Webcomic Creators and Nerd Rapper UNITE

In as unstable job market as we have today, three men have decided to give their art their full time attention, their all. Writer and artist of Let’s Be Friends Again!, Curt Franklin and Chris Haley respectively started their witty webcomic on the print comic world and what it means to really be friends in 2008. Eugene Ahn aka nerd rapper Adam WarRock quit his career as an attorney in 2010 in order to follow his heart and let his mouth fly. Today they announced the joining of their two ventures into LBFA!, Inc.

Stumptown announces judges

This year’s Stumptown Comics Awards are going to a juried format, and to do this…you must have a jury. The five judges form a local all-star team of creators, journos and retailing. The Stumptown Comics Festival takes place April 16-17 in Portland, OR. The Stumptown Comic Arts Awards have finally revealed the highly-anticipated roster for […]

Metal Hurlant Chronicles TV show in the works

Humanoids and WE Prod. are teaming for a live-action Metal Hurlant TV show, Variety reports, based on the material best known here as HEAVY METAL magazine and presented in a Twlight Zone type anthology fashion. The show was shopped around at MIPCom and a first season of 12 episodes will be seen in various European […]

Preview TwoMorrows' Jeff Smith volume

TwoMorrows has been publishing its series of artists spotlights, Modern Masters, for some time, and they’re up to volume #25 and Jeff Smith by Eric Nolen-Weathington. The final product doesn’t go on sale until March 2, but you can browse a free 32-page preview right here. BONE is one of the certified classics of modern […]

FF #587 tops tepid January with 116K

ICv2 is up with the actual numbers for January and they aren’t so hot, as we previously guessed; however, the slow January sales have a number of mitigating factors:

* January always sucks
* A lot of top books did not ship from DC
* The number of products shipped in general was down from December.

New York Comic Con's servers buckle too

While lost in the SDCC ticket sellout hoopla, it’s a curious fact that tickets for New York Comic Con in October went on sale Monday at noon, and here again there was a lot of demand, although nowhere near San Diego levels. As one potential attendee named @mightysquid tweeted:

Critics drub Spider-Man with savage beating

Although the official opening isn’t until March, figuring the troubled Spider-Man musical has had enough time to get things right by any reasonable standard (but not by Julie Taymor’s) theater critics are flouting tradition by releasing reviews of the show during previews. And they are administering the kind of beating that Spider-Man would normally expect only from Venom.

It's Smulders!

Variety confirms that Cobie Smulders is the front runner for the role of SHIELD agent Maria Hill in Joss Whedon’s Avengers movie. Smulders is a Whedon favorite (he wanted her for his Wonder Woman movie) and Hill is a perfect Whedon-type character so the handwriting has been on the wall for this.