Last night was Preview Night at Comic Con and several announcements were made. Keep an eye on this blog for the latest collected edition news from Comic Con 2011 and come back on Wednesday, July 27 for my Comic Con 2011 Wrap Up Podcast Special!
- Marvel: Season One will be a new graphic novel line, re-telling various classic Marvel stories in a kid friendly format. Here’s a sneak peak of Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and Daredevil thanks to iFanboy
- A nice video of Rob Liefeld And Robert Kirkman’s The Infinite Hardcover – Thanks to Rich, Bleeding Cool
- Echoes HC by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal; Hardcover, 160 pages, grayscale with a color section, $19.99 (Top Cow)
- Following on the heels of Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition and Walt Simonson’s Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition, is Wally Wood’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition. Painstaking restored to the absolute best version available The book will be published in October, $125 for 144 pages, 15 x 22 inches. Two more volumes will also be announced by IDW through the show. Note: I checked with IDW last night and this does not mean that IDW has picked up the full EC license to reprint the defunct Archives from Gemstone.
- Four books from Craig Yoe and his IDW imprint Yoe Books will be debuting at the Con: Amazing 3-D Comics!, The Big Book of Barney Bear, Archie’s Madhouse, and Krazy Kat and the Art of George Herriman. – Thanks to Torsten, The Beat
Drawn and Quarterly
- Editor-In-Chief and Publisher Chris Oliveros announced that they acquired world English rights to Jerusalem: Chronicles From The Holy City, a graphic novel memoir from Guy Delisle. The first printing will be 30,000, Spring 2012. – Thanks to Tom at Comics Reporter
- Freakshow TPB by David Server, Jackson Lanzing, and Joe Suitor; 132 pages, full color, $14.95
Exhibit A Press
- Supernatural Law: The Life Partner Of Frankenstein by Batton Lash; 60 pages, $10.95
Self Published Work
- Scrambled And Hardboiled Sketchbook by Creator: Jamal Igle; 30 pages, full color, each sketchbook signed by Jamal, $15.00
- Ties: A Chronicle Of Letters GN by Emily McGuiness
Thanks to Rich, Bleeding Cool for the four items above
- At the ICv2 Conference it was stated that there was a 7% growth in the bookstore market for graphic novels. The comic shop market had 6% decline in graphic novel sales, however the overall total of graphic novel sales is up 3% for the first six months of this year. Scott Pilgrim and Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead were both a big factors. I’m sure the movie and the TV series helped out a little, too. At a glance this does not look good for the average comic shop. The availability of an online store like Amazon.com or even Borders or B&N, with their big discounts can make the buy process much easier.
In Other News
- Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) has signed with Villard to publish Seconds (2013). – Thanks to Publishers Weekly
- MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond is self publishing a new book entitled, “The Mad Art of Caricature!.” The book is 170+ pages and contains hundreds of illustrations, step-by-step techniques, tips, and in-depth theories on the art caricature. Book ships in September. – Thanks to Alan Gardner, Daily Cartoonist
- The New York Times Art Section (Sunday) had a feature on the upcoming We3 Deluxe Edition from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, including some extra pages. – Thanks to the Vertigo Blog