San Diego Comic-Con 2012 News Recap

Unless you’re brand new to iFanboy and comics, or you were on vacation last week, you already know that we just wrapped up the biggest comic book convention of the year, the San Diego Comic-Con. Over the four and half days last week that made up the San Diego Comic-Con, there was a cavalcade of comics related news and announcements, ranging from video games to movies to the comics themselves.

To make it easier to look back on the week of Comic-Con as well as to help you catch up on all the news, we’ve collected all of our San Diego Comic Con 2012 news in place:

Eisner Award Results:

Dark Horse Comics:

DC Comics:

Image Comics:

IDW Publishing:

Marvel Comics:

Oni Press:

Media Empires:


Video Games:


  1. With the exception of the Marvel Phase-2 Movie news (which was great)… kind of a boring San Diego for this Marvel guy.
    I was hoping for more MarvelNOW! info.

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Yeah, they mostly rehashed what we already know about Marvel NOW. We’ll be keeping an eye out on any updates though.

    • I wonder if Marvel is being a bit more careful about announcing things too early. They made such a big deal about acquiring Marvelman a couple years… but I don’t think much has come of that.

    • Keeping it close to the vest, as it were – which is okay, but it really drives home that San Diego is less of a Comic Book convention now.

    • I was also expecting more from Marvel. Maybe they should have held off the Marvel Now! announcement until Comic Con. I’m just dying for more news on it. When the new 52 was being unveiled their seemed to be news every other day. I get that Marvel is doing this over the course of 5 months instead of 1, but surely they’ve got to give us something soon! The most I’ve learned recently is that 3 of the 6 titles I’m pulling (Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four and Punisher) are going to stop being published by October and (maybe) get relaunched. I also don’t get why Marvel didn’t wait and include more of their recently launching titles as part of Marvel Now! Captain Marvel, X-Treme X-Men, Hawkeye, Gambit, wouldn’t that have made sense?

    • I feel the same way. I mean a Guardians movie sounds rad, but what about all that MarvelNow! “We’re releasing a new book every week for 80 years!” gobly gook? Marvel, more on that please.

      So… is SDCC over? Didn’t seem like much going on from a “dude not at comic con” perspective. Kinda expected more.

  2. Remember when SDCC was about comics? Me neither.

    Still, iFanboy always manages to avoid all the Hollywood fatty tissue and report as much as possible on the actual comic book news. Which is appreciated.

    Honestly, not too much to be excited about this year. Sandman is good news. The Smallville announcement was kinda bonkers. The Walking Dead trailer was great. It was cool seeing the Iron Man Armor. In fact, from what I’ve read about the Iron Man 3 panel, they showed some pretty cool footage from the film. If there’s one thing I regret missing this year, it would have to be that. If anyone’s interested, you should check out the panel Q&A on YouTube. It put to rest a lot of my skepticism about the directorial switchup, and RDJ works a crowd like nobody else.

    Thanks again for all your hard work this week, guys.

  3. The best news for me was Lazarus. Rucka has been superb on Punisher, and I was quite amazed by Lark’s issue in that run (It was the first time I had seen his work). So it works out pretty well saying goodbye to Punisher and hello to Lazarus; I just wish I didn’t have to wait until next year for it.

  4. With Marvel NOW being announced before the show even started it made anything announced at the show pale in comparison. Maybe it’s just me but I really thought the news was kind of lame this year.

  5. With as big a year as Image is having, I would have thought there would have been more info coming from them. Granted the one story had a lot of news bits in it, but still only two postings. Maybe they just got all there info out at the earlier cons.

  6. Great recap page….Great job overall be everyone here while the guys were at SDCC.

    It is a bit funny how most of these articles aren’t ‘news’, more like stories or funny things to mention. Other then Sandman, Marvel movie news, and Image releases 9million more #1 series….Nothing really happened this year.

    I have a feeling NYCC is ‘THE’ comic-con if you want nothing but comic news. SDCC has clearly been taken over by other media interests.