Neilalien : A Doctor Strange Fansite : A Comic Book Weblog  

Fred Hembeck draws a toon for the Neilalienistas! [FreddyDrewit, 30 April post]
Neilalien loves it! Thanks Fred! Some past Hembeck fun: [Comics Buyer's Guide #1436, May 02001] [Beware The Creeper #1]
The Ancient One has often been called Dr. Strange's Aunt May. Maybe they should hook up...

Fort Myers, FL man sued by Marvel Enterprises over use of 'spiderboy' for growing web search engine/entertainment company name []

My Marvel Years by Jonathan Lethem [London Review of Books via LinkMachineGo]

Homer, The Happy Ghost story in #10 by Dan DeCarlo and Stan Lee [U.S.S. Catastrophe via Flat Earth]
Robot Louis Stevenson. Haw!

Invincible #10 sold out, sales climbing [Newsarama]

The Losers: Ante Up TPB reviewed [Ninth Art]

Boom time for manga books [New York Daily News]
Spotted this while reading the print version at lunch.

Posted 30 April 02004 - Permalink

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Dr. Strange listed on new Marvel movie lists for 02006 [Dark Horizons] [spotted by Dublog]

"And I got a great page from 'The Defenders' where they're all dead, and it says, 'To be continued?' I thought, 'I gotta have that!'" [David Carradine loves The Defenders in interview] [via Defenders Message Board]
He's got a great monologue about superheroes in Kill Bill Vol. 2, if you don't already know.

Are superhero comics modern mythology? [Motime] [Trickle of Consciousness]

License To Shill [Paul O'Brien on Ninth Art]
Good stuff. If "Publishing is a business unit we often view as the R&D function of Marvel [for licensing]" doesn't depress the comic book lover in you, there's more: how does that statement compute with Marvel not actually doing any R&D creating new characters?

Marvel March 02004 month-to-month [Paul O'Brien on Pulse]
On third-tier character She-Hulk's 34K debut: "Swift decline and cancellation inside of a year is almost invariably the result." What numbers would a Doctor Strange book start with nowadays?

Finally, someone's not just preaching to the choir- but there is no quick fix [Subsurface Communications on Tokyopop TV ads]
Tokyopop takes Japanese comics to television [Franklin's Pulp Culture]

Activism for a small-press book can make a big difference [Mercury Studios via Near Mint Heroes]

Frustrated creator of unsupported book lashes out at people who buy what they know and like [Micah Wright (Delphi Forum, reg req'd); quoted at Grotesque Anatomy]

The Poetics of the Page: City of Glass, the graphic novel [new Indy Magazine]

Posted 28 April 02004 - Permalink

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GraphicSmashBox: You may notice a new GraphicSmash module-type thingie currently placed prominently on the front page of this website.

For a while, Neilalien's been looking for a way to support the webcomics model- and send some of his readers over to GraphicSmash to enjoy the superhero and many-varied action webcomics, and creators, found there. Free time to do lots of reviews isn't materializing- and hey, Neilalien's muse is of a different creative variety than a lot of review blabbity.

What Neilalien did: After learning that GraphicSmash has an RSS feed now, he went to Feedroll to format it for his site and pare it down to the two newest items, links changing daily. Purty it up, and voila.

So please, if an image, title or creator name catches your eye, hopefully you'll be moved to do the clickity. If you find yourself consistently enjoying where the clickity takes you, consider becoming a subscriber. (BTW, Neilalien doesn't get a cut.) That is all.

Interesting Marvel internal discussion of variant covers [Newsarama]
Joey Q keeps the sane anti-variant-cover fires burning.

Stormwatch's Amazon Activism [Newsarama]
Folks are showing their overwhelming support by Amazon-preordering the cancelled third trade. Wright's got a lot here about comic book advertising (e.g., a lot of online folks not even knowing the books existed), waiting-for-the-trade, etc.

Tokyopop TV ads: tracking the discussion, musing on their value [Franklin's Findings]

Valentino discusses his departure from Image [Newsarama]
'Only X, Spider, Super and Bat' is not a healthy paradigm. Sorry to hear about the osteoarthritis- hopefully it won't get too much in the way of his creative pursuits. It sucks when health concerns must affect one's decisions.

