BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup for November 22, 2011A 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
Charles Burns' X'ed Out was one of the best comics of 2010, but was one part one of a three-part comic. The Tumblr Entrecomics has posted what looks to be a cover image for the second installment, The Hive. Yes.
HERE'S THE NEWS
Syfy Orders Booster Gold Pilot Script
The Syfy Channel has ordered a pilot script for a potential series based on the DC comic book Booster Gold from executive producer Greg Berlanti and writer/executive producter Andrew Kreisberg. With this and The Sixth Gun, looks like Syfy is trying to get into the comic book TV show business. Hopefully it'll get produced and be good -- a Booster Gold TV show could be incredibly fun.
Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin Creator-Owned Series?
According to Rich Johnston, yes. No details available on the project yes, but this explains his departure from Daredevil. Vaughan and Martin previously collabo'd on the miniseries Doctor Strange: The Oath.
DC's October 2012 Month-to-Month is...
Wow. Seventeen of the top 20. Peruse the figures at the link below.
Vertigo Announces All Sorts of Goodness for 2012
Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit:
- American Vampire Vol. 2
- Deadenders trade paperback (Ed Brubaker, Warren Pleece, et al)
- Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones (new edition)
- Fables Deluxe Edition Book 5
- Get Jiro! OGN (Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose and Langdon Foss), which looks like this:
- House of Mystery Vol. 8: Desolation
- Right State OGN (Mat Johnson, Andrea Mutti)
- The Invisibles Omnibus (EVERYTHING, 1,536 pages, $150.00)
- Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days Deluxe Edition Hardcover (odds and ends from Gaiman's Vertigo career)
- Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 2 (Alan Moore)
Art for Hope
The Release Date: Available December 1, 2011 until May 31, 2011
The Creator: Check Robot 6 for the full list -- its a LOT.
The Publisher: Viz Media
The Skinny: Art for Hope is a digital art book featuring 40 different artists (including the one above by Dave Guertin), each of whom used "Autodesk SketchBook digital paint and drawing software" to create their art. The art book will be available through VizManga.com and Viz's Apple app to benefit Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction work in Japan.
Prejudgment: It's for charity, and it'll surely be pretty. Go buy it.
READ THIS COMIC
Varney the Vampire is a comic by Scott Massino and Marcio Takara about a Vampire whose life (unlife?) was plagiarized by Bram Stoker as he tries to get the rights to his story back. Bleeding Cool has the first issue up for free.
LOOK WHO'S TALKING
- Comics Alliance's Lauren Davis has compiled a bunch of webcomics about Thanksgiving recipes. Cook away!
- In time for Thanksgiving, Chris Sims looks at a really racist Batman comic.
- Apologies for the few links in this section today -- maybe check yesterday's Bullet Points for a boatload of links?
- @danharmon: @MitchHurwitz If that Netflix thing is real, will you tell them about me? I'm a hard worker and my audience loves watching stuff on laptops
- #douglaswolk: Best Pepper Spray Cop invades comics thing yet, executed by@dafnap: i.imgur.com/CRxLp.jpg
- @mrmxy: If you want to know which Cracked.com article I've edited, Ctrl+F the word "horsefuck".
- @radiomaru: "THE SERVICE INDUSTRY MURDERS", starring @hopelarson as the murderer and an ever-changing cast of cashiers as her victims
- @radiomaru: It's like "curb" but she kills the person within the first 5 minutes & spends the rest of the episode saying they deserved it
- @aalupului: I saw a cutie stop at a fruit stand and ask for two bananas and I slowed down because I watched too many romcoms in middle school. #latchkey
- @mattfraction: does twilight movies explain how gordon from sesame street hasnt aged since 1978
WATCH THIS VIDEO
This video is from an Indian talent show, obviously. But once you get through the first 45 seconds or so, you'll see that HUMANITY HAS HIT ITS APEX.
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.