Disney to Buy Marvel Comics

The Walt Disney Co. announced today that it has agreed to purchase Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion. “We believe that adding Marvel to Disney’s unique portfolio of brands provides significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation,” said Disney…

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Late art in books

Nothing like some good old fashioned mud slinging about late art in comic books. Take a gander at the quotes by Bryan Hitch and John Byrne and take away what you can. There’s a lot of great discussion about whether…

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Fan Expo: X-Factor turns 200

It’s good news for one of the best X-Universe series on Marvel’s roaster. Peter David’s series is going to go back to it’s original numbering with issue 200. Marvel has released the solicitation for this issue and it sounds all…

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Batman Beyond Back?

Pfft, Okay, everyone knows that headlines should be written by poets not film school drop outs so don’t judge me for this one. But I come bearing gifts – fresh from today’s Toronto Fan Expo’s DC Universe Panel DC’s biggest…

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Review: West Coast Blues by Jacques Tardi

West Coast Blues is the first book resulting from Fantagraphics’ recently announced commitment to bring more work from French new wave creator Jacques Tardi. Tardi has long been one of the most highly regarded artists in Europe, Art Spiegelman writer/artist…

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Four Colour Crime.

Warren Ellis once said, sometime, somewhere long ago that, “the idea of superheroes dominating comic books was as ludicrous as all novels only being written about nurses.” What he means is that we have in ‘sequential art’ is a intelligent…

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