giovedì 28 gennaio 2010

Artist DAVID FINCH Ushering in a Bright Day for DC

David Finch is making the move from Marvel to DC. We talk about his past, present and future

The Swedes are coming! The Swedes are coming! (Blog@Newsarama)

And Top Shelf is collaborating with the foreign invaders—in fact, they’re rolling out a red carpet! This spring Top Shelf is launching a “Swedish Invasion” initiative, in which they’re planning on introducing elements of Sweden’s vibrant alternative comics scene to American readers. In addition to publishing seven titles, they’re also bringing many of the cartoonists themselves [...]

BOOM! Town announces R. Crumb Trading Cards

Moon Girl Debuts At Comixology

D'Orazio Double Taps the Punisher

In March, writer Valerie D'Orazio gives readers two very different Punisher tales - a brutal crime story in the MAX one-shot “Butterfly” and a short story in “Girl Comics” #1 set in the Marvel U. CBR spoke with her about both projects.

Jason Aaron: Putting GHOST RIDER: HEAVEN'S ON FIRE Out, p.2

Part 2 of our conversation with writer Jason Aaron as his "Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire" Marvel series is about to conclude

CBR Review: Green Lantern, issue 50

Industry veteran Doug Mahnke fills the role of artistic clean-up batter, and "Green Lantern" 50 is his grand slam.

Welcome to the Top Shelf SWEDISH INVASION!


Okay, so our mastery of the Swedish language stops there. But we've got to say how excited we are to welcome you to THE SWEDISH INVASION, our overall title for a whole host of amazing Swedish stuff coming to you from Top Shelf this spring.

By April, we'll have seven whole books showcasing the best of this hotbed of comics talent, including four full-length graphic novels, two incredible anthologies, and one full-color reference book by one of Sweden's top comic scholars! It's a veritable smörgåsbord of comics!

At New York's MoCCA Festival and Chicago's new C2E2 Convention, we'll bring along a whole host of the Swedish cartoonists who created these awesome books, and throw, not one, but two (!) killer parties to welcome them to the States in style. We hope you can join us in the celebration.

The comics scene in Sweden is a real treasure trove that has gone virtually unnoticed in our part of the world... but now we'll all have a chance to get to know these creators and fall in love with their books. Take a look at the information below, and let the invasion begin!

Chris, Brett, Rob and Leigh

Top Shelf Productions

***Full details continue below! Click [MORE] to read!***

Static Ranking

No colloquialism here, the Zuda January Competition is in a deadlock. Everyone is fight hard for their place in the ranking. Will they keep their spot? That is up to you.

War Of The Woods -- Current Rank: 1

NewBot -- Current Rank: 2

Phantom Sword -- Current Rank: 3

War Of The Fallen -- Current Rank: 4

Road Monster -- Current Rank: 5

Pavlov's Dream -- Current Rank: 6

Candy From Strangers -- Current Rank: 7

Iron Sam -- Current Rank: 8 -- UP 1

Beyond The Borderlands -- Current Rank: 9

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How about some BLACK LANTERN GREEN ARROW #30 covers?

By legendary GREEN ARROW writer/artist Mike Grell and Greg Horn, respectively:

And in case you missed it, we showed off some pages from the issue, courtesy of new artist Diogenes Nieves.

Exclusive Marvel 1st Look - DEATHLOK #4

A first look at images from the upcoming (Feb . 17) DEATHOK #4

C2E2 Viral Video 2

C2E2 - short for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.

C2E2 Viral Video 1

C2E2 - short for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.

C2E2 Announces Ten Top Artist Appearances

Pop Culture Event Continues to Reveal Presence of Major Creators; New Guests Include Chris Ware, Adam Hughes, David Finch and Others

The Buy Pile - Thursday, Jan 28th

There's not too terribly much to celebrate in a week of mediocrity, so while Kurt Busiek and Marvel's reference material shines, there's not a whole lot to say about the various big event comics that hit in the shadow of the iPad.

Piskor Takes "Wizzywig" on the Lam

Cartoonist Ed Piskor's latest volume of "Wizzywig," featuring the adventures of an early computer hacker and "social engineer," is available now through the artist's web site. CBR News spoke with Piskor about the new book.

