By: Nicholas Eskey Often in the comic book industry we focus our admiration on the artist, shortly followed by the writer. But what about those unsung individuals that separate comic books from just fancy drawings? I’m talking about the colorists and the letterers. Yesterday in room 24D of the Convention Center, 5 people in those […]
By Nicholas Eskey I didn’t need to attend this year’s DC Collectibles’ Press Room to know that this is an exciting year for both DC Entertainment and DC Collectibles. I did attend, though, so I could get up close with some live merchandise (and free food of course). Though the jury is still out critically […]
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We are smack-dab in the middle of celebrating Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary. There are new stories, merchandise, a snazzy logo, a movie on the way, and even a Gal Godot-inspired Barbie doll on sale for a mere $80. We are also taking time to think about the world’s most famous female superhero. Most of us […]
Cartoonist Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut this summer with THE FUN FAMILY, a subversive look at the underbelly of the All-American family through the prism of Family Circus-esque Sunday morning comic strips. Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of modern parenting, childhood nostalgia, and good old American narcissism. The book, which goes on sale […]
A couple of weeks ago, Wolf artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz joined the Podcorn Gang to talk about this year’s Image Expo announcements. We teased it briefly then, but the time has finally come to let the world know: Ricardo is about to hit it big. He was recently announced as the artist on Marvels’ Civil War […]
2012 was a turning point year. Marvel would unleash a – more is better – film strategy on the world with Avengers while Christopher Nolan finished his run on Batman in a polarizing way. 2012 was also the year I read a comic created by Joey Esposito and Jonathan Moore called Footprints. A book that […]
Join Rocket Girl writer Brandon Montclare, Comics Beat Managing Editor Alex Lu, and special guest Ricardo López Ortiz, artist of the hit series WOLF, as we discuss the big new titles coming out of Image Expo 2016!
Announcements from Diamond, Marvel, Action Lab, and Valiant Comics at the C2E2 Diamond Retailers Breakfast, including Civil War 2: Amazing Spider-Man #1, 300,000 in sales for Black Panther #1, and a major new female character for Valiant.
by Carol Tilley The business of early comic book publishing in the US is something of a black box: too little data about actual practices, too many secrets in the name of competition, and too much self-aggrandizement in lieu of actual information. What we do know is kludged together lovingly by a small army of […]