mercoledì 10 marzo 2010

First Second Ventures into Webcomics

First Second Books is expanding its line from print into the world of Webcomics.

Seven New ‘Pathfinder’ Titles

Paizo Publishing has announced plans to release seven Pathfinder titles in the third trimester of 2010, including the massive Bestiary II.

‘The Laundry Files’

Cubicle 7 will publish The Laundry, an RPG based on the series of books by Charles Stross.

DBD Titles Pulled from Amazon

Amazon has removed its Buy buttons for graphic novel titles distributed to the book trade by Diamond Book Distributors.

Naked Pleading

Normally I wouldn't use this space to ask for a favor, but this is important.
If you've been reading what I write here for any length of time, you probably know that I teach comics and cartooning for 6th and 7th grade kids here in Seattle.

One of the things we do every year is table at [...]

CBR Review: X-Men Forever, issue 19

An uneasy blend of backward-looking styles and forward plot momentum.

Image Comics Announces Plans for Emerald City Comic Con

IDW and YOE Books Launch The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story

Preview: Supergirl

"Brainiac and The Legion of Super-Heroes" Part 2!
Amidst Brainiac's assault on New Krypton, General Zod has brandished the Legion of Super-Heroes terrorists and imprisoned them! Superboy will do his best to free them, but he'll have to go through Supergirl first! That's right, it's the Super-battle of the sexes you've been waiting for! Poor Ma Kent is going to be so disappointed in them...

Avatar Press to Have Huge Presence at C2E2

Danielle Leigh's Reading Diary -- Bamboo Blade volumes 3 and 4

Bamboo Blade continues to feature observational teen humor, ridiculous hijinks, and sly self-referential winks at the readers.  And oh yes, sometimes the characters even remember to play a little kendo.

Bamboo Blade offers something fairly unusual in my experience of sports manga -- instead of lovingly depicting every second of the kendo matches, the title judiciously [...]

Is It Happening Again ? This Time With Barnes & Noble?

Okay, it’s quite small at the moment… but right now the Alan Moore Alan Davis Captain Britain Omnibus is $10.79 at Barnes & Noble as are the Bendis and Maleev Daredevil Omnibus, Vol 2 ...

More on the DBD/Amazon freeze

Calvin Reid has a story up on PW with more insider comments on what’s going on, and it looks like it may take a little while to get everything fixed:
A source knowledgeable about the situation told PW that Amazon has been forced to temporarily take down buy buttons for all titles supplied by Diamond in [...]

Preview: Action Comics

Hold the Fortress Part 1: Robinson & Gates on "Last Stand of New Krypton"

DC Comics' "New Krypton" saga erupted today with the release of "Last Stand of New Krypton" #1 by James Robinson and Sterling Gates. CBR spoke with them about the series and the "War" that's just around the corner.

Writer Targets Even Crazier BULLSEYE in PUNISHERMAX

We talk with the writer about putting a MAX spin on characters like the Kingpin and Bullseye in the Mature Readers series

DC Preview: SUPERGIRL #51

“Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes” Part 2 ships next week and here is a preview

Al Davison’s Gaimanda

Al Davison is a British comics artist and comic shop owner best known for his searing autobiographical work, THE SPIRAL CAGE, and for his martial arts prowess, despite being born with spina bifida. Anyway, on his blog, Davison recounts having a dream about the recently engaged Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, and the above painting [...]

Amazon freezes sales via DBD in wake of Omnnibus Dome

In the wake of this weekend’s computer glitch that sent thousands of eager comics archivists ordering massive amounts of spuriously discounted collections, Amazon currently isn’t selling ANY books that are distributed via Diamond Book Distributors. No Marvel. No Image. No Dark Horse, IDW, Archaia, Dynamite, Top Shelf…the list goes on and on. Titles are [...]

READ BATMAN AND ROBIN #10 and JL: RISE AND FALL SPECIAL with Jim Lee and Geoff Johns

It’s that time again, folks.
We had such a fun time talking FIRST WAVE #1 on Twitter last week that it was a no-brainer to do it again. This time, there are two issues on the table: Writer Grant Morrison and new artist Andy Clarke’s BATMAN AND ROBIN 10 and the JUSTICE LEAGUE: RISE AND FALL [...]


Amidst Brainiac’s assault on New Krypton, General Zod has brandished the Legion of Super-Heroes terrorists and imprisoned them. Superboy will do his best to free them, but he’ll have to go through Supergirl first — wait, what? You read right, folks. It’s the Super-brawl you weren’t expecting, courtesy of writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal [...]

Marvel 1st Look: ULTIMATE COMICS X #2

Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams continue their new tales of mutants in the Ultimate Universe in this preview

Committed: Kick-Ass and Why Violence is a Feminist Issue

Do you worry about your daughter growing up feeling weak, ineffectual, powerless, and generally having less options in life than her male counterparts? Men are still more successful in many industries, and the changes in the status quo have created a number of social areas in which men (often unconsciously) will strive to use language [...]


What happens when writers Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann and artist Pere Perez pit a bruised and battered Nightwing and Flamebird against the reincarnated Kryptonian sun god Rao? Well, it won’t be a pretty fight. My money’s on the sun god.
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Preview: X-Men: Legacy

Rogue has survived a lot in her day, but can she survive the men warring for her heart? It’s not the first time several men have courted the Southern Belle, but it is the first time she can actually do anything about it. Who will she chose? You’ll be shocked!