Posted 26 April 02004 - Permalink

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Gaiman v. McFarlane ends up setting some kind of legal precedent re: comic books and work-for-hire? [Newsarama]
Paging the comics blogosphere's resident ambulance chaser Briefs On The Outside for an explanation! ;)

Ditko discussed in this thread [TCJ Message Board]
Deconstructing how a person with a strong sense of right and wrong who doesn't waste his time with the press can get an 'oversensitive crackpot recluse' rap.

"Jack will probably claim he does that, too" [Comics Commentary]
Examining one of the rare times Stan Lee slipped out of diplomacy mode.

Speaking of advertising... Tokyopop Plans TV Ads for Manga [ICv2 via Franklin's Findings]

People piling into comic book shops and bookstores looking for Hellboy TPBs are met with bare shelves
Damn, can't we do anything right? Let the finger-pointing begin. Oh well. Demand was unexpected, and it's not like Dark Horse was going to print a ton beforehand and take on the risk of all that inventory if the movie bombed/didn't generate interest. What a bummer if potential new customers are lost.
Retailer tried to plan ahead, still got swamped [Progressive Ruin]
You Can't Fault Dark Horse and Diamond (for not taking inventory-financial risk, as Neilalien said) [ICv2]

On the radar: Planet of the Capes [Pimp interviews Larry Young] [Pulse interviews artist Brandon McKinney]

Great feature: Chick Check for This Week's Marvels [Cognitive Dissonance]
Uber-comics-reviewer Johanna Draper Carlson is blogging! It strikes Neilalien that a writer or artist slot should count more than an assistant editor slot? Not to belittle anyone's assistant editor role, or turn Chick Check into a math chore.

Posted 23 April 02004 - Permalink

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Is it really possible that the majority of comic book readers had not heard that the recently cancelled Wildstorm books were good books, or didn't know that those books even existed?

The Intermittent suspects No- that it's not a failure of advertising/fanboy 'ignorance' in this day-and-age of comics blogospheres, magazines, movies, news websites (as opposed to the old days of newsstand randomness)- it's fanboy 'attitude', the direct market has spoken and decided that Stormwatch isn't that good after all, or it's not what they want.

Is the basic problem that the current comic book reading population is mostly resistant/averse to a book that's non-Big-Two, non-spandex, non-superhero-icon, black-and-white, etc.- or is it that the population doesn't know enough about the existence of these other books to buy them?

Ringwood responds that it is primarily a lack of advertising and knowledge among comic fans, not preference. Most of comicdom isn't tapped into all the comics news, interviews, Previews, etc. as much as the vocal fanboy/snob-opposing-continuum-tips online/blogosphere community is- and that said community is just a tiny minority (which is so true- and so hard to remember once you're inside). Also that people may want more out of comics, but they are limited by many factors (time, money, patience, and/or easy/available service to get more).

Eat More People seconds, adding that most direct market stores don't stock the non-Big-Two stuff anyway for people to get exposed to something else.

"Jeff" comments for a piece of the fan attitude side, that most people remaining in comicdom today are in it for nostalgia warm-fuzzies, they're not seeking out something new. Which is why Supes Bats Spidey X dominate.

Neilalien suspects the answer is mostly, Yes, they don't know. It's a combination of both/many factors (as things usually are). The micropopulation of remaining direct market consumers might just be as averse to change and The New and non-spandex as the snobs charge (hey, but it wouldn't be their fault if they're the only population left, and they're under no obligation to be change-phyllic). But a failure of advertising is definitely a primary factor. People just don't know the wide range of books out there. It's why we all pimp as we do here online, right? On a fundamental level, comic books are only advertised and marketed to the direct market store owner. If they get marketed at all. What kind of support and outreach did these books get? It's like the direct market store owner is the publishers' consumer, not the actual consumer. Most casual readers already in comicdom, that big bell-curve centrist middle, don't know about a wide range of non-Big-Two books, they don't read Previews or Wizard or news websites or blogs- and if they were curious, after reading an interview, or via word of mouth, they'd probably have to go through the work of special ordering them, and maybe months in advance sight-unseen! Insanity! And there's zero advertising for comics to 'outsiders', to people who aren't reading them already, it's not like there's TV commercials or anything for generating any totally new blood for American comics of any kind (Marvel's movies haven't lead to higher comics sales).

