Friday, February 19, 2010

Jason "Firestorm" Rusch in Crisis on Two Earths!

I didn't even know about this, He's being voice by Cedric Yarborugh ( Officer Jones from Reno 911) Thanks to Firestorm fan for posting about and thank you to Aquaman shrine for the images

Where Monsters Dwell interview now online

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ladies and Gentle sentients, Meet the new Bosses.

Jim Lee and Dan DiDio Named Co-Publishers DC Comics

Geoff Johns to Serve as Chief Creative Officer

John Rood Named EVP, Sales, Marketing and Business Development
Patrick Caldon Named EVP, Finance and Administration

(February 18, 2010 – New York, NY and Burbank, CA) DC Entertainment, founded in September 2009 to unleash the power of the DC Comics library of characters across all media platforms, has named its executive management team, including new co-publishers of DC Comics and a Chief Creative Officer, as well as heads of Sales/Marketing/Business Development and Finance/Administration. Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, made the announcement today.

The new senior executive team includes Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, who have been named Co-Publishers of DC Comics, and Geoff Johns, who will serve as Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. Additionally, John Rood has been named Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, and Patrick Caldon will serve as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration. Each of these executives will report directly to Nelson.

“DC Entertainment’s new executive team is a creative ‘dream team,’ with accomplishments and talent unrivaled in the business,” said Nelson. “This announcement continues and underscores DC’s legacy as the ultimate destination for creators. We’ll benefit enormously from the deep experience this team represents, while re-energizing the direction and focus of the company. I’m excited and honored to have each of them with me at the helm of DC Entertainment.”

“With this new leadership team, Diane will be able to fully and respectfully integrate DC’s brand and characters, not only as key content drivers in the film division, but across all of the businesses of Warner Bros. and Time Warner,” said Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “I am very proud and excited about the accomplished executives who are charged with expanding this powerful library. They each have a diverse and complementary skill-set and are deeply committed to contributing to the DC Comics legacy.”

Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including “All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder,” “Batman: Hush” and “Superman: For Tomorrow.” He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the upcoming DC Universe Online massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment.
Lee is an award-winning comic book illustrator/creator/publisher who started his professional career at Marvel Comics where his work on the X-Men continues to hold the all-time sales record for single issue sales at eight million copies sold in one month. At Marvel, he also drew the Punisher and co-created many characters, the most popular being Gambit, featured in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” feature film. In 1992, he started his own production company, WildStorm Productions, and co-founded Image Comics, an independent comics company which quickly grew to become the number-three North American comics publisher. His most notable creations, “WildCats” and “Gen 13,” saw life beyond comic books as a CBS Saturday morning cartoon and as a direct-to-video animated movie distributed by Disney, respectively. In 1998, he left Image Comics and sold WildStorm to DC Comics.

DiDio most recently served as Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, DC Universe, overseeing the editorial department for the DC Universe imprint, including the ongoing adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and scores of heroes and villains. He also worked to develop new titles with the industry’s premier writers and artists. At DC Comics, DiDio has spearheaded such bestselling projects as “All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder,” “Identity Crisis,” Green Lantern, Teen Titans and The Outsiders.

Before joining DC in 2002, DiDio was with Mainframe Entertainment, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, overseeing the development, distribution, marketing and promotion of all Mainframe’s television properties. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of Children’s Programming for ABC, where he was also a publicity manager, having started his television career at CBS, working in a variety of positions.
Johns builds on his current role at DC from being one of today’s most prolific, popular and award-winning contemporary comic book writers with this new executive role. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written highly acclaimed stories revitalizing Green Lantern, Superman, the Flash, Teen Titans, and the Justice Society of America for DC Comics.

Johns began his comics career creating and writing “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.” for DC Comics while at the same time working with film director Richard Donner. After acclaimed runs on Flash, Teen Titans and the bestselling “Infinite Crisis” mini-series, Johns co-wrote a run on Action Comics with his mentor, Donner. Johns has also written and produced for various other media, including the acclaimed “Legion” and “Absolute Justice” episodes of Warner Bros. Television’s “Smallville” and Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” and “Titan Maximum.” He also wrote the story of the DC Universe Online massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment.

Rood returns to Warner Bros. after 10 years with the Disney ABC Television Group, where he most recently was Senior Vice President of Marketing, ABC Family. While at ABC, he also consulted for ABC News during the recent transitions at “Good Morning America” and “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.”

Prior to Disney, Rood worked for six years at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, negotiating promotional deals with national advertisers using Warner Bros.’ properties, including the DC Comics characters. He has also worked in promotions for Equity Marketing on the Burger King account and in advertising for Leo Burnett on the McDonald’s and Miller Brewing accounts.

