martedì 16 marzo 2010

Preview: Titans

Spotlight on Red Arrow! As Roy Harper lies in critical condition after the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #5, his fever dreams show him the perfect future life he wants for the Titans. Unfortunately for him, it's a life the Titans will never see.

Kirby Heirs Sue Marvel

Heirs of legendary comic artist Jack “King” Kirby have filed suit against Marvel over rights to Kirby’s work for the company.

DoW’s ‘Breakthrough’

Days of Wonder will release Breakthrough, the new expansion for Memoir ’44, in May.

Diamond Summit Takes Fresh Approach

The upcoming 2010 Diamond Retailer’s Summit has a changed approach to programming.

‘Family Games: The 100 Best’

Green Ronin Publishing now focuses on the best family games in Family Games:  The 100 Best.

Visual Clues Power Image's New Crime Series SHUDDERTOWN

Creator Nick Spencer (Existence 2.0) is asking reader' for "patience & care" in his new visually arresting series

ECCC: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way

In a panel this past weekend at Emerald City ComiCon, C.B. Cebulski, Colleen Coover, Jeff Parker and Christina Strain agreed: the easy way to a Marvel Comics career is to work really, really hard.

ECCC 2010: Sunday Conversation with Ian Sattler

DC Comics Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler filled in for Dan Didio, leading Emerald City ComiCon attendees and writers Eric Trautmann and James Robinson in a wandering, freeform conversation.

EXCLUSIVE: Twilight the Graphic Novel art preview

Today’s a red letter day as Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 goes on sale. Written by Stephenie Meyer and adapted by Young Kim, the book has a 350,000 initial print run and could just be this year’s Watchmen in the graphic novel category.
Publisher Yen Press graciously supplied us with a page from the [...]

Guest Spot: Scalped and the Stereotype That Wasn't There

by John Lees (check out John's column, Comic Book Club, at ProjectFanboy here)
Okay, so who reads Scalped? For those of you unfamiliar with the series, Scalped is a sprawling crime drama by writer Jason Aaron and (for the most part) artist R.M. Guera, published by DC Comics’ celebrated Vertigo imprint. Set on [...]

Brevoort Talks "Captain America"

As Captain America confronts the crazy 1950s Cap, the "Heroic Age" beckons with Baron Zemo Vs. Bucky Barnes. CBR spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about the future of the series with an EXCLUSIVE first look at issue 604.

Exclusive Dynamite Preview: GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #1, + More

Preview GH Year One, Battlefields #4, both in stores March 17, 2010 from Dynamite Entertainment

Diamond to Launch Kid's Comic Shop Locator @

Diamond Comic Distributors to Launch Kid's Comic Shop Locator @, Diamond announced Tuesday

TOLDJA: Hulked Out Heroes

To be fair, it was Nathan Crosby who TOLDJA in a CBR interview that Bleeding Cool picked up on. So Ed Brubaker can get annoyed with him.
But just in time for retailer’s Final Order Cut-Off, ...

A review a day: Graylight

This book came out two months ago, but I waited until I had some other stuff to review so I could do a few days of "reviews a day." I don't mind waiting a while with standalone long-form novels, though, because it's not like the Next Big Event will be spoiled if you don't [...]

SyFy picks up ?Three Inches? pilot (Blog@Newsarama)

Apparently SyFy’s philosophy believes that big things can come in small packages — in this case, they’ve picked up a pilot for a new superhero series called “Three Inches.” The series is about a slacker who discovers that he’s a telekinetic — which for him, means he only has cultivated his talent to move objects about [...]

Existence 2.0 gets lease on Hollywood life (Blog@Newsarama)

Existence 2.0 is getting another lease on life — this time, as a film for Paramount. The Image book by Nick Spencer and Ronald Salas follows a scientist who is murdered by a hitman. The catch? The scientist was creating body-swap technology, and so his murder becomes his greatest opportunity, as he lives the life of [...]

REVIEW: "American Vampire" #1

In an advanced review, CBR's Timothy Callahan awards the Scott Snyder/Stephen King/Rafael Albuquerque Vertigo launch four stars, saying "the first issue feels layered. It feels literary. And yet still wonderfully nasty."

