Long Beach Comic Con was back in the southland over the weekend and I was able to attend both Saturday and Sunday and this years show was a big improvement over last falls so-so showing. They have some really top line names this year including Mike and Laura Allred, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmioti, Marc Silvestri, Richard Starkings, Gerry Conway, Bob Layton, Len Wein, James O’Barr, and Mike Mignola to name a few. The big change this year was the best panels that the show has ever had. Some of the highlights were Adapting Comics For Media, Young Justice Reunion, Batman 75, Gargoyles 20th Anniversary, Nocturnals, Robot Chicken, Ladies First: The Impact of Women in Comics, Disney Afternoon, Hellboy in Hell, Man of Action Panel, Batman ’66 Comics, The Crow 20th Anniversary, Afterlife With Archie, and many others. It really was … Read More »
This post is long. It also took me nearly two months to write, because I am a slacker. So, despite it being way less topical now, and mostly irrelevant to your interests by this point, I present you with my San Diego Comic-Con recap. Warning: Nothing but name dropping and bragging about my wonderful time ahead. Turn back now.
If I took anything away from San Diego Comic-Con last year, it was that I like people a lot more than I like stuff, or announcements, or behind-the-scenes details from movies and TV shows. Last year, I spent my time with people doing cool things because I was a person and they were people and we had fun being people together. This year, I did more of the same, often with the very people I was people with last year. And, despite … Read More »
This was another brutal week with a flood of new books this week. DC is pumping out Futures End #1 and there are some that I review this week. So let’s get started.
Adventurers of Superman #17
DC Comics Writers Jerry Ordway/Steve Niles/Kelly Sue DeConnick, Artists Steve Rude/Matthew Dow Smith/Valentine De Landro, Colorists Glenn Whitmore/Jordie Bellaire/Matthew Wilson, Letterers Steve Rude/Wes Abbott
Sadly this is the last issue of Adventures of Superman a digital first experiment of stand alone stories of pre New 52 Superman. This last issue of the book goes out on a truly high note. The plot from DC is, Superstar creators unite for the final issue of the series! First, “Seed Of Destruction” a Superman/O.M.A.C. team-up as only Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude can deliver! Then, Superman is confronted by a ghost in “Ghosts of Krypton”! FInally, when Lois Lane gets Superman … Read More »
One of the dirty little secret of “comic conventions” bubbled to the surface on the internet over the past few days fueled by a story by Denise Dorman the wife of Dave Dorman who is probably best known for his Star Wars covers at Dark Horse Comics. She spilled the beans on the difficulty of artists at some conventions to make enough money to cover the cost of selling at a convention.
Here is the story posted by Denise Dorman:
Privately, famed comic book industry personalities everywhere are discussing with each other whether to stop exhibiting at comic book conventions. There’s a fine line between being accessible to and pleasing the fans vs. LOSING MONEY at these conventions. Take Wizard World 2014 in Chicago, for example. Those were three miserable days of our lives we’ll never get back. Time we could be … Read More »
Last weekend there was a new comic book store that opened in downtown Orange California. Big Red Comics who has a store in the Buena Park Mall has added a second location in the old town district of Orange. The reason that I went was that John Berry who was the manager at the local shop that I had went to is now the manager at this new Big Red Comics location. They had some great artists that dropped by and they pulled in quite a crowd. The new location is not a huge location but it does make for a nice intimate comic shop. The Orange area has lacked a comic store for a number of years and the old town area of Orange is a great location for a comic book store. If you are down in the … Read More »