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The Comics News Thread - Thread Title Updated for DouglasDanger!

wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Graphic Violence
Hey dudes, Geebs gave me the okay to start a general news thread. This is the thread to discuss the many news items that pop up concerning comics, many of which don't merit their own thread but are worth noting and talking about. We'll leave it up to your judgment as to what actually ought to be in its own thread, but I imagine most stuff in here will be stuff about talent coming onto books, new books, exclusivity deals, and the like. This should cut down on news getting posted in the Question thread and other non-related threads.

Anyway, I'll kick the thread off with this announcement, courtesy of Newsarama: Aaron Lopresti to pencil Wonder Woman. For anyone who has been reading Ms. Marvel the last couple years, this is really a no-brainer. Lopresti's got a talent for drawing hot chicks kicking ass, he's pretty good with technical drawings and expressions, and he's timely. Paired with a good writer, he's got the chops to do an extended run with consistently high quality. As sad as I was to see him leave Marvel, I'm glad he got this gig because it'll really play to his strengths. I may actually have to start reading Wonder Woman again.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    http://www.newsarama.com/dcnew/WonderWoman/WonderWoman_Lopresti.html

    wow the top of her legs look weird. there should be creases in her wonder panties

    And why do you always say, "I'm sad that he's leaving Marvel." or "I'm glad he's a Marvel exclusive."? I understand you read mostly Marvel, but the way you put it is like you just want DC (and other publishers) gone completely. (this is not a marvel vs dc statement)

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  • DrakeonDrakeon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Hey dudes, Geebs gave me the okay to start a general news thread. This is the thread to discuss the many news items that pop up concerning comics, many of which don't merit their own thread but are worth noting and talking about. We'll leave it up to your judgment as to what actually ought to be in its own thread, but I imagine most stuff in here will be stuff about talent coming onto books, new books, exclusivity deals, and the like. This should cut down on news getting posted in the Question thread and other non-related threads.

    Anyway, I'll kick the thread off with this announcement, courtesy of Newsarama: Aaron Lopresti to pencil Wonder Woman. For anyone who has been reading Ms. Marvel the last couple years, this is really a no-brainer. Lopresti's got a talent for drawing hot chicks kicking ass, he's pretty good with technical drawings and expressions, and he's timely. Paired with a good writer, he's got the chops to do an extended run with consistently high quality. As sad as I was to see him leave Marvel, I'm glad he got this gig because it'll really play to his strengths. I may actually have to start reading Wonder Woman again.

    Simone just started her run on WonderWoman (great so far), so you're in luck.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Keith: I read mostly Marvel, so a good creator working for or exclusive to Marvel is a good thing for me. An awesome creator leaving Marvel and becoming exclusive to DC isn't so good for me, as I read about 3 DC books. I guess I'll ramp down that rhetoric when exclusivity stops being a practice in the industry or when I stop reading mostly Marvel. And I have nothing against DC (quite the opposite, really), but I have much less invested in their properties, so you can understand why I'm less interested in creators going on or off their books. Now if Lopresti had been announced for GL or GLC, I probably would've been over the moon.

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You know I've been meaning to pickup WW, guess I'll start with #20

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    you should start with issue #14

    it's not like the Dodsons aren't amazing artists

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    you should start with issue #14

    it's not like the Dodsons aren't amazing artists

    See I thought about this, but well, what issue are we at now?

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax AU REVOIR Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    17 is coming out soon.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    smokmnky wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    you should start with issue #14

    it's not like the Dodsons aren't amazing artists

    See I thought about this, but well, what issue are we at now?

    Last one out was #16. #17 is scheduled for February 13th

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Funny enough, I started reading Wonder Woman on the strength of the Dodson's art. The scheduling problems were what caused me to stop buying it, but I'm still a big fan of the Dodsons.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    http://www.newsarama.com/marketreport/dec08sales.html

    man it is sad when Ultimates 3 sells more than the Sinestro Corps War

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  • RansRans Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Still, a hell of a nice boost for GL. DC's number two property for the month. This has been a case of a storyline/cross-over finishing in a stronger position than when it started.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Ultimates 3 got a shitload of hype, especially considering all the goodwill towards the first two series. I expect it to drop quite a bit for the next issue.

    Looking over the numbers, it looks like a good showing for most of the books I read that month. Messiah Complex looks like it's a real hit.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Ultimates 3 got a shitload of hype, especially considering all the goodwill towards the first two series. I expect it to drop quite a bit for the next issue.

    Looking over the numbers, it looks like a good showing for most of the books I read that month. Messiah Complex looks like it's a real hit.

