More on Marvel on iPhone

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TweetA stunned world woke up to the news that now you can read Marvel Comics on your iPhone, via the four platforms best known for their comics offerings: Comixology, iVerse, Panelfly and Scrollmotion. A story on Marvel.com talks to EVP, Marvel Digital Media Ira Rubenstien. Marvel digital comics availability on the iPhone Apps system joins […]

Silence of the WUMBs

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Tweet It seems that the Wizard Universe Message Board, home to seditious postings on bad customer service, personnel changes, joyless conventions and other, hoi polloi, topics, has been shut down, part of a total reworking of the Wizard Universe family of sites. Ex-Wizardeer Sean T. Collins has more: The board was launched in 2006, at […]

Angoulême is TOO like San Diego

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TweetWe don’t mean to belittle this sobering story with a funny headline, but…well we did it anyway. However, it seems that Angoulême, France, cradle of the greatest , biggest comics convention of them all, a town-spanning festival where well over 200,000 people gather just to watch Seth tie his shoes, is having the same kind […]

Quote of the day on ASTRO BOY

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Tweet Topless Robot reports that the lackluster new CGI Astro Boy movie tanked in Japan and sticks the knife in a little deeper: PERHAPS YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN JAPAN’S MOST BELOVED CHARACTER AND STUCK HIM IN A SHITTY CG MOVIE WITH VIRTUALLY NO REGARD FOR HIS ORIGINAL STORIES, WHICH MOST OF JAPAN KNOWS BY […]

Breaking news: Creator doing best work of his career!

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Tweet Seriously, can we declare a moratorium on the use of the hype phrase “He’s doing the best work of his career here” by editors, writers, publishers, etc in promotional interviews. In this case it is Mark Millar talking about Steve McNiven and their new Marvel project, NEMESIS. But after you’ve read “Spike’s work on […]

21 days of Halloween: Rick Parker and the Pekar Project

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Tweet Here’s a nice Halloween exclusive, courtesy of The Pekar Project Pekar Project artist Rick Parker, fresh off drawing Tales from the Crypt: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, series “Deaditor” Jeff Newelt and Dr. Harvey Pekar concocted this Halloween treat featuring the Pekar Project artists and other frequent Pekar collaborators and subjects. Click for […]

Events of the Week: Crumb/Mouly in Virginia

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TweetWhen R. Crumb does a book tour, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thus, his appearance Tuesday with Françoise Mouly in Richmond, VA has gotten lots of online coverage. Here’s Harry Kollatz Jr. at RichmondMagazine.com. Last night, R. Crumb entered with a pratfall that seemed to surprise the University of Richmond’s director of museums, Richard Waller. Waving […]

Events of the week: MarvelFest NYC 2009

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TweetWednesday past saw MarvelFest NYC 2009 unfold at NYC’s Union Square, traditionally one of the most traversed public spaces of the city. A cold, gloomy rain dried up just in time to make for a cold, brisk night that was just the right mood for a pre-Halloween costume contest. CBR’s Josh Wigler has a report […]

Anthony Hopkins is going as Odin for Halloween!

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Tweet According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins has signed up as Odin, all-father and dad of the the hero in the Thor movie now underway.

21 Days of Halloween: Seth

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Tweet The NY Times teams up Lizzy Ratner and Seth for some haunting views: Even in this cheek-by-jowl town, the realm of other people’s apartments remains resolutely mysterious. Sure, New Yorkers share walls, overhear fights, inhale the sweet-spiced victories (and, all too often, failures) of sundry kitchen experiments. But the odd, unholy secrets of our […]

King Con panels, guests announced

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Tweet New York’s long schedule of comics conventions has its penultimate outing next weekend November 7-8, with Brooklyn’s King Con. The panel and guest lineup has been announced¸ including Al Jaffee, Harvey Pekar, Peter Kuper, Jonathan Ames, Cliff Chiang, and more. It’s worth the trip just to listen to Al Jaffee.

Marvel on the iPhone

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Tweet Kinda speaks for itself.The old order changeth,

21 Days of Halloween: Jill Thompson

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Tweet Or at least her Twitter stream.