ARCHIVE PAGE 92 - December 2011
Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book brain.com
Reboot Batgirl has legs: Cover art for the first issue by Adam Hughes.
Cover art Swamp Thing #102
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Scary Quote of the Day
"Tokyopop is closing down its manga line. Not long ago, this company and others like it were sometimes pointed to as the future of comics publishing. I suppose they still might be." From the Comics Journal blog.
More Wonder Woman
The late Joanne Siegel letter to Warner Bros protesting legal harassment over Superman copyrights
"Do you really think the families of Superman’s creators should be treated this way?"
The Deadline Hollywood movie web site by Nikki FInke has a copy of the letter Joanne Siegel (Superman creator Jerry Siegel's wife and as she is usually identified "The model for Lois Lane") wrote before her death in February protesting Warner Bros continued legal maneuvers despite losing the fight over the Superman copyrights. Continue
Didn't know this was out there: Verheiden's blogspot site. (Verheiden is the original APA-5 progenitor, which isn't listed on his very long, impressive resume of comics, movies and TV. APA-5 being a pretty important piece of comics history, and by virtue of some of its 'graduates' pop culture at large.)
The former head of Marvel Comics is working on a project to retool the defunct Gold Key comics company heroes for Dark Horse. Notice at the Heidi McDonald The Beat. Jim Shooter also blogs, a recent topic being "The Problems with Marvel Comics".
Can comics make room for new characters?
Saw this at the Heidi McDonald "The Beat" discussing whether comic books will allow new characters to emerge. Mostly the attitude seems to be "no."
"Five years ago, there was no Glee, no AVATAR, no Hunger Games, no Bieber, no Gaga. Seven years ago there was no Twilight, no Lost, no Dexter. It’s a lot harder to find new characters in film because they are as risk-averse as comics, but in TV and books they are the lifeblood. Have comics REALLY become that ossified?"
See it here
More Superhero Mockery
Neal Adams, Manbat, 1970
Wolverine Happy Meal Toy
I guess this yellow and blue fellow is illegal at the MCDonalds around San Francisco. See enlarged images here.
More Pam Grier
Original Page Dec 2011 | Updated April 2014
DC New Talent Showcase now open
Feb 2017: DC's effort to look at new artists is underway for the month of February (the writers workshop will be in March). To see the artist application page, go here: www.dccomicstalentworkshop.com
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