Holy crap, SDCC getting medieval on the badge thing!

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Comic-Con has just announced a change to their terms and conditions regarding badges that indicate things are getting more real.

THE WALKING DEAD TV show's Michonne revealed

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EW has rolled out the first photo of Danai Gurira as Michonne, the sword-wielding zombie slicer from Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD TV series.

Kickstarter alert: THE GARLICKS by Lea Hernandez

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Lea Hernandez, a pioneering cartoonist in the American manga hybrid style of storytelling, is back with a Kickstarter campaign. Target is $40K. Based on the art alone, this should be a success.

Introducing: the AlphaBooks project

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Ben Towle is at it again, organizing another alphabetical tour through some delightful category. Last time it was fantastic beasts; this time, it’s fictional characters, and it’s called AlphaBooks. Towle kicks it off with A is for Captain Ahab and a quote on his blog fromMoby Dick:
The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run.

Rucka and Bendis sitting around rapping

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Greg Rucka’s novel Alpha has just come out, and it’s the debut of a whole new thriller series for him. To promote it, he’s doing the rounds, including a chat with Brian Michael Bendis for publisher Mulholland Books. You really need to read the whole thing. It’s quite a relaxed and candid conversation:

Nice art: Danny Hellman

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Danny Hellman—one of the signature art styles in the New York illustration world until that went kerflooey. The Holy Yost has a shout-out.

Mark Andrew Smith's new manifesto on Kickstarter and Comics: THE CREATOR AS RETAILER

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Is Kickstarter the next big comics distribution outlet? Some would say it already is. Mark Andrew Smith issues a call to action.

Reprints in Review: The Real Frank Frazetta is in the “Funny Stuff”

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by Casey Burchby

Frank Frazetta’s prodigious and varied output is given even more breadth by a new collection from IDW of the artist’s humor work. The contents of Frazetta – Funny Stuff date from the late 1940s, when he was still just a kid, really, and still a long way from the cavemen, exotic temptresses, movie posters, and cover paintings that would come to define his work. Yet, as Frazetta told The Comics Journal in 1994, “The funny stuff is the real me.”

I KILLED ADOLF HITLER film gets Finnish director

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According to Screen Daily, the movie adaptation of Jason’s I KILLED ADOLF HITLER now has director Timo Vuorensola attached. The Finnish helmer is best known for IRON SKY, which is about a secret moonbase full of Nazis who escaped WWII but are back to wreak havoc.

Kibbles 'n' Bits, 5/23/12: Urasawa or Hernandez?

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This is a just a mess, due to the pressing matters I alluded to earlier. Man, I sound like Edwin Drood.

The very last 5000 badges for San Diego Comic-Con 2012 go on sale soon

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A letter has gone out to those who sought a badge for this year’s show…basically, very few have been returned, and those that were will be sold as one-days. And if you want to participate in the sale, make sure you have a Member ID—registration for that closes Friday. Hurry, children, hurry!

You can never go wrong with Jack Kirby

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I usually don’t comment on my activity or lack of it any more, but I have pressing matters which preclude commenting on some of the big stuff going on—I’m still working on that damn TCAF report—including the ongoing Jack Kirby/Avengers/creators rights matter. Or the matter of the day as I like to call it. I’ve been saving up my links and girding my loins. I guess I feel a bit defensive about it because not commenting on something is often attacked as condoning this or supporting that. My thoughts are complex and I don’t want to dash something off; it’s too important for that.

Marvel Creates New Superhero for a Hearing-Impaired Fan

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When a young fan with hearing impairment didn’t want to wear an aid because he felt it’d make him stand out, his mother assembled with Marvel’s staff to save the day