All posts tagged comics

→ Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Tips for Writing Comics

I am posting this for two reasons:

  1. Because this is a list of really good tips for aspiring comic writers.

  2. Because Ultimate Comics, where she gave this talk, is my local shop and I want to give them a plug.

→ This Christmas, Darwyn Cooke Takes Parker to SLAYGROUND

I have no doubt that this will be awesome.

For those of us who cannot make it to San Diego Comic-Con…

A couple of the best photo galleries from the first day of the show:

→ Geoff Johns Explains Trinity War

Personally, I am not very interested in Trinity War, but:

  1. This was a really cool video

  2. I am slightly more interested than I was before I watched it.

→ Kramer will no longer profit from Dragon Con convention

A good summary from Bo Emerson at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of the entire saga surrounding Edward Kramer, Dragon*Con, the claims against Kramer for child molestation, and the calls to boycott the convention as a result.

→ Kickstarter for Josh Ulrich’s Awesome Jackie Rose Comic

I’m a huge fan of this comic. Unsurprisingly, I am a backer of this kickstarter and I am really hoping it gets funded.

→ More on Image Comics’ DRM-Free Digital Comics Storefront – Comic Book Resources

“Our theory on digital has been that it’s not going to hurt print sales,” [Director of Business Development Ron] Richards said, addressing the former. “Digital will just emerge as another channel that has the potential to reach a different audience. Image has been doing digital since ’09, so there’s a few years of data now, and we’re seeing growth in the direct market, growth in the book market and growth in the digital market. Now, if there was growth in our digital market but decline in the direct market, then you could maybe posit that there was cannibalization happening. But there’s growth in both.”

Digital comics increasing comic publisher profits but not cannibalizing print sales is exactly what people1 said would happen if publishers would fully embrace digital comics. I am glad Image is taking such a bold step forward.

  1. Well, people other than owners of comics shops. 

→ Ifanboy’s “Sif: Where Do I Start?”

I wish that this had come up before the book was cancelled.

→ An Even Longer Look at ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’!

My only fear for this show is that I have my expectations set way, way to high. Insanely good trailers like this are not going to help that problem.

→ NBC Passes on The Sixth Gun

Major bummer. I was loved the casting for this show. Apparently, Oni Press still thinks there is an outside chance we’ll see the show somewhere. I am not holding my breath.

→ What’s Wrong With You? Apple, SAGA #12, and Yet Another Witch Hunt

The best thing to come out of the whole Saga Issue #12 fiasco is this column by John Flanagan. Seriously, give it a read.

→ Marvel Free No. 1s Promotion Returns

The key is that you now have to preregister over at a special promo page on or before April 9th and then they will email you when you can actually redeem the issues. I would assume this will allow them to better predict server and bandwidth requirements for the promotion.

→ Jason Snell with a Primer on Reading Comics on the iPad

The next time that someone asks me how they can get started reading digital comics on his or her iPad, I am going to just point them at this article and Callum’s How to Start Reading Comics page.

→ Zoe Saldana in Talks to play Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

Now, if they cast anyone else, it will be a major disappointment.

→ Gutters Makes Fun of Marvel’s Influx of “New” IP

I can never get enough of the Kool-Aid man. Oh yeah.

→ Chris Cooper Cast as Norman Osborn In Amazing Spider-Man Sequel

Can you ever go wrong with Chris Cooper as your movie’s villain?

→ Jeffrey Brown’s Vader’s Little Princess

I have already pre-ordered.

→ Mike Maihack’s Batgirl vs Harley Quinn

Speaking of great art, here’s Mike Maihack’s Batgirl v. Harley Quinn.1

  1. Though, if I commissioned it, I would want Harley to get the upper hand. 

→ Supergirl by Chris Samnee

A beautiful sketch from Chris Samnee.

→ IFanboy’s Pick of the Week – Green Arrow #17

The success of the Arrow tv show pushed DC into putting Jeff Lemire, one of its best upcoming writers, on the book. Throw in stellar artist Andrea Sorrentino and you have a top notch reboot of a character that is getting a lot of buzz recently. Well done DC.