Comics on Radar: AUG 19, 2017

Comics On Radar detects the Defenders, the return of Wizard Magazine, some Brian Hibbs, some 2nd prints, and lots of TV & Movie news!

Comics On Radar

Welcome to Comics on Radar, where I summarize the comics-related items that caught my on the interwebs over the past week. Up this week…

Defenders is Out Now Dept.

Defenders (2017)

Pretty hard to escape, but in case you missed it, Marvel’s Defender’s premiered on Netflix last night…

Seems like forever ago since Daredevil‘s first season, but remember how all this was part of a larger plan? NewsaRama did, and they’ve got a nice write-up on The End of Phase One.

It’s a Wizard Dept.

Wizard Magazine (1991) #1

Remember Wizard Magazine? If you do, chances are you have an opinion on it. If not…you soon will. Newsarama reports the Return of Wizard Magazine – on August 25 at the 20th annual Wizard World Chicago in fact!

It’s gotta be challenging putting out any kind of industry-pertinent print publication with the immediacy on the internet, but I’m interested to give it a chance.

Think there’s a chance it won’t all be sponsored content? Think there will be a variant cover?

Brian Hibbs on a Podcast Dept.

Tilting at Windmills

As a long-time reader of Tilting at Windmills at The Beat (and owner of the collected editions), I was doubly excited to see its author – Brian Hibbs – featured in Episode 113 of Off Panel – on one of my favorite podcasts!

If you are at all interested in the inner workings of running a comic shop, then you owe it to yourself to check out a column or two.

As owner of both the Comix Experience and the Comix Experience Outpost, Hibbs provides a unique and time-proven perspective into the world of comics.

Supply & Demand Dept.

Mister Miracle #1 cover

Bleeding Cool reports a handful of books are going back to press. While this often indicates somebody somewhere didn’t anticipate the demand a book would have, it does not always indicate this will have an effect on the value of those first prints.

Nevertheless – it’s nice to be wanted, and it lets me run that cover of Mister Miracle #1 again. So way to go:

  • Metal #1
  • Mister Miracle #1
  • Totally Awesome Hulk #22
  • Captain America #25, and
  • Generations: Thors

Comics on Screen Dept.

Three movie/TV items showed up this week:

  1. Screenrant reports Hulu’s Locke & Key TV Show Pilot Cast Frances O’Connor – This series has had some trouble getting off the ground, so this is some good news.
  2. CBR reports the Jetsons Live-Action TV Reboot is Soaring to ABC – Rumored since June, it’ll be interesting to see “the future” on a 21st century TV budget.
  3. IGN reports SHAZAM! is the Next DC Movie to Shoot – The script is complete and director David Sandberg confirms filming should begin sometime early next year for a potential 2019 release.

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Author: Phil Your Host

Phil’s been reading comics since 1979 when a copy of Marvel’s John Carter Warlord of Mars got him hooked. Too many collections and long boxes later, he produces podcasts and tinkers on web sites.

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