Once upon a time, there wasn’t a San Diego Comic-Con. Some would mark this period as “The Dark Ages of Conventions” (those being myself). It was in this “long-long ago” (1970) that a collection of comic, movie, and science fiction fans came together and formed a small and intimate convention that would someday grow to […]
Earlier today, we debuted the four initial Young Animal titles that will be releasing issues this May. Now, thanks to our friends at the AV Club, we now know there’s a fifth title kicking off that month from Gerard Way’s “pop-up imprint” as well. From the minds of Lee, Mike, and Laura Allred: here comes […]
One of DC’s odder projects for 2017 is The Kamandi Challenge, a 12 issue limited series that pairs randomly selected writers and artists for each issue in an exquisite corpse style storytelling challenge. All the stories center on Jack Kirby’s Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, a be-loinclothed post apocalyptic survivor who roams a changed worldscape, and the […]
Jack Kirby would have been 100 years old next year. The King of Comics designed and created many of the most seminal, iconic figures and characters in the history of comics – from the New Gods to the Fantastic Four. And it’s the latter who will be the focus of a new artist’s edition from […]
Hate and outrage have defeated love and optimism yet again.
On Monday it was suggested that Marvel had a story trick up their sleeve that would steal the spotlight from DC’s ramming-speed publicity blitz for its revamped universe and Rebirth #1.
A shocking!!! plot twist in Captain America Steve Rogers #1 that revealed Steve was really a Hydra agent all along seemed unlikely to unseat a wholesale rewriting of ten years of DC history, along with a shocking Alan Moore related plot twist.
But, today we have a genuine tweet storm and think piece blitz, all wrapped in a bow
Abraham Riesman. New York magazines resident comics expert, has a long and long brewing profile of Stan Lee called Why Is Stan Lee’s Legacy in Question?. It’s a write-around, meaning he never got to talk to Lee personally, but he talked to everyone else, inluding Roy Thomas and Lee biographer Tom Spurgeon. And if you […]
§ Nice art: David Aja’s variant cover for Miracleman: The Silver Age #3 § Image Publisher Eric Stephenson did the interview rounds this week for the return of Nowhere Men and the one at AV Club has perhaps the most inside Image info, like this on how pitches are accepted: AVC: When you’re pitched a […]
Hold on to your shelves. IDW’s Artists Edition series has made jaws drop with its stunning series of oversized editions of various comics masterworks, reproduced from the original art. But now for the first time they’re collecting the King of Comics, Jack Kirby Marvel work with Jack Kirby’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition. The book will include classic complete stories from Journey Into Mystery #111, #117, #118, along with other stories and a Kirby Gallery.
So, it looks like October is going to be pretty terrifying this year. Yesterday, DC announced that they’d be giving 25 of their books “Monstrous” variants. Today, Marvel announced that they would be offering “Kirby Monster Variants” for their titles. They’ve hired talented artists such as Paul Pope, Cliff Chiang, Mike Del Mundo, and Jeff […]