BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup for December 5, 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
Image Comics have released this (dope) teaser for Rebel Blood, a March 2012 Shadowline comic that promises "A zombie story like no other." Hey, a new zombie comic that doesn't make me preemptively groan! Good on ya.
HERE'S THE NEWS
Legion Lost: Nicieza Out, DeFalco In
It wouldn't be a day of the week without DC New 52 creative team changes, would it?
This time writer Fabian Nicieza has quit Legion Lost. Replacing him is another '90s Marvel writer and former Editor-in-Chief, Tom DeFalco, best known these days for his run on Spider-Girl and for writing various Archie comics. DeFalco will take over with Legion Lost #7.
Quoth editor Brian Cunningham on DC's blog:
His schedule just couldn’t keep up with a monthly series right now. It’s a bummer because Fabian and I had discussed some really cool ideas for the series, but I understood his reasons, and we parted on a positive note with hopes that someday we can reteam on something else down the road.
It's hard not to read that post as total spin, by the way, what with that ridiculous "A Passing of the Torch" subtitle. Then, if you read Nicieza's interview about his departure at Newsarama, you can kinda read between the lines and get some indication of the behind-the-scenes situation at DC:
I quickly realized that I couldn’t keep up with the extra amount of work required to do for a book in the New 52 line, especially a team book, on the kind of schedule that I think is right.
I believe the work should be done when it's supposed to be done, and an artist should have an entire script waiting for him while he's still drawing the previous script. And we were just getting tighter and tighter, to the point where I wasn't going to be able to make that happen the way I wanted to.
Emphasis mine. Hm!
Marvel to Reveal Just What Exactly is "Coming"
Surely you've seen this teaser:
Well, Marvel plans on revealing just what all the fuss is about on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 3pm on Livestream.
So, um, look forward to that.
Marvel to Give Out $5 Coupons with Digital Comics
Rich Johnston has gotten word that Marvel Comics is going to launch a promotion where, if readers buy a digital comic through Marvel's app, they'll receive a $5 coupon for their local comic shop. Retailers would then be able to redeem the code for $5 credit from Marvel.
Neat way to get digital users to check out their local shop and stop the retailers from freaking the fuck out. Comic shops better clean up lest they scare off potential new customers.
- CBR has an exclusive preview of Chew #22, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #3 and Spawn #214 as well as Stormwatch #4 (December 7)
- Newsarama has a preview of Heart #2 by Blair Butler and Kevin Mellon. (December 7)
- Surely you saw our exclusive preview of Last of the Greats #3 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Brent Peeples? (December 7)
READ THIS COMIC
This is just one panel from Kate Beaton's newest Hark, A Vagrant!, delivering an interpretation of Wonder Woman that rivals the current Brian Azzarello/Cliff Chiang run. (Seriously, I'd read a whole monthly comic about this Wonder Woman).
LOOK WHO'S TALKING
- Comic Book Resources now has the full interview with artist/genius Brendan McCarthy, where he talks about his upcoming 2000 AD serial, The Zaucer of Zilk.
- Chris Sims and Caleb Goellner team up to review the Japanese Spider-Man TV show from the '70s. Yessssssssssss
- Bill Willingham explains why ABC's Once Upon a Time isn't actually a rip-off of his comic, Fables.
- The Sixth Gun artist Brian Hurtt discusses his career thus far.
- Creators Corinna Sara Bechko and Gabriel Hardman talk to Tim O'Shea about Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes.
- @JessFink: In the trailer for Tin Tin it said "from the greatest storyteller of our time" I thought it would say Herge but it said Steven Spielberg :(
- @NateCosBOOM: Just cuz he's animated doesn't mean Pepe Le Pew isn't trying to rape that cat. #meowmeansNO
- @MKupperman: "I'm still not convinced that Russian people love their children."- Sting
- @rstevens: THE JENNY IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE BLOCK
- @mattfraction: "Turn in your badge, Frank. You're over the line!" "You sure had a real good view of the action, Sarge-- FROM BEHIND YOUR DESK." #SgtChair
- @DocShaner: I just want comics to last long enough to where the Legion of Super-Heroes book is set in the present.
- @bearsurprise: KANYE WEST FOR JAMES BOND.
WATCH THIS VIDEO
This sketch from the Steve Buscemi-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live made me laugh, even if it is a bit Steve Brule. Yeah, I know I didn't embed the comics-relevant short, so what?
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.