Friday Trending Topics: A Rough Week In Comics

Posted by April 15, 2011 Comment

It’s been a busy week of comics news around the internet, with two top publishers going through difficult times — Dark Horse lay offs earlier in the week and Tokyopop announcing the closure of its US operations today. Meanwhile, Dynamite has Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker, Major Bummer is collected, and Michael Bay has Sentinel Prime. Comics marches on:

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The Complete Major Bummer From Dark Horse Comics

So no wonder it only lasted fifteen issues, before it was dropped by DC Comics, and then forgotten. But this comedy of errors centred around a super-powered slacker and the trouble he attracts, has a small but loyal fan following.

The Man Behind The Boys

Now, from Dynamite comes Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker, a violent, sexually, etc etc etc..

Tokyopop To Close At End Of May

After rising on a manga boom in the noughties, the fourteen-year-old publisher of both Japanese reprint and US originated manga and mangaesque material has been laying off books and people for the last few years and now, according to The Beat, will be closing its doors at the end of May, although their German operation will be maintained to deal with TV, film and licensing rights.

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Movie Version Of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns In The Works

Well, I think there’s always going to be room for The Dark Knight Returns, don’t you?

Sentinel Prime, Standing Tall

Here’s a good look at Sentinel Prime, Optimus Prime’s older and better. In Monsieur Michael Bay‘s upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Big Prime’s voice will be provided by Leonard Nimoy.

Trailer: Star Trek The Next Generation: An XXX Parody (SFW)

Well, if he’d waited he could have got Star Trek: The Next Generation: An XXX Parody. With a big budget, set in continuity, with lots of fanservice and a Captain Picard impersonator. Whose voice, sadly, is not up to the mark. But it does help hilarity. Enjoy…

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(Last Updated April 15, 2011 11:45 pm )

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