With over 150,000 people crowding the convention center, everyone may not have been able to get to the Dark Horse panels for the day.  Luckily, we have the highlights – and not the Goofus and Galant kind of Highlights either.  These are the Major Spoilers Rapid-Fire Roundup of Comic-Con News kind of highlights (with a fare amount of Goofus).

  • Dark Horse and Challenge Games have teamed up to create online trading cards of Dark Horse characters.
    • Gotta catch’em all.  Why? So you can go online to play virtual baseball with 19 different Dark Horse characters.
  • Hotel Oblivion is the third in the Umbrella Academy series.
  • The True Lives of the Fabulous Killhoys will be co-written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simons with art by Becky Cloonan
    • This will be a mature readers title, so store owner might want to polybag this one when it arrives to keep the parent’s groups off your back.
  • The Umbrella Academy will be turned into a movie.
  • So will Fear Agent
  • Janet Evanovich’s Alexandra Barnaby novels are coming to Dark Horse.  Finally, something to compete with Anita Blake.
  • Jet Scott, created by Batman artist Jerry Robinson will arrive in 2010 as two graphic novels after 50 years of not being seen by many… except maybe Matthew, who has every issue known to man
  • Mass Effect is getting the Dark Horse Comic treatment, but you already knew that, didn’t you?
  • Dark Horse is translating Mike MIgnola’s novel Baltimore into comic book form.  The book should arrive in 2010.
  • Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods is being adapted, based on Whedon and Christopher Golden’s script
    • Ben Stenbeck will do the art
  • Best news from Dark Horse?  Dr. Horrible as a comic book.  My only concern is how the story will work without music.
  • Acress Felicia Day (also of Dr. Horrible) will be writing The Guild for Dark Horse.  But you already knew that too, didn’t you?
  • Patton Oswalt is working on a Hoban Wasburn-centric Serenity comic book
  • Joss Whedon is writing issue #31 of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer comic book, with Brad Meltzer writing #32.
  • Chobits will be released in two 800-page omnibus editions in 2010.
  • Star Wars comic books are headed to the iPhone.  They should arrive in the next week.
  • Dark Horse Presents is returning to print form.
  • Dark Horse has also publish new stories based on the Gold Key characters of Turok, Doctor Solar, and Magnus: Robot Fighter.
    • Jim Shooter will write some of the titles.

A fresh round of wrap ups tomorrow, after I get a chance to recharge.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. Allen Jones
    July 27, 2009 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    I had heard the rumor, but dang I can’t believe I missed on this. I’m glad we’ll get to read new Turok, Solar and Magnus stories again. And I’m glad Shooter will be writing some of them, but what stinks about all of this is that they probably won’t have the Valiant continuity that they had in the 90’s. That was my favorite line, especially when Shooter was the EIC. I’m hearing Valiant Entertainment is having problems, so here’s to hoping Dark Horse will pick up the rest of the line as well as they were some very underappreciated stories from that decade.

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