So yeah the next Guardians trailer is up, and…well, I have to say I am still waiting to see this movie, but this is so much safer than the first few scrappy ones we saw. The Disney/Marvel second unit/SFX factory has taken over, making it look like every OTHER Marvel/Disney movie. Which I know is […]
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AMC’s Comic Book Men is a ratings success in its post Walking and Talking Dead time slot, but it still gets flak. One of the oft-cited issues with the show is that by the very title, it represents an obviously outmoded way of looking at the comic book industry. To wit, women are flooding into the comic book field as readers and creators and already make up about 40% of the potential audience.
Perhaps to reflect the wider audience—and to add a different look from the generally middle-aged white guy cast members—the show is putting out a casting call for women to come in and sell their geeky items for the upcoming fourth season. CBM has become a geekier Pawn Stars/Antiques Roadshow (as so many shows do) so this is a great chance to sell those Yogi Bear jelly jars* you’ve been hoarding all those years.
IGN has the details on a weekly Digital First Wonder Woman series, Sensation Comics, named after the 40s comic that prominently featured the Amazon warrior. It’s doubtless both a trademark win (when trademarks are abandoned others can use them) and a win for the oft left in the corner third leg of the DC Big […]
Dynamite Entertainment continued it’s strong 2014 with a bunch of announcements at the Diamond REtailer Summit this weekend. Here’s a digest version: • The long buzzed about Bob’s Burgers comic is finally coming, with stories by the TV show’s writers, animators, and producers. Dynamite joins the ranksof companies with contemporary cartoon comics, and so far […]
John Layman and Rob Guillory have licensed CHEW to IDW Games, which will produce a line of tabletop games for “fans to sink their teeth into.”* Chew has an animated series in the works as well. The series is about detective Tony Chu who can solves crimes by eating things associated with the crimes. The […]
The winners of the 2014 Glyph Awards, honoring the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color, were presented this weekend at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (yet another comics event which I neglected to mention in my roundup). Also of note: ECBACC has started an IndieGogo campaign to […]
This year’s Diamond Retailer Summit just wrapped up in Vegas and although we couldn’t be there, retailers have been socialing pictures and what not and I’ll have a round up on the news in a bit. Diamond also released some figures on Free Comic Book Day and it was a rousing success again: • 4.65 […]