Mark Millar offers retailers across the world the chance to “Win Mark Millar” by placing the largest order of Supercrooks, his latest Millarian recasting of superhero iconography, already optioned as a film. “Please just don’t let it be some hell-hole,” Millar said to no one in particular.
Indie Comics: The L.A. Zine Fest celebrates a moribund art form that often employs comics, whose practitioners display the energy and passion often found in the underground scene of the 1960s and 1970s. The Obliterary Journal is out to destroy all non-illustrated writing, with the sheer power of its comics and heavily illustrated prose. And elsewhere in the borderlands between heavily illustrated books and text-heavy comics lies Deepak Chopra’s Kama Sutra. I think it’s lying in the explosive lotus position or something like that.
J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell are bringing back their Danger Girl series and managed to get USA Today‘s attention with it. I’m not exactly sure how. Elsewhere, award-winning cartoonist Derf Backderf recounts his childhood with Jeffrey Dahmer.
Comics and Video Games: Penny Arcade, the most or one of the most popular webcomics for over a decade, is well known for the gaming-related blogging of its scriptwriter, Jerry Holkins. Now it’s doing something a little more elaborate: the Penny Arcade Report is a more journalistic gaming news blog, run by longtime Ars Technica writer Ben Kuchera.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has Phoenix Wright teaming up with Dr. Strange, and to be bored by that is to be tired of life.
Archie: This isn’t really news to industry observers, but Archie Comics is in the midst of a bizarre power struggle between its “co-CEOs,” each of whom claim the other has indulged in wildly inappropriate behavior. Here are some facts, though: Nancy Silberkleit never really had contractual authority over anything but “scholastic and live theatrical endeavors,” not exactly Archie Comics’ chief profit centers. Jon Goldwater has presided over the company’s actual publishing renaissance, which has continued uninterrupted as Silberkleit was barred from the offices by court order. She has also openly admitted to contacting freelancers in order to commission a special Archie comic about bullying, an allegory of how she feels her company has treated her. These are facts. Draw your conclusions.