It almost seems like all this came to light eons ago, but I thought I should weigh in on the recent news that Brian Michael Bendis has signed an exclusive contract with DC, leaving Marvel behind for now. I’ve been watching the reaction from fans and fellow creators alike, and it’s been really intriguing! Let me share my thoughts on all this before we leave this topic behind!
It’s only a few days until Halloween … tomorrow night, in fact! I just returned from a horror-themed convention named Spooky Empire, held in the Orlando area. All this made me think about the role of horror in the comics industry. I have to say … it’s a pretty big one!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – Free Comic Book Day is one of the most creative and successful ways to attract new readers/customers into local comics shops ever conceived. Well, following on the heels of that success is Halloween ComicFest, which hasn’t quite caught on with the same vigor. However, I think it’s time to make this event another great one when it comes to spreading the word about our love for comics!
This year’s New York Comic Con, hands down, was the best one of theirs I’ve been to! And that’s saying something since I’ve attended a goodly number of them! But I saw some unique advertising that surprised me. And it was found in the Men’s Room, of all places!
I’ve been intrigued by all the recent discussion about Marvel’s position in the marketplace and what’s the cause of the recent decline in sales.
With the advent of the Internet and the endless news cycle, we also can’t escape the unceasing flow of information, including the news that a favorite Syfy show of mine, Dark Matter, has been cancelled after three seasons. Rats.
A lot of people on the Internet are talking about the interesting recent news that Robert Kirkman is taking his intellectual properties under Skybound from cable channel AMC to Amazon Prime.
I remain quite a big fan of Star Trek, so I’m fascinated by the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery because, frankly, we haven’t had weekly Trek on the tube for quite a long time now.