Thursday Runaround – Contastic Weekend Ahead

ConWatch: The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival runs  from 10 am to 4 pm this Saturday at the Clark County Library.

ConWatch2: Whereas Bakersfield Comic-Con takes place on Sunday 10am to 4.30pm at the DoubleTree Hotel.

ConWatch3: But on Saturday and Sunday in Morrisville, there's a rather larger affair at the North Carolina Comicon with Howard Chaykin, Arthur Suydam,Steve Niles, Mike Perkins, Janet Lee, Scott Wegener, Brian Clevenger, Jeremy Bastian. Skottie Young,  David Lafuente, Tommy Lee Edwards – the latter two talking about their new Jonathan Ross comics, Golden Age and Home-Run. Do let me know if you're planning to go…

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WomenWatch: CNN asks about the perception of female comic book readers in the industry, talking to Brian Jacoby of Secret Headquarters Comics and Games.

That gave Jacoby an idea. In September, he threw a "Unicorn Party" at his shop to bring female geeks together and show the world that they are not mythological creatures. The place was packed with largely female customers, including some parents who brought their little girls.

Thursday Runaround – Contastic Weekend AheadPresentsWatch: Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce a brand new three-part story from Steve Horton (DC Holiday Special, Superman 80-Page Giant) and Michael Dialynas (Popgun, Trinkets) appearing in Dark Horse Presents #9 – Amala's Blade.

"Amala was once chosen as a child to be the spiritual leader for her country, to unite the Purifiers and Modifiers and prevent war. She fled into the night. Twenty years of war later, she makes a living as an assassin, but her past is ever ready to catch up to her. Aboard a massive pirate ship, Amala stalks the fearsome pirate captain Cha'Kooh … but the voices in her head, manifesting as ghosts, keep getting in the way!"

ToyWatch: Mattel has renewed their toy licence with DC Comics for another five years.

"Under the terms of the deal, Mattel has unprecedented access to the complete DC Comics vault of characters, which includes over a thousand Super Heroes and Super Villains, such as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Joker. The agreement also includes characters such as The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam!, Green Arrow and Hawkman…

"As part of the ongoing relationship, Mattel will develop toy ranges for Warner's upcoming films – the Dark Knight Rises on July 20th, 2012 and Man of Steel on June 14th, 2013, Man of Steel..

"Future television-based collaborations include Warner Bros Animation's series, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, along with ongoing product support for Young Justice…

"Mattel is now expanding this further with the addition of the new Little People product line that features DC Comics characters…

"In 2012, Mattel will partner with Diamond Comic Distributors to help extend its presence globally with exclusive European distribution rights for the DC Comics 6" action figure line."

SpiderMenaceWatch: The Consumerist notes just how many robberies re taking place with people wearing Spider-Man masks and notices a trend…

According to WQAD, the latest Spider-Man robbery took place at an Illinois gas station on Halloween, when two masked assailants stole cash from a register. Just as in a recent attempted robbery in North Carolina, one of the Illinois robbers was a sword-wielding Spider-Man imposter.

As the Huffington Post notes, there was a previous Spider-Man gas store robbery in Oklahoma City in August, although that assailant packed a gun rather than a sword.

Thursday Runaround – Contastic Weekend AheadThis is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

A $2,200 table for the Spider-Man fan who has almost everything | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

If you're a Spider-Man fan in need of a table and you also have $2,200 burning a hole in your web-lined pocket, allow me to draw your attention to this: a one-of-a-kind Spider-Man sculpture made from recycled metal and old automotive parts.

Youtube — Gaiman, Palmer, Moby perform "Science Fiction/Double Feature"

Musical guest Amanda Palmer from "The Dresden Dolls" and special guests Moby, Stephin Merritt and Neil Gaiman perform "Science Fiction/Double Feature" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".


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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