Monday, June 22, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 22, 2015

Spider-Man by Barnaby Bagenda

"Spider-Man" by Barnaby Bagenda

Event: Chris Sprouse (Superman, Tom Strong, Midnighter) will appear 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: Darick Robertson will appear at New England Comics – Harvard Square 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 Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson, not about publishing but about Stephenson’s own work, Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like Us.

Interview: Gary Panter talks about his art and the milieu in which it was made.

Interview: Geoff Klock, writer of the book The Future of Comics, the Future of Men, discusses what a sustainable, ethical comics industry might look like, why there is so little movie merch for women (and what to do about it), and how superhero comics can be bad for men.

Interview: Graphic novels thrive even when books don't sell, says Exquisite Corpse creator Pénélope Bagieu

News: Charlie Cox plays the blind superhero Daredevil in the Netflix show of the same name. He has received the 19th Helen Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. Daredevil is Netflix first show to have audio descriptions

News: David Tennant has joined Felicia Day and Steven Yeun as a voice actor in the animated adaptation of Image Comics’ Chew.

Previews: Empire of Blood.

Reviews: Sean Gaffney on Lucifer And The Biscuit Hammers Vols. 5-6. Grant Goggans on Strontium Dog: The Stix Fix.  Mathew Meylikhov on Copra.

Comics to read before you die: Astonishing X-Men Volume 1. Flickering Myth praises Joss, John and Laura's X-Men opus.

Convention controversy: A couple of Saskatoon Blitz 2015 staffers let loose on an exhibitor who complained about the new Con's lack of organization on Facebook. 

David Harper’s website, Sktchd, has a great run-down of what comic artists make based on gender, and how most artists in comics today, no matter what their platform, aren’t making a living wage with their art. The numbers aren’t pretty, though there’s some room for hope.

Five Comics That Would Fit Perfectly Into The World of True Detective

The Five Worst Fathers In Comics, starting with Cyclops.

A History of Doctor Fate

Ian McKellen Thinks X-Men Movies Are Superior To Other Comic Movies...

Is former manga powerhouse Tokyopop coming back? Once the largest publisher of manga in North America, the company stopped publishing new manga in 2011, but didn’t go bankrupt and never really went away

Rob Salkowitz analyzes the latest news from Amazon and comiXology and suggests there’s more to the story than meets the eye. While fans may view the renewal of Marvel’s deal with comiXology as a story about a digital comics service, Salkowitz says it’s really about bringing comics to the mass market through Amazon

Ron Perlman on what Hellboy 3 would be about, and why he won't crowdfund it

Tom Speelman rounds up music playlists creators suggest for their comics.

Why Race and Gender Swaps Shouldn't Matter in Comic Books Movies

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