BEAT MAY GIVEAWAY FRENZY #6: Cat Eyed Boy Volume 1

Do you like the Twilight Zone? Do you enjoy horror movies? Do you like mischievous half-human observers who set off events of mutilation, transformation and dismemberment? Then you will like today’s giveaway, CAT-EYED BOY Volume 1 by Japanese Horror master Kazuo Umezu. OF this volume AICN wrote: The manga offers an inclusive look at oddities […]

Briefs & Boxers! 05/26/10

o “I’ve Never Sent a Prose Reader to Amazon Because Amazon Doesn’t Leer; I’d Like to Stop Doing It in Comics” Comics reporter Tom Spurgeon poses three rarely discussed questions on comics as a culture and industry. The questions concern the moral aspects of archival reprints, the general and specific unfriendliness of comics specialty stores […]

Gaiman vs. McFarlane AGAIN?

It’s been seven (!) years since Neil Gaiman prevailed in a lawsuit against Todd McFarlane over the rights to characters he created in Spawn, but this is one of those undead cases that still rises from the grave. According to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal, Gaiman has asked for another trial to settle the issue of how much money he’s owed for these characters. But Round Two isn’t is go yet, as the judge has merely called for a evidentiary hearing on June 14.

San Diego to hotels: Don’t jack up those prices for Comic-Con

The ongoing contest for the hand of Comic-Con International took another turn last week when San Diego Convention Center Corp. sent out an email to local hotels asking them to put in writing what they will charge for hotel rooms for Con.

With Los Angeles and Anaheim’s bids for the show getting more and more serious — and Comic-Con organizers taking their time to make a decision — it’s yet another way to sweeten the pot and keep the Con in San Diego.

Life IS a cabaret, old chum

Liza Minnelli at the SEX AND THE CITY 2 premiere the other night, apparently auditioning for the role of Krona in the Green Lantern movie. We’ll be at BookExpo most of today and tomorrow. Thursday at 9:30, we’re on this panel: Big Name Authors with Graphic Novels: How Will this Change the Market? Thursday, May […]