Thursday, October 30, 2014

Comic Round-Up: October 30, 2014

Interview: Alex Ross Completes Legendary Illustrator's "I'd Love To Draw"

Interview: Author And Editor Renee Witterstaette

Interview: Bill Kartalopoulos, editor of the Best American Comics series, explains why comics matter, with a strong emphasis on why print comics matter; among other things, he analyzes a Little Nemo Sunday comic to show how reading comics is different from other types of reading.

Interview: talks with Danny Fingeroth, Group Editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man comic line

News: Marvel graphic novels are now available on the Kobo platform.

Reviews: Have a disquieting Halloween with Manix Abrera’s "14"

Reviews: Neil Gaiman's "Graveyard Book, Volume 2" wraps up coming-of-age tale

Reviews: Jesse Schedeen on "Original Sin." Joe Gordon on "The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec." Kate O’Neil on "The Way of Shadows." Rob Staeger on "The Undertaking Of Lily Chen."

Comics Are High Art, A Response to The New York Times

Disney has asked a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss a two-year-old lawsuit by Stan Lee Media claiming the copyright to such Marvel superheroes as Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men. A lawyer for Stan Lee Media, which no longer connected to its namesake, argued a federal judge in Colorado erred last year in dismissing the 2012 complaint, but Disney countered that the copyright claims have been addressed time and again by the courts. “This is their seventh bite of a rotten apple,” Disney attorney Jim Quinn said after the hearing. The three-judge panel hasn’t issued its decision.

Filmmaker Wes Craven explains the genesis of his comic "Coming of Rage"

The finale of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto, which will run in an upcoming issue of Shonen Jump (both the Japanese and the North American editions), will be two chapters long, with the second appearing in full color, the manga magazine announced. Naruto was at one time the bestselling graphic novel in the United States and is still one of the top selling manga in the country.

Martha Cornog discusses a few of her pet peeves about graphic novels.

Marvel vs. DC Comics: Which movie universe are you more excited for?

The slate of movies announced by Marvel earlier this week has some serious implications for comics. We can expect the Inhumans, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Doctor Strange properties to have much higher profiles in Marvel's comics in the years ahead.

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