PriceWatch: Northwest Press, a new publisher of graphic novels and comics collections, announced today that even though its forthcoming book Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny has been expanded from 120 to 136 full-color pages—and had its cover price increase from $19.99 to $24.99—that retailers will still be able to order the book through Diamond Comic Distributors at the original price point…
GayWatch: Taiwan’s first gay/lesbian bookstore has restroom with transparent walls… so you won;t bve able to hide the fact you’re reading the comics they sell...
CopyWatch: It’s a shame that Walking Dead was quite a good TV show. Meant headline writers were denied the lead “The Walking Dud”.
“RED,” the adaptation of the graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner from Summit Entertainment, held steady in the third spot, with $10.8 million and a total of $58.9 million in its third week.
Geared for new and long-time readers alike, the all-new Marvel: Point One initiative delivers the perfect jumping on points for the biggest super hero series in the world! Beginning in February 2011, select Marvel comic series marked with a “.1” after the issue number feature full-length, self-contained stories by Marvel’s top creators, laying the groundwork for the next year of storylines. From INVINCIBLE IRON MAN to AVENGERS to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, each Marvel: Point One issue of the associated series not only begin major new storylines, but also seamlessly introduces new readers into the dynamic Marvel Universe and its popular super heroes.
Another recent series of DC one-shots resurrected the names of the company’s old war titles. No particular reason for those, war comics haven’t been a viable genre for decades, but heaven forbid you lose your trademark on the title “Our Army at War,” which is the one I sampled. The script by Mike Marts was both not bad and reprehensible.
DC Comics seeks an Editorial Scheduling Coordinator for the DC Editorial Administration department.
The Joker was in attendance at the world series earlier tonite. No word as to whether he’s a Giants or a Rangers fan.