This morning’s Cup O’ Joe coffee klatsch between Kiel Phegley and Joe Quesada included a lengthy segment on the whole digital royalty flap from last week. Specifically,Marvel has had them in the works for the last two years, but could only finalize the plans recently — the first payments will be going out soon after […]
TV and comics veteran Jeph Loeb has been named to a new position within Marvel, according to a press release, below. As Executive Vice President, Head of Television, Loeb will work on bringing Marvel’s characters to television and oversee both development and distribution of their series efforts, both animated and live-action. He will report to Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley.
Matt Fraction and Gabrial Bá’s stylish espionage thriller Casanova is coming back this July from Icon, Marvel’s creator-owned imprint, after a long hiatus. Previously published in a limited palette at Image, this newly remastered version is now in full color. Marvel sent out some preview pages of the this morning and it looks a-okay.
Yesterday’s installment of Cup O’ Joe was an especially timely one, with Marvel’s new Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada explaining a few things. For instance, of his new title, he reminded us that Avi Arad, the film exec much responsible for improving Marvel’s film profile in Hollywood, was the previous holder of the COO title; […]
Crossover season continues! SIEGE #4 slipped into May, but that didn’t stop a bunch of tie-in books from shipping, including the final issues of several Avengers titles before the line gets revamped. HULK and INCREDIBLE HULK didn’t ship either, but there’s still some WORLD WAR HULK books on this list. And the X-books kick off their major crossover, “Second Coming.”
April also saw the release of the Iron Man movie, complete with the launch of a second monthly Iron Man title. And we’ve got the first issues of new DEADPOOL CORPS, S.H.I.E.L.D. and BLACK WIDOW, as well as a bunch of miniseries.
As usual, Marvel had the largest share of the direct market, beating DC by 45% to 33% in units, and 39% to 30% in dollars.
It’s coming fast, kids. IDW recently announced a four-week window for digital comics releases, and Marvel today announced their first day-and-date release of a comic, the INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL #1 by Matt Fraction and Carmine Di Giandomenico. While the story concerns the origin of the Mandarin, in future days, this issue may be remembered […]
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Joe Quesada, whose been serving up his Cup o’ Joe as Marvel Publishing’s E-i-C- and CCO for a decade, has taken a larger role at Marvel Entertainment as Chief Creative Officer where he’ll work alongside Alan Fine to provide creative input on Marvel’s continuing expansion into all media.
Although Quesada has said in the past that the job of editor in chief “comes with a shelf life,” his success at guiding Marvel’s iconic characters through the digital era and into acquisition by Disney has led him to an even more important role at the company. PR below:
It’s sort of the worst kept secret in comics that there will be a second Strange Tales anthology from Marvel, featuring more indie cartoonists presenting their takes on classic Marvel characters. The latest cartoonist to let the cat out of the bag is Farel Dalrymple who posted this excellent panel from a Spider-Man story.
Some pissing and moaning this week about the fact that Marvel/Deisney will be shooting the Captain America movie in the UK instead of the US. The reason? Oh, budget and so on.