Breaking: Big Apple to go head to head with New York Comic-Con next year

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TweetAccording to handouts at this weekend’s Big Apple Con, next year’s show is being held October 7-10 — the exact same dates as the long announced New York Comic-Con. Accidents do happen, but it’s pretty incredible that the only date available for the Big Apple show was…the same dates as the second-biggest show in the […]

This Weekend: Big Apple Comic-Con

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Tweet Even as we type, the Big Apple Comic-Con has kicked off over in the unknown lands of Pier 92. While a pier on the river on a raw, blustery day sounds like a challenging place to be, based on the pictures now coming over Twitter, people are already lining up for the autographs. As […]

Fantagraphics at APE

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Tweet Via pr: FANTAGRAPHICS SIGNINGS AT APE: SATURDAY 11AM – 1PM: Jon Vermilyea (MOME) & Frank Santoro (MOME) 12:00–12:45  Spotlight on Dash Shaw 1PM – 3PM: Dash Shaw & T. Edward Bak (MOME) 3PM – 5PM: Daniel Clowes & John Pham 5PM – 7PM: Renee French (MOME) & Andrice Arp (MOME) SUNDAY 11AM – 1PM: […]

APE To Dos

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TweetWe’ve received some event listings from ISOTOPE, but feel like there must be more. If you are having a party or wing ding or whatever during APE, please post in the comments! TONIGHT FRIDAY 10/16: SATURDAY 10/17:

APE debuts and news

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TweetThe Alternative Press Expo kicks off this weekend at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Details are in the link but guests can be scanned here; programming, here. Social events have their own post. As for what to expect, here’s a quick rundown via our email: • Buenaventura Press has a lot of new […]

Marvel brings ‘Motion” to Virgin at Union

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Tweet VIA PR and the NY Post, word of a new “MarvelFest” on October 28th which will see Marvel’s ASTONISHING X-MEN motion comic projected three stories high on the now-closed Virgin Mega-Store at Union SQuare in NYC. Creator appearances and a costume contest complete the festivities. Let’s just hope it’s a little warmer then than […]

George Tuska: 1916-2009

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Tweet Veteran artist George Tuska has passed away at age 93. Tuska’s career spanned the Golden Age with work for the Iger/Eisner shop, Lev Gleason, Fox and the Harry “A” Chesler Studio. In the 60s he was best known for a long run on IRON MAN and later, a 16-year-stint on The World’s Greatest Superheroes […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: August 2009

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TweetBy Matthew Murray [EDITOR'S NOTE: We're giving an indie sales chart a whirl once again. Please let us know what you think!] August was the best month for Archie for a long, long time in the direct market, with the first issue of the “Archie gets married” story line being the best selling non-Marvel/DC title […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/16/09

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Tweet§ Ben Towle argues what many felt about the STITCHES National Book Award nomination — it’s nice that such a fine book was recognized, but putting an adult memoir in the kids section just because it’s a graphic novel, isn’t all that progressive and reveals a gap in the Comics Revolution: My point is straightforward: […]

21 Days of Halloween: Kelly Freas

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Tweet If this MAD Magazine cover by the late, great Kelly Freas does not get you into the mood for Halloween, nothing will. Freas (1922-2005) is known as the dean of science fiction artists with innumerable covers for Astounding Science Fiction, and was nominated for 20 Hugo Awards, winning 11. [Submitted by David Clemons]