Wednesday Runaround: John Severin 1921-2012

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RIP John Severin | The Beat

Hall of Fame artist John Severin, one of the last of the legendary EC artists, has died at age 90. Severin—whose sister Marie was also a famed artist and colorist for Marvel—was among the greatest draftsmen of the EC crew.

Stan Lee Media Fails to Reclaim ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Rights – Hollywood Reporter

In the meantime, SLMI has experienced another defeat. Last week, a federal judge in California tossed SLMI’s attempt to reclaim ownership over rights to “Conan the Barbarian.”

GuelphMercury – Local comic fan petitions Marvel to recognize…

GUELPH — When you watch The Avengers movie or read a Captain America comic, Bryan Munn wants you to know the man who created those characters is Jack Kirby.

DC Universe: The Source » Blog Archive » Jhonen Vasquez and Becky Cloonan Join BEYOND THE FRINGE

Digital comic BEYOND THE FRINGE, based on the critically-acclaimed FOX TV show, will add a new roster of creators for upcoming issues 5a and 6a. Joining the book is seasoned writer Jhonen Vasquez, best known for his work on Nickelodeon’s Emmy and Annie Award winning show Invader Zim, and comics JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC and STRANGE TALES. Vasquez will be joined by award-winning artist Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN, NORTHLANDERS and DEMO VOLS 1,2).

DC Universe: The Source » Blog Archive » Tomorrow’s DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Releases

Yesterday, we linked to all of the exclusive previews of the next batch of sixth issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, on sale tomorrow. 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.

Geoff Johns Says a Great Superman Video Game Needs the “Right Studio”

There’s been talk about adapting Johns’ Last Son storyline—where Kryptonian villains escape the Phantom Zone dimensional prison to plague Superman—because it delivers enemies who are credible threats to Kal-El’s power level. Cosmic tyrant Darkseid’s also been floated as another big bad for Clark Kent to face off against. “I think all games come down to gameplay and the right studio. I’m sure the right studio could crack it. Rocksteady has a real passion for Batman, and I think that’s why they make a great game.”

DC’s Rood Breaks Down Reader Survey

ROOD: Yeah, per this reporting more lapsed than avid or more lapsed than the other two samples. Again, what we want to do over time with the help of Nielsen and retailers is find a study that is more representative overall. It will have to be an ongoing study that isn’t just on Wednesdays, isn’t just in September and isn’t just around new #1 big and some passionate press activity. We’re very pleased with the study but we can’t suggest the results are representative until we do a consistent study with multiple data points and have a tracker over time.

 

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