martedì 27 aprile 2010
His name is Cormac FitzGeoffrey, and he has no master. As a wandering warrior born and bred on the battlefield, Cormac is a renowned fighter, a ruthless adversary, and a man who is no stranger to the ways of bloodshed and violence. Cormac counts his friends on one hand, so when he learns that his most recent liege has been murdered, nothing will stop his quest for revenge. By oath, a path of vengence will be marked by the blood of his enemies. Sword swinging, beserker action only the way Robert E. Howard and BOOM! Studios could deliver. Featuring covers by fan-favorite THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN artist Joe Jusko and SLAINE artist Karl Richardson!
Special Notes: Issue ships with two covers in a 50/50 split http://tinyurl.com/2waf8aj
Link Thought! 411 Wrestling Top 5 Gimmick Changes (I forgot Vince McMahon! Dammit!). Wrestling 4Rs including my write-up of TNA Impact (Holy shit, a really good episode! That won't [...] http://tinyurl.com/24getn8
“An engrossing story of how every generation rediscovers its own coming-of-age journey, adapted from the rock opera album by Neil Young. . . . Dysart’s writing ably builds the mystery of the story toward Sun’s climactic discoveries about herself and her family that [...] http://bit.ly/bCQEvq
In the spring of 1153, the Mouse Guard deal with the onset of the spring thaw and the havoc it wreaks on their territories. As they scatter to clean, and hunt and glean, they also search for their missing redfur…
Meanwhile, it’s time to dance your cares away as Archaia and The Jim Henson Company invite you to return to FRAGGLE ROCK. Join Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red for a brand-new series of hilarious and heartfelt adventures written and drawn by some of the most imaginative creators in comics. In the Free Comic Book Day issue are two, brand-new mini adventures! http://tinyurl.com/24al85e
I’ve probably started my last three Stumptown reports with this, but I love Portland and the Stumptown Comics Festival. You could rightly say that it’s because Stumptown was the first show that I actually set up at, back in 2007 (has it only been two and a half years of being on the other side of the table?). You could, but I’m not sure how accurate that is. Comparing the Stumptown show of 2007 (in chilly October) to that of 2010 (in springtime cool April) is a tricky thing. The show has grown and been managed in such a way as to make the two very different.
2007 yielded decent attendance for an independent comics show, though was often long periods of quiet punctuated with silence. Sure, part of that was the fact that I was just selling a mini/ashcan preview then. Nobody else seemed to have any complaints about the size/speed of the show and I didn’t have anything to compare it with, though I remember it not being particularly busy most of the time (a good starter show, as opposed to jumping in with both feet to say Wonder-Con or the like.)
Combat is really the Big Daddy of [...] http://tinyurl.com/36qqawp
Iconix, the world's second biggest licensing company, has acquired the licensing rights to E.W. Scripps (aka United Media's) comic strips, including Peanuts, Dilber, Get Fuzzy and many, many others, it was reported today. The price was $175 million. As we reported a few months ago, Scripps, had put its lucrative licensing business on the block, given the problems in their other segments, including the newspaper business. The deal will be a joint venture with the family of Charles Schulz continuing to get a share of the licensing income from a previous deal.
Check out the preview [...] http://bit.ly/b0nhfZ
A fine glaze of pretentious sweat forms over my Casanova and Invisibles tattoos. My hands start doing that shaky thing they ... http://tinyurl.com/27qg4sd
Looking at this, it’s obvious that Lost is MADE for an animated spin-off…who will be the first to draw the model sheets for LOST BABIES?
Speaking of Lost, shooting of the final episode [...] http://tinyurl.com/3xncq5r
“What is it about Garfield that makes it so infinitely mutable? Seriously. You can’t do this so readily with, say, Beetle Bailey or Blondie or B.C.,” the author muses. Garfield’s universality and mutability is truly an imponderable. What do you all think?