On the Scene: Baltimore Comic-Con Night 1

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Baltimore Comic Con, like Charlotte’s Heroes Con, is a creator favorite due to its comics-centric focus, and the Hyatt bar is a traditional gathering spot, so I was looking forward to seeing many familiar faces that were at Charlotte just months ago. However, due to the Yankees-Orioles game the same weekend, some folks I knew had to stay in hotels elsewhere so I wasn’t sure who I would find downstairs.

On the Scene: Baltimore Comic-Con Night 1

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Baltimore Comic Con, like Charlotte’s Heroes Con, is a creator favorite due to its comics-centric focus, and the Hyatt bar is a traditional gathering spot, so I was looking forward to seeing many familiar faces that were at Charlotte just months ago. However, due to the Yankees-Orioles game the same weekend, some folks I knew had to stay in hotels elsewhere so I wasn’t sure who I would find downstairs.

Update: 2000AD artist Brett Ewins on trial for GBH charge

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By Steve Morris A court has heard how artist Brett Ewins, who has worked for publications such as 2000AD, Vertigo and his own magazine Deadline, was arrested in January on a charge of grievous bodily harm. The hearing is ongoing. As reported in the London Evening Standard today, the prosecution have now described the night in detail […]

On The Scene: Baltimore Comic-Con Day 1

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The lines wound around the block, disappeared and reappeared again against the concrete of the convention center in the steamy, bright weather, but once they started moving it was orderly and brisk. The incoming flood lasted for at least an hour without sign of slowing, but the capacity was generous inside and even a crowded floor was manageable. A newcomer to the Baltimore Con flipping open the guide would immediately notice a unique feature in comparison to the New York Comic Con or Wizard World Philadelphia: artist’s alley occupied at least forty percent of the floor, more if you added in the range of side-tables along the walls also designated for artists. This didn’t mean that the convention was weak on the shopping fare that comics fans demand and expect, or the deals they are looking for on that one book missing from their collection, but it did create an interesting dynamic of two worlds in synergy, each working together for the event.

Dark Horse introduce new gay male 'Billy, the Vampire Slayer'

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By Steve Morris More Jane Espenson! Dark Horse Comics have today been discussing Espenson’s upcoming issue #14 of their Buffy Season 9 comic, in which she introduces a new character to the series. Called Billy, this character is notable for being the first gay male vampire slayer, taking the basic idea that Buffy is about […]

Dark Horse introduce new gay male ‘Billy, the Vampire Slayer’

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By Steve Morris More Jane Espenson! Dark Horse Comics have today been discussing Espenson’s upcoming issue #14 of their Buffy Season 9 comic, in which she introduces a new character to the series. Called Billy, this character is notable for being the first gay male vampire slayer, taking the basic idea that Buffy is about […]

In defense of Guillem March

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A few months ago, Guillem March’s cover for the CATWOMAN #0 issue was met with widespread scorn around the internet, including right here, and, sure enough, when the issue actually appeared, it was a bit different.

What I’m about to say may shock many but…I kind of liked the original one better.

Y: The Last Movie?

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Is a Y: THE LAST MAN movie on again after years of on and off again? Sounds like it. According to Claude Brodesser-Akner, New Line is all ginned up by a new draft for a Y movie by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Jericho) and everyone has fanned out to search for a director.