Comics have seized center stage at the venerable British Library in London this summer in an exhibition celebrating the history of British comics and the work of British creators. Subtitled, 'Art and Anarchy in the UK', the Comics Unmasked exhibition places an emphasis on protest, outsider culture, and anti-authoritarian voices.
Curated by Adrian Edwards, Paul Gravett, and John Harris Dunning, Comics Unmasked draws heavily on the British Library's own collection to establish and define Britain's relationship to the comics art form -- stirring up nostalgia, scandal, and some surprising discoveries along the way. And Kieron Gillen's giant head.
Though the response from readers was overwhelmingly positive, last weekend's announcement that Marvel will republish Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham's scarcely available work on Miracleman, as well as allow the writer and artist to finally finish their long-incomplete story, led very naturally to one question: what about the Miracleman work of Alan Moore, which is similarly unavailable?
Fortunately, a press release sent out today by Marvel states quite clearly that the publisher will reprint the entire long lost Miracleman run of the 1980s, starting with the work of Moore. The confusion as to whether or not the Moore material would be included stems from the fact that Marvel has not mentioned the writer's name in any press.
At a 'Cup O' Joe' panel at San Diego Comic Con in 2009, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada announced that the publisher had acquired the rights to Marvelman, the character created by Mick Anglo in 1954. A few months later, it was revealed that Marvel would be publishing "Marvelman Classic" reprints, though that would not include the iconic -- and due to their scarce availability, almost mythical -- runs on the character, also known as MiracleMan, from writers Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. But today, four years after that initial announcement and at another Cup O' Joe panel, Quesada, along with a video message from Gaiman, revealed plans to reprint the Gaiman run with artist Mark Buckingham. Further, it was announced that Gaiman and Buckingham will finally be able to complete their previously unfinished story.
Known for his consistently excellent work on titles like The Twelve, Ministry of Space and Judge Dredd, Chris Weston is one of the most skilled draftsmen in comics. His work is characterized by a tightly ren
Marvel Comics' own tribute to Marvelman hits stores this week in the form of "Marvelman Family's Finest" #1, the first volume in a series of vintage pre-Alan Moore/Neil Gaiman reprints. Legal challenges and ownership questions have kept the hero out of new books for quite some time, but no one
Ending almost a year of speculation, Marvel have finally announced what they're doing with Marvelman: Reprinting his adventures in a new ongoing series. So why do the words "Marvelman Classic" worry us so much?
A press release this morning from the House of Ideas explains that July will see the launch of "Marvelman Family's Finest" #1, a new ongoing series that's described as "reprinting Marvelman's greatest adventures for the first time in the US" -- which, apparently, means it's not the Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman stories that everyone wants to read and have already been reprinted over here. That'll be accompanied by "Marvelman Classic Vol
In the wake of Marvel Comics' acquisition of Marvelman (better known as Miracleman to American readers), the greater fan discussion has been principally rooted in issues such as the legal and commercial impact the character could have on comics' current landscape. Basically, a lot of fans want to make sure one of their favorite characters doesn't suck just becaus
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