I’ve got a real treat in store for you in this week’s episode, #265! Prolific and excellent comics writer Ron Marz is here, and he discusses Ominous Press, where he’s working with Bart Sears as they create, as they like to call it, “Relentless. Powerful. Comics.” We talk about Ron’s previous storytelling, including his creator-owned books, as well as what he’s doing now with Ominous. He also lets us know what projects he’s working on that he can tell us about as well as how his start in the business has prepared him for today’s industry. The Ominous Press website
As posted in a news release here at MajorSpoilers.com, Marvel has revised their policy regarding redeeming digital codes.
I love diversity in comics! In Episode #264 this week, I talk with Roye Okupe from Youneek Studios who has created E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, currently available in a high-power pair of graphic novels set in a future Nigeria, Roye’s home country. We discuss what’s going on in the Youneek Universe, including a potential animated film about E.X.O. as well as more characters and graphic novels we can enjoy, all taking place with more diverse characters and stories! To keep up with Roye’s exploding career, you can go to the Youneek Studios website, their Facebook page and keeping
As reported here at MajorSpoilers.com, Alterna Comics is hitting 2017 head on, with a new logo, a $1.99 price, throwback covers, and newsprint. While the price and content will certainly be strong selling points, that last item is what caught my attention, so let me share my thoughts about that!
Ready to visit the front lines of the comics industry? In this week’s episode, #263, I talk with Dave Romeo, the owner and operator of Comics on the Green, a high-power comics shop that’s been a standard setter for the industry since he opened it over two decades ago! Dave understands both the business and fan aspects of comics, so we talk about everything from how 2016 went in his shop to what he envisions taking place in 2017. We discuss comics companies including Marvel, DC, Image and AfterShock, as well as the impact of comics-related moves and TV shows
Of course, I knew going in that Tom King’s Batman would be very different from Scott Snyder’s incarnation. And it’s not like the climax (Get it?) in this issue has never happened before – It has, back in the beginning of the New 52. And it occurred in a graphic novel years ago, and that resulted in Damien Wayne. What really concerns me is that I’m already starting to get used to all this, and I’m not sure that’s a good thing!
It’s a brand new year, this 2017, and while I’m not much for resolutions, I do want to look ahead to things I want to see happen in the 12 months ahead! See if you have similar goals in mind! Together, we can make the comic book industry a better place, I feel!
Word has been circulating on the Internet recently that DC Comics is going to start an advertising campaign in January, running eleven different commercials on select cable television channels to advertise the trade collections of the first wave of Rebirth books. These include AMC, IFC, TBS, TNT, TruTV, El Rey and Boomerang. Not the most watched of networks, but they don’t have to be. Smart idea, I think. Let me tell you why.
A friend of mine was telling me just how much he doesn’t like it when “real life” people appear in comics books. He prefers they stick to fictional presidents, actors, and even celebrities. That got me thinking, so let me share my thoughts on this subject with you.
With the Rebirth event, I gave every comic DC was making as part of it a chance. Some I was impressed with, some I wasn’t. One of the ones that really surprised me was New Super-Man. It has taken a very different approach to a “super” character, and given the difficulties of writing the Man of Steel and his family these days, I liked it a lot!
Recently Stephen Schleicher was interested in our thoughts on this subject: “Is the drop in (November) sales due to the holidays, or something else? You have the data, so now it is up to you to draw your own conclusions and share the information in the comment section below.” I’d like to weigh in on this subject since I have some thoughts about what’s happening.