SPIDER-MANDATE: The Lowe-down on "Secret Wars," Tie-Ins and Stacey Lee
Webcomics | Writing for Publisher’s Weekly Comic Week, Ada Price profiles Smith Magazine and its various webcomics, which include Shooting War, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and Next-Door Neighbor.
Digital comics + e-Devices | Straight.com has a good overview of comics being made available on mobile phones. The writer, whose credits I didn’t see anywhere on the page, spoke with reps from iVerse, Arcana Comics and Golden Age Collectibles, a Vancouver-based retailer.
Video games | The L.A. Times reports that video game industry sales dropped 17 percent in April. Console sales fell 8% and games fell 23% from a year earlier. The article attributes part of the drop to retailers offering larger discounts to lure shoppers back into stores, while Jesse Divnich, director of analyst services at Electronic Entertainment Design and Research in San Diego, says that April’s 2009 titles weren’t as strong as April 2008’s, when Grand Theft Auto IV and Mario Kart were released.
Video games | Electronic Theatre has an “image blowout” from the upcoming DCU Online. I don’t think any of these images are new, but I could be mistaken … still, it’s a nice roundup of art if you’re interested in the game.