Thursday Runaround – From John Dee To John Layman

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MooreWatch: The new issue of Strange Attractor features the full Alan Moore text for the never completed no-longer Gorillaz operette about the occultist John Dee. Buy your copy here.

JapanWatch: Stan Lee contributes to benefits comic volume from Red Star, Japan Needs Heroes. Other contributors include Peter David, Mike Deodato and Larry Hama.

RichWatch: Scrooge McDuck still tops the Forbes’ Fictional Rich List. Honorably mentions for Tony Stark, Richie Rich and Mr Burns.

EggWatch: Sixties/seventies comics colourist Susan/Suzan Fox talks about working in the Mad Men ad days and painting eggs.

AT: How did you go from comic book heroes, Vampirella and the Fantastic Four, to something as unusual as egg tempera painting?

SF: My aunt Lorraine Fox, was a talented illustrator and she was exploring egg tempera painting when I was a child. I was always fascinated by the genre and never really forgot about it. So after years of freelancing, I was looking for ways to integrate more detail into my art work; to get it to another level. I was looking for something that would give me the control of a pencil and the freedom to express myself in the details.

This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror 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.

I run on burning Rob Granito canvases.

CHEW’s John Layman Returns to Marvel to Wage IDENTITY WARS

It was a bit of a cheat, because I’m not deep enough into Marvel to go to the summits, and I don’t know what’s around the corner; I don’t know what’s happening to every last character beyond the pike.

The origin of Batman and other memorable comic moments done with Peeps

Peeps, the marshmallow candy shaped like chicks and bunnies, is having its biggest season right now. And today I bring you some of comic’s memorable moments done with Peeps.

Peter David Named 2011 Scribe Awards Grandmaster | Comic News | News |

Marvel Entertainment would like to extend our congratulations to Peter David, who has been named Grandmaster of the 2011 Scribe Awards! The awards, created by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, honor excellence in the field of writing licensed tie-in novels for television shows, movies, and games. The title of Grandmaster is also meant to honor career achievement in the field, and there are few writers more deserving than Mr. David.

YouTube – ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining

More New Footage In Green Lantern TV Spots

Both the spots include parts of the WonderCon 2011 Green Lantern footage that debuted last weekend, as well as new footage we haven’t seen before.

‘Green Lantern’ Effects Worker Sues Warner Bros. Claiming On-Set Injury (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

A man who says he was a special effects worker on the upcoming film Green Lantern has sued Warner Bros. claiming he was severely injured by effects work gone wrong.

What’s in store for digital comics? | The Download Blog –

DC has been doing print and digital same-day publication for 2 of the more than 40 comics that it publishes monthly. One is the bi-weekly series “Justice League: Generation Lost,” which features members of that superhero team from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The other is “Batman Beyond,” which stars a younger Batman and an older, infirm Bruce Wayne based on the 1990s cartoon of the same name. At least for those two series, Kanalz said that DC hasn’t seen any decline in print sales, and that the digital sales jump between 8 and 12 percent with each issue.

Manhattan Company “Saves” Comic Books For The Digital Age –

“We have about 7,700 comics now. We do somewhere between 180 and 220 a week,” says comiXology CEO David Steinberger. “

Marvel teases something called ‘Vengeance’ | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

And although he didn’t share any details on exactly what the project is, Marvel’s Agent M did post the images on his blog this week — above we have some sort of rendition of Nighthawk, and after the jump you can find someone who looks like a teenage In-Betweener.

ICv2 – Geronimo Stilton Tops 350,000

Sales of the Papercutz Geronimo Stilton graphic novels have topped 350,000 copies, according to the company. The seventh volume was released in January.

YouTube – Episode One: George Takei Should Be Spiderman!

With the departure of director Julie Taymor and the seemingly endless stream of injuries and woes for the new Broadway show, who better than George Takei to save the day?

(Last Updated April 7, 2011 3:48 am )

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