In a surprising coup, Dynamite Entertainment announced that it has acquired the rights to Will Eisner's legendary domino-masked crimefighter The Spirit. The rights were previously held by DC Comics, which published both a comprehensive collection of the original strips and new adventures from creators such as Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone.
Dynamite plans to publish new stories for the character, but has not yet announced creative teams or indicated when these comics might see print. Whether Dynamite has the rights to any archive material or plans to do anything with it remains to be seen. Dynamite Entertainment publisher and CEO Nick Barrucci called the acquisition, "a lifelong dream come true."
Halloween is just around the corner, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for a night of costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.
But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we're having a look at a few of the more obscure selections, because tomorrow's Halloween and everyone's going to be sold out of Batman costumes by now.
Well... this is going to be hard to top.Commissioned by IDW Publishing for its forthcoming The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction miniseries by Mark Waid and Paul Smith, what you see below is, in my view, just about the coolest variant cover ever. Drawn by Darw
Confirming what many fans have speculated about the fate of the three popular pulp heroes, Dan Didio revealed on his Facebook page that DC Comics no longer owns the rights to Doc Savage, The Avenger and, perhaps most significantly, The Spirit. With DC allowin
Following Eisner wins for Best Graphic Album - Reprint and Best Publication Design for Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer Artist's Edition, IDW Publishing has announced three more products in the prestigious Artist's Edition line: Will Eisner's The Spirit, John Romita, Sr.'s Spider-Man, and Wally Wood's ED Comics Stories. These books join the just-released Artist's Edition of Walt Simonson's Thor. With all of IDW's
This week, DC announced that while they're cutting two story pages out of all of their monthly titles in an effort to keep prices at $2.99, the trade-off is that one of those missing pages will now be filled by the return of the letter column! Of course, some naysayers have pointed out that the lettercol has been made largely redundant by the Internet, but personally, I'm looking forward to elevating the discourse about comics out of the message boards and back to the prestige that comes from the printed page, the format that brought us missives like this:
As thrilling as it was for readers to see their names printed in their favorite comics -- as as much as great creators like Jim Shooter, Cary Bates were able to break into the industry through the fine art of letterhacking -- we honestly haven't been missing a whole heck of a lot from not having letters. And to prove it
You would think that a book that stars a mouse version of U.S. President Barack Obama would not be good. You would be correct. You might guess that it would in fact be so bad that it would be, in its own way, amazing in what it does. Again, you would be correct
When I first learned of the Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales' hard-boiled "First Wave" premise, I was keen on the idea of a pulpish world where relatively non superpowered heroes could congregate in their own unique continuity, but I had to wonder if that'd result in tamer threats
As a reader with some semblance of self-restraint, I usually try to hold back before committing to the idea of a new comic series - That is, when Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales aren't involved.
Sporting key terms like "pulp-y, neo-noir and hard-boiled" and starring characters like Doc Savage, The Spirit and Batman, DC's upcoming "First Wave" series pretty much has my number and I'm at peace with that.
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