Forty years and one week ago, an amazing science fiction themed comic landed on newsagent counters. It had some compelling features, some of which are still running today, crisp paper and jazzy painted artwork. This was Starlord.
Rebellion’s 2000ad have launched an ongoing art contest centered around their long running pin-up feature. They might need to replace the sub-circuits on the editorial droids, but in the meantime they want art full of Dredd.
Comics reaching their thousandth issue might be more common than you think. You just need to look around the globe.
Avengers: No Surrender is a sixteen-issue weekly storyline that goes from Avengers #675 to Avengers #690, combining all three separate Avengers teams (the main Avengers, the U.S. Avengers, and the Avengers United Squad or “Uncanny Avengers”) together, along with the writers of all three books (Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and…
Yesterday on iO9, young James W got the shock of his life from a realistic Popeye figurine, a 3D toy cast somewhere between Frank Miller’s Marv and Robin William’s turn in the Altman movie.
According to this news report, William Messner-Loebs is currently living out of his car. Loebs (who was also credited as Bill Loebs and Bill Messner-Loebs) was one of the more iconic creators who worked on both Wonder Woman (right after George Perez) and The Flash (right after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, where…
Billy Graham wasn’t just the first black artist at Marvel. He was the only black artist at Marvel in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. And he just happened to have worked on both Luke Cage, Hero for Hire and on Don McGregor’s seminal run on Jungle Action featuring Black Panther. The New York Times has a great write-up…
DC Comics released Tom King and Clay Mann’s five page story for Action Comics #1000, “Of Tomorrow,” fully on their website. Please read it. It is incredibly beautiful and heartfelt and now I want an entire Superman book just done by Tom King and Clay Mann. This is the Superman I want to read all the time.
The Unbelievable Gwenpool was an odd book when it was first announced and it continued to be an odd book when it came out. The initial inspiration for the book was a variant cover for Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2, which depicted a female Deadpool wearing a hot pink and white costume lounging in a pool.
Over on io9 in today’s Morning Spoilers there is an item quoting Duncan Jones, the director of Moon, Source Code, and Warcraft about the possibility of making a superhero movie. The Bowie boy blazes his Beckenham roots by declaring that he would be interested in filming some characters from 2000AD. Not Judge Dredd,…
HELP! I need to tap into the wider hive mind if it is still there.
A house in the Hebrides has an infestation of mice, but they seem rather grateful according to The Sunday Post and other papers. Around 200 vintage copies of Mickey Mouse Weekly have been found at the home of renowned Gaelic scholar Dr John Lorne Campbell on the island of Canna.
Today, DC streamed live a panel called “The Aftermath: Battle & Trauma in Comics,” where Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle, The Vision) talked with other people about trauma and PTSD and then announced that he would be writing a book for DC called Sanctuary, which would be about a superhero trauma crisis center.
Last year was Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday and we still don’t have the awesome biopic for him that we deserve. So I figured I could make one up — and instead of a simple biopic, it would be a biographical mini-series, going through different eras in Jack’s life.
The Eisner award winning Scottish artist who drew Skizz passed away on December 29, aged 77. If you haven’t read Alan Moore’s mash-up of Boys from the Blackstuff and ET, go and find a copy. The Birmingham based tale of an alien stranded on Earth is a special comic.
Doomsday Clock is a 2017-2018 comic book mini-series that will act not only as the culmination of the story arc introduced in DC Rebirth #1, but also as the sequel to the seminal classic Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons in 1986. Doomsday Clock is written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by…
My favorite OGNs and TPBs that came out in 2017. Capsule reviews, art samples, good gifts, good grief.
Christopher Priest is returning to write Black Panther...for one story only. In Black Panther Annual #1, famous Black Panther writers Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, and Reginald Hudlin return to write three new stories about T’Challa, Wakanda, and...Everett K. Ross.
Just in time for Christmas... All jokes aside, this one looks intriguing. Judas is a interesting interpretation of one of the most - if not the most - reviled individuals in the Bible. From an interview with the creator/writer of the mini-series, Jeff Loveless:
I stopped reading the main DC Wonder Woman book after Greg Rucka finished his run, but there is a Wonder Woman book that I am currently reading: Wonder Woman/Conan by Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti. It is fantastic in all meanings of the word.