UPDATE from the floor 1:45

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Reporting live from the press room at New York Comic-Con. The line this morning was long, but everyone seems to have gotten in. There are traffic jams near Marvel and DC as there would be at any convention, but osmosis has created a fairly consistent density of people throughout the rest of the hall. It’s […]

NYCC: What happened Friday

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Not much time to blog this morning. Still at home, but just got a call from someone on the scene who says the line to get in stretches to 40th Street and the West Side Highway. From yesterday, so far no disasters. People were lined up at 7 am to get in, and there was […]

Frank Miller update

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You’ll notice Frank Miller hasn’t been making many of the 300 festivities around the world — that’s because he’s at home recuperating from serious hip and leg injuries, according to EW. Miller did talk to Steve Daly about the Spirit movie a little: “I’ve written a first draft of the screenplay. I’m working on the […]

NYCC: CAN YOU GET IN SATURDAY???

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New York Comic-con may well be the first convention in history to sell out before a single fan has been let in. The Saturday of the show is SOLD OUT, as in there are no more advance tickets available. We heard that tickets for Saturday were selling for $75 on eBay but haven’t seen the […]

NYCC Pix Day 0

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Just a few to whet your appetite. Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Larry Gonick (Cartoon History of the Universe), Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Cancer Vixen), Thomas LeBien (Hill + Wang) and George O’Connor (Journey into Mohawk Country) at the non fiction panel. We got the chance to meet Gonick afterwards and he is quite the personality. O’Connor, […]

ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference Report

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The whirlwind of New York Comic-Con kicked off yesterday with the ICv2 graphic novel conference. Attendance was up from last year, according to organizer Milton Griepp, with a mix of cartoonists, publishers, librarians, retailers, agents, buyers, and other folks from Graphic Novel World. While there were a few people from what Griepp referred to in […]

TALES FROM THE CRYPT rises at Papercutz

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The classic EC title is being resurrected as a titles from the kid-friendly Papercutz line — ironic, eh? Good Lord! *Choke!* The greatest horror comic is back! After more than 50 years, EC Comics’ legendary flagship title returns with all-new TALES FROM THE CRYPT, narrated by the original Crypt-Keeper, Old Witch, and Vault Keeper. Each […]

NYCC: what’s really important

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Finally, we’ve blogged the hell out of New York Comicon, just so you know what is going on. but as we sit back in wheezy, queasy exhaustion, perspective begins to rear its ugly head, and we remember that what is really important about this show is the basics: getting jiggy. For instance, blogger “Hey Lady” […]

Biggest NYCC post ever!

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Evan Dorkin Brian K. Vaughan: Steve Niles Colleen Doran Joanna Estep Cecil Castellucci Act-i-vate Tania Del Rio Rivkah

Countdown to excitement

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Wizard and the solicitations broke the story on COUNTDOWN Monday, with Newsarama adding more to the mix yesterday. We didn’t have time to blog the big news, but in case you missed it: yes, DC is launching another line-spanning weekly comic, one with Paul Dini as head writer. What’s interesting about it, from our standpoint, […]

Meanwhile back at the Civil War…

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CIVIL WAR wrapped up this week, and of course we haven’t had time to go find a copy, online or in a store, but we haven’t had time to read ANY issues of CIVIL WAR yet. We’re “waiting for the trade”, as they say on the inside. or people who like a denoument, Mark Millar […]

To Do: Saturday 2/24: Beasts hits New York

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Do you want to know where ELSE the cool kids will be? They will be at GIANT ROBOT! GIANT ROBOT NY and FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS PRESENT: BEASTS! With artists signing the new hardcover collection of nearly 100 illustrators depicting mythological and folkloric creatures. WHAT: BEASTS! book release signing WHO: Jesse LeDoux, Katy Horan, Keith Shore, R. […]

To Do: Saturday, 2/24 – Picturebox party at Rocketship

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Do you want to know where the cool kids will be? This is it. Alex Cox explains in his own way: In these cold and troubled winter months, the cruel North wind oft brings a chilling despair, settling deep in your hearts and bones. There is but one remedy for the cruel, icy darkness… Comic […]

Podcast update: Ventures and Veitch

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The Sound of Young America interviews VENTURE BROTHERS creator Jackson Publick for this podcast. (Thanks to Ian Brill for the link.) Speaking of The Venture Bros, this weekend on Saturday at 4:30 at the NYCC (that AGAIN?) there will be a Venture Bros. spotlight with Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, James Urbaniak (Rusty Venture, etc.), Michael […]

Comics Bakery rises

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Not content to satirize 70s movie posters, the John Green-Dave Roman-Raina Telgemeier-Marion Vitus comics comglomerate has announced they will henceforth be known as Comics Bakery.

Gramling takes over at Wizard

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Wizard has hired former FHM EIC Scott Gramling to take over as EIC of the entire Wizard Magazine empire. Hiring a former lad mag guy to take over is a pretty smart guy, and our magazine industry peeps all have good things to say about Gramling (who once worked at Wizard) so…this could be very […]