300 Second Life Press Conference

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The WB held a 300 press conference in Second Life today with Zack Snyder, Frank Miller, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro and, yes, dear, dear Gerard Butler. Was it weird? Of course it was! The participant avatars were pretty accurate — Miller in his perennial cowboy hat, Snyder in a baseball cap, Butler in his jeans […]

WWLA: Comicraft

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With the HIP FLASK: ELEPHANTMEN widescreen edition out this week (featuring a special gallery of sketches and drawings by Ladrönn) we’re reminded that Comcraft is also at WWLA this weekend! We’ll be sharing a booth with Graphitti Designs right up at the front, so you can’t miss us! Starkings and JG will be selling & […]

Jay Kennedy RIP

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Very sad news going around this morning that Jay Kennedy, the highly respected editor in chief at King Features syndicate has died in a drowning accident while on vacation in Costa Rica. No further details are available at this time. Kennedy was a major figure in the comic strip business, liked and respected by all, […]

Happy ending in Marshall

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In case you missed it, here is the full story from the Marshall Democrat-News on the new Marshall, MO library policy and the fate of FUN HOME and BLANKETS which were removed from shelves following complaints over adult content. The books have been returned to circulation but will be shelved in the Adult section instead […]

Buffy sells out; Ellis wonders why

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Dark Horse has announced that BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SEASON 8 #1 had sold out of a 100K+ initial printing. Following the book’s release yesterday, Dark Horse will be going back to print on the much anticipated first issue of Buffy: Season 8. Since the book was announced last summer, Dark Horse has garnered a great […]

Stan Lee Media Sues Marvel for $5B

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A classic story of intrigue, double crosses, runaway financiers, campaign skullduggery, and Stan Lee got yet another chapter underway when it was announced that Stan Lee Media is suing Marvel for a cool $5B. The one-time new media venture claims that it co-owns Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Incredible Hulk. How is this possible? You […]

More on Arnold Drake

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Mark Evanier has a longer, touching remembrance of writer Arnold Drake who passed away on Monday: Arnold was one of my favorite comic book writers before I knew who he was…even before I knew that the guy who wrote those Tommy Tomorrow stories I thought were so great was the same guy who’d written all […]

Kirkman goes on whirlwind WOLF-MAN tour!

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72 hour, five cities, one comic book and one comic book writer: Robert Kirkman rides the whirlwind to promote THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, kicking off with a midnight signing (is this the new fad?): Comics industry superstar Robert Kirkman is going on a five-city, seventy-two hour tour to promote the debut of his new comic book […]

Ace cricketer hits comics as Sachin The Master Blaster

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Forget about John Woo or Nicolas Cage: Virgin Comics is really hitting it up the crease this time with a comic based on Indian cricket hero Sachin Tendulkar: The monthly comic magazine, which is being published by Virgin Comics, Total Multimedia Ltd in collaboration with Tendulkar, is expected to hit newsstands this year. The superhero […]

First Second’s guide to graphic novels

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First Second has posted a .pdf primer for those who want to know why graphic novels are the bee’s knees. yes, there is sales info for First Second books, but also …and in this mighty little document, we’ve put together a selection for four different age categories, of just a few Graphic Novel titles that […]

Bruce Sterling: blogs done in 10 years

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Famed SF/syberpunk pioneer Bruce Sterling is bearish on blogging, giving the fad 10 years in a speech at SXSW: “There are 55 million blogs and some of them have got to be good,” Sterling said, during a speech here at the SXSW conference in reference to the slogan on blog search site technorati.com. “Well, no, […]

Press wises up to Cap stunt

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They are asking too many questions!: “Cap” may be dead. Captain America, the star-spangled superhero of the Marvel Comics universe, suffered multiple gunshot wounds on the steps of New York City’s federal courthouse last week and is in critical condition, if not dead. There were at least two shooters, and police took one in custody […]