On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Four: Happy 50th Spider-Man!

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It wouldn’t have been appropriate to hold a New York Comic Con this year without acknowledging the 50th birthday of Marvel’s flagship hero, and there was plenty of merchandise on hand from the con to commemorate it, including a tote bag, t-shirt, and sweatshirt. But Sunday’s birthday celebration was designed to be kid-inclusive while wowing […]

NYCC12: Day Four

The Lego mural, at 10:48  
As you can see, it is made of 8x8-stud tiles, each stud a single one-stud brick assembled by attendees (I did two on Thursday).
On the other side was the Lego store, and more vertical stud wall where attendees could build with bricks.  Most produced Lego-graffiti.  I went three-dimensional.

So I got to bed at Three AM (yeah, late night blogging…I lead such a glamorous life), and got out at Eight.  Napping on the subway, my subconscious woke me up at Times Square, and I had to wonder… had I slept through to Monday?  No, the crowded Sunday subway train was packed full of […]

Michael Alan Nelson Taking Over Ravengers

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Aside from the next round of cancellations (which wasn’t a total surprise), there was only one piece of new business in DC’s January solicitations: Michael Alan Nelson is the new writer on Ravegers.

Liefeld Was Right: DC Cancels Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter, Frankenstein

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In the January solicits, DC has announced the final issues of Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter and Frankenstein.  On at least one occasion, there was a question about a fourth wave of New 52 titles and that question was ducked.  Presumably to avoid talking about the cancellations at the conventions and provoking any fans of the titles.  However, […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Three: Morrison, Vaughn, Hickman Talk Shop in “The Writer’s Room”

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The atmosphere waiting in line for “The Writer’s Room” panel was highly charged. Any one of these comics writers garners a massive following, but putting them together was like some kind of nexus of writing mystique. All the better if you happened to be a fan of all three, like many practically jumping up and […]

Shel Dorf Award Nominees 2012

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The nominees have been announced for the Shel Dorf Awards 2012. The awards nominate a lot of the usual incredibly talented suspects, with books like Daredevil, Batman and Walking Dead all receiving multiple nominations. The best news here, though, is that both Heidi MacDonald and Henry Barajas have been nominated for Comics Blogger of the […]

Monday Morning Funnies: Let’s Watch Star Trek

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Cartoonist, Malachi Ward (who regularly contributes back-up stories to Image’s popular Prophet series) has co-created and launched an ambitious Star Trek episode guide called Let’s Watch Star Trek.

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: August 2012

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by Marc-Oliver Frisch August was another strong month for DC — that’s always worth pointing out, given the rather dire numbers of the publisher’s comic-book line in the two years prior to the September 2011 relaunch. The “New 52″ relaunch has managed to restore sales to levels last seen with some degree of regularity in […]

NYCC 2012 in Tweets and Instagram

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Although we had to leave NYCC early because of some personal issues, it wasn’t too hard to follow along with from home! Here’s a brief recap via Twitter and Instagram of the last five days; it was the kind of show where Juanjo Guarnido, award winning artist of the Blacksad franchise, shows up and people take a while to catch on. Despite all the complaints over the emphasis on showbiz stuff, this year’s comics news dominated the show…and twitter.

NYCC: A Final Marvel & DC Cover Parade

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The last day of New York Comic-Con was a day of relative peace and tranquillity, unless you were Dan Slott in which case it was a day of  being chased by an angry mob whilst cackling like Machiavelli. It’s the day when people settle down, explore the booths which haven’t sold out, get their final sketches and […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Three: Mike Mignola in Hell

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In a panel devoted to the future of the Hellboy universe, it became quite a task to distinguish between all its various parts currently in motion. But is it perpetual motion, or will it face its abrupt end with Hellboy’s descent into Hell?  After all, it seems like fate has finally had its way with […]