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June 2024

Rippaverse and McFarlane toys doing a Yaira statueBoundingintocomics

Whether you love him or hate him, you’ve got to give Eric July his due, as in a major development for the whole of the ever-growing crowdfunded comic scene, his eponymous Rippaverse has announced that it will be partnering with none other than McFarlane Toys to produce a brand new statue based on the imprint’s ice-slinging superheroine, Yaira."

Man in Batman suit climbs building, washes windows, greets kids in children's hospital – Story and video at Waaytv

Batman pulled double duty this week at at the OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria

McFarlane Toys agreement on Marvel figures

Story at Superherohype

McFarlane Toys holds the main toy license for DC Comics characters as well, so it’s a bit of a crossover, but the rights to action figures in all his usual scales are off the table — Hasbro owns the 6-inch scale and below, while Diamond Select controls 7-inch. But non-poseable statues are available, and McFarlane will be doing them in both the 7-inch and 12-inch scales."

"Todd McFarlane is finally making collectibles based on his Marvel work"

George Lucas

George Lucas responds to Martin Scorsese's claim that Marvel Movies Aren't "Real Cinema"Comicbookmovie

George Lucas takes on accusation of Star Wars as racistBounding into Comics

The Hate For Spider-Man One More Day FandomWire

Lego Batman Pajama Set

Presale on Deadpool Wolverine breaking recordsMSN Daily Wrap

The big hope for a summer blockbuster rests on the shoulders of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. Film is coming out July 26th.

Expansion in the number of independent book sellers – WFAA

That's certainly a positive amid the regular drumbeat of closures of comic shops

‘Comicpalooza’ garage sale of comics near ClevelandMorning Journal

"America is Garfield, the fat, lazy cat"Yahoo

Is this a compliment or an insult?

For decades now, French beaches have weathered a strange kind of plague. Since the 1980s, shards of orange plastic phones have been washing ashore—relics of an old novelty phone forged in the shape of Garfield, the most beloved cat in the U.S. Just five years ago, the lost shipping container that had set these creatures loose was found in a cave. Unfortunately, it was already empty—meaning, as far as this ongoing environmental issue was concerned, the cat was already out of the bag. As absurd as the image of French beachgoers stumbling on an endless tide of Garfield phones might be, it also feels deeply symbolic. Love him or hate him, Garfield is inescapable. As far as comics go, he’s America’s biggest export: Guinness World Records has Garfield on record as the most-syndicated comic across the globe..."

The Diminishing Movie Racks of Discount Stores

The diminishing racks of physical media at discount stores

Marvel's internal battle over its "rich legacy"MSN IBJ

Article doesn't address the whole scope of problems: costs, fan reactions, muddy characterization compared to past renditions, etc. faces a challenge that echoes throughout its comic book history—the balance between an intricate, interconnected storyline and the need to appeal to a broad audience."

Capullo and Hickman doing a Wolverine project

Story at Superherohype

TokyoPop and Random House have a distribution dealComicbook

Belief-Code, Body Code and T3 Therapy? See Belief Code
Womens Work Out Superhero 2 Piece Batman Wonder Woman Batgirl

Womens Work Out Superhero 2 Piece set - Batman Wonder Woman Batgirl – Amazon

Surviving the "indirect market"Comicsbeat

Motor City Comic Con

Story and pix at Detroit Free Press

DC Comics 2024 August booksComicsbeat

Tom Rothman, Head of Columbia Pictures, talks about How To Bring Young Audiences Back To Movie TheatersMSN Deadline

DC running two-page Ramona Fradon tribute story in their booksComicbook

Super Powers action figure line gets nostalgic variant cover spree at DCYahoo News

TokyoPop now at Random HousePublishers Weekly

AMAZON - JLA 1 Paperback - 616 Pages - by Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Brian Augustyn, Tom Peyer, Todd Dezago – Amazon

DC Comics presents the legendary 1990s series, collected for the first time with all accompanying JLA mini-series and one-shots! Experience the complete epic, launched by Grant Morrison and Howard Porter, that changed the DC Universe forever.

