NovemberWatch: Ladies Making Comics goes native…
November is a month that, for most USAmericans, is associated with Thanksgiving, the holiday where we get together with our families, stuff our faces, and watch football and parades with giant balloons.
It is also, unfortunately, a holiday overrun with a wildly inaccurate and bowdlerized mythos, with the indigenous North Americans bearing the brunt of both romanticized depictions and erasure of the colonization and genocide that makes up the bulk of their post-Columbian history. (Anything better than admitting that the holiday was institutionalized while the nation was torn apart by the Civil War, I guess).
NovemberWatch2: Remember, remember the fifth of November. That's when the Tucson Comic Con is on, with Brian Pulido (and a Tucson Comic Con Lady Death variant) as well as Tony Parker, Jeff Marriotte, Shannon Denton, and Jon Morris.
WeddingWatch: Under the wedding suits…
FlightWatch: Vertigo's Flight Of Angels from Rebecca Guay and a bevy of fantasy authors including Bill WIllimgham and Alisa Kwitney gets featured in USA Today.
Rebecca is quoted saying "There's a part of me that believes more in the overall power of what they mean, and I think that provides maybe as much inspiration as whether or not they actually exist… I would love to believe that there is a great angelic being watching over me, but I also love just the process of believing that, whether or not it's true."
BurnWatch: When they used to burn comics in moral outrage…
This 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.
Marvel Knights Animation's epic adaptation of "Iron Man: Extremis" by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov is now available for streaming on Hulu.com!
IDW and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) have announced a Star Trek "Be a Redshirt" contest.
Burbank, Calif., November 1, 2011 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), with DC Entertainment, announced today that it has extended its successful relationship with leading worldwide toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc. The new multi-year agreement allows Mattel to continue as master toy licensee for the complete universe of DC Comics characters. Under the terms of this strategic alliance, Mattel is granted unprecedented access to the complete breadth and scope of the DC Comics vault of characters, which includes more than a thousand world-famous DC Comics Super Heroes and DC Comics Super Villains, such as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Joker . Further, the agreement includes popular characters such as The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam!, Green Arrow and Hawkman.
Below, take a look at all the previews that ran (sorted alphabetically and separated by cover), compiled here in one easy location for your convenience.
He is an Avenger, the God of Thunder, and protector of the nine worlds – he is Thor! Courtesy of Kathryn Immonen and Al Barrionuevo, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS ORIGINS: THOR #1! Learn all about how Thor became the mighty Avenger and the trials and tribulations he had to go through to get there. This December, Thor wields his trusty hammer Mjlonir for the first time in AVENGERS ORIGINS: THOR #1!
This morning I asked jokingly if today's new David Simpson cartoon was an original. Turns out it's not. A Daily Cartoonist reader who wished to remain anonymous found the source of the cartoon in the Jeff MacNelly official archives (last cartoon on the page). He tells me it took him about five minutes to find it.
International comic book company Marvel Characters Inc came out blazing when Gary Charles, who has a clothing store at Eagleby, in the city's south, applied to register the words "Ghost Rider" as a trademark.
How does the idea of Hawk and Dove apply in the 21st century redux of the DC Universe? Above find an exclusive preview of issue No. 3 as a gallery, and see pages bigger below.
Diamond Book Distributors has finalized negotiations with Rovio Entertainment to exclusively distribute its new publishing line of books based upon Angry Birds, the wildly popular, bestselling mobile app game. Diamond will represent Rovio Entertainment in book distribution to comic book specialty shops, bookstores, mass-market merchandisers, and other outlets worldwide.