The sixth annual New York Comic Con is already well on its way to breaking the 100,000 mark and setting a new record for attendees, so we thought “hey! that’s a bandwagon needs some hopping!” Today we vicariously talk about the things that had we a cape and a gritty origin story we would be going to see!
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
In this early preview of The Adventures of Old Ezio, he blows up a lighthouse using his armcannon, slides down a zipline and uses a flamethrower to explode a galley. So the armblades are pretty much Batman’s utility belt and the period setting (1511) cheerfully ignored. What we do have is Ezio walking around Istanbul (not Constantinople) like the world’s only badass in a super-discreet red-and-black outfit. The multiplayer game is available to play at 2pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Frank Quitely at Star Wars: Art of Comics
The Coolest Glaswegian will be ticking several of our happiest boxes by talking comics at 2.45pm tomorrow, talking Star Wars and continuing to be the guy who did the prettiest art in the last edition of the Sandman series. He was a guest at Edinburgh’s own West Port Book Festival last year, and a podcast of his lovely voice is available here.
Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance
There was unrest among the common folk, discord throughout the land. Mutterings were abroad on the wings of the birds and in the rustle of leaves on the trees. Merchants from distant lands told tales of his prophecies, and the age-wearied priests surpressed the worship of his disciples to no avail. His name is Cage, and he is here to save us. From 4-5pm on Saturday.
Anyway, this is happening. What is also happening is the second yearly Scotland Loves Anime festival at Edinburgh’s Cameo cinema! So if you do happen to be stuck here today, that’s also awesome.
Walking Dead Series 2
One of the better short-format tv shows of last here, we’re pretty psyched for it coming back around for another swipe at the undead. It captured so much of the comics in the little details and some pretty spot-on casting (flashbacks to Teachers and This Life notwithstanding) made it one of the pleasanter adaptations. We are proud as punch.
That link will whisk you away to a world of nerds dancing up a storm. Can you survive? As Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne have eloquently proved, money is the greatest superpower so while not everyone can go fly to New York Comic Con rest assured that we at GeekOverture will have our faces pressed up against the glass like homeless street urchins supping a thin gruel made of leftover Nic Cage movies.
Are you one of the lucky few? Let us know about your comic-con times!