WonderCon 2013: Tarzan tells a tale of Tiger at Warner Bros. Pulp TV Panel

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A powerful looking Ron Ely, star of the TV’s “Tarzan”(1966-1968) and “Doc Savage: Man of Bronze” (1975) spell bound his audience at WonderCon Friday, relating his fight with a wild tiger.   According to Ely, “The Script read: Tarzan sees tiger, Tarzan fights tiger, Tarzan and tiger walkaway in opposite directions with mutual respect.” Instead of […]

Review: Li’l Gotham #1 – Finally! An All-Ages Batman!

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It’s only taken the best part of two years, but now we’re finally back in a world where people younger than 14 can pick up a Batman book, in the form of Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolf’s Li’l Gotham. And wouldn’t you know, it also turns out to be the best of all the Batman […]

2013 Eisner Award Nominees Announced, led by Fatale, Building Stories and Hawkeye – UPDATED

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In a year where indie, art and literary comix dominated  Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillip’s Fatale led the pack with six Eisner nominations, followed by Chris Ware and Hawkeye with five each. Other notable multiple nominees: Monkeybrian, NoBrow, Carol Tyler, Adventure Time and Saga. What was that we were saying about it being a great time […]

INTERVIEW: Dustin Nguyen’s Big Ideas behind LI’L GOTHAM

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I caught up with longtime DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN artist Dustin Nguyen at WonderCon to find out about the L’IL GOTHAM phenomenon, a regular series that started as digital only from DC in October 2012 (having formerly appeared in annuals in 2009), casting the heroes and villains of Gotham City in a stylized mode with […]

INTERVIEW: Jimmie Robinson Hits Out with Five Weapons!

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Jimmie Robinson can do basically anything. Writer, artist, designer and letterer, his most recent work Five Weapons has been receiving great acclaim from fans and critics alike. Set in a school for young would-be-assassins, the series sees the weaponless Tyler Shainline come to school and find himself immediately ducking and diving from the attentions of […]

Interview: Alan Moore on Providence, Jerusalem, League and more – Part 1

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On Tuesday the 9th of April I interviewed Alan Moore. This is the fifth time I’ve interviewed him, but I still get nervous every time, so if you could hear it, my voice would be a bit more high-pitched than usual, there at the start. In the first half of the interview we talk about […]

Comics…it was the worst of times

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In the Brian Hibbs column I quoted in my previous post, he also wrote this: We also live in an industry where a significant number of comics being published today are probably not making a living wage for anyone involved — comics that sell just five thousand copies into a national market are probably netting […]

Comics: it was the Best of Times…

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There is a happy feeling in general when comics folks get together these days. Oh, there may be the occasional digital kerfuffle, and DC personnel changes allow folks a satisfying “tsk, tsk” or two, but in general more things are working than not. Retailer Brian Hibbs captures this happy moment in his latest Tilting at […]

Cartoonists coming to a town near you: Knisley, Hernandez, Shaw, Hanawalt, Katin

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We’d like to remind you that a number of fantastic cartoonists are on tour either at the moment or upcoming soon this Spring. We’ve posted their schedules previously but here’s a quick catch-up on who’s where. Get out and support your local (or visiting) cartoonist! Lucy Knisley Gibert Hernandez Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm NEW […]