A Salute to The Pope in Comics

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TweetAs we celebrate the arrival of Pope Francis, let’s look back on the great popes in comics history. Of course, the DEFINITIVE papal statement in comics—and one of the greatest in all of literature—is Cerebus in CHURCH & STATE: And more: And from South Park.

Will Sliney Profiles The Fearless Defenders: Dani Moonstar

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TweetAs a new character joins the cast of Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney’s Fearless Defenders, so she joins team members Valkyrie and Misty Knight in our growing group shot of the team! Today sees the release of Fearless Defenders #2, which sees Dani Moonstar enter the scene. The leader of the New Mutants for years […]

Gillen Interview “most candid ever”

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TweetAfter 18 months on JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, Kieron Gillen has given an extensive interview with Q Magazine’s Colin Smith on his UK based blog TOO BUSY THINKING ABOUT MY COMICS and tweeted: The first part of my enormous interview with @Colin_TBTAMC is up. Probably my most candid interview ever. He also added: (This part includes […]

Hitting Soon: Supermag by Jim Rugg

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Tweet Holy moly. How superb does this new Jim Rugg project from AdHouse Books look? I’d heard (or read) of its announcement here and there, but only recently got around to actually checking out the preview pages Adhouse have up on their site.  A glossy, 4-colour, magazine format book, it weighs in at a good […]

ON THE SCENE: Was Will Eisner a Novelist?

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TweetTowards the end of his life, witnessing the rise of the graphic novel as a format, Will Eisner commented on the fact that his books formed a subsection of the graphic novels display at a large bookstore by clarifying that his desire was to see his books shelved in the literature section alongside works by […]

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: January 2013

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Between “Death of the Family,” “Throne of Atlantis” and “Rise of the Third Army,” any DC title selling 60,000 units or more in January took part in one of the three current major crossovers, which means all 10 of the company’s Top 25 books. In other words: Scott Snyder and Geoff Johns are running the DC Universe right now — and not much that’s not within their reach is working all that well.

Kickwatcher: Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton Present GOLDTIGER

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TweetHere’s a real Kickstarter based on a fake artist whose real work has been forged by Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton, both of whom are real living people and are not figments of fiction, unlike the artist who didn’t draw this comic strip, because he never existed. Got that? This is GOLDTIGER.

Recap: Strip Search vs The Ultimate Fighter

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As I tweeted the other day,. I am now definitely HOOKED ON STRIP SEARCH, the Penny Arcade produced reality show about cartoonists. We’ve now seen the first challenge and the first elimination (both above) and in case you are wondering THERE WILL BE SPOILERS.

The lurid, obsessive novels of Mike Baron

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Mike Baron is best known as the co-creator of Nexus and Badger, two of the signature comics series of the indie 80s. While the ups and downs of his nexus co-conspirator Steve Rude have been pretty well documented, what about Baron? We hear he’s got a revamp of the Badger simmering at the resurrected First Comics. But he’s also staying incredibly busy turning out novels by the bushel. In fact he has turned out three in recent months, with appropriately pulpy covers. Yes they are e-books, but no feverish novel about a spook called in to discover why the world’s leaders are spontaneously combusting is complete without a pulpy cover!

Jerry Ordway again

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The case of Jerry Ordway — a talented veteran artist who is not getting as much work as he should— continues to resonate. It isn’t really about Jerry Ordway. it’s about comics, and about the manny many aspirants and passers by and the few who are called. Mark Evanier addresses the odds:

2000AD Tease The Return of Judge Death

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TweetEvery so often Tharg gets on the blower and gives me a ring, to tell me about new things coming up at 2000AD, the comics magazine he edits. And today he had something rather exciting to show me – this teaser image from Greg Staples, showing Judge Dredd villain Judge Death…