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DCMe? Redux: When Interesting Comics Fail

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So lotsa funnybooks happened while I was on blog vacation. So many that I’ll play catch-up with some capsule reviews here in a bit. But first, I wanted to talk about a bit of news that’s broken this past week: the “DCYou” publishing initiative, known internally as the “Batgirling” of the line, has evidently been a dismal failure. DC Comics posted a two million dollar shortfall in expected profits for the last quarter, anyway, and that would seem to indicate a fairly negative [...]

DC ME?! Comics’ Oldest Publisher Re-Invents Itself (Again)

June 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

I do my best not to talk about publishers around here. I just don’t get the fascination comics fans have with them. Nobody cares who publishes the new Stephen King novel, after all. So why should I care who publishes the new Alan Moore? Just because it’s comics? That’s a terrible reason. It’s the writers and artists who make the things worth reading, so it’s the writers and artists that I focus on. Every once in a while, though, a publisher does something [...]

Alan Moore’s Immortal Love

December 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

Hey, remember how we were supposed to get a vinyl 7-inch included as part of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier? I mean, I know it’s been a while. Five years, to be precise. But surely you remember Black Dossier: You know. The sourcebook? The odd man out of the League volumes? The one with the startling 3D section that allows you to see things best left unseen? The one with the Tijuana Bible based on 1984? Ah, that’s right. It took the porn to bring it all back. [...]