EVP John Rood leaving DC Entertainment as sales and marketing reorganize


Executive vp of sales and marketing and business development John Rood is leaving DC Entertainment, a DC spokesperson has confirmed. Rood’s position is being eliminated as the sales and marketing departments get a shuffle. Marketing, interactive marketing and publicity will go under Amit Desai, who is currently senior vice president of franchise management. Desai will […]

Comic of the Week: My So-Called Secret Identity


One fiercely intelligent young woman, one city in which superheroes and villains are the norm, and one comic in which diversity is as natural as the real world, with one kickass female hero to cheer for. And now, in print!

Hickman and Brevoort disagree over nature of “jumping on” point


In an interview at CBR, star scripter Jonathan Hickman and executive editor Tom Brevoort argued a bit over whether Avengers #24.NOW was really a good “jumping on point’ for new readers, as the “.NOW” issues have been billed: Jonathan Hickman: It’sa terrible jumping on point. I don’t think I’ve written an issue 20something of anything […]

Tonight to do: Jesse Reklaw at Desert Island


Jesse Reklew will be signing COUCH TAG at 7 at Desert Island in Brooklyn tonight. As I think I mentioned only a few posts ago, this is an autobiographical comic done right, sardonic and pointed. The short story “13 Cats of My Childhood” is porbably one of my top ten favorite comics shor stories of […]

Tonight to do: Kim Deitch opening at Scott Eder Gallery


Underground and alt comix legend Kim Deitch will have an art show at teh Scott Eder Gallery in Dumbo tonight.

Webcomic alert: The Secret Room by Ehud Lavski


Ehud Lavski is a sometime cartoonist and screenwriter, and he has a bunch of often clever comics posted on his tumblr. His latest is called The Secret Room and it quickly racked up 100K views on Reddit if you go by that thing. It involves a couple who find a secret room in their apartment. […]

Must read: Ryan Estrada on making and selling ebooks


Webcartoonist Ryan Estrada (Plagued, Aki Alliance) has a tutorial complete with widget on how to make an ebook out of a webcomic, and then how to sell it. It really is about as simple as falling off a log, and there is no downside: So your comic is free online. Why would anyone want to […]

Studio Coffee Run: THE FIFTH BEATLE and X-MEN APOCALYPSE are getting movies


To the surprise of no one who was paying attention, THE FIFTH BEATLE by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker is being made into a movie. Payton Reed (The Break-Up and Bring It ON) will direct. While many claim to be the Fifth Beatle, this one is about manager Brian Epstein, who managed […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: Bah, Hembeck!


Before there was tumblr and social media and blogs and places to put out fan comics anywhere you liked in every media known, there was Fred Hembeck, whose spiral-kneed superheroes were always good for a laugh. Hembeck makes an appearance at 13th Dimension with a SUPER-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL in which he discusses comics gifts of […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/6/13: Lonely Superman


§ The DC Comics blog actually marshals the evidence for why Superman is lonely: building robot friends, putting a cape on his dog, that kind of thing. § I stayed the hell away from that Sound of Music thing last night. WHY. § And yet I’m intrigued by the first picture of Quvenzhané Wallis as […]