Rich takes a look at the reaction to the death of Captain American in issue #25, has the covers for Warren Ellis' new super hero series at Avatar called "Black Summer," how to get work in comics via message boards, the swipe file and more.
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What did UK customs ask Rich to declare on his way back from New York City? Plus, the future of Bryan Singer's "Ultimate X-Men" arc, news on "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," lost art from a "Kill Bill" comic and more.
Rich finally made it home from New York after numerous delays, but he's here with loads of news and photos from the con itself. What was the biggest story of the con? Where did Rich unexpectedly find himself Friday morning? Come inside to find out.
It's a huge column this week as Rich has word on announcements expected during New York Comic-Con from Marvel, DC Comics (including the back-cover to Previews featuring "Countdown" and additional details), Markosia (did somebody say Kong?), IDW (check out that cover to "Star Trek: TOS" #1) and much, much more. Updated
Rich has an advance look at the seventh issue of "The Boys" coming later this year, a new book by Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer called "Streets of Glory," a look at the new Minx title "Water Baby," word of a Moby Dick animated film with designs by Bill Sienkiewicz and more!
Is Warren Ellis' "Down" headed to television? Uncertain, but Rich knows who wrote a pilot script for it. Plus, news of two new Ellis projects, what Bill Sienkiewicz may be working on next, "Supernatural" comics to come from Wildstorm, the future of Awesome characters and much more.
Which artist is signing exclusively with DC next? Rich has an idea. Plus, some new details on "Countdown," and examination of what happened with "The Boys" and where it might end up, Mark Millar chooses "Civil War" versus the X-Books and much more. - Updated
Rich has word of a new DC exclusive creator, a look at the slipping schedule of "Onslaught Reborn," Civil War spin doctoring, what Marvel comic from the past may see its value increasing greatly in short order and much more.
Rich has news on an upcoming DC title that may be getting the axe, how Marvel will make it up to retailers following the eMusic insert problems, more analysis of the "Cowboys & Aliens" co-op and much more.
For Rich's first column of the New Year, he checks in over at DC, takes a look at problems with the "Civil War" #6 shipment, asks if there's a Janet Jackson style controversy brewing in the comics industry, the swipe file and more. - Updated 10:45 PM PST
The annual LITG tradition is back -- the Seventh Annual Rumor Awards! An all star cast guest of guest commentators "joins" Rich to discuss the biggest rumors of the year. What's the rumor of the year? An entirely new one!
Rich checks in with a Christmas Day edition of LYING IN THE GUTTERS, which features a rumor so huge, if true would be a major addition to the world of comics publishing.
Big changes to come for popular magazine "Comics International," Gemstone responds and gets payments to their freelancers immediately, Chanuka's effect on comics, rumors of an "All Star" cancellation, the new "Batman Legends" monthly in Britain and much more.
Tis the season to be jolly as DC and Marvel reward retailers for their dedication. Plus, what's to come after "Civil War?" Rich puts together some clues. And more on non-payment from publishers, a report from the Birmingham UK comics show and much more. Updated with news of a new weekly comic anthology and word on this week's "X-Factor."
So, who'll be the next EiC of Wizard? Well, Rich puts to bed one rumor that's been swirling around. Plus, the year of Groo, more on publishers not paying up, no "Civil War" publishing conspiracies and much more.
Is comics veteran Jim Shooter making a return to comics and the first title he wrote for? Will the New Warriors be getting a title of their own once again? Where is "Wonder Woman?" Is Dave Gibbons creating designs for the "Watchmen" movie? All that and much more this week.
This week, Rich has a look at Frank Miller art being used to sell "The Spirit" around Hollywood, the name and writer of DC's next weekly series, a possible future for "V for Vendetta" in the direct-to-DVD market, what's next for Englehart/Rogers' "Dark Detective" series and much more.
It's a big one this week with word of new weekly series to come, an early look at "Omega Flight, how a comic shop is supposed to order books when the books info is classified, more on publisher's not paying, true anarchy - V style, the swipe file and much more.
It's a big one this week as Rich looks at some possible "Civil War" misdirection, the weight of advertising, putting to bed rumors of "Sin City 2's" demise, what's to come from Alan Grant, some "Hellblazer" news and much more.
Will the good Doctor Who be heading to comics soon? Rich pulls together some clues. Plus, comic creators not getting paid, infinite changes, a creator gets in front of swiping allegations, "Spider-Man 3" news and much more.