Lady Gaga cast as the Dazzler…beware the First of April!


The rumor’s provenance was impeccable: director Bryan Singer.

On the Scene: Unpacking comics history at the Asbury Park Comicon 2013


The secrets of Stan Lee’s hair and other tidbits from comics history at the just concluded Asbury Park Comicon.

Nice Art: End of the Hunt II print by Levon Jihanian


This unsettling image is one of several prints available from Levon Jihanian, a cartoonist/animator perhaps best known for his Ignatz-nominated Danger Country. Check ‘em all out.

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Ann Nocenti and Jim Lee Enthuse about Comics


On March 30th, WonderCon attendees got treated to a bonus feature in a Spotlight panel with Ann Nocenti, Jim Lee acting as her interviewer. The two had so much shared history that they reminisced about the “good old days” at Marvel as well as plunging into the current artwork that most impresses them on their […]

Marvel’s Infinity shifts the spotlight to the Inhumans


Marvel is getting all cosmic with the looming threat of Thanos in the second Avengers movie, and in the run up to it, the new Infinity comic will reintroduce the weirder side of the Marvel U, with the Inhumans mixing it up weith Thanos in a saga penned by Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, Avengers VS. X-Men) and illustrated by Jim Cheung (Avengers: Children’s Crusade) Jerome Opena (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force), and Dustin Weaver (Avengers, Uncanny X-Men). Infinity kicks off with a Free Comic Book Day preview and then as a six issue mini-series in August.

Center for Cartoon Studies stars in “The ‘Junc?”


And speaking of the Center for cartoon studies, perusing their front page there’s some unbelievably exciting news on a variety of fronts, including news that Jon Chad has been accepted into the US astronaut program, and news of the CCS kickboxing team triumphing over Dartmouth. What caught our eye was the news that after vewing the CCs movie, a producer thinks White River Junction would be a great setting for a reality tv series. The ‘Junc?

2013 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees


The 2013 nominees for the Glyph Awards have been announced. The awards honor the best in black-themed comics, and the winners will be announcedat the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) Friday, May 17, 2013 at The African American Museum located at 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Matt Kindt on MIND MGMT and Being Happy


You’d be forgiven if you think of Matt Kindt as a breakaway success, since the “slow and steady” approach that’s defined his career so far looks like a sprint to the finish line with the explosive success of MIND MGMT from Dark Horse. Educator and author Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology) sat down with Kindt […]

Who Owns Marvelman – An April Fool’s Day Speculation


I’m breaking continuity on Poisoned Chalice, my history of Marvelman, to say something about the current disposition of the character, and particularly to speculate on whether Marvel Comics are actually getting any closer to being able to publish it, as is being suggested around the Internet this past while.

April 1 alert: ZEUS COMICS


A long lost comics company? Or is it just April 1st?

That Oblivion “graphic novel” will probably never be published


We’ve written before about OBLIVION, the SF movie that seemed to be “based’ on a graphic novel by director Joseph Kosinski, adapted by Arvid Nelson and Andree Wallin — although a mock-up of the project was apparently used to lure Tom Cruise into starring in the film (which opens later this month) — Ksinski now says it will most likely never be published::

Alex Ross covers PACIFIC RIM comics


It’s been a while since we heard from Legendary Comics, but they made a reappearance at WonderCon as Guillermo del Toro unveiled the Alex Ross cover for PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, a graphic novel prequel to the kaiju vs mecha movie. The Gn is by screenwriter Travis Beacham with art by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, and Pericles Junior with inks by Steve Bird and Mark McKenna. 

New craze: real life Dragon Ball Z photos of Japanese schoolgirls


It’s called Makankosappo, and it involves real life Japanese youngsters reenacting scenes from Dragon Ball Z and posting the results on Twitter.

Kickwatcher: Uncle Alice Presents and CROOKS & NANNIES


Here’s your chance to fund Jim Calafiore’s solo project and write or draw a horror story for Alice Cooper. There’s even something for the comic book-golfers in this one.

Tales of con: Meet The Sleepy Klingon


While nerdlebrities are a big draw at comic-cons these days, as we’ve noted in the past, trying to throw a celebrity-only show can be a dismal affair. But with the rise of nerd culture, autograph shows seem to be picking up, even on the local level. For example: while going through our mail, we found a press release for a show called The American Music & Pop Culture Expo.

DC Fires Entire Writing Staff – Editorial Takes Over


Burbank, CA (AF) – DC Comics has voided the contracts of all it’s writers today.  The not entirely unanticipated move signals a more formal policy towards editorially directed stories. “Jerry Krause was right,” said DC co-publisher Dan DiDio, quoting the General Manager credited with breaking up the Michael Jordan era Chicago Bulls.  “Players don’t win […]