- Ray Zone (May 16, 1947 – November 13, 2012) was an American film historian, author, artist, and pioneer in methods of converting flat images (in particular, comic books) into stereoscopic images.
- Bill White (1961-2012) animator, caricaturist, illustrator and comics artist.
- Will Barnet (May 25, 1911 – November 13, 2012) was an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting the human figure and animals, both in casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds.
- Barnes & Noble Lists BATMAN: EARTH ONE as one of the “Best Quirky, Beautiful, Different Books of 2012″ – Great book. Better then The two Superman ones.
- National Book Award Winners for 2012
- The First British Comic Awards
- TOTALLY MAD leads NYT Hardcover Graphic Book Best Seller List
Law / Business
- Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual–October 2012 and The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! Tops Charts, “Walking Dead” Shambles Upwards – John and I recored the latest Mayo Report. I’ll be posting a link when it goes live.
- WonderCon Remains In Anaheim For 2013
- VIZ Media Re-Ups With Simon & Schuster
- Wasting Josh Hoopes’ Time Over His Wizard Scam
- Al Feldstein & Kurtzman Estate Attempt to Regain EC Copyrights – this will be very interesting if it goes through. But I wonder how it will effect the GC reprints.
News / Announcements / PR
- The Astonishing X-Men 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection trailer – OK it’s not a book, but still a collected editions (of sorts).
- The French Punk Rock Jesus To Be Ten Pages Extra, And In Hardcover – I’m always for the “Extended DVD Editions” books.
- The Invisibles Omnibus – Marvel Vs DC Binding (videos) – These videos are always great and informative, I’m just not sure if I’ll like The Invisibles.
- Legion Lost Vol. 1: Run From Tomorrow TP (DC Comics)
- Spider-Man: Spider-Island Companion (Marvel)
- Building Stories HC (Pantheon)
…and at the end of the shelf:
- Stunning Black & White Engravings by Ian Hugo from Anaïs Nin’s Hand-Printed Under a Glass Bell, 1944 from Brain Pickings by Maria Popova
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