Marvel month-to-month sales: September 2008

By Paul O’Brien The eight-month SECRET INVASION crossover continued to dominate Marvel’s output in September, sprawling across a whole load of tie-in books. Marvel are saving most of their new launches until after the event, but this month did see the launch of a new solo DEADPOOL series, as well as a second Stephen King […]

Tonight! Onstad! Beguiling!

Brandon Graham sci-fi

Case and Molly from Neuromancer. Click the link for a full-size image. Plus, he links to this awesome NASA page of Space Colony Artwork 1970. Space colony artwork. Remember that? This feels like going for a ride on Space Mountain.

Already voted!

There was a line around the block to vote, but the line for my precinct was 5-10 minutes. So do not be disheartened. .

ComicMix cutbacks?

Looks like ComicMix is downsizing in the widespread economic slowdown. First, all the columns have ended — Michael Davis and Martha Thomases did farewell columns — and one of their programmers Twittered about his comics job being on hiatus. Inquiries to various parties suggested that a bunch of folks have been let go; an announcement […]

PW’s Best Graphic Novels of the Year

Thus it begins. You can go to the link for all the details, but the cartoonists represented include Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie, Lynda Barry, Rick Geary, Emmanuel Guibert, Sammy Harkham, Jaime Hernandez, Takehiko Inoue, Chris Onstad, Dash Shaw, Posy Simmonds, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, and Yuichi Yokoyama. How do you like them apples?

Holidays looking grim for bookstores

Barnes & Noble is planning for a “terrible” holiday season, and Borders is on life support, meaning declining orders for graphic novels, ICv2 reports: The nation’s largest book chains are feeling the pain of the financial crisis and passing it on to their suppliers, with a tough holiday season and 2009 ahead. Graphic novel buys […]

Studio news: Max Allan Collins and Grant Morrison

§ After ROAD TO PERDITION became a big-time moviola, author Max Allan Collins followed it up with two sequels in the novel format, Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. Now it seems he’s planning to write and direct films based on the sequels: Here’s a snip from the release: “Road to Purgatory will follow […]

GraphicNovelReporter website to launch

Oh boy, more to read! This newsletter launches later this month, part of the Book Report Network of newsletters and websites. The Book Report Network is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its newest website, will give readers of graphic novels what they’ve been waiting for — a fresh, in-depth look at […]

Watch Chip Kidd at the Strand

The legendary Strand bookstore in NY now has Strand Bookstore: TV. You can watch videos of various presentations, including Chip Kidd talking about Bat-Manga. [Link via Kai-Ming Cha.]

OCHRE ELLIPSE wins Isotope Minicomics award

We are very remiss in not reporting yesterday that Jonas Madden-Connor’s OCHRE ELLIPSE #2 has won the prestigious Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics, presented each year during the APE festivities. You can purchase it at Family Style. Here’s a review at Daily Cross Hatch.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

§ Brian Cronin is at it again, teaming up with PRISM Comics for a Month of Good LGBT Comics, kicking off with TALES OF THE CLOSET. § Nate Powell (left) tells Steve Duin about all his new projects: He’s working, simultaneously, on three new graphic novels; the first, Any Empire, explores what Powell calls “the […]

Own your very own Owl Ship!

Do you want one of these? We know you do. The DC Direct scale model Owl Ship is the dragon’s fewmet. We still regret missing out on the Bulldog Cafe cookie jar from THE ROCKETEER! [Via Slash Films] Related: The The WATCHMEN movie site has been updated with Comedian facts and screensaver.

One last time

We know everyone will be sad to see the election end, so here’s one last tribute to the folks who made the last two years a “feel good” time of lighthearted fun. Via John K’s Political Toys: three vinyl figurines limited to a run of 3,000 each that will help you commemorate the great personalities […]