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« Reply #30 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 10:31am »

Eisner Nominees

Best Short Story
Blood Son, by Richard Matheson, adapted by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood, in Doomed #1 (IDW)
Monster Slayers, by Khang Le, in Flight, vol. 2 (Image)
Nameless, by Eric Powell, in The Goon #14 (Dark Horse)
Operation (story #5), by Zak Sally, in The Recidivist #3 (La Mano)
Teenage Sidekick, by Paul Pope, in Solo #3 (DC)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
The Bakers, by Kyle Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Ex Machina #11: Fortune Favors by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister (WildStorm/DC)
The Innocents, by Gipi (Fantagraphics/Coconino Press)
Promethea #32: Wrap Party by Alan Moore and J. H. Williams III (ABC)
Solo #5, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Serialized Story
Desolation Jones #1-5: Made in England, by Warren Ellis and J. H. Williams III (WildStorm/DC)
Fables #36-38, 40-41: Return to the Homelands, by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Ex Machina #1214: Fact v. Fiction, by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister (WildStorm/DC)
Y: The Last Man #37-39: Paper Dolls, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, and Jose Marzan Jr. (Vertigo/DC)

Best Continuing Series
Age of Bronze, by Eric Shanower (Image)
Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (Marvel)
Ex Machina, by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister (WildStorm/DC)
Fell, by Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith (Image)
Rocketo, by Frank Espinosa (Speakeasy)
True Story, Swear to God, by Tom Beland (Clibs Boy Comics)

Best Limited Series
Nat Turner, by Kyle Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Ocean, by Warren Ellis, Chris Sprouse, and Karl Story (WildStorm/DC)
Seven Soldiers, by Grant Morrison and various artists (DC)
Smoke, by Alex de Campi and Igor Kordey (IDW)

Best New Series
All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
Desolation Jones, by Warren Ellis and J. H. Williams III (WildStorm/DC)
Fell, by Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith (Image)
Rocketo, by Frank Espinosa (Speakeasy)
Young Avengers, by Alan Heinberg, Jim Cheung, and John Dell (Marvel)

Best Publication for a Younger Audience
Amelia Rules! by Jimmy Gownley (Renaissance Press)
The Clouds Above, by Jordan Crane (Fantagraphics)
Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius, by Chris Eliopoulous and Mark Sumerak (Marvel)
Owly: Flying Lessons, by Andy Runton (Top Shelf)
Spiral-Bound, by Aaron Renier (Top Shelf)

Best Anthology
The Dark Horse Book of the Dead, edited by Scott Allie (Dark Horse Books)
Flight, vol. 2, edited by Kazu Kibuishi (Image)
Mome. edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
Solo, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC)
24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2005, edited by Nat Gertler (About Comics)

Best Digital Comic
Copper, by Kazu www.boltcity.com/copper
Jellaby, by Kean Soo, www.secretfriendsociety.com/archive.php?cat=2
ojingogo, by matt forsythe www.comingupforair.net/comics/ojingogo.html
PVP, by Scott Kurtz, www.pvponline.com/

Best Reality-Based Work
Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)
Epileptic, by David B. (Pantheon)
Nat Turner, by Kyle Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Pyongyang, by Guy Delisle (Drawn & Quarterly)
True Story, Swear to God (Clibs Boy Comics), True Story, Swear to God: This One Goes to Eleven (AiT/Planet Lar), by Tom Beland

Best Graphic AlbumNew
Acme Novelty Library #16, by Chris Ware (ACME Novelty)
The Rabbis Cat, by Joann Sfar (Pantheon)
Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, by Alan Moore and Gene Ha (ABC)
Tricked, by Alex Robinson (Top Shelf)
Wilmbledon Green, by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic AlbumReprint
Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Black Hole, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
Feast of the Seven Fishes, by Robert Tinnell, Ed Piskor, and Alex Saviuk (Allegheny Image Factory)
Ice Haven, by Dan Clowes (Pantheon)
Wars End, by Joe Sacco (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Archival Collection/ProjectComic Strips
The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Watterson (Andrews McMeel)
The Complete Peanuts, 19551956, 19571958, by Charles Schulz (Fantagraphics)
Krazy and Ignatz: The Komplete Kat Komics. by George Herriman (Fantagraphics)
Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays, by Winsor McCay (Sunday Press Books)
Walt and Skeezix, by Frank King (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Archival Collection/ProjectComic Books
Absolute Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)
Buddha, vols. 5-8, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
The Contract with God Trilogy, by Will Eisner (Norton)
DC Comics Rarities Archives, vol. 1 (DC)
Fantastic Four Omnibus, by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (Marvel)

Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material
Cromartie High School, by Eiji Nonaka (ADV)
Dungeon: The Early Years, vol. 1, by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, and Christophe Blaine (NBM)
Ordinary Victories, by Manu Larcenet (NBM)
The Rabbis Cat, by Joann Sfar (Pantheon)
Six Hundred Seventy-Six Apparitions of Killoffer, by Killoffer (Typocrat)

Best Writer
Warren Ellis, Fell (Image); Down (Top Cow/Image); Desolation Jones, Ocean, Planetary (WildStorm/DC)
Alan Heinberg, Young Avengers (Marvel)
Alan Moore, Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty-Niners (ABC)
Grant Morrison, Seven Soldiers, All Star Superman (DC)
Brian K. Vaughan, Ex Machina (WildStorm/DC); Y: The Last Man (Vertigo/DC); Runaways (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist
Geof Darrow, Shaolin Cowboy (Burlyman)
Guy Delisle, Pyongyang (Drawn & Quarterly)
Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze (Image)
Adrian Tomine, Optic Nerve #10 (Drawn & Quarterly)
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #16 (ACME Novelty)

Best Writer/ArtistHumor
Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); The Bakers (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Paige Braddock, Janes World (Girl Twirl)
Bryan Lee OMalley, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Oni)
Eric Powell, The Goon (Dark Horse)
Seth, Wimbledon Green (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Penciller/Inker
John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC)
Gene Ha, Top Ten: TheForty-Niners (ABC)
J. G. Jones, Wanted (Top Cow/Image)
Frank Quitely, All Star Superman (DC)
J. H. Williams III, Promethea, Desolation Jones (WildStorm/DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Paul Guinan, Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate (IDW)
Ladronn, Hip Flask: Mystery City (Active Images)
Ben Templesmith, Fell (Image)
Kent Williams, The Fountain (Vertigo/DC)

Best Cover Artist
Frank Espinosa, Rocketo (Speakeasy)
Tony Harris, Ex Machina (Wildstorm/DC)
James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); Runaways (Marvel)
Jock, The Losers (Vertigo/DC)
Eric Powell, The Goon; Universal Monsters: Cavalcade of Horror (Dark Horse)

Best Coloring
Jeromy Cox, Teen Titans (DC); Otherworld (Vertigo/DC)
Steven Griffen, Hawaiian Dick: The Last Resort (Image)
Steve Hamaker, Bone: The Great Cow Race (Scholastic Graphix)
Jose Villarrubia, Desolation Jones (WildStorm/DC)
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #16 (ACME Novelty)

Best Lettering
Chris Eliopolis, Ultimate Iron Man, Astonishing X-Men, Ultimates 2, House of M, Franklin Richards (Marvel); Fell (Image)
Todd Klein, Wonder Woman, Justice, Seven Soldiers #0 (DC); Desolation Jones (WildStorm/DC); Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, Tomorrow Stories Special (ABC); Fables (Vertigo); 1602: New World (Marvel)
Best Lettering: Richard Starkings, Conan, Revelations (Dark Horse); Godland (Image); Gunpowder Girl and the Outlaw Squaw, Hip Flask: Mystery City (Active Images)
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #16 (ACME Novelty)

Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition
Dawn Brown (Ravenous, Little Red Hot)
Aaron Renier (Spiral-Bound)
Zak Sally (Recidivist)
Ursula Vernon (Digger)

Best Comics-Related Periodical
Comic Art, edited by M. Todd Hignite (Comic Art)
Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon Cooke (Top Shelf)
The Comics Journal, edited by Gary Groth and Dirk Deppey (Fantagraphics)
Draw!, edited by Michael Manley (TwoMorrows)
Following Cerebus, edited by Craig Miller and John Thorne (Aardvark-Vanaheim/Win-Mill Productions)

Best Comics-Related Book
The Comics Journal Library: Classic Comic Illustrators, edited by Tom Spurgeon (Fantagraphics)
Eisner/Miller, interviews conducted by Charles Brownstein (Dark Horse Books)
Foul Play: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s EC Comics, by Grant Geissman (Harper Design)
Masters of American Comics, edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker (Hammer Museum/MOCA Los Angeles/Yale University Press)
RGK: Art of Roy G. Krenkel, edited by J. David Spurlock and Barry Klugerman (Vanguard)

Best Publication Design
Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Little Nemo in Slumberland, designed by Philippe Ghuilemetti (Sunday Press Books)
Promethea #32, designed by J. H. Williams III and Todd Klein (ABC)
Walt and Skeezix, designed by Chris Ware (Drawn & Quarterly)
Wimbledon Green, designed by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)

Hall of Fame
Judges Choices: Floyd Gottfredson, William Moulton Marston

Voters will choose four from among:
Matt Baker
Vaughn Bode
Wayne Boring
Reed Crandall
Creig Flessel
Ramona Fradon
Harold Gray
Graham Ingels
Robert Kanigher
Russ Manning
Mort Meskin
Marty Nodell
Gilbert Shelton
Jim Steranko
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« Reply #31 on: Apr 27th, 2006, 08:52am »

Previews Detective comics #821 and Superman/Batman #28.
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HARVEY AWARDS NOMINEES

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BEST WRITER

Brian Michael Bendis | NEW AVENGERS
Marvel Comics
Ed Brubaker | CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel Comics
Joshua Hale Fialkov | ELKS RUN
Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics
Mike Mignola | BPRD
Dark Horse Comics
Alex Robinson | TRICKED
Top Shelf


BEST ARTIST

Frank Cho | SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL
Marvel Comics
David Finch | NEW AVENGERS
Marvel Comics
Eduardo Risso | 100 BULLETS
DC/Vertigo
Noel Tuazon | ELKS RUN
Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics
J.H. Williams III
PROMETHEA, ABC/WildStorm/DC Comics

BEST CARTOONIST

Frank Cho | SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL
Marvel Comics
Chris Eliopoulos | FANTASTIC FOUR PRESENTS: FRANKLIN RICHARDS, SON OF A GENIUS
Marvel Comics
John Kovalic | DORK TOWER
Dork Storm Press
Seth | WIMBLEDON GREEN
Drawn and Quarterly
Chris Ware | ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 16
ACME Novelty Library

BEST LETTERER

Chris Eliopoulos | FANTASTIC FOUR PRESENTS: FRANKLIN RICHARDS, SON OF A GENIUS,
Marvel Comics
Jason Hanley | ELKS RUN
Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics
Todd Klein | MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD
Marvel Comics
Richard Starkings | SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL
Marvel Comics
Chris Ware | ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 16
ACME Novelty Library

BEST INKER

Charles Burns | BLACK HOLE # 12
Fantagraphics Books
Scott Hanna | ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
Marvel Comics
Steve Leialoha | FABLES
DC/Vertigo
Paul Neary | ULTIMATES 2
Marvel Comics
Tim Townsend | HOUSE OF M
Marvel Comics

BEST COLORIST

Frank DArmata | NEW AVENGERS
Marvel Comics
Jason Keith | SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL
Marvel Comics
Laura Martin | ASTONISHING X-MEN
Marvel Comics
Patricia Mulvihill | 100 BULLETS
DC/Vertigo
Jennifer Rodgers | THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS
Archaia Studios Press

BEST COVER ARTIST

Frank Cho | SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL
Marvel Comics
Steve Epting | CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel Comics
James Jean | FABLES
DC/Vertigo
Mike Mignola | HELLBOY: THE ISLAND
Dark Horse
Datsun Tran | ELKS RUN
Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics

BEST NEW TALENT

Joshua Hale Fialkov | ELKS RUN
Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics
David Hine | DAREDEVIL: REDEMPTION
Marvel Comics
R. Kikuo Johnson | NIGHT FISHER
Fantagraphics Books
A. David Lewis | THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS
Caption Box/Archaia Studios Press
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa | MARVEL KNIGHTS FOUR
Marvel Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

BAOBAB | Fantagraphics Books
DRAMACON | Tokyopop
MARVEL ADVENTURES: FANTASTIC FOUR | Marvel Comics
THE SURROGATES | Top Shelf
YOUNG AVENGERS | Marvel Comics
X-FACTOR | Marvel Comics


BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY | ACME Novelty Library
CAPTAIN AMERICA | Marvel Comics
ELKS RUN | Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics
RUNAWAYS | Marvel Comics
Y: THE LAST MAN | DC/Vertigo

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL

THE BOONDOCKS | Aaron McGruder
Universal Press Syndicate
THE K CHRONICLES | Keith Knight
Self-syndicated
MAAKIES | Tony Millionaire
Self-syndicated
MUTTS | Patrick McDonnell
King Features Syndicate
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | Stan Lee and Larry Leiber
King Features Syndicate

BEST ANTHOLOGY

FLIGHT, VOL. 2 | Image Comics
MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2005 | Marvel Comics
MARVEL MONSTERS: WHERE MONSTERS DWELL | Marvel Comics
MOME | Fantagraphics Books
PROJECT SUPERIOR | AdHouse
SOLO | DC Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM C ORIGINAL

