Another San Diego Comic-Con is behind us, and as always, there’s an overwhelming amount of news to sort through, from massive movie trailer debuts to stunning cosplay to the root of it all: comics. This year’s convention, and the days leading up to it, were full of major announcements, including Marvel’s new Comixology-exclusive digital comics and Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. teaming up for Superman: Year One. But it’s a testament to the enticing teases below that neither of those announcements made our list of the best comic news out of San Diego this year. Instead, we’re hyped about rising stars taking over intergalactic despots, influential editors assembling surprising original talent, long-awaited sequels, kid-friendly new content, creators hopping company lines and reality-bending crossovers. For all of your cinematic needs, be sure to check our Movies and TV sections. For sequential-art goodness galore, scroll on down.