Tuesday, January 3, 2017

100 Fascinating Comic Book Facts!


Did Stan Lee write standing up? Which comic artist used to keep one foot in a bucket of ice water to keep himself awake on overnight deadlines? What famous Superman cover original was pulled out of a trash bin moments before the garbage man came? And why are artists drawing on bowling pins?

You can find out these answers, plus 96 more over at Newsarama.com. So durned big, we hadda run it in three segments! See Part 1 here, Part 2, and hey, bring it on home with Part 3.

Read it today; you'll be glad you did!

Jim McLauchlin


Monday, January 2, 2017

Joe Quesada, first-time director

Some of Joe Quesada's storyboards for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Artist, editor, and current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has just dipped his toe in the directing pool with a four-minute short for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read all about the skills he took in and the lessons he took out over at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Patrick Brower after 17 years and 400 square feet

Patrick Brower of Challengers Comics
After 17 years in the retail trenches, Patrick Brower and his business partner, Dal Bush, decided to go it on their own. They opened Challengers Comics in Chicago, and after some learning curve and conversion of 400 square feet, the store took off.

Read Patrick's story here at the mighty icv2.com.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

1996 was a crazy year, pt. 2

Kingdom Come, one of 1996's blockbusters



Didn't we mention 1996 was a crazy year? So much so, that we had to beak our 20-years-after into two parts! You can read the second part, including Kingdom Come, above, at Newsarama.com.

Jim McLauchlin

1996 was a crazy year, pt. 1

DC Versus Marvel? One of the good things that happened!


In the comics biz, 1996 was a landmark year. Good things happened, bad things happened, and the landscape was forever changed. You can read all about it (in two chunks!) at Newsarama, part 1.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Comic Store is a Bookstore is a Comic Store

Carr D'Angelo of Earth-2 Comics actually IN the DC Comics library!
So many people (no, really!) try to use comic books as their path into Hollywood. Carr D'Angelo actually took the reverse path. You can read about him and his rather interesting stores here at the mighty icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bill Jemas does his Double Take

Bill Jemas of Double Take Comics

Bill Jemas has been around the block a few times: He's been a Wall Street lawyer, an executive for the NBA, and the CEO and publisher at Marvel Comics.

And he's now back in the publishing game with Double Take Comics, the publishing imprint from video game publisher Take Two Interactive.

Jemas has learned many lessons, and he shares the good and the bad over at icv2.


Jim McLauchlin