Even though the event is taking place over at another website, the Image founders getting together for a live chat is pretty cool.Â Check it out if you can tear yourself away from Major Spoilers for an hour or so. Press Release In celebration of IMAGE UNITED’s highly anticipated debut on Wednesday, November 25th, every single creator including Image founders Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio along Image partner Robert Kirkman, will unite for a one time only online chat event on Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm to 8:30pm EST.
The last time we featured news about Newsarama on this site was way back in 2007, when Imaginova, Inc. purchased the website for a sum of $15 million.Â Today, TopTenREVIEWS announced it had acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova, and with that acquisition goes Newsarama.com, Space.com, and LiveScience.com.Â No word on restructuring, or how much the division was purchased for, but hopefully Imaginova got their investment back on the deal. In other news, Major Spoilers is still owned by the site founder. Full press release after the jump.
In an expanded ruling, the heirs of Jerry Siegel have nabbed even more Superman rights in their lawsuit with DC Comics.Â Judge Stephen Larson has ruled that the family has successfully recaptured (and are co-owners of) the rights to the following works: (1) Action Comics No. 1 (subject to the limitations set forth in the Courtâ€™s previous Order); (2) Action Comics No. 4; (3) Superman No. 1, pages three through six, and (4) the initial two weeksâ€™ worth of Superman daily newspaper strips. Ownership in the remainder of the Superman material at issue that was published from 1938 to 1943
Press Release (San Diego, CA; February 24, 2009) Brian Hibbs joins IDW Publishing for the second collection of his influential column â€œTilting at Windmills.â€Â Â Owner of San Franciscoâ€™s premier comic book store, Comix Experience, Hibbs provides a dynamic and useful guide for new and established retailers who sell comics. Tilting at Windmills Volume 1, also available from IDW, was a startlingly prescient look at the rise and fall of the comics industry in the â€˜90â€™s. Tilting at Windmills Volume 2 is sure to prove as insightful and colorful a read as Hibbs tackles topics as controversial and varied as book
Josh Howard and Image Comics have announced that Howard’s Dead@17 series is moving to Image.Â Dead@17 had previously been published with Viper Comics, but for some time now, the series hasn’t been showing up in the monthly previews. Unfortunately, I’m not really in a position to comment on Viper’s issues, but it is my hope that eventually my other projects will follow Dead @ 17. But everything is still up in the air for the moment,” Howard said in an interview with Newsarama, “Most importantly, I just felt it was finally time to move on. Like you said, I had
Newsarama has broken the story that both Wizard World LA and Wizard World Texas have cancelled their upcoming shows. WizardWorld LA was scheduled for March 13-15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center; and Dallas for November 6-8. Newsarama confirmed the information about the L.A. show early Friday afernoon when a spokesperson for the L.A. Convention Center said that they that had been notified via voicemail on Friday morning that Wizard was canceling its show. Other sources have confirmed for Newsarama that the Texas show has been cancelled as well. This is both something expected and a bit of a shock.Â
Well this can’t be good if it is true. Newsarama is reporting Robin, Nightwing, and Birds of Prey will all be ending their series in February 2009.Â Is this because of the Morrison RIP Batman title, or something else?Â It can’t be sales, because Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and many other titles sell a lot fewer issues than these big supporting Batman tie-ins titles. If the rumors of Robin being somehow behind R.I.P., that could explain why Chuck Dixon left the series in a very bizarre fashion, and why the Robin series may be coming to an end.Â Nightwing ended
Gotta squeeze this one in, just to upset those of you who think politics and comics shouldn’t mix.Â It’s all in good fun. It’s just a bit of fun, really, but I get a real kick out of imagining what a Conan/Swamp Thing administration would be like. Â I figure national security wouldn’t be a problem (who’d wanna mess with an axe wielding barbarian?) and environmental issues would definitely take center stage. Â Hell, even the current financial mess in the US would probably benefit — you could imagine President Conan meeting with Wall Street heads and scowling, “Crom! Â You’re all thieves!
If you are looking to expand your education, and want it to involve comics, there is probably a comic book class located near you.Â Matt Silady will be teaching a course at the California College of Arts and has posted his reading list for the semester. Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean by Douglas Wolk McSweeney’s Issue #13 Edited by Chris Ware Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tesuka Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley All Star Superman, Volume 1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely Blankets by Craig Thompson American Elf: Volume 2 by
It’s no wonder Brave New World Comics won the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award at the San Diego Comic Convention.Â Great store tour, great ideas for what works for their store in Santa Clarita, Calif.Â I only wish we had something like that here. Brave New World Comics via blog@newsarama
Blog@Newsarama has the best take on Comic Con International: San Diego – Rorshach’s SDCC Journal.Â Take a peek: Feet later, Nite Owl replica ship swarming with sticky children. Batcycle photographed to left. Stan Lee signing, in disgrace, preview posters of new stripper/superhero interactive cartoon. Will Eisner is dead. Only two names remaining on my list. Both signing in AA Pavilion upstairs. I shall go to them. I shall go tell the third and fourth Clone Troopers in Revenge of the Sith that nobody cares. Nobody cares but me. First: Five-dollar hot pretzel and three dollar Snapple. That’s gold Jerry, gold!