For those who might not know, there’s a rather big sporting event this weekend, the Super Bowl. The Carolina Panthers will be going against the Denver Broncos and with that match up, lots of bets will be flying all over.
Heroes and Mile High Comics are having some fun with it in the name of charity. Heroes announced in their newsletter:
Shelton has put together a fun and friendly wager with his pal Chuck Rozanski at Mile High Comics in Denver, CO. Since both our teams are playing in Super Bowl 50, we will both have auctions starting tonight and ending Monday with the losing city’s shop donating the proceeds to charity! We’re playing for Greg Olsen’s Heartest Yard and we’re auctioning off some very nice Deadpool books!
Both auctions start tonight and end Monday at 10PM Mountain Time. Check our Facebook and Twitter for direct links once the auctions are live!
We are putting up some key Deadpool issues with a bonus SuperPro Super Bowl Special!
Awesome to see them both doing this, and I hope folks join in on the fun and get some bids in.
It was new comic book day yesterday! What got everyone excited? What did you read that was great? While you mull that over, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to keep you entertained.
Around the Tubes
CBC – Manitoba graphic novel to raise profile of missing, murdered indigenous women – Amazing someone is doing, sad as to why they need to.
A.V. Club – Fox is adapting Scholastic’s charming graphic novel Amulet as a feature film – We’ve crossed the point where it’s easier to count what’s not being adapted.
Tech Times – Rob Liefeld Is Back At Marvel With A New Deadpool Comic – Totally shocked. Not like there’s a movie coming out or anything…
The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Snowpiercer’ Being Adapted for TV With Josh Friedman – If you haven’t seen the film, do so now. Do it!
The Denver Post – Mile High Comics plans HQ sale, thanks legal pot for real estate value – Huh, huh, huh, high.
Panels – Navigating Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN: What to Read and When – For folks who don’t know where to start.
Women Write About Comics – Women Are (Slightly) More Likely to Own a Game Console Than Men, But That Misses the Point – Good points worth repeating.
Panels – 5 Reasons You Should Be Reading Cursed Pirate Girl – Yup, you should absolutely check out this series.
Around the Tubes Reviews
Comic Vine – All-New Wolverine #1
Newsarama – Batman #46
Comic Vine – Descender #7
Comics Alliance – Mystery Girl #1
Newsarama – Secret Wars #7
Comic Vine – The Ultimates #1
The Rainbow Hub – Zodiac Starforce #3
The weekend is here, yay!
Around the Blogs:
The Beat – Mile High’s Chuck Rozanski is building a fortress made from of 2 miles of comics – That’s a lot of comics.
Spinoff Online – WB Mulls Green Lantern Relaunch – Or how about a solid sequel and skip the relaunch?
The ComicChron – May 2012 biggest month of century for comics market – Congrats to all.
ComicsAlliance – Laura Hudson Leaves ComicsAlliance as Editor-in-Chief – Even though she indicates differently, you have to wonder if the HuffPo’s influence at AOL had to do with this.
Around the Tubes Reviews:
Talking Comics – Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1
CBR – Creator Owned Heroes #1
Talking Comics – Earth 2 #2
CBR – Harbinger #1
Using comic books for educational purposes seems to be gaining acceptance around the nation. The latest program has been launched in Denver, Colorado. Charlie LaGreca remembers learning to read through comic books and has put together a program to promote literacy and vocabulary among underserved students using comic books and graphic novels.
The Denver Post reports:
LaGreca and his team go into participating schools once a week for eight weeks teaching the basics of the craft — starting with the comic-book language like, “What is a thought balloon?” They teach story, structure, character and the natural rise and fall of plotlines — essential storytelling elements that can help students in other classes. By the end, all the kids invent their own original comic book.
LeGreca created Comic Book Classroom two years ago with Frank Romero, the former manager of retail operations for Mile High Comics; Christina Angel, who teaches a course at Metro State and Arapahoe Community College about comic books; and Illya Kowalchuk, who has a master’s degree in integrating creative arts into classrooms.