Wayne Markley follows the illustrious career of the legendary Jim Shooter, from his early days with DC’s Adventure Comics and the Legion of Super-Heroes, to his stint as Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics, his start-up efforts at Valiant Comics, Defiant Comics, Broadway Comics and Acclaim Comics, and his eventual return to Legion of Super-Heroes and the resurrection of Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom; Magnus, Robot Fighter; and Turok, Son of Stone.
Over the last forty plus years, one of the best writers
By Josh Crawley
While sometimes there are some noteworthy going-ons in the world of comics, there isn’t really all that much newsworthy. Combine that with my lack of anything else to ramble about this week and it looks like we’re going to be on an adventure of not-so-mythic proportions!
How it works: I’ll pretty much scan some comic book websites, sometimes click on links (and share them with you), and babble a bit about what I see and read!
Legion Annual #1 Interview
But before I start (since it’s been lots of places before I got this idea), Scott Pilgrim’s six volumes have been printed in over one million copies total. That’s pretty awesome. Sidebar: I wonder how quick it would take digital sales to reach that number. Even more so, I wonder how it would look on a Kindle or a Nook.
by Roger Ash
I’ve been feeling nostalgic recently; nostalgic for a time when the world made sense and people weren’t at each other’s throats if they disagreed with each other. When I’m feeling nostalgic, certain things bring me comfort – Disney films, grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate milkshakes, and comic books. I think the recent passing of Fess Parker exacerbated my nostalgia as his portrayal of Davy Crockett in the Disney films and Daniel Boone in the non-Disney TV show were a pleasant part of my childhood.
by Wayne Markley
2009 has been a very interesting year in the comic book business. It has been a time of changes in both creative and the business ends of comics. There have been some excellent books and there have been a number of flops. Marvel and DC continued with their major epics (Dark Reign and Blackest Night) and superheroes dominated the comic book world. What follows are some random thoughts about the comics book industry in 2009. They are not in any particular order or topic. And they are all just my opinion and do not reflect the opinions of Westfield or anyone else. So away we go.
by KC Carlson
This originally was going to be a much different column. Then all hell broke lose in the comics world in the last week or two.
First off, The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Comics. Then, in reaction, Warner Bros. Entertainment announced the reorganization of DC Comics, making it part of the newly christened DC Entertainment.