Mark Millar is announcing a slew of Millarworld projects this week, exclusively on CBR, and here’s the long-rumored project with Frank Quitely: JUPITER’S CHILDREN, a 12-issue maxiseries.
Archives for 01/11/2012
Even if you feel Big Barda does not speak for you, it’s hard to dislike that sweet Bruce Timm cover.
Courtesy of Diamond, we’ve been posting their top sales charts for 2011 today (more are coming) — but one question keeps coming up. Diamond releases charts for both “Indie” publishers and “Small” publishers. What is the difference? When you see Random House — the world’s biggest publisher — on Diamond’s “Small” chart, it seems paradoxical. Well, Diamond has provided us with some definitions.
Fight! Marvel is releasing a series of teasers for Avengers vs X-Men, the big slugfest for 2012, and we’re pleased to EXCLUSIVELY present this one by the great Alan Davis .
The biggest superhero brawl in the history of the Marvel Universe begins this April in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1!
Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!
The Maine Comics and Art Festival — which will be held Sunday, May 20th in Portland, ME — has announced its first two guests: Kate Beaton and Kazu Kibuishi. This is a nice show in a nice venue that has a strongly family-oriented focus. We’re not aware of too many shows that have so much kid-friendly material front and center and it’s good to hear the show is still going strong with a marquee guest like Beaton.
Diamond has released its year-end figures for 2011 and Marvel eked out a win over DC despite the New 52 surge at the end of the year. Image was #3, with Dark Horse and IDW in a near-dead heat for #4 and #5. Dynamite was a clear #6
Although we’ll be posting the entire list in a page view. Diamond also released the top ten comics and GNs. DC won nine of the top comics spots, despite one Marvel appearance for the “Death of Ultimate Spider-Man” issue.
In the graphic novels, WALKING DEAD ruled the roost, although, predictably, Batman and Alan Moore made an appearance. Less predictably, so did Nick Spencer’s MORNING GLORIES collection.
For the moment, it looks like the rumor mill was wrong on the Bat-book backups being linked. At least if they are, it in’t in an obvious way. DC has announced the backup in Detective Comics will be a 10-page feature about Harvey Dent, A.K.A. Two-Face. Since this is going to highlight Dent’s history, I suppose it’s possible the Court of Owls (the backup in Batman) will pop up in Dent’s past, but that’s not the first thing that comes to mind.