Dabels are back with Koontz

True to their word, the Dabel Brothers bounced right back with the announcement of a deal to adapt Dean Koontz’s FRANKENSTEIN BOOK 1: PRODIGAL SON to comics form. The PR doesn’t mention a publisher, so it’s presumably through the Dabels themselves. You can read all the details in the jump, but we’d also like to […]

Klingon sighting

Long thought an endangered species, Klingons have been spotted lately in Texas, giving hope that this rare and beautiful species may still make a comeback from the brink of extinction. When the Klingons walk into the Krispy Kreme on Cooper Street in Arlington, the doughnut makers try not to gawk. The 10 or so officers […]

Comic Foundry hits stands this week

Tim Leong writes to tell us that Comic Foundry, the controversial magazine about comics will be out this week, earlier than planned. I wanted to let you know that Comic Foundry, the new magazine about comics, will be in stores THIS WEEK! Though we originally expected a Sept. 5th release date, we just found out […]

Veronica Mars joins Heroes

We don’t watch enough TV to make an actual joke, but this is clearly a big deal. NBC is adding former “Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell to the cast of “Heroes.” Peacock has snagged Bell for a key multiepisode arc of its sophomore sensation. Casting is a major coup for NBC since Bell — who […]

Comiket makes San Diego look small

Japanese doujinshi con sets new attendance record. Comiket 72 took place from August 17th – 19th. According to Mantan Web, over 170,000 fans attended Comiket 72 on day 1, 180,000 attended on day 2 and 200,000 on day 3, resulting in a total attendance of 550,000 – the highest attendance in Comiket history. Also in […]

TCAF in 195 pictures by Jamie Coville

Just what it sounds like/ Looks like it was lovely. More on the Toronto Comic Arts Festival Mark Siegel/First Second Rey Ortega Jasmine C Dayuse, who says there were “smells” but we don’t believe it! Paul Rivoche Danielle at BlogTO Sequential has the good and more links An excellent write-up of the Doug Wright Awards […]

Notes from around the world

ITEM! Quick and Flupke, two also-ran characters created bhy Tintin great Herge, are getting their adventures rereleased in India. ITEM! Venerable Brit comics Dennis the Menace and Desperate Dan are making the jump to Distrbution via mobile phone. ITEM! Josh Neufeld talks about his Katrina webcomic with the Toronto Star “I’m ashamed to admit it […]

Brittany on Minx

We don’t know who Brittany is, but she seems to be female, and she liked the MInx books, going back to our question from last week. Growing up I wanted to read comic books but never felt like there was anything for me to relate to. The only thing I would pick up and read […]

Bodog teams with Slutsky, Martinbrough, Illidge

Bodog, an online gambling/MMA/music/TV etc type website apears to hear that these graphic novels are HOT, as they have pacted with some excellent comics peep for the adventures of poker-playing, crime solving secret agents. PR to follow: Multimedia powerhouse Bodog Entertainment is continuing its expansion into the digital entertainment industry, branching out into uncharted realms […]

Snoopy Scottish author spying on Rowling – UPDATE

Scottish mystery writer Ian Rankin knows how to make headlines! Just recently he stirred up a bee’s nest of controversy by suggesting that lesbians write the most graphic crime fiction. He’s also pals with yet another Scottish mystery writer, Denise Mina, and says he will be following in her shoes to write HELLBLAZER, because apparently […]