Though the announcement to test-sell comics may come as a surprise to many, in some ways it does make sense as the company has had some past-experience when it comes to printed media. Up until 2004, bookseller Barnes & Noble had control of Gamestop, after which the latter became its own company.
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
Sometime after this, Pixar contacted Alcaraz. “They invited me for a ‘little-chat,’” he said. When they asked for his help to work on the movie, Alcaraz was stunned. “I was thinking, ‘wow universe, you have a sick sense of humor.” But, Alcaraz saw this as a great opportunity and accepted it. “I wanted to make sure this wasn’t going to be the Aladdin for Mexicans.”
It’s nice to live a long time, but when you outlive everyone who really cared for you, the result can be tragic. That’s what seems to be happening to Stan Lee right now.
A tax bill scheduled for a vote on Friday is causing anxiety among crafters and cartoonists.
When they came for my mentions, I was out having lunch.
“This sort of festival imported from abroad exploits the weakness in their religious faith and their fascination with foreign cultures,” according to the RADA Special Deterrence Forces
A white-hot inferno of a comics flame war is blazing on social media right now and everyone has to take a side to preserve life as we know it.
NYCC exclusive covers as a tradition as old as the con, and Action Lab had one that got a little too hot to handle with this one for a one shot called….Ivan the Pervy Ghost. IVAN THE PERVY GHOST ONE-SHOT Cover Artist: Dan Mendoza Written by: Bryan Seaton & Dan Mendoza Limited to 100 copies […]
As folks make plans for the Labor Day weekend, one activity I’m sure is high on everyone’s list is running out to see Marvel’s Inhumans on IMAX, right on the to do list after changing the kitty litter and cleaning out the microwave, I’m sure. In fact I just checked the 7 pm showing at my local, and if you haven’t made plans, some good seats are available.