Read Comics in Public to launch on Kirby’s birthday

Daily Cross Hatch’s Brian Heater and Sarah Morean have launched a new day for comics pride via their Read Comics in Public program, which is planned for this August 28th, aka Jack Kirby’s birthday : The concept is fairly simple: we’re asking that everyone take an hour or two out of their day on August […]

Nice Art: Curt Swan Superman

No idea what the original home of this is, but we know it’s a Curt Swan convention program piece. Original provenance here. Found via Stephen DeStefano.


The cover for RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN by Jim McCann and Janet Leehas just been released. If you’ve ever seen Lee’s art in person, you know it is fantastic multi-level mixed media, created on thick pieces of plywood — crazy. We’ve never seen a lettered page but the story itself looks wild as well.

Followup on the news: Earth One, NEMESIS, etc., etc., etc.

The Earth One story has been mostly cleared up as J. Michael Straczynski has responded to Robot 6 with a clarification: This was the actual exchange, as I remember it. Someone asked me on the panel if Superman Earth One was only coming out as a hardcover or as issues at the same time or […]


Wow, in a few short hours, SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD finally opens and Edgar Wright and Bryan Lee O’Malley can stop their incessant promotional wanderings over the face of the earth. In future years, this will always be known as “Scott Pilgrim Week,” a mystical, magical time of love and exploration and kung fu training.

So much has happened, is happening. Some linkie winkins. ABOVE — a super-amazing remake of the live-action SPvsTW trailer using the comics — wow, it really is just like the book.

Girls like to buy stuff, Times claims

The New York Times has a story on how Comic-Con has become a venue to market to — gasp! — girls with lots of info on various toy and clothing lines, including gymnast Nastia Liukin’s Supergirl line of clothing.

Women who went to Comic-Con and drew comic strips about it

Jillian Tamaki And Gabrielle Bell — this one is an EPIC. We could have SWORN there was a third…but can’t find it now. Readers?

Summertime wanderin’

Can you believe The Beat is on the move AGAIN?

It’s true!

This time…it’s a WEDDING.