Marvel Misses

I read a couple of recent articles in which Marvel exec David Gabriel stated that issues of Marvel titles featuring women and ethnically diverse characters just weren’t selling well. He was quoted as saying, “people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there.” In effect, titles starring or featuring female characters front and center weren’t selling, and by extension, dragging down overall sales figures for the entire line. Well, it’s starting to emerge that this is pretty much a big pile of horseshit. Marvel has always had a…

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Darwyn Cooke 1962-2016

Celebrated comics artist/writer Darwyn Cooke passed away early this morning, after battling what was called an “aggressive” form of cancer. It was only two days ago that it was announced that he would be receiving palliative care. Cooke, who was well-known for his retro-modern drawing style, highly reminiscent of old school comics artists such as Milton Caniff, Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, first began working in the comics industry in 1985, but to no discernible acclaim. He moved to Canada and worked as a graphic designer and art director for…

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