December 26, 2017
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Alex Hoffman on I'm Not Here
* not comics: these
are near-final numbers for the Justice League
movies, and those domestic figures are rough
. These don't have an effect on the comics as much as you'd think, although it does seem that DC didn't come through with a single film to single book strategy as they have with some of their past movies. I don't know why they'd ever abandon that strategy. Maybe I just couldn't figure out the book.
* I enjoyed this positive summation of alt-weeklies
, once one of the great collective comics delivery systems. I'm not sure I'd agree with much if it were broken down point by point, but it's very sweet.
* finally, this kind of thing is so dumb
. There is so much money to be made mythologizing Stan and Jack together
, exponentially more than Stan by himself. All the moral and ethical issues aside -- and they shouldn't be put aside -- Marvel is leaving money and priceless branding on the table. At some point they're going to move to a lot more non Stan/Jack characters in the other-media efforts, at which point not only will this moment will have been lost, you lose being able to do a round two based on the lack of a Stan/Jack foundation with like a "class of 1980" equivalent to the Nine Old Men and whatever they're calling the foundational guys of the Quesada era.
posted 1:05 am PST
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