James Galton, CEO and President og Marvel from 1975-1991 has passed away at age 92. Galton came on at a tumultuous time, as newsstand sales were plummeting (Marvel was particularly impacted because its distributor was owned by its competition), and left after Marvel had been sold twice – once to New World and then to […]
“Comics have become a big business, high stakes….making millions and millions of dollars.” A quote from yesterday’s Beat comment thread? No, from a 1978 documentary about comics called “The World of Comic Books” which was apparently produced for Canadian TV as part of a series. It’s narrated by comedian Jonathan Winters, who was […]
Bill The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman Well, it’s really only a mystery if you’ve never passed Comcis History 101, but it’s nice to see Bill Finger getting attention, in this case, a documentary taht debuts on Hulu on May 6th (right after Free Comic Book Day!) The film is the brainchild of Marc […]
Joshua Dysart and Alberto Ponticelli reunite for a troubling comic about the famine in South Sudan. The comic was sponsored by the World Food Programme.
As part of Will Eisner Week, celebrating the life and career of the visionary comic creator, 100 Years of Genius: The Life and Legacy of Will Eisner, a conversation between frequent comic creators Frank Miller and Klaus Janson was held this week at the SVA Theater. Known for their past critically acclaimed and celebrated […]
Copyright issues mean we may never see two of DC’s most successful humor books of all time ever reprinted.
As mentioned earlier today, ECCC is the first big con of the year, and a ton of comics creators will be there to talk to fans and one another. However, Australian writer Tom Taylor, known for writing the best selling Injustice Gods Among Us and Injustice 2 comics and co-creating the animated series The Deep, […]
We’ve been writing a bit about Michael Tisserand’s comprehensive new biography of George Herriman, Krazy: A Life in Black and White, but last night I got to hear him talk about it at one of the stops on his mini tour. Tisserand presented a slideshow on the book for the first time, and it will […]
Alan Brennert reports on FB that comics retail founding father Richard Kyle has passed away at age 87. Kyle had been in ill-health for a long time. As the owner of Richard Kyle Books (and the earlier) Graphic Story Bookshop in Long Beach, Kyle was not only a pioneer in selling comics, but the inventor […]
At the recent New Jersey Comics Expo I had the good fortune to talk to Neal Adams, Amy Chu and Ron Marz about comics, life, art, history, the Mets and many other topics. I haven’t had a chance to write it up but the NJCE, where I was a guest, is a really fun laid back […]