For the 75th anniversary of Batman, legendary comic book artist (of Kingdom Come, Marvels and 5 million covers) created this spiffy cover:
Wait, that’s actually creepy as shit! Batman and Robin are gritting their teeth and grinning like they’re about to clock out a grandma crossing the street! And look at Batman’s muscles! Someone check the Batcave for HGH and syringes! What in the flying fudge is this?!
June 2014 numbers are out for the North American direct market, Marvel is on top at 35%, Dc second at 33%, Image third at 10% for unit sales. DC’s numbers were helped by various Bombshell variants put on their books (notably Harley Quinn catapulating into the top 5). Original Sin is one of Marvel’s lesser-performaning events in recent years, and it looks to not be much of a boost for many tie-ins in comparison to Dc’s just recently completed Forever Evil. Original Sins did debut at #50, much higher than Infinity’s tiein series’.
top 10 comics of June 2014:
1. Batman #32 DC 131K
2. Amazing Spider-Man #3 Marvel
3. Original Sin #3 Marvel
4. Harley Quinn #7 DC
5. Superman #32 Marvel (Johns/Romita’s first issue)
6. Original Sin #4 Marvel
7. Amazing Spider-Man 1.2 Marvel
8. Justice League #31 DC
9. Walking Dead #128 Image
10. Detective Comics #32 DC 72.9K
Top 100 non DC/Marvels:
9. Walking Dead #128 Image
11. Outcast #1 Image
20. Saga #20 Image
41. Wicked and Devine #1 Image
42. Serenity Leaves on the Wind #6 Dark Horse
77. Star Wars #18 Dark Horse
82. Sex Criminals #6 Imgae
86. Trees #2 Image
94. Big Trouble in Little China #1 Boom! 24K
Saga volume 1 has now sold over 100,000 copies. Afterlife with Archie #1 (11,733 copies) was the biggest selling trade of the month by more than double that of second place. It was also the first victory for Archie Comics.
2 through 10 were:
2. Night of Living Deadpool Marvel
3. Velvet vol 1 Image
4. Saga Vol 3 Image
5. Saga Vol 1 Image
6. Superior Spider-Man Vol 6 Goblin Nation Marvel
7. Batman & Robin Vol 3 Death of Family DC
8. Injustice Gods Vol 1 DC
9. Injustice Gods Vol 2 DC
10. Saga Vol 2 Image 3,271 copies
The lowest-selling Marvel ongoing not already cancelled is Avengers Undercover #6 at #126, 17,771 copies (Superior Foes is JUST above it). Iron Patriot was apparently a retroactive 5 issue mini and Ultimate FF was cancelled through #6.
The lowest-selling DC ongoing not already cancelled is Constantine #15 at #129 16,6704. DC does have six series below that playing out the string til their cancellation time.
My lowest-selling pull-list title is Letter 44 #7 at #263 on the list (6k copies!), though a trade of that is due out this month, so get ordering on this quality Charles Soule series.
Question of the week: What is your favorite Batman cartoon?
Kyle!: Q – Batman: Animated Series (1991) Mad Love/Harley and Ivy
1. Moon Knight #5
Silver Fox: Q – Super Friends, season 1 (1973)
3. Justice League #31
2. Green Arrow #33
1. Six Million Dollar Man #4
COC: Q – Batman: Animated Series (1991)
3. Captain America #22
2.Doctor Spektor #2
2. The Woods #3
1. Madame Frankenstein #3
Forrest: Q – Batman/Superman Hour (1969)
Toymaster Lee: Q – Justice League Unlimited (2004) Kid Stuff
00:10 – general Batman TV discussion/question
00:30 – Killing Joke discussion
00:35 – NEWS Gail Simone, variants, Dark Circle Comics, casting news, new Jeff Lemire stuff
00:52 – The Woods #3
1:07 – Punisher #8
1:17 – Captain America #22
1:22 – Justice League #31
1:31 – Madame Frankenstein #2
1:47 – Doctor Spektor #2
1:54 – Green Arrow #33
2:03 – Moon Knight #5
2:14 – Miraclemen #8
2:24 – Six Million Dollar Man #4
2:35 – Tangets galore, TV, toys, ordering
Sorry. Not sorry.
Fans of Sleepy Hollow, rejoice! A new comic is coming your way, courtesy of Marguerite Bennett and Jorge Coelho (his cover above). And take heed, she’s a fan:
Did you look to other TV tie-in comics for ideas of what to do with “Sleepy Hollow?”
I’m afraid I did not! Most of the pitches I submitted, and indeed the ones that were chosen, all stemmed from fangirl love. Some aspects of each script arose while I was watching the show, wondering if these threads were things the writers had set down, while others were things I was dying to see explored, though I doubted the thrilling pace of the show might ever have the chance to pause over them. My research began as rewatching the show and taking notes as diligently and ferociously as though I were back in grad school, and ended deep in history books about the Revolutionary War.
It sounds like you’ve got a pretty good number of ideas for future “Sleepy Hollow” stories bubbling about.
Ha! I’d write Ichabod and Abbie through seven years of Witnessing, if they’d let me, and I’d be grateful every minute of it. It’s a brilliant, quirky, scary, fun show, and we’re fighting to live up to it every minute, in every way. I hope y’all love it as much as we do.
IDW Publishing announced the entire collection of 1943/1944 Wonder Woman which came out from King Features will be available later this year!!! Written by the original creator William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G Peters, these helped create the mythos and popularity surrounding the super heroine that is Wonder Woman.
Can. Not. Wait.
CBR has a great interview with legendary creator George Perez on his eye surgery, his new series, and his current state in the industry.
Michael Fiffe’s amazing superhero epic is finally getting a trade paperback. The first six issues of COPRA, which were published through Bergen Street Press, are going to be collected and available for the low price of $19.95. Anyone who is a fan of Suicide Squad NEEDS to read this book. It’s due out in September.
Read #1 for FREE by clicking this very link.
SME’s picks: 3. The Woods #1
2. Dead Letters #2
1. Original Sin #1
Silver Fox’s picks: 3. Teen Titans Annual #3
2. She-Hulk #4
1. Green Arrow #31
COC’s picks: 3.Madame Frankenstein #1
2. Ultimate Spider-Man: Miles Morales #1
1. Red Sonja #9
Kyle’s! picks: 3. Moon Knight #3
2. Punisher #5
1. Future’s End #1
Larime Taylor is the writer and artist of the amazing book A Voice In The Dark. His wife Sylv is the cover artist, providing terrific covers for this great book. They need to move closer to family and have exorbitant costs due to their medical conditions. Please help them and keep comics going! Follow this link to their Go Fund Me page to help out.
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SME’s picks: 3. GOTG/Rocket Raccoon FCBD
2. Ryan Kelly’s Funrama #2
1. Chew #41
COC’s picks: 3. Amazing Spider-Man #1
2. Silver Surfer #2
1. Southern Bastards #1
Silver Fox’s picks: 3. Project Black Sky FCBD
2. Rai #1
1. Black Science #6
Kyle! 2. Zombie Tramp FCBD (not for kiddies)
1. Future’s End FCBD
Yessssssss. The list of actors is terrific. Take away the goofiness of Arrow, add good actors and a good script, and I think that will be Gotham. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and the Penguin (Robin Taylor) are PERFECTLY cast, with Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) looking promising as well.
If you’re not at Free Comic Book Day, please listen to this week’s episode (sans me again); NSFW: