giovedì 8 aprile 2010


Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents a massive 11 page preview of "Cold Space #1 by co-creators/writers Samuel L. Jackson, Eric Calderon and artist Jeremy Rock.

Turf #1 Review

In his text piece for Turf #1, the brand-new Image mini-series by famed British talk show host Jonathan Ross (making his comic writing debut) and the always brilliant Tommy Lee Edwards, Mark Millar makes a very astute observation regarding Ross' writing style - Millar compares him to Don McGregor, and I can really see that, [...]

Best Shots Rapid Reviews: CAPT AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER, More

The Best Shots team takes an all-pellet review look at books from Marvel, DC, Image, and More

Todd Klein Not Nominated For Lettering, And Other Eisner Curios

1. Todd Klein Not Nominated For Lettering
I thought it was worth pointing out. Todd Klein not being nominated for an Eisner lettering award. I mean, they didn’t nominate other masters such as Dave Sim or ...

The Buy Pile - Thursday, Apr 8th

Despite an atrocity in ancient Rome, things actually go fairly well with a week that both the Wu-Tang and Bill Willingham could be proud about, even while Hulks war ineffectively and Vader takes his eye off the ball.

Danielle Leigh's Reading Diary -- Pluto volumes 4-8

There's no doubt that Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki's Pluto is a great comic but I think one of the things I admire most about the concluding volumes is the way they raise a number of questions but don't offer neat answers to them.

Pluto is both a dark vision of Tezuka's  Astro Boy and also [...]

So Super Duper! Page 117! Cat-Hookers! (Blog@Newsarama)

If you like what you’ve read so far (c’mon, how can you not') totally check out more super cute comics!

WORLD OF HURT ? ?The Thrill-Seekers? ? Episode 38 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT – The Thrill-Seekers – Episode 38 – “Straight Right” It wasn’t until I posted this strip that I realized how much the final panel reminded me of Kevin Maguire’s classic “ONE PUNCH!” panel from Justice League International. It wasn’t intended as an homage, and certainly not a swipe, but when I was going [...]

Powell's "Buzzard" Flies Solo

"The Goon" creator Eric Powell spoke with CBR News about his newest miniseries, which features the noble ghoul Buzzard with a "Billy the Kid's Old-Timey Oddities" backup. The title debuts in June from Dark Horse.

THE Q: Comics Retailers On the Threat (or not) of the iPad

We ask that burning question "What impact will the iPad have on the industry" of comic retailers, see what they think

BATMAN THE BRAVE & THE BOLD - "Chill of the Night!"

The Spectre and The Phantom Stranger observe Batman as he uncovers the mystery of who killed his parents and travels back in
time to team up with his own father.

Power Out Gets Eisner Nomination - by Dean Haspiel 04/8/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Power Out Gets Eisner Nomination".

2010 Eisner Nominees announced (Blog@Newsarama)

Forget the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Golden Globes — because it’s officially Eisner season! Comics Beat has the official listing of this year’s nominees, and they are definitely interesting. The Unwritten and Irredeemable get several noms each, and Chew (I dig this series so much) gets a well-deserved nomination for Best New Series. Meanwhile, David Mazzuccheilli [...]

Pre-MoCCA Pafrty Poop: TONIGHT: Sturm, Women, Zig and Wikki, Family Pop-up

As usual the days before MoCCA are jam packed with signings and events. We’re still getting everything collated but here are the events for today, Thurday April 8.
April 8 03:30PM – 04:30PM

For children of all ages and their caregivers…
Zig and Wikki land on a planet of strange creatures like flies, frogs and raccoons, just [...]

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 Review

Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver (and colorist Christina Strain, who really shines on the issue) come together to give us an intriguing prelude to what promises to be a very interesting series, based on the notion that some of the world's most famous historical figures have been working together for centuries to stop threats to [...]

50 Years of Gahan Wilson

Gahan Wilson and Fantagraphics celebrate 50 years of the artist's "Playboy" work with a massive collection of every cartoon he's done for the magazine. We spoke with Wilson about the new collection and his legacy.

2010 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

David Mazzucchelli’s critically lauded "Asterios Polyp" received four nominations in today's 2010 Eisner Awards announcement, and Mark Waid, Mike Carey and Ed Brubaker all get multiple nods. ROBOT 6 has the complete list.

