Monday Morning Runaround – That Is Not Spock

HIGHLY ILLOGICAL

The comic convention where you pay $100 minimum to see Leonard Nimoy on Skype and get a pre-signed autograph

I'M NOT SURE WHAT SPORT IT IS BUT THEY SURE LOOK PRETTY

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Las Vegas Wranglers get all webbed up.

The Wranglers will be dressed as your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man Saturday, March 1, versus the Idaho Steelheads, after which the game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting Children's Hospital of Nevada at UMC. Jerseys will also be available in the team shop.

But wait! There's more! Spider-man himself will be in attendance, "live and in costume in the concourse during the game." They got Spider-man!

ARCHIE GETS A NEW CREATIVE BOSS

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The New York Times reports that the new Creative Officer for Archie comics is playwright and comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Mr. Aguirre-Sacasa who has written for film and television (and the Fantastic Four) will be working closely with the Archie team in New York to best integrate Archie into other forms of media.

"Educating the film and television community about Archie and its properties" is a big part of the job, said Mr. Aguirre-Sacasa, who is primarily based in Los Angeles. Besides Archie and the gang, there are Josie and her band mates, the Red Circle line of superheroes, Sabrina the teenage witch and others. "If there's something you want, we probably have it," he said.

BRINGING BACK CHARLTON ONE MORE TIME

The Miami Herald looks at attempts by online fans to revive the memory of Charlton Comics on Facebook – which has attracted a number of veteran writers and artists interested in reviving the name.

The result was "Charlton Arrow," a 44-page comic book to be published in March, featuring new artwork and stories from creators like Kupperberg.

"We were able to discuss the original stories we read as a child," Clancy said. "It touched these original creators; it was their idea to re-launch this whole venture."

MORNINGSTAR RUNAROUND

Steve Orlando talks about bringing back Morningstar…

PRO SPORTS

Here are the results of the weekend's ComicsPRO elections,

Thomas Gaul of Corner Store Comics and Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim, Calif., has been re-elected president of the board of directors of ComicsPRO, the national comic-book retailer organization.   The election results were announced at the annual membership meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Ga.

Gary Dills Jr. of Laughing Ogre of Ohio and Virginia was re-elected to the board, and Peter Dolan, of Main Street Comics in Middletown, N.Y., was elected to an open position.

THE EX-PAT PAT DOWN

The Observer reviews Just So Happens by Fumio Obata,

Fumio Obata is a Japanese exile himself – he came to Britain in 1991 to study illustration at Glasgow School of Art and never left – and perhaps this is one reason why his fantastic graphic novel Just So Happens feels so richly intimate; he knows all about the conflict of belonging. But it's clear, too, that he is a talent to watch. I like his elegant, understated drawings, which hint at the manga stories he must have read as a boy. Bullet trains, Shinto temples, shopping malls, sushi restaurants: he does them all beautifully.

 

Thanks to assist from Macey Lavoie.

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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