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June 02022

Why Comic Books Became A More Of A Writer's And Less Of An Artist's Medium

Howard Chaykin: "[S]ince comics have evolved more into an ancillary product of IP, the powers that be- the management class, the movie-and-TV people- cannot identify what writing is in comics. They perceive the writer's job as writing, and the artist's job as illustrators. But comic book artists are- or at least should be- graphic designers in the service of narrative, pictures of narrative value, which means 'story value.' The way an artist sets up a picture is the writing of the book. The writer provides a template. And certainly in this delusional Marvel-style thing where a writer says, 'Give me a fight for five pages,' who's the writer on that? And since comic book fight scenes are external reflections of inner trauma, they are the equivalent of dance numbers or aria in ballet, opera, and musical theater, and choreography is storytelling."

[3 June 02022]

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Stan Lee Returns To Marvel Studios With Genius Brands, POW! Entertainment Licensing Deal

"Marvel has signed a 20-year deal with Stan Lee Universe, a venture between Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment, to license the name and likeness of Lee for use in future feature films and television productions, as well as Disney theme parks, various 'experiences' and merchandising."

Prepare to be haunted by Animatronic Stan Lees, and Stan Lee Holograms!

[2 June 02022]

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Strange #3 is out today

Previews: [Comics Continuum] [Graphic Policy]

Comic Book Round Up collected reviews

[1 June 02022]

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