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The Yellow Kid

Return of the Yellow Kid



New Superman & Lois TV Show, 13 Episodes

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui will be Lana Lang in the new series with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Superman & Lois.


Gotham High "everything that's wrong with the industry"

Judging a comic book for its merits (sans judging the author or publishing entity) is the usual form here at CBB, but this youtube video seeking to eviscerate DC's Gotham High takes a different tack having to do with the forever subject of the comic book industry itself, asking does it even want an audience?

Gotham High everythings thats wrong with the comics industry


Darkhorse Comics sticking with combo print/digital output

Story at Newsarama


Can comic books survive the pandemic?

Story at NY Times


Todd McFarlane: We can't just sit here and do nothing

Article is mostly about McFarlance's Spawn and the merchandising of Spawn stuff, but it does cover an obvious question about the comic book industry during the present pandemic:

The fact is, we have to do something. Things have changed in our industry, obviously, both on the toy side and the comics side. No new comics are coming out. That’s a really dangerous situation – not just for us but for any consumer industry that relies on established customer habits. If you give your customer a chance to break their habit, they might not come back.

Story at Forbes


DC sending survey direct to retailers

Bypassing Diamond - story at Bleeding Cool


Speculation on a Spawn - Spidey crossover

Story at Movie Web


Americans are the "worst" comics fans

So says Valiant Editor Heather Antos - story at Bounding Into Comics



The Batman director says shooting still suspended, intends to finish production in London

Story at Comic Book. The interview discusses aspects of the film story and Batman character motivation. More at MSN News:

Speaking of the script, Reeves said, "I wanted to do not an origin tale, but a tale that would still acknowledge his origins, in that it formed who he is. Like this guy, he’s majorly struggling, and this is how he’s trying to rise above that struggle. But that doesn’t mean that he even fully understands, you know."


Quarter million dollar estimate for Berni Wrightson Frankenstein art at Heritage "Platinum Session" auction

Featuring "Front Endpapers Illustration"

Update: Sold for $240K

Story at Newsarama

Art page at Heritage Auction web site

More about Comic Books and the Money


Look Diani!

What's new on Wednesday without new comics?

Hashtag effort to discuss back issues and the small number of new titles.

Story at Newsarama



Kevin Conroy coming back to Batman: The Animated Series

Story at IGN


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