SDCC 2010: News Roundup: MARVEL vs DC (With Poll)

SDCC 2010: News Roundup: MARVEL vs DC

By now you've either read along with our copious amounts of live coverage, or caught up via our handy Comic-Con International: San Diego Index of panels and interviews.

We aim to make things even easier though, and add a little competitive edge into the mix. Here you'll find a bullet-point presentation of all of Marvel and DC's news from Comics, Games, TV, and Movies (we'll get the other publishers in a separate post). When you've taken it all in and read the news, vote in our poll and tell us who you think "won" SDCC 2010, Marvel, or DC.



  • Ultimate Comics Thor by Jonathan Hickman and Carlos Pacheco
  • Strange Tales 2 ft. Haspiel, Shaw, Dalrymple, Lemire, many more
  • Captain America: Man out of Time miniseries by Mark Waid
  • Iron Man/Thor miniseries by DNA and Scot Eaton
  • Rocket Racoon & Groot miniseries by DNA
  • Power Man & Iron Fist series by Fred Van Lente and Wellinton Alves featuring New Power Man
  • A new "Man Without Fear" after Shadowland: Nova, Gambit, Kraven, Black Panther, Falcon all shown in teasers
  • Ultimate Thor will ship day-and-date Digitally and Print
  • X-Men: Generation Hope, new ongoing by Kieron Gillen
  • Red Hulk joins The Avengers with #7
  • Loeb and McGuinness leave Hulk, doing Cap/Thor/Iron Man miniseries in 2011
  • Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman take over Hulk
  • Formic Wars: Burning Earth tells prequel in "Ender's" universe by Orson Scott Card
  • Brand New Day ends in October 2010
  • Amazing Spider-Man carrying "Big Time" banner, goes to twice monthly, written by Dan Slott, art by Marcos Martin, Casselli, and Ramos
  • Spider-Girl monthly featuring until-recently Araña by Paul Tobin and Clayton Henry
  • Osborn miniseries by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios
  • Carnage miniseries featuring Iron Man and Spider-Man by Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain


  • Ultimate joins Noir, 2099, Amazing as fourth dimension in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Neil Patrick harris leads all-star voice cast for SM:SD
  • Thor, Dr. Doom, Super Skrull join Marvel side of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: FTW


  • Marvel Anime: Iron Man, Wolverine, Blade, and X-Men will air on G4TV
  • Brian Michael Bendis named co-producer, writer on Ultimate Spider-Man TV


  • Helmets, Infinity Gauntlet, Destroyer Armor in Thor
  • Joss Whedon Directing The Avengers
  • Mark Ruffalo is Bruce Banner, Jeremy Renner is Hawkeye in Avengers
  • Cosmic Cube in Captain America; elements of Asgard in as well
  • Natalie Portman signed on for Thor 2 and 3 as Jane Foster (but not Avengers)



  • The Flash: Speed Force, 2nd ongoing featuring Wally West, Jay Garrick, Bart Allen, Jesse Quick, XS in 2011
  • Young Justice, based on cartoon, by Art & Franco, Mike Norton
  • Recently-cancelled DC Kids Books (Shazam, Batman) being relaunched
  • Batman, Inc. new series by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette launching in November
  • Fables #100 will be 100 pages, one story written by Buckingham, drawn by Willingham
  • Chloe Sullivan from Smallville joining DCU in Jimmy Olsen co-feature in Action Comics
  • Geoff Johns on Green Lantern "until retirement"
  • Dex-Starr vs. Krypto in Dex-Starr Valentine's Day Special
  • GL Secret Origins: Sinestro by Johns and Ivan Reis
  • Cassandra Cain will show up both in comics and out soon (in comics in 2010)
  • Morrison's Multiversity should come summer 2011; artists so far: Quitely, Irving; one issue will be 38 pages, called "Thunder World" dealing with the Marvel Family
  • Absolute We3 coming 2011
  • Cornell bringing Superman back to Action Comics post-Luthor story
  • Birds of Prey/Secret 6 crossover by Simone will feature a lot of Huntress/Catman
  • New Wonder Woman will be integrated into DCU, but will also know of her "other" self
  • Red Lantern Lobo (temporarily) joining R.E.B.E.L.S.
  • Ex Machina #50: 48 pages, no ads


  • Green Lantern game to come out alongside movie, featuring original story
  • Suicide Squad game in development: M-rated, very violent
  • DC Universe Online $14.99 monthly on PC or PS3, one month free with purchase
  • DCUO features 2v2 arena where players are DC characters
  • DCUO voice cast includes Adam Baldwin, Kevin Conroy, James Marsters, Mark Hamill


  • Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) & Booster Gold in a Geoff Johns-written episode of Smallville, including Skeets and possible cameo by Ted Kord
  • Legion returns to Smallville, ft James Marsters as Brainiac 5
  • Desaad, Granny Goodness, Gordon Godfrey, and Darkseid villains in Smallville Season 10
  • Supergirl, Jonathan Kent, Lionel Luthor return as well
  • Young Justice cartoon will "eventually" feature other characters like Wonder Girl, Arrowette; Peter David to write for the show
  • Cassandra Cain coming to "something outside of comics Johns is working on" (could be a workaround for no Batman on Smallville?)
  • CGI Animated Green Lantern series coming November 2011, Cartoon Network


  • Parallax will be in Green Lantern
  • DC Showcase shorts will get compilation DVD; Shazam/Superman short exclusive to it
  • Black Canary in Green Arrow short
  • Sinestro vs. Hal Jordan WILL happen in Green Lantern


OK folks, you see the news, all laid out there in nice little bullet points. So tell us now; who came out of SDCC 2010 stronger? Marvel? or DC?

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