Never let it be said that Dynamite is shy about making announcements during convention season. Another, wide-ranging, batch of announcements dropped today. Announcements with creators attached: 007 After successfully testing the waters with James Bond arcs written by Warren Ellis and Andy Diggle, Dynamite will be launching an ongoing 007 series in 2017. Benjamin Percy says, […]
A couple years back, Jeff Parker caught a lot of people off-guard with a particularly fresh take on the classic Flash Gordon characters. If you missed it, it’s collected in Flash Gordon Omnibus Vol 1.: The Man From Earth and it’s well worth your time. Parker is returning to the property (and to the greater […]
Andy Diggle is no stranger to wrting some action packed comics, whether its The Losers, his run on Hellblazer, or his recent creator owned series for Dynamite, Uncanny and Control. Now’s he taking on James Bond himself with James Bond: Hammerhead, a six issues mini series to be drawn by Luca Casalanguida. The series picks up […]
The audience migration from monthly comics to graphic novels (tpbs, if you prefer) has always been a fairly contentious thing. There’s not a lot of point in denying that the book format is continuing to make gains and a lot of new readers prefer it. When Paul Levitz writes about graphic novels being “a clear majority of sales,” it’s probably time for a wider range of people give up the ghost and talk about that format as an end game.
The professional sports has always been a little more comics friendly than you might initially suspect and the Chicago Bears have been in as deep as any team in the sports world. You may recall Bears linebacker Lance Briggs writing an issue of Pilot Season a few years back. Not one to be outdone, recently […]
The November sales estimate headlines are all about how the market is up, owing to Dark Knight 3, Vader Down and a metric ton of Marvel’s relaunched #1’s. You expect a certain amount of that. Stunts sell, as long as the publishers don’t over-extend the market for variant covers (and they sure seem aggressive in emphasizing those instead of the content in between the covers). What you’d miss out on if you only read the headlines is that Marvel’s #2 and #3 issues aren’t getting a ton of traction relative to those gaudy #1 sales totals.