The January sales estimates are up at The Comics Chronicles. It’s a big January and is looking like a win for Marvel, more so with their launches. We’re starting to see the tiers establish themselves for the relaunch, and the reorders are a bit less I was expecting to see, in what I’m very close to proclaiming […]
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17×23 Showcase Contributors: Isaac Lenkiewicz, Kyle Platts, Henry McCausland, Nick Sheehy, Joe Kessler Nobrow Press Following on from the success of the excellent Nobrow anthology- a bi-annual publication of two halves: one comics and one illustration, and their Showcase series, a smaller format paperback comic which launched Luke Pearson’s much-lauded Hilda adventures, Nobrow produced this last July : […]
On February 9th, from 4-7 PM, Medialia Gallery at 335 West 38th street hosted an opening reception for it’s 7th annual Panel to Panel Comic and Cartoon Art exhibit, this year entitled “One Thing Leads to Another”. Though the exhibition has been going for seven years, many comics event goers may not have heard of […]
By Matt O’Keefe. Kelly Sue DeConnick is a relative newcomer to the Big Two, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been around. After years of adapting manga for Tokyopop she moved to writing her own comics, notably 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA with Steve Niles at IDW. Today, she’s writing and co-writing books for Marvel like CAPTAIN MARVEL, AVENGERS […]
Continuing the tradition of Phantom Variant covers from the semi-secret Phantom Variant retailer group—as opposed to the totally secret and nonexistent Ghost Variant retailer group—Joe Harris’s GREAT PACIFIC #4 will have a Phantom Variant cover by regular artist Martin Morazzo, which is also an homage to the classic Y
Superman, co-created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, first appeared in Action Comics #1 in June 1938, published by Detective Comics Inc, a fore-runner of National Periodical Publications and DC Comics. Virtually overnight it became a huge seller, and is running to this day, with uninterrupted publication for well over seventy years. A vast amount has been written over the years on the history of Superman, and by people substantially more qualified than I, but one claim, that Superman was based on the character of Hugo Danner, from Philip Wylie’s novel Gladiator, (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1930), has some relevance to the larger story of Marvelman and, although I decided that it might be too far back to start this series of articles, if you’re interested in reading what I have to say about it, you should go read this article, and then meet us back here.