Posted 22 April 02004 - Permalink

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Neat essay: Let's replace "continuity" with "awareness of tradition", "retcon" with "reinterpretation" [Motime Like The Present]
Speaking out against both ends of the spectrum: the reverence camp, and the snob attacker/straw-man builder re: the anti-change info-crutch secret-handshake fanboy. Good words to facilitate a perception change.

Comics companies geared towards Iconic Franchises don't advertise/promote new 'untested' characters, lines, imprints, etc. well [Permanent Damage]
Also some great stuff about comic book cancellations- and word-of-mouth, getting a retailer interested- and writing supportive letters to publishers before a book gets cancelled, instead of writing letters to creators or after a cancellation announcement. Lamenting the end of letters pages too.

Posted 21 April 02004 - Permalink

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Witches #3 cover by Deodato Beautiful Deodato Witches #3 cover [Comics Continuum]
Marvel's July solicits state that #4 is the 'thrilling final issue'.

John Romita Jr. talks up Gray Area [Pulse]
Solid artist and storyteller. One of the nicest guys in the biz. Creator-owned book at Image. Supernatural themes. And All-Class Klaus Janson inks! Neilalien is there.

Ed Brubaker talks up Sleeper [Pulse]

A. David Lewis talks up Mortal Coils [Pulse]

The direct market has already crossed the point of no return [The Hurting via Fanboy Rampage]
Bad combo: Not enough readers to support new midlist stuff like Wildstorm, too many readers who demand hardcore kowtowing to the old. (Neilalien thinks that's the point to tease out of this Millennium-retard text, anyway.)

What's wrong with work-for-hire? The Sistine Chapel was work-for-hire! [Motime]

Put it on the radar: Convincing gushing for Ex Machina [ by way of Fanboy Rampage]
A relevant superhero book with Tony Harris (Dr. Strange: Flight of Bones (the first two issues anyway (sigh))) art. "Congratulations to all involved on creating something new."

Future Comics now Future Entertainment [ICv2]
Deathmask TPB preview [Newsarama]
Neilalien's been rooting for these wily veterans since they started. He likes how they seem to be trying different things marketwise. Not distributing through Diamond. TPB only. Now those TPB's are manga formatted. Unfortunately, Neilalien gave Deathmask a three-issue test, and Future doesn't seem to be trying anything different yet re: content.

Posted 20 April 02004 - Permalink

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Dr. Strange by Salgood Sam Salgood Sam posts his art for Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #63 [blog post] [Doc art] [all his comics]
The man designed the Tempo tower.

Bendis interviewed: Sounds like the Ultimate Dr. Strange from Ultimate Team-Up will be appearing in Ultimate Spider-Man [Silver Bullet]
Perhaps Bendis misspoke when he called Ult Doc a villain. Or did he? Special thanks to Thought Balloons for the FYI.

Defenders movie poster [Defenders Message Board]

Sleeper artist Sean Phillips speaks [Pulse]

To DC suits, 'mature reader superheroes' means more sex and violence- just throw in a scene of a hooker getting beat up [Gutters on Wildcats cancellation]
Plus: The shooting script for Sin City is a photocopy of the comic! Cameras are lined up to match panel angles. Wow.

When Bad Things Happen To Good Books [Comics Pimp]
The Pimp teaches how to kick comic market ass through advertising, trade dress and market penetration.

Luke O. Site, Ben A. Dryll and Auntie Bacteria! Ha! [New Bern, NC Sun Journal]
11-year-old Lisa Harshman creates superheroes, wins Duke writing prize. Neilalien loves the wordplays.

Posted 19 April 02004 - Permalink

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Doc by Deodato Meeting The Witches Team: Walsh & Deodato [Newsarama]

Brian Hibbs analyzes CrossGen implosion, Icon, Tokyopop via Diamond [Tilting At Windmills]
He also speaks about Marvel underestimating/dropping the ball re: TPBs. Thor: Vikings has already sold out! (Of course- Neilalien pimped it! ;) )

Ed Brubaker reassures us Sleeper fans in light of other Wildstorm Universe cancellations [Newsarama]
Sounds like Sleeper's trade sales are much better than the other books', which gives some protection. Still- push and pimp Sleeper if you enjoy it! In fact, remember to push and pimp for any book you enjoy these days. Because:

The fact that this industry couldn't support a book like [Wildcats] or Stormwatch, says a lot about what's wrong with the Direct Market right now. This backwards way of putting out material, which has devolved into a system where a majority of stores don't carry anything for the shelves that isn't in the top 20 or 30 and every other book must be special-ordered by the customer is simply killing the diversity in this field. No matter how much buzz a book generates, if a fan can't find it on the shelf when he looks for it, it may as well not exist.

