Details are still emerging, but Disney chairman Bob Iger has just announced Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. It was a cash-and-stock deal that has probably left George Lucas an ultra-kabillionaire. (That’s $500 million more than they paid for Marvel, for those keeping score.) Disney and George Lucas’s Star Wars universe have had many […]
Archives for October 2012
Jim Beard of the Toledo Free Press takes a look at the disconnect between superhero movie box office receipts and meager comic sales, today. He also gets an eclectic set of odd quotes.
Adding to what is going to be an exceptional surplus of releases for next month’s BCGF is the third installment of the unconventional and visually dazzling GANG BANG BONG, a bilingual comic anthology completely removed from any confining narrative structure; rather, editors Ines Estrada and Ginette Lapalme explore new mediums of visual storytelling through a […]
Chris Roberson, co-founder of the digital publisher Monkeybrain Comics, has put out an open letter today explaining that for the whole of November, all profits made by the company will be donated directly to The Hero Initative. Along with Allison Baker, Roberson set up the company earlier this year as a way to put […]
It has come to my attention we now having dueling Kickstarter projects from highly placed employees at both Comixology and iVerse.
When the last episode on Doctor Who aired a few weeks ago, companions Amy and Rory left the Doctor (and the show)… but nobody bothered to explain to Rory’s father, a re-occurring character, where they’d gone to. It turns out that scene was written, but not filmed. The BBC has released the animated storyboards for […]
You may recall Stephen King likes to write a comic every now and again. Well, he’s at it again. Or rather one of his works is being adapted on his website. “Little Green God of Agony” is being updated M-W-F (a traditional webcomics schedule, as it were). Little Green God of Agony is an adaption […]
It’s often said that there are few life experiences more painful than when a parent loses a child. Cartoonist and educator, Tom Hart, has taken that pain – a grief no one should ever have to endure – and created a comic that everyone should read with it.
Marvel called again tonight, wanting to talk to me about another one of their Marvel Now comics. This time however, their focus was on a continuing series rather than a new relaunch, in the form of Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s Wolverine & The X-Men. Joining them was editor Nick Lowe, who, yes, sang to himself […]
Jack Kirby had some imagination, as the first issue of KAMANDI shows. Some of it even came true!