martedì 23 febbraio 2010

Pipeline - Tuesday, Feb 23rd

Augie likes what he sees from Jason's "I Killed Adolf Hitler" OGN, vowing to read more of the creator's work. Plus, some thoughts on last week's DC reorganization, and an interview with Mark McKenna on his new kids book.

Being M.I.A. Can't Keep SHE-HULK Down on Her 30th BIRTHDAY

Peter David & Brian Reed talk about She-Hulk's 30th Birthday celebration in She-Hulk: Sensational #1

X-POSITION: Matt Fraction

"Uncanny X-Men" writer Matt Fraction dropped by to give X-POSITION our biggest installment to date, talking with us about character motivations, regrets, Night Ranger, and a giant freakin' bullet! Plus, exclusive preview art!!


We talk with Lauren Montgomery about co-directing and easter eggs from the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE L.A. premiere

The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen due from Dark Horse

Via pr, news of a collection of the art of agent/publisher/legend Denis Kitchen. Originally planned for publication 20 years ago, the book will now go on sale June 23rd. Neil Gaiman provides the intro, while Charles Brownstein contributes an essay on Kitchen’s career.

First announced for publication from his own Kitchen Sink Press over 20 years [...]

Review: Voice of the Fire (Blog@Newsarama)

Voice of the Fire Written by Alan Moore Photo Plates by Jose Villarubia Published by Top Shelf There’s a cliché in the rock world, stating that anytime the guitar player for a successful band goes out on his own, his first solo effort is characterized by noodley overplaying, muddy overdubbing and all-around excess at the expense of the [...]

Preview: Luke McBain

Luke McBain is pissed off and ready for blood. He just buried his best friend, and his scheming brother, Paul, is about to sell the family business and destroy the town. McBain's got a shotgun, a couple of knives and handguns -- and as much ammunition as he can carry -- crashing his truck through the big Mill gates to kick some ass and take care of business. But the cops are on the way, and it doesn't look good. McBain's going back to jail -- if he doesn't end up dead. It's all been building to this, as Luke McBain makes a final stand for what's right, while those in power stand in his way. Grab a cold one and stay down. This is going to get messy.


Courtesy of 12 Gauge Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 7-page preview of Trace Adkins and David Tischman's "Luke McBain" #4, by Tischman & Kody Chamberlain with a Brian Stelfreeze cover. It hits stores tomorrow.

Random Thoughts! (February 23, 2010)

Random Thought! Snow, no snow, snow, no snow, snow... pick one, nature! (I pick snow, by the way...) It's random thoughts time! Get excited!
Link Thought! Quickie Reviews (Feb. 17, 2010) (only two books in this week's post). High Road/Low Road on WWE NXT (featuring my favourite response to comments section yet as I trash the [...]

So Super Duper! Page 108! Memos, memos, memos! (Blog@Newsarama)

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

Mistakes of a Past History

In his latest installment of Mistakes of a Past History, Brian Cronin takes a look at Jim Shooter's ill-fated attempt to bring "realistic horror" into Bruce Banner's life in a "Rampaging Hulk" story from the late 1970s.

Exclusive Marvel 1st Look: UNCANNY X-MEN #522 Brooks Variant

Mark Brooks is celebrating the return of Kitty Pryde with a variant cover that calls back to a classic piece of film imagery

Justice League: Gina Torres

Newsarama talks with Gina Torres about Superwoman, live-action Wonder Woman and Firefly.

Exclusive DC Preview: THE WEB #6

Preview The Web #6, as the Red Circle hero's adventures continue Wednesday, Feb 24 2010 from DC Comics

Scott's Classic Comics Corner: 1949 - A Year in Review Pt. 3

Here's the 3rd and final part in my overview of that wonderful, and surprisingly eventful, year: 1949

I'm not an Archive historian but, from what I can gather, 1949 was a pretty significant year for the company. The days of superheroes were long gone, and teen humour ruled. Two significant spin-offs were launched, Archie's Pal Jughead [...]

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? Episode 32 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 32: “…And Then I’m Gonna Kill ‘Im” I really thought I was firing on all cylinders with this strip, but the response far surpassed by expectations. This was by far one of the most popular episodes in the series’ run. There was a whole lot going on in [...]

