Shownotes for GNN 5 Apr 2017

THE SPLASH PAGE

 

  • (NYT) The New York Times noticed representation in comics (link)

 

    • (Chicago tribune – via comicsbeat) A comic con in Saudi Arabia (link)

 

  • (bleeding cool) Who knows why Milestone 2.0 is stalled out? (link)

 

  • (bleeding cool) Black Lightning rights are shaping up a-okay (link) you’d think there was a TV show coming or something?
  • Oh my! Sulu is writing a graphic novel about being fucking awesome (link)
  • Repping the aces (link)
  • (comicsbeat) Marvel says that readers and retailers give no fucks (“turning their noses up”) about diversity (link)
    • (bleedingcool) Good thing Fortune Magazine did an article about how awesome diversity was at Marvel, the day they stop (link)
    • {bleedingcool) Comics people respond to these (link)
  • [more on diversity this week in our political cartoons segment. More on Marvel’s comments to retailers next week]

 

FOUR COLOR FEATURES

    • (io9) Handmaiden’s Tale GN coming (link)
    • (Icv2) Bust out your boy-shorts underoos. Wonder Woman day is coming! 06-03-17 (link)
      • [related] (originally comicsbeat) actually bust our your WW jacket — for men (link)
    • (CBR) Future Quest turns into anthology series (link) bookmakers taking bets on on the over/under on how long this one lasts?

 

  • Digital!
  • (CBR) Marvel rethinks killing digital/print mirroring (link)
  • (bleedingcool) Wolverine digital book comes months early (link) update: nevermind
  • (comicsbeat) Free comics with amazon prime?! (link)
  • Crossovers!

 

      • (newsarama) Is The Wildstorm happening in the DC Universe? (link)
      • (bleedingcool) Yasagi and turtles crossover by Sakai (link)
      • [follow-up] (CBR) More info about Dick Tracy/Spirit (link)
    • Creative changes
      • (bleedingcool) Rotating artists to save Astonishing X-Men. Right? (link)
      • (comicsbeat) Recipe: Take a book. Poach a vertigo editor. Cook for a couple months. The bake rases (link)

 

  • Beginnings and Endings!

 

      • (cbr) Ready for your favorite coked up superhero to return… in comic form (link)
      • (comicsreporter) Island sinks (link)
      • (outhousers) Doom Patrol canceled.. Maybe? (link)
        • (newsarama) maybe not? (link)
        • (cbr) but the rest of Young Animal does well (link)

 

  • Collections

 

      • (bleedingcool) 130 remaindered trades from MArvel (link)

 

  • (bleedingcool) Several remainders from Dark Horse (link)
  • Variant covers this week:

 

    • (bleedingcool) Remastered cover shenanigans (link)

 

Impression Management

 

 

 

COLLECTIBLES CORNER

  • (comicsbeat) Love and Rockets clothing (link) (link2)

 

MARKET DIGEST

  • (icv2) Amazon to charge sales tax in all states (link)
  • (bleedingcool) Remember those archie comics in your grandma’s attic that weren’t worth anything… yea, about that. (link)

 

THE SCENE

  • (bleedingcool) Wanna see Stan Lee and Joey Q in the same place? (link)

 

POLITICAL CARTOONS

  • (washingtonpost) Marvel Hires queer latina to write queer latina (link)
  • (comicsreporter) Rob Salkowitz states that retailers have hard time with political comics (link)

 

THIS WEEK IN REAL LIFE SUPERHEROS

  • (bleedingcool) 165k for Orlando victims from Love is Love(link)

 

CREATORS RIGHTS SEGMENT

  • (outhousers)  Ever wonder how much an OGN costs for an indy publisher? (link)
  • (comicsreporter) Peter David in financial trouble (link)

 

Legal Briefs

  • (newsarama) Radix vs. Iron Man (link)
  • (outhousers) What would the week be without a Stan Lee lawsuit (link*)

 

BACK ISSUE BIN

  • (bleeingcool) Oliver Noone passed away (link)
  • (outhousers) Sword wielding robber dressed as Joker (link)
  • (bleedingcool) Frank Quietly becomes The Doctor (link)
  • (bleeding cool) Remember that Hickman SHIELD comic? (link)
  • (comicsreporter) Which hero does your state love the most (link)
  • (CBR) Top 15 sports-based superheroes (link)
  • (bleedingcool) April fools this year (link)

 

…And we close our segments portion with something to think about..
Thinkpiece of the week!

    • (Bleedingcool) Direct Market vs. Diversity (link)
 

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