Worth millions: Batman 1st appearance

"1939 Batman comic sells for more than $1M – Sale sets new world record for amount of money paid for a comic book". Incredible comic book related headlines like these have a vast impact. All the big newspapers like The Observer and The New York Times print them on their front page and even...


Dark, Dark, Dark amid the blaze of noon: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) has come up in the world of showbiz as director, producer and screenwriter. His thriller "Memento" (2000) was noticed by critics and audiences all over the world, so it happened that after "Insomnia" (2002) Nolan saw the "bat signal": Warner Brothers...


Creating the Bat-Man: Bob Kane

Robert Kahn was born in New York City October 24, 1915. After he graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School at age 18 he legally changed his name – which hinted at his Eastern European Jewish descent – to "Bob Kane" and went on to study art at Cooper Union. His first job in 1934 was with th...


Of girl wonders and psychopaths: Frank Miller's "Dark Knight"

When Frank Miller initiated the return of one of the great superheroes of the US comic book industry in 1986, he caused a landslide. "The Dark Knight Returns" was going to be the first comic book ever to be noticed by mainstream media, at the same time completely raising the standards for...


DIY – Colour your own Graphic Novel

DIY colouring books - every kid used to have one of these and it is kind of impossible to think they might be overseen by the comic book industry. Manga fans all over the world showed us how it works: a real fan doesn't just read manga – a real fan is manga. Cosplaying and drawing and col...


The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote

The first modern European novel "Don Quixote" ist often said to be one of the best literary works of all times. And if its sheer size didn't stop you from reading it, you can't help but agree. The wonderful travels of the noble knight and his adventures in company with his faithful compani...


"Shield your brain!" – Mind MGMT

"Akira meets Heart of Darkness." Matt Kindt has finally released his new comic book series "MIND MGMT" at Dark Horse! Meru, a young journalist stumbles upon the incredible secrets of a Mind Management Program of psychic spies while she investigates "The Bear" – which turns out to be "a Sov...


Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt (born 1973, St. Louis, Missouri) is a most outstanding American independent comic book artist and illustrator. He started working on comics at an early age and self-published his own copyshop zines starting 1990. His first graphic novel "Pistolwhip" got published by Top Shelf Pr...


Skeleton Key – The dead have no rhythm

If you like adventures you certainly would love to have a "Skeleton Key". It opens any door you like – no matter where it leads you. Andi Watson, born 1969 in Wakefield, GB named his comic book "Skelton Key" and tells the story of a Canadian college girl who uses it to enter all kinds of d...


Avengers – A fanboy's dream comes true

Marvel's "Avengers" hit cinemas May 4, 2012. The three hour raw cut of the film had been reduced to about 2 hrs, 15 min which makes it a worthy lenght to introduce the team of superheroes in an outstandingly cool storyline. Among others we will see Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Samuel...


Deadly Storm hits the Comic World

In September 2011 Marvel and ABC released the first comic book edition of Richard Castle’s "Deadly Storm". The Comic follows up the success of the Rick Castle novels and the hit TV series "Castle". The action packed graphic novel features the first adventure of Derrick Storm who as a priva...


Mouse Guard / Legendes of the Guard

David Petersen's mice are living secluded from the rest of a much too big and dangerous world. They can only leave their habitat under the protection of a "mouse guard". These special guards lead their fellow mice whenever they are bound to travel and adventure inevitably finds them. Due t...


David Petersen

American comic artist David E. Petersen was born on July 4, 1977. He is best known for his comic series Mouse Guard – a Robin Hood inspired adventure story about – well – mice. He brought the idea to life during his college times at Mott Community College Flint, Michigan...


Shaken, not stirred

Of course a cool guy such as "Bond – James Bond" is destined from the start to make an appearance not only on screen, but in the comic world as well. John McLusky created the 1958 newspaper strip "Casino Royale" for the London Daily Express based on Bond creator Ian Fleming's stories...

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