Confirmed: Ivan Reis on Justice League, "All New Atom" Joining Team

By Todd Allen Today, DC confirmed the long expected move of Ivan Reis as Jim Lee’s replacement penciller on Justice League.  Joe Prado will be joining them.  As for Jim Lee, 

Amazon launches its first graphic novel—and pays you $5 to read it

Earlier this week, it was Penguin finally getting into the graphic novel business, years after every other other book publisher did so. And now Amazon Studios, Amazon the etailer’s content development division, is also getting into the graphic novel game with BLACKBURN BURROW, a Civil War horror tale by Ron Marz and Matthew Dow Smith . The tale is based on a screenplay by screenwriter Jay Levy, and if that rings a chime that this is part of the “comics-to-movie” business model, your ears should be ringing.
But as an added bonus—if you read the book on their site and leave feedback…they will give you a $5 Amazon gift card. Now this business model we could get to like!

Big Event Comics Death Fatigue – OR – Cliche Du Jour

By Todd Allen When you send out press releases and lead with a story in the New York Daily News, I can’t call this a spoiler.  Marvel’s killed off another character in a big crossover event and sent out a press release about it ahead of time to try and juice casual sales.  And yet, […]

Daniel Way and Steve Dillon on Thunderbolts for MARVEL NOW!

By Steve Morris The first creative team for the December-launching Marvel Now comics has been revealed today on Newsarama: artist Steve Dillon and writer Daniel Way will be relaunching Thunderbolts. The team will be named after their new leader – Thunderbolt Ross, AKA the Red Hulk.

Interview: Mark Waid on Daredevil, Hulk, Insufferable and Rocketeer

Beat reporter Alexander Añe caught up with Mark Waid at the Baltimore ComicCon and asked him about his current work, from Daredevil, which has been hoovering up every comics award in town, to Insufferable, Waid’s webcomic currently running on Thrillbent.

INTERVIEW: Ten Years of OK Comics


By Steve Morris We’re returning to Leeds for a second time this week (Leeds Week!), as the award winning store OK Comics celebrates ten years in business today. The store was set up by Jared Myland in 2002 as a way of introducing readers to new and unexpected graphic novels, alongside some of the more usual suspects – and […]

V for Vendetta mask spotted at Egyptian embassy protests

As angered crowds attacked the US Embassy in Cairo, a familiar prop can be spotted on one of the attackers: a Guy Fawkes mask from V FOR VENDETTA. The mass-produced masks have been seen on protesters worldwide, from Occupy to Anonymous and now at this incident, proving this symbol for anarchy can have many uses.

SPOILER: Obituary for the AvX Fallen

By Steve Morris Read no further until you pick up today’s issue of Avengers Vs X-Men, unless you want to be spoiled! Alternatively, pick up a newspaper today, because Marvel have plastered the death across America.

First Look: Claudia's Story by Anne Rice and Ashley Witter

Among fall’s many anticipated releases, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE: CLAUDIA’S STORY is an interesting twist on the graphic novel anticipation. Although Anne Rice’s much-loved vampire classic has been adapted before, in both traditional comics and manga, this book has an interesting twist: it’s told from the viewpoint of Claudia, the tragic child vampire of the […]

The New Yorker learns why they call it FACEbook and not NIPPLEbook

For those of you who think New Yorker humor is inscrutable, cartoon editor Robert Mankoff’s recent post on Nipplegate could generally put the ROFL in anyone’s MAO.

Daily News spoils tomorrow's shocking X-Men death

Comic Book Death.

Inexorable and irreversible.

Okay, maybe not, but good for a story in the Daily News, anyway. We’ve even changed the URL to avoid the spoilers, but according to the story in today’s AVENGERS vs. X-MEN #11, a beloved character dies at the hands of another beloved character an event that left its mark on the Marvel staff: