Wood/Coipel’s X-Men Relaunch Moved to May

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Tweet Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel’s relaunch of X-Men with Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde and the other one has been moved back slightly, from April to May. The new publication date will be May 29th. This is due to a bereavement, and Brian Wood has posted regarding the decision to hold off […]

New IRON MAN 3 trailer

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Tweet “Urgent superhero” music motive? Check Hero in a wifebeater? Check CGI helicopters at sunset? Check Hero questioning the meaning of his role as superhero vs his personal life? Check Vaguely seen villain vs. US Milliary/industrial complex? Check Lots and lots of Iron Mans? Check check check. Directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) […]

Advance Review: Viva Lost Vegas #1 (spoiler-free!)

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TweetReuniting the team behind the Eisner award winning Return of the Dapper Men, Lost Vegas is a fun mix of science fiction space play and hustler inspired shenanigans  Oh, and it is very, very pretty.

Jerry Ordway responds and more on comics career paths

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Following yesterday’s much quoted post on wanting to be hired, artist Jerry Ordway responded to the outpouring of support with more on the perils of exclusives and the freelancers life:

Thought Bubble 2013′s Guest Line Up So Far – 10 girls, 11 guys

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TweetThought Bubble 2013 have announced a second list of guests for their convention this year, which, I notice, means the convention has a brilliant gender parity. Of the 21 guests so far announced, 10 are female!

Chris Sprouse Steps Away from Orson Scott Card’s Superman Story

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TweetArtist Chris Sprouse, who would have been drawing controversial writer Orson Scott Card’s contribution to the upcoming Superman anthology Adventures of Superman, has stepped down from the project today. He cites the media furore over the comic as his reason for dropping the project. As a result, the first issue of this digital-first series will […]

Ruwan Jayatilleke out at Marvel

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Tweet Marvel’s SVP associate publisher Ruwan Jayatilleke has been let go, CBR reports. An 8-year Marvel veteran, Jayatilleke was promoted in 2011 and was behind many of their new business initiatives over that period, including the Stephen King and Halo graphic novels, and most recently, working on the digital and trade book businesses. Although better […]

INTERVIEW: ARCHIE’S Fernando Ruiz on Life and Work at The Kubert School

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TweetAnyone who has ever worked with Fernando Ruiz or benefitted from his teaching skills knows what a seriously impressive contributor he is to the future of comics. From his personal work as writer and artist on ARCHIE comics and a range of other freelancing projects to the intense mileage he puts in as an instructor […]

Kick-Watcher: Michael Moreci on MINI COMICS INCLUDED

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TweetOne of the ways many people stumbled onto their first comic was through the promotional comics that used to come bundled in with action figures. You know the ones – you buy a He-Man figure, and in the box comes a comic which shows him in action, fighting against all the other characters who coincidentally […]

Siegel Heirs Reject 21 Million Dollars

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TweetIn keeping with the court’s schedule, yesterday Marc Toberoff filed his response to DC’s summary judgment motion in the Superman/Superboy lawsuits. Toberoff has filed these same arguments before, but the accompanying exhibits do include something new: correspondence in which Laura Siegel Larson and the Siegel estates reject a 21 million dollar payment from DC.

On the Scene: After Hours at Emerald City Comic Con

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Tweet by @AmyChu Day 1 After an exciting first day at Emerald City Comic Con on Friday, a sea of attendees flooded the many downtown venues around Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. But the place to be for the evening was the bar of the Sheraton hotel where many of the comics professionals gathered. ECCC, […]

It’s “Clear” why people love The Walking Dead so much

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Just why is The Walking Dead the most popular cable show of all time? It’s gory, unrelentingly grim and even the most likable characters act out of brutal self-preservation. There are no feel good moments, only increasingly distant memories of what it was like to feel good. (When a Tom Waits song, which closed last week’s episode, qualifies as a gentle lullaby, you know things have gotten tough.) I guess all of this explains why it’s a guilty pleasure: soap opera with the threat of a horrific death at any given moment.

Meanwhile, back in the 60s and 70s, teenagers were working for DC

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Via Sean Howe’s invaluable Marvel tumblr, this photo of future Marvel editor in chief Jim Shooter at age 14. At that age he sent a spec script to DC editor Mort Weisinger and was hired to write the Legion of Superheroes at that age. While the world of superhero comics was not quite as harsh as it is now…it was still probably no place for a boy, as Howe writes in MARVEL: THE UNTOLD STORY:

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/5/13: Starting the day with Alan Moore

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Let’s start out with Dylan Horrock’s drawing of Alan Moore. Because you can never have too much Alan Moore. Via Lulu Bonanza and Forbidden Planet

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Announces First Guests

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TweetIt’s not particularly grim oop North if you head to the right parts, and you can’t go wrong with Kendal. It’s a lovely part of the world, and the perfect place for a comic book festival. And conveniently that leads me to mention The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which will see Sean Phillips and Bryan and Mary Talbot […]