The bad news is that there wasn’t one book announced at SDCC that I have any interest in reading. The good news is that there was a whole host of books announced that I plan on recommending to or flat out buying for other people! I’m still on the hunt for that one comic that’s perfect for me though.
Another thing I learned from the news coming out of SDCC is that I can safely skip NYCC. It seems like the bigger conventions have become more about partying (fans) and networking (pros) than they are about scoring good deals on books. Plus, any relevant news hits the Internet seconds after it has been announced.
Finally, it was nice to see Marvel and independent publishers such as Image and Dark Horse put their best face forward. Yeah, DC will probably dominate in September, but they’ll have strong competition once October rolls around.