Dan DiDio has frequently said that he wants to keep shaking up the “New 52.” Cancel books that aren’t working/selling. Add new ones. Keep the number of “New 52″ titles at 52. If Dan hasn’t changed his mind on that, announcing four new titles means four current titles have to go. We already know about Justice League International going away? Which books might be going away?
We all know (or should know!) how important Will Eisner was to the comics artform. Something an increasing number of people know is how important libraries are to getting more and more people to read comics and graphic novels.
So it makes sense that a Graphic Novel Prize for Libraries would be named for Eisner.
You may have seen the ad here on The Beat, but just to explain what’s going on, Viper Comics has made WORLD WAR HACK free to read via iTunes for 24 hours only.
Some T-shirt art done for Stussy a while ago. Via Boing Boing,
which has more recent art for a new Stussy project.
Diamond has released their preliminary information on May’s sales charts, and Marvel is back in units and dollars—both hard won victories—while AVX topped the singles chart and the New 52 trades topped the books charts quite handily.
Comics sales are up 40% from May 2011 —so if you want to know if the New 52 was a sales success, there’s you answer right there.
Old and new creators and reboots. That’s what the “Next Four” of the DCU will present. Here’s the creative lineup:
The Denver Post profiles local man Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics. If you saw Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con documentary, you know Rozanski was the star of the film, not only for actually being in the comcis industry but for having home-spun philosophy and a pithy way of expressing it that should make him the star of many more reality shows. Anyway, Rozanski is talking about his vast new 65,000-square-foot warehouse, which holds “more comics than Amazon,” and will be open June 14 as part of this month’s Demver Comic Con festivities. The edifice is imposing: