WizardWatch: Joe Simon attends this weekend’s Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con. Say, maybe fellow attendee Mark Millar and he could put their heads together and come up with a new comic together. Wouldn’t that be spiffing? Any Little Bleeders willing to ask them at the show?
StarWatch: Howard Chaykin draws the cover to Star Wars Insider from Titan Magazines for December.
DisneyWatch: When court cases turn surreal…
Even during a rare moment of levity, the tension was palpable. Mr. Estrada tried to make a legal point by saying if he had an affair with the Disney character Minnie Mouse, and “if I [then] burn my Disney comics, I can’t be convicted for trying to cover up a relationship with Minnie Mouse.”
Judge Posner shot back: “On the contrary. You burned them because you were going to be prosecuted for Minnie Mouse.”
StoreWatch: Maryland comic stores talk about operating in troubled times.
GeekTVWatch: A new episode of Forever Wednesday hits.
This is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.
The teasers for Robert Kirkman’s next major zombie storyline haven’t stopped, and today’s seems to indicate some very bad times are ahead for Walking Dead’s struggling survivors.
I can’t believe DC has officially licensed the 1966 Batmobile for real, full-scale car production. Not because it’s not the right and awesome thing to do, but because I thought kitsch shininess and glam sexual innuendo didn’t require any license.
Simba Information, publisher of the groundbreaking “Trade E-Book Publishing” report series, has found that nearly one in four adult comic readers is 65 years of age or older, according to the newly released second edition of its “Overview of the U.S. Comic Book and Graphic Novel Market” report. The burgeoning market for comics has been driven recently by a series of successful film adaptations, most notably Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight,” which stands as one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Yet, as “Overview of the U.S. Comic Book and Graphic Novel Market 2009-2010” clearly shows, the industry remains misunderstood at best. “Despite notable efforts from many in the industry, comics and graphic novels continue to be repeatedly mislabeled as just another children’s book category,” said Warren Pawlowski, online publishing manager for Simba Information and an analyst within the company’s Trade Books Group.
Here is a short scene from Red, the Robert Schwentke-directed action film that Summit Entertainment releases October 15. The cast is top-notch, and whether she’s playing royalty or an assassin, Helen Mirren continues to dazzle.
Comic book artist Ben Templesmith — best known for his work on 30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Singularity 7 and Welcome To Hoxford — is doing his own online tribute to Star Wars by drawing each and every character… just for fun.
Comics legend Joe Kubert talks about digital comics, both reading comics digitally as well as creating them digitally.
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