Bye-Bye, CoCo

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As some of you may know, tonight is Conan O’Brien’s last night as host of the Tonight Show. The story has been little covered by the media, so we thought we’d end the week with a brief comics-related tribute via the pages of MYTHOS SPIDER-MAN, a 2007 Marvel miniseries which had a brief O’Brien appearance. […]

So what’s up with Marvel and DC anyway?

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Okay it’s a brand new year, and Marvel is now officially part of Disney, and DC is officially not officially doing anything yet. So what’s the word? Here’s the week in leaks and whispers: MARVEL: A Marvel insider tells us that a few retailers are definitely sending in covers of their Blackest Night tie-ins — […]

Tonight to do, Detroit: Funny (not funny)

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Via our email, the opening for what looks like an entertaining show tonight focusing on dark humor, something which I’m sure we all need a bit of these days. Artists include Ivan Brunetti, Lisa Hanawalt, Tom Neely, and Michael Kupperman. Complete list in the jump. FUNNY (not funny) Recent Comic Art Exhibiting Signs of Black […]

Ted Naifeh wants to draw Batman

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Naifeh — (Courtney Crumrin, The Good Neighbors series) wants to draw Batman so he’s put together an online gallery of sketches and samples.

Taschen’s comics beginnings in 1980

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As Paul Pope alluded to in the comments, Taschen Books, the art book publisher whose sale we were just telling you about, actually started out as a comics publisher, and there’s more about it on their website, including this picture of what a comics shop in Cologne looked like in 1980, with a picture of […]

Studio coffee run: WALKING DEAD pilotized, Conan cast, Sinestro lurking

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A few items we missed during down time: AMC has greenlit a pilot for a WALKING DEAD TV series, based on the Robert Kirkman-Tony Moore/Charlie Adlard Image comics staple about a bunch of folks surviving in the Zombie Apocalypse. Frank Darabont will write, direct and executive produce. AMC is looking to boost its slate of […]

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID trailer

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Prepare for Greg Heffley. Based on Jeff Kinney’s best selling series of graphic-hybrid books, the movie opens April 2. Parents confused about whether to go take their kids to this or to KICK-ASS should know that Chloe Moretz appears in both films — she is the new Seth Rogen or something. Also starring Zachary Gordon, […]

Gorillaz invade Plastic Beach

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Pioneering cartoon band Gorillaz is back! This time, they’re living off the western coast of Africa on an island called Plastic Beach: The band have taken up residence, recording on a secret floating island deep in the South Pacific, a Plastic Beach HQ, made up of the detritus, debris and washed up remnants of humanity. […]