Locke & Key has found its Locke for Hulu’s TV adaptation

Locke & Key has found its Locke for Hulu’s TV adaptation

Locke & Key has found its Locke for the Hulu adaptation. Hulu‘s upcoming adaptation of Locke & Key has finally cast its Locke for the TV show they’ve been developing. They’ve cast Frances O’Connor in the title role. While there doesn’t appear to be any word on the other roles, we can expect announcements in the not too distant future. Her credits include A.I. Artificial Intelligence from Stephen Spielberg, The Missing and The Conjuring 2….

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First Issue of Image’s REDLANDS Sells Out, Heads Back to Press

First Issue of Image’s REDLANDS Sells Out, Heads Back to Press

In news which has become standard practice on Wednesdays, Image Comics has sold out yet another first issue: Redlands. The first issue from writer Jordie Bellaire (in a debut appearance as a writer) and artist Vanessa R. Del Rey reached stores today. Just hours after comic shop doors opened in the US, Image announced in a press release that the first issue had sold out at the distributor level. First-issue sell-outs have become the standard…

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Archie Comics Plans Major Expansion For Fall

Archie Comics Plans Major Expansion For Fall

Archie Comics has seen a massive resurgance in the early twenty-first century. Once relegated to grocery store racks alongside Us Weekly and Cosmo, Archie has been completely reinvented. Where the publisher was synonymous with kid-friendly, after-school-special style anthologies, they have become something completely different in recent years. Though the creative revolution is well underway at Archie, the line still has a long way to go in order to compete with the major industry players. In…

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Netflix Acquires Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix Acquires Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix has made its first full company acquisition, Mark Millar‘s Millarworld. In a move announced early Monday morning, the streaming giant acquired the independent comic book imprint and its associated intellectual property. Millar said in a statement that talks between himself and Netflix had been in the works since Christmas, culminating in today’s announcement. The purchase entitles Netflix to pursue development of nearly all of the Millarworld properties which have not yet made their way…

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Marvel Dominates June Comics Market Behind Spider-Man’s Strength

Marvel Dominates June Comics Market Behind Spider-Man’s Strength

June was a heck of a month for Marvel in the comics market, and they have Spider-Man to thank. Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of comic books and graphic novels in North America, has released distributor-level sales for June. The debut issue of Spectacular Spider-Man, which retailed at $4.99, dominated single-issue sales, clocking in at nearly a quarter of a million issues sold. DC and Marvel split the rest of the top ten evenly….

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Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream comic books may dominate sales charts, indie books are the darlings of critics. This week, independent and creator-owned titles claimed eleven of the top twenty slots on review aggregator site ComicBookRoundup.com. The remaining nine slots fell to DC and Vertigo titles, with Marvel left completely out of the rankings. The top reviewed titles of the week were Black Mask‘s The Dregs, Image’s God Country, and Valiant’s X-O Manowar. Each received close to a 9…

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Titan’s ROBOTECH #1 Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

Titan’s ROBOTECH #1 Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

Robotech may just have legs. Titan Comics announced today that the first issue of their new Robotech ongoing series has sold out at the distributor level. The issue is headed back to print and will receive a new variant cover. The success of Robotech adds a new feather to Titan’s cap, as the publisher will likely claim a new spot on monthly sales charts. Full numbers for distributor-level sales on Robotech won’t be available until…

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Archie Sets Halloween Launch for JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER Ongoing

Archie Sets Halloween Launch for JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER Ongoing

Things are going to get more than a little hairy for Jughead. The Jughead: The Hunger one-shot was a great success for Archie. The publisher announced today that they’re going back to the well and launching a new ongoing series under the same name. The horror-skewed series looks to recapture the same flair and flavor under writer Frank Tieri, who returns for a second run. Tieri also penned the one-shot series, and has said that…

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Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

The Inkwell Awards are an annual recognition given out to outstanding performers in the field of comic book inking. Today the organization announced the 2017 winners of the awards, and the winners include artists from across the mainstream and independent comic book spectrum. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] (New Bedford, MA/USA—June 19, 2017)  The Inkwell Awards has released the names of the winners of its 10th annual awards for excellence in the art form of comic book…

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Image Sends KILL THE MINOTAUR Back for Second Printing

Image Sends KILL THE MINOTAUR Back for Second Printing

As returns from this week’s comic book sales begin to filter back to publishers, Image Comics is enjoying the success of Kill the Minotaur and sending the book back for a second run. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first edition of the new series’ initial issue has sold out at a distributor level. Image has a solid track record of launching new series with just enough of an initial run…

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