Jack Kirby Day

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It is the 90th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth. Mark Evanier remembers Jack Kirby would have been 90 years old today. I know I write too much about Jack but that’s because people are always asking me about him. And as more time passes on this planet without him, more people ask. I don’t know […]

Marvel Month-to-Month sales: July 2007

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by Paul O’Brien The era of big events continues apace, as Marvel’s WORLD WAR HULK squares off against DC’s COUNTDOWN. And while WWH isn’t a sales juggernaut on quite the same scale as CIVIL WAR, it’s comfortably enough for Marvel to once again flatten DC in the North American direct market. The gap is narrower […]

A few links

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§ Toronto Fan Expo link round-up at Sequential. § Round-up of cupcakes in comics courtesy Rachel Kramer Bussel: § Jon Spencer Geek explosion interview at Daily Cross Hatch. BTW, Spencer’s wife, if we recall, is Boss Hog’s Christina. What are you reading [comic-wise, naturally]? The Pushman & Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Silverfish by David […]

TO DO 8/29: POSTCARDS signing at Margate Elephant

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Venerable Victorian postcard subject serves as setting for POSTCARDS signing: Ventnor, NJ writer Chris Stevens and Brooklyn, NY artist Gia-Bao Tran will be signing copies of Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened (Villard Books; On-Sale Now), at Lucy the Margate Elephant historical landmark on August 29, 2007. Stevens and Tran are the creators of “Blue,” […]

Harvey Pekar meets Anthony Bourdain

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Harvey Pekar’s appearance on No Reservations aired last night but we’re sure you can catch it in reruns.

John Green on DA cancellation

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John Green, Disney Adventures freelancer recounts the end of the magazine — and by the way folks, he’s now looking for work and anyone who doesn’t hire him is stupid. I can’t say it’s completely unexpected. When I started at the magazine almost ten years ago, I recall a big meeting about the fate of […]

Not really back

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We’re back online but still off the grid. Full service resumes tomorrow.