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ComicsAlliance Week in Review: March 10-16


Jean “Moebius” Giraud, the highly influential comics and conceptual artist, passed away last week at the age of 73. We originally reported on the sad news here, and collected some of the comics industry’s outpouring of tributes here. Forthe rest of our Week in Review…
Publishing:

-Marvel Comics made a major announcement regarding a digital-only line of comics and a new Augmented Reality application

-Amy Reeder, the artist who was to be rotating art duties with J.H. Williams III on Batwoman, is leaving the book due to creative differences

-The Little Heart anthology has reached its fundraising goal


Interviews:

-David Uzumeri talks to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples about their series Saga

-Chris Sims talks to Brian Wood and Ming Doyle about their upcoming Mara

Reviews:

-Aaron Colter on some webcomics

-Lauren Davis on Questionable Content

-Sims on Green Arrow #7, the first issue by new writer Ann Nocenti and artist Harvey Tolibao


Previews:

-Lucy Knisley’s Adventure Time back-up

-The Secret History of D.B. Cooper

-The Anthology Project

-Rocketeer Adventures 2 #1


Comic strips:

-Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury dedicated a week of strips to transvaginal sonograms, and newspaper editors around the country reacted… variously


Film:

-Sims and Uzummeri reteam to discuss 1978′s Superman: The Movie

-Film industry scuttlebutt be damned, Sims liked John Carter

-Warner Bros is planning on developing a movie based on comic strip hero Mandrake the Magician

-New Line is moving ahead with a Y: The Last Man film adaptation

Animation:

-Here’s a look at DC Nation’s upcoming Super Best Friends Forever

-There’s a trailer for the upcoming direct-to-DVD film Superman Vs. The Elite, adapted from Joe Kelly and Doug Mahnke’s acclaimed 2001 story “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and The American Way?”

-The new trailer for the new Ultimate Spider-Man series features the Iron Spidey armor, a jet peck and lots of other toyetic accessories

Videogames:

-The Walking Dead will be getting a Facebook game

-Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man videogame, based on the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man film

-Andy Yen reviews the Marvel: Avengers Alliance Facebook game

-There was going to be a Sin City videogame at one point, and this concept art will give you an idea of what it might have looked like

-The trailer for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes features plastic Man of Steel joining Batman and Robin to defend Gotham City


Art:

-Kit draws cool full-color pictures of Justice Leaguers, Barbara Gordon, Snake and more

-Mike Gaboury draws Pokemon, Mario and more

-Dave Stokes draws black-and-white pin-ups of your favorite characters

-Kerry Callen joins Sims (and Superman and Jimmy Olsen and, um, Fidel Castro) for the Silver Age version of Superman: Red Son

-Brooke A. Allen draws…the Street Sharks…?

-This week’s Best Art Ever (This Week)

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