Best Shots Rapid Fire: DETECTIVE, SPIDEY, Tons More

The Best Shots team has a full load of pellet reviews aimed at your eyes, from Marvel, DC, Image, Top Cow, & BOOM!

EXCLUSIVE: The Beat to leave Publishers Weekly

It’s been a great 3 1/2 (!) year run here at Publishers Weekly, but all good things must end, and in the very near future, The Beat will be moving to its own website: PREPARE TO BOOKMARK!
The move is a combination of many things, but mainly the fact that PW is focusing on [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 28

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? - Episode 26 (Blog@Newsarama)

(Click the image above for a larger version of the strip.) WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 26: “Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil - Part 6” Duke knew he was sending Alicia to a horrific fate to a horrific fate of torture. However, the twist that Duke’s callous, unforgivable actions would [...]

iFanboy delivers an amazing 28-minute WildStorm history video podcast

iFanboy’s newest video podcast is a whopping 28-minute (!) piece on WildStorm. If you’ve got some time, it’s definitely worth the watch. I can really appreciate the depth they go into and the sheer breadth of our books that were covered in the piece!
From their show notes for the episode:
Ron, Josh, and Conor go back [...]

Take a look at some FIRST WAVE #1

It’s almost here — an Earth very much like our own, but featuring a collection of pulp and noir heroes that include the Batman, the Spirit, Doc Savage, Black Canary and many more.
In the shadows of the War, the roots of the Golden Tree cabal grew deep into the heart of a fallen world and [...]

Aaron Johnson is "Kick-Ass"

With the first volume of "Kick-Ass" coming to a close yesterday, CBR News presents a conversation with the British actor who will bring Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s superhero to life on the big screen, Aaron Johnson.

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

The 36th annual Angoulême International Comics Festival kicks off! A guide to pearly families and dominoes in "Batman and Robin #7"! And much more!

Exclusive Marvel Preview - INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23

Here's an exclusive early preview of next's week's Invincible Iron Man, guest-starring Doctor Strange

INDY COMIC WEEK Post-Mortem w/ Founder

The last week of 2009 turned into Indy Comic Week. How'd that happen, and how'd it turn out? We chat with Matthew Warlick about the event.

Geeks prefer to read about themselves on the Internet

The proliferation of nerd-centric blogs on the internet continues.
GeekWeek launched not ago, a sort of Huffington Post for topics ranging from nerd news to music to sports. It’s spearheaded by Jeff Katz of American Originals with many other contributors.
Mediaite, Dan Abram’s media site has just launched Geekosystem, another geek-o-centric blog with such pieces [...]

So Super Duper! Page 102! Rudey McTudey Snoot Face! (Blog@Newsarama)

If you like what you’ve read so far (c’mon, how can you not') totally check out more super cute comics!

RIP J.D. Salinger

The great author and recluse J.D Salinger has died at age 91. Author of The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey and 12 Stories, he was revered by would-be Zen Buddhists everywhere.

The iPad is here….now what?

Are we living in the Jetsons or a Cormac McCarthy novel? Will the iPad take us to a world where readers pay for content….or is it yet another false prophet leading the way to a bleak wasteland with poor 3G coverage?
To no one’s surprise, reaction pieces seem to be the main subject of the internet [...]

Batman and Robin #7 Review

With Batman and Robin #7, we end the little lull that this title had with "not amazing artists," as Cameron Stewart joins the book for this story arc, and as you likely know by now, Cameron Stewart is amazing, and he helps make this a fun and good issue of Batman and Robin #7.

First off, [...]

Glanzer on Comic-Con's Early Sell Outs

CCI spokesman David Glanzer talks about the the mammoth conventions' plans to accommodate fans in the wake of a shrinking ticket pool, possibly expanding off-site programming and making WonderCon work on a holiday weekend.

Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Diamond Comic Distributors have reached out to retailers serviced by their Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Center to inform them a select quantity of Marvel Comics series on sale next week have been damaged in transit.

