Happy 80th birthday, Steve Ditko

AND — news of amimportant retrospective by Blake Bell On his 80th birthday, Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce the June 2008 release of the first critical retrospective of Steve Ditko, the co-creator and original artist of the Amazing Spider-Man. [Covers taken from the Silver Age Marvel Comics Cover Index.]

Zuda reax

The early reviews on DC’s new webcomics initiative are in, and as with most things on the internet, they are full of complaints, some legit, some subjective. We have our own complaints: Yuck, we HATE GODDAM FLASH! Bloggers all hate Flash because we can’t link to it. Which leads us to the fact that you […]

Classic Comic Strips Month

We totally missed the announcement, but luckily Johanna caught it! In an historic example of détente, Fantagraphics, D&Q, Checker and IDW are teaming up! For Classic Comic Strips month, and an oversized promotional sampler: This full-color 11″ x 17″ tabloid is a spectacular showcase of some of the finest comics art of the last century […]

Image Comics in 1992!

Time machine! Or at least someone with a VHS in 1992. Not Blog X begins an examination of Image Comics and links to the 1992 CNN report on the founding of Image Comics. Dig the hair and such titles as RETIEF on the stands. Before becoming its own full-fledged company, Image began as an imprint […]

LIT GRAPHIC at Norman Rockwell Museum

Big show next weekend: “LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel” opens at the Norman Rockwell Museum and runs from November 10, 2007 through May 26, 2008. The musem is located in Stockbridge, Mass. The complete press release is here, but excerpts are below: Lions released from a zoo in war-torn Baghdad; a mother’s battle […]

Torpedo Comics launches

Nerdlebrity news! SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer and big time comics fan John Dolmayan has launched — no, not a line of comic books. That is so 2006! Instead, he’s started Torpedo Comics, an Internet-based retail store which carries some 15-million items — comic books, toys, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, superhero action figures and other […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits around the world

§ The NY Daily News profiles…Jeffrey Brown? But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Brown’s comics. His sketchbook-style graphic novels are not all about parodies of eighties cartoons like “The Transformers.” His autobiographical works exhibit a raw, intimate look at his relationships through anecdotes from his everyday life. §Brian Wood guest […]

Shooting War tour hits England

Dan Goldman is off to England for some events promoting the new published version of SHOOTING WAR: Monday Nov. 5, 1:15pm Live Radio Interview Books Café, BBC Radio Scotland Monday Nov. 5, 7:15pm Live Television Interview Channel Five News’ Evening Show Tuesday Nov. 6, 7:00pm Live Talk at Comica 07 Festival “IRAQ: THE GRAPHIC WAR, […]

Hollywood Briefing: Strike, Rock, Fincher, etc.

§ It’s on! Mark Evanier live blogs from the WGA meeting. § Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has been linked to the upcoming Shazam movie, but during SOUTHLAND TALES promos, he revealed that he would be playing…Black Adam! Now admit it, you saw that one coming, right? § The animated PERSEPOLIS film has won another […]