February 6, 2017
Bundled, Tossed, Untied & Stacked: Publishing News
By Tom Spurgeon
is only a preliminary cover for Drew Friedman's Chosen People
, which will focus on a range of portraiture.
* Pretending Is Lying
is out today, so this preview
is more direct advertisement than news as to what's coming, but who cares? That's an excellent book. Any attention it gets is a good thing.
* there will be a Luke Cage comic
. I like that character in the comics, but I'm not sure that in a healthy market with a Marvel working on all cylinders that anyone would choose that character for multiple titles.
* missed it: at least three graphic novels in the rights report from last week
. My counting is terrible.
* finally, Warren Ellis writes promotional material
for his forthcoming revamp/relaunch/reworking of the WildStorm properties. I think the "showrunner" set-up is smart, even though it's basically a revamp of old-fashioned editorial fiefdoms with slightly different expectations and support frameworks. The reason I like it for DC right now is it maximizes key talent. Ellis does a good job with this kind of project because he digs in in what seems like a creatively honest fashion -- for all that the characters may trade in cynical outlooks, the work itself never seems cynically concieved.
posted 3:25 pm PST
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