Newsarama selects Stuart Immonen as “a creator to watch in 2011”

From Newsarama’s 11 to watch in ’11 – the Creators: Stuart Immonen In many comics circles, Stuart Immonen is known as the comic artist’s artist. With his work most recently on the Marvel series New Avengers, he’s shown an ability to balance the realistic and action-packed super-heroics that the House of Ideas is known for…

SkullKickers Vol.1 collection arrives March 2011

SKULLKICKERS, VOL. 1: 1000 OPAS AND A DEAD BODY TP story JIM ZUBKAVICH art EDWIN HUANG, CHRIS STEVENS & MISTY COATS cover EDWIN HUANG & ESPEN GRUNDETJERN MARCH 9 144 PAGES / FC $9.99 SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE! Two nameless mercenaries are mashing monsters and making a name for themselves. Image’s new hit fantasy action-comedy…

December 30th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

*NOTE* The funny books ship on Thursday this week, because of the holidays that just past. Action Comics #896 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson and Dave McCaig. Cover by David Finch. Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #4 Marvel US$3.99 Artwork and Cover by Kaare Andrews. Preview at Comic Book Resources Batman: The Dark Knight #1 DC…

MTV Geek’s Top Comics Lists of 2010

Well, we’ve heard from MTV Splash Page, so now it’s time to hear from MTV Geek and… guess what… Canadians! TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS #10: Revolver #9: Tumor (Archaia) Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Noel Tuazon #8: A God Somewhere #7: Moving Pictures (Top Shelf)  Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Stuart Immonen #6: The Acme Novelty Library…

Retailer Roundup – December 2010

Are there any comic retailers out there that have comic podcasts? I’m aware of a small handful. Big B Comics does their radio show through McMaster radio, which is podcast on their affiliated comic news website comicbookdaily. The Dragon does an almost weekly podcast. Then there is The Watchtower podcast, which predates The 4th Wall…

Marvel Comics in March 2011 by Canadians

CAPTAIN AMERICA #616 Written by ED BRUBAKER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MIKE BENSON, FRANK TIERI, KYLE HIGGINS, ALEC SIEGEL & MORE Penciled by BUTCH GUICE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, PAUL GRIST & MORE Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST It’s the 70th Anniversary of Captain America’s debut and we’re celebrating by beginning a bold new direction. A double-size main story by…

D+Q: The specifics on Chester Brown’s Paying For It

PAYING FOR IT: A CONTEMPORARY DEFENSE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST PROFESSION by Chester Brown Chester Brown has never shied away from tackling controversial subjects in his work. In his 1992 book, THE PLAYBOY, he explored his personal history with pornography. His bestselling 2003 graphic novel, LOUIS RIEL, was a biographical examination of an extreme political…

Multiversity Comics selects the Top Artists of 2010

The editors at Multiversity Comics have selected their Best Artist of 2010 List and it includes some high profile Canadian comics artists, in fact 5 of the 11 artists chosen are Canadians! Could this be an indicator of who we will see selected for the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards Outstanding Artist category? #8 STUART IMMONEN…

Starting March 2011, Cameron Stewart covers the Suicide Girls

SUICIDE GIRLS #1 (of 4) Brea Grant (w) • David Hahn (a) • Cameron Stewart (c) Sexy, mysterious, and more than a little bit dangerous, the Suicide Girls are about to change what you think beautiful girls can do! This wild adventure pits the SG against a deranged killer and a crazed corporate cabal. Written…

Stuart Immonen and Matt Fraction on Marvel’s “Fear Itself”

Today at Midtown Comics in New York, Marvel Comics editors Joe Quesada, Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonso announced details on the next Marvel Comics summer crossover event — something called “FEAR ITSELF”. Writer Matt Fraction joined in via video conference. The core of the crossover is a 7-issue mini-series, which launches in April, that will…

Stan Lee and the NHL: More on the Guardians Project

A couple of months ago I ran the NHL’s press release concerning the upcoming, top-secret GUARDIANS PROJECT which teamed comics legend STAN LEE with the National Hockey League to create 30 new superhero characters that will represent each team in the league. In October, I was invited to attend a special panel discussing the project…

MTV Splash Page announces their selections for the Best of 2010

MTV Splash Page’s BEST OF 2010: Comic Books, Webcomics, And Graphic Novels The list includes a couple of entries by Canadians: BEST UNDER-THE-RADAR SERIES “Orc Stain” by James Stokoe (Image Comics) If you’re not reading writer and illustrator James Stokoe’s impossibly detailed fantasy epic “Orc Stain,” you’re missing out on one of the best monthly…

DC Comics in March 2011 by Canadian Creators

BRIGHTEST DAY #21-22 Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK & JOE PRADO Covers by DAVID FINCH 1:10 Variant covers by IVAN REIS As the end of BRIGHTEST DAY approaches, our returned heroes and villains begin converging in one area as the ultimate protector…

CBR writer selects the top 20 female creators working today

Kelly Thompson, the “She has no head” columnist over at Comic Book Resources, has selected her top 20 favorite female creators of 2010: PART ONE * PART TWO I’m happy to report that many Canadians figure prominently on this list including: #13. FIONA STAPLES #9 EMILY CARROLL #8. KATHRYN IMMONEN #7. FAITH ERIN HICKS #1….

In Shops 12/22/2010: Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman Volume 1 HC

Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman Volume 1 HC Publisher: IDW Publishing (W/A/Cover) David Boswell David Boswell’s classic counterculture icon is collected here in an oversized hardcover format. This volume collects the first Reid Fleming comic and the mini-series, Rogues to Riches, as well as Heartbreak Comics. This is a classic series that has gained cult…

December 22nd, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

American Vampire #10 DC/Vertigo Colours by Dave McCaig. Batman Incorporated #2 DC Comics Artwork and Variant Cover by Yanick Paquette. Inks by Michel Lacombe. Colours by Nathan Fairbairn. Chaos War: Dead Avengers #2 Marvel Artwork and Cover by Tom Grummett. Dynamo 5 Holiday Special 2010 #1 Image Artwork by Marcio Takara. Haunt #12 Image Inks…

Comic Retailing – What will 2011 bring?

Brian Hibbs, a well known San Francisco retailer who has owned and managed Comix Experience in San Francisco since 1989 and is a founding board member of ComicsPro, has long taken on the responsibility of comic retailing advocate. Brian has written a sign post examination of the comic industry from the viewpoint of retailer and…

Pre-Christmas Amazon.ca Canadian sellers

As of 11:30am today (Dec.18): 4. Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 612 days in the top 100 Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life  Bryan Lee O’Malley (Author, Artist)