Batman Eternal Vs. Futures End, DC’s Two Very Different Weekly Comics

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Batman Eternal Vs. Futures End, DC’s Two Very Different Weekly Comicshttp://ift.tt/1mDA9Yj Tweet You probably already know that DC has made weekly comics a big part of their strategy as they wind down their time in NYC and move to Beautiful Downtown Burbank.  Two of the three series have already launched: Batman Eternal and The New 52: Futures […]

Comic Cons business update: $3 billion economy? Wizard convention profits up 188%

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Comic Cons business update: $3 billion economy? Wizard convention profits up 188%http://ift.tt/1uBmqac Tweet A couple of things floating around out there that quantify the rise in comic book convention profits. Rob Salkowitz quantifies some very interesting research by Eventbrite and guesses that comic book theme events could be as much as a $3 billion business, […]

Comics Unmasked: a watershed for comics in Britain

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Comics Unmasked: a watershed for comics in Britainhttp://ift.tt/1s3CWM1 Tweet If there was ever a reason to go to England, as if more than real mushy peas was needed, this summer’s “Comic Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK” exhibition at the British Library is the one. Not only is it the biggest exhibit of British […]

INTERVIEW: Mariko and Jillian Tamaki on ‘This One Summer’

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INTERVIEW: Mariko and Jillian Tamaki on ‘This One Summer’http://ift.tt/1jeiiZj Tweet As Summer 2014 starts to break onto the horizon, one of the first big launches of 2014 sees Mariko and Jillian Tamaki working together for a new graphic novel, This One Summer, published this week through First Second. A story of two girls, Rose and […]

Marvel goes crowd sourced for contents of it’s 75th Anniversary onmibus

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Marvel goes crowd sourced for contents of it’s 75th Anniversary onmibushttp://ift.tt/1jeih7y Tweet Marvel it celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year, using Timely dating, and part of the celebration involves a 1200 pages omnibus collecting the best Marvel comics from those 75 years. and to chose at lease some of the contents, they are turning to […]

Batman Eternal Vs. Futures End, DC’s Two Very Different Weekly Comics

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You probably already know that DC has made weekly comics a big part of their strategy as they wind down their time in NYC and move to Beautiful Downtown Burbank.  Two of the three series have already launched: Batman Eternal and The New 52: Futures End.  The two titles couldn’t be more different and it’s time we […]

Avi Arad fights back about his Marvel legacy—but let’s go to the videotape

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Avi Arad fights back about his Marvel legacy—but let’s go to the videotapehttp://ift.tt/1skU41D Tweet #486704581 / gettyimages.com A few weeks ago we alluded to this glowing profile of Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige in Businessweek, which, while semi-revealing, was also semi-revering. Clearly, Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the most successful movie concepts of […]

Comic Cons business update: $3 billion economy? Wizard convention profits up 188%

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A couple of things floating around out there that quantify the rise in comic book convention profits. Rob Salkowitz quantifies some very interesting research by Eventbrite and guesses that comic book theme events could be as much as a $3 billion business, a number that dwarfs the $600-700 million usually given for the comic book industry itself. Attendance is up about 20% every year, while some profits are up by triple digits. While all pop culture events are up, comic book events are up the most, even more than video game and other industries:

Everything you always wanted to know about Gwen Stacy (SPOILERS!!!)

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Everything you always wanted to know about Gwen Stacy (SPOILERS!!!)http://ift.tt/1imj0Tj Tweet Amazing Spider-Man is definitely a hit—$91.6 million opening weekend—but the questions are just beginning. As are the spoilers just in case you DO NOT KNOW THE CENTRAL CANON OF SPIDER-MAN LORE. Look away, look away if you haven’t seen the movie or read the […]

Comics Unmasked: a watershed for comics in Britain

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If there was ever a reason to go to England, as if more than real mushy peas was needed, this summer’s “Comic Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK” exhibition at the British Library is the one. Not only is it the biggest exhibit of British comics yet, it is by far the most official, and will be, I daresay, the most influential. Curated by Paul Gravett, along with John Harris Dunning, this is no mere “Oh look comics are cool!” exhibit, but a bracing investigation of the often transgressive gutter nature of comics in a specific culture. Since there is little chance I’ll be able to go see it for myself before it closes on August 19th, James Bacon’s photo heavy walk-through will have to do.

INTERVIEW: Mariko and Jillian Tamaki on ‘This One Summer’

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As Summer 2014 starts to break onto the horizon, one of the first big launches of the year sees Mariko and Jillian Tamaki working together for a new graphic novel, This One Summer, published this week through First Second. A story of two girls, Rose and Windy, This One Summer is a tale of growing […]

Marvel goes crowd sourced for contents of it’s 75th Anniversary onmibus

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Marvel it celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year, using Timely dating, and part of the celebration involves a 1200 pages omnibus collecting the best Marvel comics from those 75 years. and to chose at lease some of the contents, they are turning to YOU. You can send your choices for what should be in the […]

Avi Arad fights back about his Marvel legacy—but let’s go to the videotape

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A few weeks ago we alluded to this glowing profile of Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige in Businessweek, which, while semi-revealing, was also semi-revering. Clearly, Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the most successful movie concepts of the 21st century, but I’m sure he puts his Hulk hands on one mitt at a time.

Well, one person who did not like this profile was Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad, who penned an angry letter to the writer of the piece. The bit that Arad specifically took issue with is the claim that Arad quit Marvel Studios over his disagreement with Marvel’s $535 million dollar credit line with Merill Lynch to make movies, the deal that set the stage for the MCU as we know it.

Everything you always wanted to know about Gwen Stacy (SPOILERS!!!)

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Amazing Spider-Man is definitely a hit—$91.6 million opening weekend—but the questions are just beginning. As are the spoilers just in case you DO NOT KNOW THE CENTRAL CANON OF SPIDER-MAN LORE. Look away, look away if you haven’t seen the movie or read the comics. If you have…you may proceed.