Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 3, 2015

Quinn of Diamonds by Felipe KimioMore comic art at Black Box

Event: Ivan Brandon (Wolverine, Viking, NYC Mech) will appear at Tr!ckster in Berkeley, CA on Thursday, June 25th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of his sci-fi graphic novel, DRIFTER: Out of the Night vol 1 from Image Comics.  RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Mike Norton (artist of Revival, Battlepug, Young Justice, and more) will appear atDefiant Comics  in Forest Park, IL on Saturday, June 27, 2015 to sign the first issue of the Secret Wars tie-in, Years of Future Past, starring the X-Men!

Interview: Brian Walker, who took over on Hi and Lois from his father Mort Walker, explains how he came up with an unusual name in the strip

Interview: Manga translator Dan Luffey talks about his work.

News: Avengers: Age Of Ultron becomes 5th film in history to cross $900M internationally. Globally the movie has made $1.327B, making it the sixth biggest movie of all time (so far).

News: Dark Horse is planning to publish one more cycle in the Paul Tobin/Juan Ferreyra Colder series starting in September with Colder: Toss The Bones #1.

Reviews: Henry Chamberlain on This Is Cezanne.  Greg Hunter on Trash Market.  J. Caleb Mozzocco on Avengers: Rage Of Ultron. Jason Sacks on two stil-recent Retrofit comics.

5 Unconventional Comic Book Movies That You Need To See

Exclusive DC preview: Action Comics #41 ushers in a new era for Superman

A History of DC Crossovers: The Dark Age

The inaugural O Comic Con, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, drew thousands of fans, as well as some vendors who were taking part in their first comic con.

India’s Free Comic Book Weekend starts Saturday, and it’s a digital event: Readers can download five free comics from a list of over 1,000, and will be able to purchase the others at bargain prices. The event is sponsored by Comic Con India, and a number of Indian publishers are taking part. Over 15,000 people took part in last year’s event, according to Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma, and his goal is to triple that.

Stephen White talks about his graphic novel adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, which is darker than the Disney movie version: “A lot of people think they know the story, but there’s so much more under the surface of Peter Pan that they’re often not aware of – that Neverland is also so dark and full of death.”

Thomas J. Prohaska profiles Jay Berent, a welfare fraud investigator for Niagara County who is opening Pulp 176, a combination comics and coffee shop, with the help of a “microenterprise grant” from the city of Lockport, New York.

What Age of Ultron got right about Black Widow. An article on Salon concerning a controversial scene in Age of Ultron.

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