I knew before even clicking which publisher this comic was going to be from: “New comic book to feature Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg”
Hopefully the Defenders: “What Are Marvel’s Post-Avengers Plans?”
Grant Morrison’s first appearance?: In his weekly column about the week in comics, This Week In Comics!, Joe McCulloch uncovers an early appearance of one of DC’s most popular comic book characters.
Happy birthday, Richard Cook: Cook turns 30 this month, and is celebrating the milestone in the traditional way—reading and reviewing superhero comic books published during the month he was born.
I wish I hadn’t seen this: Because now I want to buy the new Sandman trade paperbacks just to get the newly colored art, despite the fact that I already own these stories in serial and trade paperback form. Of course, I suspect that’s the reason Vertigo’s Pamela Mullin post the examples on the Graphic Content blog. Damn you, Mullin!
The P is for Peanuts, not Paranormal: Check out Bruce McCorkindale’s Peanuts/Hellboy mash-up fan art.
“Good job, funnybook reporters!“: As the number of stories dealing with the subject on our front page and the frequency with which they’re being posted indicates, the biggest and still-developing comic book industry story of the week is DC’s rejiggering, and what it will mean for all involved. In his Journalista! link-blog, The Comics Journal‘s Dirk Deppey takes the comics press to task for not paying attention to one of the biggest aspects of the story—that up to 20% of DC’s workforce might not end up being part of their workforce any longer. (Deppey’s post, by the way, is also a pretty good round-up of early stories and reactions, and thus not a bad place to start if you want to survey the first round of reporting and commentary on DC’s move).
Is Mark Waid still mad at the Internet?: I don’t know, but according to the review of the Waid-written Amazing Spider-Man #643 that makes up part of Tucker Stone’s latest Comics of the Weak column, an early scene of the book is devoted to “the mimicry of certain ‘I don’t buy super-hero comics because they’re just straight up…gross now’ punditry.” Huh. Wasn’t the first issue of Irredeemable just a superhero comic book writer’s revenge fantasy against complaining fans on the Internet…? By the way, the elipsis in the Stone quote above was put there to take out just one word. Which word was it? Click on the link to find out!