Tuesday Runaround - Martians, Mattel And Miller

Tuesday Runaround – Martians, Mattel And Miller

Posted by April 5, 2011 Comment

ConspiracyWatch: Is that a Killraven Martian in the World War II flashback in Secret Avengers?

StoreWatch: Phoenix Comics in its seventeeth year, gets profiled by the Calgary press.

CreatorWatch: And Art Baltazar gets profiled in his local press too.

ShooterWatch: On how they came up with the title for Secret Wars.

We went through a number of ideas for names for the toy line and series. Mattel’s focus group tests indicated that kids reacted positively to the words “wars” and “secret.” Okay.

CharityWatch: Duncan Fegredo Hellboy art sold for over $1500 for Japanese Red Cross aid.

KickstarterWatch: Jay Potts, creator of Blaxploitation webcomic World Of Hurt is looking to print his work as a graphic novel

BC ComicChron

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.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

Jim Shooter: More on the Kirby Controversy

When it was Frank Miller’s turn to talk, though no more fervent advocate for creators’ rights exists, he seemed reluctant to jump on the bandwagon. He even likened the proceeding to a “kangaroo court.” Ask Frank. He saw me in the audience and asked me to speak!

EXCLUSIVE: Titan To Launch “Family Guy” Comic – Comic Book Resources

Titan Comics and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are pleased to announce the U.S. launch of the Family Guy comic series, based on the award-winning hit animated TV show from the mind of Seth MacFarlane.

Comic book stores struggle but survive in South Florida – Business – MiamiHerald.com

“I believe we are doing well,” said Broder, who said he spent close to a quarter million dollars to open Florida Super Comics, 5917 S. University Drive. “I make sure almost every penny is going back into the store,” he said, adding that the shop nearly doubles its growth in profits each month.

‘Fear Itself’ #1: An Advance, Spoiler-Free Review and Preview – ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews

On one hand, you’ve got the elements of an old-school Marvel event or summer crossover: an extinction-level threat, the relationship between god and man, a sense of impending dread. This part of the book is great fun, with a big, whiz-bang, continuity-twisting, mythological engine made of dope fights and “oh SNAP!” moments that are exactly what I want out of this kind of comic.

RETRO-ACTIVE Writers and Concept Announced

This past weekend at WonderCon, VP of Sales, Bob Wayne, announced RETRO-ACTIVE. Published throughout July and August 2011, these are exactly the kinds of one-shots people often associate with summer. RETRO-ACTIVE reunites classic writers and artists with classic characters Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Justice League of America, returning to the interpretations they are best known for. Each of these series will have 3 one-shots that pay homage respectively to the‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.

DC Women Kicking Ass – Batwoman now set for September launch

At the DC Icons panel, artist Amy Reeder stated that the Batwoman series is now set for September.

DC Women Kicking Ass – Greg Horn: Portraits of DC Women

Batman is apparently making Catwoman drink milk from a pet bowl. And this one with Power Girl. PowerGirl is apparently being forced to do push-ups for her Sergeant in front of her fellow soldiers.

Batman: Arkham City Comic Book First Look — 6 pages on GameSpot

The comic’s story is being handled by Paul Dini, the acclaimed writer who penned both games in addition to working on comics and the animated series starring the iconic hero.

Our First Look at ‘The Darkest Hour’ Reveals Clues To Our Alien Invaders | /Film

What can we learn from the above image? Well for one, I don’t see any alien invaders, do you? I do see electrical bolts or lazer beams. Could this be the force from alien weapons off screen, or might the aliens themselves be some kind of invisible electrical force?

INTERVIEW: Tyler Crook Takes The Pencils For Mignola’s ‘B.P.R.D’

There was something like 3 weeks from the time they first asked me to take over until I started drawing pages. I think they picked me because they thought my style already fit with the world so I haven’t really had to search for a new style or anything like that. The fun part was getting up to speed with the story. I’ve been a fan of B.P.R.D. for years but there was a lot of the material that I had missed and never read. So I had to sit down and read all the trades back to back.

(Last Updated April 5, 2011 4:06 am )

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