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Quote Of The Day: Jim Starlin on The Avengers

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Thanos Quest

"How weird is this? The Thanos Quest, a comic Ron Lim and I did more than two decades ago, is this past month's #1 best selling comic. All it takes is a little film exposure, apparently."

- Jim Starlin, writing on his Facebook Timeline

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[Artwork: The Thanos Quest]


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Quote Of The Day: Timothy Truman

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Grateful Dead Comix 2In case you've been wondering what Timothy Truman's been up to lately:

“Got a call from Grateful Dead Productions yesterday. They've asked to paint the covers for all 4 CDs of the 2013 run of the new 'Dave's Picks' series. Needless to say, I accepted! Will be doing 5 covers altogether -- 1 each quarter plus a cover for the bonus editions. Yep, purty cool gig! This week: cover for the last issue of Jeff Lamire's Vertigo comics series, Sweet Tooth & wrapping up the script for King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon issue 2. Next week: a cover for IDW's Judge Dredd & another for a special Joe Kubert Tribute issue of Comic Book Creator magazine.”

Timothy Truman
(Taken from his Facebook page)

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Quote Of The Day: Dan Mishkin on Amethyst

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, DC Comics

Amethyst"With the mini-Amethyst boom that’s going on right now, I’ve read something like the following a couple of times this week: 'In the 1980s, DC Comics invented Amethyst to try to tap into a girl audience.' Which manages to make the company sound both more creative and more crass than the reality I remember.

To clarify: DC didn’t invent Amethyst, Gary Cohn and Ernie Colón and I did; and no one at DC was telling writers and artists back then to come up with a way of reaching a girl audience.

But where the folks at DC -- Jenette Kahn and Paul Levitz in particular -- deserve huge credit is in the fact that they supported Amethyst even though they knew it had *very little chance* of selling well in the comics market of the time.

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Quote Of The Day: Superman & Wonder Woman

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Superman and Wonder Woman

“Can't you hear Diana Prince whining to Hippolyta, 'Kal-El isn't just any superboy, Mother! He's the only one who truly understands me and loves me for who I am!' while Kal-El is whining something similar to the hologram of Jor-El? This better not turn into Twilight for fanboys.”

Lance Mannion, writing about the happy coupling of Superman and Wonder Woman

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[Artwork: Superman & Wonder Woman]


Quote Of The Day: James Wolcott & Steve Ditko

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Strange Suspense"Strip Vertigo of its haunting, Wagnerian eternal-return score by Bernard Herrmann and you've got a muddled Orphic saga that looks like a not-great Steve Ditko comic with a performance by Kim Novak that exerts all the erotic mystery and allure of a burlap bag."

James Wolcott @ Vanity Fair

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[Artwork: Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1]
 


Quote Of The Day: Ed Brubaker

Fatale

“[I'm] beginning a shift from work-for-hire to books I own, instead. I hit a point with the work-for-hire stuff where I was starting to feel burned out on it. Like my tank is nearing empty on superhero comics, basically. It's been a great job, and I think I found ways to bring my voice to it, but I have a lot of other things I want to do as a writer, too, so I'm going to try that for a while instead.”

- Ed Brubaker in an interview with Tom Spurgeon

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Quote Of The Day: Jim Starlin

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Thanos by Jim Starlin

“This is probably one of the first concept drawings of Thanos I ever did, long before I started working at Marvel. Jack Kirby's Metron is clearly the more dominant influence in this character's look. Not Darkseid. Both D and T started off much smaller than they eventually became. This was one of the drawings I had in my portfolio when I was hired by Marvel. It was later inked by Rich Buckler.”

- Jim Starlin, Cribbed from Facebook

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[Artwork: Jim Starlin's first concept drawing of you-know-who!]


Quote Of The Day: Wayne Boring on Mort Weisinger

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Wayne Boring Superman

"I was afraid I'd die and go to hell and he'd be in charge! That would have been the capper!"

Former Superman artist Wayne Boring on his former boss, DC Comics' notorious editor Mort Weisinger

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[Artwork: Wayne Boring, swiped from Live Auctioneers]


Quote Of The Day: Dan DiDio on Before Watchmen

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Before Watchmen

"I hope he looks at them with an open mind and a chance to understand this is a love letter to what he created, and more importantly that the strength of his work is allowing other people to grow and tell other stories which will hopefully inspire other creators along the way. In the way he was inspired by the creators when he was younger, we're hoping these ideas and these books are inspiring new people, so that we continue to grow the comics business as a whole."

- Dan DiDio on Alan Moore and Before Watchmen

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[Artwork: Before Watchmen, not by Alan Moore and © DC Comics]

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Quote Of The Day: The Avengers

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Movies, Reviews, Marvel Comics

Scarlett Johansson

“There's no more blatant sexism than sneering at a woman for playing 'dress-up' in a movie where the men around her are dressed in tights and robot costumes. The belief that superhero movies are a No Girls Allowed zone couldn't be more obvious.”

- Writer Amanda Marcotte on The Avengers

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[Artwork: Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow]

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