More on ComicMix; Greenberger comments — UPDATED

Rattlings about changes at ComicMix continue. We’ve confirmed that both publicist Martha Thomases has been laid off and and vp Glenn Hauman have been laid off has elected not to take a salary. At his blog, ComicMix news editor Robert Greenberger confirms some cuts but vows to continue despite the problems inherent in running a […]

Amazon’s Best Graphic Novels of 2008

Is it really too soon? Amazon joins PW with a list of the best graphic novels of 2008: The Umbrella Academy Volume 1, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba What It Is, Lynda Barry An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories: Volume 2 edited by Ivan Brunetti Bottomless Belly Button, Dash Shaw The Alcoholic, […]

BATTLING BOY optioned at Paramount

Paul Pope’s BATTLING BOY isn’t due until 2010 from First Second, but it already has a coveted movie option from Brad Pitt’s Paramount shingle. Paramount Pictures has acquired Paul Pope’s upcoming graphic novel “Battling Boy,” with Brad Pitt’s Plan B shingle to produce the adaptation. Gritty tale centers on the son of a god or […]

Marvel’s earnings results; $10 mil investment in online

Frankly, we’re a little too bleary with joy over the idea of a US President who believes in habeas corpus to really think about things like Marvel’s financials, but they released a very interesting earnings reports yesterday, which showed that the IRON MAN film was, surprise, surprise, a boost to the bottom line: Film production […]

R.I.P. Yma Sumac

Amidst celebrations, some sadness, as Yma Sumac has died. The Peruvian songstress had a near five-octave vocal range and remains an icon of the “exotic music movement.”

A proud tradition

Morning in America.