Diamond Announces GEM AWARDS; DC Comics Big Winners

DC Comics was the big winner in Diamond's Annual Gem Awards, voted on by members of the comic book retail community

Short ?n Curlies #28 by Si Spurrier

I’m ill, screw you.
Gripped by lugubrious fevers, somersaulting fuzzily through the Paracetamol Nebula, I have ditched the idea of Real Actual Work and seized instead the chance to squirt, bleed and spume my self-pity all ...

News and notes

§ The Angoulême comics festival — the greatest comics event in the world — is kicking off — English-speaking guests include Joe Sacco, Ivan Brunetti and Dash Shaw — and Bart Beaty has a preview of all the events which will have you jumping on the next plane to attend. His rundown gives some [...]

RIP: Howard Zinn

Leftist author, teacher and activist Howard Zinn passed away yesterday at age 87. His bestseller, A People’s History of the United States, was a ground level view of American history that focused on the lives of workers and dissidents while criticizing the usual heroes such as presidents. Although this would normally little concern a comics [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 27

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

Movies: Spider-Man - Watch Spider?Man 1967 Episode 42 Now (Marvel)

Stream the 42nd episode of the '60s "Spider–Man" animated series for free on!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42 — a peek at the covers

Main cover by Mark Bagley, variant by Adrian Melo.

BOOM! Studios Launches Samuel L. Jackson and Eric Calderon's Cold Space in April

Eric Rollman Talks PLANET HULK at NYC Premiere Screening

Newsarama speaks with the president of Marvel animation at our world premiere of the Planet Hulk movie.

Poll: What Will Impact COMICS Most in 2010?

Three major announcements hit the comics world in the last couple weeks. Which will have the biggest impact?

Batman And Robin #7 ? A British Glossary

So you’ve enjoyed Batman And Robin #7, featuring a run around London’s supercriminal backstreets… but did you get every local reference? I’m sure I didn’t but here’s a few to help out.
Page One – That’s ...

All Good Children Go to the Light . . . (Blog@Newsarama)

Damn. Tiny, ICONIC Zelda Rubinstein has passed away. Though she appeared in several films (like “Sixteen Candles”), she’ll always be a cinematic immortal for her appearance in TOBE HOOPER’s “Poltergeist”. (Yes, Spielberg produced, etc., but Tobe “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Hooper directed it.)

Deadpool, Justice League, Fire: Jan 28th Comic Reel

Ryan Reynolds talks to "Deadpool" writers "daily." Voice director Andrea Romano talks "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths." Zac Efron to star in "Fire." Also, will Edward Norton be the Hulk and more.

EW Posts Full SMALLVILLE: ABSOLUTE JUSTICE Trailer! (Blog@Newsarama)

Unfortunately, the video is not embeddable, so I’ll have to just toss you the link and leave it at that. It’s the final trailer for Absolute Justice, the 2-hour Justice Society of America episode of Smallville written by Geoff Johns. It features your live-action JSA in motion and talking, and it is absolutely freaking awesome. Head [...]

BOOM! announces Samuel L. Jackson in? COLD SPACE (Blog@Newsarama)

Remember that Samuel L. Jackson teaser from BOOM! Studios a few days back? Well, we’ve finally got the goods! BOOM! sent us a press release this morning, announcing that Samuel L. Jackson would be teaming up with Afro Samurai co-producer Eric Calderon to write the sci-fi actioner COLD SPACE. The series follows an outlaw named Mulberry, [...]

The Carrier’s left Earth. Who’s on board? [Authority #19 preview]

At the end of The Authority 18 we saw the Carrier departing with a healthy chunk of the WildStorm Universe on-board. Who made the flight? Who’s staying back on Earth? A lot of these questions are answered in the second issue of Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman & Al Barrionuevo’s run of The Authority, landing in [...]

WEB Editor Rachel Gluckstern talks up cover artist Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau

Hey DC Nation!
You know by now I love me my Red Circle books, characters and creators alike. We’ve got top-notch talent producing top-notch work on every issue, and everyone is deserving of the highest of praises. One of our unsung heroes is cover artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, a rising star here at DC [...]