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Around the Tubes
Newsarama – Cashing In On Comic Books: How Creator Page Rates Have Changed Over Time – Some interesting info.
Publisher’s Weekly – Brands and Fans Flock to Biggest New York Comic Con Yet – Congrats! The show was huge!
Around the Tubes Reviews
Comic Vine – Batman #45
Comic Vine – Captain America: Sam Wilson #1
Comic Vine – I Hate Fairyland #1
Comic Vine – Superman: Lois and Clark #1
IGN – Two Brothers
Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #1
A Spoon Too Short is Dirk Gently’s most baffling and incomprehensible case. Inspired by the tantalizing alternative title for the Dirk adventure Douglas Adams was working on prior to his death, writer Arvind Ethan David, along with executive producer Max Landis and artist Ilias Kyriazis, continues the adventures of the world’s weirdest detective.
DC Comics produced some of the very finest war comics ever with art by some of the best artists in the field. This spectacular 160 page 12”x17”Artist’s Edition will include an amazing selection of stories by the best of the best: Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, John Severin, and Alex Toth—a veritable pantheon of classic war artists doing what they do best. As with all Artist’s Editions, these complete stories are scanned from the original artwork and reproduced to the exacting standards that has garnered IDW five consecutive Eisner Awards for the Artist’s Edition series. If you are a fan of Classic DC war comics, you cannot afford to miss this incredible book!
Mars Attacks is back, along with that pesky human writer John Layman, too! The Martians came. The Martians saw. The Martians conquered. Now the space invaders cruelly rule over humanity, which has no hope for liberation… until Ruby Johnson decides that she has had enough. Each issue features Andy Kuhn’s vivid interior art and a throwback card cover with all-new art by Ryan Brown, highlighting the glory days of the Martian Empire®!
From the mind of writer/artist Yasmin Sheikh comes an all-new, highly entertaining original series, Luna the Vampire. Ever wonder how it would be if outer space was populated by monsters? Or what it would be like to have a green ugly witch as your best friend? Then look no further! Welcome to the amazing everyday life of Luna the Vampire. (Zombie postman and crappy job included.) Coming this January!
Jem and the Holograms #11 starts the most truly outrageous event of the year, Dark Jem! Something is wrong with Synergy! As Jem and the Holograms’ first tour begins, something—or someone—called Silica is after them… but who, or what, is she? Meanwhile, The Misfits need to replace their lead singer fast—and maybe even… permanently?! Artist Sophie Campbell rejoins series writer Kelly Thompson this January for “Dark Jem,” part 1. Don’t miss Campbell’s five stunning covers for this issue, which will also be available in the Complete Metallic Foil Box Set.
This January there’s something strange in the neighborhood… and whether that neighborhood is in New York City or Venice, Italy, the Ghostbusters will be there! After a bust at the United Nations, the boys in gray are engaged to investigate an Old-World haunting, where they begin to unravel a mystery that sends them around the globe (while still trying to keep their contract with the City, County, and State of New York!). Series writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening invite you to join them for the next chapter in the Ghostbusters history!
Coming in February, Transformers #50 will see Optimus Prime will declare Earth to be a part of Cybertron’s Council of Worlds—and the Decepticons and the people of Earth won’t take it lying down! The story starts here, but the repercussions will last forever. Transformers fan-favorites John Barber and Andrew Griffith continue their acclaimed run, with celebratory covers by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Choi, Andrew Griffith, Casey W. Coller and a retailer incentive cover by Alex Milne.
Creative teams and release dates for two of the most anticipated new titles from IDW were announced at New York Comic Con 2015. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist David Baldeon will be tackling Micronauts, while IDW CCO/EIC Chris Ryall and Christos Gage and artists David Messina and Paolo Villanelle take on Rom the Space Knight.
Fox has released highlights from the X-Files panel that took place at New York Comic Con this past weekend.
The Right Time
Mulder & Scully’s Relationship
Falling Right Back Into Place