Brian Traipses Around 2/17

Preview: PopGun, Vol. 4

POPGUN is back with another eclectic collection of established fan favorite creators and rising stars coming together for a new edition of the Harvey Award-winning graphic mix tape! From high-octane action to heart-tugging drama to laugh-out-loud comedy, this collection has comics you'll love: over 500 full color pages of them!

McDuffie Deals with a "Crisis on Two Earths"

Dwayne McDuffie reveals the changes made to "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" updating the story for a new audience, how the new leadership at DC may influence his future comics projects and more.

Image Previews for 2/24 + 23 Pages of "Popgun"

Image Comics has provided CBR with advance looks at nine new books on sale this week, including "Choker #1, "Walking Dead" 70 "Image United" #0 and an exclusive 23-page preview of PopGun Vol. 4!


Here's a 1st look at all 5 Dave Johnson-drawn covers to March's weekly series, individually and together

Kieron Gillen: A MARVELous Indie Success Story

Kieron Gillen is an indie success story, now writing plenty for Marvel Comics alongside his own work

Peanuts licensing business may be for sale

E&P reports that E.W. Scripps, the parent company of comic strip syndicate United Media, is considering spinning off their licensing business, United Media Licensing, which handles Peanuts, Dilbert and other comic strip giants. Although these brands continue to be recognized worldwide, Scripps licensing revenues fell 15% in 4Q 2009, to $26.4 million.

Scripps President and [...]

Mistakes of a Past History #2

This is the second in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at instances in comic book history where, well, let's just say that some unfortunate choices were made. These decisions were typically more acceptable in the context of the time when the comics in question came out, but "more acceptable at [...]

Stan?s Back? and he?s a crafty one (Blog@Newsarama)

So Troy took a stab at the Stan’s Back mystery yesterday, but Bluewater Productions said it wasn’t them. Well, taking a look at the Stan’s Back web site has an amusing dig at us would-be sleuths: Try again, Blog@Newsarama! Very close, Robot6! Very funny, Comics Alliance! So at least Stan and company are reading us all. Now several commenters [...]

Preview: The Weird World of Jack Staff

BEGINNING A BRAND NEW ERA IN THE LIFE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST HERO! Castletown is home to giant robots, vampire reporters, victorian escape artists and also Britain's Greatest Hero. Welcome to the Weird World of Jack Staff! John Smith is a builder. He also seems to be a superhero, only he doesn't know about that. The only thing he knows is that a lot of people want him dead. And the only weapon he has to protect himself with is a wooden stick

Ande Parks takes on "Kato"

Veteran inker and up-and-coming writer Ande Parks spoke with CBR News about the ins and outs of his new Dynamite Entertainment comic, "Kato," the companion title to Kevin Smith's "Green Hornet" series.

Exclusive Image Comics 9-page Preview - CHOKER #1

Ben Templesmith's latest project is an Image series described as a "deliciously skewed tale of hardboiled noir". Check out this preview

Twenty-First Century Stories And Art #1 by Kimberly Cox

Kimberly Cox is a writer and social commentator, living and working in Manhattan in and around the comic and film industries. She writes a personal viewpoint for Bleeding Cool about the changing shape of storytelling ...

Make Money Fast ? Buy Deadpool Secret Invasion HC Now

Okay, here’s a possible opportunity.
Deadpool: Secret Invasion HC is one of those titles that was printed pretty much to order before the recent boom in Deadpool interest and, as a result, is devastatingly rare to ...

Kevin Smith's KATO Gets His Own Sidekick in April

Kato gets his own series and his own sidekick this April, and Ande Parks fills us in on who this new girl is

Paul McGuigan, Grant Morrison, Stephen Fry In New BBC Thriller

Paul McGuigan, director of Gangster No 1, Lucky Number Slevin and the upcoming Sherlock Holmes TV series by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, has confirmed for LiveForFilms that he will be indeed working on a ...

Warner Buy Majority Stake In Arkham Asylum Developer ? Create BatSynergy!

Warner Bros have bought 68.4% of London-based video game developer Rocksteady Studios, best known for last year’s critical and commercial success, Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Warner already have a number of investments in the gaming sector but ...

