Previously on Comics: For Betty

Betty White didn’t sacrifice herself to the gods for us to waste this new year, so let’s make 2022 all about fighting harder for what’s right, loving ourselves and each other more, and reading a whole lotta comics.

Graphic Novels Coming This Spring

Publishers’ Weekly has rounded up a list of hotly anticipated graphic novels heading our way for the spring, which includes titles such as Fine: A Comic About Gender by Rhea Ewing from Liveright, and Wash Day Diaries, an updated edition of Jamila Rowser and Robin Smith’s slice-of-life comic about Black hair and Black sisterhood.

Dark Horse Comics Sold to Swedish Gaming Company

Just before Christmas, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Dark Horse Comics will be sold to Embracer Group, “the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console and mobile games for the global games market – an ecosystem for entrepreneurial companies in the gaming and entertainment industry.” Following up on this news item, THR dug into why Dark Horse agreed to this sale, which is expected to close in the spring of 2022. Spoilers: it’s all about IP mining.

In Memoriam: Ryan “Bode” Bodenheim

Artist Ryan “Bode” Bodenheim passed away peacefully on December 20, 2021 at the age of 44. He is known for his work with Image Comics, Valiant Comics, and most recently was announced by Marvel as the artist for the upcoming Eternals one-shot Eternals: The Undying #1. He has also worked with writer Jonathan Hickman, who shared his thoughts on Bodenheim’s passing.

A Very Expensive Hulk #1

An unidentified collector got their hands on a near-mint copy of 1962’s Hulk #1 through for a cool $490,000 — the highest dollar figure a copy of this issue has ever sold for.

IGN Looks Back at 2021

IGN takes a look at the big events that happened in the comic book industry this past year, including the Substack conundrum, Jon Kent coming out as bisexual, X-Men stuff, and more.

Fictional Frontiers — A New Initiative Supporting Muslim Writers and Illustrators

Announced at November’s Comic-Con and recently picked up by Religion News, Fictional Frontiers is a subscription-based, all-digital platform that will launch in the spring to tell stories that often, but not exclusively, have an Islamic frame of reference. The content will largely be comics, but prose, poetry, and video are also promised.

Wendy Browne

Wendy Browne

Publisher, mother, geek, executive assistant sith, gamer, writer, lazy succubus, blogger, bibliophile. Not necessarily in that order.

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