So Getto

This is exactly what I'm talking about. One of my common threads, especially recently, centers on the lack of diversity in the comics marketplace, and what can be done to correct it. Considering that...

Noble Affiliations

And here I thought that was just another mistake in Barnes & Noble's system... Newsarama has confirmed that Marvel Comics and Barnes & Noble Booksellers are continuing the exclusive partnership...

Primacy Effect

What is it they say about first impressions? The direct market is eating its own young, and making it exceptionally difficult for anything new to survive in the face of the established and the familiar....

Five Five Zero Four

So...here we are. Three days from now, my very first Marvel comic hits the stands, and I feel obligated to deliver some poignant reactive thought about it, but it's really all one word responses in...

All Points

This is what happens now. The raging debate and passionate finger pointing surrounding the Wildstorm cancellations have died down considerably, replaced by whatever the new headline of the week is, and...

Oxymoronic

Finding something even remotely diplomatic to say about these Wildstorm cancellations might be beyond my abilities, so please consider that an adequate warning. The odds grow worse, though. Diamond's...

Free Your Mind

  The next generation of storytellers are being born in the Matrix. On May 15, what the ad campaign calls the Year of the Matrix begins with the simultaneous release of the Matrix Reloaded and the...

Litmus

Online speculation is something best left in the hands of trained professionals like Markisan and Rich Johnston, but there are some opportunities even I can't resist. This past Thursday, the 2004 Eisner...

The Black Column

Changed my mind about something recently. Which, honestly, isn't that monumental of an announcement, when you consider that all one needs is a decent memory and my index to witness the boldest of...

Split Screen

So, I was more than a little curious about the writer I'm sharing Spidey Unlimited with... According to the solicit, the man goes by the name of Tom McLaughlin, and his story is called Preventative...

Super Freak

Took almost three years to write this column. The first time I asked Lee Ferguson for an interview, SBC had just given me this platform, and I was attempting to live up to my introduction, which...

Symptomatic

Been an abnormally slow week, so bear with me. After two solid weeks of web-based frenzy over leaked solicits, high profile announcements, and creator shuffles, things finally appear to be dying down...

Rapid Eye Movement

It's only right to thank every one of you. When this column started a couple years ago, I was under the impression that it'd run for about six to eight months, before I'd be "discovered." Besides being...

Seven Plus or Minus Two

  Resolved to write more this year, and as usual, took things to the extreme. My increased productivity is likely the result of the good vibes I've been nursing for more than a month now, but as usual,...

The 2nd Joe Quesada Interview

Joe Quesada is going back to the beginning. Partnered with industry veteran Jimmy Palmiotti, Quesada's work on the Marvel Knights imprint is largely responsible for the emergence of "New Marvel." This...