Disney Buy Lucasfilm; Announce New Star Wars Film

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This may be delirium setting in, but it seems that Disney have acquired Lucasfilm today for the princely sum of $4.05 billion. This means Disney now effectively own properties including Star Wars, Indiana Jones…. Willow, and several others. And what are they going to do with this? According to reports, their first move was to […]

Monkeybrain Pledge all November Profits to The Hero Initiative

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  Chris Roberson, co-founder of the digital publisher Monkeybrain Comics, has put out an open letter today explaining that for the whole of November, all profits made by the company will be donated directly to The Hero Initative. Along with Allison Baker, Roberson set up the company earlier this year as a way to put […]

Kickstarter UK Opens Up for Business

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Kickstarter has become the go-to crowdfunding website for a variety of comic projects, whether they be furiously exciting or somewhat dubious. But up until now, the site has been fairly restrictive about who can or can’t set up a campaign on the site – namely, that Americans can, but people in the UK can’t. That’ll […]

Stolen Art Alert; Suydam and Frazetta

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Artist Art Suydam reports that two pieces of art were recently stolen from his studio and is offering a reward for their return: These artworks, among others, were recently stolen from the studio of artist Arthur Suydam.  If you see these  artworks or have any information on their location, please contact Arthur at [email protected] All personal information will […]

Liefeld Was Right: DC Cancels Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter, Frankenstein

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In the January solicits, DC has announced the final issues of Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter and Frankenstein.  On at least one occasion, there was a question about a fourth wave of New 52 titles and that question was ducked.  Presumably to avoid talking about the cancellations at the conventions and provoking any fans of the titles.  However, […]

Rick Remender Returns to Creator-Owned Science Fiction With “Devolution”

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Rick Remender is getting a lot of press these days for his part in the Marvel Now! relaunch with Uncanny Avengers and Captain America.  That’s not the only thing he’s up to, however.  Remender has a long history of doing creator-owned science fiction and horror.  Titles like Fear Agent and Sea of Red.  Remender is launching another project in his old […]

Cup o’ Joe Announces Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova

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Three book announcements at the Cup O’ Joe Panel at NYCC: Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova and Punisher: Nightmare.  No huge surprises, there (Punisher: Nightmare was originally talked about in 2009).

Justice League of America Scheduled, Giffen Legion Return Announced at New 52 Panel

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A few bits of new information were revealed at DC’s New 52 Panel at NYCC/ DC has confirmed Justice League of America as a February debut.  That’s the previously announced Geoff Johns/David Finch Justice League spin-off.    Executive Editor Bob Harras is referring to them as “the world’s most dangerous superheroes.”

The *Second* Chicago Bear Comics Writer (This One Has His Own Company)

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You may recall that Lance Briggs, All-Pro outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is a big comics geek and even co-wrote a comic for Top Cow’s Pilot Season.  It looks like Briggs isn’t the only comics geek on the Bears.   Israel Idonije is a startign defensive lineman (which is to say he might line up at […]

Fialkov Brings The Devilers to Dynamite

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You may have noticed Dynamite been announcing a fair number of writers who haven’t worked with the company before.  Time to add another one.  Joshua Fialkov is going to be writing a series called “The Devilers” for Dynamite in 2013.

Buccellato Revives The Black Bat For Dynamite

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The Black Bat was a pulp detective hero that appeared in roughly 40 stories from 1939 to 1953.  It came out roughly the same time as Batman and both creators claimed the other other was stealing from him, though they may have both been influenced by the same sources.  The Black Bat, much like the […]

NYCC: Nick Spencer and Luke Ross Relaunch Secret Avengers

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You can never have too many Avengers, as today Nick Spencer, Luke Ross and Matthew Wilson were revealed as the creative team for a relaunch of ‘Secret Avengers’. The black-ops team invented by Ed Brubaker will be reinvented once more under Spencer’s pen, with a line-up which includes many ties to the Avengers movie: Nick […]

Valiant’s Shadowman in Film Development; JMS Attached as Screenwriter

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And the transmedia streak continues.  Valiant has confirmed the Deadline| Hollywood report to me that a Shadowman film is indeed in pre-production.

NYCC: Andy Diggle to write Third Act of Thief of Thieves; Continue Ubiquity

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Not content with Action Comics, Dynamite, Doctor Who (NEVER Dr) and 2000AD, writer Andy Diggle was today announced as the third writer for Image’s Thief of Thieves. Run like a TV serial – and currently planned to be an actual TV serial – the premise of the series was created by Robert Kirkman, who acts […]

Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder Have New Series, Unwritten Invades Fables and Other Vertigo Announcements

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The big announcement at DC’s vertigo panel looks to be the announcement of new series from Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder, two Vertigo creator pulled over to the DCU side of things for the New 52 relaunch.  Lemire had the surprise book of the relaunch in Animal Man.  Snyder’s Batman has emerged as the DCU’s top gun and […]

Future of Valiant Highlights

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At the Future of Valiant panel, Valiant is continuing to build out their universe.  This isn’t incredibly different from how the original Valiant universe sprung up.  Perhaps, this is at a slightly slower pace.  If you’ve been reading the Valiant titles in the last couple months, you’ll have noticed the world building leaking over between […]