Little, Brown scraps Tintin Congo outing

Following tons of international controversy, PW reports that Little, Brown has canceled the US version of Tintin in the Congo: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, which had been planning to publish Tintin in the Congo, a book criticized for its racist, Colonial-era depictions of Africans, has quietly pulled the title from its fall list, […]

Drawn & Quarterly is opening a store!

Details via the D&Q blog — apparently it is the kind of place where a golden afternoon light always shines, as earnest folk in mufflers roam amongst the stacks of fine books — our kind of place, in short. The new Drawn & Quarterly store in Montreal had it’s unofficial opening over the weekend, and […]

Umezu at IDW

Freaky manga-ka legend Kazuo Umezu is getting another shot in America via REPTILIA, due this October from IDW, which is making its first foray into manga publishing: Just in time for Halloween, IDW Publishing brings Japanese horror legend Kazuo Umezu’s seminal manga work Reptilia to America next month, translating the 40-year-old terror classic into English […]

Viz and Naruto top charts

Viz sends out PR trumpeting the success of their “Naruto Nation” event — NARUTO is 1, 2 and 3 on the Bookscan GN schart: VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that NARUTO manga volumes 16, 17 and 18 occupied the […]

JOHNNY DYNAMITE to green screen

Today’s comic book option is JOHNNY DYNAMITE by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty, a hard boiled copper whose adventures once ran in the back of MS TREE. Now, quoth Variety Law & Order producer Dick Wolf and DISTURBIA helmer DJ Caruso are aiming to bring it to the small screen using that green screen […]

Final Blade Runner?

The real, true director’s cut of this seminal and prophetic film is coming: This current “Final Cut” version, Scott said, comes closest to what the film could have been and, in his mind, should have been. “It’s quite a thing to come back to this film now, after all this time, after a quarter of […]

Farewell, Miss Moneypenny

RIP Lois Maxwell. Oh Miss Moneypenny, forever, typing memos, answering phones and taking dictation, secretly keeping the nation secure, all with spackled on eyeliner and an Aquanet Hairshield — I’d like to see James Bond type 100 wpm.