BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup for November 10, 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
Here's a good image for this month: a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Superman balloon from the 1940s. Isn't that amazing?
HERE'S THE NEWS
RIP: Mick Anglo
It turns out British comics creator Mick Anglo died on October 31, 2011 at age 96.
Anglo is best known as the creator of Marvelman, a Captain Marvel analogue who would go on to be written by creators like Alan Moore, Garry Leach, Alan Davis, wNeil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham.
Marc Silvestri Hospitalized
When Incredible Hulk #2 accidentally leaked on ComiXology yesterday, people noticed that the issue has 11 credited artists. Which is insane.
Turns out there's a good reason for that: series artist Marc Silvestri was in the hospital for an infection in his ankle due to an injury to it years before. He has since been released.
Dan DiDio to write Challengers of the Unknown
DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio will take over writing duties on the New 52 anthology title DC Universe Presents joining artist Jerry Ordway on a story arc focused on the Challengers of the Unknown, starting with Issue #5.
DiDio and Ordway will take over for Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang, whose story arc featured Deadman. Check the link below for an interview with further details.
Marvel Adds Download Codes to the Whole Ultimate Line
This week Marvel released Avenging Spider-Man #1, a $3.99 print comic which came with a free download code for a digital copy of the book. Barely 24 hours later, Marel announced that they would be adding free download codes to their entire Ultimate line, by which I mean three books: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6, Ultimate Comics Ultimates #7 and Ultimate Comics X-Men #6.
Smart move, because $3.99 a pop is a lot of money, even for really good books like Marvel's current Ultimate line. Comics Alliance notes that some retailers are unhappy about these kinds of moves, including some who have refused to carry the book unless people have special ordered it.
For an interview with Marvel's David Gabriel and Peter Phillips on the subject, click below.
DC Announces 2012 New 52 Trade Paperback Plans
Trade-waiters rejoyce! DC Comics have finally posted the details and release dates of the collections of their New 52 relaunch books. You'll notice that everything's been collected except Wonder Woman. GUESS WHO'S WORRIED.
Either way, here's the list.
- Animal Man
- Green Arrow
- Justice League
- Justice League International
- Green Lantern
- Detective Comics
- Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Mister Terrific
- Red Lanterns
- Static Shock
- Batman & Robin
- Men of War
- Suicide Squad
- Action Comics
- Batman: The Dark Knight
- Hawk & Dove
- Resurrection Man
- Swamp Thing
- Birds of Prey
- The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men
- Green Lantern Corps
- Legion Lost
- Teen Titans
- All-Star Western
- Green Lantern: New Guardians
- I, Vampire
- Justice League Dark
- The Savage Hawkman
- Blue Beetle
- Captain Atom
- DC Universe Presents
- The Flash
- Red Hood and the Outlaws
September's Indie Month-to-Month Sales
Get depressed, everyone! At the link below.
READ THIS COMIC
This isn't quite a comic, but totally counts as far as I'm concerned. Chris Haley of the hilarious Let's Be Friends Again has a fun new project, The Chris Haley Coloring Book, which encourages people to download/print out Haley's black and white drawings and color them in (either professionally or with crayons).
Yep, that's Tony Hawk vs. Hawkman.
LOOK WHO'S TALKING
- Matt Seneca interviews the experimental manga creator Yuichi Yokoyama. I've never seen his work before, but holy shit!
- @MKupperman: "Don't worry about currying favor, worry about currying FLAVOR."- Gordon Ramsay (in my mind)
- @bearsurprise: INVINCIBLE has the main character going to Reginald Vel Johnson High. I think this is what love feels like.
- @aalupului: A movie about a supernatural orphan baby from the woods that sucks cancer out of women's breasts. It slowly kills him but they don't care.
- @aalupului: I would be playing against type, which is half the appeal on a project like that, really. Challenging yourself, expanding your range.
- @aalupului: I'd want to shoot this thing like APOCALYPSE NOW, you know. Stare into the mouth of madness. In the mirror. Have that mouth suck some tits.
- @aalupului: Anyway.
- @NateCosBOOM: It ain't always the big OH SHIT events in your story that matter. The small quiet moments can speak even higher volumes. #makecomics
- @CBCebulski: At this club in Belo Horizonte, the name of the band that just went on is "Fairy Robocop Shark"!
WATCH THIS VIDEO
I didn't see any cool videos today, so apropos of nothing, here's a video for "16 Military Wives" by The Decemberists:
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.