Bits o’ News

  • The Bad News: Jason Aaron’s series Wolverine Weapon X will end with #16. The Great News: Jason Aaron will be writing a brand new Wolverine #1 directly after the conclusion of the current series. DigitalSpy interviewed Jason about the reboot.
  • B. Clay Moore hinted on Facebook that he will be writing a fill-in featuring “another great old DC character.”
  • Our friends at report on a comic art show running in St. Charles, Missouri, through July 31st.

Pre-Planet Planning Push

Soon I’ll be able to stop chattering about getting ready for this weekend’s Planet Comicon and start chattering about all of the fun and exciting things that happened at Planet Comicon.

On Monday, the show got a wonderful publicity boost with front page coverage in the Kansas City Star. In a brief “The Week Ahead” segment, PlanetComicon was promoted with a sizable headline and photo. The Star is very supportive of the show. It also got lead placement in a Tuesday upcoming event calendar and I understand that tomorrow’s Preview weekend entertainment magazine will have a cover feature on the show.

Others are posting about it, too: Jason Aaron,, Old School, Mid-Missouri Comics Collective, and Larry Litle are just a few of folks who are posting about the show.

You’ll find me at the panel rooms most of the time. I’ll be moderating, introducing, or participating in panels throughout the weekend. Check out the most recent schedule of events.


I lived in Columbia, Missouri, for over ten years and loved nearly every minute of it.

Columbia is the home of the University of Missouri and the Mizzou Tigers. It also has a surprising amount of comics history. After all, how many cities can boast that one of its high schools has a cartoon character mascot? (Hickman High School’s athletes are known as the Kewpies.)

The folks at the Mid-Missouri Comics Collective (Midmococo) have put up an extensive history of Columbia’s comics connections. Some of the highlights from Midmococo’s page include Mort Walker’s tenure as an MU student, the introduction of Miss Mizzou in Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon strip, and Eclipse Comics moving its headquarters to and from the area. They even mention Comics Career Newsletter.
It’s well worth a visit if you have any interest in the local region. I think the history could be a model for other local comics groups to emulate. We’re getting to a point where some comics history could be lost forever unless interested amateur historians begin documenting it.