SportsWatch: Marvel and the NBA will launch a new line of clothing at the NBA All-Star game, teaming comics characters with NBA teams, including Spider-Man and the Knicks. Characters will appear dressed in NBA team colours. Looks like someone saw the Stan Lee NHL teamup and must have thought "sweet!"
GlutWatch: Are there just too many superhero movies?
Whether or not The Avengers stuns the world or whether Zach Snyder can actually make Superman cool again, I've had enough. I don't want to watch Spider-Man get bitten by a radioactive spider again, I don't care about Ryan Reynold's super-powered green jewellery and for god's sake Hollywood, who decided we as an audience wanted another Judge Dredd movie? He betrayed the law, we get it.
PotWatch: LA Mood Comics And Games sends comics to Marc Emery in jail to help set up a prison library.
In a late December letter to Mood, Emery said about 1,000 of the 1,050 inmates are Hispanic, with only about 10 Canadians in the facility he dubs a "concentration camp."
He said he has helped more than 100 of his non-English-speaking fellow inmates with their legal paperwork.
Emery complained the facility, converted from a "notorious" state prison to an institution for foreigners, contained "no books from the last decade (and) were from 10 to 40 years old."
So he solicited friends and supporters to send books, comics and magazines but the flood prompted prison officials to clamp down on him and restrict new books until he got rid of earlier ones he had received.
It's not a lot to go on, I know, but I didn't want to push any further, because the creators involved have likely been told not to say anything until IDW have made an official announcement for it. I'd expect some sort of official announcement from IDW soon.
Headline: Internet Piracy Boosts Anime Sales, Study Concludes. With American otaku already loading their own petards for a strong self-hoisting with the strength of all the self-righteous unformed opinion of a birther, one can hardly expect efforts at damage control to be of any effect. These people who hurt the anime/manga market outside Japan with fansubs and scanlations will see that they want to see, and think they do no wrong. The happily smug reaction that American Otaku (Clarissa at AWO, I'm looking at you) will feel in their misplaced vindication is no doubt to be so thick, that no light of fact or reason shall be able to cut through it, and thusly such illumination shall be felt by only a precious few (Daryl at AWO I'm looking at you). It is in the hopes that I can reach a special precious few who can further illuminate the true meaning of the RIETI report
Free Cap movie tie-in digital comic.
Doctor Who was the biggest winner at the SFX Awards which were announced this weekend. Other winners at the awards include Russell Tovey, Ashes to Ashes and Terry Pratchett. The winners of the awards were revealed at the SFX Weekender which was held over the past several days in London,.
Highlights include Rubies Green Lantern dress-up range, with the firm also previewing costumes from Hanna Barbera's classic Wacky Races. Half Moon Bay will be exhibiting an extended licensed range that includes DC Comics housewares such as cushions and blankets, as well as additions to its gift ranges, like travel card holders and in-car accessories. Vogue International, meanwhile, will be displaying housewares featuring Tom and Jerry, plus Batman: Brave and the Bold. Paper products partner Danilo has added The Vampire Diaries and the Green Lantern to its range, which already includes calendars for Harry Potter, Friends and Gossip Girl. GB eye will be debuting its new poster range for upcoming releases, Red Riding Hood and Sucker Punch.<br />
Pyramid also has a licence for Sucker Punch, while Zeon will be taking a new range of watches, watch gift sets and bags featuring classic DC Batman and Brave and the Bold to the show.
Amazing Wally Wood collection.
I first interviewed Al Columbia nearly 4 years ago. Since that time, he has released Pim and Francie: The Golden Bear Days. A collection of work that probably consists of more printed work than all his previous work put together. We get pretty in-depth in this interview, clocking in at 2 hours of conversation. We cover a lot of ground and I feel like we could probably have another dozen conversations like this, and still have lots to talk about. Thanks to Al for allowing such a frank and revealing interview.
"We've had pretty good luck with Hastings over the last 12 months or so. I suspect Borders is probably still #3 for us, but Hastings has been making some pretty steady moves. "
COMIC book writer Mark Millar was forced to put his superhero film on hold due to Scotland's gloomy weather.
Already attached, or in talks, are Domiziano Archangili (Brüno, Lloyd Kaufman (Hatchet 2, Tromeo and Juliet), Al Snow (WWE wrestler), Barry Ratcliff (Witches of Oz 3D), George Perez (award-winning writer/illustrator of DC's Wonder Woman and Teen Titans comics and Marvel's Avengers), and Tara Cardinal (Casino Royale, Legend of the Red Reaper, Song of the Shattered).
A lot of the fun of Robot Lois is how unfazed she is by the situations Lex brings her into. It's clear that no matter what the predicament, she's able to come back from it.