A month of Previews: Grandville Mon Amour

Back to the previews, we’re proud to present a peek at Bryan Talbot’s Grandville Mon Amour, a steampunk talking animal mystery mash-up, or as Talbot puts it:

Grandville Mon Amour pits Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard against an old adversary and ruthless urban guerrilla, Edward “Mad Dog” Mastock. It’s a fast-paced, Hitchcockian steampunk thriller.

If you’ve been following Talbot’s career at all you know he’s one of the most eclectic storytellers in the medium, producing a string of amazing graphic novels that show a range of emotion and imagination few can match — from Grandville to The Tale of One Bad Rat to Alice In Sunderland and the previous Grandville.

This is no exception.

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: September 2010

[Editors note: These charts are running a bit behind due to the workload of the columnists but we are trying to get back on schedule.] by Paul O’Brien Marvel’s biggest release for September was the relaunch of the Wolverine titles, in an attempt to undo the damage caused when the last relaunch backfired. The “Shadowland” […]

Spidey teams with Bloomberg for jobs

In the proud tradition of Superman fighting landmines and other great didactic comics of the past, Marvel and the Mayor’s Office of NYC have teamed for a comic book teaching New Yorkers about resources available for their job hunts. “Spider-Man, You’re Hired” “features an unemployed Peter Parker starting his job search, is the Administration’s latest effort to connect out-of-work to New Yorkers to job training and placement services.”

2011 Angoulême official selections announced

The 2011 Angoulême comics festival fast approaches, and they have just announced their official selections. Rather than nominate various books in different categories, these selections are a pool from which the Gran Prix and other prizes are given. A jury — led this time by Baru — will make final selections.

Who killed Thor: The Mighty Avenger?

A horrible crime has been committed and the killer is still in the comic shop. Only YOU can stop him/her.

A month of Image teasers: "I'm a Superhero"

Is it just me or does that look like Bruce Campbell?

First Green Lantern trailer up

The first GREEN LANTERN trailer debuted on Entertainment Tonight this evening. The full HD version is viewable on Apple.

To Do This Weekend: Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival in Leeds, UK

From Thursday to Sunday the Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival is happening in Leeds. The festival features exhibitions, talks, a 24 hour comic challenge, workshops, film showings, parties, and the launch of Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Granville: Mon Amour.

You're gonna want this: Michael DeForge's Spotting Deer

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest is fast coming, and many books will debut there, just in time for gift giving, including,
SPOTTING DEER by Michael DeForge which is coming from Koyama Press.

Brit nerds like Clowes in Paul

Paul is a comedy due next year that follows two English comics nerds — played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost — on a cross country trip that includes Comic-Con. But along the way they meet up with a cute little alien named Paul, portrayed by CGI and voiced by Seth Rogen. Hijinks ensue. It’s directed by Greg Mottola who made Superbad and Adventureland, so color this promising.