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More on Jack Kirby/Marvel Comics: What Is Co-Creation?

Bear with me, now, as we pursue the meat of the matter—creatively, legally, morally, ethically. Let’s table conjecture for a time, and just talk about facts—or, at least, one set of facts as set out by two co-creators of a number of comicbook characters. What goes into co-creating a character, when a writer and artist collaborate?

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The Clockwork Girl To Be Animated Motion Picture

This fall, a paperback version of THE CLOCKWORK GIRL will correspond with the release of the 3-D luximation animation film version of THE CLOCKWORK GIRL. The film is voiced by a “dream team” of actors as the characters, such as Carrie Ann Moss (Matrix), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids), Jesse McCartney (Horton Hears a Who) and Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond).

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DC Launches Green Lantern App

DC Entertainment announced today that a GREEN LANTERN App is now available for download.

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Kickstarter! Comic Book Diner Graphic Novel Project!

Hey everyone. I’ve been so focused on outside stuff this month, that I just realized I haven’t mentioned this here yet. We of the Comic Book Diner podcast, John Gallagher, Jamar Nicholas, and I are putting together a new all ages graphic novel project! We’re collecting our recent Buzzboy and Roboy Red work, along with Jamar’s Leon: Protector of the Playground , into one slipcased edition! This special edition will feature copies of all three graphic novels! To do this, we’ve decided to go through Kickstarter.com to fund the books via preorders. Kickstarter is a way to get backing (funding) by the people who will ultimately buy our books anyway, and we’re offering all kinds of cool incentives! So, if you’re looking for a great set to help build a library of kid friendly comics for the kids (and adults!) in your life, please check out the link to the right, or click below to see a video of what we’re hoping to accomplish, and all of the details of this exciting new project! Thanks! I’ll be back very soon with more art! Stay tuned!

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One Odyssey video to rule them all

One Odyssey video to rule them all

I was asked to create an Odyssey video that summarizes the whole process, incorporating shorter bits of all my other videos as well as concept art. You can find it on Blip.tv and on YouTube .

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ACT-I-VATE’s Sam & Lilah Moves To MTV Geek, Gives Away Free Stuff

Gentle readers, friends, family, and acquaintances: We are pleased to announce that, as part of the continuing relationship between webcomics collective ACT-I-VATE (http:www.activatecomix.com) and MTV GEEK, Jim Dougan and Hyeondo Park’s SAM & LILAH will be part of growing new comics lineup at the MTV site.

