Dave Sim’s follow-up to CEREBUS

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It’s called Glamourpuss. It comes with posters and instructions (like “right click to save”) because readers may be internet unsavvy. TCJ readers sum up the bafflement. The below poster is part of the comic, not an editorial comment:

UN and Spidey join forces

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This news couldn’t come on a more inappropriate day, as the world seems more senseless than ever, but perhaps a comic book teaming Spidey and the UN can bring some smiles: In a move reminiscent of storylines developed during the World War II, the U.N. is joining forces with Marvel Comics, creators of Spider-Man and […]

Ted Rall knows how to make friends

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In a column that is sure to send his already high popularity soaring, Rall looks at and rejects the New York Times Magazine’s comics pages, declaring Chris Ware’s “Building Stories” Clowes’ “Mr. Wonderful” is the best of the lot: Seven months passed. (To those who didn’t give up on “Building Stories,” it felt like seven […]

Music chains soon to become theme park destinations

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Variety reports that several Virgin Megastores will be closing — the chain was an early adapter of manga and graphic novels and continue to have wide ranging sections: The Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood will be closing early next year and its highly likely the Gotham outlet will follow. Rent increases are being given as […]

People are talking about….2007

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A few more end-of-year comics wrap-ups in what passes for mainstream media: § Gary Brown at Cox News plays the curmudgeon with “In year of comics mediocrity, a shining dozen” § Randy Myers § Natalie Nichols at LA City Beat § BONUS: The Latino edition of the NY Daily News talks to Tom Beland about […]

Comics Reporter status

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We thought Tom was just taking some well deserved time off, but it turns out Comics Reporter has suffered a big outtage, and his exemplary interview series has been interrupted: This really screws up the momentum of the holiday interview series, for which I apologize. Frank’s interview was posted on Sunday but was only up […]