venerdì 19 marzo 2010

GUARDIANS OF THE GLOBE Coming from Image Aug 2010 (For Real)

After a week of fun, funny, and outright goofy teasers, Image has announced what exactly is coming in August 2010

A review a day: West Coast Blues

What the crap? A French comic? Are the French even allowed to make comics? Aren't they too busy being snooty and smoking Gauloises and wearing inappropriate swimwear? Where do they find the time to make comics, anyway?*

Well, the French can do all those things as long as they keep making comics [...]

Preview: Wondermark vol. 3

It's Wondermark time again! Come along for the ride as Dark Horse returns to David Malki's silly, bizarre, and hilarious world that's not quite present day, not quite the Victorian era, and not like anything else you've seen before. (Unless you've read the previous Wondermark books, of course!) This newest volume of the Eisner-nominated series contains over one hundred comic strips originally published in The Onion and on, plus many pages of additional material by creator David Malki. More than just webcomic collections, the Wondermark books have been praised for their magnificent design and loads of extra content for casual readers and superfans alike.
* New installments of Wondermark appear twice weekly at, along with a hilarious blog from David Malki! The Wondermark site enjoys over 140,000 unique visitors per month.
* Wondermark is nationally syndicated in the print edition of The Onion, enjoying a circulation of over 700,000!

Kirkman Defends The Guardians of the Globe

The Image Comics partner revealed the true nature of "Guardians of the Globe," a six issue miniseries coming out in August, and also addressed his feelings on Marvel, DC Comics and the current state of the industry.

Troy Duffy and JB Love on "Boondock Saints II"

Weaving in and out of the cinematic sequel, writer-director Troy Duffy's "Boondock Saints II: In Nomine Patris" is set to debut in May from 12 Gauge Comics. CBR spoke with Duffy and co-writer JB Love about the project.

BOOM!, CBGB Team-Up for New Comic

CBGB has confirmed that they are indeed working with BOOM! Studios on a CBGB comic book, handing out copies of a single page comic by Jesse Blaze Snider and Chuck BB this week at South by Southwest.


Take a look at Dark Horse Comics' offerings in comics, trades, and merchandise for the start of the summer

Three for the letters: Twilight, Thoughts, Breath

More than a few interesting posts that discuss the lettering side of comics of late.
At Comics Alliance, Chris Sims demonstrates the horrible, amateurish lettering style, that puts balloons right over the characters faces in the bajillion selling Twilight the Graphic Novel.
This is kind of odd, since publisher Yen Press, has many very knowledgeable [...]

Unveiling JMS? SUPERMAN artist

We hit the ground running with some major news not long ago — announcing that JMS was not only writing SUPERMAN, but WONDER WOMAN as well. And earlier today we talked a bit about SAMARITAN X, JMS’ newly announced OGN. We promised more news to come, and we’ve got one significant piece of information: [...]

BATMAN solicits for June

As promised, here are all the Bat-related titles hitting your shops in June.

KILLER CROC on sale JUNE 23 • CLAYFACE on sale JUNE 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Preview: The Guild

Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics, courtesy of series creator, writer, and star Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)!

Chronicling the hilarious on- and offline lives of a group of Internet role-playing gamers, the Knights of Good, The Guild has become a cult hit and is the winner of numerous awards from SXSW, YouTube, Yahoo, and the Streamys. Now Day brings the wit and heart of the show to this three-issue miniseries. In this origin tale of the Knights of Good, we learn about Cyd's life before joining the guild, how she became Codex, and how she began to meet the other players who would eventually become her teammates. This storyline fills in details never before revealed on the web show, making it a delightful new chapter for existing fans as well as a perfect jumping-on point for new fans!


Courtesy of Top Shelf, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Playwrights," an original graphic novel written by Eddie Campbell and Daren White and illustrated by Campbell. "The Playwright" will be available in July 2010

REVIEW: "The Brave and the Bold" #32

CBR's Doug Zawisza reviewed J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz' "The Brave and the Bold" 32 and gave the issue 4.5 stars saying of the seemingly odd character pairing, "This is Aquaman at his dazzling best."

Stern Can't Stop On ?Amazing Spider-Man?

Legendary "Spider-Man" scribe Roger Stern kicks off a tale that finds the Wall-Crawler wrestling with some unstoppable foes. CBR News spoke with Stern about the three-parter "Something Can Stop the Juggernaut."


