Tuesday Runaround – Are You On Team Robert Or Team Tony?

Tuesday Runaround – Are You On Team Robert Or Team Tony?CensorWatch: The DC Message boards censors "Dyke" in the name "Dick Van Dyke". But not "Dick".

DangerWatch: USA Today covers the relaunch of Danger Girl in Revolver…

MillarWatch: Win Mark Millar for your comic store. Get him to stack shelves pack up boxes or something.

WalkingDeadWatch: Todd McFarlane, predictably, is on Team Robert in the upcoming lawsuit.

Yeah. I just went, Robert, what you're about to get involved in is a pain in the ass, take it from me. But there is a silver lining in that you're doing something that matters. Because nobody ever sues anybody over something that doesn't matter. So, you know, if your book was selling four copies, it wouldn't matter what agreement everybody thinks they have. Nobody cares. They only sue when there's money on the table. There's money on the table because you're doing something successful.

You have to get a thick skin, and in a weird way, if people keep coming at you, and lawyers keep coming at you, that means you're doing something successful, that you're enough of a target for them.

RapWatch: The Washington City Paper covers Adam WarRock and his comic book rap stylings.

I was doing this blog called War Rocket Ajax with Chris Sims of the ComicsAlliance website, and he suggested the name Adam WarRock because of the blog name and the fact that I was a fan of Adam Warlock. I can't stand the name, but I had to stick with it because I had some initial success with it. I think a lot of MCs are unhappy with their names.

LoveWatch: Earl and Opal talk love.

Earl: Always make sure your wife is happy. If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. If Papa ain't happy, don't nobody care.

Opal: Amen.

ColourWatch: Batman colourist Andrew Elder teaches the students of his old stomping grounds James Watt College in Scotland.

"I decided that becoming a colourist for comics would be the best route into the industry. Cowboys and Aliens was my first project and this successfully led on to numerous other contracts. I'm now the regular colourist on two Batman titles for DC Entertainment and have had various contacts with Marvel Comics; the publishing house behind titles like Spiderman and X-Men. Most of the work comes from the US but I've also been involved with numerous projects closer to home."

IconWatch: While Scott McCloud has visited Rowan University in New Jersey.

Describing himself as a "human cannonball," McCloud bounced from topics and several hundred slides in an hour-long presentation. From the nature of the medium to the potential of technology's effect on comics, he made the audience laugh and think about how the seemingly simple structure of sequential art can make an impact.

KickstarterWatch: The Order Of The Stick leaps from it's almost $60,000 aim to close to $1,200,000

CourtWatch: The case of the death of Homer Marciniak continues.

Several alleged members of an upstate New York stolen goods ring that's blamed for the death of a comic book collector face arraignment on federal murder and racketeering charges. The group that prosecutors say was led by Rico Vendetti of Rochester is due in federal court in Buffalo Tuesday to answer a host of charges in a superseding indictment returned last week. They were initially charged in 2010 and pleaded not guilty.

FoxNewsWatch: The Archie Comics CEO fight makes the big time.

The corporate tug-of-war has gotten tongues wagging in the comics world, where "it's pretty much the same as if two movie studio bosses fell out," said Rich Johnston, the founder of Bleeding Cool, a London-based comics news and gossip site.

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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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