Tuesday Runaround- Spooks, Skins And Soup

Posted by April 12, 2011 Comment

GhostWatch:

CosplayWatch: Friend of Bleeding Cool, adult actress Tanya Tate, is ComicImpacted’s Cosplayer Of The Month. Here’s why.

CameraWatch: Pentax is releasing a digital camera with retro-DC stylings, in Europe.

the RS1500 comes with seven DC skins, a 4 GB SD card, and a Green Lantern protective case. The retro-styled skins feature Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Catwoman, Joker, and, of course, Green Lantern

StripWatch: Stone Soup gets slammed;

To suggest that it is the teachers’ faults for creating the United States’ low ranking in math is preposterous. Furlough days are days that the district has forced teachers to take off without pay, due to recent cuts in budget.

Any suggestion that these days are somehow given freely and without painstaking care is ignorant and insulting — thousands of teachers, already underpaid, are required to take a day without pay and without choice. These are men and women who are supporting families, already trying to make a decent living, and this strip makes light of the subject.

IndiaWatch: Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, better known as King Khan, who also stars in a popular toothpaste ad, is about to star in a new comic book, using his toothpaste father character.

StoreWatch: Toronto’s famed comic shop Silver Snail is moving locations, from counterculture Queen Street West, and may move closer to also-admired store The Beguiling.

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.

NOT ALL CREATED EQUALLY… or Wondercon & Uncanny X-Men Variants

Before the Con opened, Marvel web marketing manager Ryan Penagos walked the floor, and let us know that the variants would not be sold in bulk quantity nor discounted pricing, with the retail price of about $10.  When at the Marvel booth, the actual price was $10.99, as they accepted credit cards (visa & mastercard) only, using an iPad and a Square processing unit.  Although not normally set up for retail themselves, Marvel got the bearings right away.

Watch the Marvel/FDNY Fire Safety Event

Last week at a special event sponsored by Marvel and the FDNY held at Midtown Comics, Marvel super heroes Spider-Man and Captain America along with our very own editor Bill Rosemann and members of the FDNY swung by to educate the children of PS 51 Elias Howe on fire safety. Check out the video below!

Artist for RETROACTIVE: GREEN LANTERN – THE ‘70s #1: Mike Grell

Artist Mike Grell and writer Dennis O’Neil return to the character of Hal Jordan in a new epic that finds the Earthborn Green Lantern on a spacefaring thrill.

American University Intellectual Property Brief » The Battle for Superman: Letters, Litigation, and an April Fool

When Time Warner attempts to stop the Siegels and Shusters from doing something that is clearly within their rights to do, it makes you wonder what Time Warner thinks they will get out of this.  The Siegels and Shusters will receive the rights to Superman back and when they do, I anticipate they will be much less inclined to deal with Time Warner and DC Comics.

Stan Lee Fights Legal War to Save Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor (Exclusive Documents) – Hollywood Reporter

SLMI claims that it was assigned Stan Lee’s intellectual property in 1998 just months before Lee’s most popular (and lucrative) characters were assigned to Marvel Entertainment. We’ve obtained exclusive documents never before published that show early negotiations between Lee, represented by his lawyer, Arthur Lieberman, and Marvel’s general counsel at the time, Turk Hardie. Here, for example, is Lieberman’s mark-up of the first contract sent in 1998 by Marvel to Lee. If the case gets to trial, the plaintiffs will likely use this to show that Lee refused to state to Marvel that he made the characters for hire and didn’t disclose he no longer controlled them fully.

Parting Shot: You Want Catwoman To Do WHAT? – ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews

Phil Noto’s artistic response to a mind-blowingly offensive Catwoman image by Greg Horn (below), drawn by Noto for comics writers Gail Simone (Secret Six) and Marjorie Liu (X-23).

lture Queen Street West, and amy move closer to also-admired store The Beguiling.
(Last Updated April 12, 2011 4:35 am )

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