Thursday Runaround: Selling Out

Posted by March 29, 2012 Comment

Bleeding Cool mentioned the death of Roger Bonas last week. While never being a public face of DC Comics, he was much liked at both Marvel and DC, and appears on many a comic book dedication. I’m told that both Diane Nelson and Dan Buckley attended his funeral, and I understand his family were very touched by those who turned out. They had no idea he meant so much to so many.

BatWatch: Batman colourist Andrew Elder gets a massive profile article in The Daily Mail.

Mr Elder, who has also done Superman work for DC Entertainment as part of its 1970s retro series, added: ‘My goal is to be a content creator.

‘I’ve told stories through colouring and now want to take it to the next step.’

RosieWatch: Rosario Dawson’s Occult Crimes Taskforce from Image is now to be a TV pilot. Yes, it was a while about, five years in fact. But The Walking Dead has done strange things to some people. And suddenly long thought corpses are coming back to life. And getting TV shows.

IrishWatch: There’s more than one way to get television to notice your comic book.

Last Friday’s Nationwide programme on RTE One featured Cork’s Will Sliney and the announcement of his new creator owned project, a book based on the legendary Irish character Cú Chulainn. This is the second time in a little over a year that Nationwide has featured Irish comic creators and their work following a previous segment on Ennis man John Cullen.

Launching a new project via national TV is certainly a new way to get the word out there. Speaking exclusively to ICN today, Sliney explained how RTE got involved. “I was contacted by RTE many months ago about doing the piece. The editor for Nationwide became aware of the project and asked one of his reporters to do an interview. Initially the idea was to do it in Dublin as a smaller segment, but once they found out about the studio in Monaghan, the pieces fell into place.”

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.

It Sparkles!: SELLING OUT

It’s been suggested that the simplest way to avoid selling out is simply to print more, but it’s actually not that simple, otherwise every publisher would would do exactly that on a regular basis. Generally speaking, though, we don’t do that, because printing more means spending more, not just in terms of the basic printing costs, but in terms of freight and storage, too. Printing more involves taking a risk. It’s a calculated risk, because orders allow us to gauge interest in our titles, but it’s a risk nonetheless, especially given the vagaries of the ordering process as a whole.

J.M. DeMatteis’s CREATION POINT: Workshops

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Cartoon Network Wants You to Beware the Batman! | Superhero Hype

Cartoon Network has announced that a new Batman series is premiering later this year. Called “Beware the Batman,” the new show will be the first to adapt the caped crusader with CGI animation. Check out the first piece of teaser artwork beneath the official description:

Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » Marvel Hits End of March Target for Same-Day Digital

Well, it’s now March 28, and the final New Comic Book day of the month, so how are they doing? A quick comparison between the Marvel app and Marvel’s portion of the Diamond shipping list for this week show only a couple of discrepancies.

Rosario Dawson Bringing Graphic Novel ‘O.C.T.’ to A&E; With ‘Walking Dead’ Producer (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter

The drama project, O.C.T., is being developed with both women attached as executive producers. Though O.C.T. — an  acronym for the NYPD’s Occult Crimes Taskforce — is still in its early stages, it is being considered as a star vehicle for the Sin City actress.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 Sells Out | Marvel Heroes | Comic News | News |

It’s the essential opener to the biggest pop culture comic event of the year and Marvel is proud to announce that AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at retail level) and will be immediately going back to press. Fans of all ages have been waiting for this moment, and today they can get their first taste of the impending super hero war. From the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Frank Cho, learn all about the crucial roles of The Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers before their allegiances come into question.

‘Arrow’ Pilot Casts Dinah Lance’s Sister

Though the main cast for “Arrow” has been set for about a month now, there’s still plenty of room left for guest appearances. The latest one comes in the form of “Bold and the Beautiful” actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who will be playing Sarah Lance, the sister of Katie Cassidy’s Dinah Laurel Lance.


(Last Updated March 29, 2012 9:41 am )

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