Friday, June 19, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 19, 2015

Galactus by Francisco Perez

"Galactus" by Francisco Perez

Event: Artist Chris Sprouse (Superman, Tom Strong, Midnighter) appears at Laughing Ogre Comics in Columbus, OH on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to sign SECRET WARS: THORS! RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Artist Darick Robertson appears at New England Comics – Harvard Square in Malden, MA on Wednesday, June 24, 2015! He will sign at the Malden store from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and the Harvard Square store from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! Darick’s work includes Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis, The Boys with Garth Ennis and Happy! with Grant Morrison! Darick has also worked on Wolverine, Nightcrawler, New Warriors, and Punisher for Marvel!

Interview: David Harper talks to Eric Stephenson.

Interview: The Future of Comics: A Q&A With Author Geoff Klock

Interview: Jeffrey Renaud talks to Patrick Gleason.

Interview: Noelle Stevenson invigorates YA comics with Lumberjanes

News: Amazon deal brings 12,000 Marvel comics to the Kindle store 

News: IDW will do a crossover between two nearly similar versions of Ghostbusters

News: Neil Gaiman's Sandman Movie Adaptation Moving Forward!

Reviews: Zainab Akhtar on Soft. Richard Burton on Tracks. Johanna Draper Carlson on Long Distance #1 and a bunch of non-fiction comics from TCAF. Rob Clough on a bunch of different autobio comics.  Lauren Davis recommends The Seven Deaths Of The Empress.  Mike Dawson and Box Brown talk The Cute Manifesto and BORB.  Sean Gaffney on Kimi ni Todoke Vol. 21.  Joe Gordon on Le Train De Michel.  Greg Hunter on Pope Hats #4.  Todd Klein on the Convergence: Nightwing & Oracle series and Lobster Johnson Vol. 4.  Alex Mangles on Baddawi

The answer to fighting Marvel and DC is to not fight Marvel and DC,” says Dinesh Shamdasani, CEO and chief creative officer of Valiant Entertainment, in a piece about the superhero universe that Valiant has built with their comics and is about to bring to movies. “We aim to tell stories that, surprisingly, aren’t superhero stories, but that have elements of the superhero genre.”

Casey Baseel introduces us to Steves, a dramatic retelling of the story of the founding of Apple Computer, starring Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as well as Bill Gates, who plays the bespectacled antagonist familiar to most manga readers. The manga hasn’t been translated into English yet, but Baseel provides links to some online previews in Japanese.

Matt Bors announces the first major permutation of the revamped The Nib: The Response, a collective of cartoonists of color discussing "race, class, gender and culture." That sounds like it could be really good. There are three Rachel Dolezal strips up as I write this, all from cartoonists I enjoy reading.

To celebrate One Piece’s new Guinness World Record, Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital manga app has released the entire July 1997 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump for free. That’s the issue that launched Eiichiro Oda’s wildly successful fantasy adventure.

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