Butler and Lee do Emma at Marvel

Fresh off her much-admired art for RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, Janet K. Lee is next adapting Emma for Marvel’s line of Jane Austen comics. NY Times best selling author Nancy Butler does the writing, as she did on SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Emma Woodhouse, a young privileged woman living in nineteenth […]

Children and women last, again

A couple of posts over the weekend commented on the diversity or lack there of of contemporary comics and comics retailing:

In the wake of the Thor: The Mighty Avenger disaster, Brigid asks Can all-ages comics survive on the direct market alone? and ponts out thet kids these days like GNs and not periodicals:

A month of Image teasers: "What's that smell"

This image slogan has particular poignancy around Stately Beat Manor this morning.

Comic-Con badge sales halted once again

Despite hiring an outside firm to handle badge sales, the San Diego Comic-Con has once again been forced to halt ticket sales. The Epic registration site crashed almost immediately after badges went on sale at 9:00 am EST. The site has still not come up again and now the con has officially suspended sales: Once […]

Walking Dead Recap: Don’t have a fish fry during a Zombiepocalypse

Walking Dead Recap: Don’t have a fish fry during a Zombiepocalpse Season 1/Episode 4: Vatos Last week’s Walking Dead saw what’s left of the survivors’ families ripped apart by severed limbs, interrupted wife beatings, and hastily put together racist rescue missions.  So it was fitting that the fourth episode started off with hottie sisters, Amy and Andrea, […]

Comic-Con International tickets go on sale again

After a computer meltdown last time, four-day and one-day passes to the San Diego Comic-Con are going on sale again today. 9 am EST, 6 am PST. Will the servers hold? Will you get a ticket? Will they sell out in one day? Tune in at 10 am!

Kibbles 'n' Bits — 11/22/10

Canada’s wartime comics ban; Paul Levitz’s BATMAN credit; lead in glasses.

War of the Trailers — 11/10

A viewing of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part One the other night allowed a viewing of the big trailers for 2011. Although they’ve all been linked online, there’s nothing like seeing them on the big screen.