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NYCC Comic News Roundup: X-Men, DC, and Valiant

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BY April 28, 2020

New York Comic-Con, or NYCC as we lovingly call it, was an absolutely crazy experience. There was so much comic news coming out of NYCC, that it was hard to keep up with. Out of the many events, I was able to get into three great panels, and there was some really exciting news.

Dawn of X News

Dawn of X was the biggest NYCC panel I got to attend, and had some of the best news, including one announcement people flipped out over.

Sorry, a Correction on this next one: Bling, not Blink. When reporting news from NYCC, it helps to get the comic characters’ names right.

And the big NYCC comic news I mentioned…

Check out the past announcements too!

The Best NYCC Comic News Is The Year of the Villain

Next up, the comic news from DC’s panel, which, while small, was still really exciting.

A Valiant Comic is a Great Comic

Finally, Valiant Comics–the smallest panel, but one that should have been massive given the comic news they delivered at NYCC.

When the moderator announced Julie Murphy, the room exploded. This author is going to do some great things in the comic industry.

Paul Levitz, and industry icon…now with Valiant!

That’s right! We’re just a few months from the Bloodshot movie. Wow.

Honestly, the next post contains the most beautiful artwork I saw all weekend. I can’t wait for this book to hit the stands.

Final Thoughts on NYCC, The Comic Convention With the Best News

Again, it was insane. Next year, I hope to go as press, and bring some of my Comic Year Comrades with me. This year, I was fortunate to go as an educator–great discount, but only a few perks, like the pro lounge. I loved that lounge. So quiet. There were well over 200,000 people in attendance. Basically, nearly half of the state of Wyoming attended this event.

But with the large crowds came some drawbacks. It was nearly impossible to take pictures on the floor, and those who tried were quickly shunned by fellow comic fans. Mostly, there was no room. Sure, there were areas where cosplayers could take pictures, but that was designated for professional photographers. Taking quick shots on my smartphone? Yeah, not the best option.

Still…it was an amazing experience. At the very least, it was amazing to see so many people passionate about the same things. When you stand in that crowd, you know you are part of a legion.

Now I just need a year for my feet to recover.

Featured image by New York Comic Con via Facebook


Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.

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