Overheard at San Diego 2008, part 3: Warlord, Milestone, and S&M
Look, I’m not all that inconspicuous– I’m 6’6 with bushy hair and a ComicMix t-shirt. If you keep saying interesting things within earshot of me, it’s not my fault. (Okay, I have lots of spies and moles out there too, but that’s still no excuse.) So if you’re a famous comics writer who’s looking to hire a dominatrix while you’re in town, just use Google like the rest of us, okay?
First, the things where I’m completely removing the sources except that I heard them at the Manchester Hyatt, but expect to hear them confirmed at DC Nation panels before the weekend is through:
- Mike Grell (Jon Sable Freelance) will be returning to his most famous creation at DC, The Warlord, in time for the character’s 35th anniversary. This from a Mike Grell panel on Friday from Mike Gold, who commented, "I haven’t worked for DC for years, what are they going to do to me for telling?"
- Milestone is coming back, and will be (pardon the choice of words) integrated into the mainstream DC universe. How they’ll do this exactly is unclear, and we won’t commit potential spoilers by speculating… but there are a couple of ways they could do so.
And with those out of the way, back to the other tidbits overheard…
On the hotel shuttle:
"We haven’t had a TV for five years."
At the DC/Mortal Kombat panel:
Q: "What does Aquaman eat?"
Jimmy Palmioti: "Fish???"
and then later: "Aquaman doesn’t eat fish, he eats cheeseburgers."
On the exhibition floor between two exhibitors:
"I’m hoping we’ll both get drunk enough to make a tragic mistake we’ll both regret later."
Past an artist’s booth:
"We walked half the convention center for that? I could have scribbled on your poster for nothing!"
After an awards ceremony:
"It’s a clean sweep, man! You lost every category!"