There's Something About DEADPOOL: A Popularity Question

With Deadpool Corps fresh on shelves, Newsarama looks at the character and the plethora of books and covers he’s had recently.

The 2010 Eisner Award Nominations Are Up!

And, as always, they're a mixed bag!
Robot 6 has the full list here.
Naturally, from a biased standpoint, it seems particularly strange that Comic Book Resources WINS the Eisner last year for Comics Journalism and then this year isn't even nominated? Odd. Especially since CBR added Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins AND Robot 6 all this [...]

REVIEW: "Spider-Man: Fever"

James Hunt reviews "Spider-Man: Fever" #1, Brendan McCarthy's return to the comic book scene, and gives the Spidey/Dr. Strange team-up 5 stars, saying that "McCarthy stands easily shoulder-to-shoulder with the greats."


See multiplayer gameplay featuring the robots in disguise from the all-new game, coming June 22, 2010.

Eisner Awards Nominees 2010 Announced

Special congratulations to Jon Layman and Rob Guillory, Mike Carey, Joe Kelly, Roger Langridge, Karl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart, ComicsAlliance, and… another year without a mention for Avatar. Despite, you know, Freakangels, Crossed, No Hero, Anna ...

2010 Eisner Award nominations announced

They’re here, led by Asterios Polyp, Urasawa, Robert Crumb and lots and lots of DC books, including Blackest Night. A quick look suggests that most of the obvious high spots were hit, but a quick check suggests that overall, a mostly middlebrow list this time out.
Update: Actually now that we’ve read the whole thing, [...]

The Eisner Awards honor the DC Universe

The Eisner Awards, considered by many to be “The Oscars” of comic book industry awards, unveiled their nominees for the 2010 ceremony today, honoring a number of key DCU titles and creators. The winners will be named at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the largest and oldest comic convention in the United States.
Let’s check out [...]


Considered to be “The Oscars” of comic book industry, The Eisner’s (aka: The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards) revealed their nominees for 2010 today. The winners will be named this July at San Diego Comic-Con International, the largest and oldest comic convention in the United States.
For the full list click here.
And now for the [...]

Fiona Staples and Alex Ross nominated for Eisner Awards

I’d like to extend a special congratulations out to WildStormers Fiona Staples and Alex Ross, who were nominated for Eisner Awards today.
Fiona Staples was nominated in the Best Artist category for her phenomenal work on North 40. The nomination is doubly impressive for someone as relatively new to the industry as Fiona. I was (as [...]

Gene Ha’s final BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE cover

BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE concludes later this month, courtesy of writer Kevin Smith and artist Walt Flanagan, and is sure to feature a handful of surprises for not only Batman, but love interest Silver St. Cloud and a few others important to the Dark Knight. As we head toward the final issue, we figured a [...]


Diamond released their preliminary Top 10 sales & Market Share charts for March 2010

Tracking Kick-Ass A Week From Release

Bleeding Cool recently received this letter;

So that’s where the tracking stats we’d been getting were coming from eh?
So we’re not going to be printing the new tracking statistics excerpts for Kick-Ass. No, we’re going to be ...

Geppi mansion goes on sale today

We’ve covered Diamond Comics Distribution owner Steve Geppi’s debt problems several times here. In what has to be seen as a particularly demoralizing blow, Geppi’s historic 19th century 13,000 sq ft, 9 acre estate is going up for foreclosure auction today. Geppi and his wife bought it in 2004 for $4.8 million; tried to sell [...]

Batman and Robin #11 Review

In a surprising twist, Batman and Robin 11 featured a guest star from regular DC Comics continuity - it sure wasn't something I expected, but I suppose it worked.
The rest of the issue was strong, as Andy Clarke continues his impressive arc on the series.

First off, great cover throwback to the cover for #1...

A [...]

Preview: Ultimate Comics Enemy

The heroes of the Ultimate Universe are desperate to track down their collective enemy before he/she/it strikes again! This mystery is at the backbone of the Ultimate Universe and will have major ramifications on the future of the entire line. Ultimate Universe co-founder BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and rising star, RAFA SANDOVAL (AVENGERS: INITIATIVE) bring you one step closer to revealing the mystery of the ULTIMATE ENEMY!!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Enemy" #3

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics Enemy" #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Rafa Sandoval. The issue hits stores next Wednesday, April 14.

