SDCC 2014: Watchtower Tuesday: Preview of Preview Night

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This is shaping up to be an epic San Diego, as the media blitz begins weeks before the actual Comic Carnival begins. Who will win the battle for Hall H?  Marvel Studios or DC Entertainment? 

31 Days of Halloween SE: The Sandman is back today in SANDMAN OVERTURE #1

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He’s back. And he’s being written by his rightful author. The Sandman, one of the most beloved and groundbreaking characters in comics history, the moody member of the Endless who made it safe to be a goth in comics and secured Neil Gaiman as one of the greatest living mythmakers, is returning in a 25th Anniversary […]

Keep your chin up, Jim Lee got lots of rejection, too

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Marvel historian Sean Howe has collected a bunch of Jim Lee’s instagrams of rejection letters from the ’80s, including this one from Eliot R. Brown. Although the curt advice “come back when you are consistent and can draw hands” seems harsh it’s just the truth. (One can only speculate on what Rob Liefeld’s rejection was…but […]

Help Jim Lee put his kids through college by buying Jack Kirby’s ARGO art

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Well that’s the short hand version. Basically, back in the 90s, Jim Lee bought two piece of Jack Kirby art. At the time everyone was unaware of the backstory as to how they were created: as told in fictionalized form in the Best-Picture winning film Argo, Kirby had created the concept art for a film […]

SDCC13: Watchtower: Mainstream Media Edition

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Well, once again, we are repainting the kitchen to hide the stains we couldn’t clean, the comics cellar is being refiled, the liquor bottles refilled, and the linens have been burnt, per EPA regulations.  (And the capuchin monkeys have been bribed with money directly wired to their E*Trade account.)  The Beatrix shall return shortly from […]

SDCC’13: How to Break into DC Comics

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By David Nieves A gathering of some of DC Comics top talent took place in room 6DE to kick off Comic-Con Friday. In what has to be one of the funniest panels of SDCC these creators gathered to tell embarrassing stories and share insights on their journey to comic book stardom. The company known for […]

SDCC ’13: DC Entertainment and Kia Motors Press Conference

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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 the […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Ann Nocenti and Jim Lee Enthuse about Comics

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On March 30th, WonderCon attendees got treated to a bonus feature in a Spotlight panel with Ann Nocenti, Jim Lee acting as her interviewer. The two had so much shared history that they reminisced about the “good old days” at Marvel as well as plunging into the current artwork that most impresses them on their […]

Last Minute to dos: FEYNMAN at College Park.; Lee & Johns @ Midtown

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Oops, these events came in the emailbox a bit late but still deserve some attention. Wonder if anyone will show up to that Midtown signing?