Recompression

One of the industry's recent tendencies will die a slow, painful death over the course of this year. With the gift of hindsight, its demise will be labeled inevitable, a train of thought clearly...

Beat Biters

So what does everyone else think about this whole Marvel Age thing? According to the March solicits, the House of Ideas is launching yet another major publishing initiative to improve the relations...

Scouting Report

It's that time of year again. With our calendars heading into new, uncharted territory, it's become customary to swear off all the mistakes and failures of the past, as our eyes catch sight of the...

The Crucible – My Epic Year

  "One day...this is all gonna be a funny story." The preceding is a bit of knowledge often dropped by my best friend whenever life starts to run contrary to that little plan we all have mapped out in...

Works Cited…

 It's been one of those interesting weeks.The Priest diatribe from last week garnered passionate response on both sides of the argument, and a special thanks to anyone who fired off an e-mail, or posted on a...

On Accidental Purpose

  After 25 years in the business, critically-acclaimed scribe Priest almost quit comics...and it's all your fault. Despite an inspired attempt by Priest to carve himself a fresh position within...

Calm Before

  I've been smiling since Wednesday. Made some considerable progress on the creative side of things, and Ultimates #12 finally dropping didn't hurt either. Combine this with Employee Appreciation Week,...

Fourteen 22s

  There's just something about a good comic book. Last week's column, Closing Argument, was meant to bookend the lengthy commentary on retailing that guest columnist "j.hues" delivered in my absence,...

Closing Argument

Has the industry been kind of depressing lately, or is it just me? Maybe it's the natural order of things, the electricity from a summer convention season of project announcements and exclusive signings...

Opening Statement

  (**PLEASE NOTE - The opinions expressed in this column do not reflect on Future Entertainment, any of its employees, Silver Bullet Comics, any of its associates, the comics industry as a whole or any...

Puffed Piece

  John Layman is making fun of me. Oh sure, the former Wildstorm editor appears to have stopped by to chat about his current life as a freelance writer, but I'm sure that's just a cover. What was meant...

Snippets

  Been doing a lot of scripting recently. Mark Millar brought something to my attention last week, that pulled me out of a creative vortex I'd stumbled into, while simultaneously causing me to rethink a...

Pragmatic

  Few different things running this week. Still trying to knock the kinks out of my new/revised features, so this will likely encompass the final test run. New Hotness appears in two versions, the...