Nice Art: Ulises Farinas' Marvel fantasy

This was sent to us in email by artist Ulises Farinas and we’re not sure what it is, but it is pretty damned amazing. Farinas has done other “unauthorized” Marvel art before, but this should so be used for something cool.

Skottie Young on kids comics

The acclaimed artist of Marvel’s Oz adaptations thinks there are a lot more kids comics around than we think:

Bob Harras named DC Editor-in-Chief — UPDATE

Former Marvel E-i-C Bob Harras has just been named DC Editor-in-Chief. Harras will be in charge of all DC imprints, including DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD. Since leaving Marvel in 2000, Harras held a variety of consulting positions and and joined DC’s collected editions department several years ago as Group Editor.

The announcement is a little bit of a surprise as Harras had kept a low profile at DC…perhaps all the more reason to be given a promotion. At any rate, it’s sort of a no-brainer since he already has experience running a giant comics publishing company and knows DC’s operations inside out.

Big kibbles — 9/27/10

§ With Heroes vanished, Smallville ending and The Cape and No Ordinary Family beginning, the superhero is sort of a television mini-genre. With that in mind, CNN lays out the rules for small-screen superheroes – which turn out to be sensible stuff like make your characters believable. Jeph Loeb also offers this: “Don’t try to […]

Nice Art: Attila Futaki

Somehow or other we just stumbled across this blog by Hungarian cartoonist Attila Futaki whose comics adaptation of the immensely popular Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan just came out. There are quite a few of these YA novel to graphic novel conversions going on, but Futaki’s art is a lot nicer than it has to be. The final version is colored by José Villarrubia and looks even better.

WEHT: The indie Class of '97?

An investigative report by Frank Santoro.

Quote of the day

Note: We thought this interview with Feige on the occasion of the IRON MAN 2 Blu-ray release was incredibly long and unfocused and couldn’t believe he or his secretary took all the time to answer the questions, but turns out it was a ROUNDTABLE. That makes more sense. .

There's never going to be another Hobbit movie, is there?

Now it’s LABOR problems. Alas, my Beorn!