Two new Avengers stills show heroes in action

Thor, Iron Man and Cap are shown doing what they do best in these new stills released today.

Courtney Crumrin in color for the first time

While you may be in full-on holiday panic mode, there’s always spring…and Halloween. Next spring’s Courtney Crumrin, Volume 1: The Night Things, Special Edition will see the sardonic young monster-hunter in color for the first time. Ted Naifeh’s all ages gothic waif is one of the first — and the best — of this sub-genre of comics, and it looks great in color by Warren Wucinich.

D&Q finally goes digital with Kobo Vox and Chester Brown

Publisher of the Year candidate Drawn & Quarterly has finally broken the seal on literary comics going digital with a two book deal with Kobo Vox which will see Chester Brown’s LOUIS RIEL and PAYING FOR IT released. According to associate publisher Peggy Burns, the deal is non-exclusive, and next year will see more titles and platforms for D&Q.

Literary comics publishers Fantagraphics and D&Q are along the last holdouts among publishers going digital — partially due to their authors’ ambivalence (or dislike) of the platform — so even this tiny toe-dipping into the digital world represents a big step forward. In this case, Chester Brown actually encouraged the move — and it doesn’t hurt that Kobo is, like D&Q, a Canadian company.

Daniel Craig's Rumored 007 Extension – Are We Looking At a Replay of "A View To A Kill?"

Michael G. Wilson is the current producer for the James Bond film franchise. He’s a Daniel Craig fan. Most people like Daniel Craig’s 007 performances, so that isn’t a surprise. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wilson’s been talking about signing Craig to a five-film extension.

The Year in Image with Eric Stephenson

Image Publisher Eric Stephenson gives another one of his candid, informed reviews — one of the bonuses from Image’s solidified spot as the #3 publisher is Stephenson’s increased profile. And even though Image is riding the Walking Dead Wave to increased performance all around, there is always room for improvement, he says, with a new issue of CHEW unavailable from Diamond a week after release and limited support for all-ages material:

20 Days of Christmas: Alexis Frederick-Frost

We’ll take this occasion of reprinting this year’s Center for Cartoon Studies holiday card by Alexis Frederick-Frost to note that thanks to a 12 hour cable outage on my block I’ve had to repair to the local Not Starbucks for internet. Dear god, this place is a madhouse of men in business suits yapping about plans along with three plucky students from nearby Baruch who looked to have pitched a tent amid empty yogurt containers and one Unabomber type in the back corner typing on a seedy black netbook.