DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: March 2007

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Tweetby Marc-Oliver Frisch The recovery of DC Comics average sales in the direct market continued in March, but that didn’t prevent the publisher from losing more market share — largely thanks, of course, to two surprise sales juggernauts from other publishers, Marvel Comics’ Captain America #25 and Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1. […]

To Do NYC TONIGHT 4/26: Salon/CBLDF bash

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Tweet This should be an awesome bash, and despite everything else going on tonight we’ll be there. This Thursday, April 26, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to present a benefit book launch party for Nick Bertozzi’s controversial graphic novel THE SALON. Bertozzi’s graphic novel about the birth of Cubism is the subject […]

Eisner doc premieres tonight

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Tweet Jon Cooke reminds us that WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST has its premiere tonight as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. While tickets for the Saturday night showing are officially sold-out, some tix are still available for tonight night’s 7:30 p.m. screening at AMC Village VII — Theatre 2, at 66 Third […]

New Jhonen Vazquez book!

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TweetSuperstar cartoonist Jhonen Vazquez (JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC) returns to comics with JELLYFIST, a new collaboration from SLG. PR: SLG announced the impending July 2007 release of Jellyfist, a new work of collaborative nonsense by Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac) and J.R. Goldberg, a comic that is quite possibly like nothing that heretofore has […]

21 trailer from Fantagraphics

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Tweet And now, in more traditional comics marketing parlance, here’s the “trailer” for a new Robert Clementa GN bio, courtesy of Flog: One of the books I’m most looking forward to in the next year is 21: The Roberto Clemente Story, a graphic novel biography of the great Puerto Rican slugger by Wilfred Santiago. I’m […]

Jonas Moore: what are these VISUAL NOVELS???

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TweetAs part of the imminent cell phone/iPod revolution many large corporations are sinking money into creating comics that can easily be morphed into cartoons or movies, or hybrids of the same. The flipside is animating existing comics into something more flashy, and we’ve had several people showing us their special software on iPods lately. Looks […]

News and notes 4/25

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Tweet § Jim Lee has posted the pencils for the covers to the next three ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER covers. This qualifies as newsworthy since the book has been rather titanically late for a while, but now it looks like some issues will be out this summer. Good news! § Add novelist […]

Game news: Marvel, Bone

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TweetSega and Marvel have signed a big pact (although Marvel has been working closely with Activision recently) and GameDaily BIZ talks to Sega about the deal: BIZ: Did you have to compete with other publishers to get the rights to these other Marvel characters? Obviously Activision has produced a number of games for Marvel, so […]

Movie briefs: Shia the Last Man, etc.

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TweetDistrubia’s Shia LaBeouf is the hottest guy in showbiz this week, with a #1 movie and and upcoming co-starring role in INDY 4. And as befits every hot star, he also has his dream comics role in mind: …does he have enough clout to survive as the last dude on the planet? An adaptation Brian […]

Jessica Alba is flexible!

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Tweet as these new FF posters show. . But see Tim’s commentary here. Meanwhile, for the other team, as Johanna points out, Mr. Fantastic has got some serious Citizen Steel action going on in his tights. BTW, is it just us, or does the FF look as lively as a Puppetoon in all of these […]

I’m the Scrapple King, I can do anything

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TweetThere was apparently a display of sculpture made from Scrapple at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia yesterday, but try as we might we couldn’t find any online pictures of the momentous event. In case you’ve forgotten, scrapple is a vaguely-sausage-like substance made from simmering cornmeal, flour and spices with ground leftover pork trimmings. The […]