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Graphic Canon: Comics Meet the Classics

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-03

In what looks to be the graphic publishing literary event of the year, Seven Stories Press will publish the first volume of the Graphic Canon: Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons in April,...

Bookstores Drop Comics After Amazon Deal With DC

The New York Times – 2011-10-18

Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment, showcases the graphic novel "Superman: Earth One" on the Kindle Fire.

Post-relaunch, DC sells more than 5M comics

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-10-13

(10-13) 10:20 PDT PHILADELPHIA, (AP) -- New origins, new costumes and new stories have brought DC Comics new sales records. The publisher of tales about Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman says...

Now that publishers get it, comics and the iPad are a perfect pair

GigaOM – 2011-09-10

DC Comics recently started selling digital versions of its new comics on the same day that print editions show up in local comic book shops. It's a move that helps promote their "New 52" all-title...

DC Comics revamps line of 52 books and plans super distribution

The Independent – 2011-06-03

Just as Green Lantern is about to be released on June 17, in a letter sent to retailers DC Comics announced plans to reboot all of its comic book titles.

Graphic novelists shake up world of Indian comics

Reuters – 2011-03-02

NEW DELHI, Mar 2 (Reuters Life!) - Characters from centuries-old myths and folktales have adorned the covers of children's comic books in India for decades, but a new wave of graphic novelists has...

Are digital comics the hero or villain?

Baltimore Sun – 2011-02-22

Timonium's Diamond Comic Distributors to experiment with digital comics distribution with retail partnersDigital entertainment has shaken the retail industry, shuttering your local brick-and-mortar...

The New Archie Comics

Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-14

Using a formula that company president Mike Pellerito sums up as "really sexy girls and really funny guys," the venerable comics publisher Archie Comics has been chronicling the exploits of perpetual...

Big comics line up for this autumn

The Bookseller – 2011-01-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and John Bishop are among the latest big-name celebrities to have been snapped up for autobiographies, as comedians look set to dominate the...

Comics Writer Starts Skybound to Help Newcomers

New York Times – 2010-07-19

The writer Robert Kirkman is starting his own imprint to recruit new comic book creators and help get their work off the ground.

Celluloid comics: What Hollywood should adapt

The Star – 2010-06-19

If Tinseltown really must turn comics into movies, let it be these ones.

Last Gasp Marks 40 Years of Comics and Lowbrow Art

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-29

This year, independent publisher Last Gasp will celebrate 40 years of art and comics. The San...

U.K. Comics Mag 2000AD Crosses the Pond

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-29

With a stable of creators that has included such superstars as Alan Moore and Grant Morrison,...

How Marvel, DC Comics move into the digital age

Chicago Sun-Times – 2010-03-19

Ihnatko: Marvel and DC aren't the only graphic novel and comic producers, but as the industry leaders, they are the focal point for the demand for digital content sweeping through every facet of the...

Comics Retailers Adapt to a Tough Economy; Look Ahead to Better Times

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-15

Once again, PW Comics Week talked with comics retailers from around the county—six direct...

New Day at DC Comics: Lee, DiDio Named Copublishers

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-22

While the appointment of superstar artist Jim Lee and DC Universe senior v-p and executive...

DC Entertainment names co-publishers of DC Comics

AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-18

DC Entertainment, a new division of Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. movie studio that is focused on the DC Comics brand, announced a slate of executive appointments on Thursday.

Gods, Man, and Comics: George O’Connor’s Olympians

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-16

For many kids, the gods of Greek mythology are every bit as exciting as the superheroes seen in...

MacDonald Relaunches Comics News Blog, The Beat

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-16

Heidi MacDonald has moved her poppuar comics news blog, The Beat, to its own web domain and will...

Comics Blog 'The Beat' to Leave 'Publishers Weekly'

Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-29

Pioneering daily comics news, culture and industry blog, The Beat, which has been hosted by Publishers Weekly since 2006, will leave the magazine’s website and move to its own domain,...

DC Comics Launches After Watchmen Promotion

Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-10

DC Comics announced plans to launch After Watchmen, a marketing campaign intended to highlight and support a wide range of its titles in the wake of the opening of the Watchmen movie

'Washington Post' Comics Blogger to 'N.Y. Post' Cartoonist: Do the Right Thing

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-24

Michael Cavna, cartoonist and editor in The Washington Post's Style section and the man behind the Post's "Comic Riffs" blog, today calls for New York Post cartoonist Sean Delonas to "do the right...

