Disney’s Twisted Princesses imagined — CORRECTED

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We know that you are all tired of Disney Marvel mash-ups, but Is Animator Jeffrey Thomas’s Twisted Princess portfolio close to how Marvel might handle classic princess characters? NOTE: We really screwed up when we first posted this. We picked it up from another blog that called it how Marvel would handle Disney Princesses, but […]

Adventures In The Dragon’s Lair: A Report From Dragon Con 2009 In Atlanta

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By Steve Bunche As a dyed-in-the wool comics fan I have wanted to attend the senses-pummeling annual San Diego Comic-con. As a fan, think about it: shitloads of comic books everywhere, movie and TV celebs who’ll be signing autographs, comics creators from all over the globe, and a myriad of fun and geekish possibilities, all […]

Ant-Man? Edgar Wright? Pixar?

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Splash Page catches up with director Edgar Wright to suss out rumors of Pixar-related interest in his ANT-MAN movie.: “The news that Pixar is involved [with 'Ant-Man'] is not wholly accurate and a little premature to comment on,” Wright said. “I love Pixar’s work more than anyone and indeed would love to collaborate with them. […]

New Yorker flubs nerd humor drawing test

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Via this week’s issue. As correspondent Jamie T. points out “While I suspect Lee Lorenz believes he has drawn Iron man, doesn’t his armoured gent more closely resemble ROM: Spaceknight? Is he a closet Bill Mantlo fan?”

Meet Diane Nelson! – UPDATE

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UPDATE: This interview with Nelson by Sharon Waxman at The Wrap addresses a few of those pressing issues and establishes that Nelson is not a comics fan “by nature.” So: a girl running a comic book operation? Isn’t this a young, male-centric market?I prefer to be known as an executive rather than a girl. It’s […]

Levitz leaves ‘One of the Best Jobs on the Planet’

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As this week’s DC bombshell sent ripples throughout the Multiverse, most people were taking time to talk about the contributions of Paul Levitz to the comics — as a medium and as an industry, Levitz’s handiwork has created or nurtured much of the infrastructure we live with daily. It’s a huge legacy. A few reactions. […]

Dragon*Con — a nagging question

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Letters, we get letters. Chris T. asks us: Hello Heidi, I was wondering if you might address this in your blog.  I have seen all of the pictures of the cosplay at DragonCon and the stars at the panels, but I never hear anything about the Dealers.  How were sales for things at Dragon Con.  […]

SALES: PictureBox, Fantagraphics

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We got a big email from Dan Nadel at Picturebox with announcement of a sale — including some fun sets — and immanent new books, like POWR MASTRS 3, above. If you’re looking for adventure, this is the right place . Fantagraphics is having a sale at Fantagraphics Books their brick and mortar: What, me […]

TCB: STRANGE TALES #1 sells out

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We don’t run every press release we get, but once in a while one tickles us, such as the announcement that STRANGE TALES #1, the indie-anthology from Marvel, has gone back to press Whatever the realities of these sell-outs, it’s cool that an alt.comix book is getting the treatment. The new printing will have a […]

TCB: Jump on ELEPHANTMEN

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Okay, we don’t normally run these kinds of press releases either, but at least we get to run a picture of an elephant holding a sword. Perhaps you have always wanted to try ELEPHANTMEN, the SF series written by Richard Starkings, with art by various fine folks. If so, they have prepared a special jumping […]

Punchbuggy Tour with Baillie, Dahl and Reed

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Three brave cartoonists are setting out to tool around much of the East Coast in a jalopy, and you know it is going to be a real adventure. Liz Baillie! Ken Dahl! MK Reed! My Brain Hurts! Monsters! Cross Country!  Come see the best indie graphic novels of Fall ’09, read to you by their […]

Peter Kuper on tour

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Peter Kuper is hitting the road with Diario de Oaxaca, a gorgeous and thought provoking multimedia diary of his time in Mexico, during which violence erupted over a teacher’s strike. Dates below: Sept 13th, 11:00 a.m. Brooklyn, NY Book festival, International Stage (Borough Hall Plaza) The International Graphic Novel. Three acclaimed graphic novelists who tackle […]