Behold: Bartkira! An intriguing comics jam proposal

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Ryan Humphrey posted this fantastic Simpson/Akira mash up comic on his tumblr last night and it’s been picking up a healthy number of notes since. The comic (which you can see below) is really striking, mainly, I think, because of those splashes of colour against that rich cream background, in the sense of drama and dynamism Humphreys […]

REVIEW: The Private Eye #1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin

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The Private Eye #1 isn’t about a detective – it’s literally about people looking for privacy from the public gaze. Following a somewhat simplistic central conceit, Brian K Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente manage to create an interesting world for the first issue of their new digital-only series. The characters are a little slight, […]

Ulises Farinas is having an amazing art sale

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It’s a sad but all too common story: a freelancer with no insurance is injured and racks up a hefty medical bill.

In this case, it’s artist Ulises Farinas who sliced him thumb up good. Although he’s recovering fully, he needs to pay the bills and is
selling some amazing art:

It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman hits the stage this week

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Theater fans and Superman fans have some fun in store for them this week when the Encore production of It’s a Bird, It’s Plane…It’s Superman hits the stage with Edward Watts as Clark/Superman, Jenny Power as Lois Lane and Alli Mauzey as Sydney Carlton. Originally produced in 1966 with music and lyrics by Charles Strause and Lee Adams and book by David Newman and Robert Benton, it’s definitely a retro view of Superman — he’s dating Lois for one thing — but if you like the most iconic view of the Man of Steel, this fits the bill. Plus – show tunes.

You can buy Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s Comic NOW

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Mega surprise! Over at http://panelsyndicate.com you can now buy the first issue of Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s The Private Eye for any price you want. Much like the Louis CK or Radiohead model, the first issue is available to purchase “at a price of your choosing”. The first issue, coloured by Muntsa Vicente, is […]

When is a movie a graphic novel? David Goyer has the answer

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David Goyer, a Hollywood vet perhaps best known for co-writing Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, is going to direct a a new version of The Count of Monte Cristo which is billed as having “a graphic novel approach” in Michael Robert Johnson’s script. Now what does this mean? This experience [producing the Man of Steel Superman […]

Must read: Chuck Austen’s advice to Tokyopop creators: ‘Move on’

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With Toykopop hovering somewhere between somethingness and nothingness, one thing is certain: owner Stu Levy will never give the creators back their books as long as he might be able to leverage them in Hollywood. Fair enough; he paid the money and the creators signed those bad contracts. In case you came in late, back […]

INTERVIEW: 2000AD’s Mike Molcher on Spreading The Word of Tharg

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Mike Molcher is the PR Co-ordinator for Rebellion, meaning he is the man directly responsible for promoting their comics, 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. If you’ve noticed over the last few months that more people are talking about 2000AD, be it the recent ‘Trifecta’ storyline, or the ‘gay Judge Dredd’ teaser which got picked up […]

The British Comic Awards 2013 Nominations Kick Off – Get Your Choices In

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The nominations for this year’s British Comic Awards, held during November’s Thought Bubble Convention in Leeds, have been officially opened this week. In addition, the 10 people making up the selection committee have also been named (and, yes, shamed). This is an open nomination process, meaning anybody can submit their favourite comics of the year […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: February 2013

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Marvel Now rolls on into February. This month’s major events are the relaunch of UNCANNY X-MEN, the “Point One” prologue issue for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, the return of NOVA with Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness, and a new take on SECRET AVENGERS. More generally, the first wave of relaunched titles have now been around long enough that we’re starting to get a sense of which ones are already settling down, and which ones aren’t.

Though DC had the top selling book of the month – JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – Marvel still had the largest share of the North American direct market, leading DC by 38% to 33% in units and 35% to 29% in dollars.