Tuesday Runaround – Married With Constantine

MiddleEastWatch: Dez Skinn and Kef Sutherland are back from a trip to the United Arab Emirates for the Comics and Literacy.

I was actually out there for a meetings-packed week, laying the foundations for a major event about which more to follow.

ShopWatch: Borders keeps on delaying those paymentsMarriageWatch: Peter Milligan on the John Constantine/Epiphany marriage;

First off, married life certainly does not mean comfy evenings in front of the TV, not for these two. The issue of where they should live comes up – as it does with any married couple – but it's dealt with in a very "Hellblazer" way. Also, after a terrifying incident, Epiphany demands that John does something with his missing thumb. This sets John off on a strange and often grotesque storyline called PHANTOM PAINS. In this story we'll find out some dark secrets about Epiphany. And while all this is going on, John's niece Gemma is plotting revenge. She believes John assaulted her at the wedding – in fact it was Demon Constantine – and she sets about having a suitably demonic revenge. Which as you can imagine goes pretty horribly wrong.

BoycottWatch: A third of companies expected to attend the Tokyo Animation Fair have withdrawn in protest of the recent imposition of a Tokyo Comics Code to prevent extreme sexual content being read by under eighteen year old, pushed through by the governor who sits on the TAF board. A new rival Anime Contents Expo at the Makuhari Messe convention centre will be held on the same weekend.BC ComicChronThis is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot 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.Marvel Launches 8-Issue Digital Cap Comic On Superbowl Sunday As Trailer Debuts

Premiering Sunday — the same day as the first trailer airs for the movie Captain America: The First Avenger during the Super Bowl telecast — will be Captain America: First Vengeance, a new eight-part digital comic book series. The first issue will be available free that day, online only, at captainamerica.com, followed by a release Feb. 8 on the Marvel Comics iPad app. The cover shows the movie's Cap, Chris Evans, in full superhero garb.

New DNA test ordered in 1990 'comic book killer' case

A judge today ordered the DNA of a man accused of killing his wife 20 years ago be compared with a hair found on the woman's body when she was shot to death in the couple's Clinton Township comic book store.

From Crumb's Shelf to Your Ears

Musician John Heneghan, whom I've mentioned on this blog previously, is a frequent musical collaborator with R. Crumb. And now, he's been entrusted with selling off some of the more extraneous items in Crumb's legendary 78 record collection. Many of the items include hand-written notes by Crumb on the sleeve of each piece. These could make a super cool, ultra-unique gift for any Crumb fans in your life.

Animation Artist Who Worked on GI Joe, Spiderman & His Amazing Friends, Batman TAS Dies Awaiting Lung Transplant

Kirkland was born in Utah in 1950 and graduated from Webet State College. He began his animation career in 1979 as a layout artist on the Hanna-Barbera series Jana of the Jungle and Scooby's Laff-a-Lympics. As a layout artist, he worked on many of the most population action-adventure animated series of the early 1980s, including Thundarr the Barbarian, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Mister T and G.I. Joe.

Tuesday Runaround – Married With ConstantineDeath of Spidey Cover

Marvel is proud to debut the variant cover to ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #157, from Ed McGuinness

Astonishing Tales Of Real Scientists!

In 2011, Ottaviani will release Feynman, an all-color graphic biography of the American physicist (and dedicated bongo player) Richard Feynman, with art by Leland Myrick. Best known for solving what caused the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, Feynman is a colorful subject with a fascinating, and, at times, tragic life story. Strangely, a comic book biography seems wholly appropriate.

The Imitation Game, Ottaviani's biography of computer pioneer and mathematician Alan Turing, with art by Leland Purvis, will be serialized online at Tor.com. The title refers to the test Turing developed to determine whether machines can think.

KIRBY KRACKLE "Secret Identity" Official Music Video

This is the official video for SECRET IDENTITY by nerd rock band Kirby Krackle from their sophomore album E FOR EVERYONE

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXVigLmwzmE[/youtube]RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: A SPECIAL GUEST BLOG POST BY MIKE MIGNOLA

Long story short, a bunch of us where at a party, we approached Mike Richardson and said we all wanted to do our new creator owned books for Dark Horse, we wanted a separate imprint, AND we wanted the best creator owner deal Dark Horse had going. Now I was in good company—Frank Miller, Art Adams, Dave Gibbons, John Byrne, Geoff Darrow, etc—and it would make sense for Dark Horse to cut those guys that kind of deal and look at it as a pretty safe investment.

Sports Sunday: A Groovy Guest Post by Mike Mikulovsky! 1970 Browns and Bengals as Marvel Heroes by Lee and J. Buscema

Anyway, I forgot this even existed, but long ago Stan "The Man" Lee & "Big John" Buscema did a layout for PRO, an NFL magazine, comparing various players in the NFL at the time to the various Marvel superheroes.

Tuesday Runaround – Married With ConstantineEric Stephenson

Well, I think that whenever your structure becomes dependent on a continuous cycle of events and meaningless spin-off titles, you're in for trouble. I mean, it was what? Eight months ago that Marvel claimed they were sympathetic to readers' claims of "event fatigue," and they said they were backing off the big events for a year, but their market share suffered over 2010, and now they're right back to the same old tricks with "Fear Itself."

Title  # CGC Grade / Auction Links Price Realized
Batman (1940) 1
Batman (1940) 2
Batman (1940) 3
Detective Comics 33
Detective Comics 38
Detective Comics 39 Detective Comics #39 CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages
Detective Comics 43 Detective Comics #43 CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages
Detective Comics 44

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Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.
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