More on Montana v Geppi

Last week, we reported on some legal troubles for Diamond Distribution owner Steve Geppi, including what appeared to be a $500 million lawsuit filed by the heirs of Archie artist Bob Montana. After looking at the court documents, the actual amount of the suit is only $500,000. (We’ve corrected the original story.) The case involves [...]

Pekar’s comics review of Crumb’s GENESIS

Over at the Jewish Review of Books, Harvey Pekar teams with artist Tara Seibel to review Crumb’s GENESIS in comics form. Seibel previously illustrated a conversation between Crumb and Pekar for The Pekar Project.

ACTION #1: The $1 Million Comic Book

As you probably saw splashed all over the news yesterday, a collectible comic has broken the $1 million barrier, as a 8.0 graded copy of ACTION #1, the first appearance of Superman, as sold by an unknown owner to an unknown buyer. As told here, the sale was brokered by Stephen Fishler and Vincent [...]

To Do 2/27: CCS at Silent Barn

This Saturday the Center for Cartoon Studies is presenting a one-day Comics 101 workshop at the Silent Barn University in Queens. Details in the jump; the attendees include Pat Barrett, Garry-Paul Bonesteel, Jon Chad, Lena Chandhok, Robyn Chapman, Aaron Cockle, Ken Dahl, Jon Fine, Sean Ford, Colleen Frakes, Beth Hetland, Nomi Kane, Morgan Pielli, Betsey [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 53

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!


�LAST CHANCE to seeTHE ART of ARCHIE COMICS atthe MUSEUM of COMIC and CARTOON ART!MoCCA's successful show moves on after February 28th, so don't delay!Check out ARCHIE DIGEST 260!Archie and the gang visit MoCCA in the show's own comic adventure...


NEW COMIC DAY FROM ARCHIE COMICS - ON SALE WEDNESDAY FEB 24th ARCHIE 606 PALS 'n' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST 139 TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST 37 ARCHIE & FRIENDS continue to appear in one thrilling and unforgettable story after another!...

Global Freezing Strip 0072 (Blog@Newsarama)

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An unraveling mystery creates problems for the JSA

The discovery of exactly who was behind the recent attacks on Obsidian and other members of the Justice Society puts the team on the trail of a true Axis of Evil — and that can only mean all-out war. Courtesy of writer Bill Willingham and artist Jesus Merino.

Adam Beechen and Tim Seeley delivers again in WildCATS #20

Tim Seeley worked his way to the top of my favorite persons list when he sent over dozens of awesome character designs for his WildCATS run with Adam Beechen. (A few of which ran on The Bleed while I was out earlier this month. That’s right - there are more!)
Their second issue, WildCATS 20, hits [...]

The Gotham City Sirens take on the Riddler

The Riddler continues leading the Gotham City Sirens into a labyrinth of puzzling predicaments. Is Edward Nigma friend or foe? Whatever the case may be, the girls are going to get their revenge, thanks to the deft handiwork of writer Paul Dini and artist Guillem March.
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #9 hits Wednesday.

Sam & Lilah UPDATE 02/22/2010

Jim Dougan updated Sam & Lilah.

Mugwhump The Great UPDATE 02/23/2010

Roger Langridge updated Mugwhump The Great.

Doc Savage, Justice League, Unbreakable 2: Feb 23rd Comic Reel

Shane Black to direct "Doc Savage." Bruce Timm talks "Crisis on Two Earths." Bruce Willis says "Unbreakable 2" is a possibility. Also, "Blade 4" on the dim horizon, a "Tron" cameo and more.

Brian Wood's "Northlanders" Method

Brian Wood spoke down with CBR News and delved into the topics of "Northlanders'" milestone 25th issue, his plans for the future of the series and the creator's incredibly massive collection of Viking research materials.

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

Copy of "Action Comics" #1 sells for record $1 million! Wowio seeks financing! Japan Expo nominees announced! Interviews with Holkins and Krahulik, Aaron, Wood, and Rugg! Plus the most disturbing submission letter ever!

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review team looked at over twenty new comic book releases including"Hulk" 20 and 4-star reviews for "Avengers Vs. Agents of Atlas" #2 and "Supergirl" 50.