DC With Another Round of Subscription Cuts And a New Online Store

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You never know where the next round of cuts is going to come from. DC appears to have been cutting titles from their subscription program, not based on overall sales, but based on how many subscriptions they’re getting. Which is to say, while Aquaman, which has caused much head scratching over it’s omission from the subscription list while being a top 10 Diamond seller, may be more of a Direct Market title than a mainstream title.

New Golden Age Revival: Thun'da (As In Frank Frazetta)

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Thun’da is a bit of an oddity from the tail end of the golden age (1952). On the surface, it’s a variation on the Tarzan mythos, with a bit of a cold war spin. It only ran for six issues. On the other hand, the first issue was one of legendary painter/illustrator Frank Frazetta’s comic projects. It also was tapped for a movie serial starring Buster Crabbe. According to comics.org, Gardner Fox was the scripter on the first issue, adding a little most historical flavor to it.

Video: Adam WarRock raps to WIZZYWIG trailer

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I guess it’s all come full circle now.

Arrow asks "How's my shooting?" with first video footage of new show

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After a lot of misfires, the WB finally hit the target* with a pilot pick up in the form of ARROW, what they are now calling Green Arrow. We don’t know why the Green part was redacted because as you can see from the cast shot, they do wear green. Guess “**** Lantern is not a phrase that is remembered fondly beneath the water tower.

LOVE AND CAPES is back from IDW

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Thom Zahler’s cult tale of superhero romance and marraige is coming back from IDW with a new series, a baby and a a San Diego exclusive.

Indie Show Watch: CAKE slate set for Chicago

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Lots of guests and activities surround this year’s first ever CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) which takes place June 16-17 in Chicago. As you can see, there’s a strong showing from the indie crowd (Pizza Island, Closed Caption) and of course the strong local scene. And it’s FREE to get in. Send reports!

Meet the cartoonists behind Cartoon Network's hottest shows (Part One)

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There’s so many cartoonists working at Cartoon Network we couldn’t fit ‘em all in one post! This first post features interviews with cartoonists/animators Martin Cendreda, Hellen Jo, Michael DeForge and many more.

Nice art: Mike Allred draws Daredevil #17

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DAREDEVIL continues to be the superhero book that proves that “nice art” can be better than “house style” as Mike Allred takes over for an issue. Mark Waid continues to write.

Marvel TV update: Hulk yes; Alias and Punisher no

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The “Upfronts” have taken/are taking place somewhere in Hollywood and New York and although it sounds like a bra convention, what it really means is the networks are parading their new shows for 2012-13 in front of TV reporters. The big comics news was a greenlight for the Green Arrow TV show—minus the arrow—but Marvel stuff also has some motion.

The strange case of the stolen Joe Simon artwork

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Daniel Best is at it again, this time with the decades-spanning story of Joe Simons’s stolen artwork and a subsequent investigation by the FBI:

Kibbles 'n' Bits, 5/17/12: A bumper crop

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Gosh, it’s a busy world! Links about Alison Bechdel, Pixar, Urasawa, convention news bits, and so on.

Review: Jason on THE AVENGERS

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Jason, the great cartoonist of I KILLED ADOLF HITLER, ATHOS IN AMERICA, and so on, is the person who didn’t like THE AVENGERS:

Review: Battleship (2012)

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Oh, Alexander Skarsgard. I could watch a whole movie of him standing on the bridge of a ship and giving tense orders. “Starboard!” “Aft!” “Hard to port!” “Fire when ready!”