Baltimore Comic-Con Recap: Scored some original art.

  • Fables 75, pages 34-35 by Mark Buckingham
  • Marvel 1985 2, page 3 by Tommy Lee Edwards
  • Guardians of the Galaxy by Chris Giarrusso
  • Deadpool 23 variant cover by Chris Giarrusso
  • Avengers by Chris Giarrusso
  • Speed Comics 26, pages 17-22—complete “Girl Commandos” story
  • Rocket Raccoon by Chris Giarrusso
  • Bufkin by Bill Willingham
  • Krypto by Franco
  • Mary Marvel by Jeff Shultz
Boom.
The Wolf Among Us is coming to retail on PS4, PS3, PSVita, Xbox 360 and XBone this November!

So glad I didn’t pick it up a couple of weeks ago on the PSN sale!

How many of you wanna bet that his mom threw them away?!

How many of you wanna bet that his mom threw them away?!

Writer/artist Phil Hester has been on a mission since midnight yesterday morning to complete 97 sketches in honor of Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday with the proceeds supporting The Hero Initiative.

Happy birthday, Jack. Comics, and now our movies, would be so much more boring if not for your genius.

I really love the Wonder Woman cover for this issue of Amazing World of DC Comics by Michael Nasser (aka Michael Netzer).

I’ve been thinking about the Spider-Woman#1 controversy for the past week & couldn’t find my words…until now.

The problem is the amount of people who can’t see that there’s a problem. It’s not her physique & it’s not the anatomy. It is, however, the use of a fuck me pose at a time when the industry is in dire needs of attracting a new audience & all eyes have been focused on the industry as a whole over the past couple of years for claims of sexism, not only through artistic representation but with the business itself.

It’s also a major blow when your company has been the perceived leader with not only female lead characters, but also with female creators. Tom Brevoort’s “you hire Manara, you know what you’re going to get” explanation even goes to show that he’s clueless to the cause of the outrage. He dances around the point. The point is don’t hire an artist who turns everything into erotica for a book that’s hoping to attract non-erotica readers. The problem is that someone looked at this and thought, “Yes. This guy. This is what we need on the cover of our mainstream comics.”

Now as this blog shows, I’m no prude. I love erotic art [presumably] as much as the next person, and think Milo Manara does beautiful work. But also I’m not necessarily trying to attract new readers to maintain & increase my business growth like Marvel. There’s a time and a place for everything, and the cover to a mainstream comic with a female lead clearly wasn’t it.

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I’d like to reassure myself that his good friend, Christopher Reeves is there to pick him up from wherever that next place would be. 

Thomas Newman - That Next Place 

What’s the superhero comics industry’s biggest challenge?

Oh, I got a pile of stuff. Just yesterday, a woman wrote an article analyzing what she thought was a poor comic book cover, and she was met with just a bunch of shitty anonymous people being awful to her online. I think that a huge problem is people who read comics and don’t understand the point of superheroes, which is to be the best version of yourself. You love Captain America? Well, you know what Captain America would never do? Go online anonymously and shit on a girl for having an opinion.

(PS—If you don’t believe there’s a problem, you’re part of it.)

SDCC: The Haul.

Amazing Gil Kane page from Green Lantern 14. (I apologize for the poor hotel lighting.)