BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup for November 28, 2011A comics news article
Bullet Points is Comics Bulletin's weekday roundup of some of the most notable news, criticism, tweets and other craziness of the comics industry.
Think of it as the entire comics internet shrunk down into one convenient article, for people with not enough time to check every single comics website on the Internet.
LOOK AT THIS
Dean Trippe drew this.
HERE'S THE NEWS
DC Comics: America's Hottest Brand?
Advertising Age seems to think so.
Paul Tobin: The Most Widely Read Superhero Writer?
Bleeding Cool seems to think so.
But seriously, it's interesting -- while talented, he isn't exactly a "name" in the comics biz, yet he's written comics with broad appeal. Not just the Marvel Adventures titles, but also Justice League comics that come in cereal boxes and Marvel promo comics from Taco Bell. If kids start reading comics again, I think we'll have Paul Tobin to thank.
The Shade May Be Cancelled
Writer James Robinson has a 12-issue maxiseries from DC Comics called The Shade, featuring the character from his beloved Starman run in the '90s, with each issue drawn by a different artist. We kinda liked it. However, sales aren't great, and according to Robinson himself the book could be cancelled before it hits the 12-issue mark.
Which would be a shame. Maybe it's time for fans to star rallying around this book if they want to keep it alive.
- CBR has pages from the one where Kiss meets Archie and some gorgeous Pasqual Ferry-drawn Thor goodness,
- Newsarama has a preview of IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4.
READ THIS COMIC
LOOK WHO'S TALKING
- Hey, read this! It's our very own Paul Brian McCoy writing for Twitch Film about the 1990s Generation X TV movie pilot.
- The Miami Herald, one of two major newspapers from my homeland of South Florida, has a report about 87-year-old Allen Bellman, a Timely Comics Captain America artist with a resurgence in popularity.
- Upcoming Green Arrow writer Ann Nocenti talks to Bleeding Cool.
- Tim O'Shea talks to Steve Orlando about his graphic novel Octobriana: Samizdat Edition.
- Righteous dude Cameron Stewart talks to Comics Alliance about his upcoming miniseries: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism. June 2012. Can't wait. CAN'T WAIT.
- Vaneta Rogers interviews Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen about O.M.A.C., the most fun of the New 52 titles (seriously).
- Robot 6's Comics College focuses on Grant Morrison this time.
- @blockheadNYC: Peace to Martin Scorsese's Eyebrows. They define "keeping it real".
- @bearsurprise: My first submission to Kanye + Comics... and I'm pretty proud of it. Hope you like it, @thechrishaley! twitpic.com/7krb3e
- @horse_ebooks Horse ebooks How to make certain you don t waste blocks of time surfing the Internet with zero to show for
- @Youcanttigatag: He's dead Jim. pic.twitter.com/uWgyEjQG
- @russfischer: Guy at WAR HORSE Q&A almost says 'auto-erotic' instead of 'animatronic.' Stan Wintson's ghost realizes his life was wasted.
- @MKupperman: This week's comic: "When the Moon Hits Your Eye" tinyurl.com/crea9ua
- @doleitout: OH: "Allen Ginsberg is my favorite Gemini." #retards
- @tikisideburns: Gay dude with a lightsaber gave me dap for wearing my Ninja Turtles shirt today. ...I should really be tweeting this stuff.
- @aalupului: Wonder if girls see me staring sometimes & are like "Nailed it! Desperate longing mixed w/ averted eye contact, THAT'S THE ATTENTION I WANT"
WATCH THIS VIDEO
Since my sister and I were nerding out over this today, here's the trailer for David Fincher's take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is my favorite trailer ever and demands seven dozen rewatches.
Danny Djeljosevic is a comic book creator, award-winning filmmaker (assuming you have absolutely no follow-up questions), film/music critic for Spectrum Culture and Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin. Follow him on Twitter at @djeljosevic or find him somewhere in San Diego, often wearing a hat. Read his comic, "Sgt. Death and his Metachromatic Men," over at Champion City Comics and check out his other comics at his Tumblr, Sequential Fuckery.