Over at DC’s blog they have a little peak behind the curtain with Fiona Staples’ upcoming cover to THUNDER Agents #7.  Click through for more. (more…)

Cosmic Comics has stood as a staple of 23rd Street for many comics fans for 18 years. At the end of 18 years owner Mark Friedman has picked up a thing or two about comics retail.

Cosmic Comics Owner Talks Comics Retail from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

This past December Cosmic Comics owner Mark Friedman left the comics retail game, passing the torch and selling his business.  Here he talks about that decision.

Cosmic Comics Owner Talks About Leaving Comics Retail from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

Over the 18 years he’s spent running Cosmic Comics in Manhattan Mark Friedman has learned a few things about trends. And here he talks about the digital distribution and what he sees in the future.

Cosmic Comics Owner Talks Digital vs Print Distribution from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

Bleeding Cool has a great story about how production proofs for Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman, were found.

Every time you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to original comic book art something turns up to prove that you haven’t. Exhibit A for that rule today is the Heritage Auctions announcement that 4 pages of 1939 production proofs from Detective Comics #27 just surfaced, having been in the possession of a man living in an apartment building were Bob Kane once lived, who rescued it from the curbside trash some 45 years ago.

Silver Age production art is not uncommon, but like the actual original art itself, Golden Age production art is extremely rare. Usually tossed in the trash, as these pages were. No actual original artwork from Detective Comics #27 is known to exist, although a single page of original art from Batman #1 is known to have survived to the present day.

These are a fascinating find, a rare glimpse into the beginnings of comic book production.

Click HERE for the full story.