ECCC: BOOM!?s Irredeemable One-Year Anniversary Panel

At Emerald City ComiCon this past weekend, veteran writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid led a small but loyal crowd in a wildly unpredictable discussion extending beyond his hero-gone-bad series "irredeemable."

Exclusive DC Preview - THE SHIELD #7 [New Story Arc]

A new story arc - Operation Gunslinger - begins for the Shield, and Newsarama takes a first look

Get into REPO MEN w/ Palmiotti/Calero Motion Comic

While REPO MEN preps to hit theaters, comics mainstays Jimmy Palmiotti and Dennis Calero have their own take on the story, which you can see in this trailer! Repo Men is in theaters March 19, 2010

Kirby heirs sue for copyright

As revealed yesterday, the family of Jack Kirby has officially filed a lawsuit seeking to regain the copyright of the Marvel characters he co-created, including The FF, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Nick Fury and The Avengers. The entire complaint is available here.
The move comes after a series of legal maneuverings that left [...]

AND . . . We?re Back. (Blog@Newsarama)

Will Channing Tatum wield the shield? (Blog@Newsarama)

Captain America prospectives are continuing to assemble — with a new face already having put in time as a Real American Hero. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that director Joe Johnston has brought in a new face to the already large casting cal for Captain America: Channing Tatum, who has played soldiers in movies ranging from [...]

Blog@Front Page Collected (Blog@Newsarama)

Greetings, all! While we were out last week, we did keep track of the news with a series of posts on the ‘Rama mothership’s front page. In case you missed those, find the day-by-day links below. Tuesday: Iron Man 2, etc. Wednesday: Sgt. Slaughter, Cap Movie, etc. Thursday: Spidey Musical Woes, etc. Friday: Summer Glau, etc.

ECCC: Superman Goes to War Panel

This weekend's Emerald City ComiCon, a panel of Superman all-stars including Geoff Johns, James Robinson, and Greg Rucka sent the hero off to war, and a key writer let slip about what lies ahead for the League.

Talking Comics with Tim: Jimmy Palmiotti

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea sits down with writer Jimmy Palmiotti to talk about all things "Power Girl" and what takes place on the title before it switches creative teams, "Jonah Hex," "Random Acts of Violence" and more

AVENGERS ACADEMY Headmasters Review the Curriculum

Writer Christos Gage and Editor Bill Rosemann want you to attend Avengers Academy. Why should you enroll?

The Awesome world of comics

While Beat postings have been scarcer that hairs on Scatman Crothers dome, we’ve been immersed in the Homeland of Comics, aka Stumptown, aka Portland, OR. Although our time here is brief, we’ve already seen Periscope, Powells and Bendis. Unfortunately internet access has been spotty and time brief. So…with no further ado…

Scott's Classic Comics Corner: A Showcase of Bargains

Showcase is one of the great titles of the Silver Age. Alas, many of the best known books from that series (Showcase #4, Showcase 34 and Showcase 60 are all examples) are very pricey. This week I'm taking a look at some later issues that are less well known, but are noteworthy all the same [...]

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

Will "Twilight" graphic novel's debut today spark a new wave of phenomenon? "Flash Comics" #1 sells for $450,000! Thursday passes nearly sold out for Comic-Con! Checking in with C2E2 and Longbox! Plus more!

DC Preview - THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #32 [Aquaman]

It's Aquaman and Etrigan the Demon in J. Michael Straczynski's latest issue of The Brave and the Bold

Tim Seeley Hacks And Slashes Devil?s Due Debt

Bleeding Cool has run a number of articles on problems at Devil’s Due regarding paying its creators. Citing issues with increased returns from Diamond Book Distributors, publisher Josh Blaylock has stated that his income has ...

First look: Gene Ha’s The Authority: The Lost Year #10 cover

What crazy alternate reality have The Authority landed themselves in this time? By the look of Gene Ha’s great cover to 10, it’s not a friendly one.
Issue 10 lands in June.

About The Authority: The Lost Year 10: The Authority lands in a reality where their doppelgangers have converted the world to a fascistic nightmare. [...]

