Rowling wins fair use suit

J.K. Rowling has won a lawsuit against the Harry Potter Lexicon website, which was planning to publish a print version. “I took no pleasure at all in bringing legal action and am delighted that this issue has been resolved favourably,” said Rowling in a statement. “I went to court to uphold the right of authors […]

ALL-STAR BATMAN #10 recall

Well, it looks like the slow news day may be ending, as DC is requesting that this week’s shipment of ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #10 not be put on shelves. This morning, a Diamond advisory went out: ***** SHIPPING ADVISORY: DC COMICS’ ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #10 […]

Marvel month-to-month sales: July 2008

By Paul O’Brien UNCANNY X-MEN celebrates five hundred issues, while SECRET INVASION enters a fourth month, with a range of crossover titles in tow. Marvel tend to save their major launches until after the crossovers have finished, but there’s a handful of new minis, as well as the debut of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi […]

Comics-loving celeb corner

§ It seems that the Way family boasts not one but TWO comics writers: My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way is writing a story for DC. § Should Chuck Pahlaniuk write comics? § Art Brut’s lead singer Eddie Argos takes on the ultimate expression of pop culture: comics blogger.

Giant kibbles, huge chunks

News from all over the place today: § We may only have a month to live — but at least there’s a comic book about it. § Heavenly: Hervé St-Louis looks at Milton Caniff’s influence on Alex Toth and Hugo Pratt. (Above, cover by Pratt.) Older than both Italian-born Hugo Pratt and his American counterpart, […]