You know, that one where Doctor Doom takes the Invisible Woman hostage and then tricks the rest of The Fantastic Four into going back in time to steal Blackbeard’s treasure…and it turns out The Thing was actually Blackbeard and wanted to stay back there and remain king of the pirates because there he had respect […]

Mainstream news: Fraction, Brub, Johns

The island gods are restless tonight. Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and David Aja are all leaving their extremely well received run on THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST. Cable writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Travel Foreman take on the book with issue #17. This is notable in that the run was a quirky, creator-driven take on an […]

Award watch: Michael Ramirez wins Pulitzer Prize

Michael Ramirez of Investors Business Daily has won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning: Awarded to Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily for his provocative cartoons that rely on originality, humor and detailed artistry. Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Tom Batiuk of King Features for a sequence in his cartoon strip […]

Awards Watch: Diamond Gem Awards

Kevin Melrose has the rundown of this year’s Diamond Gem Awards: Comic Book Publisher of the Year Over 5%DC Comics Comic Book Publisher of the Year Under 5%IDW Publishing New Publisher of the YearRed 5 Comics Dark Horse, Marvel, WizKids, Upper Deck, Viz and many other publishers and products are represented in the final list. […]

Awards watch: Eagle Award nominees announced

The nominations for the 2008 Eagle Awards are up. We received no and can find no pr for the nominees, but at a glance a variety of American and European action-adventures genres and creators are represented. Here’s a few categories: 12: Award for Favourite Colour Comicbook – American ALL STAR SUPERMAN AWAKENING CAPTAIN AMERICA HELLBOY: […]

Blog report: Mouly, etc.

Jeet Heer explains why Francoise Mouly is Underappreciated and Essential. We agree. Strongly. Is there anyone in the cartooning world who is more underrated than Francoise Mouly? She has strong claims to be the most important comics editor of the last 30 years, but I suspect that if you asked your average comics fan or […]

Joe Staton Exhibit in August

Lawrence Klein writes to tell us of a spotlight on a very very deserving artist: the great Joe Staton. The veteran cartoonist behind E-Man, Scooby Doo and countless other books will have an art exhibit at the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, Mass. this August. A series of events will tie in with the exhibit. […]