Siegels awarded Superman rights

In a stunning decision, the heirs of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, have been granted the copyright to Action Comics Vol. 1. Jeff Trexler has more links and details. The concluding paragraph of the court decision is worth quoting in it’s entirety. After seventy years, Jerome Siegel’s heirs regain what he granted so long ago […]

This SATURDAY: Kids Comic Con 2008

The second annual Kids Comic Con is taking place this weekend at the Bronx Community College: KIDS’ COMIC CON 2008 will feature: 1) professional artists and publishers from the field of kids comics! 2) a huge variety of kids’ comics’ exhibitions, workshops, panels, and signings, aimed at kids, parents, and educators. All in one day, […]

The fate of Occidental comics

[This post was supposed to come up immediately after the rise of the manga one, but then all hell broke loose.] Despite the huge huge market for manga and things manga right now, comics shops, by and large haven’t been able to sell them or capitalize on the boom. While Naruto sells in Watchmen-like numbers […]

The rise of the manga

This is the moment of manga. I mean, I know you all knew that, but it’s not just a fast growing comic book category; when people look back at Aught Nostalgia, this well be remembered as the Manga Decade. Or at least that’s what our link round up tells us: Let us being with Chris […]

Robin Enrico in the Daily News

Brooklyn’s indie cartooner Robin Enrico is profiled in the Ny Daily News: With thoughtful and believable dialogue, eye-popping visual elements, simple character designs, and influences ranging from graffiti art to candy packaging, his comics are some of the most stunning artwork available in the mini-comics industry. Although his work is not really autobiographical, Enrico draws […]

Your daily Skrull

The Secret Invasion Hype Invasion continues with a trailer-like “webizode” featuring some vintage era Skrull artwork. Plus Marvel_B0y has some scurrilous, shocking gossip, and he’s now back to posting at night when we won’ get caught stealing internet bandwidth. Here’s the dark little secret that no one outside the office walls is talking about: Joe […]

Scrum Facts 3/28

§ CBR interviews Kazu Kibuishi who still has much to say about the process of making AMULET: Was it hard writing children characters? It was more difficult than I imagined it would be. Rather than pulling from my own recent life experiences, I had to try thinking about people who were just starting life and […]

You need this

Actually we used Duane Reade’s “Multi Eraser” knock-off, but either way, when your light switches are clean, you are clean. PS: Thursday is pretty anticlimactic without Lost. Sniff.