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December 2023

Taylor Swift Dazzler cover Hollywood Reporter

TidalWave Comics' Female Force: Taylor Swift features variation on the 1981 Dazzler cover.


Aquaman Display Walmart December 2023

The Glenn O’Leary controversyGeek Tyrant

Glenn O'Leary is a comic book retailer who has been getting a lot of airplay for his remarks regarding the current problems within the comic book selling market.

He explained that these writers don't care about the established personalities and character traits of classic superheroes and instead, they want to place themselves under the mask.

O'Leary went on to attack comic book writers who insert themselves into comic book stories, to the effect of writing tales in which "what would it be like if I was Steve Rogers" which O'Leary dismisses as "shit." Instead, he said the writers need to respect the preexisting traits of the character. In regards to his comments, the Geek Tyrant article says:

...O’Leary is getting a lot of mixed reactions from comic book fans."


Batman-modern-shirt-logo

Batman Shirt Modern Logo – Amazon


Marvel movie Avengers getting back together? "News to me" says Chris EvansABC News


Marvel revamps X-MenBounding into Comics

Replacing one questionable editorial decision with another, Marvel Comics has finally retconned Nightcrawler’s widely-panned ‘mutants are demons’ backstory by revealing that rather than Mystique and Azazel, the furry blue teleporter is actually the biological son of the blue shape-shifter and her lesbian lover Destiny."


Blue Lock sports manga makes 2023 sales record with 10 million plus in salesComicbook


The news out on the internet is that director Destin Daniel Cretton has left the Avengers Kang Dynasty Marvel movie and now they've got to rebuild the production team.


Time to get worried over Marvel's future?MSNBC

With not-so-great superhero content flooding the market comes not-so-great tidings for the studio’s future."


Interview with Chris Wisnia The Comics Journal

Talks about the release of the title Doris Danger: Giant Monsters Amok an "interwoven, eclectically elaborate and always clever story of Doris Danger, a journalist seeking the truth behind the appearance of giant monsters. The book takes cues from Silver Age monster comics and amplifies their absurdity to the absolute limit, whether it’s Army generals discussing the logistics of giant monster underwear, undercover agents incessantly reminding the reader of who they’re really working for, or humans masquerading as robots masquerading as humans."


Some Weekend Box Office

Napoleon – $78,800,000 worldwide earnings [$200 million production budget]

The Marvels – $187,053,446 global earnings [$274 million production budget]

Killers of the Flower Moon – $151,814,000 global earnings [$200 million estimated production budget]

To pay for itself, a movie production company typically has to earn back approximately twice what it cost to create a title since movie theaters keep back roughly 50% of earnings for themselves (the actual ratio varies from film to film).

At this rate, movie production on an expanding number of film titles, and especially superhero films, is becoming a charity effort for the studios. There's no way to actually make a profit pursuing the way they're creating films, and even covering costs is becoming impossible, a formula for financial disaster. Hollywood looks to be approaching a scenario where their system simply collapses.


Tina Turner bio comic book coming Tidal Wave ComicsYahoo News


Expendables sequel flopsVariety


Impresario Marty Krofft has diedHollywood Reporter – Producer of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost, among others.


Using comics in France to report the newsNiemanlab


Why isn't DC's Captain Marvel called Captain Marvel?Dexerto


Ghost Busters comic book comingYahoo Entertainment


William Stout interviewDown the Tubes

The latest issue of TwoMorrows Publishing’s ongoing magazine Comic Book Creator (Issue 32) leads with an interview with American fantasy artist William “Bill” Stout. Specialising in paleontological art, Stout’s many career highlights since age 17 include work for underground comix, early issues of Heavy Metal, and rock magazine Bomp!. Stout has worked on over thirty feature films, doing everything from storyboard art to production design, designed theme parks and has worked in radio with the Firesign Theatre.


William Stout profile on Youtube


Garth Ennis talks up his varied opinions at Lucca Comics & Games.Yahoo Entertainment


As forseen: Disney is moving into advertising on their streaming platformVariety


Whip a servant

Panel from "Batmaan's Bad Week" from Cave Sealant Comics #1


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Verdusa Spider Tee

Verdusa Spider Tee – Amazon


Original page January 3, 2024