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. […]

S. Clay Wilson in intensive care with “severe brain injury”

Steve Duin has sad news: S. Clay Wilson, one of the seminal figures in the underground comix movement, suffered a “severe brain injury” last weekend, according to his partner, Lorraine Chamberlain, although no one is yet certain what caused those injuries. “I just talked to the neurologist a few minutes ago,” Chamberlain said early Sunday […]

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, […]

Home-based problems

Basically, they are turning off the power here for a while, so we’re racing against the clock, but the clock is winning.

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, […]