TonyWatch: Kelly Davis tells Bleeding Cool from ECCC that Tony Harris was left out of both the program and iPhone App for the convention. If you want to track him down, and ask about his new work, you can find him at the Image booth promoting Chin Music with Steve Niles….
WalkingDeadWatch: Those looking for the Walking Dead Bible Compendium at ECCC, there is a new system today and tomorrow. Tickets will be given out during the first hour of the convention. Then at noon, they’ll draw 33 tickets. Those ticket holders will be able to purchase the HC.
SigningWatch: For those not at ECCC this weekend… but are in LA, Meltdown is running an Ultimate Spider-Man Launch Party showing the new series ahead of its launch tomorrow with a signing from Jeph Loeb, Paul Dini, Steven T. Seagle and Duncean Rouleau.
• 12pm- signings with creators and crew• 1:30pm- Q&A with creators and crew• 2:30- Screenings of the Ultimate Spider-Man premiere episode every half hour until 4:30
Well, in all honesty my intention is to do this for the whole series, but we all agreed its better to expand a goal than not meet it, so I’m officially committing to the first two arcs, which is #1-6 with the intention of continuing. Like a lot of my past books, the world of “The Massive” is extremely rich and detailed, so finding inspiration is not a problem. I kind of wish I had done with this “DMZ,” actually, but the ability to add story pages to a single issue like this was not possible there.
As far as how many pages, it will be a minimum of four per issue. This is actually more than it sounds, as it won’t be comic book story pages, but text — text and images and design, but resembling more a magazine than a comic book. It will be material written in the voice of the main character, Callum Israel and will both give backstory and context and even expand on the stories in the main part of the book.
These are not “extras” in the familiar sense of the term — sketches and script excerpts, letters, pinups, etc., but actual content; story-relevant material that, while not necessary to all readers, adds something real to the series.
LegalWatch: How DC and Warners are taking a play from the Facebook case against the Siegel and Schuster heirs.
TW wants to counter the sympathy for the Siegel family that was a more than evident factor in the 2008 decision that gave them half of Action Comics #1. It’s not the big bad corporation vs. the noble impoverished creator and his family – to the contrary, the brief argues, Time Warner had set aside $20 million for Siegel’s widow and daughter, and the company anticipated paying more in keeping with a set of agreed-upon terms that Toberoff deceptively induced them to scuttle for his own personal gain.