EW previews TEK JANSEN

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TweetFrom the heart of the Crab Nebula, a great hero shall come! With his own comic. EW previews the long-promised Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen comic from Oni with interviews with writers John Layman and Jim Massey, and a preview of the back-up story. Massey spills on Colbert’s participation: He mostly addresses individual lines and jokes, […]

TODAY’S THE DAY!

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Tweet Ellison V Groth goes to mediation! Two men enter…several lawyers walk out.

Comics goodies

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Tweet In the wake of MoCCA, many comical types talk about good comics, none of which we managed to get a copy of. § Jog looks at THE buzz book, My Boy by Olivier Schrauwen. § Craig Yoe has his top ten which has many gems we must look for in the future. § “Ben Boxer” […]

SAM & MAX back to print!

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TweetThe Wired blog reports that Telltale Games is reprinting Surfin’ The Highway: The Collected Sam & Max. The book includes both the priceless originals and more recent bonus material. The original printing is super-rare these days, fetching between $150-200 through Amazon used book sellers. Pretty pricey for a trade paperback! Telltale is also prepping a […]

Male virgins rampant in Japan

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TweetAccording to one survey, almost 1 in 4 Japanese men between 30-34 is a virgin: “There are 11 percent of people who gave an invalid answer to the survey and I bet you the vast majority of them would be virgins. And though there is also 65 percent who said they have had sex, that […]

RUMBLE GIRLS is back

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Tweet At long last, Lea Hernandez resumes the web version of RUMBLE GIRLS with RUNAWAY LIGHTNING OHMRY. Yay!

Lee’s Comics through the ages

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Tweet Lee Hester posts a history of his comics shop complete with photos of authentic 80s clothing and computers: You always hear a lot about overnight successes. I was an overnight failure. My first day, my “Grand Opening” I made $150 in sales. After that it was an average of around $20 a day for […]

Okay now even the PHOTO GALLERIES are getting all CGI

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Tweet Dean Trippe and “Butterfly” do Mocca

Marvel media news corner

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TweetSam Raimi indulges in another one of his Silver Age fantasies as he imagines making Spidey IV with the Sinister Six as the villains: Ultimately, if Sony considers the price tag too high for another Raimi/Maguire/Dunst collaboration, then the negotiations would turn to keeping Raimi onboard as a producer only. “I would still hope that […]

UMBRA to uclick

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TweetThe Image title UMBRA by Steven Murphy and Mike Hawthorne will soon be available on cell phones: uclick, a leader in mobile entertainment, has announced an agreement that will bring the critically-acclaimed comic book series Umbra, by Stephen Murphy and Mike Hawthorne, to mobile phones throughout North America, UK, Australia and South Africa. The first […]

We’re not just imagining these things, you know

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Tweet Old Disney Rejection Letter via Boing Boing. UPDATE: to those who thought this was not a form letter — nope, it was SOP.

It’s quiet out there

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Tweet A few slow news days have become a slow news week. Aside from a few bursts of convention related news, things have slowed to an August like torpor. Is it just the summer buzz of activities? Is everyone too busy working on their graphic novel? Or too busy working on their blogs, message boards […]

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 […]