This year, on August the twenty-eighth, comic legend Jack Kirby would have celebrated his one-hundredth birthday. For family and friends, not a day passes that they don’t think of the icon, to whom he was not Jack Kirby or Mr. Kirby, but simply Jack. To Mark Evanier, long-time friend and Jack Kirby historian, these conventions […]
Flexing the intersection of their comics and television IPs, Disney previewed an ambitious upcoming slate of comics produced in partnership with IDW during the “From Screen to Panel: Disney Comics Come to Life with New Series” presentation at Comic Con. What was debuted for attendees was an eclectic mix of material dipping deep into Disney’s […]
Does this latest Spider-Man outing live up to the quality of its fellow Marvel Studios brethren?
2017 may technically be the Year of the Rooster but for anyone who grew up in the 90’s watching The Disney Afternoon, perhaps Year of the Duck is more fitting. Announced last year, fans have eagerly awaiting details on what to expect from this new DuckTales reboot. DisneyXD has already been in full swing with […]
This year the festival of all things Disney, D23 , happens the weekend before SDCC. From July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, fans will get to see exhibits and presentations from Disney theme parks, networks, and Star Wars. Not to be left out, Marvel is doubling down on their presence at the show by bringing […]
Has the current Great Licensing Era crested or is it still growing? As The Beat’s Taimur Dar wrote the other day, toys and other licensing items are a ever bigger part of IP farming. And here’s a very interesting story in the NY Times about toy marketing picking up the slack as movie ticket and home […]
Some job listings for those interested in comics careers; full details in links. Oni is hiring an Associate Editor! Oni Press, Inc., is the premier comic book and graphic novel publisher in Portland, Oregon. We publish creator-owned and licensed comics such as Scott Pilgrim, Letter 44, The Sixth Gun, Hopeless Savages, Rick and Morty, Invader Zim, […]
What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!
First off apologies to anyone who missed #1 reviews this week. Business commitments kept me traveling and away from writing anything other than news these past few days. I will be back to it next week as we get set for Wondercon. Though I would be damned if I was going to miss my Saturday […]
I generally don’t go-in for these Marvel posters, most of which are a pretty uninspired bunch, beyond that first really great Guardians of the Galaxy poster that parlayed its tone perfectly and was aesthetically pleasing. But this Spider-Man: Homecoming one-sheet is very good. Putting him in full view of Avengers tower, headphones strapped to his head, […]