BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup for November 18, 2011

A 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

This isn't comic-related, but @laura_hudson linked to it, so that's enough for me: photographer Irina Werning's "Back to the Future" photo series takes old pictures and recreates them with the original people, all older 'n shit. The effect is… indescribable.

By the way! I just realize that the guy in the leather jacket is Billy Bragg. Turns out that's Riff Raff, a band he was in in the '70s. Nice one.

 

HERE'S THE NEWS

Now Dark Wolverine is Cancelled

In this week's Axel-in-Charge article over at CBR, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso, in talking about the cancellation of X-23, Alonso mentions offhand that Daken: Dark Wolverine (written by Rob Williams, who also wrote the now-cancelled Ghost Rider, and drawn by a variety of artists) will come to an end with Issue #21 in February. 

Bleeding Cool caught this bit in the article and Robot 6 went a bit more in-depth on it. In all honesty, I completely forgot Daken was being published at all.

Is it too early to call this the Marvel Implosion?

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Will Run for President

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Bob Layton and Edward James Olmos: Fuck Marvel

Bob Layton and David Michelinie were working on a miniseries called Iron Man Forever, but the editorial process resulted in a book that pissed Layton off so much that he decided to quit working with the publisher thanks to some sage advice from actor Edward James Olmos. Seriously.

Read the full story at the link below. Interesting.

(via Bleeding Cool)

Batgirl to Join Birds of Prey

DC Comics have revealed that New 52 title Birds of Prey #4 (by Dwayne Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz) will feature Batgirl (star of her own solo book by Gail Simone and Adrian Syaf) joining the team. Which is funny, because just the other day I was having a "Why isn't Batgirl in the Birds of Prey?" type conversation.

Way to read my mind, DC.

(via The Source)

Fuckfaces in Tunisia Overreact to Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis is a lovely comic that was adapted into a lovely animated film a few years ago. A Tunisian TV station aired the film last month, and people flipped out because the film has a depiction of God in it, which is taboo in some forms of Islam.

As a result, the station, Nessma, is being sued and an angry mob set the station owner's house on fire. Hence, fuckfaces.

The Beat points out that Tunisia is "the country widely credited with setting off the "Arab Spring" in a relatively peaceful fashion earlier this year."

(via The Beat)

 

READ THIS COMIC

The first trade paperback collection of Gladstone's School for World Conquerors came out this week, and to promote it, writer Mark Andrew Smith posted the entire first issue on his Tumblr. Smith seriously wants to be able to continue this series, and he can only afford to do so if the thing sells (that's the thing about creator-owned comics):

Please help us by passing on the link on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr.  We want to connect with more readers and get a very healthy following for future volumes. Also you can mention that the first Trade Paperback is available in stores and link to Amazon or another retailer you like. It’s also available on Comixology as well if you like to read digital comics.

So, if you haven't fallen in love with the book already, go check it out, and if you like what you see, try to pick up the rest of it. Gladstone's s a fun, colorful, cute, exciting all-ages book with great visuals that doesn't feel totally beholden to the usual superhero parody archetypes. It's a great read, and I want to see more of it.

 

LOOK WHO'S TALKING

 

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WATCH THIS VIDEO

Because YouTube recommended it when I clicked over to it: here's Patton Oswalt doing five minutes on Late Night with Conan O'Brien a long-ass time ago:


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.

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