.Jeff Smith Announced New Bone
At his panel,
Jeff Smith announced he's in talks with Scolastic to do more of is famous Bone series. MTV Geek writes, "He provided few details beyond that, offering only that unlike Scholastic's series of 'Bone: Quest For The Spark' YA novels, 'they'll be all by me', and that 'they won't be sequels' but some other sort of story set in the world of Boneville.
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Look. A lot of stuff goes down at San Diego Comic-Con. Rather then hit you with post after post for each new exciting tidbit, we gather them all up in one place. Well, most of them anyway. If you missed what happened Thursday at SDCC,
catch up here. Then get comfortable and find out what went down on Friday. The Eisner Awards were held yesterday, there was a big Agents of SHIELD surprise, stars cosplaying, and more!