Book news: BEA changes; Harper reorg

With the New York Comic-Con seemingly successfully behind them, Reed Exhibitions has announced major changes to the BEA, the annual book trade fair. The show will stay in New York until 2012, and will move to a mid-week configuration. While there have been no changes to the 2009 show, starting in 2010 BEA will run […]

Links about NYCC

No more, we promise, unless it’s really revelatory. § CBR talks to show runner Lance Fensterman, including the answer to what many were speculating about: We heard a rumor that Reed could be combining Comic Con and the Anime Fest here in New York. What are your thoughts on that on a scale of “A […]

Some links about the Diamond thing

§ Prominent comics blogger Tom Spurgeon has a longish post on why Diamond’s new policy isn’t such a hot idea — we haven’t had time to read it, but a quick scan suggests this may be as close to a nut phrase as any — at any rate you should read the whole thing. If […]

Ratner to direct YOUNGBLOOD?

Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD has been optioned for a possible movie, possibly directed by Brett Ratner (RUSH HOUR, X-MEN 3): The company paid mid six figures for the rights to “Youngblood,” about a superhero team sanctioned and overseen by the U.S. government. “Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and ‘Youngblood’ is one of the […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 2/10/09

§ Abhay Khosla’s already famed (and spoiler filled) SCOTT PILGRIM #5 review I’ve always thought SCOTT PILGRIM likely owed its success to that same quality– that it didn’t merely randomly reflect some temporary spasm of the zeitgeist, that it’s not some fluke of particles colliding in a vacuum, but that its success can be tracked […]