ARCHIVE PAGE 93 - December 2011
Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book brain.com
Ryan Sook, Zatanna issue 2
See this Zatanna page by Ryan Sook larger here.
Superman : Man of Steel 2013
Man of Steel Quite a cast: Amy Adam (Lois Lane), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Russell Crowe Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Julia Ormond ( Lara Lor-Van)
More Lois Lane.
A convention of guys/gals who are/were Robin are coming together (from the DC Comics promo blurb):
THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by RICK BURCHETT and DAN DAVIS
On sale NOVEMBER9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Batman is seriously injured, so it’s up to a whole team of Robins to stop the League of Assassins! How? The Phantom Stranger reaches through space and time to gather everyone who’s ever been “The Boy Wonder,” but will their combined skills be enough?
Any sign of Carrie Kelly?
Forbes Article by Tracy John:
"A month ago, artist Renae De Liz set out to raise $25,000 by August 7th to make a comic book compilation of female writers and artists. The independent comic, titled Womanthology, ended up garnering over $100,000 in donations.
Raising $109,301 in funding with over 2,000 backers — including director Kevin Smith, fantasy novelist Neil Gaiman and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee — Womanthology is one of the most successful projects ever on creative funding platform Kickstarter."
The incredible success of Womanthology has bred the inevitable questions about what's going on with all that money. For example see this one small section from an exchange at the Lauren McCubbin website:
"...Look - this money was raised to do a specific project. It has all gotten fuzzy, and the answers are still not there. The reason that I am asking all these questions is a very selfish one, I admit - I don’t want anyone to get so turned off by the super sketchy nature of the finances on this project that they won’t contribute to a Kickstarter project again."
The situation isn't a new one, a tsunami of success all of a sudden can take a business by surprise (let alone an individual) and result in what looks like paralysis, which can get interpreted in many ways when there is money at stake. Hammering out a publicly-viewable framework for how the donations are being distributed into the project (and out of it) should solve most issues. I haven't heard anyone say they want this to blow up in anyone's face, and success of this project for a new cadre of artists and writers is going to be a boost to the comic book industry in general (which needs all the boosts it can get).
Dark Knight Rises Poster
Sienkiewicz From Elektra #5, December 1986
Cover artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz
Above: Cover to the (long awaited) J. H. Williams III Batwoman comic
from the "New 52!" DC Comics . View the entire cover.
More J. H. Williams III
Patrick Alexander's "Dark Wraith" from Dark Horse Presents #2, June 2011 ffrom Dark Horse Comics View the entire page.
Robin Cartoon Compilation
Alex Toth "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" Disney adaptation. View the entire page.
Above: Chaykin art from Batman-Catwoman "Follow the Money" - see entire page enlarged.
Superman Copyright Fight
The ongoing fight over the copyright for Superman continues between the heirs of Jerry Siegel / Joe Shuster and Warner Communications / DC Comics. A new twist is the argument that by failing to include this black and white vintage Superman advertisement predating the appearance of Action Comics #1, the Siegel/Shuster side has left open a technical loophole allowing DC Comics to counterattack. Read a whole timeline of the legal fight over Superman here.
Original page August 2011 | Update March 2017