Selling Grows Rougher for Small Comics Publishers

New York Times – 2009-01-27

Diamond Comic Distributors has decided to raise the minimum advance order it needs from comic-book stores before it will agree to distribute a title.

Stone Arch, DC Comics Ink Kids’ Book Pact

Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-07

Stone Arch Books has reached an agreement with DC Comics to produce a series of illustrated chapter books based on DC Comics heroes.

The comics are feeling the pain of print

International Herald Tribune – 2008-12-29

Many wonder whether daily comics can make a jump to mass electronic distribution or whether they will be tossed aside like yesterday's news.

Cooks vs comics in Christmas bunfight

The Bookseller – 2008-09-12

Jonathan Ross and Nigella Lawson are...

Virgin Comics Shut Down

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-26

Virgin Comics, the 2006 international joint venture between Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and the India-based comics publisher Gotham Entertainment, is being shut down.

Michael Silberkleit, 76; worked to keep Archie Comics clean-cut but relevant

Los Angeles Times – 2008-08-15

Michael Silberkleit, chairman and publisher of Archie Comics who joined the family business as a teenager and strove to keep the comic rooted in an idealized, clean-cut past while allowing it to...

More Crowds, More Comics at San Diego

Publishers Wekly – 2008-07-25

Giant crowds and movie stars eclipsed some of the comics news at the 2008 Comic-Con International in San Diego

Tulsa-born DC Comics writer has 'super' gig

The Oklahoman – 2008-07-08

Tulsa-born writer Sterling Gates knows exactly when he decided to pursue writing as a career. "At exactly 9:13 Central Time, Sept. 13, 1998,” said Gates, the new writer on DC Comics' "Supergirl”...

Your vote on comics will count

San Francisco Chronicle – 2007-07-08

In recent weeks, readers have written to us expressing opinions about our comics page. Now we're asking for your input in a big way. We want to make some changes by adding some new strips, but...

Dabel Bros, Del Rey Turn ‘Wheel of Time’ into Comics

Publishers Wekly – 2007-02-08

Dabel Brothers Publishing announced plans to team up with Del Rey Books to create a comics version of acclaimed fantasy novelist Robert Jordan’s bestselling 11-volume Wheel of Time series.

‘Turning Them into Movies Is Just an Added Benefit’: Kingdom Comics at Disney

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Ahmet Zappa and Christian Beranek are launching a new line of graphic novels at Disney to be distributed via Disney Worldwide Publishing

Social themes, Sufi verses inspire comics

Hindustan Times – 2012-02-21

While comic books based on action and fantasy continue to enchant children, themes and topics as wide-ranging as international politics, women's issues and even Sufi verses are now finding their...

Dark Horse Comics graphic novels coming to Nook Tablet and Nook Color

Engadget – 2012-03-05

Dark Horse Comics has penciled a contract with Barnes & Noble (it'll be sent off to be inked and colored next week*) to get the former's content onto the latter's Tablet and Color e-readers....

Marvel announces augmented reality app, exclusive digital comics at SXSW

Engadget – 2012-03-12

Not content with simply doling out free digital comics to fans who favor the tangible page, Marvel is now giving readers a new reason to reach for their tablets: augmented reality. Android and iOS...

Newbury Comics: ‘It’s Always Morph or Die’

Publishers Weekly – 2012-04-06

As digital book sales continue to gain traction, the comparison between bookstores and record stores has gotten closer. Coupled with the comparisons comes an implicit warning that bookstores could...

New Day at Archie Comics, Despite Internal Strife

Publishers Weekly – 2012-04-27

Archie Comics Publications, the home of the iconic American red-headed teenager and his Riverdale High School buddies, is reshaping its longstanding brand and revitalizing its publishing program....

DC Comics’ ‘Second Wave’ launches today with four new titles

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-02

The DC Comics superhero universe expands with the unveiling of alternate world Earth 2.

DC Comics Will Reveal Gay Superhero: Now Do It in the Movies

Hindustan Times – 2012-05-22

DC Comics is renowned for iconic characters as Batman and Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman and now it is all set to reintroduce one of its major superheroes as openly gay.

Gay superhero to marry partner in Marvel Comics issue

CBC – 2012-05-22

Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar, and his longtime boyfriend.

After Obama, Marvel Comics roots for gay marriage

Hindustan Times – 2012-05-24

Two of the biggest comic book groups in the US are following President Obama's lead on gay marriage by supporting same-sex unions in their storyline.

