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Archive for February, 2007
Gung Hey Fat Choy!
Happy new year to the rest of you caucASIANS!!!Posted by Tim Leong on February 18th, 2007 filed in Not Comics | 1 Comment »
It’s called dumping bad news on the Friday before a 3-day weekend
From DC Direct:
WONDER WOMAN #5 (JAN070319), which was previously slated to feature the final chapter of the 5-part story “Who Is Wonder Woman,” will feature a new story when it arrives in stores on March 14.
This new story is by Will Pfeifer (CATWOMAN, AMAZONS ATTACK), with art by Jean Diaz, Geraldo Borges and Wellington Diaz and a cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson. In it, Wonder Woman learns that a new women’s movement has begun, inspired by her killing of Max Lord - and leaving Diana torn between the good intentions of the movement and the validation it gives her violent act. Worse yet, she’s ordered to investigate a possible connection between Wonder Woman and this movement by Sarge Steel and the department of Metahuman Affairs!
Chapter five of “Who Is Wonder Woman” will be rescheduled at a future date.
Retailers may adjust orders on WONDER WOMAN #5 (JAN070319) now through its final order cutoff date of Thursday, February 22.Posted by Tim Leong on February 16th, 2007 filed in Blog, Press Release |
Thing I neglected to mention from Wednesday
This past Wednesday, as we all know, was Valentine’s Day. It was also the two-year anniversary of Comic Foundry. Why Valentine’s Day? Well, it was just the first day everything was ready. Happy Birthday Me!Posted by Tim Leong on February 16th, 2007 filed in Blog |
Music: What comics do The Shins read?
St. Louis comic store Star Clipper had some musical patrons this week — The Shins. They were in town to play a show and stopped by the store to shop around.
So what were the shins shopping for? Well, right away lead guitarist David Hernandez asked Elizabeth, “What is that Alan Moore book that’s kinda dirty?”Blog |
Will break into pieces in less than 12 parsecs
New Lego Millenium Falcon. Only $499.99Posted by Tim Leong on February 15th, 2007 filed in Blog |
Valentine Special: DC presents Young Romance
No, what do you mean exactly?Posted by Tim Leong on February 14th, 2007 filed in Blog | 1 Comment »
(ganked from Mister Kitty)
The second issue of Geek Monthly hit the stands this week and I was lured into picking it up. Let’s be honest: it was because of Kristen Bell.
The mag is very comics-friendly and does some reviews of Astonishing X-Men, DMZ and Zombies: Feast. There’s also a story about Lost Girls. If that seems dated, it’s because it is. By a lot. In reading it, you can tell a lot of their interviews went down last Summer/Fall.
I was actually really disappointed with the Kristen Bell feature. The photos are a bit lackluster and repetetive. And the story is really more about Veronica Mars than Kristen Bell. Which is fine in theory, but they really sold the story to be more about Bell.
It’s obvious they’re operating on a shoestring budget, as 90 percent of their art is pickup, but they’re making the most out of it. It can definitely use some more up-top editing and and closer looks at heirarchy, but I just picked it up this morning and haven’t been able to go through everything yet. It seems like an okay start with potential.Posted by Tim Leong on February 14th, 2007 filed in Magazines, Blog |
Check them out online and decide for yourself.
No Joke Requried
ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #5 TO BE RESOLICITED FOR MAY IN-STOREPosted by Tim Leong on February 13th, 2007 filed in Blog |
Orders for ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #5 (SEP060194) have been cancelled. This issue will be resolicited in the March Previews (Volume XVII #3) with a new in-store date of May 16.
The Best Terrible Mistake I Made Yesterday
So a little while back Top Shelf sent around a great promo pack for Jeff Lemire’s new kickass book, Tales From the Farm. What made it stand out is that it included an unopened pack of hockey cards from the 1990-1991 season (the book has adventures in pond hockey, among other things). I hadn’t seen anything like them for a while and so I kept them unopened pack on my desk at work to provide a little inspiration. Seriously, that package really brings me back.
Anyway at work we’re considering doing a sidebar in the style of a baseball card. So I reluctantly opened the pack to see if I could get some good reference material from it. Unfortunately the cards didn’t look that cool, but it did have a bonus — free gum inside. Seventeen-year-old gum, but free nonetheless. And of course I ate it. It crunched. The experience didn’t last long as I was forced to spit it all out and go running to the kitchen to wash my mouth out.
Damn you, Top Shelf, with your good books and bad gum!Posted by Tim Leong on February 13th, 2007 filed in Blog |
New Comics Blog You Must Read Now
Need I say more?
Check out Laura Hudson’s new blog now!Posted by Tim Leong on February 13th, 2007 filed in Blog |
Press Release: DC Does Pop Culture Collectibles (not Dallas)
DC COMICS ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGY TO LICENSE AND DISTRIBUTE POP CULTURE CHARACTERS
DC Comics announced plans today to license and distribute collectibles based on the world’s greatest pop culture characters and stories under a new brand name, DC Unlimited. The first series of DC Unlimited products will be unveiled this month at New York’s American International Toy Fair, and will be distributed to all retail outlets, including mass market and specialty channels.
DC UNLIMITED TO PRODUCE COLLECTIBLE ACTION FIGURES BASED ON WORLD OF WARCRAFT
DC Unlimited’s World of Warcraft collectibles will include PVC vinyl, scaled and articulated figures varying in size. The initial launch will feature a four-figure assortment of 5-8-inch figures, with an additional two-figure set of two 10-12-inch deluxe figures covering the larger characters.
The initial set of figures will include a Blood Elf Rogue, Orc Shaman, Undead Warlock and Dwarf Warrior. The deluxe figures will include a Draenei Paladin and Illidan Stormrage. The first wave of figures is slated to hit comic book, pop culture, mass market, specialty and toy retailers in Fall 2007.Posted by Tim Leong on February 7th, 2007 filed in Blog, Press Release |
Press Release: Adams, Golden, Gogos Inducted into Society of Illustrators
February 1, 2007, New York: In a room packed with illustration notables, three giants of the sequential and fantasy art fields were officially inducted into the Society of Illustrators. All on the same night, Neal Adams, Michael Golden and Basil Gogos took the august stage to accept their honors.Posted by Tim Leong on February 7th, 2007 filed in Blog, Press Release |