TweetYou may recall that Lance Briggs, All-Pro outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is a big comics geek and even co-wrote a comic for Top Cow’s Pilot Season. It looks like Briggs isn’t the only comics geek on the Bears. Israel Idonije is a startign defensive lineman (which is to say he might line up at [...]
TweetThe Black Bat was a pulp detective hero that appeared in roughly 40 stories from 1939 to 1953. It came out roughly the same time as Batman and both creators claimed the other other was stealing from him, though they may have both been influenced by the same sources. The Black Bat, much like the [...]
Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder Have New Series, Unwritten Invades Fables and Other Vertigo Announcements
TweetThe big announcement at DC’s vertigo panel looks to be the announcement of new series from Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder, two Vertigo creator pulled over to the DCU side of things for the New 52 relaunch. Lemire had the surprise book of the relaunch in Animal Man. Snyder’s Batman has emerged as the DCU’s top gun and [...]
TweetFred Van Lente’s been getting some pretty good reviews (even from me) for his Archer & Armstrong title over at Valiant. Fred’s next move is to Dynamite for an as-yet unnamed zombie comic. No stranger to zombies, Fred was the guy who stepped in for Robert Kirkman on the Marvel Zombies series of mini-series.
TweetIf it’s a convention week, you can expect creative team change announcements. In their third such announcement of the day, DC reveals Paul Cornell has departed Demon Knights. His replacement is Robert Vendetti, best known for his recent work with Valiant on X-O Manowar and for his Surrogates series at Top Shelf (which was adapted for the [...]
TweetBatman is the premier franchise in today’s DC universe, with the flagship Batman title having overtaken Justice League in the sales column. Batman: The Dark Knight was conceived as an artist’s title, the original artist in question being David Finch. With Finch heading over to the new Justice League of America title (of which I’m certain we’ll hear more about at NYCC), [...]
TweetIn Dynamite’s latest announcement (and we might not be half through them yet), the publisher announces its latest signing, the DnA writing duo of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Their assignment: Battlestar Galactica. This would be the original 1978 version of Battlestar, or “Classic Battlestar Galactica” as Dynamite is calling it.
TweetThe Dresden Files comic book has had a couple of homes. Originally it was a Dabble Brothers comic. When the Dabble Brothers operation came unraveled, Dresden Files was one of the properties that moved over to Dynamite. The adaption of Storm Front (the first novel in the series) was completed at the title was dormant. Well, not any [...]
TweetTom Sniegoski has been away from comics for awhile. He started out writing Vampirella and other books for Harris (the previous Vampirella publisher), moved on to co-write Angel at Dark Horse with his frequent writing partner, Christopher Golden, and then he slid over into the world of prose. Of course, hitting the NY Times best [...]
TweetAndy Diggle is now the second creator announced to be taking part in Dynamite’s upcoming line of crime comics. Diggle isn’t exactly a stranger to crime comics. His Ratcatcher original graphic novel for the now-defunct Vertigo Crime line was a very enjoyable tale of FBI agents trying to uncover an assassin preying on the witness protection [...]
TweetMark Waid’s a pretty in-demand guy right now. He pulled an Eisner for his work on Daredevil over at Marvel. He’s also relaunching Hulk for Marvel. He’s doing his own work with Insufferable over at his Thrillbent website. He’s working on Steed and Mrs. Peel for Boom!. Oh, and now he’s going to be writing [...]
Tweet I’m not exactly sure what Action Lab is but I like PRINCELESS, which they publish, and I like their logo. So heck, I’ll run this PR. Effective October 1, 2012, Kevin Freeman has been named the new President of Action Lab Entertainment. He replaces Shawn Pryor, who has served as President since the publisher’s [...]
Tweet Brendan Wright has been upped to associate editor at Dark horse where he’ll work in various capacities on Conan, Creepy, Eerie, and Usagi Yojimbo and his own titles, MIND MGMT; Archie Archives; Jughead Archives; Tarzan Archives; Korak, Son of Tarzan Archives; The Curse of Dracula; Men of Steel; and several others. What does an [...]
Former Marvel and now DC editor Brian Smith tweeted the other day that he was moving on to go back to his freelance work. Which is a fairly normal occurrence. Except when not long ago, the one and only Rob Liefeld was tweeting that you were a horrible editor and had small appendages. And so Smith’s departure was the occasion for another Liefeld broadside: