mercoledì 17 marzo 2010

FIRST SECOND Helps Keep Comics Alive @ Big Publishing Houses

We check in with publisher First Second, the comics' house of Macmillan Publishing, about their 2010 plans

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski

As Hope’s time-hopping travels come to an end, the writer of
“Cable” joins X-POSITION to share a bit of what’s coming in “X-
Men: Second Coming” and Nathan Summers's reunion with
Deadpool in the series finale. Plus, exclusive art!

A review a day: Crogan's March

Why isn't there an ongoing about a person in the French Foreign Legion? That would rock. Dang, I hope no one steals that from me before I can pitch it to Vertigo!

The second volume of Chris Schweizer's Crogan Adventures is out! It's called Crogan's March, it's published by Oni Press, and it [...]

Winick And The Red Hood: Together Again

Just in time for the animated "Under The Hood" DVD, writer Judd Winick returns to the life of resurrected Robin Jason Todd with "The Red Hood: The Lost Days," a six-issue mini series.

The First Exclusive Toy Of C2E2

So exclusive, so highly collectable, there’s only one of them! This is a lampost model provided by the city of Chicago to show how the banner advertising will appear for the upcoming comic convention show ...

Committed: ECCC: Mr. Crowley goes to Oz

I've come to the conclusion that people are attending cons wrong. At least I think that must be the problem, since they find them so very draining. People I know prepare for comic conventions as if they are prepping for the Iditarod, rather than a relaxing weekend with like-minded people.
Growing up in Europe, we'd make [...]

How did Lois afford that apartment, anyway? (Blog@Newsarama)

Our very own super-sleuth Mike Avila has wondered: how did Lois Lane afford that swanky apartment from the first Superman film? Over at Life’s Little Mysteries, a new site by Newsarama parent company TechMediaNetwork, Mike has put together some surprising figures for all you non-New Yorkers out there, showing that Lois’ apartment has a little bit [...]

Green Hornet, To Be Sure, To Be Sure

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment. Green Hornet and Kato celebrating St Patrick’s Day, by artist Aaron Campbell.
Even though they’re not Irish! I should set Warren Ellis on them.

I have to say after a few Guinnesses I ...

Judd Winick Returns to the Hood in RED HOOD: LOST DAYS

DC Comics announced a new 6-issue limited series to be published in conjunction with the animated feature "Batman: Under the Red Hood"

Let?s Make A TV Ad For Free Comic Book Day

There is to be no Free Comic Book Day TV ad this year. At least not officially. Not enough stores used last year’s ad, and apparently creating a new one is too expensive.
Sure, if your ...

Actually Swiped File: PJ Holden And SFX?s Comics Heroes

This is a piece of Rogue Trooper fan art that 2000AD and Dynamite artist PJ Holden drew for personal use online, coloured by Steven Denton.

And these are the fridge magnets that come free with the first issue of ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 76

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 [...]

Wil Moss talks up the SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT

The SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT features seven stories by a slew of great talent, all taking a look at the Man of Steel from a different viewpoint. Mike Raicht & Charles Paul Wilson III take a peek at young Clark Kent’s life in Smallville; Kathryn Immonen & Tonci Zonjic explore the joys of marriage when Lois [...]

ECCC: The Guild Panel

The cast members of "The Guild" talked with the Emerald City
ComiCon crowd this past weekend about working on the show,
their lives beyond the popular web series and… dead hookers?

2000AD In The USA

Rebellion, publishers of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine have finally switched their publishing licence to Simon & Schuster, who will print books in both the UK and the US, which should make sure the books ...

Preview: Millar & McNiven's Nemesis (UNLETTERED)

CIVIL WAR? Nothing. KICK-ASS? A warmup. What if the smartest, toughest costumed bad ass in the world was totally evil? Meet Nemesis. He’s systematically been destroying the lives of every police chief in Asia, and he’s now set his sights on Washington, DC. Between you and me, the police don’t have a chance. Do not miss the book that EVERYONE will be talking about by the creative team that made CIVIL WAR the biggest book of the decade.

Steve Perry talks about the Hero Initiative (Blog@Newsarama)

To say comics writer Steve Perry has had it rough is putting it lightly. He’s a single dad, he’s struggling with an increasingly uphill battle with cancer, and he’s been standing on the razor’s edge of a growing financial abyss. He needed a hero. At this year’s Megacon, he got an Initiative. Perry has written a lot [...]


The Red Hood’s very presence haunts the Dark Knight’s every waking hour.
But how did the Red Hood come to be? What trials did he go through before donning the gleaming red helmet, during those formative years before he crossed paths with Batman?
Writer Judd Winick and artist Pablo Raimondi hope to answer that question in June, [...]

Today@act-i-vate: Loviathan Continues! - by Mike Cavallaro 03/17/2010

Mike Cavallaro added a blog post titled "Today@act-i-vate: Loviathan Continues!".

Loviathan UPDATE 03/17/2010

Mike Cavallaro updated Loviathan.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Millar & McNiven's Nemesis" #1

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an EXCLUSIVE first look preview at Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's next Icon series – the fast-paced, in your face supervillain thriller "Nemesis."

Sin City 2, Conan, Scott Pilgrim: March 17th Comic Reel

Robert Rodriquez has a new script coming for "Sin City 2." Rose McGowan cast in "Conan," but not as Red Sonja. "Scott Pilgrim" gets his first poster image. Also, a "Spider-Man" update and more.

Exclusive Top Cow Preview: THE DARKNESS #83

Take a look at The Darkness 83, in stores March 24th, 2010 from Top Cow Publishing

Is Frankie Boyle Writing for Mark Millar?s Comic Book Anthology?

A while ago, Mark Millar suggested that he wanted to publish a UK comic book anthology featuring a whole host of creators. Brendan McCarthy was mentioned… and then it all went quiet. Recently a recruitment ...

Top Ten Vital Reasons Why Cartoonist Milt Gross is *IMPORTANT*

by Craig Yoe

[It has come to our attention that we don't link to the I.T.C.H. blog enough, especially when they post lots of awesome Milt Gross art, as above. Site proprietor Craig Yoe recently published The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story, from IDW and generously offered to explain more about why [...]

Scott Pilgrim: ?An epic of epic epicness? (Blog@Newsarama)

Want to see Scott Pilgrim rockin’ out, live-action style? Then take a gander at this poster, via I’m excited. The movie is due out August 13.

Busiek, Anderson and Ross launch a new Astro City miniseries with Silver Agent #1

The Astro City team is back on June 30th with a new miniseries, focusing on the Silver Agent’s tumultuous journey through time. With as strong as the Astra Special was last year, I’m really looking forward to seeing what Busiek and Anderson have in store for this next two-issue miniseries.
In the meantime, here’s a beautiful [...]


Preview DEATHLOK #5, VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #6, & DOOMWAR #2, shipping from Marvel Comics Mar 17, 2010

DC 1st Look: BATMAN BEYOND #1 Cover - JUNE 2010

The long-teased Batman Beyond mini-series launches in June, and we have the first look at the cover here

Dynamite Acquires VAMPIRELLA for Comics and Beyond

Dynamite Entertainment has acquired the full rights of Vampirella, one of the oldest non-big 2 characters

Vampirella goes to Dynamite

The last vestige of Harris Publications’ long ago black and white horror line, Vampiralla was the odd woman out at the publisher. Now the lady vampire will find a more hospitable home at Dynamite Entertainment which today announced they had acquired the character. Pr below:

Before Twilight. Before True Blood. Before Buffy. [...]

Archie Comics First Looks: ARCHIE #607 and ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST #207

Archie Comics First Looks: ARCHIE 607 and ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST 207 ARCHIE 607 "Gyrl Crazy!": When an all-girl band breaks down in Riverdale, it's music to Archie's ears... and a sour note for Betty and Veronica! But it's not...

Dynamite Entertainment Acquires Vampirella

The publisher behind Red Sonja, The Green Hornet and other classic properties acquires the '70s vampire vixen lock, stock and barrel from its longtime home of Harris Publications with plans for future comics.

Vampirella Bought By Dynamite. Costumes Unlikely To Get Less Skimpy.

The publisher responsible for licensed titles such as Green Hornet, Lone Ranger Red Sonja, literary titles such as Alice In Wonderland and Dracula, Alex Ross’ SuperPowers titles and copyright-seized titles such as Jungle Girl and ...

Chew #13 Cover ? And A Chew Tattoo

It’s how you know you’ve really made it as a comic book creator – when someone covers their body in ink to celebrate your creation.
John Layman experiences this at the Emerald City Comic Con, seen ...

From The Editor?s Desk: Mark Doyle on the launch of AMERICAN VAMPIRE

“This is a song Charles Manson stole from the Beatles, and we’re stealing it back.”
That’s what Bono says on the first track of “Rattle and Hum” before The Edge rips into “Helter Skelter.” That’s kind of how we feel about vampires these days. They are sexless teenagers. They go to school. They sparkle.
Vampires have been [...]

BATMAN BEYOND returns in June

You heard us mention a while back that Paul Levitz would be writing a Batman Beyond-centric SUPERMAN/BATMAN annual in June — but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Terry McGinnis, the Batman of the future who is guided by an elderly Bruce Wayne in his efforts to protect Neo Gotham.
Starting [...]

PREVIEWS: New Comics On Sale Today

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

The Shipping Forecast: Vampires, Barbarians, Mobsters And Muppets

Comics shipping today in the USA, tomorrow in the UK. These are the top ten comics that I’m interested in.
1. Groo: Hogs Of Horder#3 by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier. The very best Groo’s have ...

St. Patricks Day with Eclectic Micks

It is hard to know how to celebrate the day of Irish folk on a comics blog, so we’ll just link to Eclectic Micks, the art blog by Irish cartoonists Stephen Mooney (Angel; After the Fall), Stephen Thompson (Star Trek; New Frontier, Presidential Material: John McCain), Len O’Grady (Smoke, Ares) Nick Roche (Transformers, Doctor [...]

Still on the road

Will it never end? Actually YES! Home tonight for good.

Wednesday Runaround ? Who Watches The Accent?

WatchmenWatch: Dave Gibbons is hosting a webinar this Sunday for Manga Studios comics drawing software at 2pm PT. That’s 10pm in the UK of course. Do have a coffee, Dave.
AccentWatch: Anya Monzikova not only appears in ...

LOST: Recon

The Beat (and FMB, did you buy your copy of CHOKER yet?) is still on the road and the helper monkey was stuck at work after a weekend at Spring Training, so your LOST analysis will be a little late.
Feel free to use this post as a virtual water cooler to discuss Sawyer, MIB, [name [...]

Neat Comic for St. Patrick's Day

John A. Walsh has the first chapter of his new graphic novel, Go Home Paddy, on his website here. He will be adding new pages to the book every Tuesday and Thursday.

The book is about an Irish immigrant in Boston in the mid-19th Century.
The first chapter was strong, although be forewarned, it might be really [...]

The Man Who Sold Zenith Trade Paperbacks

Over the last few weeks, someone has been selling Zenith trade paperbacks on eBay, collecting the 2000AD superhero story by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell. All well and good you may think, but they’re not ...