With no local comic book shop in the immediate area (I have to drive at least three hours to find one that is half way decent), I’m always pleased to see that there are stores out there that are doing everything they can and more to bring customers in.Â The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award nominees have been announced, and it looks like a great list.
DC Comics has released a couple of pages from the upcoming Wednesday Comics series, and it looks pretty schweeeeet! The brainchild of DC Comics Art Director Mark Chiarello, WEDNESDAY COMICS is a unique and groundbreaking storytelling method â€” 16 pages, printed on broadsheet-size newsprint, featuring weekly stories by the best and brightest creators out there. Itâ€™s gotta look great, right? Take the jump and take a gander!
Print publications are folding left and right as more readers migrate to teh interwebs for their news, features, interviews, and general pleasure.Â The latest to end its print run is TwoMorrows’ Write Now!, the how-to magazine for those learning to write for comics, animation and sci-fi. “Write Now! has had an amazing run, and I’m incredibly proud of what editor Danny Fingeroth has accomplished with it,” offered TwoMorrows’ publisher John Morrow. “Danny has shaped it into the preeminent publication catering to anyone with an interest in the nuts and bolts of writing for the comics medium. If you’ve read every
Dynamite Entertainment has announced it will release a chase cover to The Death Defying Devil #1 by John Romita Sr. Admired by generations of comic books fans and creators alike, John Romita Sr. is best known for his legendary work on Marvel Comics’ Daredevil and The Amazing Spider-Man from the late 1960’s to early 1970’s. In the 1970’s he served as Marvel Comics’ art director, where he had a major role in defining the look of Marvel Comics and in designing new characters such as Punisher and Wolverine. In 2002 John Romita Sr. was inducted into the Comic Book Hall
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 20, 2008. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. This list was last updated August 19, 2008.