By: Susan KarlinWith several “Watchmen” prequels looming check out exclusive prequel art in this story its iconic writer Alan Moore lashes out at DC Comics and the franchising of art, and speculates where the next big ideas will come from. DC and an IP lawyer weigh in on an episode that transcends one comic and speaks to the biggest creativity versus commerce questions.
Our first bit of news for 2012 is that New York Comic Con 4-day tickets are on sale starting today at 12:00 EST! The event will be October 11-14 (Thurs – Sun). Only the 4 day is on sale now. 3 day tix will be available in the spring and single day tix will be available in the summer!
NYCC sold out last year! Don’t miss out, get your 4 day tix today!
It has begun. DC has once again did a reboot on the universe and the result is a new 52. Titles both new and old starting at issue 1. I am excited for some and worried about others. A Justice League without the Martian Manhunter. Red Lanterns. I don’t know. What will the Birds of Prey be like? Looks like we start finding out now. Send me your thoughts. I’d love to hear reviews on the new 52!
The dog days of summer are upon us. It reminds me that we’ve been neglecting this site for others far too often. Let’s remedy that right now shall we?
Thoughts this morning are on the comic book super heroes being spotlighted by movie and television. We have the likes of Thor, Green Lantern, and Captain America hitting theaters. The Mighty Avengers and Young Justice on tv. While it’s a pleasure to see these characters being brought to life for fans both young and old, I can’t help but wonder if it is helping print sales.
I grew up reading comic books. It made the movies that much special for me. I knew the characters and had an understanding why things were happening. I was the kid explaining to the adults who people were and why they were good or evil. It helped to not be confused by Hollywood’s creative license to screw up story lines. More important though, is that it had me READING at a young age. It built reading comprehension and a vocabulary.
I doubt comics will ever have the impact on our youth today that it did 20 even 40 years ago. Not in today’s PS3 and Xbox era. The motion comics help and are available on a variety of mediums but it’s just not the same. Reading the thought bubbles and filling in the actions between frames, Can’t beat it.
Support the print media for super heroes. It may just help a young person expand their horizons in multiple ways.