mercoledì 31 marzo 2010
• Scott’s Classic Comics Corner has a cover [...] http://tinyurl.com/ya9d93q
Over the last 4 days, I have alphabetized an entire year of DC comic books. Not my own [...] http://tinyurl.com/y9thc5u
Archie Comics First Look: ARCHIE & FRIENDS #142, BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #203 & JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #159
In the second episode of our new video series where Marvel Comics editors gather to read and discuss comics, they tackle GIRL COMICS #1.
Basically, Rivera shares with us some of the wacky poses that he photographs so that he can later reference them when he produces his artwork (and if you've seen his artwork, [...] http://tinyurl.com/yhxncvj
It’s true, these plastic moulded figures and ships were granted ... http://tinyurl.com/yfahvtx
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The concept was simple yet precise. What happens when the fallen - hero, villain, friend, enemy — rose up from the ground to torment
those still left standing?
But a concept alone can’t make up the critically acclaimed blockbuster that is BLACKEST NIGHT. It’s all down to execution, and the book was blessed with [...] http://tinyurl.com/yeptpds
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You’ll recall that in one scene, the Hulk comes up against [...] http://tinyurl.com/yeuxv5m
What would you say if I told you that you had the chance to see original artwork [...] http://tinyurl.com/y8637c2
Obama researching Captain America shields, Green Lantern rings, other awesome devices (Blog@Newsarama)
martedì 30 marzo 2010
lunedì 29 marzo 2010
§ Dan Nadel posts a photo of Jesse Marsh smoking a pipe and being [...] http://tinyurl.com/yc3c8y2
The Walking Dead gets picked up for a first season; Chuck changes direction and much more? (Blog@Newsarama)
Ristorante Paradiso opens with 21 year old Nicoletta arriving [...] http://tinyurl.com/ykklr68
Kirkman is signed on as an [...] http://tinyurl.com/yaej9b7
I heard the news today, oh boy… and the end of an era in comics is definitely over as Dick Giordano passes from this earth after a long battle with cancer. Dick was the head of DC Editorial through the glory days of the 1980s and very early 90s. Under his leadership, DC Comics [...] http://bit.ly/8Yzhn0
As the link explains, this is another “vertical integration” case, which charges that Warners undercut the producer’s share of syndication profits by selling the show at a lower [...] http://tinyurl.com/ykd4hpn
So, the hypothesis: Kurt Busiek, marvelous writer and obsessive continuity geek, ruined superhero comics. One must prove such a contentious hypothesis if one is to [...] http://tinyurl.com/ybdr3tj
And you should see the window display at FCUK on Oxford Circus right now. As Mark Millar says, ... http://tinyurl.com/ydfxrd2
A spree killer terrorizes New Orleans days before Hurricane Katrina makes landfall. ... http://tinyurl.com/yec4x7y
Let us know what you think, either here [...] http://tinyurl.com/yfomjk2
I was pretty conflicted on this one. Honestly, I wouldn’t have changed Hawksmoor at all. But, the storyline had him being resusciated by contact with Gammorra, the last “living” city, so the idea is that he’d pick up [...] http://tinyurl.com/ygrutma
PM: What was the first Vertigo book you read?
AR: HELLBLAZER was a game-changer for me. Also, John Constantine did the impossible: make magicians cool. Hell, [...] http://bit.ly/9RS8Gc
But this will also include new Firefly ... http://tinyurl.com/ykf4lhp
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Why are comics such a boys club? is a familiar complaint in comics circles. Examples of how mainstream comics seemingly go out of their way to alienate women readers, and reinforce insensitive handling of female characters (the famous "Women in refrigerators" thesis) are easy to come by, and easy to scorn.
But while we're quite sympathetic to these complaints, and are often found lodging them ourselves, a recent study suggests that comics may very well be one of the last bastions of male literacy.http://tinyurl.com/ybxa845
Surely The Beat canoot be the only person reminded of the classic faux headline from EXTRAS: “Wossy goes widey with fweind.”
TURF hits stores next month.
domenica 28 marzo 2010
When a pounding Spider-Sense headache leads Spider-Man to the comatose body of his biggest, toughest foe, he realizes that something -- or someone -- can indeed stop the Juggernaut! But who? How? And who are they coming for next? Can Spider-Man find out before it's too late? And will Peter Parker ever get to have dinner with Carlie Cooper? Roger Stern and Lee Weeks (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 580) return to unravel the mystery in the first part of the Spider-Man/Juggernaut Trilogy. http://tinyurl.com/yamjvlj
Simply choose your favorite (whether it be that you think they're more interesting, more appealing, whatever criteria you want to use) in the following match-up. The voting concludes 72 hours (three days) from right now!
