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Hornschemeier, Pope, Rugg and more in Marvel anthology

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  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 2:15 PM EST

Because I was at WonderCon, I missed this past weekend’s MyCup ‘o Joe when it popped up on MySpace, but Paul Hornschemeier points out a question from a fan about Marvel’s upcoming “indie project,” for lack of a better name (and I’m sure there is one) that’ll feature stories by Hornschemeier, Jim Rugg, Stan Sakai, […]

Rugg provides artwork for Street Angel short film

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  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 AM EST

Earlier this month Kevin posted about a Street Angel short film, based on Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s acclaimed mini-series from SLG. Now MTV’s Splash Page posts some new art by Rugg, created for an animated sequence in the film. The director, Lucas Testro, told MTV that the animated sequence will reveal the origin story […]

Comics A.M. | MoCCA Arts Festival moves to new venue

The Society of Illustrators has announced the April 2-3 event will be held at Metropolitan West on West 46th Street in New York City.

Comics A.M. | Was Snoopy behind the slow death of ‘Peanuts’?

Is Snoopy’s popularity largely to blame for the beloved comic strip’s slow decline?

Comics A.M. | Japan’s Comiket 88 attracts 550,000

About 550,000 people visited the Tokyo Big Sight over the weekend for the summer installment of Comiket, the world’s largest comics expo.

Grumpy Old Fan | ‘Crisis’ at 30, Part 9

ROBOT 6’s Grumpy Old Fan turns back the clock 30 years to the August 1985 release of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” #9 and its heralded Villain War.

Grumpy Old Fan | DC meets D.C.; or, candidate, know your hero

Sen. Ted Cruz recently raised eyebrows when he named Rorschach from “Watchmen” as his favorite superhero. Perhaps the presidential candidate should’ve gone with another DC Comics character …

Comics A.M. | Comic-Con expected to inject $136M into local economy

Adjusting its methodology, San Diego’s Convention Center Corp. now estimates Comic-Con International pumps $136 million — not $178 million — into the regional economy.

Comics A.M. | Rare Superman comic stolen from Canadian store

A worn copy of 1939’s “Superman” #3, worth about $2,000 because of its condition, disappeared sometime last week from Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton, Alberta.

Student, parents want college to ban ‘Sandman,’ ‘Persepolis,’ more

Objecting to the content of some of the graphic novels required for an English class, a California college student wants to have the “garbage” banned from campus.

True-ish Detective: Rick Geary’s ‘Louise Brooks’

In his latest graphic novel, Rick Geary places early 20th-century dancer and actress Louise Brooks on the trail of a fictitious murderer.

B is for Batty: ‘Bat-Mite’ #1 and ‘Bizarro’ #1

DC Comics returns from its two-month Convergence break with a reinvigorated line, including more than 20 new series, new directions for existing titles, a new “DC You” promotional campaign, and a brief commercial message from Nick Lachey. Among the most notable changes evidenced this week is the wildly increased diversity of the publisher’s offerings. Over […]

Center for Cartoon Studies diploma is cooler than your school’s

Over the past few weeks, thousands — probably tens of thousands — of graduates of received diplomas in a broad range of studies, but it’s safe to say that none of them is as cool as the ones handed out by the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. Each year the school […]

Grumpy Old Fan | DC goes cross-platform in August

August is the third month of DC Comics’ revamped lineup, which has yet to begin in earnest. Although you might think that would limit what there is to discuss in the August solicitations, I found a good bit to talk about. There are some unusual marketing moves, a few good guest-star opportunities, and even some […]

Daredevil totally should’ve been called Batman

I’d never really thought about it, but considering Daredevil’s blindness and sonar vision, it would’ve made way more sense for the Man Without Fear to be named “Batman.” Well, except for those pesky trademark issues, and the Caped Crusader’s 25-year head start. Dorkly’s Andrew Bridgman makes the case in this funny animated video that finds […]


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