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MARVEL TAKES OVER THE COMICS RIGHTS FOR ALIENS AND PREDATOR
Moderately unsurprising - Disney now owns Fox who own both franchises, and Disney owns Marvel. It does make sense to keep all the money in house.
It's the end of an era though. Dark Horse has held those licences for more than thirty years, and while there have been some low points across the years, Dark Horse also produced some exceptionally good Science Fiction action.
Perhaps somewhat predictably Marvel appears to have plans to pitch the Aliens against The Guardians of the Galaxy and a Predator against the Avengers. We'll wait and see how well that works - Batman, Superman and Judge Dredd have already gone up against the extraterrestrial twosome, so we know unlikely crossovers can work...
A runour, and nothing more. But it is reported that both Affleck and Snyder may return to Batman with a series at HBO Max. I guess we'll see.
VALIANT ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
Valiant isn't the biggest publisher in the world, but they have been around for a long tome and they publish some good stuff. Now they're actively looking for people to work with.
In a press release they have announced that they will be running online reviews of artists portfolios, with one on one review sessions available for artists, colourists and letterers. This is a chance for people to get their work in front of great editors who probably won't hire you, but who will be giving you top notch professional feedback that might well go a long way towards getting you hired in the future. Obviously places are limited, so if you're interested, act fast.
Details from the release:
"These virtual one-on-one sessions will take place with senior editors Heather Antos (QUANTUM & WOODY, X-O MANOWAR) or Lysa Hawkins (RAI, BLOODSHOT) and will run for approximately ten minutes. Please read the below information very carefully for submission details, deadlines, and suggestions.
Dates of Digital Portfolio Reviews
Thursday, July 9th from 12pm-2pm EST
Friday, July 10th from 12pm-2pm EST
How to Submit
Email your submission to PortfolioReview@valiantentertainment.com
Subject line: Name, Discipline, Available Date
Subject line example: Ray Garrison, Cover Artist, July 9th & 10th
Please note: Submissions should be a single PDF document with an information page in the back that includes your name, a link to your online portfolio, and your contact information."
STILL NO TRANSPORT, BUT THE INVOICES ARE FIXED
We won't bore you with the issues we've had, and we know we said this yesterday, but today we mean it. Invoices will go out later today. Deliveries likely to be delayed until tomorrow. Hopefully "What's on the Rack?" will also hit later today.
WOMEN TO FOLLOW
Here are some Twitter accounts to start with, in no particular order - we welcome suggestions:
Comic book artist. Clients: DC Marvel Titan Image IDW Boom Archie
Eisner-nom comics writer. Star Wars, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, Critical Role, Harley & Ivy, Black Widow, Supergirl, Spider-Man, Mother Panic
Senior Editor at Valiant & Image. Previously Marvel, Star Wars, Disney. Creator of #SignalBoostSunday. Mental Health advocate
✦ 𝕭𝖆𝖇(e)𝖘 𝕿𝖆𝖗𝖗 ✦
LA based Eisner nominated and NY Times best selling comic artist + illustrator
Wine & Zine
Wine & Zine is a collective made up of 5 artistic ladies from all over the UK
Shelly Bond, Editor-at-Large
Editor, former boss at Vertigo and Black Crown.
Queer artist/writer. I created that one lesbian viking comic; Heathen.
Women making comics
Writer of comics and animation, greyhound owner, bear, superhero guru
G. Willow Wilson
Hugo, World Fantasy, and American Book Award-winning author of novels and comics. John Boyega stan account.
Creator of comics! She/Her Currently doing daily #QuarantineComix please check them out!
live fast be trash - Expat Virginian - DEATH RATTLE - DC Comics
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Comic book & TV writer.
Eisner Nominated Writer: BLACK WIDOW, DEADPOOL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, SABRINA, JESSICA JONES, STAR, HAWKEYE, STORYKILLER, TGWWBK. Co-Creator of JEFF THE LAND SHARK
Valley Ghouls updates weekdays.
Alex de Campi
At the intersection of Rambo and Rimbaud
Editor of Berger Books from Dark Horse Comics, Vertigo Comics Founding Editor