The seeding was mostly based on the results of our 2007 DC/Marvel Character Poll [...] http://tinyurl.com/y9526lf
GOLDEN AGE REGION
Out of 2,906 votes, the results were...
1. Batman (Bruce Wayne) 2,018 69%
5. Robin/Nightwing/Batman (Dick Grayson) 888 31%
Out of 2,925 votes, the results were...
3. Superman 1,492 51%
2. Captain America (Steve Rogers) 1,433 49%
SILVER AGE REGION
Out of 2,599 votes, [...] http://tinyurl.com/yjoopdh
R.I.P. Comics legend Dick Giordano has passed away:
"Few could ever hope to match what he accomplished in his chosen profession, or to excel while [...] http://tinyurl.com/yenv8vf
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sabato 27 marzo 2010
“When I was just trying to break [...] http://tinyurl.com/y8pwomb
It was a little depressing to see two of my boyhood icons of cool pass away within the last couple of weeks.
I mean, I vaguely knew Peter [...] http://tinyurl.com/y8dp9ap
Comics lost a giant with the passing this morning of Dick Giordano, a former Executive Editor at DC and an influential inker who helped shape the look of Bronze Age comics and usher in a new era of talent.
Giordano's career included work at Charlton, Dc and Continuity Associates, the studio run by Neal Adams. As Adam's inker on such much admired works as Batman and Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Giordano's techniques influenced a generation of inkers, including Terry Austin, Bob Layton, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, and Bob Wiacek, essentially setting the tone for the entire Bronze Age of comics.
Today [...] http://tinyurl.com/yeb4vuw
venerdì 26 marzo 2010
I started writing this piece on Maus as my son Evan was studying the Holocaust in school. I pulled out my hardcover slip-cased edition that had been lying around. He loves comics and graphic novels – I knew he would either love or hate them because of the career I’ve had. I am happy that he loves them – he even wants to write them. I guess if you spend part of your childhood running through the hallways of DC Comics they get into your blood. He was exposed to them at home too; we have comics and graphic novels everywhere.
He picked Maus up and said it looked interesting and he couldn’t put it down. Evan took it to school to show his teacher and they discussed it at length. I think by reading about the mice and the cats made the history of that horrific time more real to him. http://tinyurl.com/y9kaue7
Also, please send me your booth/panel/event listings. http://tinyurl.com/yhxc37j
§ Icv2 sits down with Toykopop's Stuart Levy to talk about the state of the company, the manga market and so on. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
Much of it is plain talk:
There’s not as much depth overall in the category as there was a few years ago. That’s because of a lot of factors that everybody’s familiar with: there’s a lot more product in the marketplace, there’s less space overall in the retailers, there are fewer customers in the stores and there’s certainly a lot of accessibility to content online. So if somebody isn’t convinced and won’t actually purchase a graphic novel or a series, they have other ways they can consume it without making that plunge. All those factors combined have limited the breadth of the salable titles at retail. The last issue is that there’s still a question as to which retailers will not only survive but become stronger over the next few years, and which may or may not make it including some of the national chains.
But some reveals more of the entrepreneurial streak Levy is known for:
From my point of view, the thing I’m really excited about right now is that we’re doing a tour this summer. Basically I’m hitting the road with one of my guys and six students, university students. We’re auditioning right now to choose the six. We’re going to be in a bus for three months. We’re going to tour America and we’re going to film it for the Web as a reality show.
Comic Book Legends Revealed is part of the larger Legends Revealed series, where I look into legends about the worlds of entertainment [...] http://tinyurl.com/y8jqlwg
Issue number: 265
Really? Oh yes. 265 of the buggers, plus a load of spinoffs, annuals, mini-series, guest appearances and a bad film.
Creators?: Peter Milligan, Simon Bisley and Trish Mulvihill.
Price per ... http://tinyurl.com/yehm6la
giovedì 25 marzo 2010
2000AD Hicklenton finished the project before his death last week, after living with multiple sclerosis for decades, and it is ... http://tinyurl.com/yd4ylc7
You'll recall that several cities are vying for the San Diego Comic-Con-- or as it's more accurately known, Comic-Con International: San Diego. See if they move it, they even have a name for it. A lack of space in the convention center and surrounding hotels has the folks who run CCI seriously looking at other venues for when their contract runs out in 2012. http://tinyurl.com/ygq8nb6