Digital Watch: Disney goes deep, manga goes bootleg, 4chan lends a hand

§ Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read an interview with a publishing executive talking about his digital plans WITHOUT worrying about direct sales retailers taking his every word as a call to arms? Well, take a gander at ICv2’s talk with Disney’s Dario Di Zanni:

Nice Art: The Beasts of Burden/Hellboy One Shot

In the spirit of the season, Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson, and Mike Mignola provide an Eisner-heavy creative lineup for the Beasts of Burden/Hellboy One Shot which is on sale THIS WEEK and there’s even a preview.

Superhero apocalypse: Blubberella

Hm. Maybe it IS time to put the superhero genre on the shelf for a bit. Details are scant but it appears that there’s a new superhero movie on its way, directed by controversial helmer/pugilist Uwe Boll (BLOODRAYNE, POSTAL) and it’s called BLUBBERELLA:

Marvel's NBA-Mashup

This week’s NBA preview issue of ESPN The Magazine includes special Marvel-themed makeovers of all the teams, and Comics Alliance has the entire gallery. Here are a few to get warmed up:

EARTH ONE: "A New Superman for the 'Twilight' age"

Ever since the announcement of the “Earth One” line of graphic novels just over a year ago, it’s been a little unclear just who the line was aimed at, or how it fit into DC’s various lines of books. Subsequent statements just muddied the waters. Although obviously an Ultimates-type revamp for new readers, with just one book on the schedule — the just released JMS/Shane Davis SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE — it was just a toe in those same muddy waters.

Kibbles 'n' Bits — 10/25/10

Are Muslim comics ruining America? Is Mark Millar the Simon Cowell of comics? What comics would you give to a 13-year-old girl? What is the secret of the 9-panel grid and what does it mean for your future? These and other sensationalistic questions will be answered in today’s Kibbles ‘n’ Bits!

31 Days of Halloween: Jeffrey Brown

Comics Alliance is running a Monster Project by such folks as Dean Haspiel and Tom Fowler and here, Jeffrey Brown. All art will be eBayed to benefit the CBLDF at the end of the project so please peep for a very good cause!