‘Starlight’ #1: Millar & Parlov Send A Pretty Postcard From A Place You’ve Already Visited [Review]
By Kevin Church
Did you like The Incredibles and Flash Gordon? Are you completely unaware of the existence of Grant Morrison’s take on English sci-fi icon Dan Dare? Then you are the perfect audience for Starlight, a new Image Comics project by Mark Millar and Goran Parlov that waves its influences in front of your face and hopes that’s enough to accomplish what the actual book does not.
Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance podcast, covering the latest comic book entertainment news topics. Joining Senior Editors Andy Khouri and Caleb Goellner for this episode is CA writer Matt D. Wilson for a conversations about the the keynote address delivered by Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson to the ComicsPro Retailer Conference in Atlanta. Stephenson made a characteristically iconoclastic and not altogether unassailable presentation, urging retailers to become community leaders, abandon their support of gimmicky, high-priced publishing practices, and draw a distinction between good and bad comics.
We’ll contrast Stephenson’s remarks with those of Dan DiDio, his counterpart at DC Comics, one of the stop superhero publishers, who in an interview this week confirmed plans to double— even triple-down — on weekly comics, crossovers and 3D covers, publishing strategies that are seemingly exactly the sort of thing Stephenson that criticized.
There are only two kinds of comics that matter: good comics and bad comics.
By Joe Hughes
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga continues to be honored in the awards circuit. After picking up three Eisner Awards at this year’s Comic-Con — sweeping the three categories for which it was nominated — the title has now taken home the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.
By Joe Hughes
This was a big day for Image Comics. At their annual Image Expo, the publisher announced several upcoming titles from top flight creators. Mixed in with all of those announcements, however, was rather significant news about its digital content: starting today, Image Comics is now selling DRM-free digital versions of all its digital comics on its newly relaunched website, making it the first major U.S. comics publisher to make such a move.
Not really fan art, since it’s a variant cover, but maybe some inspiration for your MORNING GLORIES fan art. Be sure to submit it by Friday!
Jamie McKelvie (PHONOGRAM, YOUNG AVENGERS) cover for MORNING GLORIES 027.
If you want this cover, let your retailer know! Diamond Order Code MAR138125
Here’s a preview of MARA, available today at your local comic shop or digitally on comiXology! I’m really pleased to be working on my first miniseries with such an awesome creative team. Seriously, they are wizards, so I hope you guys enjoy!
Acclaimed creator BRIAN WOOD (The Massive, DMZ, Demo, Northlanders) and brilliant newcomer MING DOYLE (The Loneliest Astronauts, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you MARA, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports-and war-obsessed future. Young Mara Prince is at the top of the world, a global celebrity in a culture that prizes physical achievement above all else. After she manifests supernatural abilities on live TV, she becomes famous all over again but for the worst reasons. Integrating themes of superpowers, celebrity worship, corporate power, feminism, and political brinksmanship, MARA takes a classic genre to new places.