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The Silver Age of DC Comics – TASCHEN 396 Pages

Last Update: October 26, 2021


Russo Brothers coming back to MCU?comicbook


"The Eternals" challenges God

...super-producer Kevin Feige — having usurped every screen on Earth and reshaped the global entertainment landscape in his own image — merely straightened his baseball cap and announced that it was time to begin the next phase of his crusade. He knew there were more planets to rule, more parallel dimensions to explore, and more revenue streams for Disney shareholders to tap dry. Most of all, Feige knew that it wasn’t enough to dominate the creative arts; if the Marvel brand were to achieve its rightful place in the hearts and minds of all humanity, it would have to unseat the Creator themselves.

...In other words, Marvel has made a “Dune”-sized, “Dune”-length, and almost “Dune”-portentous superhero movie about literally confronting God.

This reminds me of Billy Zane taking a look at the Titanic (mostly CGI, but a real prop built on a huge scale) from the dock from an early scene in James Cameron's film, and he says "God himself could not sink this ship."

Article about gods, God and Marvel at Indiewire


Display of Graphic Novels October 2021

Barnes and Noble, almost all DC products. October 2021.



Brandon Fraser to appear in Batgirl movieMSN News and "the comeback trail" at NY Post


Comics Books circa 2001Multiversity Comics


Marvel's Eternals not getting "glowing reviews" CNET


Robert Downey Jr had shot at playing Doctor Doom, but ended up as Iron ManGeek Tyrant


"Review: Marvel's overstuffed 'Eternals' is a star-studded exercise in superhero excess"Yahoo News / USA Today


The DC Comics references in The EternalsCinema Blend


Ms. Marvel Disney+ show shall not have her enlargening powers of bignesscomicbookmovie


Fan reads all 540K pages of Marvel's entire output then wrote a book about it Daily News


Writer Mark Baron (of Nexus fame) launching a new title via crowd-fundingBounding into Comics

The Indiegogo link for Baron's project


Ten comic book characters altered to look like their movie versionCBR



Geppi Comic Collection at the Library of CongressFine Books Magazine

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress explores how comic books have permeated popular entertainment and influenced U.S. culture, highlighting selections from the Stephen A. Geppi Collection that was generously donated to the national library in 2018.

"Geppi Gems" is now open in the Library’s Graphic Arts Gallery through mid-March 2022. A second rotation with different items is planned for spring 2022.
Free timed entry tickets are available for visitors to the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To plan a visit and reserve tickets, go to loc.gov/visit. Tickets will be released on a rolling 30-day basis. For online versions of the Library’s exhibitions, visit loc.gov/exhibits.

Kristen Stewart as Joker vs the Pattinson Batman?

Kristen Stewart Joker

October 21, 2021: Crazy ideas at Yahoo News



Neil Gaiman interviewLondon Evening Standard


New Popeye hardcover collectionPreviewsworld


The Multiple Spidermen of Empire Magazine

The new Empire Magazine cover tie-ins to the Spider-Man No Way Home film

Empire Magazine COver Multiple Spidermen

Alternative cover of multiple-Spider-Men "illustrated exclusively for Empire by Murugiah"

Empire Spider-Man Tom Holland


Comic Book Sales Numbers

Getting numbers for sales of comic books is getting harder and harder. On the other hand there's this chart at Wikipedia

Sales of Comic Book Collections

More info: Comichron July 2021 Estimates

Previous info removed: There ARE numbers to account for current sales (previous article says the info isn't available. That was incorrect.).

Reversing the trend:

American comic book publishers are again trying to break into the manga format ("Superman's First Manga Lands In Japan"Comicbook) in a successful, money-making way. Sequential storytelling can fit just about any format, and it behooves American publishers to go where the audience is.

Related:

For a pre-Diamond breakup 2019 primer on sales and monopolies at Comic Book Herald

"PrintWatch: No More Second Printings From Image Comics"Bleeding Cool

"The great book shortage of 2021, explained - Demand for books is way up this year. Supplies are way, way down"Vox


In praise of Drawn and Quarterly

There is arguably no better place in North America for an independent, literary graphic novel publisher to be based than Montreal. Sure, it is a sizeable market with a foot in the English and French languages, but Quebec’s biggest city also has a deeprooted appreciation of comics as an artform and, like the rest of the Francophone world, an understanding that bandes dessinées aren’t just for les enfants.

That culture is part of the reason why Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly (D&Q) has built itself up, in the 31 years since its founding by then-23-year-old cartoonist Chris Oliveros, as one of the globe’s most respected alternative comics publishers.

Story at The Bookseller


The Batman and the Kilmer suit

...doing an early screen test, Pattinson had to wear Val Kilmer’s rubber Batsuit "

Pattinson talks up The Batman at DC Fandome, October 2021


Batzman 114 Cover by Kudzu

Apologies to Batman #114 / DC Comics and Spinal Tap.


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