Last Update: December 3, 2021
First time Abilene Comic Con begins – Yahoo News
Disney's Hawkeye is bringing back the subject of how Marvel creators are compensated
Creator compensation at the "big two" comic publishers of Marvel and DC have come under scrutiny this year after stories from The Hollywood Reporter and Guardian. The stories highlighted some creators' criticism of work-for-hire contracts that give no ownership to the comic creator. Some creators sign more lucrative deals than others, but they never own any new characters they create or storylines they introduce. That dynamic is why some of the industry's top creators have signed deals with digital publications like the newsletter company Substack and the Amazon-owned digital-comics service Comixology, where they have ownership of what they create.
Story at MSN News
The Singapore Comicon
The virtual version of the Singapore Comic Con runs from Dec. 3, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022 with "a full program of activities."
Guests include Lee Bermejo, Martin Simmonds, Werther Dell'Edera, many more in other weeks.
Their program guide
Would you like to own Dark Horse Comics? – Comicbook
Spider-Man is turning 60 years old
Story at Pymnts
One Punch Man manga hits 25 million copy sales
Story at Comicbook
"Hawkeye feels out of place in the MCU" – Forbes
Spider-Man: No Way Home makes record with advance ticket sales – Yahoo News
Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, and Vera Farmiga talk about Hawkeye – Harper's Bazaar Singapore
Mel Brooks, 95, working on a book and is still "riffing" – Columbian
Mike Mignola leaves "semi-retirement" – Forbes
Illustrator Of Dog Man series is doing a graphic novel – Business Insider
The filming of the Batgirl TV Movie has begun – CBR
Danny DeVito would like to be Penguin again – Comic Book
Disney outspending everybody to win streaming wars – Next TV
Cosplay Gallery from San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition – lots of photos of people in wrinkly superhero suits at Bleedingcool
Bruce Campbell shall not be playing Ash in future – Bounding into Comics
Joe Giella turns 93 -– Brooklyn News
He later spent much of his career with DC Comics. In the 1960s, Giella helped with the Batman syndicated comic strip series and later drew the Mary Worth newspaper strips for over 35 years. "That was the pinnacle, that was it," Giella says. "Wow. Work for DC. The only thing better than that was a syndicated strip." The East Meadow resident retired in 2019 but came back to the drawing board to work on commissioned pieces. "At my age 93, I feel that I haven't done my best work yet," Giella says. "That's the truth."
Question: Is Joe Giella the oldest pro in the business?
You can now buy props from the Punisher TV show – Marvel
Hawkeye initial ratings miss the target
Disney+ Hawkeye ratings are apparently pretty poor for a Marvel show – Comicbook
In comparison to Marvel's Loki—the most recent live-action show outside of Hawkeye from Marvel Studios—that means roughly one million fewer watchers tuned into Hawkeye during its first week on Disney+.
Dennis the Menace turns 70 – MSN MONEY
Universal is making a new Dracula movie titled "Renfield" and it will feature Nicolas Cage as the Count – Deadline
Spider-Man No Way Home Ticket sales surge crash AMC website – UK Daily Mail
No Way Home tickets being sold for $10K – Ladbible
Marvel fans looking to get hold of tickets to see Spider-Man: No Way Home have run into something of a snag after cinema websites on both sides of the Atlantic crashed and left fans unable to purchase tickets for showings. You can see the trailer for the new blockbuster below:
With a matter of hours, tickets started appearing on sites such as eBay for eye-wateringly large sums of money, with one even listed for $10,000 (£7,500).
Frank Sinatra had a chance to be on Batman, but was told no – Cheatsheet
In the late 1960s, Sinatra was a mega music and movie star who had earned dozens of accolades, including an Academy Award, a Peabody, and multiple Grammys. But there was something about the Batman series that intrigued him. According to Ward, Sinatra asked producers to cast him in the role of Batman’s biggest nemesis.
"Frank Sinatra wanted to be the Joker," Ward told Nerdist.
Ward said that because producers had already hired Cesar Romero for the part of The Joker, they were unable to cast Sinatra in the role.
Tim Burton Batman movie's Bruce Wayne unique ten ways – let them count the ways at CBR
Interview with Jeremy Irons – AV Club
Another one comes out of the closet: Jane Campion hates superhero movies – Cheatsheet
[Director] Jane Campion doesn’t get the hype around the capes and ‘grown men in tights’ During the same interview at The Power of the Dog screening, she was asked if she might ever consider directing a superhero movie from Marvel, DC, or another group. "I think it’s safe to say that I will never do that. They’re so noisy and like ridiculous. Sometimes you get a good giggle," see said. "But I don’t know what the thing is with the capes, a grown man in tights. I feel like it must come from pantomime."
MST3K is returning with 13 new episodes featuring films like: Santo in The Treasure of Dracula, Beyond Atlantis, Demon Squad, Gamera vs. Jiger, and The Batwoman
Story at Comicbook
Disney slating $33 billion for new programming. Discovery/WB planning $22 billion
Story at NY Post
Zack Snyder hints at Final Crisis project – Comic Book
Zoe Kravitz: Pattinson's Batman "transformation" is "out of this world" – Yahoo News
Some Black Friday comic book type deals – Gamespot
Quantumania Ant-Man movie production has wrapped – Indiana Gazette
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Voice voice "DC League of Super-Pets" – Variety