Mark Millar is Now a Movie Consultant For Fox (On the Marvel Licenses)


By Todd Allen Mark Millar continues his migration to the world of film.  Millar is now a “creative consultant” to 20th Century Fox.  As you may recall, Fox still has the rights the X-Men, Fantastic Four and (probably) the Silver Surfer.  Fox is currently making a new Wolverine movie, has Matthew Vaughn on tap for […]

As Editor Brian Smith leaves DC, we learn you can’t spell schadenfreude without “Liefeld”


Former Marvel and now DC editor Brian Smith tweeted the other day that he was moving on to go back to his freelance work. Which is a fairly normal occurrence. Except when not long ago, the one and only Rob Liefeld was tweeting that you were a horrible editor and had small appendages. And so Smith’s departure was the occasion for another Liefeld broadside:

Gillen and McKelvie Roundup


By Steve Morris Artist Jamie McKelvie and writer Kieron Gillen have taken the spotlight today, with several pieces of news – both good and bad – coming from their camp. The good news is that Marvel have just released a teaser which lists them as the creative team for a story in their upcoming ‘Point […]

Cartoonists Doing Things: Lumberjack Day 2012


Did you miss it? Yesterday was Lumberjack Day, a holiday best celebrated by wearing plaid, sporting a beard (either naturally grown or homemade), and eating pancakes. The holiday was created back in 2005 by two good friends: graphic novel author Colleen AF Venable and comedy producer Marianne Ways. It was invented in response to International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which falls a week prior. The pirate jokes were getting old, so the team moved on to another comedy troupe: lumberjacks. Lumberjack Day falls annually on September 26.

Amethyst’s long heritage of attempted rape


So Amethyst is finally back! I admit this fantasy saga of a 13-year-old girl who finds she actually a princess of Gemworld was one of my favorite comics of the time, aided by the great storytelling by writers Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn and Ernie Colon’s marvelous art, filled with imagination and whimsical details. The […]

Introducing The New Beat—and a request


A few people miss the all-in-one page layout—I think it’s possible to create a page that presents it all in this fashion and in the next round of tinkers I’ll look into that. … Of course we’ll be presenting as much top notch content, breaking news, thought provoking analysis and pictures of lovable kittens to earn these social media thumbs ups, but all of it will definitely help the site recover from the dark old days.