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Paul, how in the hell are you able to read Newsarama without losing your shit and killing everyone in the Stranger's offices?

What's your secret? How do you do it? And is Kelly O recording it?

Posted by Dave | July 22, 2008 1:11 PM

Wow! Paul is correct. This is a *giant* change in status-quo for the way that personnel changes in the comic book industry are treated by the publishing industry at large. As in, they're actual blips on the news radar.


Even more bizarre is the fact that The Stranger also cared enough to spread the news. Maybe years and years of giant box-office pulls from the movie industry are carrying comic book publishing kicking and screaming into respectability. Maybe?

Keep it coming, Paul! Always a big fan of your content.

Posted by godsactionfigure | July 22, 2008 1:28 PM

The beyond horrible preview clip of MTV's coming semi-animated "Invincible" series made me feel sorry for Kirkman, but this is well-deserved good news for him.

Posted by Just Sayin' | July 22, 2008 5:54 PM

Actually, Image founder Jim Valentino has good taste. During his tenure as Publisher, Image had a more diverse line-up of books than at any point in their history. The Red Star, Violent Messiahs, Powers, Rex Mundi and Age of Bronze were all initiated during his tenure.

The overall output seems to have suffered under Eric Larsen's reign, where the agenda shifted from "publish diverse non-superhero work" to "publish anything with an enthusiastic creative team," which led to a glut of superhero books from Image Central.

It's too bad Valentino was shifted out of that position (allegedly due to internal controversy over how Devil's Due and Dreamwave among others created competing companies after building their properties within Image).

Posted by Tom X. PDX | July 22, 2008 8:14 PM

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