COMBAT ZONE | Marvel Comics
THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS | Caption Box
NIGHT FISHER | Fantagraphics Books
TRICKED | Top Shelf
WIMBLEDON GREEN | Drawn and Quarterly

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM C PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

BLACK HOLE | Pantheon Books
DAISY KUTTER | Viper Comics
LATE BLOOMER | Fantagraphics Books
RUNAWAYS, VOLUME 1 HARDCOVER | Marvel Comics
STOKERS DRACULA | Marvel Comics


BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 16
ACME Novelty Library
CAPTAIN AMERICA # 7
Marvel Comics
ELKS RUN # 3
Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics
HOUSE OF M # 8
Marvel Comics
LOVE AND ROCKETS, VOLUME 2, # 15
Fantagraphics Books

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS | Marvel Comics
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE ALL-WINNERS, VOLUME 1
Marvel Comics
LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND: SO MANY SPLENDID SUNDAYS
Sunday Press Books
COMPLETE PEANUTS | Fantagraphics Books
WALT AND SKEEZIX | Drawn and Quarterly

BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

BAOBAB # 1 | Fantagraphics Books
BLAME! | Tokyopop
BUDDHA | Vertical Books
EPILEPTIC | Pantheon Books
PUSH MAN AND OTHER STORIES | Drawn and Quarterly

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

ACHEWOOD | Chris Onstad
www.achewood.com
AMERICAN ELF | James Kochalka
www.americanelf.com
PENNY ARCADE | Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
www.penny-arcade.com
PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP | Nicholas Gurewitch
www.thepbf.com
PVP | Scott Kurtz
www.pvponline.com


SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

Kyle Baker | PLASTIC MAN
DC Comics
James Kolchalka | SUPER F*CKERS
Top Shelf and www.americanelf.com
John Kovalic | DORK TOWER
Dork Storm Press
o Marc Sumerak | FANTASTIC FOUR PRESENTS: FRANKLIN RICHARDS, SON OF A GENIUS
Marvel Comics
Zeb Wells | NEW WARRIORS
Marvel Comics

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION
DC Comics
ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY | Pantheon Books
EARTH X HARDCOVER | Marvel Comics
FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS | Marvel Comics
LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND: SO MANY SPLENDID SUNDAYS
Sunday Press Books

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

ALTER EGO | TwoMorrows
COMIC BOOK ARTIST | Top Shelf
COMICS JOURNAL | Fantagraphics Books
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT | Marvel Comics
WIZARD | Wizard Entertainment


There are some good creators/projects on there. I noticed Elk's Run a lot so I think I'll be checking that one out. I have just read some awesome reviews about it.

And I've just stumbled upon the entire first issue on the internet at Newsarama, read it and - althought the quality of the pages is crap - this serie is pretty cool.
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Best Artist David Finch?

You gotta be fucking kidding me. He can only draw like one face......all with a scowl sad

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« Reply #34 on: Jun 3rd, 2006, 1:27pm »

My picks for categories I can and wish to judge:

Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist: J.H. Williams III
Letterer: Richard Starkings
Inker: Paul Neary
Colour: Laura Martin
Cover: James Jean
New Talent: (I think David Hine, although Joshua Hale Fialkov's Elk's Run has me pumped as well)
New Series: (I do not know, but have ordered the The Surrogates TPB.)
Best Series: (What I've read Y: The Last Man)
Best Anthology: Flight V2
Best Domestic Reprint: Complete Peanuts
Best US Edition of Foreign Material: BLAME!
Excellence in Presentation: (I own Absolute Watchmen and love it, but I don't think the presentation is excellent. I'd go with the FF Omnibus.)


Here's some news: Morrison and Kubert's upcoming stint on Batman will be tied to Son of Batman by Barr and Bingham.
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Newsarama: DC VS. MARVEL - IN SOFTBALL @ SDCC

The two comic juggernauts will face off against each other in a charity softball game at Comic-Con International: San Diego that benefits A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots. The game itself will take place:

Thursday, July 20
3 PM
Morley Field at Balboa Park

Admission to the game is absolutely free! Come and watch, and enjoy seeing which of your favorite comic book stars are actually all-stars! The game will be held at Morley Field at San Diego's historic Balboa Park, only a 10 minute drive from the convention center. If you prefer not to drive, a $15 donation to A.C.T.O.R. gets you round-trip bus transport transportation and goodies courtesy of Dynamic Forces.

Check out http://www.dynamicforces.com/htmlfiles/softball2006.html to buy shuttle tickets online NOW!
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Not really comicnews, but comic-related-movie news...

