- Stephen Douglas “Steve” Sabol (October 2, 1942 – September 18, 2012) was an American filmmaker. He was the president and one of the founders of NFL Films, along with his father Ed. He was also a widely exhibited visual artist. If you want to see violent, rugged and exquisite athleticism in motion watch NFL Films.
Announcements / PR
- Preview: The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt TP – Just in time for the new Hobbit movie.
- Elmore Leonard To Be Honored at the National Book Awards – My son saw Elmore Lenord last week at a Mike Lupica book signing at the local library.
- 2012 Ignatz Award Winners – intended to recognize outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning by small press creators or creator-owned projects published by larger publishers.
- 2012 Shuster Award Winners – given out annually for outstanding achievements in the creation of comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, and comics retailers and publishers by Canadians.
- Greg Rucka On Leaving Marvel And DC Behind – Whoa! I guess Greg won’t be working for DC or Marvel anytime soon.
Law / Business
- The Mayo Report: Analyzing August, Predicting Marvel NOW! and Sales Estimates for August, 2012 – “Avengers Vs. X-Men” Tops The Charts – John and I discussed the August 2012 Collected Edition sales numbers this week.
- Ken Penders Stops Diamond From Distributing Sonic Collections – This is an interesting development and one worth watching.
- Flash Omnibus Vol 3 May Be Recalled? – No word from DC just yet. But I’ll keep my eye on it.
- IDW Reveals Joe Kubert’s “Tarzan Of The Apes” Artist’s Edition Signed Variant – What can you say? These are just awesome!
- Fantagraphics to publish Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree – I’ve never read this, but I think I may have to now.
- Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill HC (DC Comics)
- Economix: How Our Economy Works…And Doesn’t Work (Abrams ComicArts)
…and at the end of the shelf:
- Star Wars Tie Fighter Anime – Killer!!!
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