Kuwata controversy roundup

It all started when Laura Hudson rounded up comments by Top Shelf’s Leigh Walton, Andrew Wheeler and Joe McCulloch about the fact that mangaka Jiro Kuwata’s name was not on the cover of BAT-MANGA, the very well-reviewed Chip Kidd-edited selection. Yours truly and various others of the comics pundit class also called shame on Kidd. […]

Studio updates

§ Good news: Joe Johnston is on board for the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie, which will lead in to the AVENGERS franchise: Joe Johnston has inked a deal to direct “First Avenger: Captain America,” Marvel Studios’ take on its classic comic book character. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing. No writers are on board, but the studio, […]

To Do: November 10 – November 16

Once again there is plenty going on in the world of comics this week, with Alison Bechdel touring the west, some of Marvel’s marquee writers chatting up New York’s Comic Book Club, an American Cancer Society benefit in honor of Michael Turner, and a handful of other exhibitions and signings, plus the Miami Book Fair, […]