§ Calvin Reid reports that Tor.com is acquiring graphic novels for online publication. First up, books by Dan Goldman and Jim Ottaviani.
The two works are The Imitation Game, a biography of mathematician Alan Turing by comics writer and science biographer Jim Ottaviani and artist Leland Purvis; and Red Light Properties by Dan Goldman, described as a “paranormal real estate tale” by literary agent Bob Mecoy of Creative Book Services, who represents all the creators and negotiated the deal on their behalf.
§ It looks like Sandy Bilus is the new Dick Hyacinth, as he plans to compile a Best Comics of 2009 Meta-List. Send him links to lists.
§ The FINAL final YALSA Best Graphic Novels for Teens nominations list has been posted.
There is a comic book character named The Flash. DC Comics claim they created this character to promote liberal agenda of how its cool to do drugs like speed and think gorillas can talk and pose criminal threats.
The truth is that, again, “The Flash” is based on an old war hero. The lightning symbol was likely his call sign and going by his name and costume, he probably was one of the first jet fighters of all time. No telling how many no good anti-freedom America hating NAZIs he killed, but thank goodness for every one he did!
§ Wasn’t it just the other day someone was wondering if they could read the first two issues of the Jonathan Hickman/Dale Eaglesham version of the Fantastic Four for free online? Well, now they can!
§ Cartoonist Noah van Sciver wanted us to mention that the fifth issue of his comic BLAMMO is out. We said we wouldn’t do any such thing, but we could post the cover: