Fool’s Gold: Searching for Longbox Treasure: Asbury Park Comic Con

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When I attend a comics show, I have three goals: chat with friends and exhibitors, see what’s new, and buy comics. I don’t buy many new comics… I can wait for the trade. I don’t buy many trades… review copies arrive at my day job, keeping my eyes busy.  Plus, I don’t want to lug […]

A Growing Sense of Concern Over Variant Covers

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By Todd Allen As you’re probably aware, one of the marketing tactics Marvel is using to secure initial orders for their Marvel NOW! (Are you supposed to scream NOW! when saying that out loud?) relaunch is offering retailers variant covers tied to the number of copies of the book that are ordered.  This has started […]

Hotel Transylvania Brings the Box Office Back From the Dead

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By Todd Allen A $43M film debut in September?  Unheard of?  Not any more.  Hotel Transylvania shook the movie theaters out of their slump in rather dramatic fashion.  The other big debut, Bruce Willis/Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Looper, hit for $21M which would have made it a #1 film in recent weeks.

SPX 2012: the last photo bomb

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BY JEN VAUGHN – These photos are photos that SHOULD be out on the internet somewhere instead of sitting on my phone. Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and Charles Burns are all fantastic and so very polite, but take a peak at the cartoonists and talent (younger and not as polite) who […]

INTERVIEW: Matt Smith On Ten Years With 2000AD

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Since 2002, Matt Smith has been the editor for 2000AD, the mostly-crazed British sci-fi anthology magazine which first appeared on shelves over 35 years ago. Since coming in as editor, he’s watched writers and artists like Frazer Irving, Si Spurrier, Jock, Henry Flint, Rob Williams and Leigh Gallagher take the book and continue to push […]

Marvel Advertise All-New X-Men via Script Excerpts

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By Steve Morris Having already exhausted teasers, interviews, black and white images, coloured images, unlettered previews and just about every other form of pre-release promotion you’d care to imagine, Marvel have now taken to advertising All New X-Men #1 by releasing sections of Brian Michael Bendis’ scripts to various sites. If you went down to Comic […]

In One Week: The Morley Literature Festival

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By Steve Morris Currently under way despite Nevada’s attempt to suck the entirety of comics inside Las Vegas, The Morley Literature Festival is yet another sign that when it comes to comics, Leeds is the place to be. Now in their seventh year, this year the festival sees British faces like Stuart Maconie (first time […]

Stan Lee gets a pacemaker, recovering

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Turns out those concerns over Stan Lee’s recent show cancellations weren’t entirely unfounded—The Man announced he just received a pacemaker: “Attention, Troops! This is a dispatch sent from your beloved Generalissimo, directly from the center of Hollywood’s combat zone! Now hear this! Your leader hath not deserted thee! In an effort to be more like […]

MORRISON CON War Journal: Day 1

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It’s day one of Morrison Con and I’m already having a blast. While I was in line to register I started chatting with my fellow con-rads, some of which are traveling from France, Australia and Spain. We were talking about how Grant changed our lives and how many times we are going to tell him […]

Friday Afternoon Kitten Blogging

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Oh you knew it was going to happen. Gotta rebuild traffic somehow. Lucy and Charlie contemplate life in the bathtub. Not named after Peanuts, but we realized it after the fact.

Announcement: 31 days of Halloween is beginning next week!

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It’s the spooky, chilling time of year, when pumpkin muffins are consumed and woolen scarves are brought from the closet. As in years past we’ll be

Webcomic Alert: The Expositor by Van Sciver and Remnant

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Okay. This is exciting. A new webcomic site called The Expositor presents the new work of Noah Van Sciver and Joseph Remnant. These two young cartoonists who had breakout years, van Sciver with THE HYPO, his GN about Abraham Lincoln that tells a part of the president’s life few PROSE histories have ever covered; Remnant […]

Bryan Talbot’s Grandville III: The trailer

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It’s always hard to know what graphic novelist Bryan Talbot is going to be up to — will it be a crazy imaginative story of English history and dimensional travel like Luther Arkwright? Or a sensitive, heart-rending story about child abuse like Tale of One Bad Rat? Or something else entirely? One genre Talbot has […]

The Sailor Twain Tour dates announced

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First Second editorial director and cartoonist Mark Siegal, will be on tour for SAILOR TWAIN, this fall. Dates are above and in the link.

If you haven’t seen SAILOR TWAIN, the rich story of a 1887 Hudson River barge captain who finds a mermaid, and what unfolds from that, you are missing an imaginative comics yarn that joins other comics about waterbourne voyages, like Far Ardden and Set to Sail. Heck it’s a whole new comics genre.

Studio Coffee Run 9/28/12: Looper, The Walking Dead, Thor: The Dark World, etc.

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Looper is already killing it with the critics, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore reach an undisclosed settlement concerning Moore’s involvement with The Walking Dead, pic-o-mania for Kickass 2, Thor: The Dark World, and The Wolverine plus much more after the jump…

Manga-Camera App: Turning 2D dreams into Smartphone reality

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Comicsalliance just unveiled what could possibly be the best App EVER (or maybe just for you die hard otakus). With the commonality of Instagram’s “vintage” effects already upon the masses, this new (and FREE) Manga-Camera App lets you turn any old picture on your phone into that black-and-white /moire-filled manga styling that is beyond cool. There is […]