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` Jonathan Hickman is a godsend to modern day comics. All of his stories are completely original and distinctive, with a dash of insanity involved, and yet completely consistent in this way of story telling. His current long running comic, The Manhattan Projects is no different. I’ll be the first to admit I am a full blown Hickman fanboy, just as well I have yet to read anything he’s done that was bad or mediocre.
` As NYCC begins its first full day, a controversy is brewing underneath the surface. Hundreds of attendees have discovered that their Twitter accounts have been sending out tweets promoting the convention. According to Brian Crecente of Polygon, the convention gained access to a number of Twitter accounts when attendees activated their convention badges, which includes a RFID used to verify congoer’s identities. As part of the identification process, users were previously encouraged to link their social media to the badge, although there was (allegedly) no notification that NYCC could use those accounts to enter information.
` Peter David has already had two chances at Marvel’s sixth most well-known mutant team, X-Factor, but the writer and Marvel Comics are hoping the third time’s the charm, as they’ve just announced All-New X-Factor, a new series starting up in January. Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Di Giandomenico will handle art chores on the book for six months before the position becomes a revolving door and the title gets involved in seventeen different crossovers.