Graphic Novelty News – 12 Apr 2017

It’s another GNN!

THE SPLASH PAGE

  • Wondercon
    • DC Universe at Wondercon (link)
    • Whatever happened to: Judd Winick? (link)
    • IDW
      • (paste)First book from Shelly Bond’s imprint (link)
      • (cbr) Ron Marz imprint comic (link)
    • Valiant says, “we’re idiots” (link)
    • Remembering Will Eisner (link)
  • [[Plug the GNN special report plz. ]]

FOUR COLOR FEATURES

    • Fans go berserk over Berserk (link)
    • It’s the 1990s again! (link)
    • Walking Dead honors Bernie Wrightson (link)
    • Harley Quinn sleepin with Lobo? I guess (link)
    • Hey Spencer: got some extra money? (link)

 

  • Digital!
  • Stela claims that 45% of readership is female (link)
  • Crossovers!

 

      • Late april fools: Metabarons/Batman (link)
    • Creative changes
      • Mike Mignola unretiring (link)

 

  • Beginnings and Endings!

 

      • Charmz is the new Minx (link)
      • Preview of upcoming Jetsons. Does this vision still work today? (link)
      • Batman event is going METAL (link)
      • Remember when DC canceled the Boys? (link)

 

  • Collections
  • $350 Star Wars hardcover collection of comics (link)
  • Variant covers this week:

 

    • (bleedingcool) Image swears off store incentives (link) Marvel also (link)
    • IDW propaganda style posters (link)

 

FROM Panels to moving pictures

  • CHECK OUT MEDIA SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

 

Impression Management (a sometimes section about comics news and podcasts)

 

COLLECTIBLES CORNER

  • (comiccon.com) x-o manowar beer (link)

 

MARKET DIGEST

  • (icv2) Gamestop changing models (link)
  • March numbers headlines:
    • (Comicsbeat & Bleedingccol) Marvel made more money but DC sold more units (link) (link2)
    • (Icv2) Comic stores sales down for 5th month (link)
    • (newsarma) Comics are up and graphic novels are down (link)

 

THE SCENE

  • Marvel-land is coming to Disney (link)
  • “Angry mob” forms at comic book convention (link)

 

POLITICAL CARTOONS –not those political cartoons.  

  • Trump the problem for Marvel’s Woes, Pearlmutter (link)
  • Mad lampoon’s Trump in kids book form (link)

 

THIS WEEK IN REAL LIFE SUPERHEROS

  • (newsarama) Alison Bechdel to become Vermont’s cartoon laurite (link)

 

CREATORS RIGHTS SEGMENT

  • Jim Starlin needs help (link)
  • Creator asks for help to build safety net (link)
    • [related] (comicsbeat) Whatabout a cartoonist’s finances (link)

 

Legal Briefs

 

BACK ISSUE BIN

  • Mandrillifesto went live for April 1st (link)
  • Mark Waid threatens a guy, (or not), quits twitter (link)
  • Missing comics creator? FOUND (link)
  • Can you guess the bestselling comic of 2017? (link)
  • (Comicsalliance) Riverdale dialogue inserted into archie classic comics (link)
  • Remember that time the Flash work for the IRS? (link) Don’t forget to do your taxes kids.

 

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

    • (listen) Matt Kindt on difficulties of being a creative (link)
 

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