Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Peter Bergting and Dave Stewart are creating a new Baltimore comic mini-series, featuring the greatest monster hunter, Lord Henry Baltimore, in Baltimore: The Witch of Harju.
In his newest adventure, fresh off a showdown in London, Baltimore shelters a woman on the run from a possessed dead man and the witch playing his puppet master.
Ebony looks at Harlem Hellfighters from Max Brooks and Canaan White. And more to come…
After sending samples of his work to Avatar a few years back, the techno-trance loving artist was signed to an exclusive deal with the indie publisher, whose roster includes Alan Moore, Frank Miller and Warren Ellis. “I have tons of my own stories that I’ve worked on over the years, and I hope to get some of those up and running this year,” he says.
THE BANNING OF THE 99
The much-publicised Islamic-themed superhero comic book, The 99, written by Kuwaiti psychologist Naif al-Mutawa and praised by Barack Obama, has now been banned in Saudi Arabia.
But now it appears that that sort of progress, those sorts of liberal forward-looking ideas, are being suppressed once again in Saudi Arabia, where the grand mufti and his council recently issued a fatwa calling the comics and the television show based on them “evil work that needs to be shunned.”
Al-Mutawa summed up his own frustration—and very possibly Obama’s as well—in a phone call with The Daily Beast this morning. “We put Saudi super heroes on global television,” he said. “We are saying, ‘We are the good guys, not the bad guys,’ and these people are saying, ‘No, you are wrong, we actually are the bad guys. Stop spreading lies, Naif!’”
MINT, WITH WATER DAMAGE
Appearing in the financial paper, Mint, comes a one-page comic set in a flooded Bombay.
JETPACK GETS HIPPO LIFT
Thanks to write in votes, (go on, let’s call it encouraged ballot stuffing), Jetpack Comics LLC was voted Best Comic Shop in New Hampshire as well as being awarded Best Community Event for their Free Comic Book Day Festival last year.
The Best Comic Shop Award is subtitled, Honorable Mention, because Best Comic Shop was not an official category but a write in category. The best community event award is an official category with The Rochester Free Comic Book Day festival winning through write in votes.
Thanks to Macey Lavoie for the assist.