Real details on Spidey musical finally revealed

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TweetA presentation for group sales agents and ticket brokers by director Julie Taymor and composer Bono and the Edge reveals lots and lots of details on what sounds like a groundbreaking musical experience: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark: The NY Post’s Spidey senses were tingling: WHAT do you call a $40 million theatrical extravaganza that […]

Gemstone ends Disney license?

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TweetNumerous reports today that Gemstone, the publishing arm of Diamond Distributors, is ending its Disney license, meaning that the core Disney characters once again have no American publisher. According to a post on The Disney Comics Blog: Gary Leach, who has been doing art and editorial work for US Disney comics for over two decades, […]

The Times on comics price increases

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TweetGeorge Gene Gustines looks at Marvel and DC’s comic book price increases in the NY Times: Mr. Buckley felt that, because of comic books’ origin in the world of pulp and disposable entertainment, the effort that goes into their creation is sometimes underestimated. “Comics are a legit form of entertainment, and there are highly respected […]

Sexy Spidey outrages mom

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Tweet As reported late last week, a mother in Millard, Nebraska was shocked by the sexual undertones in a Spider-Man graphic novel that her six-year-old son checked out of the local school library: “It has a lot of sexual undertones in here, as far as sexuality goes,” she said. “They can learn this through any […]

S. Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust


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Tweet Back in November, underground cartooning legend S. Clay Wilson suffered a severe brain injury that has left him incapacitated. While at first it was feared that Wilson would not survive, he has made a lot of progress — he’s laughing and drawing again but will need supervised care for the rest of his life. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/30/09

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Tweet Comic-strip book reviews are the new YouTube book review! Alison Bechdel reviews A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century by Jane Vandenburgh for the comics-loving New York Times. § J.K. Parkin has a nice article on comics that were never finished or ended under unusual circumstances. There are old time classics like […]

Wakeup and smell Monday: Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee

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