Is Diamond Selling Digital Comics For DC?

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TweetIs Diamond going to be selling DC’s digital comics?  It certainly looks that way.  As you may recall, Diamond entered into a new digital partnership with Trajectory in May.  Here’s a bit from the Publisher’s Weekly piece on it: Jim Bryant, CEO of Trajectory, said the new deal reflects “a significant amount of demand around […]

The Big Read: Spending the Fourth of July Weekend Catching Up On Comics

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TweetI work in the book publishing industry, and I’ve made many contacts as a comics evangelist.  Thus, between the review copies which flow into my office building everyday and the digital copies available online, I could spend 24/7/366 reading comics.

Library Con!: Artist Alley at ALA-Vegas!

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Tweet The annual conference of the American Library Association kicks into high gear today (It’s been running since Thursday!), with the first full day of the exhibition hall being open. Like BookExpo America, publishers are displaying their new titles, and scheduling authors to sign books!  Gene Yang signed his new book from First Second last […]

Library Con!: All the Comics Programming at ALA-Vegas! Now With Stan Lee!

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Tweet Every Winter, the American Library Association holds a conference in an arctic clime (Philadelphia, Boston) where awards are announced and some networking and training is held.   In the Summer, it’s usually someplace sweltering (although DC in June is not that bad).  Last year, it was held in Chicago.  This year, Vegas. [1]

Trick-or-Treat! Diamond Reveals Halloween ComicFest Titles!

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TweetYes, Summer officially started last Friday.  You’re probably haven’t even done your grocery shopping for the Fourth of July cookout!  Or started packing for San Diego! But for retailers and publishers, they think months in advance!  Comics shipping in October must be ordered in August.  Publishers usually try to think six months in advance! So […]

Happy 80th Birthday, Donald Fauntleroy Duck!

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TweetToday marks the official 80th birthday of Donald Duck! First appearing in 1934, Donald Duck quickly became one of the marquee stars of the Disney Studio system, rivaling Mickey Mouse in popularity!

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 2

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TweetHere’s the second part of my interview with Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first part can be found here, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. PÓM: Did you go to many SF cons? SM: Only two or three, I think … at least, that’s all I remember! They were […]

Electricomics: Alan Moore Reinvents Comics. Again.

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Tweet Alan Moore, Writer, along with Leah Moore, Editor Anything that has the tagline ‘Not so much pushing the envelope of comicbook storytelling as folding it up to make a nice hat‘ just shouts Alan Moore, doesn’t it? But there’s no point my trying to tell you what it’s all about where there’s a handy […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 1

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TweetOn the 26th of August 2013 I started doing a very long biographical interview with Steve Moore (as mentioned in my earlier post, Steve Moore 1949 – 2014: A Personal Appreciation). The plan was that it would take as long as it would take, and then we’d spend a bit more time fiddling about with […]

First look at Rose McIver in iZombie

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Tweet This future CW show will be appearing as a mid-season replacement so ther’es a ways to go. But in the menatime, here’s Rose McIver in the title roll of iZombie, based on the Chris Roberson Mike Allred comic. Hopefully there will be mroe Allred-ian touches to come.

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

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TweetYou 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 […]

FCBD 2104: Read It or Leave It? Part Three

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TweetAnd here are the final 24 (of 60) Free Comic Book Day titles!

FCBD 2014: Read It or Leave It? Part Two

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TweetThe first half of the 2014 Silver Books (45 48 titles)! Some were a bit hard to score (thanks to JHU Comics for offering ALL 60 titles!  Four comics per customer.), but we preserved, trekking all over midtown!

C2E2014: Day Two: Saturday

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TweetSo my goal today, after a scant five hours of sleep, was to stroll Artist Alley and find some cool stuff. Oh, and attend Jimmy Palmiotti’s panel.  More on that below…

C2E2014: “I’m Batman” Pop Quiz!

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TweetOh no!  Batman’s dastardly diabolical villains have stolen the creator credits from DC’s Batman75 standee display at C2E2 in Chicago! Can you identify the creator(s) who created each iconic portrait of the Caped Crusader before the show closes on Sunday, guaranteeing each gets the credit they deserve for making Batman such an iconic figure for […]

Lion Forge Comics forges ahead into 2014

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TweetNew comics company, Lionforge, showed off an intriguing selection of licensed and original comics at Wondercon last weekend.