Scott Pilgrim's adventures come to a close with Volume 6, out this July.

2010 Reuben Award Nominees announced

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the 2010 nominees for their Reuben awards, given to the finest in cartooning and illustration. Stephen Pastis, Dan Piraro and Richard Thompson will vie for THE Reuben, given to the finest cartoonist of the year, but other nominees include David Mazzuchelli and Paul Pope. Complete list below:

Stephen [...]

Reviews: A DC Quartet (Blog@Newsarama)

FirstWave #1 (of 6) Written by Brian Azzarello Illustrated by Rags Morales Colored by Nei Ruffino Lettered by Clem Robins Covers by JG Jones or Neal Adams This series promises to be one of DC’s most interesting and fun projects in a long while. Perhaps since Brian Azzarello’s Dr. Thirteen serial. FirstWave is basically a pulp hero mash-up. It’s like when [...]

Preview: The Playwright

The Playwright rather enjoys a quiet moment in the local park. It is a good place to mentally sort his ideas, and is often frequented by pretty young ladies. He once saw a pigeon defecate onto a businessman's shoulder. It struck him as absurd that such an event is often considered lucky. Surely the luck lies with passers-by who, statistically, are far less likely to be similarly soiled at that precise moment. Similarly, the Playwright has always derived an almost perverse sense of relief upon receiving news that an old friend has developed prostate cancer. Because statistically, he reasons, such news significantly reduces the chances of himself being similarly afflicted. And to be honest, at his age, his prostate needs all the statistical support he can muster...

The Playwright: a dark comedy about the sex life of a celibate middle-aged man.

O'Malley & Oni Unveil "Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour"

The cover and title for the final volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's epic "Scott Pilgrim" series hits the web as "Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour" gets a street date of July 20 – just ahead of its big screen adaptation.

Harry Potter Joins the Guardians of the Globe?

Image Comics has just released a fifth teaser image for their much-discussed "Guardians of the Globe" series, this time featuring none other than the world's favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, learn what world-renowned comic book artist almost pursued a career as a professional ballplayer instead of comics! Also, be sure to check out the X-rated comic prank that took over three decades to be uncovered!

Writer Takes SG-1 Character Back Through the STARGATE

Brandon Jerwa knows how to handle licensed comics, and now takes Claudia Black's character, Vala Mal Doran, on


The sixth and final volume of the Scott Pilgrim saga has just been announced, for a July 20th release, and it’s called Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour and the cover promises a finale on par with Return of the Jedi, HP and the Deathly Hallows, or at least Escape from Gilligan’s Island. Congrats to Bryan Lee [...]

The SCOTT PILGRIM movie poster

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Newest, wizardly member of Guardians of the Globe


DC/Marvel Character Tourney Silver Age Region, Round 1

The first round of voting begins now!
Simply choose your favorite (whether it be that you think they're more interesting, more appealing, whatever criteria you want to use) in the following match-up. The voting concludes 48 hours from right now!
The seeding was mostly based on the results of our 2007 DC/Marvel Character Poll and then split [...]

Round 1 of the Other Two Regions Begins Now!

Check out...
Silver Age Region, Round 1
Bronze Age Region, Round 1
to vote for your choices for the next 48 hours!
And check out yesterday's regions, where voting is still open for another 24 hours!
Golden Age Region, Round 1
Modern Age Region, Round 1

Vertigo Cover Gallery

AIR 22


DEMO Vol. 2 #5

DMZ 54

DMZ Vol. 8


FOGTOWN (Vertigo Crime)














CBR talks to J. Michael Straczynski about SAMARITAN X

It’s been a busy few weeks for Mr. Straczynski, huh?
Not only did we announce his upcoming run on both SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, but just last night, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES spoke to the superstar writer about another DCU original graphic novel, SAMARITAN X. What is SAMARITAN X? Too early to get into too much detail, [...]

Tilting at Windmills - Friday, Mar 19th

In the latest edition of TILTING AT WINDMILLS, Brian Hibbs poses the question "Are publishers trying to kill the periodical comic?" and offers up examples of why it's worth asking in light of modern market realities.


Here is a look at artist David Finch's interlocking variant covers to HULK 22 and INCREDIBLE HULK 609

Stern Can't Stop On ?Amazing Spider-Man?

