Trouble with Comics


Bill Sienkiewicz ~ “the Shadow Portfolio”, published by DC.

I don’t know who has the license now, but this series (including Kyle Baker’s work after Sienkiewicz left) should really be collected.

—Christopher Allen

(Source: ungoliantschilde)



OK, as you may or may not know, Heidi, the Goddess of The Beat and other realms of the comic world, graciously donated her entire mini-comics collection to the SPX Collection at the Library of Congress.

As part of of this act of deified munificence, she is going to give a lecture there this Friday September 13 at Noon.

Here is all the info you need.

I will be there, hope to see you!!



Congrats to Heidi on this. Very cool.

Since we’re on the topic of creative changes, one of the things that was a big discussion point for a while was Gail Simone being on and off “Batgirl.” With Gail now reinstated on the title, I have to ask — how much was fan outcry and fan support part of that creative editorial decision?

Harras: What we had was Ray [Fawkes] coming on for two months to help out, schedule-wise. We’re very happy Gail is back; she’s on the book moving forward, so to me, that was a moment in time where we were just looking for Gail’s next plot to come in and we’re moving forward.

B&B: “Constantine” Creative Changes, 900 Issues of “Detective” & More - Comic Book Resources

Follow-up question: “When the news broke, Simone herself said that she was informed she was no longer the new writer. That doesn’t sound as temporary as simply waiting on her next plot. Can you expand on what happened here? Was there a miscommunication?”

Don’t let these people rewrite history and use your platform to do it.

(via iamdavidbrothers)

Such patent nonsense, so obviously false and easily disproven. There are good journalists covering comics, for sure, but so many are clowns who accept crap like this and post it without confrontation. Is Bob Harras now considered a forthright, truthful guy? It’s insulting to both Simone and the fans to present this farcical version of whatever the real truth is. Simone doesn’t have a reputation for being late, but even if she was, the standard procedure would have been to schedule someone, Fawkes or whoever, to do a little fill-in arc to help her get back on schedule. She announced she was removed from the book. There was no benefit to her saying that, so we can assume that as far as she knew, it was true.

—Christopher Allen