First announced back in January, MorrisonCon seems to be a stylish and forward-thinking antidote to the chaos and commercialism of the traditional comic book trade show. Curated by Grant Morrison and the Ignition Sequence (a collaboration of Isotope proprietors James Sime & Kirsten Baldock and
"Gayness is built into Batman. ... Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay
On sale now, the May 2012 issue of Playboy features a new illustration by Frank Quitely depicting frequent collaborator Grant Morrison, as well as an interview with Morrison that includes characteristically provocative remarks from the frequent Batman writer, including his belief that the Batman concept is "utterly gay," that there is "nothing noble" about Magneto, and an update on his long in-progress Wonder Woman story. The excellent Quitely illustration includes many character
Books: Brian Michael Bendis has signed with Random House to publish Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Graphic Novels, a non-fiction comics writing guidebook due out in 2013 that will include portions of his Marvel work, along with new art from industry pros.
Movies: Moviefone repo
Okay, so last year's Cowboys vs. Aliens may not have turned out to be the kind of box-office bonanza that many were hoping for, despite the presence of Daniel Craig/Olivia Wilde (delete as applicable) to distract from plotholes and Harrison Ford's grumpiness. But if you th
Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected. Among the new creator-owned book
Alan Moore has been the subject of the dominant conversation in the comics blogosphere for the last week or so, thanks to publisher DC Comics' announcement that it has finally decided to actually go through with the production a 34-issue suite of Watchmen prequels by other creators More interesting than any conversation about the esteemed Watchmen writer, however, is a conversation with Alan Moore, which you can observe in a two-and-a-half hour video recording of Moore answering fan questions f
After a long hiatus, we're back with more detailed annotations of Grant Morrison's epic Batman Incorporated! In this installment, we'll take a look at #7 and #8, the former a Western adventure featuring Chief Man-of-Bats and Raven Red, and the later a high-tech videogame-inspired digital romp featuring Oracle.
Batman Incorporated #7 (Grant Morri
Known for its excellent programming devoted to eclecticism, introspection and general artsy fartsyness, public radio station KCRW welcomed none other than Grant Morrison to its Los Angeles studios to spin five favorite tracks and discuss in detail why they are so near and dear to his heart. Among the selections is "Mogadis