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Who Did Create GHOST RIDER?

Does Marvel not own Ghost Rider because it specifically didn’t mention Ghost Rider in its 1978 agreement with Gary Friedrich? That seems to be one suggestion in the must-read ruling from the appeals court issued yesterday regarding the now-ongoing-again lawsuit between the creator and the corporate giant: When Friedrich signed the Agreement, he was doing [...]

This Will Be FOREVER

There are times that I suspect that someone at DC Comics was bitten by a radioactive copy of Bring On The Bad Guys at a young age. Here’s the solicit copy for Forever Evil #1, the flagship book for DC’s Villain’s Month: The first universe-wide event of The New 52 begins as FOREVER EVIL launches! [...]

What Is So Toxic About the DEFENDERS?

Okay, I mentioned this in passing yesterday, but looking at ICV2?s sales estimates for May, I have to ask: What is it about Defenders as a title that has so little traction in today’s market? Fearless Defenders #4 is estimated to have 20,657 U.S. orders according to the site,  making it the eighth lowest selling [...]

New VERTIGO to “Kick Down The Barriers Between What Comic Books Can Be And What Popular Culture Is”

You might remember the New York Times piece about Karen Berger’s departure from Vertigo, and what that meant for DC Comics overall (Hint: Nothing good). Now, in what seems like a piece of counter-programming, an Associated Press story appears, profiling new Vertigo boss Shelly Bond that – unsurprisingly – suggests that everything is a-okay: Being [...]

Is Karen ANGELA?

Oh, man, I so hope this isn’t true: Karen Gillan will have to be in good shape for her role as a gold bikini-clad alien villain in the Marvel comics superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy. The former Doctor Who star will play Angela, a flame-haired, sword-wielding bounty hunter. The 25-year old Scot – the [...]

Actually, Come To Think of It…

A random thought, regarding Mighty Avengers and the rumored Inhumans title that may or may not be launched by Marvel as part of the second wave of Marvel NOW!: Is something going to happen to FF, or is half the cast going to be pulling double-duty and appearing in multiple books per month? (To add [...]

“Were There No Other Names Available?”

The always wonderful Carla Hoffman takes on the announcement of Mighty Avengers by wondering if it’s an Avengers too far: But why do they have to be Avengers? By this point, I think I might have heard the name so much and on so many books that the word Avengers has lost some of its [...]

No IRON MAN 3 Bump in Bookstores

The bookstore market charts are in for May, and it’s filled with some interesting moves. For one thing, with The Walking Dead off air on AMC, the title’s domination of the charts drops significantly from eight titles in the top 20 to three – I almost wrote “just three,” but, come on; three titles in [...]

Start Your Speculation Engines

Monica Rambeau fans, get excited. From Tom Brevoort’s Q&A Tumblr: So… Where will she show up? We’ve seen that she’s not one of the core cast in whatever Mighty is, so maybe another Infinity spin-off…?

Will MIGHTY Be A Bendis or Van Lente Story?

The weird and wonderful collection of characters contained in the line-up for whatever Mighty is teasing – Luke Cage! She-Hulk! White Tiger! Blue Marvel! and so on – brings up the idea of quasi-ownership of company-owned characters for me. When the project was first announced, the very mention of Luke Cage’s involvement made me assume [...]

“I’d Poisoned The Thing I Love”

Tom Scioli talks about comics and what they mean to him as an indie creator, over at Multiversity Comics: I created a graphic novel I was very proud of and couldn’t find a publisher. I created another graphic novel that I liked even more. I couldn’t find a publisher for that. I was starting a [...]

“Women Are Good, Men Are Just Beasts”

Hey, remember when DC launched the New 52, and there was a paucity of female creators? Everyone got upset and DC said that they were going to try and fix that? Well, Sue at DC Women Kicking Ass looked at the number of female creators named so far for the Villains Month books: Forever Evil [...]

On Death, Fridging and AVENGERS ARENA

CBR’s Brett White defends the death of a fan-favorite character in yesterday’s Avengers Arena: A character that I love dearly died today, and I’m not upset. I’m sad, yes, but I’m not going to write an angry letter or make a mopey commemorative death piece (which is not what this article is!). There are two [...]

“They Tried To Bully Me, and I Told Them to Go to Hell”

Paul Jenkins has given an interview about his experience with Marvel and DC, and… Well, here he is talking about his recent time at DC: DC is in the toilet right now. It reminds me of the way Marvel was just before we did Marvel Knights. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about the [...]

The Retro-ness of X-MEN

At the reborn Comics Alliance, Andrew Wheeler takes a look at the first issue of the Brian Wood/Olivier Coipel X-Men: So there are imperfections. Yet broadly this is an excellent example of superhero fiction, and it achieves this feat without being a throwback. X-Men is not a pastiche of the Silver Age, or an attempt [...]

Unexpected Names for TEEN TITANS’ Villains Month

Well, those are interesting writer credits for the Teen Titans issues – yes, there are two – for Villains Month in September. From Comic Vine: TEEN TITANS #23.1: TRIGON Written by MARV WOLFMAN Art by CAFU 3-D motion cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US [...]

Pay Some Attention to the Men Behind The Curtain

Writer David Accampo launches a new comic – Sparrow & Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles – and comes face to face with the Direct Market for the first time, a process he investigates in a series for iFanboy: My publisher, a mid-level publisher with no special placement in the catalog, finds itself somewhere in [...]

Who Owns Zenith?

The Beat talks to Zenith artist Steve Yeowell about the upcoming limited edition collection in a short email interview, where he gives some insight into his take on the rights situation: The Beat: It’s my understanding—through the rumor mill of comics—that one reason it wasn’t reprinted is because you and Grant Morrison believed that you [...]

What Next for the Ultimate Books?

So, what’s going on with Marvel’s Ultimate line? Last week, Bendis promised news soon that would please fans: And now Rich Johnson is suggesting that Marvel might shutter the line altogether, with the exception of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: San Diego Comic Con is expected to bring us the Matt Fraction/Inhumans news, as well as a [...]

Random Thoughts on DC’s Villains’ Month

Someone at DC clearly, clearly loved Bring On The Bad Guys as a kid. This is DC’s third attempt at the “Villains Take the Spotlight” gimmick, after 1998?s New Year’s Evil and 2009?s Faces of Evil. It’s the most largest attempt, as well; the first time that all of DC’s books have been overtaken by [...]

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