Previously On Comics: With Great Wealth Comes Great Opportunity

This last week started off awfully quiet and in retrospect that should have been all we needed to know that something big would happen.

That big something came in the shape of DC Comics announcing that they would be shutting down its Vertigo imprint and moving toward branding its comics by age appropriateness. DC will now be made up of DC Kids, aimed at readers aged 8 – 12, DC Comics, for ages 13 and up, and DC Black Label for readers 17 years and over. Vertigo founder, Karen Berger extended her thanks to the community via twitter but made it clear that this decision has been a long time coming

While we were waiting for this to break we were treated to the news that JJ Abrams’ son, Henry will be co-writing a new Spider-Man book, because if there is one thing I know about comics it’s that they always hire the most qualified person for the job. I hope that one day I too can be as qualified as someone with no writing credits and a famous dad.

While on the subject of hard work paying off, comics scholar Carol Tilley has, after taking a deep dive into some archival research, been able to assign credit to golden age artist Jane Krom Grammer for her work on the mid-40’s comic, Dotty.

And just because Henry Abrams isn’t the only Henry with a great idea for Spider-man


Quick Hits:

The CNRI has opened nominations for the Courage in Editorial Cartooning award.

Both Jeet Heer and Tjeerd Royaards wrote about the importance and political nature of cartoons.

Sasha Bassett wrote about the potential for unionizing comics over at The Beat.

Raina Telgemieir was named one of Adweek’s Creative 100.