Mystery Solved: Ed Brubaker’s TV Deals — Or Brubaker + The Beaver


When it was announced that Ed Brubaker was leaving Winter Solider, roughly a month and a half back, Brubaker said that the book was initially set to be cancelled and he’d lined up some other work.  He was awfully coy about that that work was, though.  Come to find out, he went to television and he’s sold […]

Cornell Off Demon Knights, Venditti Taking Over


If it’s a convention week, you can expect creative team change announcements.  In their third such announcement of the day, DC reveals Paul Cornell has departed Demon Knights.  His replacement is Robert Vendetti, best known for his recent work with Valiant on X-O Manowar and for his Surrogates series at Top Shelf (which was adapted for the […]

Ethan Van Sciver Is the New Batman: Dark Knight Artist


Batman is the premier franchise in today’s DC universe, with the flagship Batman title having overtaken Justice League in the sales column.  Batman: The Dark Knight was conceived as an artist’s title, the original artist in question being David Finch.  With Finch heading over to the new Justice League of America title (of which I’m certain we’ll hear more about at NYCC), […]

Marvel reveal ‘Superior Spider-Man’ with Slott, Stegman, Ramos, Camuncoli, and Dark/Edginess


Ahead of NYCC 2012, Marvel have now revealed the meaning for their final one-word teaser from a few weeks ago: “Superior” stands for Superior Spider-Man, a new series relaunching from the ashes of Dan Slott’s ominous Amazing Spider-Man #700. The book will see a darker and edgier tone to the world of Spider-Man, as artists […]

Andy Diggle takes over Action Comics in March


England’s own Andy Diggle has been announced as the new writer for Action Comics, taking over the series from Grant Morrison as of issue #18, in March next year. He’ll be joined by artist Tony Daniel on the series, as is revealed on DC’s The Source website today. Speaking on the news, Diggle talks a little […]

ComiCON-versation #12: Public Relations…


by Mike Scigliano Having a great show that features a superb guest list, awesome panels, quality exhibitors and much more is every comicon’s goal. Making sure everyone knows all that is another story. When all is said and done, if the message about your show doesn’t reach your potential audience, it all goes for naught. […]

NYCC 12: Day -1: Pre-Show Photos!

The view from "2A"

Okay… I’m a bit confused…  there is no “Day Zero” (unless that’s the early morning hours leading up to “zero hour” when the show opens).  So, I’m counting Tuesday as “Day Minus Two” with GallaCon, and today as “Day Minus One” with the ICV2 Conference. As with last year, I wandered around Javits, snapping a […]

Matthew Sturges To Write “Damsels” Spin-Off For Dynamite


The exact details on this are still a little sketchy, but Dynamite has signed Matthew Sturges to write an as-yet-unnamed spin-off of their Damsels comic in 2013.  Damsels features the adventures adventures of damsels from fairy tales like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Little Mermaid.  Sturges suggests an aquatic theme for the spin-off, which suggests a […]

Today is Torsten Day at Stately Beat Manor!


Last year, The Beatrix proclaimed October 10th “Torsten Day”, so I thought, “Why not make it an ongoing celebration?” 

New faces: Studio 407’s Jessi Reid


[As comics continue to grow they continue to attract not just new creators and readers, but new people behind the scenes who are bringing in much needed fresh ideas. I met Jessi Reid at this years San Diego Comic-Con where she had just taken over marketing for Top Cow. Soon after she moved on to […]

The One Time Bill Finger Stood Up to Bob Kane and Whether Batman and Robin Are Gay

bill finger book

Marc Tyler Nobleman wrote Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, which came out a couple months back.  The book is about Bill Finger, who was responsible for an awful lot of the Batman mythology, even though Batman (co-)creator Bob Kane was the only officially recognized creator.  This is why they named the Bill Finger […]

Abnett and Lanning To Write Battlestar Galactica (Original Version) At Dynamite


In Dynamite’s latest announcement (and we might not be half through them yet), the publisher announces its latest signing, the DnA writing duo of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.  Their assignment: Battlestar Galactica.  This would be the original 1978 version of Battlestar, or “Classic Battlestar Galactica” as Dynamite is calling it.

Former employee sues Frank Miller and his girlfriend


A former assistant is suing Frank Miller and his girlfriend, Kimberly Cox, for discrimination and mental anguish, the NY Post reports, although most of the complaint seems to be aimed at Cox. Joanna Gallardo-Mills was hired as an executive coordinator in 2008, and claims Cox berated her for not speaking English and damaged her workplace […]

Jim Butcher Writing an Original Dresden Files Comic


The Dresden Files comic book has had a couple of homes.  Originally it was a Dabble Brothers comic.  When the Dabble Brothers operation came unraveled, Dresden Files was one of the properties that moved over to Dynamite.  The adaption of Storm Front (the first novel in the series) was completed at the title was dormant.  Well, not any […]

One more NYCC party: Oni Press at Bergen Street Comics TONIGHT


We left this one out of Party Poop!:   Join Oni Press and Bergen Street Comics as we kickoff New York City Comic Con 2012 with the most radical of all signings known to man on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, from 6pm-9pm or later. Philip Gelatt and Tyler Crook, creators of Petrograd, will be in […]

NYCC 12: Where To Find The Beat


Short answer: splattered on a sidewalk. Longer answer: When not in an interview or meeting, my home base will be the Publishers Weekly booth, #3147. I’ll be there with beat alumna Kate Fitzsimons and the rest of the PW crew (But NOT Calvin Reid, who’s at the Frankfort Book Fair for a change). Please stop […]