Johnson to Hachette

Publishers Weekly reports that Rich Johnson, formerly in charge of DC’s book trade biz, has been hired at Hachette to set up a graphic novel imprint at Little/Brown: In an internal memo released to PW, Hachette announced the decision to go graphic by stating that the publisher “has been looking for a creative way to […]

Wacker to Marvel

52 editor Steve Wacker is ankling DC for Marvel, Wizard Entertainment reports: Capping off a tumultuous summer of editor swapping, DC editor and overseer of 52 Stephen Wacker is leaving his office for a new job at Marvel Comics. “I tenured my resignation with DC today,” said Wacker. “I’m quitting DC to go edit comics […]

DC Month to Month Sales: August 2006

by Marc-Oliver Frisch With Marvel’s Civil War #4 delayed by a month, DC Comics was August’s biggest publisher in the North American direct market. DC claimed the top spot with crime novelist Brad Meltzer’s Justice League of America #1. Next in line was the weekly event title 52, which made a surprising comeback and placed […]

Wayne Talks FoC

Meanwhile over at Newsarama, Bob Wayne discusses DC’s implementation of the FoC system. You’ll recall that this system–which Marvel has been using for some time now–allows retailers to lower or raise their orders for books much closer to the on-sale date based on feedback, and other evolving factors. It’s probably as close to “returnable” as […]

Dawson’s OCT lands at Dimension

O.C.T.: OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE, the comic co-written by and starring Rosario Dawson about a supernatural crime solving NY cop and which everyone thought was a pilot for a movie will indeed be turned into a movie, Variety reports. And shockingly, it will star Rosario Dawson! : Dimension is crafting the project as a star vehicle […]

Bertozzi’s The Voyage of the James Caird

Over at Activate Nick Bertozzi is recounting a tale of Ernest Shackleton, the English explorer who was trapped in the Antarctic for over a year. Bertozzi has a previous story about Shackleton, Patience Camp, up as well. We think Bertozzi is one of our finest cartoonists, but what’s interesting here is that he actually has […]

Piddle kitten!

We Were Wrong Dept: While reporting on Barbie and Tanner, the amazing crapping toy, yesterday, we mentioned that the Teresa and Mika cat-themed playset does not come with cat turds. It turns out that it doesn’t, but it does come with piddle. Teresa doll has an adorable cat named Mika who is just like a […]