The Boston Phoenix pulls comics over sponsor issue — UPDATED

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Karl Stevens’ comic page Failure has been cancelled by the Boston Phoenix, where it had run for the last few years, replacing another strip by Stevens known as “Whatever.” The reason, reportedly, is because the above strip insulted an advertiser, Bud Light.

McAvoy, Fassbender, McKellen, Stewart, Lawrence and Hoult ALL on board for new X-Men film

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TweetDirector Bryan Singer has gotten the band back together for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Not only will James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult all be back….but Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be joining as the older versions of Professor X and Magneto (portrayed by McAvoy and Fassbender in X-MEN: FIRST […]

Creator says creator-owned comics pay as little as $31.25 a page—if you’re lucky

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Tweet Creator Jim Zubkavich (aka Jim Zub) is the writer of SKULLKICKERS, one of Image’s more prominent post-WALKING DEAD, pre-SAGA hits. It’s had early sellouts, multiple volumes, and a treasury edition. But was it really profitable? In a blog post, Zubkavich lays out the realities of the economics of indie comics. You’ll need to read […]

Wimpy Kid #7 sells more than 350,000 in its first week

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Without going into all the is it a comic or a book arguments, let’s just agree that Jeff Kinneys’ Wimpy Kid series is incredibly successful. The newest volume, #7 in the series, came out on the 13th and in its first week sold 362,217 copies, according to Publishers Weekly’s Bookscan lists. It’s been the #1 book on Amazon for a few weeks and shows no sign of slowing down.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/27/12: entirely serious or not?

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Which is real and which is fake? CAN YOU TELL?

Lego Batman Review: Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape!

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TweetAs an early Christmas present for my cousins, who live far away in the south, ugh, I decided to give their mum a break and buy them some Lego Batman. They’re both 7, which means they’re old enough to not eat the caped crusader, but young enough that it took them a good afternoon to assemble […]

Angoulême 2013 Prize selections announced

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Tweet The picks for the Angoulême 2013: Official Selection have been announced; as widely noted, the lists in recent years are much more populist—THE WALKING DEAD, FABLES—than formerly. The published lists are all in French and we’re going to risk horrible danger by attempting to list the English titles of the English books. Sélection officielle […]