Dwayne McDuffie Week continues! Two of the many qualities I admired about McDuffie were his idealism and honesty. Perhaps he was a little too honest for the tastes of mainstream comics publishers. Anyone who saw the “The Color of Comics” episode of Robert Kirman’s Secret History of Comics documentary series on AMC about Milestone Comics […]
As you probably know, the current Valiant is not the first company to have that name. The first Valiant was started by Jim Shooter in the 90s and that’s where most of the original characters originated. The current incarnation of Valiant periodically goes back to reprint those original runs. In November, Valiant’s dropping Ninjak: The Complete […]
Robert Boyd has begun an interetsing reprint project on his blog: In June 1996, Scott Gilbert started running a serialized comics story in the Public News called Mysterioso. The original art for this story is currently on display at the Galveston Artist Residency until February 4. The original art doesn’t have the lettering and titles, […]
As part of its big 25th Anniversary gala, Image is rolling out a bunch of variants and here are the first 11 of 15, all coming out in February for a 25th anniversary theme month. The covers cleverly tribute classic Image covers with the less classic but utterly iconic Sex Criminals/Wicked+Divine perhaps the funniest. Love […]
Rick Veitch is back with the first new issue of his dream comic in 20 years!
A new edition of Seth Tobocman’s War in the Neighborhood will bring this powerful story of 90s NYC real estate wars back into print.
By Anne M Kletcha Deep in the grubby sump of one of those so-called ‘Social Media’ sites, there is a clump of aging comics fanboys called The Really Very Serious Alan Moore Scholars’ Group, known to its sad and lonely adherents as TRVSAMSG. When they’re not annotating everything in sight, or calling down ancient evils […]
Details coming at C2E2. The first Deathmate is a famous – or perhaps infamous – 90s crossover event that was the Zenith of the Chromium era, a crossover between Valiant and Image that gave birth to a rockstar creator tour even as the book itself was plagued by blown deadlines. Creators included Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith, […]
Coming in April from @JoeBooksCo. @Aaron_Sparrow @SilvaniArt & whatsizface. pic.twitter.com/ugBXIK3Xmm — Amy Mebberson (@amymebberson) January 18, 2016 Earlier this week Joe Books announced a new ongoing Darkwing Duck comic book, by Aaron Sparrow and James Silvani, thus righting one of the great comics kerfuffles of all times. But as this news was disseminated in […]
Just in case you missed my explanation of how manga helped pave the way for a more diverse comics industry, here’s a video of me and then-Marvel editor Bobbie Chase in 1996 trying to explain why women might want to read comics. It’s from a TV show called The Anti Gravity Room, which was shown on the SfiCi Channel as it was then known, which was a US version of Canada’s Prisoners of Gravity. Both shows covered the whole “comics, nerd world” with taped interviews and comics-friendly segments that seem commonplace now, but were unique at the time. I think I co-hosted an episode or two, and I can’t wait until those tapes surface.