Process: Jeffrey Brown’s Vader’s Little Princess

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Following up on last year’s bestselling Vader and Son, Jeffrey Brown is back this April with Vader’s Little Princess a series of gags based on Vader as dad to little Leia, from toddler to teen. Art Director Steve Mockus has a process post on putting together the book’s cover; since it covered an age range the idea wasn’t immediately apparent.

Review: The Death of Superman

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Nowadays we think of it as the pre-mullet era of Superman, but at the time The Death of Superman was an incredibly big idea for DC. A story which killed off their main signature hero was not only an eventual inevitability, but also an idea which would actually have some resonance for the company. Superman […]

iverse and Archaia team up

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Archaia’s stellar line-up of fantasy, children and licensed comics—from Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard and Return of the Dapper Men; fan-favorite series such as Rust, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, and Fraggle Rock; and new releases such as Cursed Pirate Girl and Iron: Or, the War After—will soon be available via iVerse’s Comics Plus app, starting in March.

Review – Revisiting the New 52 TPBs (Action Comics, Frankenstein, Hawkman, Justice League, OMAC, Suicide Squad)

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Since they seem to have decent library penetration, I’ve been going through and reading the tpbs of some of the DC relaunches that didn’t grab me with the first issue.  Nothing has won me over, but some things are better than others. The Decent While it didn’t inspire me to go out and buy anything, Suicide […]

Green Lantern’s Indie Writers Movement

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As reported earlier, DC Comics has announced their new lineup for the Green Lantern family of titles and they’re going for new blood.  Geoff Johns was the engine powering that franchise and three out of four writers aren’t just new to the Lanterns, they’re still relatively new to DC.  Here’s the line-up:

Steven Sanders launches Symbiosis on Kickstarter

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Artist and designer Steven Sanders, curly of beard and intense of eyes, launched a Kickstarter yesterday for his new project Symbiosis. A massive 100+ page art book, Symbiosis is designed with the idea that people will be able to take the ideas and visuals created by Sanders and do whatever they want with them. They […]

New Green Lantern creative teams and new title announced

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Recently it was announced that the landmark Geoff Johns 100+ issue Green Lantern era was over, and a whole new creative team wold be brought aboard the line. Well, the news is out, a new team of fearless creators has been announced—in brightest convention appearance, in blackest message board meltdown, no storyline will escape rewrites. In addition to the four existing books, a new one starring popular bad good guy Larfleeze has been added to the New 52 line-up. here’s the roll-call:

Poisoned Chalice Part 2: Marvelman Rises

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Poisoned Chalice Part 2: Marvelman – The Miller Years I [Previous chapters: Introduction, 1: Prehistory] If American comics can be said to have begun with the publication of Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics in 1933, their British equivalent began half a century earlier with Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday, first published on May 3rd 1884. […]

CCI issues statement on registration tech glitch

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The technical causes of the heartache and frustration experienced by those hoping to register for this year’s CCI: San Diego were enough for the CCI folks to issue the following statement:

Dave Sim plots new career path with art auction

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When last we left Cerebus creator Dave Sim, he was contemplating a grim existence as his declining productivity and shrinking market place left him few recourses to make a living. Fortunately for all, he was saved from a life of dining on Fancy Feast by a Kickstarter campaign, the arrival of cover work from IDW and an agreement to publish a print version of the digital High Society, whatever that is. And now, as he discusses in a post at A MOMENT OF CEREBUS, he’s found a new way to make money: selling artwork.

Green Brain Comics to reopen today after SUV crash

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On Sunday, our pals at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn were shocked upon awakening to find a mini-van had crashed into their store. Although it looked dramatic, and took out an 8-foot long shelf of kids comics —and a bathroom, setting off a flood— the shop was in good enough shape to reopen today.

Kickwatcher: Tripwire 21st anniversary

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Up until the internet made magazines go away, TRIPWIRE was one of the UK’s best comics-related publications, with solid features and great art direction. Since it ceased regular publication, editor Joel Meadows has assembling a deluxe hardcover anniversary edition, and he’s now got a Kickstarter underway for a TRIPWIRE 21st anniversary. It will be a handsome, wide ranging affair, as you can see from more examples on Meadows’ blog:

Telegemeier announces Smile follow-up, Sisters

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While cartoonist Raina Telgemeier has been revealing a few details of her next graphic novel on her tour for Drama, Publishers Weekly made it official: her next book will be a companion of sorts to the autobiographical Smile. Called Sisters it deals with “the inner workings of [Telgemeier’s] family,” specifically, her relationship with her young sister, which as you can see from the above artwork posted on her blog, wasn’t always smooth sailing.