Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday Morning Superhero

Before I hop into our final pre-SDCC post, I wanted to share this amazing Kickstarter from Nerds of a Feather favorite Matt Kindt. The creator of Mind MGMT, Dept. H, and many others has launched his first Kickstarter! It is for a read-along one-off set in the Mind MGMT world!  You get an actual vinyl to listen to as you read the story!  It was a no brainer for me and you can check it out here.

SDCC Comics Edition:
While television, film, and exclusives have taken over comic con, a large volume of comics content still exists and is well worth the effort to check out. For the final pre-SDCC installment, I will focus on convention exclusive books and panels that I hope to check out.

Exclusive Editions:

Sword of Ages #1 Deluxe Edition - Limited to only 250 copies, this issue kicks off Gabe Rodriguez's epic fantasy series that is wrapping up soon. The series features a blend of technology and fantasy and is a delight.

Redneck #13 - Just look at that freaking cover. This horror series from Donny Cates has been one of my favorite series in the past couple of years and this SDCC exclusive cover is unbelievable and a must own.

Rick and Morty #37 - You had me at Pickle Rick Foil Variant. What more do you want from a cover than Pickle Rick embossed in glorious foil! This series has done an admirable job filling in the void due to the delay in new episodes. While I haven't been blown away by every issue, it has been an enjoyable read.

Spotlight on Jeff Lemire - Thursday gifts us this gem of a panel at 3:00pm in Room 25ABC. Jeff Lemire is one of my favorite creators and is well know for his creator owned titles including Sweet Tooth and Essex County. In addition he had an amazing run with Old Man Wolverine and has an innate ability to connect his characters on an emotional level with his audience. If I can only convince my 10 year old to join me for this one.

Skybound Entertainment: What's Next - On Friday I hope to learn more about what the future holds for Skybound Entertainment. Hosted in room 6BCF from 5:45-6:45pm Robert Kirkman and CEO David Alpert will share insights as to the future of Skybound.  In addition to the future of its comics, content will highlight expansion into video and board games.

Spotlight on Jeff Smith - Bone is one of my family's all-time favorite series. My son is beyond excited about sitting in on this panel in room 28DE from 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday. The panel will focus on Smith's new book, Smiley's Dream Book, and the future of the Bone movie.

POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.