Fantagraphics launches defense fund

Fantagraphics is launching a defense fund to help pay for Harlan Ellison’s lawsuit against them: We want to emphasize that at the core of this dispute is freedom of expression. Depending upon how much time you have to look at and scrutinize the facts, you can click on the link above and then click on […]

Still playing catch-up

Okay, the cough is healing, the sore tendons loosening up, the brain matter is beginning to settle into a recognizable pattern…but we’re still behind schedule because the flesh is weak. So weak. So…a little light catch-up posting today, our big wrap-up tomorrow, and normalcy after that…we hope.

JLA movie in the works

Variety reports screenwriters Kiernan and Michele Mulroney (MR. AND MRS> SMITH) have been hired to write a JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA script. But the team of WB superstars brings new problems! In taking on the ambitious project, Warner faces several conundrums. Warner Senior VP Dan Lin will oversee for the studio. Now that the Batman […]

Sci Fi teams with Virgin

More pacting and branding announced this weekend. SCI FI Channel, the television network dedicated to fueling the imagination, is teaming up with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics to create a forward-thinking, co-branded multimedia partnership called SCI FI/Virgin Comics. The announcement was made today by Dave Howe, SCI FI Executive Vice President and General Manager and […]

RIP: Harlan Stone

Via Archie pr: Harlan Stone, a longtime radio actor best-known as “Jughead” on the Archie Andrews show, died Wednesday from complications of valve transplant surgery. He started out as a child model and went on to direct TV commercials. Hal wrote a book called “Aw…Relax, Archie! Re-laxx!” which chronicalled his life in entertainment. He was […]

We’re back!

Alive and more or less in one piece. We had a Black Plague relapse which prevented us from doing much at the con yesterday. We’ll have fuller comments later on, but the major log line is no big disasters, a few smaller ones, and everyone pretty much happy. Attendance guestimates we heard were somewhere in […]

UPDATE from the floor 1:45

Reporting live from the press room at New York Comic-Con. The line this morning was long, but everyone seems to have gotten in. There are traffic jams near Marvel and DC as there would be at any convention, but osmosis has created a fairly consistent density of people throughout the rest of the hall. It’s […]

NYCC: What happened Friday

Not much time to blog this morning. Still at home, but just got a call from someone on the scene who says the line to get in stretches to 40th Street and the West Side Highway. From yesterday, so far no disasters. People were lined up at 7 am to get in, and there was […]

Frank Miller update

You’ll notice Frank Miller hasn’t been making many of the 300 festivities around the world — that’s because he’s at home recuperating from serious hip and leg injuries, according to EW. Miller did talk to Steve Daly about the Spirit movie a little: “I’ve written a first draft of the screenplay. I’m working on the […]


New York Comic-con may well be the first convention in history to sell out before a single fan has been let in. The Saturday of the show is SOLD OUT, as in there are no more advance tickets available. We heard that tickets for Saturday were selling for $75 on eBay but haven’t seen the […]