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 69

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 [...]

Kick-Ass, Superman, Captain America: March 10th Comic Reel

Mark Millar already talking "Kick-Ass" sequel? Christopher Nolan confirms "Superman" involvement. "Captain America" still has not been chosen. Also, "Tintin" gets US release date and more.

Christopher Nolan Will Head "Superman" Film

The director of "The Dark Knight" will produce a new screen franchise for the Man of Steel based on a screenplay by David S. Goyer that takes Superman, Lois Lane and the rest in a brand new direction while also keeping them separate from Batman.

Fantasy and Fencing in Indie From First Second, FOILED

Jane Yolen & Mike Cavallaro are already known in other fields, and team up on this new indie story for First Second

ReadAlongAComic With Marvel ? Amazing Spider-Man #320

Marvel have begun a new video series called Marvel Reading Circle, in which staffers gather and between them dissect a recently published comic book of theirs, while eating their combined bodyweight in food.
This combination of ...

Archie Comics First Looks: BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #179, JUGHEAD #200 and SONIC UNIVERSE #14

Archie Comics First Looks: BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST 179, JUGHEAD 200 and SONIC UNIVERSE 14 BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST 179 "The Big Exam!": The "nerdettes" strike again, as they set out to help the entire high school improve...

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

It's New Comics Day here in the United States, and CBR has nearly fifty previews of titles hitting stores today from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite and more!

Amazon Still Not The Business Of Selling Comics

Yesterday, Amazon stopped selling directly almost all graphic novel distributed by Diamond Book Distributors, on the back of a price glitches expectations raised and dashed simultaneously.
This included books published by Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, ...

Loviathan @ Aiv & Parade Reading @ Calandra Inst. - by Mike Cavallaro 03/10/2010

Mike Cavallaro added a blog post titled "Loviathan @ Aiv & Parade Reading @ Calandra Inst.".

Loviathan UPDATE 03/10/2010

Mike Cavallaro updated Loviathan.

Eve Johnston Receives DC Comics Freebies ? Is Her Objectivity Now In Doubt?

When Eve Johnston came home from school yesterday afternoon, she walked into a wave of controversy. For there waiting for her was a “courtesy box”, posted by DC Comics, for her to open. A very kind gift, ...

Exclusive DC Preview - DOOM PATROL #8

Keith Giffen and Matthew Clark continue the adventures of the DOOM PATROL this week and here's an exclusive preview

Review: Greek Street v.1: Blood Calls for Blood (Blog@Newsarama)

Greek Street v. 1: Blood Calls for Blood Written by Peter Milligan Illustrated by Davide Gianfelice Colored by Patricia Mulvihill Lettered by Clem Robins Greek Street has one of those great high concepts, and with a writer as witty as Peter Milligan aboard, it seems like one that can’t possibly go wrong. Well, there’s some groundwork laid here, but v. [...]

From The Editor?s Desk: Karen Berger on Peter Milligan

March is the month of Milligan or Milligan is the march of the Month
Whichever way you look at it, for all you Peter Milligan fans out there (and I am first in line, though I have to fight off many!) there are sensational stories galore every week of the month from one of Vertigo’s first [...]


Hey comics fan, got any plans this weekend? If you’re like me you’re at a bit of a crossroads during this time of year. The NFL season is over, the Olympics are over, Oscar Season is over…what are you supposed to do? Well fear not because Convention Season has just started! [...]

Bizarre Butts: Green Hornet #2 First Look

We’re not exactly sure how She-Kato got into this opening with a bottom that large, but nevertheless, this is a first look at Stephen Segovia’s 1:4 variant cover to the second issue of Kevin Smith’s ...

365 Reasons to Love Comics #241

Hey. Remember these?
Lo, many years ago, in the forgotten year of 2007 A.D., this blog had a daily column called "365 Reasons to Love Comics," in which I expounded on the wonder of many creators, characters, concepts, and other bits and bobs that made comics great. Unfortunately, I came up short. By the end of [...]

Twilight Manga Out Today At Irresponsible Comic Book Stores

The release date for the first Twilight Manga volume by Stephanie Meyer and Young Kim is next Tuesday.
Except because comic store distributor Diamond only make a weekly drop to most shops, and many only get ...

Swipe File: Repo Men Vs Monty Python

Here are the UK posters. But I saw the trailer for this last week and was just waiting for the Eric Idle song.

“Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving and revolving at nine ...

Philadephian Woman Charged With Terrorist Threat Against Cartoonist

Colleen R LaRose, forty-something suburban Philadelphia resident has been indictedwith the charge of conspiring to help and recruit Islamist terrorists to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, after publication in 2007 of cartoons based on the ...

How To Claim $30 Compensation From Amazon

Okay. You ordered a bunch of Marvel Omnibus titles from Amazon as part of The $14.99 Glitch and they’ve been cancelled. You probably knew they would do. But you may have received a previous e-mail ...

Able was I ere I saw Elba

Hard to make a bad Benjamin Linus episode. Let’s discuss after the jump.Let’s just be totally honest. People are supposed to be identify with Jack or Sawyer. They are nominally the heroes. But, you can bet there are plenty of people out there like me, who identify with Ben. And what a kick in the [...]