Pull Quotes: Where for art thou, Norse dialogue?

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Tweet Stan Lee talks to Marvel.com about writing a new story for THOR #600, and how times have changed: “When I used to write Thor, I had all the characters talk the way I imagined that Norse gods would talk. “Thou shalt not” and “get thee gone” and “so be it” and stuff like that. […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: November 2008

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Tweetby Paul O’Brien November was meant to be the final month of SECRET INVASION, but that slipped into December, taking some high-profile crossover issues with it. In fact, perhaps the most striking feature of this month’s chart is the number of high profile books that are missing: no SECRET INVASION, no NEW AVENGERS, no MIGHTY […]

NYCC panel lineup announced

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TweetNew York Comic-Con has announced its programming for the Feb 6-8 show. There’s lots to like, with a lot of diversity and variety among the topics. The major film and TV programming will be unveiled closer to the show date. We’re scheduled for two panels: The Beat Presents The Art of Storytelling Sunday 11:15 AM […]

CEREBUS: A Diablog

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TweetAs briefly noted, yesterday marked the debut of Cerebus: A Diablog which features journalist Laura Hudson and Top Shelf’s Leigh Walton blogging each issue of CEREBUS, one issue a week. (That’s nearly 6 years of labor. Will there even BE blogs by then?) It’s a strong debut, as the millennial duo parses the grammar of […]

Wossy Wampage at Marvel?

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Tweet As you know, we’re a bit skeptical of celebrities who suddenly yearn to write comics, having discovered this long-buried dream now that comic book movies are all the rage in Hollywood. There are a few slebs we’ll give a pass to, however, based on the fact that they were out and about being comics […]

WATCHMEN’s clock is ticking down

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Tweet As previously reported, Fox and Warners, both embroiled in the legal struggle over the WATCHMEN movie, had agreed to wait until January 20th to have Judge Gary Feess rule on whether Warners would be able to release the movie as planned. However, with the clock ticking, Warners is trying to get the date moved […]

Isadora Duncan, Sabrina Jones, and the Brooklyn Museum

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Tweet The other night we attended a very cool event at the Brooklyn Museum of Art: an evening of dance and comics strips. The occasion was a celebration of dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. The evening featured a full slate of dance from Lori Belilove and the Isadora Duncan Dance Company, while cartoonist Sabrina Jones presented […]

Shuster Award blog updated

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Tweet Canadians! They look just like us. They act very much like us. But they are not us. They are Canadians. You may find this exhaustive list of Canadian cartoonists disturbing — it is truly shocking how much work by Canadians has been allowed to slip into the US marketplace. The document is cleverly disguised […]

Studio Coffee Run: Rourke, Rockwell, WB

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Tweet§ Mickey Rourke is completing his “comeback” by playing a villain in IRON MAN 2, it was widely reported yesterday. Sam Rockwell is also playing a villain. Or at least they are both “in negotiations,” which means someone sent them a script. However, just who each will be playing is a matter of some confusion. […]

Colombian coffee growers angered by Mother Goose & Grimm

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Tweet You just do not mess with Juan Valdez. Cartoonist Mike Peters has learned that the hard way. The January 2nd edition of the comic strip Mother Goose & Grimm by Peters has greatly upset Colombian coffee growers by referring to Valdez, the fictional mascot for the organization, in conjunction with rumored Columbian crime lords. […]

Peter Bagge in Discover

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Tweet You read about it in the Beat survey, now you can actually read it in the February 2009 of Discover Magazine: a new series of comics by Peter Bagge. According to the press release “Bagge’s “History of Science” comic will present the characters and events of science history in a fresh and irreverent light, […]

Land o’ links

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Tweet§ Paul Morton presents an interview with Jason Lutes at Bookslut that, sadly, does not mention Battle for Wesnoth, but mentions everything else. One of the things that’s unexplored in comics is the subtlety. When you’re drawing pictures, and in my case it’s black ink on white paper, the tendency is to work in broad […]

Watch The Prisoner online

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TweetAs you know, AMC is presenting a remake of The Prisoner, the greatest TV show of all time, starring Jim Cavaziel as Number Six and Ian McKellen as Number Two. To drum up interest, they have quite an extensive The Prisoner site up, with all of the original 17 episodes from 1967 available for viewing. […]