ComicsPro has announced it’s nominees for its Industry Awards and also its first Unsung Hero Award for the recently departed Dave Hawksworth. ComicsPRO, the trade association for comics specialty retailers, proudly announces the nominees for its annual Comic Industry Awards. The awards honor those people who are or have been the best at what they […]
In a stunning return to form, Vertigo’s legendary founder Karen Berger is back with her own line at Dark Horse, to be called Berger Books. The news was announced at ComicsPRO where Berger received an award from the organization. Just the other day I noted that the American Gods adaptation looked like a book from […]
Apathy meets negativity in an ultimate comics cats team-up.
The annual ComicsPRo meeting is taking place in Memphis as I write this, a gathering of comics retailers and ann the most important vendors and publishers. It’s closed to the press and by all accounts, its the most important working conference of the year (but see my post on C3 a bit later.) I’ve already heard rumblings of […]
Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics of Concord, CA is retiring from the Board of Directors of ComicsPRO, the retailer organization he helped to found. You can read his whole statement below, but Field has been at the forefront of making comics better for over two decades, both with ComicsPRO and as the originator of Free Comic […]
Last week at ComicsPRO, DC Comics owned the limelight. The company released a bevy of new details about their Rebirth initiative. No, it’s not a reboot.
Following the Geoff Johns video posted just a short while ago, DC has announced their full title line-up for the Rebirth event, with a Rebirth special to launch each title (and presumably, creative team) before a new #1 is released. No creative teams have been announced as of yet. According to DC’s press release, the […]
In an announcement video that will be shown at this afternoon’s ComicsPro presentation, CBR has shared a video and interview with DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns giving some details about the publisher’s Rebirth initiative. Additionally, in an interview with the site, Johns has announced that he will be stepping down from Justice League with […]
The annual meeting for the retailer organization ComicsPRO wrapped up over the weekend. The meeting is closed to the press but retailer/newspaper columnist Matt Price has an informative series of posts on the event, which consists of meetings and publisher presentations. It was a transitional year for ComicsPRO following a scandal involving former treasurer Gary Dills, who resigned and saw one of his stores closed. But the organization seems to have rebounded in the midst of the general comics renaissance that is taking place.
Retailer organization ComicsPRO has been a major influence in the industry over the last few years, working with publishers and holding a yearly conference that is widely thought to be one of the most important of the year. However, now it seems a former Board member is under investigation for possible misuse of funds, as […]