Spider-Man song debuts tomorrow on Good Morning America

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They said it couldn’t be done.

Arising from a shambling mess of over-spending, poor planning, and bad management, against all odds the Spider-Man musical — and its titanotheric top line of talent, including theater heavyweight Julie Taymor, guitar god Edge and immanence manifest Bono — are actually coming to Broadway. Earlier in the week, the very first perplexing set concept art emerged, which you can see above. And today, Friday, a song from the musical will be performed for a mass audience for the first time, when Reeve Carney, who plays Spider-Man, sings one of the songs on Good Morning America. If you happen to be up and about at 7 am, you can even watch the taping.

William S. Burroughs’ long-lost graphic novel coming out at last

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Fantagraphics has just announced via PR the publication of a long-lost but much alluded to comic strip by William S. Burroughs and British artist Malcolm McNeill called Ah Pook Is Here. The strip ran in the English magazine Cyclops as “The Unspeakable Mr. Hart” until the magazine folded, at which time the two hoped to […]

Jet City Comic Show hits Seattle Sept. 25th.

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We’ve just posted the info on the upcoming Jet City Comic Show, which takes place September 25th in Seattle at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. It’s a new one-day show with a nice guest lineup:

Mo’ money, mo’ stats: Comics printing costs

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Re the current discussion following the actual creative costs quoted by Glenn Hauman in a recent post ,Todd Allen reminded me of a piece he wrote for PW COmics Week a while ago breaking down printing costs vs profits. Here’s an excerpt ( but the whole piece is very long and should be read in its entirety.)

Is the Betty White comic book the solution to everything?

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We declared a moratorium on Bluewater Comics news a while ago due to their awful back-end work for hire contract (and were taken off their PR list as a result) but whatever we think of their business model, we do have to give credit where it is due: they are absolute monsters at PR, and the recently announced Betty White Female Force comic is no exception. It’s popped up on our news feed from EW, the LA TImes, the New York Times and everywhere else; a Google search for “Betty White Bluewater” yields 74,000 results. Even the Today Show blog picked up the Reuters story about the comic.