DigiWatch: After the burst of publicity, Monkeybrain and comiXology have decided to release their initial line of comics a little earlier than planned… as in, right now.
ThanosWatch: Marvel has hired Joe Keatinge and Richard Elson to write a new Thanos five issue story starting in November, Thanos: Son of Titan, looking at the character’s early years.
ThanosWatch2: Jim Starlin‘s artwork for Thanos before he brought the character to Marvel. Any ambulance chasing lawyers fancy checking that one out?
This is probably one of the first concept drawings of Thanos I ever did, long before I started working at Marvel. Jack Kirby’s Metron is clearly the more dominant influence in this character’s look. Not Darkseid. Both D and T started off much smaller than they eventually became. This was one of the drawings I had in my portfolio when I was hired by Marvel. It was later inked by Rich Buckler.
DieHardZeroWatch: Just as DC Comics collected the New 52 first issues into a massive hardcover collection, so they are doing with the zero issues, all 55 of them, on sale in December.
BatWatch: After the Court Of Owls, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring back The Joker, in Death Of A Family. For a face off.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
It’s just been revealed that the legendary Dame Diana Rigg will star in the new series of Doctor Who. And as if that wasn’t brilliant enough, she will star alongside her daughter, Rachael Stirling, in an episode written by Mark Gatiss!
BALTIMORE, MD (July 2, 2012) — The 2012 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 8, 2012 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Fans of Marvel comics have reason to hope that a top-tier video game may be in the cards after all. As part of their outline for Marvel’s official ‘Video Game’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 14, the company has confirmed that both High Moon Studios and Activision will be present to make an announcement they expect to go over well.