- Peter Clarke (18 September 1935 – 16 December 2012) was a British cartoonist who won a prestigious ‘Cartoonist of the Year’ award.
- The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012 by Brain Pickings
- Ben Fountain Wins the Center for Fiction’s 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
- iFanboy’s 2012 Book of the Year: JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND - Ron, Josh and Conor did an excellent job on their pick.
- Trade Waiting – Top 10 Comics of the Year from The Weekly Crisis - In contrast to iFanboy, The Weekly Crisis had a very different take on 2012.
- Hardman and Bechko Resurrect “Star Wars: Legacy” - Yeah, but for how long? See the Star Wars link below.
- Valiant Looks Back on 2012, Forward to 2013
Law / Business
- “Star Wars” License Shifts To Marvel In 2013 - Pick up that new Star Wars #1 from Dark Horse in January, it may just be worth something someday.
- DC Entertainment Announces Vertigo Editorial Promotions and DC Comics promotes Bob Harras and Hank Kanalz - Lots of changes at DC this week. Let’s hope it all works out.
- Scholastic’s Revenue Down 10% for Q2
- Devil’s Due Entertainment is back with new pubs, goals - This may be one to watch in 2013. I don’t expect anything huge, but it is good to see them back in business. I wish them well.
- DC does retain rights to the Spirit Archives - As they should. DC did an excellent job on these (and the one from Dark Horse). I’m happy I own the complete set. But DC should get these back in print, which according to the article, they will.
- Gail Simone Rehired as Writer for Batgirl - Wait. What?
News / Announcements / PR
- The CBLDF Annual Report
- Hermes Press to publish archival reprint of pre-code Brenda Starr - It doesn’t say so on the PR, but this book will reprint Brenda’s first appearances from Four Star publications, as well as, Superior.
- I Say, I Say… Son! A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson - This book has been out for a few weeks. If you like the classic toons of the 50s and 60s this is for you.
- Astonishing X-Men Ultimate Collection Book 2 TP (Marvel Comics)
- Savage Hawkman Vol. 1: Darkness Rising TP (DC Comics)
- Batman: Detective Comics Volume 1: Faces of Death (DC Comics)
…and at the end of the shelf:
- Montgomery Burns explains the fiscal cliff
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