Superhero fashions: Girdles to codpieces

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Before the ultra A-list fashion gala at the Met for the Superhero: Fantasy and Fashion exhibit, we attended the press preview earlier in the day. The place was packed with a particular kind of New York crowd that sneaks into such things: a mix of legit press, pushy cameramen in cargo vests, bizarre, aged socialites […]

Superhero Gala brings out every star

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Last night was the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Annual Costume Institute Gala, and this year it was co-chaired by George Clooney, Julia Robert, Giorgio Armani and Anna Wintour. A head-exploding collection of the biggest stars in the world, the annual gala rivals the Academy Awards for star power: Tom and Kate, Posh and Becks, Jennifer […]

MoCCA Fest programming

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The MoCCA Fest benefitting Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art has announced its programming, and it definitely leans towards the adventurous edge of comics, with CF, Frank Santoro, Chip Kidd, Bill Plympton and more, including Norwegian cartoons. All of it sounds great, and we’ll be there.

More on Wizard’s HQ sale

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After yesterday’s real estate listing for Wizard HQ rocketed through the inboxes and AIM windows of the comics industry like a hot knife through butter, ComicMix called up to get the scoop, or at least what would pass for scoop: When asked for comment on the posting, a representative of Wizard identified only as “Ed” […]

More Marvel financials

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You can read Marvels’ entire press release on their Q1 results here. Here’s the relevant portion on publishing: Marvel’s Publishing Segment net sales declined by $1.0 million or 4% to $26.5 million in Q1 2008 principally due to the timing of major publishing initiatives. Q1 2008 net sales reflected a decline in comic book sales […]