New York York Comic Con 2010 begins this Friday, and creators and deal-makers are all getting ready in different ways. Mark Millar, for instance, is starting to get the show floor gossip engines running early by spreading the word that he knows what's in the script for Christopher Nolan's next "Batman" movie. Chris Eliopoulos is loading up on hand sanitizer, and P.J. Holden's been putting together a stack of original Judge Dredd artwork that he hopes you'll want to buy.
Elsewhere, Matt Fraction ignited a little criticism fest about "The Great Gatsby," which Chip Zdarsky and Laurenn McCubbin contributed to. You can check out who doesn't like what and how Ben Templesmith thinks the Star Wars universe could have been handled a little differently down below.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for October 4, 2010.
NYCC pt. 1: @mrmarkmillar Oh, wait. Con gossip: I know who the villain(s) are in Batman 3 and the big scene outside Gotham sounds awesome. Totally timely locale.
-Mark Millar, Writer ("Wanted," "Kick-Ass")
NYCC pt. 2: @GailSimone I think I will be at the NYC Comicon this weekend. I hope people come up and unfollow me in person. That would kick ASS.
-Gail Simone, Writer ("Birds of Prey," "Wonder Woman")
NYCC pt. 3: @CBCebulski Dear Marvel artists, please don't ask me about your deadlines during NYCC. I set dinner reservations, not schedules. :)
-C.B. Cebulski, Sr. VP, Creator and Content Development (Marvel)
NYCC pt. 4: @eliopoulos It's time for NYCC and you know what THAT means--purchasing a big ol' bottle of Purrell!
-Chris Eliopoulos, Artist/Writer/Letterer ("Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers," "Misery Loves Sherman")
NYCC pt. 5: @pauljholden Bringing loads of 2000AD/Judge Dredd art with me, to sell. But will it? Unlikely. Still, it'll be there...
-P.J. Holden, Artist ("Judge Dredd," "The 86ers")
NYCC pt. 6: @PaoloMRivera I'm going to try to avoid getting zits all week, so I look dashing in NYCC photos.
-Paolo Rivera, Artist ("Spectacular Spider-Man," "Mythos")
"The Great Gatsby" pt. 1: @mattfraction maybe i'm gonna kindle up GATSBY and revisit it. maybe making high school kids read it is casting a pearl before swine. #realtweets
-Matt Fraction, ("Thor," "Casanova")
"The Great Gatsby" pt. 2: @zdarsky @mattfraction Lord of the Rings is just Gatsby with elves and bobbits and shit.
-Chip Zdarsky, Writer/Artist ("Prison Funnies," "Monster Cops")
"The Great Gatsby" pt. 3: @laurennmcc @mattfraction GATSBY has it's moments and some great lines, but it is a) a product of it's time & b) a tad over-praised.
-Laurenn McCubbin, Artist ("Quit City," "Sable and Fortune")
Deep Thought for the Day:
@Templesmith Things would have turned out differently had Chuck Norris taken on Anakin as his apprentice. #starwars
-Ben Templesmith, Writer/Artist ("30 Days of Night," "Welcome to Hoxford")
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