My immediate reaction to DC’s announcement of their new publisher(s): This may simply be a matter of the two sharing the role being such known quantities (coupled with my rather complete ignorance of exactly who does what within the company that makes so many of the comics I read), but it seems to me that the announcement of Paul Levitz leaving was much bigger news than this announcement of who would be replacing him. (Confidential to Geoff Johns: Wanna read my pitch for The Haunted Batmobile, the story of the ghost of J.E.B. Stuart haunting the Batmobile and advising Batman on military strategy? Or how about this…
…? There’s just so much dramatic potential there, and the legions of Red Bee and Roy Harper fans are a seriously un-tapped potential market for DC!)
Seriously though, the co-publishers seem like fairly safe bets, and while certain to enrage some fans, it’s worth noting that at least they’re people from comics rather than newcomers to the field, a move which would have brought with it a lot more anxiety for a lot more fans and members of the industry, I think.
Please keep Graham Annable in mind, Whoever Eventually Gets the License To Do Lost Comics: I’ve never even actually seen a complete episode of Lost, and I enjoyed the hell out of this set of images. Perhaps you will too. (Via Comics Reporter)
So how’s the Objet d’Afro project coming along?: See for yourself
“It was nice every once in a while to see a character that was not a white, Anglo-Saxon type of character and marvel knew that I was out there”: That’s artist Dennis Calero being interviewed about Manhattan gallery exhibit “Marvelous Cover,” which focuses on black Marvel superheroes Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, The Falcon, War Machhine and Blade. You can read an article, see a few examples of the art and watch a brief TV news report of the exhibit here, and website marvelouscolor.com has much more info.
“How archaeologist and reincarnated Egyptian prince Carter Hall acquired what was evidently a living creature resembling a giant, tentacled hawk’s head was never addressed”: Of all of Hawkman’s crazy helmets throughout the years, the one that Johnathan of Living Between Wednesdays writes about is probably the best because a) it sort of looks like he just beheaded a giant bird and is wearing its severed head on top of his own and b) depending on dialogue bubble placement, sometimes it looks like the helmet is talking rather than Hawkman, a fact that the post gets some humorous mileage out of.
“Love the character first and worry about his sexuality second. It’s like when someone who is anti-gay finds out someone they know and love is gay, their perspectives tend to change”: That’s our own Brian Andersen, being interviewed for one of Chicago Now’s blogs about superheroes, comics, gayness and his own gay superhero comic.
“In the end House Of M was a comic about characters trying to change the world so they could reclaim their branding”: Tom Spurgeon is like five crossovers behind.
I like the sound of “Marvel Goddamn Comics” much better than “Marvel Entertainment”: Check out Ryan Dunlavey’s cover of G.I. Joe #1’s cover. Then email IDW and start requesting Dunlavey-drawn G.I. Joe comics.