Must read shocker: There is still a US Manga industry

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Brigid Alverson shows us how it’s done in this comprehensive report on the state of the US manga market. The big shock is that despite sales shrinkage since the boom years, it’s still a relatively stable market:

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Go “Live” at Bard College

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The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Red Hook, New York, hosted “An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer” on the 6th of April, an event packed with poetry, prose, and musical performance numbers from Gaiman and Palmer alike, frequently in combination. Here are some photos and a few choice […]

Disney/Marvel release first Captain America: The Winter Soldier photo and final cast

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Production is underway on Captain America: The Winter Soldier — it will film in LA, Cleveland and Washington DC. Anthony and Joe Russo direct from a script byChristopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). The cast includes Chris Evans as Cap, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel […]

Revealed! Red Sonja #1 Variant Cover Gallery

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As part of the relaunch of Red Sonja by Gail Simone, Dynamite has released the entire #1 variant cover gallery with images by Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Buscema, Fiona Staples, and Amanda Conner . This is one fine looking gallery. “Red Sonja is one of the original female ass-kickers in comics, of […]

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Liberator

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I’ve already pegged this as potentially the debut of the year, and with Liberator #1 now available for pre-order, we get a sneak peek at the new artistic team.

Announcing three new comics shows for the NYC/tri-state area

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Almost as soon as I walked into MoCCA on Saturday, the first bits of news I got were show-related. Cliff Galbraith of the much liked Asbury Park Comicon, announced that next year the show will be TWO days long, on April 19-20, and will be held at a nearby hotel. Galbraith is also launching the […]

MoCCA Awards of Excellence Winners 2013 and show wrap-up

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Naked honesty: I’m too wiped out from this weekend’s MoCCA Festival to write much about it. It was a blast. But here are the winners of the inaugural MoCCA Awards of Excellence, as chosen by judges Karen Berger, Gary Groth, Nora Krug, David Mazzucchelli, and Paul Pope. I had to jot them down and maybe […]