Marvel Merges Its Universes With ‘Secret Wars’
Jan22

Marvel Merges Its Universes With ‘Secret Wars’

By Hei­di Mac­Don­ald | Jan 21, 2015| Publisher’s Week­ly Com­ic book uni­vers­es are a lit­tle bit easy come, easy go, and in 2015 they are most­ly going. Mar­vel has joined the ranks of the uni­verse smash­ers with a qua­si-reboot in May grow­ing out of an eight-issue mini series called Secret Wars. The move will see the clas­sic “Mar­vel 616” uni­verse which includes all of your favorites such as the Avengers, the X-men and...

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Project Black Sky: Superheroes, The Dark Horse Way
Apr10

Project Black Sky: Superheroes, The Dark Horse Way

By Brigid Alver­son | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly The super­hero comics of DC and Mar­vel dom­i­nate the direct mar­ket retail chan­nel and these days the box office as well. In a mar­ket­place crowd­ed with works by The Big Two, is there room for anoth­er super­hero uni­verse, let alone anoth­er super­hero pub­lish­er? Dark Horse pub­lish­er Mike Richard­son thinks so. Dark Horse, a major inde­pen­dent comics pub­lish­er with a wide...

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DC, Warner Bros. Unveil Batman’s 75th Anniversary Plans
Mar29

DC, Warner Bros. Unveil Batman’s 75th Anniversary Plans

Pub­lish­ers Week­ly DC Enter­tain­ment has announced plans for a year-long cel­e­bra­tion of the 75th anniver­sary of Bat­man, the icon­ic Gold­en Age com­ic book char­ac­ter that debuted in 1939 and helped to launch the super­hero genre. In addi­tion to hon­or­ing comics artist and writer Bob Kane, for many years cred­it­ed sole­ly with cre­at­ing Bat­man, it appears DC will begin to rec­og­nize comics writer Bill Fin­ger,...

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Yang Tops 2013 PW Comics World Critics Poll with ‘Boxers and Saints’
Dec12

Yang Tops 2013 PW Comics World Critics Poll with ‘Boxers and Saints’

By PW Comics World Edi­tors |Dec 11, 2013 Adding yet anoth­er hon­or to its already crowd­ed awards cab­i­net, Gene Luen Yang’s Box­ers and Saints topped the eighth annu­al PW Comics World Crit­ics poll with five votes. The two-vol­ume graph­ic nov­el was nom­i­nat­ed for this year’s Nation­al Book Award for Young People’s Lit­er­a­ture (Yang’s sec­ond NBA nom­i­na­tion), gar­ner­ing acclaim from every cor­ner, so top­ping the poll...

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Disney Expands Its Comics Program
Nov14

Disney Expands Its Comics Program

Although comics based on Dis­ney char­ac­ters remain huge­ly pop­u­lar around the world—thanks to large fol­low­ings across Europe and South America—domestically they have yet to claim a space in the grow­ing comics mar­ket. How­ev­er that appears to be chang­ing, as the mouse house is plan­ning a “case by case” expan­sion, start­ing with Space Moun­tain, its first ever orig­i­nal graph­ic nov­el under the Dis­ney Comics imprint. Set...

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