Dan Trachtenberg Hired to Direct Y: The Last Man

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Celebrate and/or worry, as it looks like there is finally some more forward movement on New Line Cinema’s long-awaited adaptation of Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man. Deadline are today reporting that Dan Trachtenberg has been hired as the director for the film.

Shelly Bond promoted to Executive Editor of Vertigo; Dennis and Doyle upped

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As expected, following the departure of Vertigo founder Karen Berger, remaining editors Shelly Bond, Will Dennis and Mark Doyle have been promoted, with Bond ascending to Executive Editor. After nearly 20 years at the imprint,  its safe to say no one knows Vertigo better than Bond. Despite all the eulogies over Vertigo when Berger left, […]

Michael Alan Nelson Taking Over Ravengers

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Aside from the next round of cancellations (which wasn’t a total surprise), there was only one piece of new business in DC’s January solicitations: Michael Alan Nelson is the new writer on Ravegers.

David Goyer Returning to DC For “Event” Series With Geoff Johns

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David Goyer’s been off making movies and TV lately.  He used to write comics, JSA with James Robinson and Geoff Johns.  On the film/TV side, he’s been involved with the Nolan Batman trilogy, the Ghost Rider films and Blade the Series. Incidentally, Blade was a project with Geoff Johns.  And it sounds like he’s getting ready […]

Rick Remender Returns to Creator-Owned Science Fiction With “Devolution”

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Rick Remender is getting a lot of press these days for his part in the Marvel Now! relaunch with Uncanny Avengers and Captain America.  That’s not the only thing he’s up to, however.  Remender has a long history of doing creator-owned science fiction and horror.  Titles like Fear Agent and Sea of Red.  Remender is launching another project in his old […]

Cup o’ Joe Announces Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova

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Three book announcements at the Cup O’ Joe Panel at NYCC: Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova and Punisher: Nightmare.  No huge surprises, there (Punisher: Nightmare was originally talked about in 2009).

Justice League Panel – Pelletier on Aquaman, a Milestone Meeting (?), The Question is Back

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Looks like “Throne of Atlantis” will be continuing through both Justice League and Aquaman for a few issues.  It was also announced that  Paul Pelletier will be the new Aquaman penciller.  And yes, the “Trench” creatures are back from the opening arc of Aquaman.

THUNDER Agents, Dr Who event, GI Joe Relaunch at IDW

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By LTZ The new York comic Con IDW panel saw a number of announcements, including the news that THUNDER Agents would be relocating to IDW in early 2013, along with a rrlaunch of GI Joe helmed By Fred van Lente. Present for the panel were IDW marketing VP Dirk wood, President Greg Goldstein, Dr Who […]

Trouble is no picnic as the world gets back to work

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Hooray, it’s Monday! Back to work and the real world, y’all! To celebrate, let’s analyze the adventures of Captain Triumph as seen on the cover to Crack Comics #60 c. 1949. Captain Triumph thought that stopping a lynching would be a picnic, but he discovered this was not the case. A lynching is a violent […]

Hershman joins Dark Horse

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Dark Horse has hired former Borders graphic novel buyer Micha Hershman as their new Director of Marketing. According to PR: In his 13 year tenure, Hershman has developed an extensive professional experience with comics, graphic novels, science fiction, horror and related merchandise. After handling the buyer duties for the chain’s rapidly growing graphic novel section, […]

Baby news, comings and goings

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§ Congrats to Ron Perazza, VP of Creative Services at DC, and Linda Lee, Director, Book Publishing at Nickelodeon, on the birth of Hudson Lee Perazza. § All-around good guy Kiel Phegley has been named News Editor of Comic Book Resources. As for what that means, well…I’m still trying to figure that out. I’ve been […]

Marc Bernardin leaves EW

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As reported in a Twitter posting, Marc Bernardin was among those let go at Entertaiment Weekly yesterday, part of a general bloodbath at Time Inc. this week — as many as 500 employees are expected to be let go. Bernardin, who received the news while on vacation, tweeted: Ladies and gentlemen, my 15-yr tenure at […]

Personnel news: Wood, Fingeroth

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§ Dirk Wood has been appointed to the position of Director of Communications for Dark Horse. In his new role, Wood will continue to coordinate all trade-show efforts for Dark Horse, as well as key presentations that the company makes externally. He will continue to serve as the primary contact for all direct-market retailers, as […]

Meet Diane Nelson! – UPDATE

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UPDATE: This interview with Nelson by Sharon Waxman at The Wrap addresses a few of those pressing issues and establishes that Nelson is not a comics fan “by nature.” So: a girl running a comic book operation? Isn’t this a young, male-centric market?I prefer to be known as an executive rather than a girl. It’s […]

Levitz leaves ‘One of the Best Jobs on the Planet’

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As this week’s DC bombshell sent ripples throughout the Multiverse, most people were taking time to talk about the contributions of Paul Levitz to the comics — as a medium and as an industry, Levitz’s handiwork has created or nurtured much of the infrastructure we live with daily. It’s a huge legacy. A few reactions. […]

Two excellent views of Paul Levitz

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Marv Wolfman recalls his friend of nearly 40 years: If you are into comics, you already know Paul Levitz is stepping down from his position as President and Publisher of DC Comics. I’ve known Paul since he was 13 and consider him one of my closest and dearest friends. For years now, Paul has talked […]