DCWatch: The imprint of Dargaud to publish DC Comics in France in the New Year will be called Urban Comics. Here is their Facebook page….
IndiaWatch: The Times Of India celebrates the birthday of the recently late creator of an Indian comics industry;
A quiz show in Doordarshan had the participants answer question on tough Greek mythology but stutter for answering about simple Indian legends. That is when Anant Pai came up with an idea of captivating the minds with colourful comics worded in simple English so that the stories would be engraved in their minds forever.
Pai happened to be not only the editor of the comics but also the creator of many characters. Pai died of a heart attack early this year. It has certainly left a huge void in the circle of Indian comics. The Virgo man celebrating his birthday on September 17th may be no more but the online space is thick with fans pouring their wishes from all the corners of the country. A google doodle designed as a comic strip to aptly dedicate the day for Pai had many recollect the fond memories of growing up virtually with him.
StripWatch: Doonesbury steps up a notch.
Gendercrunchingwatch: DC and Marvel get gendercrunched by Tim Hanley. On August 24, DC had 9.4% female creators and Marvel had 8.5%. On August 31, DC got 9.5% out of its two new books, while Marvel broke the record for lowest week ever with 4.2%.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by CHRISCROSS
Cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As Massacre's bloody reign of murder continues and more heroes fall, Batwing closes in on this mad villain. But with his memories stirring, Batwing's dark past begins to emerge… At last, the truth of his past will come to light.
ACTION COMICS #4
Written by GRANT MORRISON and JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by RAGS MORALES, GENE HA, RICK BRYANT and MATT CAMP
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Is your mind prepared for an encounter with the deadly Terminauts? What awful master do they serve? What horrible fate awaits Superman and the city of Metropolis? The true scope of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' ACTION COMICS run begins to come into view, so get those sunglasses ready, 'cause it is gonna be blinding!
And in a backup story from writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Matt Camp that spins out of ACTION COMICS #2, John Henry Irons takes his first steps toward becoming the hero known as Steel!
Brian paints a poster-style Bond Girl and answers some nerd's questions.