Archive - Aug 2003 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 20, 2003 - 10:50
Diamond Select will be launching the first figures from its new Monty Python license, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Talking Figures, this November. The figures will be sold in pop culture retailers buying from Diamond Comic Distributors, in Musicland's Sam Goody and Suncoast stores, and at Spencers. No mass merchants have signed on to carry the line yet, although Toys R Us is reportedly considering it. More Details at ICV2.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 19, 2003 - 18:00
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 19, 2003 - 12:52
Submitted by hrbeck on August 18, 2003 - 19:10
This week the daily comic strip "Algernon's Dilemma" celebrates 200 weeks (1400 strips) online. And on Sunday, August 24th, the strip starts its 201st week with the opening of the new syndicate building (in place of the one previously destroyed by publishing magnate H.R. Beck in December 2001).
Beck (who's been conspicuously absent from the strip for the better part of two years) also returns, only to find that his boss has recently hired a major media sensation for the syndicate's all-news network. The two are likely to clash heads, making way for even more mayhem and destruction in their wake.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 18, 2003 - 10:21
Ninth Art has a good interview with Peter Bagge, former indy-comic demi-god. Lately Bagge seems to have spent a lot of time trying to get his comic creations made into animated series. With his self-professed short attention span and the continued maturation of a webcomics "industry" someone ought to pitch him a project for a webcomic.
I'd read it anyhow.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 18, 2003 - 10:05
Sometimes BoxJam reminds me of James Thurber, an early to mid 20th century American author who created the Walter Mitty character. He was also a bit of a cartoonist, whose work often appeared in the New Yorker.
A NY Times review of the recent publication of a collection of his letters (NY Times requires registration but it's free) is interesting not so much as a review but as a discussion of what part, if any, of Thurber's work will be remembered by future generations. In other words, was he a writer or a cartoonist?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 18, 2003 - 09:54
A bunch of new features are now posted at SUPERNATURAL CRIME: Digital Comics & Pulp.
FEMME NOIR MEETS BROTHER GRIM! The special super-short (2-pages) SUPERNATURAL CRIME strip by Mills and Dario Carrasco (aided and abetted by Jim Keplinger & Sebastian Lamirand), "Crossover," is now (re-)posted in the "Comics" section. This brief tale chronicles the explosive first meeting between Port Nocturne's Blonde Justice and the Undead Avenger. Check it out!
NEW & IMPROVED NOIR! While Mills waits for new episodes of "An Eye For A Spy" to be completed, Mills has been continuing to re-letter and slightly revise the first FEMME NOIR comic story, "Cold, Dead Fingers." Now, the first TWENTY-TWO episodes have been "remastered" and are ready to be reviewed by our ravenous readers.
Submitted by GraveyardGreg on August 16, 2003 - 16:37
As earlier reported by Comixpedia, Gaming Guardians joins up with Keenspot in a bold move that will leave people scratching their heads, and wondering what this means for the comic about gaming systems, geekboys, and the villains who love to fight them.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 15, 2003 - 12:42
Tom Tomorrow has a new book out and Salon has an interview with him. (I think you need to sit through a Salon ad to get a Salon "Day Pass" to read the interview - it's not as big a pain as it might seem to be though).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 15, 2003 - 12:04
In this edition of Permanent Damage, we get a breakdown of the Marvel/DC market share and how Wizard cannot and should not rely on that market share to justify it's almost exclusive coverage of Marvel/DC to the exclusion of all other publishers.