Dash Shaw’s The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D.

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Tweet Dash Shaw’s IFC series is now online in four episodes, with extras. Enjoy!

Earth One: the retail perspective

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TweetToday’s big DC news story is WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, the big Superman event for 2010 everyone has been speculating over. James Robinson and Eddy Barrow kick things off with a Free Comic Book Day issue. While surely notable, the announcement of a new crossover storyline has failed to ignite the website-crashing uproar that yesterday’s […]

Non-payment updates: Devil’s Due, Dabels

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TweetIt’s been no secret that even as comics have been enjoying better-than-those-around-them economic results in the Great Recession, a few companies have been late with creator payments. Bleeding Cool has been doing the best job of covering these stories, and interviews Devil’s Due head Josh Blaylock on what is a huge debt, blamed on the […]

More Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival reactions

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TweetDan Nadel, co-organizer of the recent BCGF, wraps things up at Comics Comics — it was a very successful day, and in response to my musings over how much money changed hands, indications are that it was a very successful show for exhibitors, as this picture graphic shows. Nadel also comments directly on my own […]

Marvel’s Maisel to step down

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TweetMarvel Studios Chairman David Maisel plans to step down after the Disney deal goes through, the trades report. President Kevin Feige will remain and report directly to Disney Studios boss Rich Ross. Maisel will retain an exec producer credit on movies developed while he was on board — IRON MAN 2, THOR, and THE FIRST […]

CON! 2010: The NY Comic Book Marketplace unites all possible storylines

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TweetWith the successful completion of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival this past weekend, the New York con scene has finally rolled up its carpet and winterized the boats. But for those of you who just can’t get enough wandering around a room filled with longboxes and husky men named Paulie, you are in luck! […]

CON! 2010: San Diego Hotels, guests

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TweetSThe 2010 San Diego Comic-Con has updated its website with the first list of guests: Sergio Aragonés Brian Michael Bendis Berkeley Breathed Kurt Busiek Chris Claremont Mark Evanier Matt Fraction Nicholas Gurewitch Keith Knight Jim Lee Stan Lee Paul Levitz Larry Marder Carla Speed McNeil China Miéville Robert M. Overstreet Douglas E. Richards James Sturm […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/8/09 — various views of comics in 2009

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Tweet§ Tucker Stone looks back at the decade in comics: Although it would be hard to look at the last ten years of comics and see much of the decade’s woes frankly expressed, it’s not hard to see the seams of conflict that float beneath them. Marvel spent its time messing around with the same […]

Google honors Segar

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Tweet Google is doing one of its birthday tributes to E. C. Segar, creator of Popeye. It’s the 115th anniversary of Segar’s birth. The Guardian has a nice profile: Popeye the Sailor – who famously attributed his strength “to the finish” to his consumption “of spinach” – first entered the public consciousness in January 1929, […]