Hitting too close to home

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Did this happen to anyone else? We had three different people we know send us a link to yesterday’s CUL DE SAC by Richard Thompson. Also, you should get the first CUL DE SAC collection. As Tom would likely tell you, it’s one of the best newspaper strips around these days. posted by Mark Coale

One of the greatest comics of all time: In Pictopia!

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Mike Fiffe is at it again with a scan of In Pictopia! by Alan Moore and Don Simpson. Originally published in 1986 in the Fantagraphics benefit Anything Goes!, and rarely seen since, this is considered by some to be Moore’s greatest single work. Read it now. Technorati Tags: Alan Moore

Bye-bye, Borders?

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Well, as you may have heard, what with massive global economic distress, it’s a dicey time right now for everyone. Comics and graphic novels seems to be riding their wave of growth for now, but no one who is following the news thinks the comics biz will get a pass. There could be big changes […]

DMP cancellations

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Digital Manga has been reorganizing of late, with layoffs and a large reduction in monthly output. We’ve received Diamond’s list of canceled titles; please note, this doesn’t mean these books are never coming out, it just means they are not scheduled for release right now. All You Need is Love Volume Knights Volume 2 Physical […]

Pavia updates Tokyopop

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ICV2 catches up with Tokyopop’s Associate Publisher, Marco Pavia, who updates their publishing plans. Part One: Just to be clear (I know there have been a lot of Internet rumors), we have not cancelled any series; we’ve really just adjusted the release pattern of certain series. This allows us to have a more narrowly focused […]

Del Rey announces King/Straub monthly comic

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Continuing what seems to have been a successful foray into comics adaptations and continuations of established fantasy/sf/horror books, Del Rey will publish a MONTHLY COMIC adaptation of The Talisman, by Stephen King and Peter Straub, for late summer/early fall 2009. To our knowledge, this is Del Rey’s first periodical-type comic. Clearly, they have been inspired […]

STAN’S SOAPBOX cover released

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The Hero Initiative has released the final cover of their collection of Stan’s Soapbox and announced a very limited edition hardcover (below), and an even more exclusive signed hardcover. Stan’s Soapbox: The Collection, our 144-page tome collecting ALL Stan Lee’s kickass “Soapboxes” from 1967-1980, will be in stores on November 19. It’s available in softcover […]

Quick links

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§ CNNMoney looks at Marvel with an unusual angle: the recent success of the PUBLISHING arm: But here’s a secret about comics that has been hiding in plain view amid all the cinematic hoopla: At Marvel Entertainment (MVL), the industry’s largest player, revenues for its print wares have been growing in double digits for the […]

Studio catch-up

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A few stories of note that ran while we were away: The upcoming SHERLOCK HOLMES movie directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson is TOTALLY A COMIC BOOK MOVIE, because, you see , screenwriter Lionel Wigram wrote a comic book “re-imagining” of the character to get […]

New York Comic-Con registration opens

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A press release reminds us that we have less than four months until New York Comic-Con, and registration is live. Professional FREE registration is only open until November 15th, so DON’T DILLY-DALLY! Officials at New York Comic Con have today announced that registration for the next show, which will take place February 6 – 8 […]

The sleep of reason breeds CHIHUAHUAS

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We’ve returned from northern climes just in time to see that all we’ve worked for is lying in smoking ruins, as BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA was the box office champ for the second straight week. Do you see? Do you see now what your lax standards and anti-elitism have done? Do you see how the triumph […]

To Do: October 13 – 19

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Here are your comics events for the coming week. Lots of great stuff going on for the lucky people in New York, California, and Savannah, GA! Monday, October 13 Santa Cruz, CA, 7:30 PM – Art Spiegelman at Bookshop Santa Cruz Tuesday, October 14 San Francisco, CA, 7 PM – Art Spiegelman at Books Inc. […]