"Swarm": A disgruntled Stark Industries scientist named Michael Tan develops and envelops himself in a swarm of self-replicating nanobots at the time when Spider-Man was improving his Spider-Tracers. Now Spider-Man must work with Iron Man to contain Swarm.
"Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man": Using a Norn Stone, Loki shrinks Spider-Man's team while looking for Thor. Nick Fury has Spider-Man's team placed in the Helicarrier's D.A.Y.C.A.R.E. area while S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to look for Thor. With Thor also having been shrunk, Spider-Man's team must find a way to help Thor fight Loki and the Destroyer Armor and return to normal size.
There's A LOT of great stories in the Top 25 so we definitely suggest you fly on over and check 'em out HERE!
#6 What's So Funny 'Bout Truth, Justice, and The American Way? Joe Kelly
As Seen In: Action Comics #775
"Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul I swear... until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share... I'll never stop fighting. Ever."
A problem that Superman has faced in the last couple of decades is that he’s too "old fashioned"; his ideals too optimistic and out-of-date in today’s society. Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, and Lee Bermejo took that notion to task with this tale, presenting an Authority-esque super group known as The Elite, who deliver a much more violent brand of justice than Superman is accustomed to. As the group gains more popularity with the public, Superman is left to ponder his own relevance and even question his own ideals as a crusader for good.
Ultimately, the story underlines the idea suggested in its title; there’s nothing funny about “Truth, Justice, and the American Way.” This tale portrays Superman at his finest, working diligently not to lead, but to show man that they have the power to lead themselves by standing up for what they believe in and never giving up hope for a better world.
“That’s what Superman is all about. To remind us that we have hurdles, but as long as we keep jumping them, we’re in the race.”
Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen’s It’s a Bird… is the book to hand to that friend that doesn’t “get” Superman. That friend that finds him unrelatable, old fashioned, or bland. This semi-autobiographical graphic novel fixates on Seagle himself as a narrator who is handed the opportunity to write the world’s most iconic superhero in the Man of Steel. Cynical, over logical, and oftentimes downright unlikable, Steven copes with his childhood memories while trying to reconcile the real world he lives in with the illogical heroism of a character like Superman.
It’s a Bird… is a personal journey for Steven that deals with his severe personal and professional shortcomings. But getting through all of those hardships while struggling to find an angle on Superman – a character he admits to having no affinity for or even understanding – we get to watch his understanding of the character blossom through thoughtful, experimental musings and from the consequences of the real-life situations he’s dealing with. This is a book that deals directly with many of the modern criticisms of Superman in an insightful and inspiring way.
It's been 75 year's since Supes made his first appearance and we're proud to be a part of his rich history!
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Man Of Action Speaking At The PRODUCED BY Conference
Each summer, the best and brightest in the industry come together for just one weekend to speak and learn about current and evolving trends in production, distribution, finance, marketing, branding and media strategy. The Conference, which sells out each year, is the only one to bring together the top producers and collaborators in film, television and new media to provide all the information vital to the success of their current and future projects.
INCUBATING AND DEVELOPING NEW CREATIVE MODELS FOR GENERATION Z
Sunday 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
In five years, “Generation Z,” —the “digital natives” who have spent their entire lives in the digital era—will come of age. The consequences of this evolution are expected to be seismic, as a new demographic with unique habits and priorities takes center stage. For producers, this means promising opportunities to capture a new audience with new stories and new approaches. In this session, we talk to new and established players who have been tracking and funding this development, and preparing their content to meet the challenges presented by this dynamic new audience. How are you preparing for this shift? What kinds of stories will you be developing in five years time? Here’s where the brainstorming for next-generation content begins.
Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly
Joe Casey Ben 10, Generator Rex, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Disco Destroyer; Man of Action Studios
Today's the last day day to hang with the Man of Action team: Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle. They're gonna hit up a few panels in the a.m. and then after that you can catch the guys at BOOTH 703!
ROOM 104-106: Creators of Wonder Woman
10:30 - 11:20 p.m.
This Amazonian Princess can hold her own against the world's mightiest heroes. She's beautiful and intelligent. Yet, she's sometimes the most controversial and most interesting character in comics. Sit back and listen to some of the great creators that have told her stories. Phil Jimenez has stated that she is most beloved character to work on. Get an inside look at what makes Wonder Woman tick, function as a inspiration to woman and girls, and why she's so hard to get a new television show.
ROOM 108-110: Taking Comics To Other Media
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Maybe you heard of a small movie called Avengers? Or you watch a TV show called Arrow? TV networks like Cartoon Network still broadcast Young Justice, Teen Titans, Batman and Green Lantern cartoons. These are all inspired by comics and comic book characters. Yet, it doesn't stop there. We have DC superheroes in massive multiplayer role playing games on the internet. Spider-man swings and punches bad guys on your Xbox. What does it take to get these to you? Are there careers involved? Learn from some experts in this informative panel.
Day 2 of the Denver Comic Con! Don't miss Man of Action'sJoe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle on various panels throughout the day! If you miss the events below you can hang with the guys at BOOTH 703 all weekend!
ROOM 108-110: Rise of Creator-Owned Comics
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Sometimes its hard to really get creative with someone else's characters. Companies like DC Comics and Marvel have set rules for their characters. So many of today's great creators are moving toward Creator Owned Comics and Characters. Sit in on this panel and learn from some amazing creators as they discuss their motivations, inspirations and desires with owning their own stories and characters.
Comico was the independent publisher that brought us Mage and Grendal, Jonny Quest and Robotech. Join us for an hour as we reminisce about the past and remember this great company by some great artists and creators that worked on many Comico's great titles.
MAIN EVENT: Superman's 75th Anniversary
Superman has been flying (or leaping tall buildings) for 75 years! As one of the most iconic characters in our culture, he inspires us and represents the ideology of truth and justice. Join an all-star panel of creators and artists to celebrate the last survivor of Krypton.
Take a look at our Comic Book Classroom Corral in the middle of the con floor, and you'll see that DCC takes comics and entertainment seriously for the younger set. Now comics CAN be for kids - and the rest of the family can enjoy them, too. Come listen to a packed panel with our creators who make comics that you wouldn't be afraid to show Mom OR the kids.
A Great Night…
… to spend hanging out with cool comic book artists.
Don’t miss Denver Comic Con’s exclusive party!
FOUR COLOR MIXER is DCC’s limited and intimate cocktail party with some of the most popular comic book industry professionals around. Spend the hours after the con drinking, talking comics and interacting with notable comic creators and other DCC guests, all the while enjoying the dazzle of downtown Denver nightlife.
And remember… What happens at the Four Color Mixer, stays at the Four Color Mixer!