DC wins one Superman court case

Today, a decision was handed down in one of the lawsuits involving Superman and the Siegel family. The Siegel family — including Joanne Siegel and Laura Sigel Larson — were granted half the copyright to Superman in 1999, and the present case involved their share of the revenue from such Superman appearances as Smallville. The […]

A field guide to ASTERIOS POLYP

Today is a pretty epic Wednesday at the comics shops, not just because of WEDNESDAY COMICS, but because of the debut of one of the most eagerly awaited graphic novels of recent times, David Mazzucchelli’s ASTERIOS POLYP. Over a decade in the making, and crafted with attention to every detail by one of the medium’s […]

Wednesday Comics Day

Today is the debut of WEDNESDAY COMICS, the amazing newspaper-sized comics anthology by some of today’s freshest creators. To celebrate, here’s the final version (with words) of Paul Pope’s ADAM STRANGE strip. Click for a larger version. Also, USA Today is running 12 weeks of Superman, with today only, a page in the print version. […]

Eddie Campbell double dose

With The Complete Alec’s pub date approaching rapidly, we’re getting more and more Eddie Campbell , including an interview with Pádraig Ó Méalóid at The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log: I was reading the autobiographical novels of Henry Miller, but now I can’t recall whether I was reading them because I wanted to go that […]

San Diego stuff

§ If you like your toast on the dark side, this Darth Vader Toaster is for you! And we would be lying if we said we didn’t want one. § Scott Morse blogs: It’s that time, friends! San Diego Comic Con is mere days away and we’ll be holding down the fort at Booth 4800 […]

Links of repute

§ School Library Journal’s Good Comics for Kids presents a list of comics that celebrate cultural diversity, from Dr. WHO to COMANCHE MOON. § Rick Veitch wraps up his fascinating Secret Origin Of The Sentry. § Simon Jones wraps up some Anime Expo news and has news of a man arrested for photoshopping. § This […]

Universal Press and Uclick combined

A shake up in KC, as comics strip giant Andrews McMeel has consolidated its syndications and online divisions, merging syndicate Universal Press Syndicate with digital entertainment company Uclick . The resulting company, called Universal Uclick, will encompass print and digital syndication and licensing services. Universal Press Syndicate President Lee Salem will take over as interim […]

Room at the inn after all?

Yesterday was the day that hotels started charging deposits for reservations booked via Travel Planners for the San Diego Comic-Con. Accordingly, many people started ditching their reservations. And a quick check revealed hotels rooms for the coveted Wed-Sun period available at MANY close and/or even REASONABLE hotels, from the Hyatt to the Doubletree to the […]