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Comics A.M. | Alvin Schwartz passes away; Martin leaves Daredevil

Alvin Schwartz

Passings | Alvin Schwartz, the prolific writer who penned Batman comics and the Batman and Superman comic strips for DC Comics in the 1940s, passed away Oct. 28 after a long illness. He was 95. Before leaving comics in 1958, Schwartz wrote for most of DC’s titles, including Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. [News from ME]

Creators | Tucker Stone talks to Mark Waid about his work on Daredevil, and Waid confirms that Marcos Martin, originally announced as the artist on every other arc, won’t be working on the book after issue #6: “Unfortunately, it was something that came up while we were working. He’s doing 4, 5 and 6. When he came on, I don’t think things were firmed up with his next project and now they have. I salute him, and I think it’s going to be great and I want to see him go off and do creator owned stuff. But my heart breaks.” [comiXology]

Bunker

Comics | Out magazine spotlights the debut of Bunker, the Teen Titan with “a decidedly more flamboyant twist.” [Out]

Comics | The Texas Library Association has released their “2012 Maverick Graphic Novel List,” which notes great graphic novels for teens. The list includes Daredevil Reborn by Andy Diggle and Davide Gianfelice, Astro City Shining Stars by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson, Kagan McLeod’s Infinite Kung Fu, Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers, Barry Deutsch’s Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword and many more. [Texas Library Association]

Creators | A Distant Soil creator Colleen Doran will appear on the Dec. 12 edition of Stalked: Somebody’s Watching, which will tell the story of a fan who “believes he is in love with her and inundates her with love letters, cards, and gifts. When she spurns his advances, he attempts to ruin her career by spreading lies about her throughout the industry, according to the show’s description.

Creators | Tom Spurgeon talks to colorist Rich Tommaso about his work on Fantagraphics’ Carl Barks Library project. [The Comics Reporter]

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I wish artists would give us at least a year on a book before they drop it. I understand they have their career to consider, but why leave a hugely successful title after only a handful of issues?

I would have been pissed if Martin was leaving for another Marvel or DC title (much for the same reason as Mike-El states), but I’m fine if he’s doing creator owned stuff.

‘Bunker’? I think we need a reader contest …

“‘Bunker’? I think we need a reader contest …”
It’s his nickname from camp.

yikes, that’s a big loss for DD. Not only was Martin doing an amazing job on DD, but he was a perfect compliment to Paolo Rivera and together, the two of them gave the book a very unified aesthetic.

I really have no idea who they can get to replace him.

Sounds like Marcos Martin made the jump to a Mark Millar creator owned book. He’s the only writer right now getting top name talent away from Marvel.

I think Marcos should have stayed on Spider-Man, where his best work was done.

Hopefully DD doesn’t end up with Paul Acezeta, Bleh!

Very disappointing. I was looking forward to reading a book co-illustrated by Mr. Rivera and Mr. Martin for quite some time, though perhaps that was a bit naive of me, in this day and age.

But I very much like the idea of having two rotating artists who can’t do a monthly book on their own. Keeps the art of a high quality and keeps the book on schedule.

Let’s hope Marvel finds someone that can adequately aid Mr. Rivera with maintaining a comparable level of quality, though that will be extremely difficult.

Hope Javier Pulido ends up replacing Marcos Martin.

I 2nd the suggestion of Javier Pulido. His work with Brubaker on the Point One Watcher story was nice.

Pulido would be great. I remember them trading off in Human Target years ago, amongst other books.

@Michael, oh heck, I don’t get the camp reference. Does ‘bunker’ have meanings, in the US, other than ‘trench’?

Has the rotating artist bit ever worked? The only one that has ever been consistent is Dodson/Land on X-men.

It absolutely HAS to be Javier Pulido, otherwise it’ll be such a jarring shift in styles…Marcos Martin is a serious loss to that book, damn.

An interchange between Mike Allred and Francesco Francavilla would be cool also.

Personally I’m more interested in seeing Riviera and Martin’s creator owned stuff anyway. Presumably at Image.

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