ConWatch: I’m off to Kapow this morning. But it’s not the only comics thing happening this week, Eisner-nominated Heidi MacDonald has plenty of coverage of MoCCA in New York this weekend, and that’s where I’ll be reading my coverage, on the Beat.
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.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
When I get asked what I’m working on I usually don’t have a decent answer, until now. This is just a sketch so don’t read too much into it, but I can say it features Cap and Wolverine and part of it takes place in the early 1940’s…
The Silver Snail comic book store, that 35-year-old, world-famous emporium of comics, action figures and toys, is packing up its distinctive, colourful window displays of superheroes and moving elsewhere — to the Annex, perhaps, or Yonge St.
In the last couple of days, it’s been pointed out to me quite clearly that this was not the best way to help out the cartooning industry.
At this event, an important document was sold. It was a large poster delineating the early history of animation through the Golden Age. The chart was developed by André Martin. Anyone who was anyone, back then, owned this poster.
SEGA has released a new cinematic prologue trailer for the company’s upcoming third-person action title Thor: God of Thunder. The game will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS on May 3, 2011. A Nintendo 3DS game will be available later in the year.
Wow, 18 Flashpoint Friday posts this week.
The Static #25 cover was published with a black heart-shape cut-out cover over it after some talks with DC higher-ups because they didn’t want it printed at all. Why did DC censor it? Some said it could have been seen as promoting teen sex or promiscuity, with the book of sex, and condoms on the cover.Static #25 Censored Cover
The members of our 2011 list of wealthiest fictional characters have an average net worth of $9.7 billion, up 20% from last year. In aggregate, the Fictional 15 are worth $131.6 billion –more than the gross domestic product of New Zealand.
The smartest thing i did was hire Mark Warshaw. 25 years ago his agent didn’t want to mention comic books, and now Loeb finds that people say “oh, you work in comics. Let’s have a meeting.” He was brought on for the Buffy animated series for Fox Kids. The series never made it off the ground because Disney bought Fox Kids. Jeph Loeb now works for Disney because of their purchasing of Marvel. One of his comics was inspiration for Smallville and then Loeb went to work on Smallville.
The two young men knew what they wanted — a notebook full of cards for the fantasy game Magic: The Gathering. To get them, police said, one of the men held a stun gun on Legends owner Gordon Lee at the Broad Street comic book shop Wednesday.
Some of SLG’s greatest success came less from risky gambles and more from good luck. Although “Fish Masters” was never their premiere title, the comic tie-in to a local television show did score the young SLG exposure to late-night television watchers. Among the insomniacs was an aspiring comic book creator who grabbed the address for Vado’s storefront off the screen and drove by to drop off a sample of his work. Jhonen Vasquez’s envelope containing sat on Vado’s desk for a good while before Vado figured out he had something with potential in Vasquez and “Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.”
Paramount Pictures has debuted a new clip for Thor through Yahoo! Movies, featuring a longer look at the characters of Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings as well as a hand-to-hand struggle in a hospital.