Wednesday Runaround: War Of The Comic Book Websites

StaticWatch: Tommy Lee Edwards tweets;

DC is planning a Dwayne McDuffie "tribute" book, but has no plans to donate profits to the poor guy's surviving family or any charity…

He states that he was offered a job on the book but turned it down. Edwards drew the Milestone book My Name Is Holocaust.

HandbagWatch:

Comic Book Resources (www.comicbookresources.com), the #1 most visited comic book website in the United States according to comScore Media Metrix, is excited to announce a very special video interview to be posted March 16th, 2011 at 3:00 PM Eastern featuring "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane interviewing legendary comics creator Stan Lee.

The comScore Media Matrix is the system that AOL used to claim that Comics Alliance was the biggest comic book site in America, back in January, and which Comics Alliance have repeated since. Handbags at dawn everyone!

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KareokeWatch: Only one thing to do… sing it out! Comics Alliance Editor In Chief, Laura Hudson singing Beast Of Burden.

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WhoYouGonnaCallWatch: NPR looks at the future of Ghostbusters in comics.

Tom Waltz, an editor at IDW Publishing, which released the first "Ghostbusters: Infestation" comic last week, called the quartet — Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore — a veritable brand name, one that has drawn fans of film, TV, comics and gaming.

"Movies, video games, the prose novels and obviously the comic books are intertwined and to the point where I think … you're trying to create a brand," Waltz, who wrote the upcoming game, told the AP.

TheatreWatch: Next Year's Man of Steel, a new play by David Belke  covers the comic book craze of the nineteen forties.

The play focuses on the 1940 comic-craze in New York City, when Superman-mania was reaching its first frenzied prime. In the final days of the Depression, dozens of superheroes were being created while publishers scrambled to find talents who could fill comic pages with words and images each week.

"Apparently Superman-mania dwarfs what we know as Beatlemania. It swarmed the countryside," explains Jenkins. "Comic books up to that point were different; the creation of Superman created a whole genre. They were creating more than just a character and a book, but a new way of storytelling."

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Wednesday Runaround: War Of The Comic Book Websites

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Original art for Venom #3 cover

Wednesday Runaround: War Of The Comic Book Websites

Cryptozoic Announces The Walking Dead Trading Cards! | Cryptozoic Entertainment

Cryptozoic Entertainment, famous for its World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, announced today that they have secured the rights from AMC to launch "The Walking Dead" trading cards. The first release in the series covers the events of the first season and features a 72 card base set along with feature autographs and memorabilia from the popular show.  The trading cards are available in retail locations coming this summer.

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