02004 - A good year to get out of the manga business? Here comes the glut o' crap! [Excerpt from The Comics Journal #259 via Attentiondeficitdisorderly]
Congrats to all the comics blogospherians who are a part of TCJ #259! Almost makes Neilalien want to pick it up.

The mainstream is making a comeback [Ninth Art]

The Blame Game [Ringwood]

Where all da wimmen at? [Hartford Courant; reg req'd, try BugMeNot; via Thought Balloons]
Heroine Chic: It's Not Easy Cracking The Male-Dominated Lineup Of Comic-Book Superheroes: The Stereotyped Leading Ladies.

Funny comic-book-themed motivational prints [Bad Day Studio]

Mini-Comics/Zine Making Conference today at NYU [schedule; via Egon]

Posted 16 April 02004 - Permalink

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Neilalien-Approved Reviews & Purchases

Doctor Strange in She-Hulk #2 She-Hulk #2 [Quick Critiques]
A couple months ago, Neilalien was dreading having to buy this book for the Doctor Strange appearance. C'mon- She-Hulk? Well, this title is two-for-two so far, and definitely on the pull list now. Great stuff! Interesting Jennifer Walters identity issues. The superhero law stuff is fun, and created out of obvious love. #2 has a nice U-turn of the classic origin story. The art is crisp. And Awesome Andy rocks.

As for Doc, it's a minor cameo (sigh). The eyeglasses are a cute fatherly touch- but people, the man is not aging, his eyesight is not getting worse. Neilalien was a little wary about what Doc was doing at the law firm- but Slott had the good sense to give him a smarter motive. Now don't tell us Doc is just going to let that guy get gunned down...

Smax #5 [Johnny Bacardi] [Snap Judgments]
Fairy tales meet Top 10, by Alan Moore. A very satisfying mini-series- if the yearning for more Top 10 could be satisfied...

Wanted #3 [Ringwood]
Hannibal: "This is wrong, wrong wrong wrong. And wonderful. Raiding alternate universes for a gift for a friend. Internecine plotting and murders. Really smart storytelling that leaves tons of questions and never telegraphs the plot points. This is good stuff. I am starting to question, "Why am I not buying this?" Why indeed.

Invincible #9 [CHUD] [Snap Judgments]
If you are a reader of this website, you need to be a reader of Invincible. That's just about the biggest compliment Neilalien's got.

The Walking Dead #5 [Johnny Bacardi]
"Walking dead" don't refer to the zombies...

Human Target: Strike Zones TPB [Fourth Rail]

The Losers: Ante Up TPB [Paperback Reader]
That "comics blogosphere" sure recommends some damn good comics.

Fade From Blue #9
This title was recently honored as a Comic Worth Reading.

Amazing Spider-Man #506 [Silver Bullet Comic Books]
Ezekiel has returned, is he good guy or bad?, the spider-totem stuff is back, the recent mystical stuff's getting tied in a nice little bow, and a big bad threat is on the way. So Neilalien's sticking around. The meme that JMS has diluted his run on this book of late with feel-good filler stories has gotten a lot of traction [GamersCircle review of #505].

Neilalien had a fun time at Hellboy. But then someone had to think too much and remind him of all the plot elements that went nowhere and ruin the pleasant memory of the film. So much for blissful ignorance. Look what you done, Sean! (Must be getting Neilalien back for this.)

The Punisher previews look awful! Might we have our first official Marvel dud of the modern age on our hands? Although, it only took $34 million to make, so it doesn't have to do that well to make a profit. But The Eat Me Beat Me Lady is in it! Eh, Neilalien will probably catch it next weekend- this weekend's flick will be Kill Bill Vol. 2.

Joey Ramone, we miss you.

Posted 15 April 02004 - Permalink

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Dr. Strange vs. The Military Industrial Complex [Trickster]
Update: Several Neilalienistas have emailed. Yes, Steve Ditko would probably be horrified by the use of Doc here.

