DC Cancel Saucer Country, I Vampire, Superman Family Adventures and DC Universe Presents

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The solicitations for April’s DC titles reveal that four of their books will be ending, including Joshua Hale Fialkov’s I, Vampire and Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s Saucer Country, alongside DC Universe Presents and Superman Family Adventures.

Jim Zub and Robert Venditti pulled off BoP and Constantine before they even started

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DC has just started a new feature with CBR called B&B wherein EIC Bob Harras and executive editor Bobbie Chase answer questions and head off controversies. As old hands of more campaigns than you can count, both are uniquely qualified to deal with this month’s more…unusual moves, such as several books getting new teams before […]

DEBUNKED: Zack Snyder to remake ancient comic storyline for new Star Wars movie

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Well it looks like Disney isn’t just sitting around and counting their womp rat scores now that they own the STAR WARS franchise. We all know that a third trilogy is on the way, but Disney is also developing new movies OUTSIDE THE TRILOGY space, including a Zack Snyder film.

The Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Experience with Studio YOLO

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In October of 2012, eight cartoonists spent three creatively game-changing weeks at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida as part of a Master Artist-in-Residency program with Emmy Award winning artist and educator Dean Haspiel (BILLY DOGMA, CUBA MY REVOLUTION). The ACA has hosted non-profit artist-in-residency programs since 1982 in various […]

Lena Dunham likes graphic novels?

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Call her shoujo (girl comics) or call her josei (lady comics), the surprise winner of two Golden Globes last night, zeitgeist idol Lena Dunham has been called the voice of her generation—or at least a voice IN a generation. According to this Vulture piece, she keeps

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: November 2012

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While the Marvel Now! relaunch programme got under way in October, November saw it in full swing, with the first issue of ALL-NEW X-MEN, new creative teams (and new numbering) on HULK, IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, X-MEN LEGACY, FANTASTIC FOUR and FF, and a new direction for JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. With all the issue #1s supported by extensive promotion, the chart is turned upside down.

You won’t be surprised to hear that this gives Marvel the largest share of the North American direct market in November, leading DC by 40% to 33% in units and a rather closer 34% to 30% in dollars.

Marvel Reveal The Cast for Wood and Coipel’s ‘X-Men’

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As roundly predicted by the internet, Marvel’s ‘XX’ teaser from last week was indeed a relaunch of adjectiveless X-Men. Today, though, USA Today’s comics pin-up Brian Truitt has revealed the lineup. The teaser also reveals that colourist Laura Martin will be bringing Coipel’s work to life.

DC Announce New Creative Teams for Swamp Thing and Red Hood

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DC’s Source Blog has seen two updates this week, with the announcements for new creative teams on Swamp Thing and Red Hood And The Outlaws. These would follow on the previous news that Scott Snyder was stepping down from Swamp Thing after completing his story in issue #16, while Scott Lobdell would wrap up on Red […]

Turns out Reginald Hudlin is writing the DJANGO UNCHAINED comic

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DC’s DJANGO UNCHAINED mini series has gotten a lot of press and sales—the first issue was a sell-out, but in all the hoopla we’d always noticed that while it was billed as an adaptation of Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay, with art by R.M. Guera and an actual writer was never named. (MOvie scripts don’t just adapt themselves.) Well, it turns out, in a publicity blitz last week that now Oscar-nominated producer and long time comics scripter Reginald Hudlin did the actual adapting. The comic is based on the original screenplay and includes many scenes that were cut from the final film, as he told Comics Alliance.

All the Comics Reporter Holiday Interviews

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Tom Spurgeon has posted his meta list of his holiday interviews for his year, and with one exception they are all fantastically informative chats with some of the key people in the industry at this time. In case you missed any or have some spare time, here’s the entire list:

A few images from the TBG/CBG days of yore

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And oh how yore they are. Alan Light, founder of The Buyer’s Guide/Comics Buyer’s Guide is one of the most organized flickr users we’ve ever encountered and he has a couple of sets from the history of TBG/CBG that those reminiscing about the now cancelled publication might enjoy.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/14/13: RIP Gordon Lee

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Georgia retailer Gordon Lee, who was at the center of several infamous comics censorship cases has died at age 54. Lee was the owner of Legends, in Rome, Georgia, and set off a very long CBLDF case when a Free Comics Book Day copy of ALTERNATIVE COMICS #2 was passed out that contained rather insignificant […]