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I was intrigued recently when I read a news release posted here at MajorSpoilers about Dark Horse partnering with Vanguard Visionary Associates. Now, it’s not unusual for American companies to accept funding from overseas companies—Valiant Entertainment has done that, for example.
It does show that the industry is always looking for more money so they can offset those not-so-great comics while they work on selling more successful ones!
Saturday was what some folks call “Free Comic Book Day Lite,” otherwise known as Halloween ComicFest.
Looks like this second FCBD each year is picking up steam, which makes me as a fan of the comics industry very happy!
Well, as reported here at MajorSpoilers, a preview of the current James Bond comics from Dynamite Entertainment will be in the October 30 issue of Playboy. While that magazine is not my cup of tea, hey, if it draws more people to the industry, I’m all for it!
Some of the collectibles that used to be regularly found at these cons were apparently no longer there. On the other hand, some newer collectibles seem to have taken their place. At least, according to my observations.
For a long time, I’ve been saying that a theater showing a comics-related movie ought to at least have a local comics shop selling titles with that character or those characters in it! After all, people who came to see a film with that person or persons is, at the very least, somewhat interested in them! Why not try to get them more about that comics-related person or team? Some shops did that for a while, but that practice faded away some years ago. Well, it’s coming back in a slightly different mode, at least for one movie!
I was going through some news releases, looking for a topic to write this column about, when I discovered a graphic novel that made me wish more of this kind of comic were being made today!
It’s called The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom, and it will be released in January from Ten Speed Press.
It got me to thinking, More historical comics should be made today!
Since I actually had a little extra time this Labor Day holiday weekend, I was looking through some news releases when I came across one that caught my attention. It has to do with Valiant visiting retailers (what we call local comics shops), and they include con appearances. I really think this is something more companies should do more often. Let me explain why.
This past weekend, the Infinity Toy & Comics Show was held just outside Orlando, Florida. One of their guests was my friend and Indie comics creator Richard Rivera from Stabbity Bunny. Of course, I was there to help him out. It was a fun, albeit smaller con.
Following on the heels of the very successful celebration of Action Comics #1000, DC is planning to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80th year with a year-long event including the release of Detective Comics #1000!
As a fan of Batman, I have to say that I’m really looking forward to it!