I was reading an interview on CBR with Paul Levitz, and thought that this quote was pretty relevant to us as a database:
- "CBR: What's your take on the evolving press industry that's sprung up around comics, where you have fan blogs and sites like CBR reporting on the industry and medium, as well as mainstream newspapers and magazines like USA Today having their own comics beat?
- Levitz: Some of it is awesome! When I was starting out as a comics fan, one of the things I was passionate about was indexing. I worked on Jerry Bail's first "Who's Who Of American Comics," trying to identify credits for early comic books writer and artists whose work was unsigned and unidentified. Now you have, whether it's Comics.org, Grand Comics Database, you've go…
There is much to-do being made about the fact that the upcoming mainstream DCU series "Constantine" series will be a watered down version of the gruff 59 year old bastard that Vertigo has been publishing since the late 80s - a series that will come to an end in a few months' time with #300.
I have a differing viewpoint. Yes, by necessity it will be less graphic in terms of sex content, less nasty with its profanity, probably less politically charged, too. But have you read any of the mainstream DC books lately? Issue #1 of Catwoman had she and Batman doin' it right on-panel ("and most of the costumes stay on..."). The higher rated books (in terms of "T for Teen" ratings) can say "bitch" now instead of "witch" - a dramatic improvement, I s…
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The fine folks at Comicosity have gone through every issue of the New 52 and checked all of the little captions to come up with a relatively accurate timeline for the DCnu.
Here it is: History of the DC Universe 3.0
They mention that there are inconsistencies. We know there are from reading the books. In any case, it's pretty cool, and if you're not reading Stormwatch or Demon Knights, you'll soon see from this timeline why you probably should have been. Very important to the history of the DCnU.
Also, if anyone's been reading Legion Lost: what the hell is the Flashpoint breakwall, and why doesn't it figure more heavily into everything?Read more >
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to fill out the image template for textless (aka "virgin") covers:
- 1. Copy the Image Template's empty syntax to your clipboard.
- 2. Click the "add a photo!" button on the right of most pages, so that the pop-up upload dialogue appears.
- 3. Select the file to upload, and then click the "More Options" link underneath the filename.
- 4. Paste the template syntax into the caption box.
- 5. For a textless cover image, the License field should indicate "Comic Cover" - that's what it is.
- 6. For a textless cover image, the Image Type will be "Textless" or "Virgin".
- 7. In the Description field, first enter the Fair Use template code: template adds a blurb indicating that the content of the image (in this case, the cover of the is…
Just spotted this article on Newsarama which reports that the new Who's Who in the DCnU book has the first appearances of characters listed as their first appearance in the New 52 - that is, not their actual first appearance.
As the article indicates, it seems to be yet another admission on the part of DC's editorial staff that the DCnU is an entirely new continuity (even if two rather significant characters have remained virtually unchanged, causing horrible continuity holes all over the place).
It's all just more baggage hanging around to indicate that yes, we do need to make new pages, and yes, we should probably get on that soon, otherwise it's going to be a lot of work. (If you've seen the lists we've been working on for the move projec…Read more >