Moore to Virgin

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TweetExpert editor Stuart Moore is back in the chair at Virgin: Virgin Comics and the SCI FI Channel announced today that Stuart Moore has been appointed Editor on the first titles from the new imprint. The new ‘SCI FI / Virgin Comics’ venture was announced earlier this year, with a stated goal of utilizing the […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales May 2007

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Tweetby Paul O’Brien Have you been suffering from withdrawal symptoms ever since CIVIL WAR ended? Well, good news, because WORLD WAR HULK kicked off in May, leading into another few months of crossovers. On top of that, the Spider-Man books are still running “Back in Black” stories, while the “Initiative” banners continue to sprawl across […]

When indies go super

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Tweet Giant Robot NY has a swell online gallery of images from their recent Free Ice Cream show, including R. Kikuo Johnson, Alison Cole, Anders Nilsen and Jeffrey Brown. But sharp-eyed John Jakala notices that Johnson has posted pages from his “Marvel Indie Anthology” story starring the Thing, The Puppet Master and Alicia Masters (above.) […]

Morning Briefing: IRON MAN, FOUNDATION, LOST SQUAD, etc.

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Tweet § Over at his MySpace blog, director Jon Favreau reports on the completion of photography for Iron Man: Principal photography ended with a huge bang as we filmed the final scenes of Iron Man in Caesar’s Palace. As many of you already know, gambling is a casino’s top priority. A production can not interfere […]

Land of a thousand links

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TweetA lot of stuff to catch up on. So just the quick hits: § John Jakala looks at manga that don’t hold up over multiple volumes: Death Note – Man, I loved the early volumes of this series, with the mental mind games between the main characters. They were pure crack in comic book form. […]

McPherson does Hellboy

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Tweet Artist Tara McPherson has designed a limited edition Hellboy for Dark Horse : We began our Qee line with the classic 2.5 inch Hellboy Qee. Next up, the much-coveted large size 8″ Qee. Hellboy and Qee fans can rejoice and unite in toy heaven! We asked Mike Mignola to pick an artist to design […]

To Do Tonight: Chicago Bertozzi, Hornschemeier, Grossman

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TweetTonight Bookslut Presents: June Reading: Wednesday, June 27 8:00pm Stop Smiling Storefront 1371 N. Milwaukee Avenue Paul Hornschemeier The Holy Consumption Nick Bertozzi Official website Author Austin Grossman Read an excerpt from Soon I Will Be Invincible cover

PERSEPOLIS film removed in Thailand

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TweetThai officials have cancelled a screening of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis after complaints from the Iranian Embassy: The Bangkok International Film Festival has dropped the Cannes prize-winning animated movie “Persepolis” which had been skedded as new-look Thai fest’s opening movie. Tuesday move followed a request from the Iranian Embassy in Bangkok. “We have had a request […]

PWCW notes

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TweetHey kids, a little cross over special. Due to a technical glitch this week’s issue of PW Comics Week had to go out this morning. You will not want to miss it, however, as it contains: * Douglas Wolk’s MoCCA report * An interview with Rick Spears and Rob G talking about Repo and the […]

MoCCA wrap up

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Tweet About 7600 blog posts, Flickr streams and actual news stories later, it’s kind of obvious that MoCCA 2007 was the Italian Renaissance of Indie comics or something. A Golden Era. Camelot. You name it. Memories are suffused in a silvery haze of comics, waffles and scones. It was pretty wonderful, anchored by the Top […]

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The Ultimate Fighter Finale

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TweetRafael Kayanan has bowed in with his comments on Saturday’s Ultimate Dighter live finale, which was all fights all the time. You will find his commentary under the cut, as well as a few notes from The Beat.