Thursday, January 22, 2015

Comics Roundup with PW

Marvel Merges Its Universes With 'Secret Wars'
In a huge shakeup for their publishing program, Marvel is combining its fictional universes and rebooting most of its titles starting with the May event 'Secret Wars.' more

Image Comics Is Now the #2 Graphic Novel Publisher
Image Comics announced sales gains and 19 new titles at their fourth Image Expo earlier this month. more

Je Suis Charlie Campaign Raises $40,000
PW’s Je Suis Charlie campaign to support free expression has raised $40,000 in contributions that will be donated to five organizations that support free speech. more

March: Book Two: Comic Books and Social Justice
An unlikely comic book creator, Rep. John Lewis has became an inspiration to a new generation of comics fans with the publication of 'March: Book Two,' the second volume of his bestselling Civil Rights era graphic memoir. more

The Return of Milestone Media
Milestone Media, the pioneering African-American owned comic book company cofounded by the late Dwayne McDuffie, is being revived by cofounders Reggie Hudlin, Denys Cowans, and Derek Dingle. more

Four Questions for...Gene Luen Yang
PW spoke with the cartoonist, a two-time nominee for the National Book Award, about his forthcoming graphic novel Secret Coders, comics in the classroom, and how the medium has changed since he launched his career in the mid-1990s. more

Comics Beat: The Devastator Surveys Comicon Exhibitors
According to a survey of more than 100 exhibitors at comic-cons and comic arts festivals, the average booth at a comic-con made $1,000 and the average CAF booth made $615. MORE 

LA Times: Will Comic-Con Leave San Diego?
Once again, other cities are pitching Comic-Con International on moving out of San Diego, thanks to the stalled expansion of the SD Convention Center. MORE 

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