Frank Miller to direct the Spirit movie - Newsarama
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Apparently, Disney acquired Marvel for $4 billion.

Lot of people have the fear that Mickey Mouse will star in established comics and they think this will hurt the industry. I doubt it. Do you really think Disney would buy a company that they find interesting and then completely alter it? Highly unlikely.

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"I guess what it means is that Marvel becomes more corporate and, if it isn't there already, a company that creates comics for reasons that have nothing to do with the joy of creating comics," said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse publisher. "Nothing wrong with that, but certainly a far cry from the Merry Marvel Marching Society. As far as Dark Horse goes, I happen to have an inside track as to what goes on in the owner's head (yeah, he's a guy, not a company) and he's still in it for the love of comics."

Weak stab. The joy of publishing comics is that 1) you do what you like and 2) get to make money from what you like doing. It's not either making money or enjoying it, it should be both.

So, yes, Marvel becomes more corporate but that is where the argument stops. His second point -- has little to do with creating comics for joy -- does not necessarily flow form that first point, as argued above.

I will see what happens. If comics start to suck, that means I can spend less money on current issues and buy more backissues from the era that I liked.
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I think it's fun that Boom! studios has the rights to produce Disney comics. So, in a way, Disney will be competing with themselves.
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on Aug 31st, 2009, 3:07pm, TheMidnighter wrote:
Apparently, Disney acquired Marvel for $4 billion.

Lot of people have the fear that Mickey Mouse will star in established comics and they think this will hurt the industry. I doubt it. Do you really think Disney would buy a company that they find interesting and then completely alter it? Highly unlikely.

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"I guess what it means is that Marvel becomes more corporate and, if it isn't there already, a company that creates comics for reasons that have nothing to do with the joy of creating comics," said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse publisher. "Nothing wrong with that, but certainly a far cry from the Merry Marvel Marching Society. As far as Dark Horse goes, I happen to have an inside track as to what goes on in the owner's head (yeah, he's a guy, not a company) and he's still in it for the love of comics."

Weak stab. The joy of publishing comics is that 1) you do what you like and 2) get to make money from what you like doing. It's not either making money or enjoying it, it should be both.

So, yes, Marvel becomes more corporate but that is where the argument stops. His second point -- has little to do with creating comics for joy -- does not necessarily flow form that first point, as argued above.

I will see what happens. If comics start to suck, that means I can spend less money on current issues and buy more backissues from the era that I liked.


Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

I'm sure it'll be a mixed bag mostly but I can see really big negatives.

Did you guys watch the features on Superman/Doomsday (DVD) and how all the writers are complaining because the Superman show, according to WB, HAD to have Lois and Clark getting married before it could happen in comics?

Of course, that whole situation led to the creation of Doomsday and the death of Superman story (which some love and some hate) so... again. Mixed bag.

But other things irk me like when Smallville continuity is implemented in Superman comics even though the creators of Smallville are not fans of comics. Of course, Sony doesn't own Marvel and they still gave Spider-Man organic webshooters to make him more like in the film (albeit temporarily and being fully aware of a forthcoming reboot).

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« Reply #41 on: Oct 15th, 2009, 10:35am »

Absolute Planetary vol 2 and reprint of first coming July next year

http://uk.comics.ign.com/articles/103/1034286p1.html

Can't wait to get the 2nd vol. I'll have to read the first again as i've forgotten pretty much evrything about it. I do remember it was awesome though smiley
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Planetary just kept on rocking. This was my favourite 'monthly' during its original run, alongside Rising Stars. I will not shell out $150,- for it but, by golly, I wish those two Absolutes cost less.
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« Reply #43 on: Oct 3rd, 2011, 11:04am »

New Image series by Joshua Hale Fialkov, whose Elk's Run I have not read but is supposed to be really good. It sounds interesting but I will not endorse cover prices of $3.99 so I might just wait for the trade or be content with a life without this book. Either option is easy.

Also, Marvel's .1 issues pissed me off - and I have avoided all of them - but Marvel is now even launching Fear Itself 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3. If this trend continues, I think I might just drop my X-Men collection as well.
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« Reply #44 on: Oct 3rd, 2011, 12:32pm »

on Oct 3rd, 2011, 11:04am, TheMidnighter wrote:
Also, Marvel's .1 issues pissed me off - and I have avoided all of them - but Marvel is now even launching [url=http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=44408]Fear Itself 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3. If this trend continues, I think I might just drop my X-Men collection as well.


Is this whole .1 thing Marvel's answer to a reboot so they can have lots of #1s too?
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