Tom Spurgeon's Web site of comics news, reviews, interviews and commentary














September 20, 2017


Go, Listen: Jesse Moynihan On Process Party

image
 
posted 1:30 am PST | Permalink
 

 
This Isn't A Library: New, Notable Releases Into The Direct Market


*****

Here are the books that make an impression on me staring at this week's no-doubt largely accurate list of books shipping from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. to comic book and hobby shops across North America.

I might not buy all of the works listed here. I might not buy any. You never know. I'd sure look at the following, though.

*****


*****

The full list of this week's releases, including some titles with multiple cover variations and a long, impressive list of toys and other stuff that isn't comics, can be found here. Despite this official list there's no guarantee a comic will show up in the stores as promised, or in all of the stores as opposed to just a few. Also, stores choose what they carry and don't carry so your shop may not carry a specific publication. There are a lot of comics out there.

To find your local comic book store, check this list; and for one I can personally recommend because I've shopped there, albeit a while back, try this.

The above titles are listed with their Diamond order code in the first field, which may assist you in finding comics at your shop or having them order something for you they don't have in-stock. Ordering through a direct market shop can be a frustrating experience, so if you have a direct line to something -- you know another shop has it, you know a bookstore has it -- I'd urge you to consider all of your options.

If I failed to list your comic, that's because I hate you.

*****

*****
*****
 
posted 1:25 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 1:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 1:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were In British Columbia, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 1:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 1:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Go, Look: The Idiot In Me

image
 
posted 1:10 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Steve Foxe on all the ways that the Legacy initiative at Marvel won't save Marvel.

* John Siuntres talks to Declan Shalvey.

* go, look: Evan Dorkin draws the great Jack Kirby character Karkas. Roger Langridge draws Superman and Lois Lane.

* Ben Towle went to Quebec City to see the traveling Hergé exhibit and tells us all about it.

* Todd Klein on New Gods Special #1.

* finally: Jason draws Pennywise.
 
posted 1:05 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 55th Birthday, Bill Amend!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 43rd Birthday, Tom Williams!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 49th Birthday, Coop!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 60th Birthday, Steve Ringgenberg!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
September 19, 2017


Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News

By Tom Spurgeon
 
posted 1:25 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 1:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 1:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* RC Harvey on the true history of Eustace Tilley.

* um... good?

* Graeme McMillan profiles Ed Piskor and his forthcoming lengthy comic book of X-Men history.

* Matt Seneca on PayWall.

* John Siuntres talks to Shelly Bond. Some nice person whose name I can't find talks to Matt Wagner.

* finally, here's Michael Dean's obituary of Len Wein.
 
posted 1:05 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 56th Birthday, Cynthia Martin!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 41st Birthday, Chris Wright!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 40th Birthday, Sarah Oleksyk!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Happy 63rd Birthday, Garry Leach!

image
 
posted 1:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
September 18, 2017


Go, Look: The Traditional Chris Pitzer SPX Photo Array

image
 
posted 3:00 pm PST | Permalink
 

 
Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* this video -- I think it plays right away -- was sent to me by some folks that want to turn their screenplay into a graphic novel in order to perhaps goose its chances to see it made as a film. This is so specific to comics and how people see them. I don't even know if it works. I'm sure everyone involved is nice and well-meaning, though, and every bit of art starts somewhere.

*
 
posted 11:25 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 11:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

image
 
posted 11:20 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2017

image

*****

September 16
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Besancon, I'd Go To This (Livre Dans La Boucle)

September 17
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Besancon, I'd Go To This (Livre Dans La Boucle)

September 18
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This

September 19
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This

September 20
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In British Columbia, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 21
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Pittsburgh, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In British Columbia, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 22
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 23
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 24
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 25
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 26
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 27
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 28
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In British Columbia, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

September 30
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (TCZF)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

*****

October 1
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 2
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 3
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 4
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 5
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In British Columbia, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 6
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 7
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were Near Bristol, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 8
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In St. Petersburg, I'd Go To This (Boomfest)

October 12
* If I Were In British Columbia, I'd Go To This

October 13
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (Lakes)

October 14
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (Lakes)
* If I Were Near Nottingham, I'd Go To This (Nottingham Comic Con)
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (St. Louis Small Press Expo)

October 15
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (Lakes)

October 20
* If I Were In Mississauga, I'd Go To This (MCX)
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This

October 21
* If I Were In Mississauga, I'd Go To This (MCX)

October 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

October 27
* If I Were In Oklahoma City, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con)

October 28
* If I Were In Oklahoma City, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con)
* If I Were In Boston, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This

October 29
* If I Were In Oklahoma City, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con)

*****

Events For November 2017 Onward Listed Here

*****



*****
*****
 
posted 11:15 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Daily Blog Archives
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
 
Full Archives