Fox News Ask If The Kick-Ass Movie Is An Example Of Child Abuse

Well, the Daily Mail had their say last week, with the strange observation that a young girl dressed in young girl’s clothes looks “as seductive as possible”. Now the American equivalent, Fox News takes it ...

Check out stills of Atomic Robo animated short (Blog@Newsarama)

Ready to see comicdom’s favorite atomic-powered robot run in glorious animation? We can’t wait — which is why when we saw that the Fictory had some production stills for their upcoming animated Atomic Robo short, we were psyched. If you click on their production blog, there’s a lot of other cool images as well, ranging from [...]

WC10: Return to Jurassic Park

IDW senior editor and first time writer, Bob Schreck is joined by artists Nate Van Dyke and Tom Yeates to discuss the upcoming comic "Jurassic Park: Redemption" as well as future "Jurassic Park" projects.


HULK-POOL makes his debut in the two-issue limited series and Newsarama as an exclusive first look preview

Act-i-vate At Mocca Art Festival - by Dean Haspiel 04/8/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Act-i-vate At Mocca Art Festival".

Seth Kushner's Culture Pop Coming 4/12 - by Dean Haspiel 04/8/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Seth Kushner's Culture Pop Coming 4/12".

Cowboys & Aliens, Green Lantern, Captain America: April 8th Comic Reel

Harrison Ford for "Cowboys & Aliens" tweets John Favreau, Mark Strong takes on Sinestro in June, "Captain America" still in search of his Peggy Carter. Also, stars talk "Kick-Ass" and more.

Exclusive Dynamite 1st Look: RED SONJA #50 - FROST GIANTS

Dynamite Entertainment is relaunching the Red Sonja ongoing with 50, and we have two pages of SONJA VS FROST GIANTS

SWEET TOOTH #8–The mysterious Dr. Singh

SWEET TOOTH #8 went on sale yesterday and NEWSARAMA ran a terrific feature with author/artist Jeff Lemire, check it out here. And IGN gives it a glowing review here, saying, “Jeff Lemire keeps rocking us with new character revelations and exciting plot twists. . . . His storytelling skills are second to none. . . [...]

Family Dynamic: Jay Faerber on Return of Image's DYNAMO 5

Writer Jay Faerber’s superhero siblings reunite to discover secrets of their father and the entire Image Universe

Tony Stark?s Iron Marketing Machine

Oh you may think there are lots of Iron Man comics in the shop right now. More even than Deadpool comics. And more are on the way. But with the movie still a way off, ...

Review: The Bronx Kill (Blog@Newsarama)

The Bronx Kill Written by Peter Milligan Illustrated by James Romberger Lettered by Clem Robins Published by DC/Vertigo I love a good crime drama. Of course, I’m somewhat picky and I expect more from the genre than most of the pseudo-noir out there. Lesser writers resort to shallow posturing, tough guy clichés, and scantily dressed ingénues, slotted predictably into a [...]

Seven questions about Blackest Night (Blog@Newsarama)

Blackest Night is finally over. Like a lot of super-comics readers, I spent a lot of time and a lot of money following the event/storyline over the past year. I believe it “officially” ran about nine months (not counting a few years or foreshadowing and build-up in writer Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern), and although I [...]

Hell hath no wrath like 8-bit games scorned (Blog@Newsarama)

PIXELS: Retro Gamers from addwork on Vimeo. Hey, readers, check out this animated short film that depicts what would happen if the 8-bit characters of our youth (well, my youth anyways) and decide to maleviolently wrecks havoc on our New York City…and then, THE WORLD!

Parker Monkeys Around with "Gorilla-Man"

In July, Jeff Parker kicks off a new adventure starring Marvel's premier simian action hero in "Gorilla-Man." We spoke with Parker about the project, which examines how the title character's past affects his present.

The Immortal GORILLA MAN Takes Center Stage This Summer

Jeff Parker is bringing Ken Hale front and center for his own mini-series this summer from Marvel Comics

Who Are The Secret Avengers?

COVER BY: Marko Djurdjevic
WRITER: Ed Brubaker
PENCILS: Mike Deodato
THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! Who are the Secret Avengers? Are they a covert team of heroes working the darkest corners of the globe to ...