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Top superhero in popularity is Superman, with Spidey right behind

Spideyman vs Supersman


Lyle Waggoner has died, age 84. The original Steve Trevor of Wonder Woman on TV.

Lyle Waggoner 1935-2020


The new techniques comic book shops are using to reach customers

Article talks about Atomic Basement Comics in Long Beach, Santa Monica’s Hi De Ho Comics, and Diamond Comics.

Story at Los Angeles Daily


"Comic industry shutdown for the first time in a century"

Not really an accurate statement, since there's always artists and writers working on their projects and dreaming up new ones, probably more so with the viral quarantine going on ... the industry part of the laboring force never shuts down. The selling part has, though, mostly.

Story at TheConversation


Why doesn't the San Diego Con shut down for 2020?

Questions asked at Gizmodo


PIZZA SUPERHEROES

Not surprising: rumor that Spider-Man 3 production is delayed

You-know-what is to blame.

Story at Movieweb

Meanwhile, speculation on six possible villains for the film at Cinema Blend


SPIDEY MAN

Sotheby's auction of Ian Levine DC Comic Book collection

...his DC Comics collection, believed to be the most complete collection outside of Warner Bros' own vaults, with every issue published by DC – or National Allied Publications that preceded it in name – from 1935 to 2016. The Ian Levine Collection features over 40,000 issues including Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, and Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman, among many other landmark issues...Oh yes, and it will be sold as a single lot."

Will it include the 1970s Cancelled Comic Cavalcade issues one and two?

Story at Bleeding Cool


Phil Szostak’s The Art of The Rise of Skywalker, the latest Star Wars art book

There was plenty of dissapointment in the substance of movie's story, but it was designed well and looked good.

AMAZON: Art Of Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


The 90s X-Men cartoon is better than the movie versions

Or so says David Opie at Digital Spy


Jim Lee auctioning art everyday to fund help for comic book shops

Story at Bleeding Cool


Staid celebrity glory explained at Pandemic and celebritidom


Amazon is providing free films and books in their kid sections for the benefit of homebound children during this quarantine period

Its happening at the Amazon UK branch of Amazon

More about this at Scotsman


China reopened movie theaters, and now they're closed again

Story at Hollywood Reporter


Wonder Woman Batman Mugs

Spiderman roams Scotland cheering up quarantined kids

Story at MSN News


Zach Snyder held a watch party for Batman V Superman with his own commentary

More on the missing-in-action Zach Snyder Justice League cut


Fears for next Wednesday comic book day

But as comic book retailer Joe Field states, creating an unfair playing field, with some retailrs able to operate when others cannot, might do more to kill off comic book stores than not distributing them at all. A collapse of a large number of comic book stores may include enough debt to take down Diamond, And if Diamond goes down, they could take many publishers with them – and more comic stores as a result.

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March 25, 2020: Story at Bleeding Cool


Albert Uderzo has died

Asterix

Obits:

Washington Post

Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles Times

New York Times

Yahoo News

UK Guardian

Animation Magazine

Letter at Telegraph India about the "lost charm" of the non-Uderzo Asterix adventures

...Albert Uderzo was almost unmatched as an artist. If one looks at the detailing in Asterix and Cleopatra or in Asterix at the Olympic Games, especially the minutiae of ancient Egypt and Greece such as the drawings of the pyramids and the Sphinx, it highlights the artist’s brilliance. Uderzo’s skill, combined with René Goscinny’s writing, made Asterix a classic. Now, with a new bunch of writers and artists creating new comics, that charm is lost. And I blame Uderzo for that."

More on Uderzo (and Asterix)


This vending machine art seems awfully familiar...

Vending Machine Art


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