Well, prior to the San Diego Comic Con, intrepid creator of Babylon 5 J Michael Straczynski told all his fans via a short announcement that he was having a meeting of the clans to talk about all new, exciting developments at SDCC 2012. This, of course, started a giant rumor mill going about what the meeting could be about, so people flocked to his panel thing and eagerly anticipated (from what I could tell by the giant amount of happy) the announcement of the restart of Babylon 5.
Well, not to burst their bubble too much, there was no news about anything Babylon 5. Instead, he mentioned three things:
1. He was going to start directing a new show on Starz Network called Vlad.
2. He was bringing all the smaller offspring of his multi-mini studios back under one roof. Consolidating the projects, I guess.
3. He was going to start a new comic series called the Majestic Files about the Roswell incident from the aliens’ point of view.
And that was about it. There was more interesting news, such as Marvel re-assigning all the best talent to some of the more exciting books (such as Daredevil and Winter Soldier). DC showed us some Man of Steel footage. We saw what everyone wanted to see – Batman getting his ass handed to him by Bane in the last Dark Knight trailer. There was a trailer by Disney to a movie called Oz, the Great and Powerful, about the Wizard’s arrival and participation in the world of Oz that leads up to the old Wizard of Oz movie. And finally we got some info about Iron Man 3, Fringe, Doctor Who (goodbye Rory) and My Little Pony (who is getting their own comic book whut?).
By far the worst thing to happen at SDCC was that they were so verbal and intense about the release of the new Twilight trailer that so many Twilight fans showed up and one got hit and killed by an automobile while crossing the street. A ton of web-presences thought that one less Twilight fan was good news, but in reality, it’s really sad. That was someone’s kid right there.