Adrian Tomine interview [Pulse]

Comics as commerical-over-artistic now as it was in the 50's; evil kids in post-Columbine fiction; Icon weigh-in [Permanent Damage]

Speaking of commercialism: Superheroes in surgical blade ad campaign; comic and cartoon art style catches attention, makes spam more effective []

Speaking of commercialism and sharp objects: Batmobile toy poses potential puncture or laceration hazard [Newsarama]
This comment made Neilalien laugh: "Yeah, another great toy with KNIVES on the back is ruined! WAH WAH WAH!!! Where's my Bag 'o Glass?"

Good readin' about Complete Peanuts, Essential Punisher, Wizard Edge, Supreme and Alan Moore in the 90's, etc. [Breakdowns]

Posted 14 April 02004 - Permalink

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Stan Lee Tribute Mini-Bust by Bowen Designs The Stan Lee Tribute Mini-Bust by Bowen Designs

She-Hulk #2 out tomorrow [Diamond Shipping List]
Can't find any other independent confirmation beyond the original Dan Slott interview that Doctor Strange is in this issue. Guess we'll find out soon enough, fans. #1 was fun.
Also out this week: Human Target TPB (just $10! no excuses!) and Invincible stuff (#10, TPB).

Icon: Marvel launches creator-owned imprint [Comic Book Resources] [Newsarama] [Pulse]
Confirms last week's tell by Rich Johnston that Powers is moving from Image to Marvel.

Icon: Marvel editorial/publishing fought for creator-owned stuff against Avi Arad who sees it as money down the drain; Bendis tipped the scales; imprint probably an exclusive/invitation-only club- a perk for work-for-hire, not a creator-rights thing [Lying In The Gutters]
Also via LITG: Confirmed: Marvel aiming for younger readers, toning books down, 'playing it safe' [Chuck Austen interview at Silver Bullet]

Icon: Huge analysis [Pipeline]
Marvel gets the creator-owned line it wanted; keeps its creators like Bendis happy; Powers gets bigger spotlight; the impact to Image; "reasons for not buying an Image comic"; readers and retailers get big tsk tsk for ordering a book more just because it's with Marvel; direct market broken.

02004 Eisner Award nominees announced [Comic Book Resources]
Sleeper, Invincible, The Walking Dead and El Cazador are all Best New Series noms, so maybe Neilalien is doing something right with his reading list nowadays? Eh, not that he needs the Eisners to validate his pull list. He should probably add another Best New Series nominee The Losers to his pile.

Prison cards offer lowdown on gang life, "borrowing liberally from the superhero mythology of Stan Lee" [Chicago Tribune (reg req'd; try cipher/cipher via BugMeNot]

Retailer rant about playing second-fiddle to the big player stores [ICv2]
Interesting item re: manga saviorship of the direct market?: "[M]y sales of manga trades has dwindled to nothing since Barnes & Noble and Borders gets them three weeks before I do."
Opposing views; casual readers vs. hobbyists and getting the former to become the latter, etc.:
The mass market is a retail partner of the comic book shop [ICv2]
Torsten Adair of Barnes & Noble on what comic shops offer and can do that his employer don't/can't [ICv2]

The strength is not that superheroes can be metaphors, it's that they don't have to be [Not The Beastmaster]

Why (to jump back to my Thanos rant) would you try to make a supervillain a metaphor for the death-drive implicit in autocratic conquerers when you could just have him try to fuck Death?

More ranting about how on God's green Earth could creators eagerly wait for The Call to slum-for-hire on corporate superheroes they don't own and can't change [Ninth Art]

"Honestly, you wonder whether anyone- Austen or his editors- actually read or at least understood the scripts for the last few months." [Paul O'Brien reviews the first non-Morrison New X-Men #155]

Someone had their hand in the till at Fantagraphics [Pulse]
It wasn't (enough money to be) related to Fantagraphics' recent plea for help [Pulse]

Quiz: What Type of Villain are You? [via Bloggity]

Posted 13 April 02004 - Permalink

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Why are we putting the all-ages superhero icons of our youth into adult situations now? [Darwyn Cooke quoted at Fanboy Rampage vs. Mark Millar; via Franklin's Findings]
Why haven't adult comic book readers moved on to other genres? Or at least on to new created-for-adults superhero characters? It's not like we have cartoons of Mickey Mouse fucking Minnie nowadays.
Update: Interesting angle: This is the Reverence Brigade complaining about the mistreatment of beloved-from-youth fictional characters [Attentiondeficitdisorderly]

"Mr Pynchon, if you wanted to write about World War II, why not just write about it; why drag in a hypnotized octopus?" [The Intermittent]
And more fun responses to people who lament the inclusion of superheroes and fantasy elements into a story.

