|6:00 PM, Monday, June 17th, 2013 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
An independent comic series turned to fans to give them a boost.
Jonathan Swinney is the letterer for the Man of God comic series. He designs the logos text boxes on each page.
"We decided to take something that the writer had been thinking of for a long time this Man of God and go to market with it," said Swinney.
The dark comic series was 10 years in the making, and the first three issues hit store shelves last year. Man of God drew a huge following, but financial issues kept them from printing the rest of the series. That's when they turned to fans for help.
"We went ahead and turned to kickstarter to get the money needed to print the last 3 issues and market those through show to our fans," said Swinney.
The kickstarter campaign lasted 35 days, but they hit their goal of $1,500 in just 7.
"We just kind of went up and up and up and we finished with about $4,200 and after taxes, ect it will come out to about half that for us," said Swinney.
It covers costs to finish printing issues 4, 5, and 6 getting the series into the hands of their fans.
"We want to have our fans get the book in their hand feel the paper and smell the book and be able to see how that was meant to be printed on paper rather than a computer screen," said Swinney.
Issue 4 will premiere at Derby City Comic Convention on June 29th. It's your chance to meet the creators and artists of Man of God, and many other comic series.
Source: WDRB News
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|7:00 PM, Sunday, June 16th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
The Superman legal battle is "by no means over", lawyer Marc Toberoff has said.
The legal representative of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's heirs has promised to continue the battle against Warner Bros over the rights to the iconic superhero.
Despite a recent series of what seem to be decisive setbacks for the families, they have sworn to continue the fight for remuneration.
"This case is by no means over," Toberoff told Bloomberg Businessweek. "My clients and I are prepared to go the distance."
The article also revealed that the lawyer is charging a 30% contingency fee. Laura Siegel Larson added that "he has not made a penny out of this".
DC Comics' precursor National Comics infamously paid Siegel and Shuster $130 for the rights to Superman.
A judge recently declared that a 2001 settlement agreement voided any other claims that the heirs have made on the rights.
Source: Digital Spy
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|12:00 PM, Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
Dynamite Entertainment has teamed with Captain Action Enterprises to launch Codename: Action, a new six-part mini-series uniting Captain Action with Green Hornet, Kato, the Spider, and Black Venus, in September.
Written by Chris Roberson (The Shadow, Masks, iZombie) and drawn by Jonathan Lau (The Bionic Man, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, Green Hornet), Codename Action #1 will include several variant covers by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Johnny Desjardins, and Art Balthazar. Set during the Cold War, Codename: Action finds the heroes teaming up to combat a global conspiracy.
Introduced as an action figure in 1966 to rival G.I. Joe, Captain Action first made the transition into comic books in 1968 when DC Comics licensed the character from Ideal. Although the series only lasted five issues, the roster of talent included Jim Shooter, Wally Wood, Irv Novick, Gil Kane, and Dick Giordano.
Captain Action Enterprises has been producing action figures and costume sets, and Moonstone has published comics both with the character on his own and paired with The Phantom. The property is in development as an animated series.
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|8:00 AM, Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich has won a legal victory in his battle for the rights to the character.
The former judgement against the writer has been overturned in his dipute with Marvel Comics, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the publisher's 2011 victory over Friedrich, declaring his 1978 contract with Marvel to be "ambiguous on its face" and "ungrammatical and awkwardly phrased".
Absent from the comics industry for many years, Friedrich asserted that the rights to Ghost Rider had returned to him after the first Nicolas Cage-starring film adaptation was announced.
He was ordered to pay Marvel $17,000 (£10,855) for selling unlicensed memorabilia in the prior ruling.
Judge Denny Chin declared that there is a "genuine dispute" over the ownership of the character. The contract - signed six years after Ghost Rider's 1972 debut - does not explicitly reference the property.
Source: Digital Spy
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|7:00 PM, Sunday, June 9th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
This coming Wednesday, June 12th, fan favorite artist Trevor Hairsine makes his long-awaited return to the pages of 2000 AD!
First appearing thirteen years ago in 1994 in Judge Dredd Magazine, Hairsine has gone on to enjoy great success with titles like Cla$$war, Captain America and X-Men.
On June 12th, he returns in 'Judge Dredd: Skulls' to the weekly anthology. The story is written by Hairsine's Cla$$war collaborator Rob Williams, and is a one-off story that sees Dredd pinned down by a Judge-killing gang of thieves, and he receives help from an unexpected - and unwelcome - party.
Here's the official press release:
Trevor Hairsine returns to 2000
AD for first time in 13 years
Fan favourite artist Trevor Hairsine is returning to 2000 AD next week for the first time in 13 years.
First appearing in the Judge Dredd Megazine in 1994, Hairsine has gone on to become one of the hottest artists in the industry, working on titles such as Cla$$war, Captain America and X-Men.
'Judge Dredd: Skulls' in 2000 AD Prog 1836, out on Wednesday 12 June, marks his first work for the weekly anthology in more than a decade. Written by Cla$$war collaborator Rob Williams, the one-part story sees the legendary lawman pinned down by a Judge-killing gang of thieves, only to receive help from an unexpected - and unwelcome - quarter.
Trevor Hairsine said:
"It was seeing the movie. I thought 'that looks like fun.' It made me want to draw him again. Dredd's just such a badass. Far more so than the majority of characters I draw these days. There's so much about his world that's gritty and fun. That's the appeal, really.
