Steve Bissette calls for Marvel boycott over their treatment of Jack Kirby

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Spinning out of a Facebook discussion, cartoonist and educator Steve Bissette is making a case for a boycott of Marvel over how shabbily they have treated Jack Kirby and his heirs:

Walking Dead and Death of Spider-Man top shaky June sales

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June was another down month, with periodical comics sales down 4.62 percent from June of 2010. The GN picture was more complicated. Overall, these numbers paint a pretty dicey picture for the Fantasy Economy. (See Larry Marder’s comment’s here). June 2010 may have been an abnormal month for GN sales but there is a need for more franchises like Hellboys, Chews and Narutos.

SDCC11: Brian Ralph’s Comic-Con comics diary

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Another winner in TCJ’s cartoonist diary series.

To do 8/6: Grant Morrison at Isotope

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Isotope Comics in San Francisco is hosting a MASSIVE epic this Saturday with Grant Morrison as he winds down his SUPERGODS tour. The event includes an all-ages signing from 2-5, followed by a night-time hangout that features the amazing lo-ball glasses designed by Cameron Stewart and Sonia Harris, designer of BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER.

Update on stolen Brent Anderson art

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Artist Brent Anderson has sent out an updated list of the art that was stolen from his car just after the San Diego Comic-Con. If you see any of this for sale, please contact him. Images of some of the stolen art can be seen on his art page.

Smurfs tie with Cowboys & Aliens at the box office –with bonus Platinum SEC filings

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The Smurfs shocked everyone by tying the much hyped COWBOYS & ALIENS at the box office this weekend and we dig into Platinum’s stock filings to see what’s up at the company. Plus: Who is Ervin Rustemagic?

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 8/1/11

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§ Congrats to Tucker Stone on five years of blogging!