All manga looks the same [The Looney Bin via Franklin who responds]
Neilalien agrees with that assessment of manga, but he fully admits it's because he doesn't grok it, so he just keeps his mouth shut. He's disintegrated-via-orbital-laser enough losers who've said that all Ramones songs sound the same to know.

Thought Balloons published: a 16-page tale about friendship, murder... and frogs... in Digital Webbing Presents

Avengers/JLA #4 reviewed as a video game [Grotesque Anatomy]

Blogged: The Brave and the Bold #102 "The Commune of Defiance" [Flat Earth 1, 2]

Posted 8 April 02004 - Permalink

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Go Huskies!

Congratulations to the University of Connecticut: NCAA Basketball Men's and Women's Champions!

Posted 6 April 02004 - Permalink

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Powers moving to be a Marvel creator-owned? [Gutters]
Looks like Marvel is taking care of its golden-egg goose, Bendis. It would be interesting to see how much more Powers would be ordered now.

Looking at the magazine business' poor sales in 02003 is like reading the obituaries [ICv2]

Also like reading the obits: CrossGen imploding
VP of Publishing Bill Rosemann quits [Newsarama]
VP of Sales Chris Oarr quits [Newsarama]
'Poor taste' American Power book cancelled to appease new investors! [Pulse] [more at Ninth Art about this]
Updates: One week later: CrossGen has no sales staff [Newsarama]
CG drops out of Free Comic Book Day 02004, tightening the belts [Newsarama]

Comics have become too respectable [Dan Brown]

Thought-provoking item on 'panel rhythm' [Mercury Studios]
How panel size, number of panels on a page, panel content: camera angles, amount of detail- even panel border weight!- influence how (fast) a page is read.

Fade From Blue's Myatt Murphy sells Two Over Ten to Hollywood, rolls in dough, explains the concept behind the book [Newsarama]

Hallelujah! Found at Ninth Art:

I think we have this perception of the comic reader-as-collector being an awful thing. It's not an awful thing. That there aren't more people who are casual readers is an awful thing, but you don't shoot the guys who are reading the comics. You shouldn't bitch about the people who are already going in to the shops and paying their money. I wish people would get some perspective on that score. There's nothing wrong with being a fan.

Posted 5 April 02004 - Permalink

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Ditko's Captain Atom to be reprinted [Newsarama via Franklin's Findings]
In Action Hero Archives Volume 1.

Webmedia entrepreneur Joey Manley now has a weblog, and he's talking about webcomics business models

Stan Lee involved with Nickelodeon Magazine's 100th ish [Pulse]

Mindset that comic books are not legitimate is hard to overcome [Johnny Bacardi Show]

The atrocity of post-Jemas Marvel U-turns back to its craptacular 'basics' after Grant Morrison's New X-Men [Attentiondeficitdisorderly]

Introducing a a new comics trade organization, the International Comic Arts Association [The Comics Pimp]

Captions missed; no captions lead to decompression [Not The Beastmaster]

Superheroes need to engage the real world more [Ninth Art]
Superheroes are capable of saying more than "enspandexed violence and escapism"- but not with uninterested creators, Hollywood-pleasing publishers and characters that cannot change.
Update: Contrast with Robert Kirkman's plans for his Captain America arc: "I'm doing a superhero book. This medium is all about escapism and I really don't want my run to be as horrifying as the six o'clock news. I'm bringing back the Serpent Society... I'm putting color into this book. I'm trying to have fun here. If you want a break from reality and a chance to relax... my Captain America arc offers that."

We need some new characters- not more retreads, reinventions, Ultimate versions, etc. [Full Bleed column on Broken Frontier (permalink pending) via Fanboy Rampage]

Drawn & Quarterly is having a big online sale [via Grotesque Anatomy]
Which means great stuff like Dylan Horrocks' Hicksville and Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve is easier to check out.

Hollywood Executive: "Can he have a Hellmobile?" ['Hellboy' Survives 6 Years of Hollywood (AP on Yahoo) via Bookslut]
Funny interview with director Guillermo del Toro about the trials of creating the Hellboy movie. Neilalien's off to see the flick. Have a great weekend!

Posted 2 April 02004 - Permalink

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