DC Comics: The Green Lantern is gay

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-06-01

The change is revealed in the pages of the second issue of 'Earth 2' out next week, and comes on the heels of what has been an expansive year for gay and lesbian characters in the pages of comic...

DC Comics to relaunch Green Lantern as gay (No, not that Green Lantern)

CBC – 2012-06-01

DC Comics has announced that the Green Lantern will be reintroduced in the pages of its comic books as a gay character, although not the Green Lantern you're probably familiar with.

In new digital comics, each tap holds a surprise

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-06-02

'Avengers vs. X-Men' is giving fans what they have long come to expect from Marvel Comics: epic slugfests and earth-shattering perils rendered vividly on the page by prominent writers and artists....

DC Comics launches gay Green Lantern

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-06-01

Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and most enduring heroes, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty and openly gay hero. The change is revealed in the pages...

Amazon Updates Kindle for IOS With Support for Comics, Book Search

PC World – 2012-06-15

Amazon on Thursday released updates to the Kindle app for iOS, along with the Kindle Cloud Reader Web app. The updates add in support for children's books.

Yahoo, Liquid set to publish motion comics

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-06-20

(06-20) 07:53 PDT PHILADELPHIA, (AP) -- Yahoo said Wednesday it is expanding its original offerings, partnering with Liquid Comics to offer motion-comics. The two companies said they'll make the...

Comics Publisher Valiant Sees It Future on Film

The New York Times – 2012-07-09

“We’re really digging to find fresh stories to tell,” said Dinesh Shamdasani, chief creative officer of Valiant Entertainment.

Image Comics Is Having a Creative Renaissance

The New York Times – 2012-07-15

Eric Stephenson, the publisher of Image Comics, prepared his booth last week for Comic-Con International in San Diego. He has had a front-row seat on the business since the company’s earliest days.

DC Comics delays latest issue of 'Batman Inc.'

Baltimore Sun – 2012-07-25

Comic book contains material deemed insensitive in light of Colorado shootings'The latest issue of a Batman comic series due to hit stores this week will be postponed in light of the shooting rampage...

Is there life for comics after the Dandy?

Guardian – 2012-08-15

The venerable kids' comic is on its last legs. But will a new breed of children's magazines replace it?The Dandy's barrel-chested Cactusville cowboy, Desperate Dan, may have eaten his last cow pie...

Comixology Drives the E-comics Market

Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-21

Comixology, a digital comics distributor and marketplace, marks its fifth anniversary this year as it emerges as the clear leader in the digital comics space. The company’s Guided View technology,...

Creators! Submit! Top Digital Comics Distributor Opens Its Platform To Independent Artists

Fast Company – 2012-10-11

DC. Marvel. You. ComiXology, digital comics partner to the giants, wants your self-published creations.

DC Comics wins fight over Superman copyrights

CBC – 2012-10-18

DC Comics will retain its rights to Superman after a judge ruled Wednesday that the heirs of one of the superhero's co-creators signed away their ability to reclaim copyrights to the Man of Steel...

DC's monthly comics heading to tablets

CBC – 2012-11-08

DC Comics is expanding its digital storefront, putting all its monthly titles — from Batman to Superman — on sale at iTunes, Amazon's Kindle store and Barnes & Noble's Nook shop.

DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Los Angeles Times – 2012-11-08

In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

DC Comics brings a veritable justice league of titles to Kindle, iBooks and Nook Stores

Engadget – 2012-11-08

Not that there's been any lack of ways to get Batman or Supes on your chosen tablet, between Comixology and the devoted DC app, but if you happened to need on more, the publisher announced today that...

Yumcha Studios: Beyond E-comics

Publishers Weekly – 2012-11-09

When the digital comic Dim Sum Warriors launched as an iPad app earlier this year, married co-creators Yen Yen Woo and Colin Goh (cofounders of Yumcha Studios, an independent content developer)...

Comics, Prose, And Digital at Arch Enemy

Publishers Weekly – 2012-11-17

As publishing conglomerates and technology firms become the dominant forces in an increasingly digital marketplace for the book and comics industries, opportunities are opening for smaller, more...

