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PreacherOn the Demise of HBO’s Preacher

The live-action HBO series adapting Preacher is apparently dead.

Dark Knight posterThe Dark Knight Approaches $400 Million

In its third weekend of release, The Dark Knight took in an estimated $43.8 million, bringing its total domestic gross to an estimated $394.9 million. The total was the second-best third-weekend in history: Spider-Man took in $45.0… [more]

The Dark Knight posterThe Dark Knight Approaches $300 Million in 10 Days

Now in its second weekend, The Dark Knight continues to set records for the highest-grossing film over such a short duration. On Monday, 21 July, on its fourth day of release, The Dark Knight all but matched… [more]

The Dark Knight posterThe Dark Knight Breaks Records

The Dark Knight‘s debut in theatres has broken just about all the records for an opening. First, it broke the record for highest-grossing midnight showing on Friday, 18 July. The movie took in $18.5 million… [more]

currency from the Reserve Bank of IndiaComics in Indian Banking

The use of comic books as an instrumental tool in teaching difficult subjects seems to be gaining in popularity, especially in India. (Click here for one example applying to schools.) The ICICI Bank, the largest private sector… [more]

Flash and Green Lantern (Alex Ross art)Flash and Green Lantern Films Get Directors

Flash and Green Lantern movies have been given directors and new directions in the wake of the upcoming Justice League film. While work continues on Justice League, set to spin off a number of DC characters into… [more]

Mark MillarMillar Not to Write Next Superman Film

Seeing opportunity in the wake of changes to the next Superman film, Mark Millar offered to write the character’s next cinematic installment… for free. Millar, a longstanding Superman fan, made the offer on Monday in… [more]

Hugh Jackman as WolverineWolverine Film Gets Date

The upcoming Wolverine film, from 20th Century Fox, now has an official title and release date. The scheduled release date is 1 May 2009. This falls on the first official weekend of summer. As for… [more]

Amar Chitra KathaComic Books in Indian Classrooms Met with Apprehension

Teachers in Mumbai, India will be using historically based comic books to facilitate learning and draw students into the subject. In an effort to make difficult middle school classes more interesting, students in Mumbai will… [more]

111604_jlaclassified01DC Plans Justice League Classified

Grant Morrison’s long-awaited return to JLA will come as an arc in Justice League Classified, a new title. The book will feature rotating arcs, much like JLA, but these arcs will take place during various… [more]

ldThe Lady Death Shuffle

Lady Death is getting ready to settle into yet another home when Avatar begins publishing the title later this year. Avatar will be the third publisher for the character, created by Brian Pulido. After Pulido’s… [more]

Adventures_of_Superman_630Shipping Wednesday, 21 July 2004

The following comics are scheduled to ship this Wednesday, 21 July 2004.Shipping details come courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors. This list is subject to change. PREVIEWS PUBLICATIONS JUN040005 PREVIEWS ADULT VOL XIV #8 PI JUN040001… [more]

x-forceThe Last Comics Blotter

Comics Lit Spotlight in New York Times MagazineIf you are already a member or you don’t mind registering with the online version of New York Times Magazine, there is a great article by Charles McGrath… [more]

Dabel BrosYour Weekly Blotter Fix

Dabel Brothers and Devil’s Due Having a Bit of a TiffThe comic book industry is just a reality show waiting to happen. CrossGen can breathe a momentary sigh of relief as Dabel Bros. and Devil’s… [more]

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Harvey ResultsThe big winners at this year’s Harvey Awards were Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics, DC, and Craig Thompson. D&Q won five Harveys including Best Writer (Chester Brown) and Best Colorist (Chris Ware). Fantagraphics brought home… [more]

WorldWatch_02CrossGen, Austen, 2099, More

The Final Chapter? If you didn’t see this coming then I have taught you nothing. It’s no surprise that CrossGen has filed for bankruptcy. The company’s debt has risen to around $3.5 million and that… [more]

file_1115Moore, CrossGen, and News Blips

Moore LoveIn 1988 Alan Moore wrote an epic poem about the history of gay culture entitled The Mirror of Love. Now, 16 years later, Top Shelf has just released a beautiful edition of the epic.… [more]

I C 1Comics Publicity, Peter David, and More

In a nice little bit of comic book public relations, I heard Terry Gross’s interview with Steven T. Seagle this past Wednesday on National Public Radio. Seagle, writer of such Vertigo titles as Sandman Mystery… [more]

seven soldiersAnother Week, Another Blotter

News Blips In a depressing update to the Stormwatch news posted here last week, Rich Johnston is reporting that Stormwatch: Team Achilles is not going to release issue #24 at all. According to the report,… [more]

El CazadorThe New Blotter

Hello. My name is Mike Phillips. I’m the new Blotter guy and I am very excited to Blot. No kidding. As I finished reading the e-mail from Julian saying, “Welcome aboard,” I caught myself pumping… [more]

2953592-astonishing-x-men-1-100kAll the News of February

ApologiaThe Comics Blotter has been absent for a month while I worked on other projects. As such, we are coving the last month of news, with new stories given some preference in our line-up. A… [more]

421421-BatmanOutsiders8Quesada Redesigning Daredevil? — and Other News

Quesada’s Daredevil Redesign Joe Quesada’s return to Daredevil is producing a lot of press. The Marvel Editor-in-Chief has apparently been planning to return to drawing for some time, but wanted to wait until the project… [more]

Mark Millar's Spider-ManMarvel’s April, American Flagg!, and More Cancellations

Marvel’s New SolicitationsApril looks like Marvel’s month (Jim Lee’s debut on Superman notwithstanding). Major projects or launches include the following: The debut of Mark Millar’s Spider-Man, an ongoing through Marvel Knights. Millar’s plans for the… [more]

wizard-logoOn the DC / Humanoids Deal, Cancelled Marvel, and Online Comics News

The Comics Blotter now returns after a hiatus caused by the fact that I’m busy working on a Ph.D., working on the Continuity Pages and this site’s chronologies, and writing my own work, not to… [more]

Action Comics #810Superman Plans, Bill Jemas Dismantled, Secret War, and More

Superman Plans AnnouncedSome of this is old news, but it bears being lumped together. December issues of the Superman titles will see the end of the present creative teams. Action Comics #810 — scheduled for… [more]