DC News & Notes: Minx, FCBD

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DC announces a returnability program in the direct sales market for THE PLAIN JANES, the debut book in the MINX launch: With this month’s solicitation of THE PLAIN JANES, the inaugural title from Minx, DC Comics’ new young adult graphic novel imprint, DC offers qualifying Diamond retailers full returnability on THE PLAIN JANES at a […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales — December 2006

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[Please note these are the figures for DECEMBER, not November as I mistakenly posted -- Ed.] By Paul O’Brien CIVIL WAR is still going, but with the core title running late (because you demanded it), and many of the crossover arcs having finished, it’s started to relinquish its grip on Marvel’s line. But December still […]

Nerd gets six Oscar® noms

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The Academy Award noms are in and Guillermo Del Toro will henceforth be known as “Oscar® nominated del Toro” in the halls of Comic-con. PAN’S LABYRINTH received six nominations, including Foreign Language Film, Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Score, Cinematography and Make-Up. SUPERMAN RETURNS received a nomination for Visual Effects, along with PIRATES 2 and POSEIDON. […]

New York Comic-con…looming and podcasting

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Okay gang, you know New York Comic-con 2: Electric Bugaloo is coming our way in a few short weeks. We have a bunch of press releases stockpiled, but we want to know YOUR plans. Booth assignments, signing scheules, party venues. Let us know — we’ll let the world know. Meanwhile, the con itself has just […]

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE wins award

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Let’s face it, 2006 was the year of FUN HOME and AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, both of them smashing through all genre barriers to announce…WIN! KUDO! Comics aren’t just for kids anymore. AMERICAN BORN CHINESE has racked up yet another prestigious first: AMERICAN BORN CHINESE by Gene Luen Yang (First Second Books, an imprint of Roaring […]

NPR spotlights African-Americans in comics

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NPR has another comics report to listen to:NPR : Black Artists Plot Diverse Themes for Graphic Novels. This one features Felipe Smith (MBQ), Andy Helfer, Randy DuBurke and PW’s own Calvin Reid. More writers and artists are using graphic novels and comic art as a way to take on major issues. Some African-American artists are […]

Debbie Huey spotlighted at museum

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Via LJ: Beginning on February 17, 2007, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Debbie Huey. Debbie Huey is the artist, writer, and creator of the all-ages Bumperboy comics series. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Huey received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2000 […]

Weird Transformers power ballad

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[Via Urbaniak]

Running gags: HOBBIT, Owen

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Okay, okay. We have our little non-comics related fetishes. Can you stand them? We think you can. But we have been covering the following stories for so long that we can’t very well stop now. Page Six, the NY Post’s venerable gossip outpost suggest that there may be a NEW HELMER FOR ‘HOBBIT’? namely…SAM RAIMI: […]