Daredevil: Born Again coming March 2025, says Disney+Deadline

Charlie Cox is back as Matt Murdock for Daredevil: Born Again, also Vincent D’Onofrio and Jon Bernthal.

DC One Million character to be in the coming Superman Movie from James Gunn? – About DC One Million at Wikipedia

Road House Sequel comingIGN via

NBCU is adapting the Revival comic book series MSN Variety

The series follows single mother Dana Cypress who finds herself at the center of a murder mystery in a rural Wisconsin town where the recently deceased have risen from their graves.

The massive growth in graphic novel sales in Australia

Story at Weekly Times Now

In 2019, the children’s comic strip fiction and graphic novel Top Five was owned by one author-illustrator: American cartoonist Raina Telgemeier, who claimed four of the five spots with Guts (21,000 copies sold), Drama (7,000), Ghosts (6,000) and Sisters (6,000). American cartoonist Raina Telgemeier has had several international bestsellers, including comic strip style graphic novel Guts. Picture: American cartoonist Raina Telgemeier has had several international bestsellers, including comic strip style graphic novel Guts. Picture: In 2023, sales that put Guts in #1 wouldn’t even earn Telgemeier a place in the Top Five.

DC has a "twisted new Robin"Comicbook

The Batman of Zur En Arrh is defined as being the more efficient and focused version of a Batman, one that's been distilled from any of the "Bruce Wayne" personas."

EC Comics "back from the grave"

Story at Forbes

Has there been an EC Comics revival yet that approached the glory days of the original comics pre-censorship shutdown?

Disney gets clobbered as "stock slides"

Positive spin on bad numbers at MSN Forbes and the ongoing conversion of streaming services toward cable-TV style operations continues apace - story at Benzinga

Phoney Calvin and Hobbes strip sells for $14KCBR MSN

Comic Book Legends Revealed series looks at the 2016 controversy and also why there's no Calvin and Hobbes movie.


Batman Shirt Modern Logo – Amazon

Jonathan Nolan would like to make more Batman moviesMSN Hollywood Reporter

He co-wrote the Christopher Nolan Batman films.

Profile of Anthony Marques and the Joe Kubert art schoolUproxx

Anthony and Jackie own and operate The Kubert School now, taking it over in 2019. They also run Dewey’s Comic City, a Madison, New Jersey comic staple founded in 1991 by Dan Veltre. Anthony and Jackie bought Dewey’s in 2017 as Veltre was retiring, expanding into another side of the comic book industry after Anthony spent years as an artist and editor at Dynamite. With both Dewey’s and The Kubert School, they just couldn’t accept the idea that these places might go away..."

Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4?Digital Trends

So why are we still talking about Spider-Man 4 a whopping 17 years after Spider-Man 3? Because in 2021, Spider-Man: No Way Home brought back both Maguire and Garfield opposite their MCU counterpart, Tom Holland, for a smash hit at the box office. Ever since then, fans have tried to will Spider-Man 4 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 into existence to continue Maguire and Garfield’s respective Spidey franchises. That’s why we’re sharing everything you need to know about about Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4.

Rare set of pre-war Batman books to auctionYahoo News

...Forty-eight Hall of Fame baseball players, Batman and Superman comic books and hundreds of other trading cards are a part of the Harry W. O’Brien collection being sold by Paul McInnis Auctioneers May 4..."

Auctioneer's Web Site – The Live Virtual Webcast Auction will be held Saturday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m

Spider-Man Smart Watch

"The Superhero Movie Is Dying"Yahoo News – but as this article says, here comes video game franchises!

Transformers One animation coming with Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Laurence Fishburne. And there's also new toys to back it upSuperherohype

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Verdusa Spider Tee

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Lewis Wilson Batman

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Original page May 29, 2024