Legendary "Spider-Man" scribe Roger Stern kicks off a tale that finds the Wall-Crawler wrestling with some unstoppable foes. CBR News spoke with Stern about the three-parter "Something Can Stop the Juggernaut."

Ripping The Deadpool Cover Off A Siege #3


Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Orlando films himself tearing up Blackest Night crossover covers to send in to get a Deadpool Siege variant.

Then gets his Deadpool variant and decided to go a little ...

Short ?n Curlies #34 by Si Spurrier

I long to live in a world in which “toilet rolls” are a complex Acrobatic Manoeuvre reserved for an extremely specialist Olympics Event, rather than a shitrag wound round cardboard.
Just saying.
The AutoCue Says Keep ...

The Cut - 3/19/10

Art by Cruddie Torian and Saleem Crawford

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

Amazon poised for another publisher standoff! The aftermath of the Comic-Con hotel lottery! Pioneering retailer Joe Sarno passes away! Will the Handley sentencing affect publishers' business decisions? Plus more!

Green Lantern, Kick-Ass, Predators: March 19th Comic Reel

More photos from the set of "Green Lantern." Another "Kick-Ass" trailer and pun misuse. "Predators" arrive in trailer form. Also, John Cusack does not know of "Preacher" and more.


Preview DC COMICS' June 2010 Solicitations, starting with a look at the Brightest Day books shipping

What To Do? Just Grab Onto Some DUCK TALES June 2010

DUCK TALES are coming to BOOM! Studios this June, by way of the Uncle Scrooge ongoing

Jason Aaron Sharpens "Scalped"

Writer Jason Aaron shares details about "Scalp's" early influences, why he loves his leading men – Bad Horse and Red Crow – and why the "Unwanted" arc will leave another lead character with some very difficult choices.

Action Comics #1 To Break Comics World Record Next Week

I understand Stephen Fishler’s 8.5 CGC copy of Action Comics #1, previously reported on will be sold next week, possibly as early as Tuesday.
Unofficially it is already the most expensive comic, bought by Fishler last week ...

San Diego’s hotel lottery aftermath: Mission Valley dread

Mission Valley! A historic region, location of the first Spanish settlement in the US, and home to the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Fashion Valley Mall and Qualcomm Stadium.
And also where you’ll probably be staying after yesterday’s San Diego Hotel Room Rush.
Like many people this year…The Beat got hosed. Most lotteries [...]


This week has been very exciting with the launch of AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Issue #1 hit the streets with coverage by mainstream press outlets as diverse and influential as the DAILY BEAST, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY/Shelf Life, USA WEEKEND, TIME/Techland, iO9, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE, AM NEW YORK as well as horror sites including; FANGORIA and DREAD CENTRAL and comic [...]

BRIGHTEST DAY solicitations for June

It’s that time again, gang — where we take a sneak peek at the books heading to your local comic shop in June. First up we have BRIGHTEST DAY and the event’s related titles, including JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, TITANS, FLASH and a new launch. Click below for more info. And [...]

Making A Map In The Dirt

Jess Smart Smiley of Utah has just signed a contract with Top Shelf to create a new teen graphic novel series, Upside Down.
She’s also just finished a new short story in comics form called “A ...

New NBC Show, Team Comicana Speak!

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran an exclusive story on an NBC pilot that begins filming this week, Team Comicana, following geek culture around the world. The first shoot takes place tomorrow night on Shaftesbury Avenue, London, ...

Blog Alleges Crimes Against Frank Frazetta

Purporting to being written in the spirit of Frank Frazetta’s late wife Ellie Frazetta, The Ghost Of Ellie is a relatively new blog that alleges the virtual kidnap of legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta, theft ...

Warners Announce A Supermovie Every Summer

Warner Bros has announced they will be releasing a big superhero movie every summer from Green Lantern in 2011, on. This will replace the Harry Potter franchise in the studi’s budget as that series of films ...

Power Out UPDATE 03/19/2010

Nathan Schreiber updated Power Out.

Friday Runaround ? It?s Video Friday!

AdWatch: Kick Ass has moving posters in tube/train stations in the UK…

DoctorWatch: BBC News ran a preview of the first episode of Doctor Who Series Five

And apparently Brits will get a Red Button Preview of ...