Calling BS On Marvel Unlimited


While promoting the new Marvel Unlimited App over at Gizmodo, Marvel’s Peter Phillips indicated that Marvel was updating most of his major titles when they were six months old: The comics available through MU are all at least six months old, and while Marvel wouldn’t commit to every title making it into the service, SVP […]

Marvel Rebrands (Digital) DCU as “Marvel Unlimited,” Tweaks Offering


Marvel’s library subscription program used to be called Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited A.K.A. Marvel DCU – an in-joke at DC’s expense that likely flew over the head of anyone who didn’t go to the comic shop on a regular basis.  Marvel’s rebranding it and tweaking it a bit.  They’re also talking about it ahead of […]

James O’Barr Now in the Motion Comics Business.

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It seems like motion comics, or rather things along the lines of motion comics, are a mini-trend concern.  I’m not seeing recent examples of full-on motion comics with character voices, but Motionworks has thrown their hat into the ring with Sundown, a Gothic western by The Crow’s James O’Barr.

Second Sullivan’s Sluggers Kickstarter campaign is suspended amid new charges and old blog posts


Well, that didn’t take long .The Sullivan’s Slugger’s thing we reported on a little while ago has now blown up everywhere.

First off, Kickstarter has suspended the campaign, which seemed to be being used for selling new stock, which is against Kickstarter rules:

Review: The Adventures of Superhero Girl


Sometimes a book comes out that I’m so ridiculously excited about I get paranoid that I’m going to be disappointed in some way. And then it arrives and turns out to be even better than I hoped for. It becomes the book I take everywhere with me to thrust in people’s faces and say, “READ”. […]

Interview: comics journalism gives wounded vets a voice with Jess Ruliffson


by Dre Grigoropol New York City based cartoonist Jess Ruliffson presented her collection of comics for her upcoming graphic novel at The Drawing Center in Soho on February 13th 2013. Though her comics are biographical, they are not about her own life. She documents the real stories of people who have survived life-threatening situations and […]

To Do Tonight, Santa Barbara: Lynda Barry


If you’ve ever seen Barry talk you know this is a one of a kind experience. She’ll be signing books as well.

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City Returns!


DC have announced that Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City will be returning in June! Oh, and look who’s doing the covers: This will be an ongoing series from the creative team, starting with a shiny new issue #1. The press release notes that returning characters such as Samaritan and Honor Guard will be […]

The strange tale of SULLIVAN’S SLUGGERS


This one is like one of those baseball games that goes into the 17th inning, long and murky with no real payoff.

Lots going on at BOOM!


New logo, new attitude. Boom! Studios has recently rebranded themselves with a new logo and publisher Ross Richie and VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik have a long interview at CBR talking about where they are going. Short version: it’s not all Adventure Time.

Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson battling cancer


The comics world was saddened last night when this statement was released. It’s hard to overstate Kim Thompson’s impact on the modern comics world—as the publisher of groundbreaking works Love & Rockets and Eightball, the editor of eveyrthing from Acme Novelty Library to Usagi Yojimbo and one of the finest translators in comics. He’s best known for championing European comics and introducing them to a wider audience in the US.

Archie now gets zombie-themed ongoing


Having met KISS, Glee, and Nick Cannon, the Archie gang is now going undead in a new ongoing series called AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE that’s set after the zombie apocalypse has hit Riverdale. Yes, it’s The Walking Jughead. The surprise here? The series is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who has worked on such things as the […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/7/13: You will SUBMIT


§ Wired talks to Shannon Wheeler and Jake Parker about comiXology’s new Submit program, where indie creators can submit their work to be carried on the app for a 50/50 revenue share. GeekDad: For both of you, how does this compare to traditional print publishing of your comics? Jake, I know Missile Mouse was published […]

The Blue Ear Triumphantly Returns to Marvel Comics

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Last year, Marvel received a letter from the mother of a young fan, Anthony Smith, who had hearing difficulties, and had been told by doctors that he would require a hearing aid. The mother was wondering if there were any heroes who had ever had hearing difficulties, who might serve as the inspiring spark for Anthony […]