Now that the lawsuit is settled, many things can be done with the characters from the Spawn universe. Marvel got their hands on Neil Gaiman’s Angela, and Joe Quesada has a whole new look for her in the upcoming Age of Ultron #10.
If you follow Neil Gaiman, you may have noticed a new series of tweets with hashtags of various months of the year, and interesting concepts for future stories. It’s all part of the BlackBerry Keep Moving Project that Mr. Gaiman is participating in that allows him to further connect with his audience.
The panels are in full swing at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, and though we aren’t at the show, we’ve dug through the drek and present a rundown of the news from DC Comics’ The Dark and The Edge panel.
A comic book and magazine hybrid is nothing new, with most dropping out of the picture shortly after release. Will Creator-Owned Heroes be able to beat off this trend and be a viable monthly title?
For all you graduates, recent or otherwise, take a few moments out of your day and watch this brilliant commencement speech by Neil Gaiman as he addresses the University of the Arts.
In this issue: The Found Footage and Detective genres are discussed, and we answer a comic book store etiquette question.
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Vertigo has announced it plans on releasing Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Black Orchid in a deluxe edition format.
BLACK ORCHID is a haunting exploration of birth, death and renewal. After being viciously murdered, Susan is reborn fully grown as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, in order to avenge her own death. Now as this demigoddess attempts to reconcile her human memories and botanical origins, she must also untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her murder. Beginning in the cold streets of a heartless metropolis and ending in the lavish heartland of the thriving Amazon, this book takes the reader through a journey of secrets, suffering, and self-rediscovery.
The collected tome will arrive in the Spring of 2012.
ComiXology has announced that 100 words, the collaboration project between Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee is now available as a digital download.
“From The Sandman and Black Orchid to Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, Neil Gaiman has provided some of the most memorable stories of the comic book industry,” said Jim Lee. “This was a unique opportunity for the two of us to collaborate together and I’m thrilled that the story is now available for even more fans in this format.”
The seven-page poem can be purchased for a mere 99-cents through the DC App storefront. Before you get all bent out of shape over the page-to-price ratio, DC is giving all the proceeds (meaning after Apple, Warner Bros., and the creators take their cut) to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
In this issue: Kull, Black Cat, and Klingon top the news, while comic book database software and Marvel titles are talked up in this week’s reviews. The Major Spoilers Crew heft the might tome of Absolute Sandman Volume 1 and tell you all about it.
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