Tuesday Runaround: "Think Of Us As Marvel 2.0"

Comics Publisher Valiant Sees Its Future on Film Tuesday Runaround: "Think Of Us As Marvel 2.0"

Investors have contributed modest amounts (millions but not tens of millions), which is enough to "comfortably" serve Valiant's current needs, Peter Cuneo said. The hunt for movie financing — $300 million to $400 million — will soon start, an endeavor that he predicted would be eased by Marvel's track record. "Investors like to be able to compare concepts to other concepts," he said. "With Valiant, we very much have a blueprint to follow, which is Marvel."

Parkerspace » The Disappearing Hulk

This week at San Diego's Comicon International there will be many book announcements, and now we'll finally get closure on where HULK, the book I was writing went.

ICv2 – Diamond Digital Launching July 23rd

Diamond Comic Distributors and iVerse Media will launch Diamond Digital, a new service allowing comic retailers to sell digital comics, on July 23rd.  Consumers will be able to buy digital comics either via digital redemption codes purchased in stores or directly from retailer Websites.  Comics will be downloadable and readable on mobile devices using a Digital Comics Readers app or on comic retailers' Websites.

The Hero Initiative — Roger Slifer

Roger Slifer, a comic book writer, editor and colorist, was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 23. He remains in a coma at a local hospital. Hero Initiative will be helping out with medical and financial assistance in the matter of Roger Slifer. We gladly accept all monetary donations.

'Batman' #11: First Look at New Comic! | Comic-Con 2012 | EW.com

EW exclusive! Check out two variant covers and the first four pages from the epic finale of "The Court of the Owls"! (Use your cursor as a magnifier for a closer look)

Who Will Shape the Future of Marvel NOW!? | Marvel Heroes | News | Marvel.com

Find out more about MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE, Friday July 13, at the Marvel Cup O' Joe panel, 3:15 PM PST, during Comic Con International 2012!

DC Women Kicking Ass – Lady Shiva is back in the New52

So I just asked Kyle Higgins about her and here's what he said:

Stan Lee's World of Heroes unveils full lineup | Hero Complex – movies, comics, fanboy fare – latimes.com

"I'm happy as hell that Marvel's doing so well, but I don't spend that much time thinking about it," Lee said during an interview at his office at POW! Entertainment. "The fun of what we do is that we're always moving ahead."

ICv2 – DC Execs on Comics at Mid-year

Again, we feel slightly inoculated in the sense that graphic novels is not a category where the percentage of ebook sales is anywhere near some of the higher performing categories for a multitude of reasons.  We still see very strong physical numbers out of the book store channel, and the advance numbers on those big books that we have coming don't show any weakness in that marketplace either from our perspective.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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