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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Could Marvel’s MIGHTY Tease Herald A Ninth Ongoing AVENGERS Book?

Thinking about Marvel’s new Mighty tease, one thought comes to mind: We don’t have a Mighty Avengers book right now, do we…? It’ll certainly be a way for Bendis’ teased Luke Cage/Heroes for Hire series to avoid the low sales of the previous Heroes for Hire attempts, to tie it in with the Avengers franchise. [...]

On False Advertising, Fake Controversy and Cheap Storytelling Tricks

There are times in which I feel as if I’m either (a) far more cynical than the regular comics book reader – Potentially the case – or (b) expect something entirely different from my comics than most readers. A case in point is the reaction to the “shock” ending of Justice League of America #4 [...]

With One Magic Word – KIMOTA! – Michael Moran Becomes The World’s Most Confusingly-Owned Superhuman

I’m a simple man with no legal training whatsoever, but the longer Padraig O’Mealoid’s Poisoned Chalice goes on, the more I have to wonder what, exactly, Marvel bought from Marvelman creator Mick Anglo in 2009. Especially when Mealoid makes the case, as he appears to in this weekend’s edition, that Anglo didn’t actually own the [...]

Can Marvel Create Another Bendis?

Thinking about Brian Michael Bendis’ recent success in the Diamond Orders Chart over the last couple of months – where the multiple-times-per-month release schedules of Age of Ultron and All-New X-Men, in addition to Uncanny X-Men and Guardians of The Galaxy have meant that he as a writer has placed more books in the Top [...]

The Internet Will Eat Itself

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Tucker Stone and Abhay Khosla are flattering the hell out of Comics Alliance in their column for the Comics Journal this week. Of particular genius is Abhay’s take on whether or not Jim Lee’s X-Men was any good: What’s hard to ignore about the Jim Lee X-Men [...]

“Jeans Are Blue. Buildings Are Building Colored”

Sarah Horrocks just demolishes lazy comic book coloring: I mean there are a lot of things Marvel does wrong—how they as a company through the years perceive the role of color in comics, is not consistently one of them.  Books like X-Force and Hawkeye happen enough that you think there must be someone on staff [...]

Shouldn’t Creators Graduate From The Big Two, Not To?

Ron Marz remembers breaking into the industry: My experience then was the mirror opposite of how new writers break in today. Now, most writers start by doing their own thing, creator-owned work that most often has no editorial structure and no established parameters. That work, marked by creative freedom, is ultimately the calling card that [...]

Paul Jenkins’ Declaration of Independence

Paul Jenkins on why he’s signed an exclusive deal with Boom! Studios: I have discovered in my forties that I am primarily driven by a desire to tell good stories and shepherd them through the creative process as best I can. I am immensely frustrated by the fact that we have come full circle, back [...]

Look! Up In The Sky! It’s A Logo, It’s A Cartoon…!

Warner Bros finally gets behind Superman’s 75th anniversary, only a month after the actual anniversary of the release of Action Comics #1: “Warner Bros. is privileged to be home to the global Superman brand, which has had an unparalleled impact on popular culture for 75 years,” said Warners CEO Kevin Tsujihara. “We are proud to [...]

“We Have To Shoot For The Stars With Whatever We’re Doing”

The New York Times profiles Karen Berger as she leaves Vertigo – which happened almost three months ago, now – and finds some affectionate creators, and a somewhat defensive Dan Didio discussing changes in DC Comics over the last few years: Dan DiDio, the co-publisher of DC Comics, said there was “some truth” to these [...]

How Is Success Measured, Anyway?

Congratulations, Free Comic Book Day: On Saturday May 4th, an estimated 1.2 million comic book fans made their way to 2000 comic book shops around the world where they collected more than 4.6 million comic books. The event generated an estimated $2.2 million in free publicity for the industry as the event was covered by [...]

Marvel Drops THOR Composer, But Could This Help With AFM Troubles?

Is it wrong that, when I read this - Award-winning composer Carter Burwell was all set to score Marvel‘s Thor: The Dark World. It would have marked his first superhero project to date. The studio even printed his name on the first official poster last month. But Deadline now confirms that Burwell is off the [...]

2000AD Announces THE COMPLETE ZENITH

So, we can all agree this is a pretty big deal, right? 2000 AD is to publish a complete collection of Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s ground-breaking superhero series Zenith for the first time. The limited edition hardback book will only be available from the 2000 AD online shop. Restricted in 1,000 copies, it will [...]

“Super Powers Are A Show Gimmick”

Daniel Best creates an oral history of the creation of the Fantastic Four: In one corner are those who firmly believe that Stan Lee had a strong hand in the writing and editing of the book.  This would also mean that Lee had the controlling say over the direction of the title and Lee also [...]

What Makes The Ideal Comic Store?

Gabe Roth considers what he’d like the perfect comic book store – and why his local store doesn’t measure up: Now I’m not asking for a tickertape parade or people dressed up like Spider-Man when I walk through the door, but there’s something to be said for presentation and at least a semblance of atmosphere. [...]

How to Do Comic-Con Right: A User’s Guide

For anyone going to, planning to one day go to, or looking for an excuse to never go to, San Diego Comic-Con, Tom Spurgeon’s mammoth Comic-Con By The Numbers: 170+ Tips For Attending CCI 2013 is a genuine must-read: Tip #98. Don’t Be Stinky This is the graph where I’m supposed to make fun of [...]

What Could Be “A Hunger So Strong,” Anyway?

Previously “classified,” the solicit for Hunger #1 – once known as Age of Ultron #10UC – has finally been revealed: Writer: Joshua Fialkov Art: Leonard Kirk Cover: Adi Granov • The fallout from AGE OF ULTRON rips open a dangerous rift in the universe! • Prepare for a hunger so strong, that no universe is [...]

We Are All MARVELMAN?

Here’s a genuinely unexpected answer to the question of just who owns Marvelman: What if the answer is no-one? Padraig O Mealoid continues his series about the tangled rights to the character by suggesting that the subject is far more complicated than had been previously considered because… well, maybe the rights to the character were [...]

Similarity Breeds… Lawsuits, Apparently

So, Mario Gully – removed from Erik Larsen’s revival of Gully’s creation Ant – announced a new book, Bugg, which… well, looked very familiar, shall we say. Over at CBR, Erik Larsen was asked about the similarity, and offers a particularly pity reply: What was your reaction to “Bugg,” Mario’s supposed upcoming book that looks [...]

Farewell, FIRESTORM

This week sees the release of the final issue of Firestorm, and in commemoration of the book’s passing, the Firestorm Fan blog came up with a quiet way to show support for the flame-headed superhero: For the remainder of this week, please use the image below as your social media avatar (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google [...]

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