Because I need more ornaments on my tree…
So as you can see, Rainbow in the Dark: The Complete Saga is out! Color us surprised, because we were told by Diamond that it wasn’t going to be released until the 11th. But late yesterday we started receiving messages from comic shop owners and fans alike that they’d received/seen the copies at their stores!
We even just got our first review/recommendation from Comics Worth Reading!
This means that for a full week - your local comic shops are the only places to get Rainbow in the Dark!
So, for friends for Christmas, for yourself, heck even to support your local comic store - please, if you haven’t gotten yourself a copy of the book, do so today! It would mean sooooo very much to us!
Please, please, please re-blog and get to your Local Comic Shop for New Comic Wednesday ASAP!
I love this comic.
With smash hits like Edison Rex and Amelia Cole, MonkeyBrain Comics and IDW Publishing have established a new precedent for comics moving from digital to print. After success being serialized digitally, these great titles get handsome collections, meant for the traditional comic and book markets. The next title to find a whole new audience in print will be ArtfulDaggers: Fifty Years Later, scheduled to hit shelves in March 2014.
Click through to read the whole announcement!
Sandra Bullock’s box office take over the last five years is as good or better than most male leads. The same can be said of Melissa McCarthy, who also has the attention of about 10 million viewers a week on Mike and Molly when she’s not on the big screen. Both of them have been integral to the marketing and promotion of their films, so it’s clearly not that moviegoers won’t watch a blockbuster with a woman in the lead.
But in very specific terms, Gravity was marketed as a co-headlining movie from Bullock and George Clooney, but anyone who saw it knows that it was Bullock’s film. Clooney was perceived as being necessary to market the movie in spite of the fact that since 2008, his movies have generated about $634 million total at the domestic box office, compared to Bullock’s $891 million. During that time, Clooney made nine films to Bullock’s six, meaning that the per-film average is even more heavily skewed in Bullock’s favor.
During that time, the total budget for Clooney’s films came to a minimum of $307 million and the budget for Bullocks clocked in at $214 million. That means that for every dollar spent producing a George Clooney film, the studio saw $2.07 back. That isn’t half bad, really. You know what it is half of? The $4.15 they saw on every Sandra Bullock dollar they spent during the same five-year period. Each of them had a couple of low-budget indie films and a couple of failures during the five-year period, but Clooney–the name Warner Bros. was convinced was necessary to promote the film–averaged just over $70 million per film during that period while Bullock averaged upwards of $148 million.
I first noticed Artful Daggers, an ongoing series published through Monkeybrain, due to the artwork of Andrew Losq, who creates incredible abstract page sequences. Having read the first issue, I decided to catch up on the rest once the first story arc had concluded – that’s the benefit of a comics publishing model like Monkeybrain, after all.
By the time I returned a few weeks ago and read the nine-issue arc, I’d already interviewed co-writer Adam P. Knave about his other Monkeybrain series Amelia Cole – so it seemed like a good time to catch up with the whole Artful Daggers team of Knave, Losq, and co-writer Sean E. Williams about their first storyline, how it came together, and what their plans were going forward. Happily, they were kind enough to chat with me about the series. …
We all had a great time chatting with Steve for this interview. Click through to read it!
Andy Belanger, teasing some art from our IN THE DARK story!
Wind storm on foreign planets!
Since we don’t have cable to watch DOCTOR WHO, I’m starting the next arc of ARTFUL DAGGERS instead.