Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.CBR, they have the first look at Paolo Rivera’s cover to Grant Morrison’s last issue of Action Comics, #18. We knew Rivera had SOMETHING Supes related coming up (we covered it right here on the Rundown), but now, we have something concrete to lay our eyes on. Check it out, and look for more from Rivera on the character in the future…maybe.
– Peter David, the man, the myth, the legend who recently suffered a stroke, shared an experience at his site in which he, surprisingly to the audience, showed up at Farpoint Convention in Baltimore. The response was him being brought on stage and earning a standing ovation that lasted a few minutes, and then earning well wishes from everyone who came by him. Sometimes, comic fans can be a frustrating lot, but it’s good to know that when the situation arises, they can be really genuinely amazing people. We hope the recovery continues going great, PAD. I hope you can make it to NYCC 2013 so we can share a similar amount of gratitude.
– Over at Comics Alliance, they celebrate what would have been Dwayne McDuffie’s 51st birthday yesterday by sharing a video of the man himself talking about being a black writer in a world full of white creators and characters. McDuffie was one hell of a talent, and is missed and will be as long as comics exist.
– Finally, Rob Liefeld is hosting a contest in which fans can create their own short story (tied to Extreme Studios), submit it through his site, and then he’ll draw the story based off an eventual six-page script. The stories will appear in three different Extreme releases, starting with Youngblood #78. I have to imagine he’ll get a lot of hilarious entries.