BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup for November 21, 2011

A comics news article

Bullet Points is Comics Bulletin's weekday roundup of some of the most notable news, criticism, tweets and other craziness of the comics industry.

Think of it as the entire comics internet shrunk down into one convenient article, for people with not enough time to check every single comics website on the Internet.

 

LOOK AT THIS

Marvel's February 2012 solicitations are up, yeah, but dig this Renato Guedes cover for Avengers #23. I've always thought Guedes was a promising artist, but now -- WOW.

 

HERE'S THE NEWS

Whoa: Marvel Month to Month Sales for October 2011

Paul O'Brien's inspected the Marvel month-to-months for October, and the publisher has  about three books in the Top 20 compared to DC.

Part of the DC New 52 fervor is making for hilarious sales charts where formerly high-charting Marvel books are being outsold by Red Hood and the Outlaws. Shit's real crazy, and we can only wait for things to level out as the craziness dies down.

(via The Beat)

RIP Alvin Schwartz

Comic book writer Alvin Schwartz, age 95, died on October 28 "from heart-related complications."

Schwartz was best known for his DC comics writing, scripting such comics as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, House of Mystery and Aquaman.

Click below for Mark Evanier's brief write-up of Alvin Schwartz.

(via Mark Evanier)

Comics Preview Roundup!

  • The Ray #1 by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Jamal Igle. It's one of those "books nobody demanded," but looks like solid superhero work. (December 14, 2011)
  • Daredevil #7 by Mark Waid and returning artist Paolo Rivera will surely be one of the prettiest comics to close out 2011. (December 21, 2011)

 

READ THIS COMIC

I was going to be an opportunist and link to a comic I drew, but The Beat posted a Carl Barks Gyro Gearloose comic from 1957 called "Picnic" -- for one week only. Go read it while you can!

 

LOOK WHO'S TALKING

 

TWITTERBUGS

  • @ActualPerson084: GREAT DEALS ON BONES WHICH ARE STILL IN OTHER PEOPLE'S BODIES. YOU CAN GET THE BONES.
  • @illogicalvolume: COMICS NEWS: Alan More admits that Glycon "is just me cock in a wig, basically", adding that he's "most often found in a bucket of popcorn".
  • @NateCosBOOM: Remember at the end of Usual Suspects, when you find out Bruce Willis is actually a sled?
  • @rstevens: The Xenomorph was inside me the whole time.
  • @chris_roberson: To restate, Michael Freakin' Kaluta is drawing things that came out of my brain.
  • @bclevinger: Saints Row 3 is what happens when a video game admits it is a video game.
  • @OFFICIALpizza: #worstpassword JeffDunham - Error: Password must have at least 1 unique character.

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO

Since I'm listening to Islands as I write this, here's the music video for their song "Rough Gem":


Danny Djeljosevic is a comic book creator, award-winning filmmaker (assuming you have absolutely no follow-up questions), film/music critic for Spectrum Culture and Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin. Follow him on Twitter at @djeljosevic or find him somewhere in San Diego, often wearing a hat. Read his comic, "Sgt. Death and his Metachromatic Men," over at Champion City Comics and check out his other comics at his Tumblr, Sequential Fuckery.

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