Gift Guide: Diamond’s Holiday catalog is online and here are some picks

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Diamond’s annual gift guide is out and you can pick it up at your friendly retailer, or peruse it online, above, and see what be suitable for finding under the Christmas tree, bearing in mind the essential ratio of Christmas: two for you, one for me.

Heirs of Joe Shuster lose appeal

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling giving WB the copyright to Superman and setting aside a 1998 copyright termination notice filed by the heirs of Joe Shuster. The court agreed that a complex 1992 agreement gave WB the rights to Superman in exchange for a lifetime compensation. The ruling […]

The Dynamite Interviews: Brandon Jerwa Interviews Fred Van Lente

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Dynamite have been conducting creator-on-creator interviews over the last few weeks, sending out the transcripts to various websites – ComicVine, Bleeding Cool, and so on. And here’s an interview between Vampirella writer Brandon Jerwa and The Mocking Dead’s Fred Van Lente – but what is The Mocking Dead, exactly?

Great moments in comics marketing 2013

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The other day I was prepping for a talk on marketing at an NYU publishing class, and reached out to the Twitosphere to ask what were “the notable comics marketing success stories over the last year” and the Twitosphere responded with a bunch of smart and savvy suggestions:

Nice Art: CP WIlson III’s Wraith Covers

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Sometimes you get in a piece of art that needs to be shared asap. Like this, @cpwilsoniii's amazing Wraith 5 cover. pic.twitter.com/Yv5EBuzQqu — Chris Ryall (@chris_ryall) November 21, 2013 In this case I must totally agree with IDW e-i-c- Chris Ryall here. Wilson is perhaps best known for Th3rd World Studios The Stuff of Legend, […]

Valiant Hide Golden Tickets Inside Unity #1

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In a move I SWEAR I’ve seen before somewhere but can’t quite put my finger on, Valiant have just revealed that they’ve hidden golden tickets inside five copies of Unity #1. The tickets, if found, will win the owners tickets to New York Comic-Con 2014.

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “A Crisis of Perception”

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Maggie Thompson’s Comics Auction Begins Today

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THE comics critic Maggie Thompson will be spending the next few months putting much of her comics collection up for auction online, a collection which includes first issues of Avengers, The Hulk, and a whole host of other startling items. As one of the pre-eminent comics critics out there, you won’t be surprised to learn […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/21/13: We must all go to Columbus now

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§ Bill Kartalopoulos went to the The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum opening and he thought it was pretty awesome. Another major holding is the International Museum of Comic Art Collection, a large and diverse body of comics artwork and related materials in multiple formats and genres originally collected by Mort Walker for his […]