Marvel has filled its publisher position – vacated when Don Buckley ascended to President – by hiring John Nee, a former DC VP and currently CEO of the company he co-founded, Cryptozoic. Comicbook.com has the news and EIC CB Cebulski confirmed in a tweet. Welcome to Marvel, @johnnee! https://t.co/68oYuaZUjs — C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) January 16, […]
There’s two stories with the Shadowman relaunch: the first one is the “Glow-in-the-Dark Brushed Metal Variant” cover. Which might be actually be something else and would appear to be legitimately rare. The other story is Andy Diggle turning up at Valiant. Diggle’s presence is usually a good thing and if you scroll down past the PR, […]
Yesterday, Big Bang Comics in Dublin, Ireland had a truly epic tweet thread about the state of the comics market in 2017. It’s worth reading the whole thing, but if you don’t have that kind of time on your hands, here are the annotated highlights: As with almost every other retailer who’s been talking about […]
§ Nice Art; Todd Galusha is drawing some kind of dinosaur-shark book for Oni Press. I don’t know what it is but it is nice. “Hey!”“What!”“I can’t remember!” pic.twitter.com/ImkGHaXQ3A — Taddman (@TaddGalusha) January 15, 2018 § The 650 Cent Plague blog has the best meta list of best of comics lists I’ve seen. My Favorite […]
With a cover price of 10¢ and a 250,000 print run, this comic, first published in 1957, shows the power of the medium to inspire and educate.
Let’s just set the scene. This weekend’s ACE Comic Con in Glendale, Arizona took place at the Gila River Arena (where the Arizona Coyotes hockey team plays). The arena is part of a greater entertainment complex, a triumphant piece of mix-use development where chain restaurants, bars, and other distractions to empty wallets commingle. Across the […]
It’s Statix Week at the Beat and we kick things off with an interview with editor Chris Thompson on publishing more European Comics in the US.
I recently returned from the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in San Antonio, Texas and I can’t stop thinking about the games I saw. From the interactive love story Florence to Tunic, a story about a small fox in a big world–my mind is buzzing with the imaginative worlds these independent creators are helping to bring […]
Pioneering cartoonist Jackie Ormes and influential Marvel Marvel marketing manager Carol Kalish have been selected for induction into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2018. Ormes was the first black female newspaper cartoonist, for the strip Dixie in Harlem featuring the character Torchy Brown. Kalish was the first direct sales manager for Marvel, credited […]
Silver Sprocket is an SF-based indie comics publisher with a growing presence. In addition to putting out comics–most notably the Ignatz winning Eisner Nominated Your Black FRiend by Ben Passmore – they also put out records, put out webcomics and run a storefront on Haight Street “until their they find a real tenant.” They’re self […]