Nothing But Comics is about to hit our three year mark and in observance of the site’s anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite comics creators all time. This week it’s Patrick Continue reading Tuesday Top Fifteen: Our Favorite Creators Patrick
During the DC All Access Panel At Emerald City Comic Con, the publisher announced the Kamandi Challenge, where several creators will attempt to make their best Kamandi stories. These creators include Walt Simonson, Neal Adams, Gail Simone, Tom King, Bill Willingham, Steve Orlando, Marguerite Bennett, Keith Giffen, Greg Pak, Dan Abnett & more. Details at CBR. Every time I see the title I always want to scream it out like Charles Barkley does “GINOBLI!!!”
In American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s, contributor Dave Dykema notes that, in 1976, when Marvel Comics agreed to publish a comic book adaptation of the upcoming Star Wars movie, filmmaker George Lucas made two requests: “First, in order to maximize publicity, Marvel’s first two Star Wars issues had to be on the newsstands before the film came out. Second, Lucas wanted artist Howard Chaykin to draw the comic. Lucas liked Chaykin’s work on a 1973-74 three-issue run of DC’s Weird Worlds (#8-#10) starring science-fiction swashbuckler Ironwolf.”
Curious about the comic that inspired Lucas to request Chaykin for the Star Wars adaptation, Nothing But Comics takes a look at the Ironwolf strip presented in DC Comics’ Weird Worlds #8-#10.
My only experience with comic conventions has been at New York Comic Con, which had probably skewed the experience for me somewhat. Next to San Diego, NYCC is the biggest comics convention in the United States and like San Diego, that means all the comics publishers are there competing for attention and space with not only each other, but also the film & television industry, book publishers, toy companies, video games and just about anything else that is tangentially related to “geek culture” Because this was my only experience at a comic convention, it was how I viewed them even though I know that most conventions aren’t necessary like that to varying degrees. So when I had the opportunity to attend the NJ Comics Expo I was curious enough to give it a shot and in hindsight, I feel that my experience was better then I could have ever expected. Continue reading So This Is A Comics Convention: A Day At The NJ Comics Expo