Comic book publishers dismiss Marvel exec's comments as 'rubbish'

Comic book publishers have slammed the recent comments made by a Marvel executive who blamed the inclusion of more diverse and female characters for its declining sales as “ill-judged” and “a load of rubbish”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lionel Shriver dismissed as contest judge after her dismissive comments about diversity in publishing

Writer Lionel Shriver, best known for her novel “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” has lost her spot as a judge for a writing contest after she published a column in the Spectator mocking a diversity drive in Britain’s division of Penguin Random House. Shriver was responding to an email she’d seen,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Audio partners with comic book publisher Rebellion

Penguin Random House UK has announced a new partnership between its audio division and Rebellion, a publisher of comic books, fiction and video games, in response to increasing demand for science fiction audio. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 22:09:16 UTC ]
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Dead Reckoning, Marvel Team to Publish ‘Atlas at War’ Combat Comics

Dead Reckoning, the graphic novel imprint of the Naval Institute Press, has teamed with Marvel Comics to produce 'Atlas at War,' a hardcover collection of classic combat comics stories created by a group of now-acclaimed artists, among them Jack Kirby, Bernie Krigstein, and John Severin. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Marvel is turning some of its best-known comic books into audiobooks

Marvel's interest in digital audio isn't limited to podcasts. The media giant and Dreamscape Media have reached a deal to turn dozens of better-known comic books into audiobooks, including Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men and Daredevil: The Man W... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-06-03 00:25:00 UTC ]
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As Comic Book Industry Grows, Smaller Publishers Learn to Adapt

Midtown Comics in New York. Movie and TV adaptations have fueled growth in the comic book industry: Sales in 2018 rose $80 million from the previous year. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Captain Marvel': Will Brie Larson's superhero go higher, further, faster than comic book storyline?

Carol Danvers did not have any superpowers when she made her Marvel Comics debut, but she was always meant to be a star. She’ll soon be seen soaring on the big screen in “Captain Marvel,” out March 8, as the first female superhero to headline her own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best of Stan Lee’s Marvel Comic Books

From the first hundred issues of Fantastic Four to the genesis of the Incredible Hulk, these comics define some of the very best of Stan Lee's canon. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2018-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazing Marvel comic book covers from the Golden Age of Stan Lee

Lee created or co-created a stable of superhero characters that drove the comics industry for decades and continues to drive Hollywood profits today. To celebrate the life and work of Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics pioneer who passed away at the age of 95 today, we rounded up some classic covers... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-11-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming

Inside the DC Universe Experience at Comic-Con International in San Diego. DC Entertainment used the interactive experience to promote its upcoming streaming service. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marvel joins Madefire's digital comic book collection

Madefire's digital comic book platform is a good way to spice up stories that you may have read countless times, but its catalog has always had a conspicuous gap: namely, there were no Marvel comics. That ends today. Madefire has added Marvel to its... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix buys Scottish comic book publisher Millarworld

Netflix has bought Scottish comic book publisher Millarworld in its first ever acquisition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix Makes First Acquisition With Comic-Book Publisher

Netflix announced its first-ever acquisition, snapping up a comic-book publisher and pushing a strategy that has also been popular with major Hollywood studios for years: Superheroes.Netflix agreed to buy Millarworld, the publisher behind characters and stories like "Kingsman" and "Old Man... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix’s First Acquisition Is Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

Netflix has acquired the comic book publisher Millarworld, giving the streaming service a handful of new titles even as it continues to build out its Marvel world. Today, Netflix announced the deal as its first acquisition, which gives it comic titles such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Wanted. Terms... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Marvel fires artist Ardian Syaf over religious references in X-Men comic book

Marvel sacks X-Men artist Ardian Syaf after he hid religious references in a current issue of the comic. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2017-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Publisher IDW Is Using Its Comic Book Experience To Build A TV Brand

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Who Will Make You Sick of Comic Book Movies, DC or Marvel?

With the abundance of comic book movies being made there’s bound to be backlash, but will it be Marvel or DC that pushes us over the edge? The post Who Will Make You Sick of Comic Book Movies, DC or Marvel? appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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A trio of international publishing sales executives reflect on the different attitudes toward book pricing across the world, wondering what the future holds. The post Publishing Sales Execs Consider the Future of Book Pricing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Comics Publishers Lure Bestselling Book Authors

Bestselling authors George R.R. Martin and Chuck Palahniuk and director Quentin Tarantino, along with their respective comics publishers Avatar Press, Dark Horse, and Dynamite Entertainment, generated a lot of attention at the recent Comic-Con International about their forthcoming comics projects. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ka-Pow! Marvel Opens Massive Comic Book Images Archive And API To Fans, Developers

The home of Captain America, Spider-Man, and many other beloved comic book heroes is setting them loose on the world. Hulk fans: happy.What's the sound of 8,000 beloved comic book characters storming the globe? We're about to find out.Read Full Story     Continue reading at Fast Company

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