Sales Postmortem on DC’s Cancelled Titles

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January sales stats will be out soon, but let’s take a look at where books in DC’s latest (and relatively large – 11.5% of the core line) round of cancellations were selling in December: Ravagers # 7 – 16,177 Team 7 #3 – 15,381 Sword of Sorcery #3 – 13,752 Savage Hawkman #15 – 13,564 Deathstroke #15 – 13,528 Fury […]

DC Cancel Six Titles, Fire More Writers

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What a day. It’s been revealed that May will see six more DC titles cancelled, being Deathstroke, Hawkman, Team 7, Firestorm, Ravagers, and Sword of Sorcery. Some of the books have been going since the very start of The New 52 initiative…. some of them lasted for a much shorter period of time.

Superman is back on stage in “It’s a Bird” revival

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One of the most colorful ephemera of Superman lore is his stage appearance in the show “It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman!” a musical with book by David Newman and Robert Benton, and music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adam (That’s the guys behind Bye Bye Bride and Applause.) The show is being revived for a seven performance run at New York City Center from March 20 through 24. Tickets can be purchased here.

Marvel/Hyperion Announce YA Novels Based on Rogue, She-Hulk

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A curious but interesting move today, as Marvel and Hyperion have just announced that they will be releasing a series of YA novels this year based on some of Marvel’s most prominent female heroes. So far Rogue and She-Hulk books have been announced, to the delight of Dan Slott. 

When you stare into the longbox, it stares back at you

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I’ve been busy lately, sorting and boxing up well over a decade’s worth of comics.  Having spent extended periods of time in 4 different towns in that stretch, it’s quite a pile to sort (10 long boxes and counting), but it’s interesting to see physical evidence of your buying patterns over the years. It’s clear […]

Kick-Watcher: Raised by Raptors, Gumshoes 4 Hire, Ultrasylvania Vol. 2

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I’m glad the holidays are over and everyone is off their ass making back to making some comic books.  Something’s in the water or there just are some great project with a lot of heart and soul.  We have some bright new faces, an industry favorite and a successful project manager looking for repeated success.

Review: Thief of Thieves Vol. 1 – “I Quit.”

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Thief of Thieves is an interesting book before you even get around to reading it.  This is a comic where Robert Kirkman channels his TV writer’s room experience and acts like a showrunner.  The credits read Robert Kirkman – Story, Nick Spencer – Writer.  The copyright reads “Robert Kirkman, LLC.”  That copyright is all the more […]

Dark Horse to publish Legend of Korra art book

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Following the great success of their Avatar: The Last Airbender comics and the Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Art of the Animated Series art book, Dark Horse and Nickelodeon have come up with a no brainer: a new art book that has even MORE art from the Legend of Korra animated series.

Amanda Conner’s Variant Cover for X-Men #2

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Marvel’s solicitations for May are sneaking out, but the first thing that caught my attention – Amanda Conner providing art for Marvel, in the form of this variant cover for issue #2 of Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel‘s adjectiveless X-Men series. Whew! Long sentence. We get a look at all the team being all classy […]

Siegel and Shuster attorney to court: It’s over

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News reports are circulating that the Siegel and Shuster heirs have asked the lower court to dismiss DC’s copyright lawsuits. What actually happened is rather different.

Kickstarter alert: Benign Kingdom

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You have only a few hours to get the Spring 2013 series by Benign Kingdom and as it includes sketchbooks and posters by Emily Carroll, Tyson Hesse, Gigi D.G. and Phil McAndrew, you might want to do that. The project is long funded, but it ends today!

Must Read: The Literaries

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If you read only one think piece on comics by a great cartoonist today, you should read The Literaries by Eddie Campbell. The piece spins off of the current discussion on the place of EC comics which I mentioned the other day. Campbell’s response is specifically to Ng Suat Tong’s declaration that EC comics were mostly well-drawn pulp.

News and notes from all around 2/7/2013: Alonso, Walking Dead, JMS, Venture Bros.

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Some of the news that has been floating around this week.