It's been a few days since the last post, and I'll be off again until January 2nd so here's a lil news to ring in the new year with...

Check out the CBLDF's* Year End Review letter here.
DC Comics officially confirmed Frank Quitely's Exclusive contract, while Jae Lee has been confirmed a 3-year exclusive with Marvel. Green Lantern:Rebirth #1 is going back for a fourth printing. Here's an excerp from the press release:

Three weeks after arriving in stores on December 1, the GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 Third Printing has sold out at DC Comics, with a new, fourth printing of the miniseries ' debut issue already on press. GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 Fourth Printing is scheduled to arrive in stores on January 12.Written by Geoff Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver, this new Printing will feature a recolored version of Van Sciver ' s cover art from the issue ' s second printing." This is just what I wanted for Christmas: a fourth printing of REBIRTH #1, " says Van Sciver. " Is this how Jimmy Stewart felt at the end of It's a Wonderful Life? He never got to draw Kilowog, so I've got to believe I'm happier. Thanks to each and every retailer, fan, and especially DC Comics for their continued support of our hard work and this miniseries. And extra special thanks from me to Geoff Johns for writing his heart out on this. The best is yet to come! " " Excitement over REBIRTH shows no signs of letting up, " says Bob Wayne, DC ' s VP - Sales & Marketing. " Now is the time for retailers to stock up on subsequent issues in the miniseries, so they have copies on hand to accompany this new printing. " GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 Fourth Printing is available for order now and is scheduled to arrive in stores on January 12 with a cover price of $2.95 U.S. DC recommends that retailers place orders as soon as possible.

In other news...Marvel Comics is unveiling a new line of comics based on the younger generation called "Marvel Next". For all the titles, release dates and creators on this, click here.

It seems Alex Ross wasn't done with the DC Universe after "Kingdom Come" as he plans to illustrate the covers and paint over pencils by Doug Braithwaite in a new bi-monthly Justice League series "Justice". There's more on it in Wizard #160, on sale now, or if you can't wait click here.

For all you Legion Of Super Heroes fans out there here's an interview with Barry Kitson, on the new Legion #1, on sale now.

Since tonight is Christmas Eve, I thought I would provide some comic news for everybody to think about. Newsarama has an interview with Mark Millar on his current stint on Wolverine. Millar also returns to Ultimate Fantastic Four in May. John Byrne was confirmed to take over Action Comics after Chuck Austin's run ends. J. Michael Straczynski is writing the Fantastic Four starting in June, coincinding with the release of the "Fantastic Four" in theaters this coming summer. There will be an Elektra half-hour MTV special on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 10 p.m., airing again Thursday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 a.m . Oh yeah, Wizard: The Comics Magazine #159 in on sale now.

The forum is still down and I'm working on getting a new host. Its been a slow day but until later, check out this pic from the upcoming Ultimate Iron Man. Ultimate Iron Man #1 ships in January. Also, click here for the cover to January's Ultimates 2 #2.

Check out the trailer for Constantine here and for the new Sin City trailer click here .

I'd like to shout out Joe Madureira for helping bring manga/anime to the mainstream comics like Uncanny X-Men. 10 years ago he began penciling and designing new costumes & character, modernizing Marvel's merry mutants. Joe left X-men in 1997 to pursue his own intrests...namely Battle Chasers, which to this day has a strong cult-like following. Nowadays he works on game designs and was at last years' E3 . Hopefully he'll make a return soon? I sure hope so. Click here for 3 classic interviews. Check out some of his work on my official Joe Mad thread on my forum for some of his work, even unreleased promo work. Also, check out Joe Mad Fan for the latest and greatest from Joe Madureira.

Todd McFarlane Productions filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last Friday. There's a link on my forum that explains the summary of things as it happened. You can check out the update of whats happening now from Newsarama. Until later...

According to Newsarama, Frank Quitely has signed a 2 year exclusive contract with DC Comics, allowing him to work on DC's trademark superheroes. He even hinted at a possible reunion with writer Grant Morrison.

I just checked the DC Comics website and it confirms DC Countdown, on sale March 30th, is an 80-page book complemented with a cover by Jim Lee and painted by Alex Ross. I know this has been the subject of many message board topics lately and I will let everyone know the latest as soon as I hear it. And it's only a dollar! Maybe everybody should pick up a couple.

I just checked out Jim Lee's blog and he had a little bit of news about the trade paperback of his and Brian Azzarello's yearlong arc on the Superman "For Tomorrow"...

"Hmm, seems the Solicitation Gods have crossed their wires this month. The above image is for the first 6 issue hardcover of Superman: For Tomorrow, the 12 issue arc writer, Brian Azzarello and I have been working on since April of this year, NOT the Public Enemies TPB by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness."

theres alot going on... right now I'm updating site links for this blog, updating user accounts and adding a few more categories... hopefully by tonight there will be something for everybody at the forum. Until everything is set, check out the new John Romita Sr. / Alex Ross litho which should also be in stores by next week.

I saw this on a toy website a few weeks ago... new Japanese Batman and Batgirl figures that should be here in the U.S. as I speak. Hope you like!


this is my new blogger... I run a comic book forum called Comics Universe... it can be found at the following location ... I'm going to be working on the site for the next couple days and posting my progress on here. Join my forum and help it become one of the web's elite... thanks!