TweetI’ve just been looking through the DC solicitations for November, but suddenly stopped in awe as I came across Harley Quinn #0. The first issue of Amanda Conner/Jimmy Palmiotti’s run with the character, issue #0 will be drawn by…
DC is in a weird place right now.
You can practically watch the publisher’s retail and talent relations take a nose-dive on the Internet. Just last week, retailers Brian Hibbs and Leo McGovern called DC out on its handling of a line-wide publishing stunt in August; a “head of DC Comics” was quoted as admitting that his target audience are “45-year-olds”; popular artist Kevin Maguire announced on Twitter that he’d been “just fired” from an upcoming DC title, asked for work — and was hired, lickety-split, by a gleeful Marvel editor in chief a few hours later; and the brave souls who read the actual comics that somehow still get made, published and sold in this environment conclude that everything kinda reads the same at DC.
Tweet Kevin Maguire is an artist who had several defining runs on comics over the years. Back in the late 80s he helped relaunch JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA with Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, a popular run that people still reference. I don’t mean to say his great work was all in the past…he’s continued […]
Tweet by Leo McGovern, Crescent City Comics Greetings and salutations, Beat-readers! My name is Leo McGovern and I manage a comic shop in New Orleans, Louisiana called Crescent City Comics–next month we’ll celebrate our fourth anniversary in our current Uptown location (we were out of business for a few years following Hurricane Katrina), near Tulane […]
Tweet This news has been buzzing around for a bit and was apparently a topic of some discussion at this weekend’s Boston Comic-Con, but now news releases and statements have been made. It’s a little complicated so we’re simplifying it a bit for non-merchants, but basically, DC has been heavily promoting their September Villains Month […]
Tweet Well. when he isn’t talking about how to deal with rejection, it turns out Evan Dorkin and partner Sarah Dyer have been writing some Metal Men shorts for DC Nation. This is a particularly nice circle to come full since year’s ago he had a Metal Men mini series stopped mid-stream. Dorkin also worked […]
TweetI know you are all sick of this comic book movie talk, but this seemed worthy of its own item. Word on the street is that for the upcoming Batman/Superman team-up movie, they are seeking an “older” Batman. According to numerous sources, this Wayne/Batman will be in his late 30s or around the 40 mark. […]
Tweet If the people who commissioned [Before Watchmen] really wanted to pay tribute to Watchmen,” perhaps they could have tried to reproduce the circumstances of its birth: giving gifted writers and artists the latitude to make something new and fresh in its tone and execution. Instead, they’ve saddled those creators with extending a groundbreaking work […]
ICv2 sits down with DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee and asks them sensible, hard questions. The whole thing is a must read, of course, and triangulates nicely with Diane Nelson’s interview in the Hollywood Reporter. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Some takeaways:
TweetIt’s been a while since I had a chance to properly crack into some reviews, so you’re getting a bit of an all-star lineup of books up on the slate this week. First up will be the very talked-about Young Avengers, the not-talked-about-enough Flash, and the talkative Quantum & Woody. I’d be interested to see […]
TweetAt the Diamond Retailers lunch, DC announced a major move to boost their non-superhero lines by making issues from Vertigo, Mad, and the kids line fully returnable. A similar move helped the New 52 catch hold as retailers were able to take a risk-free move on issues 2 and 3 of the relaunches. This time, […]
TweetDavid Gabriel announced a bunch of stuff, including Origins II, Deadpool vs Carnage, and saying “We have not forgotten” Miracleman. Also, more original graphic novels are coming—orders on the first one, by Warren Ellis and Mike McKone, have been greater than on Hawkeye. Titan ran through a list of its upcoming books with trailers. including […]
Tweet Last year DC Entertainment launched the non-profit charity “We Can Be Heroes” and devoted 2012 to raising awareness for the cause, and this year they have raised $285,000 through crowd funding and various events for the charity. A press conference to talk about the campaign was located across the street from the convention in […]
Tweet Just as Comic-Con kicked off, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson did an extremely rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter. You’ll want to pore over every word if you’re a DC Kreminlinologist, especially on the new hierarchy at Warner Bros—on new studio head Kevin Tsujihara “So now that I’m working solely for him, reporting to […]
Tweet While holding the line at $2.99 was a rallying cry for DC a few years ago, since then realities have been encroaching on comics pricing. DC’s stealth price hike is well under way and it’s much like when Marvel started hiking things to $3.99 several years back. New series are among those getting hiked, […]