January sales stats will be out soon, but let’s take a look at where books in DC’s latest (and relatively large – 11.5% of the core line) round of cancellations were selling in December: Ravagers # 7 – 16,177 Team 7 #3 – 15,381 Sword of Sorcery #3 – 13,752 Savage Hawkman #15 – 13,564 Deathstroke #15 – 13,528 Fury […]
One of the most colorful ephemera of Superman lore is his stage appearance in the show “It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman!” a musical with book by David Newman and Robert Benton, and music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adam (That’s the guys behind Bye Bye Bride and Applause.) The show is being revived for a seven performance run at New York City Center from March 20 through 24. Tickets can be purchased here.
I’ve been busy lately, sorting and boxing up well over a decade’s worth of comics. Having spent extended periods of time in 4 different towns in that stretch, it’s quite a pile to sort (10 long boxes and counting), but it’s interesting to see physical evidence of your buying patterns over the years. It’s clear […]
I’m glad the holidays are over and everyone is off their ass making back to making some comic books. Something’s in the water or there just are some great project with a lot of heart and soul. We have some bright new faces, an industry favorite and a successful project manager looking for repeated success.
Thief of Thieves is an interesting book before you even get around to reading it. This is a comic where Robert Kirkman channels his TV writer’s room experience and acts like a showrunner. The credits read Robert Kirkman – Story, Nick Spencer – Writer. The copyright reads “Robert Kirkman, LLC.” That copyright is all the more […]
Marvel’s solicitations for May are sneaking out, but the first thing that caught my attention – Amanda Conner providing art for Marvel, in the form of this variant cover for issue #2 of Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel‘s adjectiveless X-Men series. Whew! Long sentence. We get a look at all the team being all classy […]
You have only a few hours to get the Spring 2013 series by Benign Kingdom and as it includes sketchbooks and posters by Emily Carroll, Tyson Hesse, Gigi D.G. and Phil McAndrew, you might want to do that. The project is long funded, but it ends today!
If you read only one think piece on comics by a great cartoonist today, you should read The Literaries by Eddie Campbell. The piece spins off of the current discussion on the place of EC comics which I mentioned the other day. Campbell’s response is specifically to Ng Suat Tong’s declaration that EC comics were mostly well-drawn pulp.