David Heatley responds

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Tweet Last week’s lively debate at Comics Comics over the merits of David Heatley’s MY BRAIN IS HANGING UPSIDE DOWN has drawn a point-by-point response from Heatley himself. First off, I’m really proud of this book. I spent almost five years on it. It’s not perfect by any stretch and I’m sure it will be […]

Notable quotables

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Tweet § Must read! The Boston Globe interviews Rick Keene, whose job it is to clean up old comics for those expensive archive editions. His ingenuity at the computer has made it possible to bring back stories once “considered ‘lost,’ ” said John Clark, editor-in-chief for Gemstone Publishing’s Disney comic books, which Keene also restores. […]

Movie news: AGNES QUILL, PREACHER, HELLRAISER

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TweetThree spooky options to announce this morning, one kid-friendly, two…very, very NOT kid-friendly. ¶ Paramount has snapped up the rights to Dave Roman’s AGNES QUILL. The book, illustrated by artists including Jason Ho, Jeff Zornow and Raina Telgemeier, has Thor Freudenthal (“Hotel for Dogs”) attached to direct, and Evan Spiliotopoulos on script. The book is […]

Sixteen days of Halloween: THE LAST HALLOWEEN by Don Marquez

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Tweet Faithful reader Skro pointed us towards this piece by Don Marquez, who’s the regular cover artist on ALIEN PIG FARM 3000 among other things.

Sad day in Nerdville: Tennant leaving DR WHO

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TweetIn news that could probably best be described as a “when, not if” story, David Tennant announced that he will be leaving DR WHO after the last of the TV specials scheduled for 2009 and 2010. Numerous websites have speculated on who Doctor # 11 will be, including Rich’s rumor about Patterson Joseph. Just who […]

Tonight: THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY signing at Hanley’s

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Tweet More big doin’s! Tonight at Jim Hanley’s, Stuart Moore, Joe Harris and the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz sign for Thomas Ligotti’s THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY Volume 2, which was assembled by your humble narrator. The NMF crew signs from 6-8. Stick around for Garth Ennis and Russell Braun from 8-10. Stuart has more info at his […]

Events: Kirkman at FP

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Tweet Big doins all over the place this week, including Robert Kirkman at Forbidden Planet. Ask him about creator’s rights or visit him on the web.

Who is the IRON PATRIOT?

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Tweet Marvel’s playing a game again! My guesses: a) Abe Vigoda b) General Douglas MacArthur c) Woodgod

News and notes

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Tweet§ In a very nice “rest of the story” note, we learn that last year’s big brouhaha — the case of Nathan Fisher, a high school teacher fired for giving a student a copy of EIGHTBALL to read — has a happy ending for Fisher, as he’s got a new teaching job: “It feels like […]

Steve Canyon on DVD

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Tweet Via PR, we learn that the 1958 TV series based on Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon comic strip about pilots and adventure is coming out on DVD: After 50 years in the hangar, the entire series (34 episodes) of the classic 1958 Air Force-centric television series Steve Canyon has been meticulously restored and is being […]

Behind the scenes with EXECUTIVE POWER

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TweetWe’re used to reading all the interviews about the series that are coming but, but Kiel Phegley at CBR presents a rare look at an idea that didn’t make it with Joe Casey’s EXECUTIVE POWER, which would have plunked a real-life politician down into the Marvel U. It’s an interesting behind the scenes look at […]

Hard to believe Marvel once published comics that looked like this

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Tweet Kristy Valenti remembers GREENBERG THE VAMPIRE: Written by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mark Badger, GtV was Marvel’s 20th “graphic novel.” For Marvel, at that time, “Graphic novel” meant aping the European album format, and accordingly GtV is magazine-sized and in full color with high production value. Marvel’s initial graphic novel offerings were a […]

Jock’s Xtina as…Catwoman

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Tweet Artist Jock has been working with director Peter Berg on a new video for Christina Aguilera, and shares some of his art.

Emmanuel Guibert and ALAN’S WAR

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Tweet ALAN’S WAR, the US edition of an award-winning French graphic novel by Emmanuel Guibert, is one of the best-reviewed books of the year. Here’s a video of Guibert’s drawing techniques.

Downey, Cheadle, and Favreau sign on for THE AVENGERS

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TweetYou heard that right — Marvel’s Avengers movie will field an all-star lineup: As part of his four picture deal with Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr. is appearing as Tony Stark in “The Avengers” motion picture, as well as reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character in “Iron Man 2.” Jon Favreau will […]

No, Christian! One is enough!

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Tweet A wonky rumor is going around that Christian Bale is the frontrunner to play Dr. Strange: The actor – who has played Batman in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight – is said to be the number one choice to play Dr Strange in movie studio Marvel’s latest comic book adaptation. A source […]