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GalleyCat reports that Karin Slaughter, a popular thriller writer from the UK, and Oni Press are teaming up to create Slaughterhouse Graphic Novels, which will adapt prose fiction into comics form. The idea is to emulate Stephen King’s Dark Tower, and not Isaac Asimov’s I-Bots, I think…
(By the way, Slaughter is our covergirl for this installment.)
Chris Roberson looks at two different projects bringing back public domain superheroes.
Comics Fodder wants to see the return of footnotes to superhero comics – you know, the little boxes that said things like “The Fabulous Sheep-Man, last seen in ish #3,141 – Parsimonious Pete.” I think that reviewer needs to look up the phrase “continuity porn,” because he’s soaking in it.
Your cognitive dissonance headline of the day: “Euro Books transforms ‘Agatha Christie’ into graphic novels in India”, which is for an article about, yes, a company making all of Agatha Christie’s books into graphic novels in English for the huge Christie-loving Indian market.
Exclaim!, a Canadian music publication, looks at DC’s new Minx imprint.
Brian Cronin, at Comics Should Be Good, makes fun of every single one of Marvel’s October covers.
First Second announced today (in a press-release e-mail, so I don’t have a link) that they’ll be collecting Paul Pope’s cool THB series in 2009 as a color, four-volume, 1200-page set under the title Total THB. But, before that, they’ll have a new Pope series for young readers, Battling Boy, published in two simultaneous volumes in 2008.
The Columbus Dispatch reviews two comics collections: they like Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus, Vol. 1, but are not as fond of Justice League of America: The Tornado’s Path.
Forbidden Planet International reviews issue 0 of Warren Ellis’s cheery and pacifistic Black Summer.
Comics Reporter reviews The Black Diamond #1.
Read About Comics reviews Re-Gifters.
The Daily Cross Hatch reviews Ivan Brunetti’s Misery Loves Comedy.
New reviews from The Savage Critics:
- Diana Kingston-Gabai on Wolverine #55
- Graeme McMillan on Speak of the Devil #1
- Jog on Sammy the Mouse #1 and others
- Douglas Wolk on World War Hulk #2
- Abhay on…well, I don’t really know, but it must be something
- and McMillan on Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar #1 and others
[some links via Journalista!]