§ Nice Art: The Cool Comic Art twitter was spotlighting some Swamp Things in the spirit of the season and I was partial to this by Bruce Timm. You mostly see Timm’s Batman animation art so this was a nice switch. And then there’s Alex Ross: Swamp Thing by Alex Ross pic.twitter.com/BLeO06WCZe — Cool Comic […]
PLUS: The best cover designs this week!
Amazing Spider-Man #800 practically shipped with 800 covers. How many is too many?
This is the third season in a column that judges a book by its cover. Catch up on the current season, or view the complete archive. We’ve looked at textless comic covers and textless album covers, but what about other media? Video games, to my knowledge, have yet to do a textless cover outside of reversible covers, […]
This is the third season of a column that judges a book by its cover. Catch up on the current season here, or view the complete archive. I forking love textless covers. Can’t get enough of them! So when Image Comics announced they were doing a series of textless variant covers as part of a […]
This winter, all your wildest dreams are coming true, when Funko releases a line of Saga Pop! vinyl figures, coming from Skybound. Saga is the award-winning SF comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples that’s sat atop the bestseller lists since it launched in 2012. Staples’ character designs for the cast of aliens, […]
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to July’s column for a preamble and explanation as […]
The first issue of Archie rang triumphant in the comic book space with the creative team of Fiona Staples and Mark Waid delivering something akin to an earnest take on a beloved American icon. Archie Andrews is everything but traditional himself nowadays that he’s clean cut and and an earnest comic book lead. There’s no grit on […]
Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon’s D4ve, a Monkeybrian digital original about a middle aged robot who yearns for one last battle, is coming to print from IDW in February, with a new cover by Fiona Staples. Nice, eh? PR below:
The NC Comicon will be held this year November 15-16 in Durham, NC. I’ve attended the last two years and to be blunt, it’s a blast: a comics focused show in a great setting with lots of artists and enthusiastic fans. The show is expanding this year with more animation screenings—including the US premiere of a Kung Fa Panda short— as part of the second ComiQuest Film Fest. But there are also a ton of great comics artists including Fiona Staples, Sean Murphy, Bob Fingerman and John Paul Leon. John Barrowman provides nerdlebrity appeal. The show is run by retailer Alan Gill and artist Tommy Lee Edwards, and they put the effort in to make this a well rounded event.