New Tablet Magazine Symbolia Pioneers "Comics Journalism"

Editor & Publisher – 2012-12-05

A new tablet-exclusive publication launched on Monday, Dec. 3, right on the heels of the news that the first tablet-only newspaper, The Daily, would end circulation on Dec. 15. Founded by Erin...

iPad 'Zine Serves Up Current Events As Comics

Fast Company – 2012-12-05

Comics and magazines have been two of the iPad’s bread and butter categories since the start. Symbolia combines the two. The recent folding of The Daily, News Corp’s much-ballyhooed...

The 10 Coolest Original Digital Comics of 2012

Fast Company – 2012-12-12

The online comics marketplace has exploded over the past year. Here, from innovative indies to blockbuster franchise extensions, some of the best from the emerging world of digital comics. 2012...

Publishing is Seriously Nostalgic About Comics, But Why?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-07

Using Sean Howes’ biography of Marvel Comics as a prism, Daniel Kalder considers the fate of comics, a declining art that makes billions in merchandise and movies.

Titan Comics in graphic novel venture

The Bookseller – 2013-01-10

Titan Comics has teamed up with comics veteran Dave Elliot on a new co-publishing venture which...

Why Asia is Obsessed with Graphic Novels and Comics

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-11

Printed graphic storytelling is an extension of all that has been performed for centuries across Asia, where often the word and the graphic symbol are one.

DC Comics draws fire for anti-gay writer

CNN – 2013-02-16

A writer commissioned to help launch a new "Adventures of Superman" digital comics series is drawing controversy for the comics' publisher not for his perception of the Man of Steel, but for his...

DC Comics killing off Robin

CBC – 2013-02-27

Robin the Boy Wonder will die, though not for the first time, following a pitched battle with a supervillain, according to the publishers of DC Comics.

Archie CEO Looks Beyond Riverdale with Comics that Make a Social Impact

Fast Company – 2013-02-27

Rise Above Social Issues, a non-profit imprint launched by Archie co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit, enlists the power of kid-friendly comics to address hot button concerns like bullying. As a teacher for...

You're the villain who killed the Marvel Comics giveaway

Betanews – 2013-03-12

If you were anywhere on the Internet yesterday then you likely learned that Marvel comics, publishers of popular series like The Hulk, Captain America, Thor (sadly a personal favorite of my wife) and...

Nook for iOS adds support for high-res iPad magazines, Nook Comics

Engadget – 2013-03-26

Barnes & Noble may have saved most of the limelight today for in-app purchasing on Nook hardware, but it's not leaving other platforms by the wayside. Its Nook 3.4 update for iOS focuses heavily...

Chat app takes on e-book retailers, Amazon with manga comics service

PC World – 2013-04-10

Line, the popular messaging platform based in Japan, is challenging e-book vendors like Amazon and Rakuten with a new service to download and view manga, or Japanese comic books. The company has...

Comics set for Super Thursday

The Bookseller – 2013-04-26

Publishers are gearing up for a strong autumn, as big new releases from the likes of Paul Merton...

UK Comics Mag Tripwire Celebrates Its 21st Birthday in Style

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-09

British comics and genre magazine Tripwire is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a limited edition book and series of special events in the UK.

Archie Comics Grows Book Side

Publishers Weekly – 2013-05-12

Like most comics publishers, Archie Comics, home to America’s favorite fictional redheaded teenager, has historically focused its distribution on newsstand sales and the comics specialty market.

For the First Time, You Can Actually Own the Digital Comics You Buy

Wired – 2013-07-03

Image Comics announced that it will now sell all of its digital comics as downloadable via its website for both desktop and mobile users ? making it the first major American comics publisher to offer...

NBCUniversal Taps Lion Forge Comics to Develop Digital Comic Books Based on Beloved 80s TV Shows

Editor & Publisher – 2013-07-02

NBCUniversal, one of the world’s premier media and entertainment companies, has partnered with digital publisher Lion Forge Comics to develop licensed comic books based on popular TV shows...

Comics worth £20,000 used on artwork

BBC – 2013-07-06

An artist finds out the comic books he used to make a papier-mache sculpture could have been worth £20,000.

Amazon announces new comics imprint, just in time for Comic-Con

Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-09

Tuesday morning Amazon Publishing announced a new comics and graphic novel imprint, Jet City Comics. It will publish graphic novels by George R.R. Martin, of "Game of Thrones" fame and others.It was...

Amazon bags Game of Thrones author for its Jet City Comics imprint

Guardian – 2013-07-10

New division will also publish work by Hugh Howey and Neal Stephenson as digital comics and print editionsAmazon is getting into comics and graphic novels publishing – both physical and digital...

