Free on the internet: The Eisner nominated “Black Death in America” by Tom King and John Paul Leon


“Black Death in America” is an Eisner nominated short story that originally appeared in the Vertigo CMYK: Black issue. Written by Tom King with art by John Paul Leon it follows the true story of Henry Louis Johnson, an African-American soldier in World War I who was held up as a war hero but died […]

Marvel’s Surprise Hit THE VISION to End with Issue 12, Writer Tom King Says


Earlier today, The Comics Beat reported that Tom King was one of three writers to sign an exclusive contract with DC Comics to “produce their comic book work solely for the DC Comics and Vertigo imprints.”  In the wake of the announcement, many readers were left wondering what would happen to The Vision.  The series, which […]

DC signs Tom King, Clay Mann, and John Timms to exclusives

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Just ahead of their ComicsPRO presentation today, DC Comics has announced that writer Tom King and artists Clay Mann and John Timms have all signed exclusive deals with the publisher. King is best known for his work on Grayson, a super-spy take on Dick Grayson/Nightwing, that he co-writes with Tim Seeley. Recently, he began critically acclaimed runs […]

Seeley and King Leave Grayson for “something big and cool”

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Surprise! DC announced that writers Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and Tom King (The Vision) have stepped off of the writing duties for Grayson. April’s issue #19 will see the debut of writer Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Hacktivist.) Joining them is artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (The Amazing Spider-Man,) King stepped onto Twitter to explain the reasoning behind […]

Weekend Wrap Up: “Omega Men” No Longer Cancelled, X-Men Facing a Slow Death, and More

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This weekend turned out to be a very busy one for comics news.  As our chief steward, Heidi MacDonald, takes a well deserved rest this morning following the conclusion of Small Press Expo, let’s take a look at some of the big breaking stories from the last few days. Omega Men Lives When we broke […]

Another Two Bite the Dust, “Sensation Comics” and “Batman ’66” are Cancelled; “Green Lantern: the Lost Army” Missing from Solicits, has the “Circle of Trust” been Broken?


Update: As noted in the comments section, Cullen Bunn took to his Twitter last night to announce that Green Lantern: the Lost Army has indeed been cancelled. Looks like bad news comes in droves.  Hot on the heels of DC’s announcement that Omega Men, Doomed, and three other series have been cancelled, DC solicited the final issues of Digital First […]