"Rob had asked me a few times over the years if I wanted to come back and draw a Dredd again. Finally I gave in. Even though I hadn't drawn him for probably ten years or more, it just felt like putting on an old glove again. It felt completely natural."
Rob Williams said:
"Trev and I have worked together a few times over the years. Most notably on my first ever comic work, Cla$$war. I nagged him to do a Dredd a few times and eventually he caved and agreed. And I'm delighted he did. I got the first page through from him and it just looked right, if you know what I mean.
"I think, whether he wants to admit it or not, Dredd's in his DNA. You can see the hint of Mick McMahon''s influence in the way he draws the Judges. And his Dredd just has the feel of a classic Dredd about it.
"And I asked him to design bikes for the SJS in the strip too. I asked Matt Smith, the editor, if that had been done before and he didn't think so. So now Trev's designed a little bit of Justice Department lore. Bikes with bloody great big skulls on the front. They look great."
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|12:00 PM, Saturday, June 8th, 2013 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
A few weeks ago, DC mentioned that their "DC Week-In-Review" would be going on a short hiatus before returning in a new format. What they didn't mention was the nature of that new format.
Well, you're about to find out. This week we found out as the new, fan-driven DC Week-In-Review was unveiled. Rather than the company telling us about the exciting stuff taking place in the world of DC Comics each week, they're giving fans (or, more technically, their tweets) the spotlight. After all, there's no better gauge of what's exciting to fans than... well, the fan community!
What's exciting fans this week? Man of Steel, Villains Month, the new Green Lantern creative teams, Superman Unchained and more! For a snapshot of what DC Comics fans are talking about this week, check out the first Week-In-Review. If you scroll further down that page, you'll find links to the stories and videos (including the latest Man of Steel trailer) that prompted some of those tweets. And to be a part of the conversation in future DC Week-In-Reviews, make sure you're on Twitter and that you tweet @DCComics about what's exciting you each week in the world of DC Comics.
Source: DC Comics
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|8:00 AM, Saturday, June 8th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
With this being Superman Month, and Man of Steel hitting theaters next week, many sites are getting in on the Superman promotion. HalloweenCostumes.com has joined in with an infographic of their own chronicling the changes to Superman's famous chest symbol shield through the years. Click the image below to enlarge the infographic. Which version was your favorite?
Infographic Created by HalloweenCostumes.com
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|4:00 PM, Friday, June 7th, 2013 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
Are you a fan of the SciFi mini-series Lost Room? Wondering what's been happening with the property since Red 5 announced a comic series was coming? Here's an updated direct from the company on the title and sadly it doesn't sound promising...
"Not a week goes by when we don't receive a note from a Collector (or 10) asking about The Lost Room comic. While we've spoken about it elsewhere, it seems we haven't updated the blog.
As you may know, Red 5 Comics teamed with The Lost Room writers Christopher Leone and Laura Harkcom to publish "We Kill Monsters", their first foray into comics. From there, discussion naturally went to expanding the world of The Lost Room - a show that we at Red 5 cannot get enough of and cannot help but have a million questions about.
Since announcing the project, Christopher, Laura and series so-creator Paul Workman have not been able to work on the comic due to expanding personal and professional obligations. At Red 5, we are interested in expanding the world of the room, the event and the objects only if the original team and their vision are a part of it.
As such... until such time as The Lost Room team can re-commit to the project, you should unfortunately consider it to be cancelled... or shall we say disappeared and relocated, like the room itself. If that changes, we will let everyone know.
Thank you for your on-going words of support for the project. We continue to pass them along to the team, waiting for the day the objects will live again.
Source: Red 5 Comics
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|3:00 PM, Thursday, June 6th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Alex Hillsberg and his team at Ruby Media for FinancesOnline.com have put together a great infographic chronicling some of the key moments in the history of Superman in celebration of Superman's 75th Anniversary and the release of the Man of Steel movie next week. Given that it's Superman Month, it's a perfect time to share this list of facts. So if you aren't all familiar with the history of Superman, or just want a refresher, look no further than the image below (click to enlarge).
The infographic contains a lot of entertaining facts about Superman that many of his fans are probably not aware of:
- Did you know that there used to be two Superman characters in the comic books (one blue and one red)?
- Were you aware that Superman creators Siegel and Shuster sold their creation to Future DC comics for only $130?
- Or that Superman is the original green machine as his body can transform solar energy into power?
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|12:00 PM, Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
Yesterday, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announced that Superman fans can look forward to a year-long celebration to commemorate his 75th Anniversary.
Seventy-five years... That's quite a feat, even for the Man of Steel. So to honor the beloved DC Comics hero and help get his 75th year off to a good start, we're announcing "Superman Month," a 30-day celebration of all things Superman right here on DCComics.com.
Starting Monday, look for an exciting Superman feature on our homepage every day in June. It could be an exclusive article on Man of Steel, a sneak peek at the upcoming Superman: Unchained comic book from Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, a free digital comic download, a look at Superman in animation, a first look or giveaway of some great new Man of Steel stuff from Warner Bros. Consumer Products or DC Collectibles... For a flying Kryptonian, the sky's the limit! Also, be certain to "like" DC Comics and Superman on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for even more fun Superman stuff.
Thank you for continuing to look up in the sky for 75 exciting years. However, for the next 30 days, you might want to keep an eye on our website as well...
And here at Comic Related as we too are dedicated to show you at least one Superman-centric post for the entire month of June.
Source: DC Source Blog
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