An underwater danger threatens Aquaman — and the Demon

We’ve had an exciting flurry of J. Michael Straczynski news in the past week or so, and we can understand if you’re jonesin’ to read his upcoming work on SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN. Well, have you checked out BRAVE AND THE BOLD yet? In issue 32, a horrifying lost city has risen at the [...]

Captain America, Green Lantern, Kick-Ass: March 16th Comic Reel

Two more contenders for "Captain America," including Channing Tatum! First day photos from the set of "Green Lantern!" Mark Millar spills more "Kick-Ass 2" info! Also, "Predators" and more.


Padme's investigation leads from the darkest corners of Coruscant to the highest levels of Republic power in "Senate Murders," an all-new episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS premiering at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 19 on Cartoon Network.

Young Adult Novelist Explores When Heroes Become POWERLESS

Matthew Cody's novel "Powerless" explores a world where kids have superpowers until they're 13. The writer discusses the book, comics, & more

DC Preview: GREEN ARROW #31 "The Fall of Green Arrow"

Preview the first chapter of "The Fall of Green Arrow" as Ollie suffers the repercussions of his recent actions

A Look At The Longbox Beta Launch

If you want to look at what may very well be the future of comics, it’s time to download the public Beta version of the comic reading/storage/purchase software application, Longbox. Download it with the links ...

Keith Champagne on WWE Heroes

Next week, the first issue of Titan's WWE Heroes comic series comes out and, being a big wrestling and comics fan, I wanted to get some more info on the series, so I went straight to the most logical source: Keith Champaigne, the writer of the book. He provides some background on the series and [...]

Writer Striking a Legacy With Future GREEN HORNET

Brett Matthews is ready to take on another classic character, this time looking to the near future for a legacy take

Tuesday Runaround ? Jonathan Ross To Jedward

RossWatch: Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards will be signing copies of Jonathan’s first published comic book, Turf from Image Comics at Forbidden Planet in London on Wednesday April 14th, 6-7 pm. You want in, ...

Action Comics #1 8.5 Ready To Smash Batman?s Record For Good

It looks like it’s happening again.
Only a few weeks after the first appearance of Superman, Action Comics #1 (8.0 CGC) hit a million dollars, only for the first appearance of Batman, Detective Comics 27 (8.0 ...

Tokyo To Restrict And Ban Sexual Comic Books ? Creators Protest

It’s a common sterotype of Japanese comics. Young schoolgirls flashing their panties being interfered with by robot tentacles. And while the word of manga is vast and covers all forms of literature and culture, there ...

AMERICAN VAMPIRE–First Look at Pearl’s story and Scott Snyder on his favorite vampires

Today, I’m excited to reveal a 3 page preview (from Pearl’s story written by Scott Snyder) from AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 and a piece by Scott Snyder on his Favorite Vampires.

If you’ve seen the pages that were posted on THE DAILY BEAST yesterday, the guy hanging by the pool just might look familiar. But isn’t [...]

‘The Fall of Green Arrow’ kicks off in GREEN ARROW #31

Following the events of both JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE and JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1, we find Green Arrow at his personal rock bottom. Star City is in ruins, his protege maimed and his friends against him — where can he turn? And as Ollie’s inner turmoil and guilt overwhelm him, [...]

Flash Comics #1 (9.6 CGC) Sells For $450,000

Until a month ago, no comic book had quite sold this much. But after the success of 1930s comics Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics 27, featuring the first appearance of Superman and Batman respectively, ...

Twilight Manga Graphic Novel Officially Released Today

It has a 350,000 first print run. It adapts into comic form one of the most popular novels of recent yars. And it has an audience of young women who will do whatever it takes ...

Comic Critics #109!

Here is the latest installment of the Comic Critics strip, courtesy of Sean Whitmore (writer) and Brandon Hanvey (artist)! You can check out the first hundred and eight strips at the archive here and you can read more about Sean and Brandon at the Comic Critics blog.

Let us know what you think, either here [...]

Marvel Hotline: Marjorie Liu

Writer Marjorie Liu discusses the X-23 one-shot, on sale March 15!


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