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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Comics in the news

Just a brief post today to highlight a few items on comics that were in the national news this week. 

White Death, the 1998 graphic novel by Robbie Morrison and Charlie Adlard is set for a smart new reissue in August. The BBC News Scotland website recently interviewed the creators about the production of the book. A very interesting look behind the scenes of how a comic is put together:

The hugely successful Peppa Pig magazine for pre-school children was in the news on Tuesday. Its popularity has led to Disney to allow publisher Redan the license to package magazines featuring Mickey Mouse and Marvel Super-Heroes for the American market.

...and finally, on Monday, London's Leicester Square was inundated by 250 X-Men cosplayers in an attempt to achieve the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of X-Men characters in one place:

Thanks to Debbie Tate and Yel Zamor for the links. 


James Spiring said...

Peppa Pig is not owned by Disney. It's made by an independent production company called Astley Baker Davies Ltd and airs on Channel 5 and Nick Jr. If Disney owned it, it would almost certainly air on Disney Junior instead of Nick Jr.

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks for the clarification, James. I've updated the post.

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