A little Friday afternoon gossip

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* Just got off the phone with a well-known, award winning cartoonist who was advertised as appearing at an upcoming convention. Apparently he was told this week that he had a flight to the show by convention organizers, but no flight was ever booked and now he’s just sitting there with his bags all packed […]

Judge upholds Michael George conviction

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A judge has refused to overturn the conviction of Michael George this morning. The defense had attempted to get the jury’s guilty conviction vacated due to a lack of evidence, but the judge sided with the jury, George faces life in prison without parole after being convicted of the 19 year old murder of his […]

Breaking news: Comics are expen$ive!

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Newsarama adds up the costs of this year’s big crossover events and finds they do not come cheaply. For SECRET INVASION, after toting up all the tie-ins and spin-offs and whatnot, comes to this conclusion: November Subtotal: $6.98 The Whole Shebang: $316.98, or just about airfare from Chicago to San Diego and back for Comic-Con […]

RUNAWAYS movie in the works with Vaughan

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that a movie based on RUNAWAYS may be coming: Brian K. Vaughan, who co-created the series with artist Adrian Alphona, is writing the adaptation, for which Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will act as producer. Vaughan is also a co-producer and writer on ABC’s “Lost.” As opposed to other Marvel characters […]

BEA preview

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Lance Fensterman is a very busy guy. He’s the showrunner for not just New York Comic-Con, but also the new York Anime Fest AND the BEA (Book Expo America), the annual schmoozefest for everything book related. This year’s BEA is being held next week in LA, where they buy more books per year than in […]

Fighting back!

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The long national nightmare is almost over in our household! Almost. We’ve been so busy we forgot entirely about Fleet Week.