Marvel Month-to-Month Sales May 2008

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By Paul O’Brien The May sales charts have received a lot of attention already, and we all know what the big story is: FINAL CRISIS #1 triumphed for DC, vindicating the controversial direction of their superhero imprint, and proving the critics wrong. Oh no, hold on. That’s Earth-2. Here in the real world, FINAL CRISIS […]

Lynda Barry

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The Comics Reporter has an interview with Lynda Barry up that is THE MUST READ of the week and maybe the month because this artist is a national treasure, and when you read things like this, it just amazes and saddens: I was at a pretty low point because I was also getting kicked out […]

Wizard World updates

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ICv2 reports that it’s all so new at Wizard World Chicago: Shamus described himself as “totally out” at the IFL, and “back at Wizard.” “It’s actually very exciting,” he said. “I have a renewed energy. Even though it’s my own company, I’ve been able to come back and take a fresh look with the Wizard […]

Who’s buying Wowio? Platinum

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Hm, curiouser and curiouser. Platinum Studios Announces It Is in Negotiations to Acquire WOWIO, LLC. Notice this is not an announcement that Platinum is BUYING Wowio, just an announcement that they are talking about doing it. Given the state of Platinum’s cash flow these days (as shown by the SEC filings) their acquiring any business […]

Motion on Superboy settlement?

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Jeff Trexler rounds up some evidence that mediation is slogging towards a settlement in the Superboy/Superman lawsuits, including a comment by Dan DiDio this weekend that “We’ve got SuperBOY Prime (yes, we can say that again).” However, DiDio’s reference to Superboy is not the only piece of evidence to emerge this weekend. On Friday, the […]

Modan’s “Terminal Patient”

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Rutu Modan’s new strip at The New York Times has begun. It’s called “The Murder of the Terminal Patient.” The paper also presents a slideshow of Moden’s previous work.

More with Eric Stephenson

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CBR presents an interview with newly installed Image publisher, Eric Stephenson: I have a lot of goals, actually, but I think my biggest goal, the one that kind of arches over everything else, is to make more people aware of some of the great comics Image is putting out, getting our books in front of […]

Journalism update

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Must reading: Don MacPherson looks at some recent comics stories and why “no comment” may not always be the best answer. He also depressed us with an example of how things work in the real world: My day job is a courts/crime reporter. I’ve developed strong and valuable rapports with police officers, lawyers, even judges; […]

One less place to eat in San Diego

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San Diego, city of gas explosions and grease fires. The landmark Kansas City Barbeque, a locale well known to convention attendees and viewers of TOP GUN, was gutted in a fire last week: A fire that started in an open cooking pit Thursday at Kansas City Barbeque gutted the landmark Marina area eatery, known for […]

Warning: WANTED is not a date movie

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While WANTED broke the string of comic book movies opening at #1, it was still boffo, with $51.1 million at the box office. It also set some R-rated records: “Wanted” scored the best opening ever for an R-rated film released in June and the sixth best of all time for any R-rated pic. Film, also […]

“If we find it, we will shoot it.”

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Guillermo Del Toro is not entirely sanguine on a HOBBIT II movie “We believe there is a second movie,” del Toro said during a discussion at the Majestic Crest. “If there isn’t, there will not be. If we find it, we will shoot it, but by God, if we do not find it, we will […]