TweetDC’s August Solicitations are you and we’re looking at the cancellation axe falling again. Threshold – gone with #8 Legion of Super Heroes – gone with #23 Demon Knights – gone with #23 Dial H gone with #15 — a double-sized issue to wrap it up. No surprises with any of those books. None were [...]
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TweetAnd here’s the last of the Free Comic Book Day titles for 2013! Hard to believe the first FCBD in 2002 had only four titles! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— KELLERMAN L’AMOUR SAMPLER Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE (W) Jonathan Kellerman & Various (A) Tom Yeates, Michael Gaydos Kellerman / L’Amour features thrilling excerpts from 2 of the Random House Publishing Group’s [...]
Tweet52 titles. Hundreds of fans and curious onlookers. A plethora of four-color enjoyment. What to grab, what to leave left behind this Free Comic Book Day 2013? And what extra titles should you grab for those who are fans of movie and television properties, but didn’t realize there were new stories being published in comics? [...]
TweetThis year, publishers have distributed fifty-two titles for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. While it is not uncommon for many comics shops to order all of the titles, it is becoming common that most comics shops anticipate large crowds of customers. While this is a good thing, it means that the stores must limit the [...]
C2E2 — the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo—kicks off on Friday although we’ll be there from tomorrow on to cover the preceding Diamond Retailer summit. As they’ve done in the past. ReedPOP has provided us with a text only list of panels which is easier to scan than the database driven on eon the site. Sadly, it still doesn’t include panel participants, but maybe next time.
On the plus side — very plus — this is easily the best programming for C2E2 yet, a nice diverse blend of comics, SF, gaming and social based events with a strong local component. Some people last year questioned whether C2E2 would even make it to a fourth year, but it looks like its found its footing at last.
TweetStarting this week, Arthur Wyatt will be the writer for a new series in Judge Dredd Megazine which focuses on Dan Francisco, the former Chief Judge. Francisco has been one of the most prominent Judge Dredd characters for several years now, having started out as the star of his own reality TV series which proved [...]
Well, the task of being Batman’s sidekick has claimed another life. Young Damian Wayne, the fruit of Batman’s own loins, with killed in a battle with his clone brother in Batman, Incorporated #8. And not in a quick one panel zap, the way we used to do comic book deaths, but in a multi panel pummeling. Since Damian was a little brat for most of his 10 years, some people weren’t that sad. But others were. The reactions have been many and varied. First and most poignantly the entire Batfamily is mourning on next month’s somber covers, as revealed at Buzzfeed.
And there was much talk in the mediasphere as well, although without cool Greg Capullo covers. One thing’s for sure…Damian wasn’t the first Robin to die…and I’m guessing he won’t be the last.
§ Now this is what I call marketing a graphic novel. Rep. John Lewis, who is co-authoring March, the history of his actions in the civil rights rights movement will be appearing at Book Expo America at an authors breakfast along with “Bridget Jones” author Helen Fielding and “Outlander” author Diana Gabaldon, and moderator Chris Matthews.
The “titles” of Batman Begins showed the symbol of a bat formed in a swarm of bats, the titles of The Dark Knightshowed it in fire, now The Dark Knight Rises shows it in ice. The bats in Begins were a symbol of fear, the titles a metaphor for an identity forming out of shadows. The fire of The Dark Knight was like a wall of fire for that bat, that symbol, pushing through the chaos inflicted by the Joker. Now, the bat is, literally, the cracks in the ice formed by the isolation of Gotham City at the hands of Bane.
As always, Amazon’s best seller lists are only rolling snapshots, but it’s always interesting to peek into what’s selling. The Kindle isn’t known as an ideal comics reading platform, but the top 20 free and paid comics has both the usual suspects and some surprises. The paid list has the warhorses—Walking Dead, Big Nate, Geoff Johns—but the free list is a total mishmosh.
At Buzzfeed DC has revealed its covers and plans for April, and promises MORE shocks MORE surprises and MORE MORE so much that you will sit back on your heels and just say, in a dazed tone….”What the ****….”
The Oscar nominations were announced the other day. To no one’s surprise, the screenplay for The Avengers was not among them. That’s a shame, because the screenplay for The Avengers is a startling model of precision, density and propulsion. It manages to juggle no fewer than ten wildly disparate main characters in its ensemble cast and give each of them weight, clarity and purpose. Dear readers, I’ve worked on many a comic-book movie, none of which ever got near production. To get one superhero narrative to work is damn near impossible; The Avengers soars with seven.
TweetEvery week, the New York Times runs bestseller listings, which include “Graphic Books”. There’s a listing for Hardcover, Paperback, and Manga titles. The Times dates the charts a week ahead of publication, while tabulating titles a week behind. That means that the chart from January 1, 2012 “reflects sales for the week ending December 17, [...]