Thursday, October 2, 2014

Comic Round-Up: October 2, 2014

Interview: Dave Richards talks to Tom Brevoort and Jonathan Hickman about the latest Avengers cycle of stories, which involves a short "time jump"

Interview: "Hellboy" Creator Mike Mignola Reveals His Next Book: ‘Frankenstein Underground’

Interview: Jason Aaron on how he “hammered out the groundwork” for female Thor.

Interview: Michael Fiffe talks about "Copra," which he describes succinctly as “Weirdo renegade mercenaries on revenge missions drawn with the thickest, crustiest brushes imaginable.”

Interview: Paul Pope talks about his first young adult comic, "Battling Boy," and his new release "The Rise of Aurora West," the first of his books to be drawn by another artist.

News: Comics Legend Gerry Conway Has a New Spider-Man Miniseries Coming

News: The finalists for the inaugural Kirkus Prize literary awards include two graphic novels: Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? in the Nonfiction category and Cece Bell’s El Deafo for the Young Readers award.  The winners will be announced during a ceremony held October 23 in Austin, Texas.

Church Of Superheroes Started In Oregon: the church doesn’t believe these characters or real, or that they possess divine power. They’re simply a touchstone for moral teaching.  Which make it sounds like a super-awesome book club.

Steve Morris offers this handy list of the submissions policies of various comics publishers. Many of the publishers don’t take submissions, and of those who do, most want you to have an artist in place. That doesn’t mean they aren’t open to new creators, just that slush piles aren’t the way to go about it.

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