With only 3 days remaining till this year’s Free Comic Book Day, here’s a peek at a few of the freebies coming to you!
Archives for 05/01/2012 8:25 pm
Just giving a little introductory hello and some insight into the mind of a postgrad comic enthusiast.
Dynamite has passed over an extended preview of their newest series, THE SPIDER, where a new modern-day masked hero ruthlessly seeks to uproot a destroyed Manhattan.
Daniel Best digs up the bankruptcy court proceedings for Todd McFarlane Inc. and notes that the $2.2 million settlement includes $1.1 million set aside for the “Gaiman Settlement (Class 4).” As Best notes, this is not necessarily the amount of money that Neil Gaiman received, since lawyers fees were to come out of the money.
Alien invasions are nothing new, but when Neil Gaiman is attached, it’s definitely something to keep an eye out for. Threadless and The CBLDF team up to offer a chance to cement yourself in T-shirt history by designing a shirt for THE DAY THE SAUCERS CAME.
We mentioned this in our official MoCCA report for Publishers Weekly, but if there is one must-read this week, it’s The Cartoon Crier from The Center for Cartoon Studies. Distributed as a lovely free paper at MoCCA, you can now read it in Issu form at the link.
But we must warn you. DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT SAD. Because it will make you sad.
On the off chance you’ve been living under a rock, Ridley Scott is directing a science fiction film called “Prometheus.” The official story is they started out to do a prequel to Alien and sometime in the pre-production process, the story grew into something different than Alien. There’s a new trailer out (and there is an element or two here that you might consider a plot spoiler, so be warned):
Despite what some exhibitors thought, MoCCA’s attendance was actually up by a thousand.
The Beat will be making a special announcement on tonight’s episode! What can it be?
Mark Waid’s been threatening to go digital for quite some time. He’s also had a history of exploring options outside of DC and Marvel. Waid spent some time at Crossgen, launched his creator-owned Empire with Barry Kitson over at Image under the tragically short-lived Gorilla imprint, did Hunter/Killer with Marc Silvestri for Top Cow and spent some time as E-I-C at BOOM!, where he launch a few books with Irredeemable as his flagship title. Now he’s finally combining those longstanding threats and his independent work with “Thrillbent.”