WonderCon 2012 – Eric Powell Panel

Today, WonderCon attendees had the opportunity to meet with Eisner winning author and all-around good guy, Eric Powell and Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters collaborator Tracy Marsh. Powell began his panel today at WonderCon by eating pie (which I am sad to report was apparently not very good), swapping personal stories and playing a game of Eric Powell trivia with the crowd. He didn’t really have any news on the upcoming (hopefully) Goon movie aside from the fact that it’s still a go with David Fincher and Blur however financing is still a problem. Eric did seem optimistic about this though so that’s something us Goon fans can cling to. He also reported that a Goon mask ($59.99) will be coming out soon and he was able to show us a picture. Eric did talk about an upcoming project but was unable to tell us anything about it other than that he promises it will be “awesome.” (and thus better than pie!). Despite his inability to share Goon related details with the crowd, Eric did discuss his thoughts on the trajectory of the comic industry and his life with a roller derby girl. Throughout the panel, Eric commented on how technological glitches and health and safety concerns over sharing pie with the audience “ruined” the panel, but Eric’s accessibility during the panel and at his booth (where I was super excited about him signing some comics from my Powell collection!) allowed us to learn a little more about the kind of motivated, grounded, fireworks (he spent $600 on em’) loving person he is!

Links: The Goon Mask | The Goon Movie Petition

Ninja Gaiden 3 gets a ship date and pre-order and collectors edition details

Mark March 20th on your calendars, Team NINJA is bringing Ninja Gaiden 3 to the PS3 and 360 in just a few months and they’re also packing some perks with the new release.

Pre-orders at GameStop and Amazon will get the treat of a special downloadable demo stage with two characters from Dead or Alive 5, players will get a chance to experience a shot at the new title before it launches later in 2012. Those who really want to step it up can also get the Collectors Edition which offers the same game perk and a game art book for Ninja Gaiden 3 called “Unmask”, a soundtrack CD and a “Duel of the Masked” figure not available anywhere else. The Collectors Edition is available at GameStop and EB Games only.

Pre-order breakdown:

  • GameStop: Demo stage with Ryu vs Hitomi – $59.99
  • Amazon: Demo stage with Ayane and Hayate – $59.99
  • Collectors Edition: Demo stage with all 4 characters – $99.99

For those who have not heard any news of Ninja Gaiden 3, it was a big debut at E3 this year and takes players back into the control of Ryu as he takes on new challenges and gains a few twists to his arsenal. Changes include options of giving mercy or bringing vengeance upon all. The challenges of being a hero like Ryu will bring a new dimension to the game instead of just making it 100% hack and slash as you take on impossible situations.

If you’ve missed out on all the goodies so far, check out our gallery on the game and catch up a bit. We wont bug as you stare at the high detail shots.