Shake-up at Wizard

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Still playing catch-up, the BIG story today is the the shake-up at Wizard, with long-time EIC Pat McCallum let go in among other staffing changes, as tersely revealed in this press release: Wizard Entertainment today announced several staffing changes, including the addition of several new hires to the publishing and Wizard World tour divisions. Recent […]

Women in Comics

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I know there was a firestorm of comment over Occasional Superheroine, and the harrowing story of Valerie D’Orazio, former DC and Valiant assistant editor. I’m still digesting it all, and Val’s story, which is very, very difficult to read. I worked with Val, and she’s kind, smart, creative and definitely a quirky individualist. She’s also […]

Initial Minx thoughts

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Like we said, we’re collating our thoughts on Minx, the new DC/Vertigo imprint aimed at teenaged girls, and other women and comics related matters. We will say that the story in the New York Times that broke the story did DC no favors in the comics industry with its PR like quotes, and Karen Berger […]

More on Dave Cockrum

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We gave not nearly enough coverage to the passing of Dave Cockrum while we were away, including posting a cover drawn by Gil Kane in our obit. To make up for that a bit, here’s the cover to X-MEN #102, the first X-men comics we ever read, in fact only the third Marvel comic we […]

Making Comics – Chapter 5 1/2

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Scott McCloud’s brief Chapter 5 1/2 on web comics is up. We haven’t had time to thoroughly digest it yet — discuss!

MoCCA just gets bigger

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Once again, we’re not going to run all the press releases we got while we were away, but this seems fairly newsworthy: demand for tables at the 2007 MoCCA-fest is so high they are adding a second floor of tables. The panels will be moved to MoCCA itself, which may be a bit problematic, but […]

PREACHER to HBO

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Although the rumor had previously been pooh-poohed by Garth Ennis himself, it seems that PREACHER is indeed in development as a mini-series at HBO. The pay cable network is developing a one-hour series based on the popular 1990s Vertigo comics series. Mark Steven Johnson, the writer-director behind comic adaptations “Daredevil” and the upcoming “Ghost Rider,” […]

Africa Comics exhibit impresses

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We’re not going to spend a lot of time on links to stories that came up while we were away, but there are a ew that need some attention. The New York Times gives the Africa Comics exhibit a great write-up. This show kind of snuck into town with very very little fanfare, but it […]

There is no try

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Whee doggie…so much to catch up on. Having dodged radioactive spies across two continents, we’re back in the saddle to say: laugh away, Putty-put! It does seem that our brief holiday managed to allow us to miss the biggest comics story of the year: a cartoonist/karate expert going commando and taking a city hostage. Or […]