The following is a listing of Brick & Mortar comic book retailers that are participating in Free Comic Book day. This listing is made up of stores provided by the official FCBD website: http://www.freecomicbookday.com using the STORE LOCATOR. There may be stores which are participating in the event but not listed on the website for… Read More Free Comic Book Day in Canada – Saturday May 7, 2011
The five finalists for the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing have been selected and will be announced alongside the rest of the Joe Shuster Award finalists. This was a very strong year for work produced and I would like to profile some of these creators in the coming months. In the meantime, the complete list… Read More Gene Day Award for work produced in 2010
THE LIST OF 2011 NOMINEE FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 1, 2011. Our Nominating Committees have been working since the fall, looking over the LONG lists of eligible creators and their comics that came out in 2010. Earlier in January, we received their selections for the categories of Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Artist and Writer.… Read More NomCom Selections (Note: this is NOT the final nominees list)
UDON ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IT’S MEGA MAN’S MOST EPIC ADVENTURE YET! UDON to release Mega Man™ Gigamix manga series Toronto, ON – January 27, 2011 – This past year, Hitoshi Ariga’s classic Mega Man™ Megamix manga series was finally brought to English readers, much to the delight of Mega-fans who had been… Read More UDON to release Mega Man™ Gigamix manga series
UDON ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE FANTASTIC HEROES OF LEGEND AND MYTH COME TO LIFE! UDON to release ‘Legendary Visions’ mythology art book Toronto, ON – January 31, 2011 – The heroes, villains, monsters, and gods of legend have captivated the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for millennia. Now, Chile’s premiere fantasy… Read More The Fantastic Heroes of Legend & Myth Come to Life at UDON
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 2/2/2011 Each week PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving at your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.
apologies to Nancy Sinatra I mentioned last week that Happy Harbor were going to have the shop crushed by Godzilla as part of a special cover promotion by IDW for the release of Godzilla #1? (No? Read about it here.) Well, there have been some reveals and it looks like a few more Canuck shops… Read More One of these days Godzilla’s gonna walk all over you!
He starred in the Irish/Canadian television show the Tudors, and now British actor Henry Cavill will star as Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s famous co-creation Superman/Clark Kent in the upcoming movie to be directed by Zack Snyder (that will probably be shot in Vancouver, British Columbia). While I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t just… Read More Henry Cavill is Superman
As you may or may not know, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County Trilogy is one of the five featured books in the Canada Reads battle to the death debate over which book is the best new Canadian work of the last decade, and ECT is the only graphic novel in the running. The winner will be… Read More Canada Reads: Essex County week * Updated 1/28
Speaking of Jeff Lemire, he’s just sent out a notice that KARL KERSCHL will be providing the covers for the Lemire-written Superboy series starting with it’s seventh issue.
We regret to inform the community that Montreal artist Clement Sauvé passed away last evening after a heroic battle with cancer. He was only 33. Sauvé began his comics career as Yanick Paquette’s assistant, but has subsequently worked for DC on projects such as JLA Secret Files, Stormwatch and the Human Defense Corps. He also… Read More Clement Sauvé (1977-2011)
The recent Marvel mini-event “Chaos War” has come to a conclusion and it seems that it was a good one for Alpha Flight “Classic” fans. The Chaos War: Alpha Flight one shot revived Canadian superheroes GUARDIAN, VINDICATOR, SHAMAN and MARRINA. They returned to join NORTHSTAR, AURORA, SASQUATCH & SNOWBIRD. Unfortunately, at the end of the… Read More Alpha Flight returns!
Due in March, Suicide Girls #1 from IDW, cover art by Cameron Stewart (below). Over on his illustration blog, Cameron has posted the revised cover to #1 along with some character models he did for series artist David Hahn. Thanks to the Beat for the heads up.
We’re a little under a week from the big announcement and here’s where we stand: ARTIST, CARTOONIST, COLOURIST, COVER ARTIST, WRITER – Nominees Selected PUBLISHER – Nominees Selected HARRY KREMER RETAILER – 10 finalist stores selected GENE DAY SELF-PUBLISHER – in process, deadline for books to be received is Friday, Jan 28th WEBCOMICS – Nominees… Read More Joe Shuster Awards update 1/26
It’s already been spoiled everywhere, so let’s raise a glass of water to the Fantastic Four’s Human Torch, whose flame was doused by Marvel in Fantastic Four #587, out this week. Killing characters is nothing new to superhero comics, and it’s a tradition most often used to trump up sales, and in this case it’s… Read More Dousing the flame…
So Wizard magazine is being cancelled, and the magazine’s staff has been fired. Not too shocking (the cancellation), it seemed lacking when they changed to a slightly larger format and the publishers slowly abandoned it. It must be tough coming up with Top 10 lists every month. People have been predicting this for a couple… Read More US Comics Industry happenings…
SHIPPING 1/26/2011 Where possible I have tried to highlight those releases featuring the work of Canadian creators. If I’ve missed anything please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE DARK HORSE COMICS SEP100114 BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 07 $9.99 NOV100031 CONAN THE ROAD OF KINGS #2 $3.50 — Cover by DOUG… Read More New Comics in Stores 1/26/2011
Pictured above: Seth’s cover for the new anthology book Finding The Words. The collection, edited by Jared Bland, which benefits PEN Canada and features new work from Linden MacIntyre, Emma Donoghue, Gord Downie and others, goes on sale Feb. 15.
All things considered, April seems like a quiet month. Action Comics reaches it’s 900th issue, Flashpoint kicks off in May, Fiona Staples’ issue of Jonah Hex comes out and for some reason Infinity, Inc. is getting the hardcover treatment. THE FLASH #12 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL 1:10 Variant cover… Read More DC Comics by Canadians – April 2011
Nova Scotia It’s seems the Strangemobile went kaput earlier this month, the engine blew up. Calum tells us times are tough, he was ripped off for 3k by a contractor in 2010, and that he’s cutting costs rather than laying off staff. Pure speculation, but with the economy in Canada still not up and running… Read More Retailer Roundup – January 2011