Spotlight on the comiXology Submit Experience with W. Maxwell Prince


ComiXology Submit lauched on March 6, 2013, as a platform for independent comics creators to upload their comics, wait for approval, and if accepted, market their comics directly through ComiXology at a 50% profit share (minus mobile distributor fees and credit card fees before the split). To all accounts, it sounds like an amazing opportunity […]

Image Comics holding Image Comic Expo on July 2 in SF


For the last few days Image has been releasing ambiguous teasers of this kind. Here at his lunch presentation at the 2013 Diamond Retailer summit, Image publisher Eric Stephenson revealed that it refers to a big media event to be held on that date in San Francisco. Robert Kirkman and Ed Brubaker will be there along with many “special guests.” Admission will be charged but the event is free for retailers or press.

Elfquest is back at Dark Horse with archives and new stories


Elfquest is back at Dark Horse with archives and new stories The resilient Elfquest saga has arisen yet again, this time at Dark Horse which will publish a variety of reprints and new stories starting this fall, it was announced today at the 2013 Diamond Retailer Summit. The original “Classic Quest” storyline by Wendy and […]

Here be Monsters: new Guillermo Del Toro manga TV adaptation in the works


Some seriously appetite whetting news via Deadline: HBO have teamed up with none other than scare master extraordinaire, Guillermo Del Toro, to adapt Naoki Urasawa’s 18 volume manga series, Monster. Urasawa’s story follows a brilliant young doctor, Kenzo Tenma, who risks his reputation, career and fiancee when he chooses to save the lives of two young twins, over treating […]

The Legal View: Siegel Court Issues Final Judgments


The Superman and Superboy lawsuits are officially over, pending appeal.

FYI, RIPD is not MIB. IMO.


The official trailer for upcoming movie R.I.P.D. hit the internet last week, and sparked a stampede of people rushing to label the supernatural buddy cop romp as stepping a little too neatly into the swanky shoes of the Men in Black. Some went so far as to write R.I.P.D. off as a poor MiB rip-off. Here’s […]

Review: Nobrow 8 Hysteria: all shook up

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Nobrow 8: Hysteria Nobrow Press Editors: Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro Hysteria def: ‘unmanageable emotional excess’  ‘emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions’   Here we go then: the lovely smelling eighth volume of Nobrow’s titular anthology, packed this time with comics and illustration spreads of a hysterical nature, hotly anticipated by myself […]

INTERVIEW: Marie Javins on Super-Geekdom and Compassion in IRON MAN: EXTREMIS


Reading Marie Javins new IRON MAN: EXTREMIS prose novel, released April 16th, on my iPad, gave me an eerie moment of realizing how much had changed in the technological surface of our lives since Warren Ellis and Adi Granov released their Iron Man comic arc EXTREMIS in 2005 and 2006. Facebook was around then, but […]

Introducing… Our New Superhero, Englishman!


Well then. Yesterday – St George’s Day in the UK – saw the announcement of a brand new superhero, soon to grace our digital comic shelves: Englishman. Apparently, not a spoof!

Dynamite to Publish their Comics through Dark Horse Digital


Dark Horse have announced today that Dynamite Comics have signed a deal to make their comics available through the Dark Horse Digital Comics store. Thirty Dynamite Comics have been made available as of today, and future releases will be made available through the store as well, day/date digital.

Nice Art: Olly Moss makes Thor: The Dark World posters


Artist Olly Moss—best known for his Alamo Draft House and other reimagined movie posters—was asked by the filmmakers to make the wrap gifts for the crew of hor: The Dark World, which comes out this fall. The result was

Must read: Phil Jimenez on Wonder Woman


Yikes! In case you missed it in the comments of Laura Sneddon’s controversial Wonder Woman post, former Wonder Woman artist and writer Phil Jimenez has jumped in with an in-depth analysis of what makes the character tick from his viewpoint.

People and things not setting up at C2E2: Adam West and DC Comics


If social media is any indication, the amount of excitement over this year’s C2E2—the big ReedPOP comics/entertainment expo in Chicago—is quite high. After a bumpy start, I think this con may have actually gotten on the local radar in a big way. Certainly everyone I know is excited about the show and getting to eat […]

Two good people who need lots of positive thoughts


As if everything crazy going on in the last hell week wasn’t enough, life keeps kicking the ass of good people. All time nice guy, Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai writes that his wife Sharon is in the ICU with a serious illness…please send them good thoughts. Sharon and Stan are both the nicest, kindest […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 4/24/13 — What is “the White Halo” and how do you use it?


We’re heading off to Chicago for the Diamond Retailer Summit, so things will be a little sparse here for a bit, but I’m sure the kids can take care of things.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales March 2013


While Walking Dead and Saga lead the chart again, the big story this month is Jonathan Hickman’s East of West, blowing expectations out of the water with a strong debut. There aren’t that many new titles this month, although Image have four strong debuts, headed up by the infuriating Sex (you’ll see). Elsewhere it’s largely a month of consolidation, with many titles holding within a few percentage points of last month’s sales.