The death of a master: rest in peace, Shigeru Mizuki.
Mangaka, author and painter Shigeru Mizuki didn’t publish a single book until he was thirty-five. By this point he was a veteran of the Second World War, injured, unrecovered, in love with Papua New Guinea and its indigenous culture. He was also the younger brother of a convicted war criminal. He'd lived a bit.
Even though we've got a Justice League movie in development and Suicide Squad on the way next summer, it looks like DC and Warner Bros. aren't quite done bringing their teams to the big screen just yet. As you might have heard, Justice League Dark is back in development, a bit of news that sent excited superhero fans all over the world eagerly asking, "Wait, what the heck is Justice League Dark?"
The basic idea is that they're a team of mystical heroes, so named because they fight against the darker magical threats to the DC Universe (and because we all agreed Justice League With Almonds was just a bit ridiculous), but if you need more information, look no further. We have your back with a breakdown of the characters you're likely to meet if Justice League Dark ever makes it to the big screen!
The launch and rise of Peow, a Swedish publisher that was nominated for three Ignatz Awards this year, is one of the most encouraging success stories of 2015. Founded by Patrick Crotty, Olle Forsslöf and Elliot Alfredius, the studio started with three artists and a risograph machine, but has now established a reputation for bright, vibrant, and funny works that are unlike anything else in the industry.
Peow has now turned to Kickstarter to fund its Spring/Summer 2016 line-up, featuring new work from creators including Guillaume Singelin, Wai Wai Pang, Mathilde Kitteh, Luca Oliveri, Mackenzie Schubert,and Patrick Crotty himself. It looks as though next year will see Peow grow even further, so we sat down with Crotty to take a closer look at the publisher's history and its hopes for the future.
If you like stories of paranoid mysteries and giving money to charity, good news: apparently someone in a position of power read your mind.
Not literally. We were joking. Please take the tinfoil off your head.
Humble Bundle has teamed up with IDW Publishing for their latest charity bundle featuring various X-Files comics, in advance of the hotly anticipated revival of the classic television series about a familiar pair of FBI agents investigating cases they’re not really supposed to solve, about things that shouldn’t exist.
We’re just one day away from the Netflix premiere of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and already looking ahead to Daredevil Season 2, but with so much of Luke Cage already established in our second Defenders series, many a rumor have spread over the absence of Iron Fist news. Now, Marvel boss Joe Quesada shoots down recent reports Iron Fist has been downgraded to a film, as well as the possibility of a Punisher extension.
As you may have heard, we're only a few days away from the release of the first issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race, a new Batman story from Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson that was billed as the final chapter in a trilogy that began in 1986 with the groundbreaking The Dark Knight Returns. Now, however, it looks like the trilogy might be surprising us all by becoming a tetralogy.
In an interview, Miller said that he's planning on a fourth (and final) installment of what he's now calling a four-part series of stories, and that when the time comes for Dark Knight IV, he'll be writing it solo.
Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in February 2016 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s mainline Marvel Universe titles, its licensed properties, and the creator-owned label Icon.
Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in February 2016 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.
The world is simply too full of comics that most of us are never going to read. For example, all the manga that gets translated into English is just the tip of that particular iceberg, and the French market is brimming with comics that you're unlikely to get to if you don't read French. So it's especially dispiriting to consider that Korea's wealth of home-grown comics, or manhwa, has a presence among English language readers that makes even those libraries look bountiful.
All of which means that Marvel publishing an adaptation of Roy Thomas and John Buscema's classic 'origin of Ultron' storyline from the late '60s Avengers comics from a group of Korean manhwa creators may be the first experience a lot of readers will have of Korean comics.
The weekend is here! Put down your paperwork, throw your stationery out of the window, and do a victory spin in your office chair, because it’s time to catch up on that greatest of all media: comics! What’s been going on this week? There’s so much comics that there’s no way anybody can keep up with all of it — so Weekender is here to catch you up on some of the stories you may have missed, and some of the best writing about comics from the past few days.
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