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BATMAN solicits for August

Here’s a first look at the BATMAN titles coming out in August: BATMAN INCORPORATED #10 Written by GRANT MORRISON Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM 1:25 Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING In “LEVIATHAN STRIKES,” Batman realizes to his horror that he’s been outwitted as the true identity of Leviathan continues to elude him. Is his deadly adversary an old foe with a grudge to settle, a new face of evil or something completely different? One thing is for sure: The surprise ending will not soon be forgotten! On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BATMAN #713 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art by STEVE SCOTT and RYAN WINN Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and RYAN WINN Over the years, Dick Grayson has worn several guises: First, he was Robin the Boy Wonder, then Nightwing, and finally Batman. But now that Bruce Wayne has donned the cape and cowl once again, Dick finds himself at an identity crossroads. On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #5 Written by DAVID FINCH Art by JAY FABOK Cover by DAVID FINCH 1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE David Finch’s brilliant take on Batman continues to explore the darker corners of Gotham City in the penultimate chapter of “Golden Dawn,” now featuring art by Jay Fabok (Soulfire)! As The Dark Knight suffers one of his worst defeats, Jason Blood makes an unexpected move. With a surprise funeral and guest appearances by Etrigan, the Demon and Ragman, this series continues to heat up! RESOLICIT • On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1 Written by VARIOUS Art by VARIOUS Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN Don’t miss this new helping of short stories featuring Batman and his partners in crimefighting, told by some of comics’ newest voices and freshest talents. ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T DETECTIVE COMICS #881 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by JOCK and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Cover by JOCK This is it – the finale so twisted, so shocking we can’t even begin to give away details here! Be there for the extra-sized conclusion of the acclaimed run by Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla. DETECTIVE COMICS #881 is the issue everyone will be talking about. Believe it. On sale AUGUST 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T BATMAN AND ROBIN #26 Written by DAVID HINE Art by GREG TOCCHINI Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM 1:10 Variant cover by J.G. JONES Le Jardin Noir – France’s very own Arkham Asylum – falls under siege! Someone has freed the lunatics, and unless they can be stopped, they’ll turn Paris into a surreal Hell on Earth! Batman and Robin join Nightrunner in a mind-bending battle with the strangest lineup of villains this side of Bizarro World. On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM #4-5 Written by SCOTT SNYDER and KYLE HIGGINS Art and covers by TREVOR MCCARTHY 1:25 Variant covers by DUSTIN NGUYEN Batman, Red Robin, Robin and Black Bat are all thrown into a race against time as The Architect’s true plan is revealed! But what does that mean for Oswald Cobblepot and Tommy Elliot? And just how does the first Super Villain of Gotham City factor into The Architect’s plot to destroy the city’s first families? Be here for the exciting penultimate issue! And in issue #5, it’s Batman vs. The Architect! The downfall of a major Gotham family! The betrayal of Damian Wayne! It’s all here in this final issue, plus the untold fate of Gotham City’s first Super Villain! Be here as GATES OF GOTHAM sets the stage for a bold new direction in the Bat books! Issue #4 on sale AUGUST 3 Issue #5 on sale AUGUST 17 4 and 5 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY #5 Written by PAUL DINI Art and cover by CARLOS D’ANDA The miniseries that leads you into the video game comes to its dramatic conclusion. The die is cast and the criminal gulag known as Arkham City is now in place. But even with its imposing walls and security measures, is anyone in Gotham City really going to feel safe with a legion of criminals living next door? Batman’s determined to enter the belly of the beast and find out just who is pulling the strings. On sale AUGUST 24 • 5 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BATGIRL #24 Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER Art by PERE PEREZ Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN Stephanie Brown has done her best to put her past behind her, but as the Repears’ mysterious client stands revealed, Batgirl’s going to learn the hard way that those who fail history are doomed to repeat it. This issue has it all: Secrets unearthed! Alliances broken! Splash pages! On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BATMAN BEYOND #8 Written by ADAM BEECHEN Art by CHRIS BATISTA and RICH PEROTTA Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN Batman’s slipperiest foe steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for a “Legends of the Dark Knight” issue that reveals, for the first time, the full story of Inque! Her past is blacker than anyone ever knew… and considering the new ally she’s fallen in with, her future could be darker still! On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T RED ROBIN #26 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art and cover by MARCUS TO and RAY MCCARTHY Ready to operate from his new HQ, Red Robin knows that before he can fulfill his crimefighting destiny, he must close out one outstanding issue. His father’s killer, Captain Boomerang, was brought back to life… The time has come for him to return to the grave! On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #26 Written by PETER CALLOWAY Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and LORENZO RUGGIERO Cover by GUILLEM MARCH A secret that goes back to the very first issue of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS will be revealed at last! But will it spell the end of the Sirens? One thing is certain – none of them will be the same! On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T BIRDS OF PREY #15 Written by MARC ANDREYKO Art and cover by BILLY TUCCI In the concluding chapter of “War and Remembrance,” Lady Blackhawk and the original Phantom Lady are in the clutches of an enemy whose evil has lain dormant for decades! Can the Birds of Prey find and rescue their captured compatriots before it’s too late for them…and the world? This is the thrilling conclusion to a story fifty years in the making! Written by fan-favorite MANHUNTER scribe Marc Andreyko and featuring breathtaking artwork by the amazing Billy Tucci! On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Tags : adam beechen , andres guinaldo , andy clarke , Batman , batman and robin , batman incorporated , batman: the dark knight , billy tucci , birds of prey , bryan q. miller , carlos d’anda , chris batista , chris burnham , david finch , david hine , dustin nguyen , fabian nicieza , francesco francavilla , frazer irving , grant morrison , greg tocchini , guillem march , j.g. jones , jay fabok , jock , kyle higgins , lorenzo ruggiero , marc andreyko , marcus to , paul dini , pere perez , peter calloway , ray mccarthy , rich perotta , ryan winn , scott snyder , steve scott , Tony Daniel , trevor mccarthy This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 11:00 am and is filed under Sneak Peeks . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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Duke Nukem Tears into Comics

IDW Publishing and Gearbox have joined forces to bring “The King” to comics for the very first time, in DUKE NUKEM: GLORIOUS BASTARD.

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Marvel and the FDNY Team for Fire Safety

Marvel and the FDNY Team for Fire Safety

At a special event in New York City’s Midtown Comics today, Marvel and the New York City Fire Department were proud to debut the result of a great collaboration for an even greater cause: the new fire safety comic book featuring Marvel’s own Avengers. The unveiling drew a crowd of media coverage, including press from NY1, WABC, the Wall Street Journal, CUNY Student News, and more. Of course, the Marvel.com team was also on hand to bring you news about this amazing team-up – check out the gallery below for photos with video to come!

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Trailer for Superman Motion Picture Anthology Blu-Ray Release

This summer, Warner Home Video will be giving all five live-action SUPERMAN films the Blu-Ray treatment. For the first time, all four Christopher Reeve movies, both Richard Donner extended cuts, and Superman Returns will be packaged together in newly remastered high definition. Spanning over eight discs, this collection includes 20 hours of bonus features. Tags : christopher reeve , richard donner , Superman , superman anthology , superman returns , warner home video This entry was posted on Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 11:00 am and is filed under Beyond Comics , From the Editors , News , Sneak Peeks . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

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