Baltimore Comic Con traditionally boasts a huge lineup of some of the biggest names in the comic industry and the 2014 edition did not disappoint. Over the last three days downtown Baltimore was inundated with a huge dose of geek culture tempered only slightly by the opening of the NFL regular season. Here’s a quick hit list of some of my favorite news bits to come out of the weekend.
Artist Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk) received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award during the Harvey Awards ceremony on Saturday night. I had the opportunity to meet Trimpe at Baltimore Comic Con back in 2009 and found him to be a genuinely great guy and consummate professional. Congratulations Mr. Trimpe. [via Comics Beat]
During the Marvel Universe panel Mark Waid talked about his upcoming Princess Leia mini-series which takes place after the destruction of Alderann. Waid said she could be the “princess of nothing” or do her duty to find a home for her remaining people out in the galaxy. With the recent eradication of the greater Star Wars Expanded Universe, these new titles are all part of the new-canon as overseen by LucasFilm and Disney [via Bleeding Cool]
My Interweb buddy Brad snapped some great shots of cosplayers at Baltimore Comic Con and my absolute favorite has to be this Robocop. Check out his Instagram feed for more from the convention floor. [via @mouthdork on Instagram]