The new and much talked about release from Taschen Books is 75 Years of DC Comics – The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz. While not specifically Canuck, there is a lot of great content on the history of DC comics and some Joe Shuster related information. But what people really want to know… Read More 75 years of DC Comics – the book
Strange Tales has been a great series issued by Marvel the past couple of years. The concept is Altcomix creators working on Marvel characters. It’s a great idea for Marvel, as it serves to draw back comic readers to the Marvel brand, perhaps sparking an interest in one of their titles, while providing exposure a… Read More Strange Tales 2 #3 – So Many Canucks!
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Agents Of Atlas Versus X-Men & Avengers Trade Paperback Marvel US$19.99 Artwork by Takeshi Miyazawa and Leonard Kirk. Artifacts #3 Image/Top Cow US$3.99 Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky. Preview at Comic Book Resources Batman… Read More November 17th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Two Generals — Scott Chantler’s excellent graphic novel translation of his grandfather’s war journal (published by McClelland & Stewart), is definitely one of the better books to come out this year by a Canadian cartoonist, and now that it is widely available in bookstores and comic book specialty stores, today would be a perfect day… Read More Remembrance Day – Two Generals
Today sees the release of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD on DVD and Blu-Ray. I’m heading over to get my copy of the Blu-Ray (which includes a dvd copy AND a digital copy I can download onto my iPod and laptop) later this afternoon. Blu-Ray should cost about $30 not including taxes. Last Friday night… Read More Reminder: Level Up and bring Scott Pilgrim vs. the World home today
Stargazer is in the November Previews with an order code of NOV101057. ISBN of 978-0-9781237-2-7, suggested retail price is $14.95 US/$15.95 CDN. 122 pages. Black & White. There’s also a dedicated website for the book at http://stargazer.vonallan.com “Stargazer Volume One is a black-and-white graphic novel following three girls stranded on a faraway alien world. Young… Read More Von Allen’s Stargazer Volume 1
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com American Vampire #8 DC/Vertigo US$3.99 Colours by Dave McCaig. Assassin’s Creed: The Fall #1 DC/Wildstorm US$3.99 Written, Artwork and Cover by Karl Kerschl and Cameron Stewart. Colours by Nadine Thomas. Atomic Robo And… Read More November 10th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Diamond has released a bunch of information for the October 2010 product sales and market shares. The information is not specific on the units sold to the direct market, but based on the lists, here’s how graphic novels primarily by Canadian artists, writers and cartoonists performed in October’s top 100 among all of the Walking… Read More Diamond best sellers by Canadians – October 2010
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Adventure Comics #520 DC US$3.99 Back-Story Written by Jeff Lemire. Colours by Blond. Preview at Newsarama Amazing Spider-Man #647 Marvel US$4.99 Artwork and Colours by Mike Del Mundo. Preview at Comic Book Resources… Read More November 3rd, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Last night we went to the J.A. McIntosh Armoury in Cambridge, Ontario (the headquarters of the former Highland Light Infantry of Canada) for the release party for Scott Chantler’s new book TWO GENERALS, published by McClelland & Stewart. The book is impressive in design and the Armoury setting gave the release an historical context which… Read More Scott Chantler: Two Generals news.
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Action Comics #894 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson and Dave McCaig. Cover by David Finch. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Artifacts #2 (2nd Printing) Image/Top Cow US$3.99 Artwork by Dale Keown.… Read More October 27th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
The retailer focused ICV2 website has posted the sales data for September 2010 and the numbers aren’t pretty as detailed in their overview report. I would have to agree with the following: Pricing may be part of the problem, but the real issue is a dearth of major hits. Like all entertainment businesses, the comics… Read More Comic sales Q3 2010: downward trends continue
Comic Book Resources has posted a great interview with Blake Bell, author of the Bill Everett biography “Fire & Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner and the Birth of Marvel Comics,” his follow-up book to 2008’s “Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko”. Both books are available from US publisher Fantagraphics.
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Brightest Day #12 DC US$2.99 Cover by David Finch. Conan The Cimmerian #24 Dark Horse US$2.99 Cover by Cary Nord. DV8: Gods & Monsters #7 DC/Wildstorm US$2.99 Cover by Fiona Staples. Haunt #10… Read More October 20th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Newsarama’s look at Batman, Inc. throws the spotlight on artist Yanick Paquette in BAT-Breakdown 3: PAQUETTE’s Stylistic World of BATMAN INC.
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Adventure Comics #519 DC US$3.99 Back Story Written by Jeff Lemire. Colours by Blond. Preview at Newsarama Angel vs. Frankenstein II (One-Shot) IDW US$3.99 Colours by Ronda Pattison. Celadore Vol. 1 Trade Paperback… Read More October 13th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Tangles: A story about Alzheimer’s, my mother, and me by Sarah Leavitt What do you do when your outspoken, passionate, and quick-witted mother starts fading into a forgetful, fearful woman? In this powerful graphic memoir, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother Midge—and her family—forever. In spare black and white drawings and clear,… Read More Tangles: A story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me
On October 30th the Quad-Cities will be hopping with comic happenings. To celebrate their 12th Anniversary, The Dragon will be having their 2nd annual mini-con. The guest list for the in-store event is pretty great (it’s like a mini comic-con; see what I did there?). Who: Dale Keown, Richard Pace, Jeff Lemire, Ross Campbell, Ray… Read More Happenings: Guelph + Cambridge, Oct 30th
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org American Vampire #7 DC/Vertigo US$3.99 Colours by Dave McCaig. Preview at Vertigo: Graphic Content Bear Nuts Vol. 1: The Book Of Prozac Trade Paperback DMF Comics US$18.99 Written, Artwork, Colours, and Cover by… Read More October 6th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Betsy Gomez 510-644-4980 x 26 email@example.com A HEAD PUNTING KICK-OFF TO A HIT NEW IMAGE SERIES! Second Printing of SKULLKICKERS #1 blazes through inventory before release, Third Printing on its way Berkeley, CA – 4 October 2010 – After an early distribution-level sell out of the first printing of SKULLKICKERS #1,… Read More SkullKickers #1 to get a 3rd Printing