**More indie  #comics   coming to movies, TV http://bit.ly/1hXDwdk**"Most recently, producers Illuminati Entertainment and Benderspink teamed to acquire the movie rights to Dreadstar, a space epic that surfaced in the 1980s from writer-artist Jim Starlin. Fans and investors might know Starlin since he’s also the creator behind the Marvel Comics villain Thanos and was instrumental in developing the mythology behind this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which enters theaters on Aug. 1."Click the link to read the rest of the story.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6FvC

**More indie #comics  coming to movies, TV http://bit.ly/1hXDwdk**

"Most recently, producers Illuminati Entertainment and Benderspink teamed to acquire the movie rights to Dreadstar, a space epic that surfaced in the 1980s from writer-artist Jim Starlin. Fans and investors might know Starlin since he’s also the creator behind the Marvel Comics villain Thanos and was instrumental in developing the mythology behind this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which enters theaters on Aug. 1."

Click the link to read the rest of the story.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6FvC

Tags: comics

Apparently, I predicted  #theincredibles2  news, here http://bit.ly/1pcYJ7N Animation Interviews podcast w +Whitney G. @StorySequence

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6DgP

Now that the secret is out, will fans finally start tuning in live to #agentsofshield ? #hailhydra

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6zTX

The more I look at this property, the more I’m convinced that #daysoffuturepast  is going to win BIG at the box office. #comicbookmovies  

cc  +Nathan Alderman +Ellen Bowman +Steve Symington +Tony Tellado +Justin Cavender +Jeff Mueller +Tyler Waterman

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6zPD

Please support this podcast if you like #comics . Last week, the guys had me on to talk about +Amazon.com and +comiXology. Would love to hear your comments, especially if you’re a reader or creator.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6zK9

Tags: comics

Can #Sony  really challenge +Walt Disney Studios and +Marvel Entertainment with a full-fledged #spiderman  movie universe? Yep: http://bit.ly/OYjcfC

"Early reviews at Rotten Tomatoes score the film as 86% "fresh" among critics. Another 114,000 visitors say they want to see the movie. For comparison’s sake, 89% of critics and 95% of audience members (more than 171,000 polled) give a thumbs-up to Walt Disney’s (NYSE: DIS  ) Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which also received an "A" CinemaScore and appears on its way to at least $600 million at the worldwide box office."

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6zab

Tags: Sony spiderman

*3 Reasons +Amazon.com investors should love the +comiXology deal: http://bit.ly/1lWKWO6*  #comics   #AMZN  $AMZNThat’s a closer look at the shop I frequent, AAMAZING FANTASY COMICS in Littleton, Colo.From the article:"And yet getting a copy of the latest issue of The Walking Dead still isn’t anything like buying the latest best-seller. Print comics are generally sold through a direct market of comic book retailers spanning about 2,600 accounts as of September, according to data supplied by Diamond Comic Distributors. By contrast, there are more than 10,000 independent and chain bookstores operating in the U.S. today.Digital bridges the gap. Buying a single issue or collected edition at comiXology is no more difficult than ordering an e-book from the Kindle Store. Steinberger sees the genre attracting more readers as a result. “A lot of our business is brand-new business that has never existed,” he said in an interview at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. If he’s right — and I think he is — then this team-up should make it even easier to sell to new readers, especially those who stream or buy comics-inspired movies and TV shows.”http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6yRK

*3 Reasons +Amazon.com investors should love the +comiXology deal: http://bit.ly/1lWKWO6* #comics   #AMZN  $AMZN

That’s a closer look at the shop I frequent, AAMAZING FANTASY COMICS in Littleton, Colo.

From the article:

"And yet getting a copy of the latest issue of The Walking Dead still isn’t anything like buying the latest best-seller. Print comics are generally sold through a direct market of comic book retailers spanning about 2,600 accounts as of September, according to data supplied by Diamond Comic Distributors. By contrast, there are more than 10,000 independent and chain bookstores operating in the U.S. today.

Digital bridges the gap. Buying a single issue or collected edition at comiXology is no more difficult than ordering an e-book from the Kindle Store. Steinberger sees the genre attracting more readers as a result. “A lot of our business is brand-new business that has never existed,” he said in an interview at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. If he’s right — and I think he is — then this team-up should make it even easier to sell to new readers, especially those who stream or buy comics-inspired movies and TV shows.”

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6yRK

Tags: comics AMZN

Why +comiXology chose +Amazon.com over #IPO  and 3 other Qs answered by +Chip Mosherhttp://bit.ly/PXpGN3#comics  $AMZN

All in all, going by the available data it’s likely a smart purchase. From the article:

"In 2012, comiXology ranked as the third highest-grossing app on the iPad. Readers tend to download at least 8 million digital works monthly, on par or better than the print alternatives that arrive in comics shops each week."

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6wVN

Tags: IPO comics

I’ll be interviewing my friend and sci-fi expert Tony Tellado (see his work at http://www.scifitalk.com/) about the Syfy network’s new lineup and what it means for NBC and parent Comcast.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6vTu

First appearance in the International Business Times. Good way to start the weekend.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6jb1