Brubaker and Phillips debut INCOGNITO

Marvel’s ICON line marches on, and so do the dynamic team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, who are taking a five-month break from their acclaimed CRIMINAL to give us INCOGNITO. What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules […]

Things to look out for: SWAMP THING, WINTERMEN

DC’s December solicitations contained the usual amount of interesting stuff, and the usual amount of “colon spin-offs*” but in addition, two items of more than passing notice. #1, There’s going to be a new hardcover printing of classic Alan Moore SWAMP THING, and this time it will include the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING […]

Political comics roundup

§ Matt Shepherd remixes McCain: The Mavericking Maverick Mavericks More. (In case (like The Beat) you don’t have Frank Miller’s oeuvre memorized, the captions are all from THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.) § PLUS, the NY Times looks at how cartoonists caricature the veeps, including comments from Drew Friedman. The avuncular Joseph Biden reminds me of […]

Terry and Robyn Moore update

Via Charles Brownstein, the following message about Abstract Studios has gone out: As you may be aware, the Abstract Studios team, Terry & Robyn Moore, live in Houston where they are set back slightly by Hurricane Ike. They personally are fine, but don’t have any utilities, including electricity and other business necessities. They’re only able […]

Social networking: bigger than porn

Reuters reports that people are now more interested in potentially hooking up with someone over the internet than in watching impersonal films of people hooking up: Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru.Bill Tancer, a self-described […]

Steve Dillon on tour

As they did with Kevin O’Neill last year, ComicsPRO, the retailer organization is hosting another tour this year, this time for the legendary PREACHER artist Steve Dillon, with benefits for The Hero Initiative planned for each stop. Acclaimed artist Steve Dillon (Preacher, Wolverine, Punisher) will be hosted by a number of ComicsPRO member stores from […]

Marvel news and notes

Yesterday, we mentioned Marvel’s alll-new webcomics. Now, Todd Allen suggests that Marvel’s current hiring pattern reveals this initiative is going to get a lot bigger: These positions tell us Marvel is looking at their various sites as an “audience network” and looking to staff network-wide. And the when the custom publishing manager has to have […]

ComicMix to publish on paper

In news that hasn’t gotten much buzz around the web, it seems that ComicMix, the news and webcomics site that launched last year, is getting into publishing. It’s not exactly a big surprise, but the books– all based on ComicMix webcomics — will initially be available at next week’s Baltimore Comic-Con. The titles include EZ […]

News and notes

§ Taro Aso, the controversial Japanese pol who is expected to become their next Prime Minister, is getting a lot of support from the nerd contingent down in the Akihabara, Wired reports, with manga, bobbleheads and other cartoonized versions of Aso all the rage: There’s even a shop in Akiba dedicated to Aso, who is […]