- Rusty Mills, 49, American animator (Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, The Replacements).
- Stan Lee Excelsior Award shortlist announced – Spoilers! Stans wins everything, himself.
- Eisner Judges Named – Excellent choices, should be tough to decide being that there is plenty of stiff competition.
- How To Apply for the Innovations in Reading Prize
- Angouleme 2013 – the shortlist
Interviews and Commentary
- Bill Everett 1950 Lev Gleason story unearthed – Blake still needs help to complete Volume 2! Please help if you can.
- Barry Nugent, live at Thought Bubble!
Law / Business
- The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! and DC Comics’ New 52 Report Card and Diamond’s Top 300 Graphic Novels for November 2012 – John and I recorded for his podcast and the episode will be out Wednesday, December 19. As always, I’ll post a blog when it goes live.
- Chicago Comics damaged in bar crawl brawl – Stupid, drunk people!
- Shuster Attorney Appeals Superman Decision
- IDW releases new schedule due to port strike delays – Important! Check and see if your books will be late.
- Comic-Con International debuts new website, more guests
- Diamond to bring Tintin merchandise to specialty stores and Belgium judge rules Tintin in the Congo is not racist – The first is cool news. The second is stupid news.
News / Announcements / PR
- Vertigo collected editions for Summer 2013 – Sandman Omnibus and Animal Man Omnibus. Aww Yeah!
- DC collected editions for May and June 2013 and DC collected editions for July and August 2013 – So much too choose from. Save me a copy of that Nightwing/Speedy trade.
- Diamond Issues Full Free Comic Book Day Title Lineup
- Weird Horrors & Daring Adventures: The Joe Kubert Archives Vol. 1 – Now in Stock – The the same vein of the Steve Ditko and Bill Everett Archives. A must own.
- I, Vampire: Tainted Love TP (DC Comics)
- Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark TP (DC Comics)
- Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (Harper)
…and at the end of the shelf:
- Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated in Motion Graphics from Brain Pickings by Maria Popova
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