Hey Kids! Comics News! for August 11, 2021
Rommel, you magnificent bastard. I SAW A LINK TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT YOUR BOOK ON HEY KIDS! COMICS NEWS!
Local comic book pro Jay Fotos came by the shop to drop off some autographed copies of his stunning new crowdfunded project Gorgon (get yours at Ash Avenue Comics for $20.00!), which brought to mind the recent theme of creators exploring avenues outside of the major publishers to offer material over which they maintain ownership. Artist Liam Sharp offered his perspective recently:
It worked out well for comic book legend/Tempe resident Todd McFarlane, who’s about to clean up with King Spawn #1 (out August 25th) to the tune of nearly half-a-million pre-orders:
Image Comics Announces Huge Sales Numbers For King Spawn #1, Dominates Marvel And DC Comics | The Mix
That is why you and I have regular baseball money and Todd has famous baseball money, my friend.
Meanwhile, DC Comics’ Alex Jaffe offers a thoughtful essay following up on Batman: Urban Legend #6’s developments regarding Tim Drake’s sexuality:
It’s reassuring to know that in the DC Universe, no curtain of discrimination is drawn between straight and gay heroes when it comes to having their arm gorily torn from their bodies.
On a related note, if the wait for the Chainsaw Man anime’s debut has got you all itchy, this free-to-read (with an account) one-shot by creator Tatsuki Fujimoto in Shonen Jump should help scratch a little:
If you’ve ever passed an idle moment imagining what Jim Shooter would look like wearing a Superman costume, Mezco Toys has the answer:
Keep on giving, comics!