Friday Runaround – Erik Larsen Says Something

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DoctorWatch: Josh Adams draws the Doctor.

JargonWatch:

enVista®, a leading enterprise and supply chain consulting services firm, is partnering with client Diamond Comic, the largest world’s largest distributor of English-language comics, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, to present, Achieving Supply Chain Cost Management and Labor Efficiency, at the Supply Chain Operations Private Exposition (SCOPE) East 2011. SCOPE, one of the supply chain industry’s fastest growing conferences, will be held at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, April 17-19.

enVista President and CEO Jim Barnes, says, “We are excited to present with our visionary client, Diamond Comic, that successfully transitioned from a completely manual operation to a fully automated, paperless facility. Attendees will learn how Diamond Comic has attained supply chain efficiencies from a complex facility redesign, that included: a successful WMS system implementation, integrated voice-enabled technology, implementation of advanced labor standards, and more.”

Translation anyone?

WalkWatch: Superman is walking to Utah. And they’re getting ready for him.

“Superman walks into Ogden, and has he’s making his way into Salt Lake City, Batman confronts him,” (Mimi) Cruz (of Night Flight Comics) said.

Batman cautions Superman that all the attention his walk across America is putting people in danger along the way.

“How cool would it be to have Superman walking through your town? But the bad guys know this, too,” Cruz said. “In his effort to get back in touch with us, he’s also bringing us danger.”

ConfidenceWatch: Be Confident in Who You Are: A Middle School Confidential™ Graphic Novel is a new 49 page digital app.

“Lack of self-confidence underlies most of the problems tweens and teens have with their peers,” says Annie Fox, who has been answering email from kids and teens around the world and offering advice since 1997. “I wrote the Middle School Confidential series to help kids build their sense of self and make choices that reflect who they really are.”

Or make a shedload of precocious brats.

14Year OldBrazilianPoliticalCartoonistWatch: A bit like, Joao Montanaro, a14 year old Brazilian political cartoonist working at the nation’s largest newspaper.

He’d already been working at Folha‘s kids’ newspaper, Folhinha, for two years.

“We brought him with this idea to show that, yes, young people also read newspapers, also are smart, are clever, can show their ideas in this space,” Kanno says.

WalkWatch: Superman is walking to Utah. And they’re getting ready for him.

“Superman walks into Ogden, and has he’s making his way into Salt Lake City, Batman confronts him,” (Mimi) Cruz (of Night Flight Comics) said.

Batman cautions Superman that all the attention his walk across America is putting people in danger along the way.

“How cool would it be to have Superman walking through your town? But the bad guys know this, too,” Cruz said. “In his effort to get back in touch with us, he’s also bringing us danger.”

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.

Prototype: How a 1953 Magazine Article Spawned a Nuclear Breed of Superhero | Magazine

Blame the December 1953 issue of proto-DIY magazine Mechanix Illustrated, which featured the article “How Nuclear Radiation Can Change Our Race.” The piece begins, “Now hear this, Earth! I am Mutant Man, Homo Superior! You created me in your blind, savage, senseless war of atomic radiation.  The author, Otto Binder, was a prolific comic book writer who created Superman’s foe Brainiac and pet dog, Krypto.

Isotope — The Comic Book Lounge » Kirkman: The Most Bad-Ass Man in Comics?

Robert Kirkman, creator of THE WALKING DEAD, meets world record sword swallower Betty Bloomerz and gets in on the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow’s act during Isotope, iFanboy and Image Comics’ legendary WALKING DEAD Zombie Bar Crawl.

ICv2 – FCBD Orders at 2.7 Million

Diamond Comic Distributors have confirmed to ICv2 that retailers have ordered a record 2.7 million copies of comics that will be given away on Free Comic Book Day, which will be held just 30 days from today on May 7th. Diamond’s Roger Fletcher told ICv2 that the previous record for FCBD orders was set in 2009 when 2.4 million copies of the free books were offered.

The Don Rosa House Tour, Part 4: The Comic Vault on Vimeo

Don Rosa gives a tour of his Louisville home. In this fourth and last part, we enter his comic vault where he keeps his comic collection.

YouTube – Iron Man Mark V Transforming Briefcase Suit

From May 2010 to March 2011, I spent virtually every spare moment designing and building the worlds first Iron Man Mark V Briefcase suit of armour.

Big Shiny Robot – Pentax Offers DC Comics Themed RS1500 Camera!

If it wasn’t enough for you to show your geek pride with various items of clothing, jewelry, and other accouterments, now you can geekify your camera as well! Pentax and Warner Brothers/DC Comics have partnered up to make a limited-edition version of the popular RS1500 compact camera.

“There’s nothing preventing a completely incompetent idiot from doing it”: Erik Larsen savages webcomics | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

Point being–anybody can do a web comic. There’s nothing preventing a completely incompetent idiot from doing it

DC Universe: The Source » Blog Archive » Announcing WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS: AFTERMATH

The War of the Green Lanterns will forever change the lives of Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner in ways that nobody could predict. In the first chapter of WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS: AFTERMATH, a two-part event, GREEN LANTERN CORPS writer Tony Bedard explores the shocking consequences the war had on the Corps and its central members. With art and a variant cover by Miguel Sepulveda, a cover by Dave Johnson, WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS: AFTERMATH #1 hits stores this July.

Ben McCool Gives a CHOKER #6 Update

“Choker #6 is on its way our now, Templesmith’s definitely working on that. That should be out, and we’ll have a trade out for Comic-Con, which will be awesome. I can’t wait to bloody see it. I can’t even remember what happens, and I wrote the bloody thing.”

ICv2 – Radical Returns to Diamond Book Distributors

Radical Publishing is returning to Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) starting with titles offered to the book market for June Release. DBD will handle distribution of Radical’s graphic novels to book stores, mass-market merchandisers, libraries, and other outlets worldwide.

Marvel Anime: Wolverine “Welcome to New York” in High Definition – G4tv.com

Marvel Television’s WOLVERINE is coming in 2011 to G4 and will feature the vocal talents of Heroes’ Milo Ventimiglia. In this clip, Logan uses his claws to come to the aid of Agent Asano and deals with a bunch of AIM goons on the rooftops of New York.

(Last Updated April 8, 2011 4:11 am )