Marvel Month-to-Month sales February 2007

By Paul O’Brien After months of hype and a midnight launch, DARK TOWER is finally in the stores, and on the charts. But it’s far from being a one-book month. February saw the final issue of CIVIL WAR, complete with a few more crossover issues – though even by the end of the month, there […]

Civilians in comics shops

MacGuffin looks at the products that are brining civilians into comics shops at an all time record pace: Buffy Season 8, Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, and Captain America #25: Over the long term, I suspect that the most important of these will be Dark Horse’s new Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. The wide-spread appeal of […]

Hyeondo Park’s website

There are some lovely watercolors up at, the website of artist Hyeondo Park. Park is working on some top secret graphic novel projects right now and you’re sure to see much more of his name around.

To Do: Grindhouse at Hanleys

We mentioned this the other day, now we hear that Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson and Freddie Rodriguez will all be signing at Jim Hanley’s Universe this Saturday from 12-1. Tickets for the signing will be given out, so get there early.

Hmm, speaking of the Harveys…

Hey if anyone wants to join in a campaign to nominate Jason or Billy Hazelnuts, we’re all in!

Harvey Awards Nominations deadline approaches


2007 Hugo Award nominees

The Hugo and John W. Campbell Award finalists, 2007 are also up. You can see the complete list in the link, but we wanted to note the art category: Professional ArtistBob EggletonDonato GiancolaStephan MartiniereJohn Jude PalencarJohn Picacio

Eagle Award Nominations up!

The Eagle Awards for the best in British comics are up. You’ll need to go there to vote, but we’ll record the nominees here: 1: Award for Favourite Comics Writer ALAN MOORE (Lost Girls) BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Y: The Last Man, Runaways, Ex Machina, Pride of Baghdad) ED BRUBAKER (Criminal, Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil, Captain America) […]

FIGHT! Dirk and Heidi

Dirk responds to my needling yesterday by admitting that for one brief shining moment, 300 sold more copies than Naruto. That said, I have to wonder at Heidi MacDonald’s just-linked post, where she attempts to beat me over the head with the fact that 300 landed at #18 on Publishers Weekly’s hardcover bestsellers list. And […]

The Force is strong at this express shipping outlet

Now you can shove your rent check into an R2-D2 post office box and use your Darth Maul stamp to get it there! The US Post Office is releasing a series of 15 stamps to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. The stamps will kick off the new 41¢ stamp price. Actually, the USPS […]

All in

Okay, THE HILLS HAVE EYES: THE BEGINNING is signed off on and off to Harper Collins, and we’re a bit knackered. We’ll be posting more when we wake up from our snooze, but in the meantime, here’s two great tastes that go together. More “This is Sparta!” madness here (link NSFW, probably).