THE BOYS are Dynamite!

Word going around everywhere that THE BOYS, the controversial book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, will be coming out from Dynamite. You’ll recall that the first six issues of the book were published by DC/Wildstorm before concerns over the contents — including a hamster crawling from a deadman’s ass — caused DC to cease […]

Hoteloween: the day after

As always, the day after San Diego’s Hotel Stampede left the internet dazed and shattered by disappointment. But before we get into it this person has a room available!: That said, a friend of mine made a big goof and thus she has rooms to sell: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Wed, Jul 25, […]

ComicMix launches

We’d been hearing rumors about this for quite some time, but now it’s official: Longtime comics editor Mike Gold is launching ComicMix, a new website, backed by a mix of new media peeps and comics favorites. PW Comics Week has the official story: Beginning today, a group of veteran comics editors and digital entrepreneurs are […]

BEOWULF due from Candlewick

Here’s one we hadn’t heard of before. Xeric winner Gareth Hind’s much praised comics version of BEOWULF is coming out in a new collected edition from Candlewick Press. Book is being aimed at the 9-12 set, but with as the upcoming Zemeckis version of the legend shows, people never get tired of Beowulf!

Gaiman-watch: Joel Schumacher, hair

Neil Gaiman explains what we knew all along: that Joel Schumacher expressing an interest in Sandman is about as meaningful as The Beat expressing an interest in French rugby players. I remember about eight years ago the then Warner Brothers co-studio head Billy Gerber told me that he got weekly calls from people who wanted […]

Peter David stays up late

Peter David reports on last night’s midnight event for DARK TOWER and says it went well. Us? We’re just shocked that over a hundred people would go out in 10 degree weather to buy a comic book. Just got back from the midnight opening at Midtown Comics for the first issue of the Dark Tower […]

MoCCA Launches New York Artist Showcase

MoCCA starts taking advantage of all the great local talent with a show on R. Kikuo Johnson and Paolo Rivera opening on February 10th. The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is launching a new ongoing exhibition series paying tribute to the many talented comic and cartoon artists living in New York City. MoCCA’s […]

What are they reading in Singapore?

David Welsh has a list of the manga best sellers in Singapore: The Straits Times apparently ran a big package of articles in Sunday’s edition, and one of the sidebars listed the top five shônen and shôjo titles: Shônen: 1. Death Note (Viz)2. Bleach (Viz)3. One Piece (Viz)4. Naruto (Viz)5. xxxHOLiC (Del Rey) Shôjo: 1. […]

American Anime Awars finalists named

The very first American Anime Awards will be given out during NYCC, and the finalists have been announced: The New York Comic Con today announced finalists for the inaugural American Anime Awards. Over 43,000 fans cast their vote for the hottest manga and anime in North America. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony […]

Zemeckis at Disney — Pure speculation

Reports that Robert Zemeckis and his crew have signed a deal at Disney : The company will create films using the performance capture technology that digitally records actors’ movements and feeds them into a computer that Zemeckis has been perfecting with such films as “Polar Express,” which he directed, “Monster House,” which he exec produced, […]