Review: Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps #16

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This week saw the release of Green Lantern #16 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke, as well as Green Lantern Corps #16, by Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin. The Green Lantern books are some of DC’s most popular, but recently seem to have fallen out of the spotlight, off doing their own thing while the […]

Review: The Answer #1

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We’ve all been enjoying Dennis Hopeless week, haven’t we? That time once a month where two of his books come out on the same day? Well just in case that wasn’t enough, it looks like Hopeless has decided to add another date to our calendar: Mike Norton week. Not only is Norton involved in drawing […]

Becky Cloonan Reveals New Mini-Comic, ‘Demeter’

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Becky Cloonan, she of making universally acclaimed mini-comics when not drawing Batman, Swamp Thing, Northlanders and Demo fame, has just announced that this year she’ll be publishing her third mini-comic. This will follow the previous success of her self-published comics Wolves and The Mire. Called Demeter, here’s the teaser image for the comic Cloonan revealed only scant moments […]

ComicsPRO announced Industry Appreciation Award nominees

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Retailing advocacy group ComicsPRO has announced their annual Industry Appreciation Award nominees which salute “those who have been simply the best at what they do, making the comic-book direct market more successful for all of us.” Awards are presented in two categories: to living industry figures and those who have passed away. And the nominees […]

The Eyes of Joanne Siegel

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In 2008, the Siegel family won a historic courtroom victory. So why did they risk it all on an appeal? An encounter between Jerry Siegel’s widow, Joanne,  and Super Boys author Brad Ricca provides a telling clue.

A little bit more on the con that snubbed the colorist

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Yesterday’s kerfuffle concerned a convention that wouldn’t name a colorist as a guest. Although a smallish type kerfuffle, it did lead to a day of praising hard working colorists on twitter, so good came of it.

Is free good? Baker and Zub respond

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By now, it seems a lot of people have taken advantage of Kyle Baker’s decision to put his stellar body of graphic novels up for free online. While it’s a windfall for readers, at Robot 6, Corey Blake asked “Does ‘free’ devalue comics?” While free sampling is a staple of marketing, it also has drawbacks:

New director for beloved franchise chosen…and the world will never be the same

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Where were you when Challenger blew up? When the towers fell? When Bieber kissed Selena? Just as with these defining moments, millions of nerds experienced a moment yesterday that they will never forget, a galvanizing, life-changing moment. There is before and after, and only those two states.

MAC and Archie cosmetics line products revealed

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In the past cosmetics giant M.A.C. has had great success with a DC-inspired line, and last summer a collaboration with Archie Comics was announced. Well, the product shots are in, and girls, you will look as stunning as Veronica and radiant as Betty in these shades. Put us down for Daddy’s Little Girl lipstick and Double Trouble nail polish! And that tote! Totes to die for!

Preview and Interview: 5 GHOSTS with Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham

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5 GHOSTS is a new genre-splicing series premiering with Image Comics on March 20th, 2013 from writer Frank Barbiere (recently of THE WHITE SUITS series in Dark Horse Presents) and artist Chris Mooneyham (ANATHEMA). Frank and Chris produced the first issue of 5 GHOSTS independently and distributed the issue in a limited edition at New […]

Will Sliney Profiles The Fearless Defenders: Valkyrie

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Marvel seem to be making a proper investment in their female characters in 2013, with a number of new books launching and several of their more prominent female characters getting a boost in profile. Of their many comics featuring female characters, though, one of the most anticipated is Fearless Defenders, in which an all-female team of […]

Interview: Moyoco Anno “I really don’t like women that much!”

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by Melinda Beasi [Editor’s note: when it was announced that manga-ka Moyoco Anno was going to be appearing at October’s New York Comic Con I was stunned and thrilled. Stunned because Anno-sensei was probably the most prominent josei (adult women) manga artist to ever come to the the US. Thrilled because I have long admired […]

Con snubs colorists, colorist pride stands strong

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Well, as we were just saying, colorists are an integral part of the comics creation process, more responsible fore the look of a book than anyone else, really in the modern production process. And yet one con does not think that colorists are worthy to be listed as guests for their show. Or that’s what […]

Must Read: Jim Rugg on Print vs. Digital

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This is one of those “the killer is calling from inside the house!” posts. As the digital tide slowly eats away at the limestone foundations of print, sometimes it’s the hidden damage that is most destructive. In this case, artist Jim Rugg points out something that isn’t discussed nearly enough: how coloring comics on computer monitors is not really an adequate preparation for the print versions. In this case, he notes that the print version of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell just doesn’t look as good as the digital version:

Marjane Satrapi to hold first gallery show

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While Persepolis remains one of the most important comics of the graphic novel era, creator Marjane Satrapi seems to have moved on to different avenues for her talents, likebooks and making movies, such as the Oscar-nominated animated version of Persepolis. And now she’s having her first showing of her paintings in a Paris gallery.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: EC reconsidered, kids ignored and you’re a bad stalker, Charlie Brown

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A kids comic roundtable, Gary Groth makes mighty return as a critic, successful webcomic Kickstarter and voice actor misdeeds.