Caldon most recently served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations of DC Comics and MAD Magazine. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, and his other posts at DC include Vice President, Finance and Operations, and Controller, the position in which he joined the company in 1985. Prior to joining DC Comics, Caldon spent a decade at Warner Communications in corporate accounting and as Senior Vice President and CFO of the Cosmos soccer team (owned by Warner Communications at the time).
DC Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, is charged with strategically integrating the DC Comics business, brand and characters deeply into Warner Bros. and all its content and distribution businesses. DC Entertainment utilizes the expertise the Studio has in building and sustaining franchises to prioritize the DC properties as key titles and growth drivers across all of the Studio, including feature films, television, interactive entertainment, direct-to-consumer platforms and consumer products. The DC Comics publishing business is the cornerstone of DC Entertainment, releasing approximately 90 comic books through its various imprints and 30 graphic novels a month as well as continuing to build on its creative leadership in the comic book industry.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I'm being interviewed on Canadian Radio! Live starting at 9:30 EST.

A weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Mike and Remy and produced by Red Shirt Ryan. We cover world spanning topics such as upcoming movies, new and old comic book news, and entertainment industry info.

This radio show is made possible with the participation of Strange Adventures Comic Shops, Jumbo Video on Dundonald Street, Empire Theatres in Fredericton and Club Fred Graphix.
We're really excited to talk with these guys and you can talk to them too. If you've got a question for either creator (or both) just give us a call at 506-453-4949 during the interview - OR - post something on the Facebook page - OR - Twitter us - OR - post something on the forum (accessed on our website to the right of this post).

You can also listen to the show live at Where monsters dwell

Monday, February 15, 2010

Supergirl #50 Preview on

Can I just say , WE WORKED OUR ASSES OFF ON THIS ISSUE??! It's a monster! 46 Pages of content between Sterling, Jake, Helen,Cliff, Nei, Jon, Mark, Jared , Wil and Matt. I'm so proud of how it turned out.

Friday, February 12, 2010

We all have to start somewhere

My buddy, Keith Miller, the writer of Triboro tales have a long sordid history. We met at the High School of Art and Design, we would later be roomates and now he's the Godfather to my daughter, Catherine.
now here's the thing you need to understand. When we were in High school, just like every other wanna be cartoonist we formed full blown "companies" within the school. I did tons of tons of comics back then but there are very few existing pecies of art from those days. i present one of the few.
The actual art was providedd by the inker Roger Pickering, another old friend.
Can you tell I was a Kirby fan back them? and John Byrne was my God at 14 years old?
bot as they say from little acorns mighty oaks grow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

War of the Supermen!

Yes, i will indeed be drawing War of the Supermen in May. Unfortunately that means I won't be drawing Supergirl # 52 but I will be back for Supergirl # 53.

Supergirl #50 sneak peek

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jason "Firestorm" Rusch on Batman: Brave and the Bold this week

This makes me incredibly happy,It's the animated debut of Firestorm on the Brave and the Bold. of course I have a very personal stake in seeing him do well since I worked o n the series for two years and his current costume is the one I designed. it looks like they made a compromise and merged Jason and Ronnie Raymond's (the first Firestorm) costumes.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Fastest Man Alive!!

The Flash is a character I've loved since the Mid Eighties, so any time i get to draw him it's a treat. This is a cover that I drew for ComicConn an upcoming convention in May. It was colored by the brilliant Tom Chu

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blog trouble and Aol douchery

So along with everything else that's going on some one hacked my AOL account. i finally fixed the link from the website's homepage and found , deeply buried , someone was restoring old posts to the blog. It's been very frustrating especially since I ahve to take time out of my day to fix this stuff myself. UGGHHHHH

Monday, February 1, 2010

The old Blog died!

Someone has been screwing around with the old blog so I had to restart it. So to open things up with the first inaugural post I present a preview of Supergirl #50

About Me

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One of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry, Jamal Igle is an award winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. A former comics retailer, Editor for several small press companies including TV Comics, Airwave Comics and Destination Entertainment. Former Junior Art Director and Marketing rep in the Advertising and publishing arenas. Jamal's clients include Marvel Comics, image Comics, Dark Angel productions/ Simmons and Company, Devil's Due Studios, Crusade Entertainment, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television and Scholastic Entertainment. Jamal has also worked as a conceptional artist for the Toy and gaming industries as well as film and television. Jamal is married to his beautiful, and much smarter wife Karine.They're also the proud parents of an extremely cute child named Catherine and a Cat named Loustique