Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales: February 2009

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by Steve Horton [Ed's note: We're running this column as something of an experiment. Let us know what you think, publicly...or privately.] Welcome to a monthly column on indie comics sales, a companion to the long-running Marvel and DC columns by Paul O’Brien and Marc-Oliver Frisch, respectively. What are indie comics? I define them strictly […]

BIG NUMBERS: a big deal

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Yesterday, the comics internets burst with the news that Pádraig O Méalóid, aka LiveJournal user glycon, had acquired and posted a set of xeroxes of the complete long lost BIG NUMBERS #3 by Alan Moore, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Al Columbia. Planned to run 12 issues, had it been completed, it would be fairly unique in […]

Marvel launches writer’s program

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Variety reports that Marvel Studios has launched a writers program that will pay several screenwriters to sit around and work on developing Marvel movie ideas. Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, said a source familiar with the deal. Those could include staffers behind Marvel’s comicbooks. Tenpercenteries around […]

First ever Nickelodeon Comics Awards winners announced

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Wimpy Kid unsurprisingly won two of the inaugural Nickelodeon Magazine Comics Awards, but Naruto got beaten by Pokémon. The winners: + Favorite Graphic Novel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books/Harry Abrams + Favorite Comic Book Series: Simpsons comics, Bongo Comics + Cutest Comic Character: Snoopy–from Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz […]

Comics magazine death watch

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Rumors flew yesterday that Wizard had canceled Anime Insider, its J-culture-themed magazine, and Newsarama confirmed: In an email to Newsarama, Gramling writes, “…after several years of producing Anime Insider magazine, Wizard Entertainment has decided to discontinue its publication. The last issue will be Anime Insider #67. We thank our dedicated staffers for all of their […]

Cartoons to become far scarcer on the Cartoon Network

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The Cartoon Network held its upfronts the other day — you can read the PR here – but like most cable channels, the name of the channel is becoming less and less accurate. Broadcasting & Cable assesses the changes: Cartoon Network is boosting its live action fare and expanding into unscripted alternative programming in an […]

Onerous possessions

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A tweet yesterday about “packing up my office” prompted some concerned private messages, and I am always touched by concern, but I am just moving office, not leaving office. However, I’ve been packing up all the stuff piled in my cubicle and it’s just insane. My packrat nature has rarely been such a burden. Plus, […]