The Eagle Awards were presented at the MCM Expo in London Last night,. And the winners are: Roll of Honour – Brian Bolland Favourite Newcomer Writer – Jonathan Hickman Favourite Newcomer Artist – Jamie McKelvie Favourite Writer – Warren Ellis Favourite Writer/Artist – Darwyn Cooke Favourite Artist: Pencils – Frank Quietly Favourite Artist: Inks – […]
Archives for October 2010
CHARLES BURNS: X’ED OUT Slide Talk, Print Exhibition and Book Signing Saturday, October 30, 6:00 to 9:00 PM Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle, WA 98108 206.658.0110 Open Daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM, Sunday until 5:00 PM Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in […]
The funny thing about the Internet nerds is — and I say this with love and a certain amount of suspicion and caution — no matter what you do, there’s a certain type of Internet dweller that’s going to piss and moan about it.
Tim O’Shea has his own Talking with Tim blog now, and his interview with Regan Jay Fishman has
lots of details on next weekend’s King Con in Brooklyn. We haven’t time to really dig in now but here’s the programming:
Every Friday, The New York Times presents its “graphic books” best seller list. It’s compiled from BookScan, Diamond, and, as far as we can tell, magic juju algorithms of some kind. It is, like all best seller lists, probably a little subjective and magical, but it certainly reflects a stable metric of what books are selling briskly that week. Given all that we’ve talked about this week in terms of superheroes and literary comics and manga and what not…let’s see exactly what is selling THIS week in American comics, with my own commentary.
Via DC’s the Source, a preview of the new SUPERBOY #1, which goes on sale next Wednesday. The story is by Jeff Lemire and art by Pier Gallo, with cover by Rafael Albuquerque. Avoiding any issues with the still pending Superboy lawsuit, this is NOT young Clark Kent but a new clone named Connor Kent.
Wizard is going Miami! Dexter! Sonny Crockett! Horatio Caine! Michael Westen and Sam Axe! Miami Sound Machine and LeBron! The show will be held at the newly redesigned Miami Airport Convention Center in February. This is already the home to the Florida Supercon, which is held in July each year. As long as this show […]
August 2010 wasn’t a great month for the direct market as a whole, and DC Comics was no exception. The current tent-pole title Brightest Day and its tie-in books kept performing solidly overall, but a number of other high-profile books, including Green Lantern, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, Batman and Robin and The Flash missed their August shipping dates, putting a bit of a dent in DC’s periodical performance: Overall dollar sales for new comic books were the lowest since June 2009, and average unit sales dropped to their second-lowest point of the last 12 months.
For the publisher’s Vertigo brand, August was particularly tough, with estimated average unit sales dropping to a new all-time low of 9,094. Again, though, the schedule is the culprit: With American Vampire, Joe the Barbarian and Jack of Fables, some of Vertigo’s best-selling comic-book titles didn’t come out in August. At the WildStorm imprint, average unit sales crashed back to just above 6K, and in this case, the schedule had little to do with it. At this stage, it’s not hard to see why DC is pulling the plug on WildStorm.
So, does The Walking Dead (premiering this Sunday, Halloween, on AMC at 10:00/9 PM C) live up to the hype?
One Word Answer: Ewwwwwwwwww!