Archaia and comiXology show off manga remake of CYBORG 009 with “variant digital cover”

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Speaking of manga pioneers, Shotaro Ishinomori created GoRenger (the precursor to Power Rangers), Kamen Rider, Cyborg 009, and Kikaider. The Guinness Book of World Records claims he’s drawn more pages of comics—170,000—than any other comic book creator. And it’s his birthday today. (Ishinomori died in 1998 at age 60.) To celebrate, comiXology—which has licensed the […]

Snap Goes Wolverine’s Spine

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Just a quick note. Last year we all watched Catwoman twist her spine into impressive new shapes previously unseen by man. But we’re in 2013 now, and it’s time to prove that men are just as capable of contorting themselves into extinction.

New Justice League of America: “People will ‘wonder what the hell we are doing.’”

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Aside from having 52 variant covers for state seal lovers, we haven’t talked much about the new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA book by Geoff Johns and David Finch and how it differs from JUSTICE LEGAUE by Johns and other people. Will it be set in America? Will there be spiders? Is Airwave in the team?

Read all of Kyle Baker’s graphic novels online for FREE

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For reasons unknown—but probably just for the good of society—Kyle Baker (Deadpool, Plasic Man) has put most of his creator-owned body of work online for FREE including early classics, THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW and WHY I HATE SATURN, and later works I Die at Midnight, King David, The Bakers, Special Forces, Nat Turner and more. […]

New books from Gfrörer and Catmull announced

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Continuing our look at thrills to come in 2013, Fantagraphics announced new books by two exciting indie creators, Julia Gfrörer and Ben Catmull, with some advance looks. The cover art isn’t final, as attractive as it may be. Both will be out in September.

“ZED: A Cosmic Tale” – Reviewing A Children’s Comic That’s Not For Children

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The collected edition of ZED – A Cosmic Tale will be coming out next week.  It may be under your radar, and that’s understandable.  It certainly looks like something other than what it actually is.  It’s probably easiest to describe this graphic novel in terms of the cartoonist’s film work and who wrote the introduction.  Yes, you […]

PictureBox launches Ten-Cent Manga line with Shigeru Sugiura and Osamu Tezuka

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Art comix publisher PictureBox has announced a new line: Ten Cent Manga, which will be curated by manga exert Ryan Holmberg (you can read some of his insightful manga writing at The Comics Journal.) We’re told the line will include “famous titles by superstars, as well as single-artist volumes and anthologies of comics by forgotten geniuses.”

“Chris Pine is Rob Liefeld in ‘ICONS’ the Image Comics story”

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In case you missed yesterday’s blockbuster news, the irrepressible Rob Liefeld took three days out of his schedule to write a screenplay called ICONS about the early days of Image. Hitherto shown only to close friends, the screenplay turned up at the website Dreammoviecast where you can read several sample pages up along with Liefeld’s own dream casting choices. I don’t want to spoil all the surprises but here are two:

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: Make comics the Oily Way

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Lots of stuff so let’s get to it!

§ Sometime Beat contributor Laura Sneddon looks at 2013 in Comics and even though this list is mostly front of the Diamond catalog, there’s a lot to be excited about.