DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: January 2007 — CORRECTED

by Marc-Oliver Frisch The list of DC Comics’ new launches for January 2007 was surprisingly short and low-profile. They were limited to the crossover miniseries Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predators, two one-shots paving the way for the third-stringer title Doctor Fate, and the Vertigo imprint’s latest monthly series, Scalped. While DC managed to […]

Webcomics ’07

If there was one big story bubbling under all the hoopla at the New York show it was digital distribution. Webcomics are going to be where it’s at in the emerging economy. Newwsarama had Marvel publisher Dan Buckley’s comments: Buckley said that he feels that with online distribution of the comics, the entire market could […]

Pow! Sock! No comics for adults!

Hey now! THIS is ironic! An article in a Korean newspaper laments the dearth of manhwa for ADULTS. Damn it! Can you believe it? Comics in Korea are kid stuff! And it all started in the 90s. After a heydey in the 1990s, mainstream comic books aimed at adult readers have all but disappeared from […]

Pow Sock! No comics for kids!

A much quoted story from the San Jose Mercury News takes the opportunity for a puff piece previewing WonderCon and turns it into a fretful look at the dearth of comics for kids: Almost no one talks any longer about comics being a sneakily artful way of getting kids to read. There is even some […]

CRACKED crumbles

Comedy blog The Apiary publishes a letter from editor Jay Pinkerton that reveals that the CRACKED revival is folding as a magazine — it continues as a website however. There’s a joke to be made here somewhere, but we’ll leave it to others to find. You’ll recall that CRACKED was once a serious competitor to […]

Lee’s Comics announces Fund Raiser for Fantagraphics at Wonder Con.

Lee’s Comics is holding a fundraiser for Fantagraphics legal costs in the Harlan Ellison suit at WonderCon: Lee’s Comics situated at Booth #400 at the San Francisco WonderCon this weekend is holding a fundraising drive for Fantagraphics Books, which was recently sued by author Harlan Ellison. In order to raise money for legal defense, Lee’s […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/2/07

§ Tom Cruise will NOT appear in the WATCHMEN movie, says CHUD: My source was right. While on the phone with Watchmen director-to-be Zack Snyder yesterday, talking about the pending release of 300, I asked him point blank about Cruise, and he confirmed that he and Tom had been talking about it. A lot. But […]