Life for Colombian Comics Artists Improves, But Challenges Remain

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-12

After years of struggle, Colombia's independent comics and graphic novel scene is starting to flourish, with new publishers and a traveling comics festival.

Archie Comics App to Integrate Mobile Advertising

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-15

With mobile ad spending on the rise, Archie Comics partners with iVerse and Tapjoy to integrate mobile advertising and increased consumer engagement to its app.

Comics legend Jim Steranko regales fans with stories too long for Twitter

CBC – 2013-08-07

For some, 140 characters or less on Twitter is a difficult constraint to work around. But Jim Steranko's articulate and often wild stories about his history in the comic book industry have captivated...

Marvel can keep Spider-Man, X-Men comics: court rules

CBC – 2013-08-09

Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk can continue to reside in Marvel's offices after a U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an ownership claim by the children of an artist who...

VIDEO: Book festival 'stripped' for comics

BBC World – 2013-08-23

Edinburgh's international book festival is getting Stripped and ready with a strand devoted to comic books.

'Batwoman' Authors Exit, Claim DC Comics Banned Gay Marriage Storyline (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-05

The authors of "Batwoman" are exiting due to creative differences with DC Comics. Their decision came, in part, after an alleged ban on a same-sex marriage storyline. Co-authors J.H. Williams and W....

DC Comics Holds Harley Quinn Drawing Contest With Suicide Scenarios

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-12

DC Comics is in hot water over a recent contest asking participants to draw an illustration of popular villainess Harley Quinn seemingly about to commit suicide while naked. The Daily Dot was the...

Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Talks Favorite Superheroes, Andrew Garfield vs. Tobey Maguire As 'Spider-Man'

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-13

Stan Lee, the comic-book legend behind Iron Man, Spider-Man and other beloved characters from Marvel's stable of superheroes, has inspired more wannabes than many of his fantastical creations. And...

French Can Now Get Current Events as Digital and Print Comics

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-24

A new, 228-page bookazine—La Revue Dessinée— launched this month in France in the form of a collection of comics offers news stories covering current events.

Comics, graphic novels touted as way to encourage reading

CBC – 2013-10-18

Experts say every kid should read for at least 15 minutes a day. A University of Windsor professor says comic books are a good way to encourage kids to meet that suggested requirement and keep them...

The 10 Best Comics Of 2013 (NEW BOOK)

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-29

Comic books have come a long way since "Action Comics 1" (Superman's inaugural hit) and "The Adventures of Tintin." Graphic novel styles vary aesthetically from retro to realistic, and thematically...

70-Year-Old Woman Auctions Off $1 Million Worth Of Comics

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-21

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Holy auction block, Batman! Comic book collector and industry legend Maggie Thompson of Wisconsin has decided to put some 500 pieces of her personal collection up for...

NFL Stars Cam Newton And J.J. Watt Star In Gatorade "Freaks" Digital Comics

Fast Company – 2013-11-21

Calling J.J. Watt a "freak" to his face is probably not a good idea, but Gatorade decided to chance it.Football and comic books go together like chocolate and, er, pumpkin bread--they're not a bad...

Nelson Mandela's activism inspires music, comics, concerts

CBC – 2013-12-06

In talking about principles such as freedom and replacing racial hatred with love, Nelson Mandela attracted the attention of a generation of idealists. His message and dynamic leadership made him a...

Why Image Comics Embodies the Future of the Industry

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-19

Image Comics may be best known as the publisher of The Walking Dead, but its their business model which is truly noteworthy, writes Samuel Sattin.

Why Do Americans Shun European Comics?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-19

Japanese manga has proven popular in America, but Franco-Belgian bande dessinée, which has a long a tradition and are just as appealing, remain ignored. Why?

The Best Comics of 2013 — And How to Read Them Online

Wired – 2013-12-27

Thanks to online distributors like ComiXology -- and even blogging platforms like Tumblr -- it's never been easier to read digital comics. The best comics of 2013 took many forms, from digital-only...

The 10 best superhero comics of 2013 – 2013-12-28

Superheroes aren't just on the big screen. From Spider-Man to the Hulk, these are the year's essentials

British Library staging exhibition of comics in 'overdue' celebration of genre

The Guardian – 2014-01-23

Library chief, Roy Keating, says show will explore field from Misty comics and superhero classics to graphic novelsBoys in the late 1970s probably assumed the girls comic Misty was all boring ...

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