RED trailer debuts

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RED is yet another comic book movie coming out this summer, albeit one whose comics connections are a little less clear due to the vast changes from the original, a three issue mini- by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as aging CIA operatives who have to get together one! more! time! to clear their names. As expected, the trailer proves that the proof-of-concept of “Helen Mirren, Action Star” is just as awesome as you thought it would be Or, as Warren Ellis wrote of the film:.

Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle. I mean, if you don’t want to see a film with Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle, I’m not sure I want to know you.

DC digital fallout: Royalty war

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Tweet Lots of reaction and ripples from yesterday’s announcement that DC was at long last joining the digital world with their DC Comics apps for iPad, iPhone and PSP. One of the more amusing developments came from the news that DC was definitely including creator royalties for digital sales, as announced in a widely leaked […]

Torpedo Comics in fire sale

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Hit records and stellar nerdlebirty status aren’t always enough to steer a retail ship through the shoals of hard business realities. System of a Down’s drummer John Dolmayan apparently learned that the hard way, as this sale for Torpedo Comics shows. The online retailers inventory and even domain name are being auctioned off to pay creditors.

Ward Sutton’s Bat Porn

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Cartoonist Ward Suttonlooks at the recent Batman XXX movie via the healing medium of funny drawings.

Read this complete BEASTS OF BURDEN story!

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TweetDark Horse has made the Evan Dorkin/Jill Thompson BEASTS OF BURDEN story from The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings available in its entirety as a preview. The Beasts of Burden collection is on sale this week and it’s amazing. Run, don’t walk!

FLIGHT 7 preview

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A preview of Flight 7 is up. This will be the last volume of the anthology of fantasy comics featuring many animators and illustrators. Editor Kazu Kibuishi had a bit more at his blog:

People doing things: Strand tote contest show; Seth Scriver/Jones/Ahlers

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A few event photos from around. Christina Foxley, from The Strand bookstore sent us a few photos of the exhibit of the Strand Tote Bag design contest which was held the other night at SVA. Above, left to right: Toon Books Françoise Mouly, runner up Domitille Collardey, cartoonist and contest judge Art Spiegelman; another judge, R. Sikoryak; runner-up Tim Goldman and winner Zak Foster. We stopped by and ran into many cartoon types, including Sarah Glidden who told us about her next project after the upcoming How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, another comics-journalism piece, and it sounds pretty interesting. Collardey is what you call “an emerging cartoon star” and she’s presently working on a graphic novel to be published in France.

Comic-Con events: LOOK AROUND YOU

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Okay we’re not going to post EVERY tv PR we find about Comic-Con, but this one struck very near and dear to our hearts — it seems Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, the stars of LOOK AROUND YOU are coming to comic-con. Yet another one of our favorite BBC cult shows, LOOK AROUND YOU has run on Adult Swim and if you’ve seen it you know that science has never been the same since these classic experiments, such as the creation of “sulphagne” or driving while asleep.