Supurbia #1 gets a second print. And it’s all rather intense.
Mark Waid talks about writing the Hulk, and his lack of speech in issue 1 of the new series.
I’ll be brutally honest — I’m still having a hard time pinning down an exact ‘voice’ for Hulk. Not Cookie Monster, but not erudite, either. I don’t believe Hulk has much opinion about the deal Banner’s cut with S.H.I.E.L.D., but we’ll see.
A BITE WITH A GAP
Scott Snydertalks to Newsarama about putting American Vampire on hiatus. We know we’re only taking about six months off from the series, between us. That might mean a little longer between issues that the readers see. So what I mean is that Rafael is only taking off six months after he finishes #34, and I’m only taking about six months off from writing American Vampire — maybe even less. For me, it’s mainly so I can get ahead on Batman and Superman, and I can also get ahead on The Wake with Sean Murphy. Part of it is needing to be able to stagger these books to make sure I’m able to give 100 percent on each one.”> talks about the six month hiatus on American Vampire.
We know we’re only taking about six months off from the series, between us. That might mean a little longer between issues that the readers see. So what I mean is that Rafael is only taking off six months after he finishes #34, and I’m only taking about six months off from writing American Vampire — maybe even less. For me, it’s mainly so I can get ahead on Batman and Superman, and I can also get ahead on The Wake with Sean Murphy. Part of it is needing to be able to stagger these books to make sure I’m able to give 100 percent on each one.
From The Beat, a clip from Jen van Meter and Stephanie Buscema‘s strip for the anniversary – and final – issue.
THE WALKING DAD
Robert Kirkman talks to Forbes about The Walking Dead.
What impact do you think the AMC show’s success had on the record breaking sales of The Walking Dead Issue 100 at Comic Con?
No effect whatsoever. That comic would have sold that much on its own. I think The Walking Dead has become this huge pop culture event. It’s a successful TV show. It’s a successful video game series and the comic book has been popular for a good long time, but the audience is building. I think that each branch of The Walking Dead, whether it be the novels or the video game or the TV show, appeal to people that prefer that form of entertainment. It has people crossing the street, so to speak. It has novel fans trying comics for the first time. It has TV show fans trying video games for the first time. As that happens, it all builds. And I think that all culminated to a certain extent in the record breaking sales of The Walking Dead 100, which shocked me.
Dark Horse Comics are putting out an even-more-limited release version of Hyrule Historia with a faux-leather cover and 280 gold-gilded pages.
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Collector’s Edition is limited to only 4,000 copies and contains an introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto, the full history of the Legend of Zelda™ franchise, and the official timeline of the Legend of Zelda™ games. This stunning hardcover also collects the Legend of Zelda™ manga and never-before-seen concept art, in-depth information on the making of The Legend of Zelda™, and art by some of the most storied concept artists in video games!
The limited edition of Hyrule Historia looks like it could have been pulled off the shelf of one of the sages of Hyrule. The faux-leather hardcover with gold-gilded pages bears the symbol of the Gate of Time, debossed, on the cover. The limited collector’s edition of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is perfect for the hardcore The Legend of Zelda™ fan!
Okay, I’m down for this.
What’s behind the Philippines’ most popular gay comic book, The Spectacular Adventures of Zsazsa Zaturrnah?
‘I have just recently accepted the fact that the first book can never be replicated,’ Vergara says. ‘It’s a once in a lifetime thing, which of course is the death-knell of everyone’s career you know. You’re on your way down.’
The sequel to The Spectacular Adventure of Zsazsa Zaturnnah was finally published this year, the first of a three-part series, but the response has been more muted than the flurry of of appreciation for the first Zsazsa Zaturnnah book. ‘There’s always the sequel syndrome,’ Vergara says. ‘That thing of the sequel not being as good as the first.’
Vergara approached writing the sequel in a more formal way. He says the first book was written ‘from the seat of my pants’ but for the second he studied story craft and structure. ‘I wanted to formalize my knowledge because when aspiring comic book artists approach me and ask for tips, I hardly know what to say,’ he says.
WORLD AIDS DAY
Darren Davis, publisher of Bluewater, talks about re-releasing Lost Raven for World AIDS Day.
“I wrote it based on my journal entries from when I was diagnosed being HIV positive,” Davis says. “The book is almost like HIV 101 for the mental state. When I first found out, I didn’t have the information and the info that was out there was confusing even with doctors help. This is no longer just a gay disease, so I also wrote the book so anyone with it can identify with it. I was even fired from a job after they found out I was HIV positive. Coming out about this subject is to help reduce the stigma of it…which has its challenges in itself.”
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