A great comics-related you’re not going to read: Dean Trippe and Daniel Krall apparently pitched DC a series of ilustrated young adult novles called Lois Lane, Girl Reporter. I believe it’s currently being shelved alongside athe Absolute Edition of Tintin Pantoja’s Wonder Woman comic in Dream of The Endless’ library…
Mark Trail tracks Billy Keane: Drawn and Quarterly’s Chris Oliveros shares some images of a really neat looking place in Orlando. For comic strip fans, anyway.
How late is Batman Inc anyway, and who’s to blame?: In a image and information round-up post from his visit Wizard World Toronto, David Diep says the delays are “a combination of slowness on Grant and Yanick’s part” and that we should expect more delays and/or fill-ins (Paquette disagrees with what Diep reported, and takes the full blame for the book not being monthly). My favorite part of Diep’s post, however, was the sentence, “Francis [Manapul] revealed that Jim Shooter isn’t the easiest guy to work with.” Manapul was talking about the way Shooter’s writing style and his own art style mesh, not the reasons past pros have cited for Shooter not being the easiest guy in the world to work with.
In other Batman scheduling related news…: Matt Duarte tries to figure out whatever happened to the caped crusader’s creative team (on Batman and Robin, which was created as a Morrison and friends book, and has since become a Batman Confidential/Legends of the Dark Knight-like book).
“‘Event fatigue’ is easy to say but hard to prove: how do you decide whether or not fans are sick of events if they still continue to buy the events?”: In the course of reviewing Fear Itself: Book of the Skull and some other recent books, Tim O’Neil wonders about how Marvel’s latest event got put together, and how it compares to the events it is following. Me, I think it’s a little too soon after Siege for more Norse gods business.
I don’t think they do either of those things, personally: “Do Superhero Movies Make Us More or Less Fearful of Transhumanism?”
Noooooooooooo!: Achewood has gone on hiatus…and it sounds like it may be a long hiatus. This is obviously pretty bad news for fans of the strip, and pretty surprising when one considers that Chis Onstad has been a bottomless ocean of gags and ideas for years now. Of course, seeing as he’s seemingly done the work of at least a dozen cartoonists on that strip over those years—writing blogs in the voices of the characters, bits of prose, recipe books, etc.—perhaps it’s not that surprising.
I like the idea of The Leader vs. Anyone, really: Inspired by the latest Invincible Iron Man story arc, Ben Morse plays “Mix & Match Super Villains.”
Wait, neither of those guys is Japanese…: “Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield Among Frontrunners For ‘Akira’ Adaptation”