DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: October 2009

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by Marc-Oliver Frisch Gotham, we have a problem. The general consensus seems to be that DC Comics had a particularly great month in October, but that’s not quite true. Despite making a spectacle of the Top 300 chart by claiming — literally for the first time in ages — all of the Top 6 spots, […]

Marvel set to turn into Disney at the end of the year

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While the aftereffects of 10 Days That Shook The World™ have been rather muted of late while Warner figures out what to do with DC and folks were waiting for Marvel’s shareholders to approve the Disney purchase, at least one of those things is set to take place. Marvel has announced that the merger will […]

Comics news; WWE, Lady Gaga

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A tradition long lacking from the comics shelves — wrestling comics! — is being remedied by Titan publishing. The increasingly comics active UK-based publisher launches WWE Heroes in March, with scripting by Keith Champagne and art by Andy Smith. At least 20 issues are planned, featuring Triple H®, Undertaker®, Randy Orton®, Batista®, Shawn Michaels®, Big […]

Corto Maltese video game announced

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Sproing Interactive has announced Corto Maltese: The Fable of Venice Coming for the Nintendo DS next fall. The game will be developed by Cong SA. Players of this puzzle/adventure game will romp through early 20th century Venice while solving mysteries and mini puzzle challenges and meeting oddball characters. The MacGuffin is a gem called Solomon’s […]

HABIBI progresses

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With ASTERIOS POLYP, and Crumb’s GENESIS finally, FINALLY published and in our hands, and Joe Sacco’s FOOTSTEPS IN GAZA galleys making the rounds, it may be that Craig Thompson’s HABIBI is now the Godot of graphic novels. Since the success of BLANKETS in 2003 — one of the best loved (by readers anyway) and influential […]

Iron Man and friend

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Just on the off chance you haven’t seen it yet, the first teaser for IRON MAN 2, featuring Iron Man and War Machine, is out there. Springtime can’t come soon enough.

Video game director gets his paws on comics, movies

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The most successful entertainment offering of all time is not a film franchise or a TV show featuring Simon Cowell. It’s the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which has grossed $3 billion worldwide since it was released on November 10. Holy samoleons. While video game movies have failed to replicate or exceed […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 12/2/09

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§ We haven’t seen this “beautifully sad” comic BADGER: THEN AND NOW by Howard Hardiman, but after reading about it on the Forbidden Planet blog, we want to. § Colorist and teacher Jose Villarubia is profiled in the online bmore magazine. § The producers of Time’s Techland blog wanted us to alert you that they […]

Thinking a little bit more about the new TCJ.com

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Aside from our gladsomeness that such a thing exists, and keeping in mind that it is still very much a beta undertaking, after barely 24 hours, we had a few more thoughts on the web version of The Comics Journal. 1) As in several iterations of the print magazine, the type is too small in […]