Just a few months ago, Archie Comics Publications signed with storied talent agency CAA to spearhead the company’s strategy for developing new opportunities beyond print. However, Deadline Hollywood Daily has the scoop on a stunning turnaround, as Archie Comics has reportedly left CAA for William Morris Endeavor–whose CEO, Ari Emanuel, is the inspiration for [...] http://tinyurl.com/ykg62wg
Twilight, Pt 2 (of 5) Acclaimed novelist and comics writer Brad Meltzer (The Book of Lies, Identity Crisis) continues his pivotal story arc! The Slayer army has suffered heavy losses throughout Season Eight and faced all kinds of threats new and old, but the one mystery connecting it all has been the identity of the Big Bad: Twilight. In this issue, Buffy finally confronts Twilight one on one, setting the stage for Twilight's unmasking in Buffy 34!
Brad Meltzer, series artist Georges Jeanty, and executive producer Joss Whedon up the stakes as Buffy's most epic season yet races to a climax! http://tinyurl.com/ycl4cwb
I ran a review piece on the final issue of Garth Ennis and Jacen’ Burrows not-really-zombie epic a few weeks ago. And now you get to have a glimpse too. This scene shows an act ... http://tinyurl.com/yl3z26a
Forbidden Worlds Illustrated by Al Williamson With Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, Angelo Torres, John Severin, Reed Crandall Published by Pure Imagination It’s great, really it is, that Greg Theakston dedicates so much of his time to cleaning up and preserving old comics work by classic illustrators. He’s published volumes of “minor” work by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and Williamson [...] http://tinyurl.com/yfp4zl9
"S.W.O.R.D." writer Kieron Gillen joins X-POSITION to answer reader questions about the end of the series, what could have been, and...a Sloppy Joe eating contest!? All this, plus an exclusive look at the final issue! http://tinyurl.com/yz6ayj6
What’s it called? Green Hornet Who’s it by? Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, Ivn Nunes And it’s on time? And it’s on time. Being based on Kevin Smith’s already-written-but-unproduced movie script must have helped. Cost: $3.99 Story page ... http://tinyurl.com/y9d2aag
In an industry rife with homages and swipes, what kind of legal action can be taken in the ongoing Nick Simmons controversy? CBR checks in with comics legal expert Michael Lovitz so find out of what's in play and at stake. http://tinyurl.com/ylp39s6
Get ready for the most extensive journey ever into the brilliant mind of Graham Annable! A classically trained animator with credits in film (including as a storyboard artist on Coraline), television, and video games, Annable has for years spent his free time creating some of the funniest, most poignant comics anywhere. As befits his animation background, Annable's fluid art pulses with life, in stories that practically jump off the page. Alternately poetic and hilarious, Grickle presents a strange twist on the everyday with heart and humor. If you've experienced Grickle before, this is the greatest collection yet. If you haven't, there's no better introduction than Book of Grickle!
* Grickle was named one of Wizard's Top 25 indie books everyone must read!
* The best of Grickle, plus new and rarely seen material!
* Graham Annables's Grickle strips were selected for Houghton-Mifflin's 2008 edition of Best American Comics.
Augie sells some comics on eBay on learns some valuable lessons about timing, the open market, and auctioning techniques. Also, some thoughts on Nick Simmons' plagiarism, the iPad's censorship worries, and more. http://tinyurl.com/yb9xbk9
Random Thought! 14 gold medals and I'm still disappointed over that silver in women's curling... It's random thoughts time! Get excited! Link Thought! Quickie Reviews (Feb. 24 2010) (six comics briefly reviewed!). High Road/Low Road on the Pope as the number one contender for the TNA world championship (the Pope be pimpin'!). The Wrestling 4Rs featuring [...] http://tinyurl.com/yautkq9
But that’s not all. We all know that BLACKEST NIGHT will reach its epic conclusion in March, but there’s more. This universe-shaking issue will also feature 10 extra story pages for the same $3.99 price. Good deal, no? And, to tide you over until the issue hits stands, we’ve got an inked version of the cover to [...] http://tinyurl.com/y9t6cpb
Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Graham Annable's "The Book of Grickle," a new hardcover collection of the critically acclaimed comic, due to hit stores on April 7. http://tinyurl.com/ygdezzd
The tweeting of Neil Gaiman to Amanda Palmer and vice versa is generally one of those very life affirming aspects that justifies the existence of the internet in its entirety. But yesterday we all learnt ... http://tinyurl.com/y8swflk
PREVIEWS has the exclusive unredacted cover and copy for Marvel’s upcoming FALLEN mini-series, and it seems someone has photoshopped out that shocking death that ends Siege and begins “The Heroic Age.” The SIEGE has ended and taken its toll on both sides of the battle field. The event seven years in the making has claimed [...] http://tinyurl.com/yf2ovjy
WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 34: “Revival Tent” Love, love, love the dialogue in this episode! When I was working up the concept for WORLD OF HURT, just to get a handle on the characters, I decided to thumbnail a few scenes, completely devoid of context, or where, or if, they would fit [...] http://tinyurl.com/yaa9ym8
In June, "Siege Aftermath: Avengers Prime" by Brian Michael Bendis and Alan Davis spotlights the dynamic between the Avengers "Trinity" of Steve Rogers, Thor and Tony Stark. We spoke with editor Tom Brevoort about the project. http://tinyurl.com/y95nz32
Roger Langridge, ongoing cartoonist of "The Muppet Show" for BOOM! Studios, chats about his work with the popular Henson characters, thinking like a Muppet, musical sketches, and other projects on the horizon. http://tinyurl.com/ykpaqhq
Robin Ince is a British standup comedian and writer, best known right now for organising and presenting the televised Christmas show, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People and for stand up routines that celebrate ... http://tinyurl.com/yc5v6jj
Francis Manapul’s made a name for himself with his energetic linework and exciting layouts in the pages of ADVENTURE COMICS, and he kicks it up a notch with THE FLASH — presenting a sleek and modern Central City that is both reverential to the past and modernized. Over the course of the first year of THE [...] http://tinyurl.com/yfs7gce
There are plenty of fish in the sea, but only the empath fish girls at Uncle Bob's Fantanimalland can read minds! Chubby little Bronwyn eats food meant for the Mystic Nyts of the Sea, unlocking latent psychic powers while Ronnie, meanwhile, has a plan to scare Brigade Academy Cadets away from the Veil's property in Neutral Zone 8. http://tinyurl.com/y88weo6
Last week, CBR's review team looked at over two dozen new comic book releases including "Thor" 607, Irredeemable" 11, "X-Factor" 202, "Wonder Woman" 41, "Usagi Yojimbo" 126, "Northlanders" 25 and more http://tinyurl.com/yjrccly
Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios have announced a deal that will produce a series of three super hero titles presented by the legendary creator, with Mark Waid writing one of the series. http://tinyurl.com/yz5zb35
Meet our new wallpaper! The core Lost cast Simpsonized right down to the rubble. Found via Vulture, but the source is Springfield Punx, a site which Simpsonizes characters and people from all over the place. Now all we need is a Lego version of a Simpsonized Lost Character and you’d have the perfect artifact of [...] http://tinyurl.com/yhqn5g5
Stuff that is so totally random we dare not even call it Kibbles or Bits. § New York’s Strand Bookstore is holding a Tote Bag Design Contest, sponsored by Fantagraphics, D&Q and Toon Books, with judges Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, R. Sikoryak AND Françoise Mouly and Steven Heller. The winner gets $1000 in books and free [...] http://tinyurl.com/yze8zek
It’s a sweet idea. Stephanie Leonidas (Mirrormask) is performing the lead role of the Cursed Pirate Girl in an audio adaptation of the comic book of the same name from Olympian Publishing. However unlike the likes ... http://tinyurl.com/ybdopb8
Marvel released a teaser for their one-shot that follows the release of Siege #4, called "Fallen," along with the solicit info... FALLEN (Not Final Title) Publisher: Marvel Comics (W) To Be Announced (A) Tom Raney Cover by Leinil Yu The SIEGE has ended and taken its toll on both sides of the battle field. The event seven years in the making [...] http://tinyurl.com/y939pb3
Rantz Hoseley has announced that not only is a new version of Longbox, the much lauded comics reader-and-collector-and-social-networking software, to go live to Beta members this weekend but that shortly afterwards, the new Beta version ... http://tinyurl.com/yk7lat5
GNWatch: Teen Titans: Games by Marv Wolfman and George Perez gets an Amazon listing… SwipeWatch: Nick Simmons gives a non-apology apology for his Bleach-swiping on Incarnate. I am a big fan of Bleach, as well as other ... http://tinyurl.com/yg7ljuv
I saw this one on the Comic Book Resources' X-Men forum (CBR member nikbackm posted it) and I just thought that I had to share it with you folks. Back in 2005, Terry Dodson did a cute little critique of the costume that Frank Quitely designed for Emma Frost (if this appeared in a comic, it [...] http://tinyurl.com/ylxt48u
The comic book industry, and indeed this very site, have been accused of crimes of sexism. The exploitation and cheapening of the female form for high school giggles. I can’t deny that hasn’t happened on ... http://tinyurl.com/yld2l3w
On Monday, Marvel released the first of their New Avengers teasers, with the reveal that A. There still IS a New Avengers and that B. Luke Cage is still a member of the New Avengers (and their leader, while also being with the Thunderbolts).