Those who think comics need to ditch the direct market right this minute had better not read the latest news about Barnes and Noble. The last big box chain had a dismal quarter, fired its CEO, and is looking to shore things up. Concern about Barnes & Noble’s Nook business gave way to worries about […]
As long as we’re talking “comics media,” over at io9 there’s a Guide to the Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics Coming This Fall which does indeed include many interesting new books. Props to them for going beyond front of the Diamond catalog to include Black Mask, Aftershock, Titan and Archie, among others. But no […]
You’ve seen the news and art, but a brief report from the actual Valiant Summit. This was a briskly run and produced event; given that it was in a comedy theater at 2 in the afternoon there was a decent turnout who applauded enthusiastically. EIC Warren Simons and publisher Dinesh Shamdasani spoke about the general […]
Japan loves giant statues. I was down on Japan a few items ago, but I do support their love of giant statues. And they’ve just unveiled a 23 foot long statue of Deadpool, at his come hither best.
I’m a firm believer that we shouldn’t celebrate black history or women’s history only one month a year, but 365 days (or even 366 days) a year. However Black History Month has given rise to Black Comics Month and a a website covering all kinds of comics. By special arrangement with that site’s mastermind, Miz […]
A Daily News writer was privy to the most recent Marvel retreat where the events of Civil War 2 were hashed out, and while a Iron Man Captain Marvel conflict was revealed, the sausage making got very explicit, as the group mulled over who to kill off. After hours of occasionally heated debate, Bendis and […]
Here’s the third part of our annual creator survey with a varied look from people in all aspects of the business from creators to publishers to journalists. As always, buried among the answers you will find a bunch of news items for the sharp eyed and also some preview art. In case you haven’t noticed, our panel certainly did: 2015 was the year diversity broke around the comics industry, although much, much, much more needs to be done. Read on to see what our our respondents thought about the year past and what they have coming for 2016.
Here’s the second part of our annual creator survey, and this time out we have some exclusive peeks at some new projects for 2016, as well as what might be hit of something cool to happen…but you’ll have to read everything figure out what that is.
Thanks to all for taking the time to participate in this survey especially during the busy holiday time. You can find Part 1 here.
It’s time for our annual look at what’s happening in comics and where creators see things going and what impacted them in the past year. This time as always we have a wide range swath of creators, publishers and retailers, with all kinds of opinions. And if you look closely you’ll see lots of news […]