    I expect it to drop when after #2 hits we don't see #3 for months

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Nah, my understanding is they got a good lead time on the miniseries in order to get all the issues out on time. I fully expect it to be done by April.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax AU REVOIR Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    It's apparently all done, actually. Or so I've heard.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    http://www.newsarama.com/marketreport/dec08sales.html

    man it is sad when Ultimates 3 sells more than the Sinestro Corps War
    A new big title #1 is going to sell better than an event steeped in continuity most of the time.

    Also, it is funny to see the Countdown numbers drop each and every week.

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Nah, my understanding is they got a good lead time on the miniseries in order to get all the issues out on time. I fully expect it to be done by April.

    Loeb said on the latest word balloon that it was done (season 3) and that he was already working on that new crossover following ultimate power

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yeah Ultimates 3 is already completley finished

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Exclusivity is what is wrong with comics, dudes.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I dunno. I understand that exclusivity brings much desired stability for people in a relatively volatile field. They get healthcare benefits and the like as well as guaranteed work for a set number of years. That's not really a bad thing if you're a creator, especially since the contracts still allow you to work on other properties at any other publisher except the other of the big 2.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton #1 GB Packer Fan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=144015

    New Matt Fraction Word Balloon podcast. Also - The Order is cancelled with issue #10. :(

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Wait...I thought the Order was doing well. D:

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    He says Allred is doing pages for the Orson Annual. I don't remember seeing that before.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    http://www.newsarama.com/marketreport/dec08sales.html

    man it is sad when Ultimates 3 sells

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That's some interesting stuff from the Fraction interview. I didn't know he was doing YA Presents, so that actually makes me pretty happy. Also, I really ought to go get on the PWJ bandwagon, since the issues I've read so far have been good. Same with the Order, even though it's getting the can.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    That's some interesting stuff from the Fraction interview. I didn't know he was doing YA Presents, so that actually makes me pretty happy. Also, I really ought to go get on the PWJ bandwagon, since the issues I've read so far have been good. Same with the Order, even though it's getting the can.

    What?

    NOOOOOOOOOOO

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Wait...I thought the Order was doing well. D:

    As of November it sold 29k. Which is pretty good for a new book, with an all new cast, and limited interaction with the Marvel Universe. But it probably isn't so good for a book with pretty high profile talent like Kitson and Fraction on it.

    I'm kind of disappointed though. I was really looking forward to getting the trade, and for Marvel to cancel the series before I even got a chance to support it in my preferred format kind of sucks. Plus, to cancel it with only a handful of issues actually out just seems weird. Maybe they're hoping that the community will rally behind the book Manhunter-style or something.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton #1 GB Packer Fan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think they're clearing his plate for more high-profile work. As long as he keeps working on Iron Fist, I don't care.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    In an earlier word balloons podcast he said he could probably do four monthly books (Casanova, PWJ, IIF and a fourth that became The Order). While I enjoy the book and right now hate all of you who don't read it with a burning passion, I hope it means he can do an Orson book or something equally pulpy.
    Fraction's upcoming Thor special...

    Oh HELLS YEAH

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    They're cancelling The Order? Why??? Because it's one of the best new books out there?

    Dammit. Now I'm upset.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I suspect it's low sales relative to what they're paying the creators working on it.

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  • Fuck, the Order is the first book I've ever been actually upset about being canceled. Shit, now I hope they put Fraction on a Spidey arc or something.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton #1 GB Packer Fan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fraction wrote the Spectacular Spider-Man annual from last year, and it was terrific. He's listed as a writer on the "Divided We Stand" X-Men special, so I'm assuming we'll see him on an X-book at some point.

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fraction wrote the Hawkeye YA:Presents, oh hell ya! only bummer is that it's #6 so I have to wait till may/june :(

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fraction on an X-book would be fantastic.

    But I am quite upset about The Order getting canned.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well in the podcast he doesn't seem too broken up, so while I think that blows I'm not going to get upset or anything. Just savor what's left, and hope he is on an x-book.

    Speaking of which, he mentioned that he's made a couple of proposals on an Orson book. I guess it's just too much AWESOME a month or something, because there is no other rational excuse.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    A bi-monthly Orson Randall book would be fine indeed. Also a five issue "Immortal Weapons" mini, where each issue features the immortal weapons except Davos and Danny.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The one-shots sounds a lot more likely.

    Also, to get back to this being a general news thread and not just Iron Fist-wank: Fraction said the TPB for Seven Capital Cities of Heaven is going to be huge: IIF 8-14 (which is 34pgs), plus both Orson one-shots.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    rumour is that Fraction is writing Young X-Men

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton #1 GB Packer Fan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Guggenheim is writing Young X-Men.

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