Thursday, July 2, 2015

Comic Round-Up: July 2, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat by Frank Cho

"Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat" by Frank Cho

Event: Ales Kot appears at Mission: Comics & Art in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to give a talk and signing to celebrate the release of his new Image Comics series WOLF and the final collection of his wildly successful series ZERO. RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Writer Robert Venditti appears at Barnes & Noble at Ashley Park in Newnan, GA to sign Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM!

Interview: Brian Anderson discusses creating a gay Mormon superhero for his comic Stripling Warrior.

Interview: Carrie Jung interviews creators of several comics featuring Native American superheroes.

Interview: Kelly Sue DeConnick talks about how she’s deconstructing the exploitation genre in Bitch Planet, and offers some recommendations for new readers.

Interview: Zak Kinsella (King Maul, Outré Veil) talks about collaborating with writers, his drawing process and what the X-Men meant to him

News: San Diego’s Convention Center Corp. has adjusted its estimate of how much money Comic-Con International pumps into the local economy, down from last year’s $178 million to $136 million, because of possible double-counting and other flaws in methodology.

News:  The Southern Poverty Law Center has apologized for unknowingly posting an altered and plagiarized version of a cartoon created by Bob Englehart, editorial cartoonist for the Hartford Courant.  Englehart’s original three-panel cartoon showed a Confederate flag being lowered; someone added two panels of a rainbow flag being raised and posted the altered cartoon on Twitter, with Englehart’s signature cropped out.

Reviews: Michael Buntag on Noah. Richard Bruton on The Penned Guin: Out & About and Thread Bear/Attic Space & Other Stories. Paul Gravett on Death Of The Artist. Todd Klein on Fables #150 and Fables Vol. 22. Shawn Starr on Lydian and Palm Ash.  

Frank Santoro muses out loud about the famous Ghost World color switch.

Jennifer DeGuzman reports from the ALA with and its big push for comics and diversity and comics diversity

Jim McLauchlin looks at the Disney purchase of Marvel and asks if it's been worth it. It seems that the answer is such a resounding yes that you don't really have to quantify a whole lot of anything.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about why The Sandman is better suited to television.

Marvel Comics officially reveals 45 titles that will start after Secret Wars

Why Star Wars comics are more essential than ever

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