Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
Ever wondered what exactly happened when Image Comics' founders told Marvel Comics they were leaving to start their own company? (And as a bonus, wanted to hear Rob Liefeld do a Southern accent?)
Well, you can get the story straight from three of those founders themselves -- Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, and Marc Silvestri -- in the below clip from the upcoming documentary The Image Revolution.
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Marvel Comics, via The New York Times, announced this morning that Angela -- a character created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane in the pages of Spawn, the rights to whom were contested between the two creators for years -- will be appearing in the Marvel Universe, making her Marvel debut in the pages of the publisher's current Age of Ultron series.
Angela first appeared in Spawn #9 in 1993, and ownership of the character eventually became a well publicized and decade-long legal battle betw
Clearly, Todd McFarlane likes spending time in court rooms. How else to explain the fact that, having finally reached a legal settlement with Neil Gaiman over the ownership of Spawn supporting character Angela, he's now suing a former employee who claims to be the inspiration for the original Spawn, Al Simmons. That employee's name? Al Simmons.According to the lawsuit McFarlane filed in Arizona federal court, Simmons is being sued as the result of a book he wrote
The year is 1991. George HW Bush is the President of the United States. Oil fields are burning in Kuwait. Terminator 2 is breaking box office records. C+C Music Factory, Color Me Badd and that terrible Bryan Adams song from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves are all over the airwaves. Oh, and comic books are selling like hotcakes. Thi
Comic books have a history of attempting to tie-in with US Presidential Elections; in 2008, remember, Image Comics' Savage Dragon endorsed Barack Obama before the election, and Marvel Comics' Amazing Spider-Man hung out with him following his inauguration. But no comic's storyline has ever
It wasn't previously thought to be a particularly important issue in the 50-year career of Marvel's friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, but 1990's Amazing Spider-Man #328 has ended up in the history books - and it's all because of the cover. Well, it does feature Sp