REVIEW: Denver-local WICKED AWESOME TALES Debuts at DCC!

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In an episode of alarming synchronicity I’m able to review a Denver-local indie comic debuting at Denver Comic Con on the day the con opens. If you can’t be in Denver to pick up a copy of WICKED AWESOME TALES in person, fear not, there are links that will enable you to attain a copy.  […]

BEA 2013: From Kibuishi to Mattotti

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Running around the Book Expo America today. Things that happened. I missed the unveiling of Kazu Kibuishi’s new cover for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The remaining five new covers will be revealed over the summer. I’m sentimental about Mary Gran Pré, but Kazu’s covers are very nice. As I walked in I […]

Book-Con! Lots of Great New Graphic Novels at Book Expo America!

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Book Expo America happens every year, and I take time off from work to wander Javits to see what’s new and interesting (this year’s Zeitgeist: mustaches).

INTERVIEW: Gay Superheroes and Kickstarter Success with Alex Woolfson and Adam DeKraker

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The Young Protectors has been running as a webcomic for a little over a year now in the hands of an experienced creative team including writer Alex Woolfson (Artifice), artist Adam DeKraker (Marvel/DC penciler), and Harvey-award nominated colorist Veronica Gandini (Marvel/Image/Boom!). It’s an impressive comic for many reasons, not least of which that it features […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: April 2013 — It was Mark Millar’s month

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By Paul Mellerick   Mark Millar’s relentless conquering of the entertainment world continues, as his new book Jupiter’s Legacy sets records and charts in the top three of the chart. Walking Dead, Saga, Adventure Time and newbies My Little Pony, East of West and Star Wars all have excellent months. Elsewhere the real story is […]

Did anyone tell creator Don McGregor they were remaking Lady Rawhide? UPDATED with Dynamite’s Response

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Dynamite has been reviving the fertile pulp coffers of late for such characters as the Shadow and the Spider and so on, and even Lady Rawhide, a female sidekick for Zorro who starred in several Topps comics back in the 90s. Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces the August 2013 debut of LADY RAWHIDE #1, the first […]

DC profiles: Karen Berger and Jeff Robinov

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Kremlinologist alert! § Dave Itzkoff profiles Karen Berger, now departed from Vertigo, and the changing face of risk-taking at DC. Of course everyone will be quoting this part, so I will too: Ms. Berger said she noted changes in DC’s priorities in recent years. “I’ve found that they’re really more focused on the company-owned characters,” […]

Kickstarter alert: The Werewolf of New York, Murderville and The Lions of Valetta

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A couple of Kickstarters by Industry vets and one by a relative newcomer have crossed my desk and deserve some attention: § Batton Lash, one of the true gentlemen of comics, has a Kickstarter for a new Wolf and Byrd GN. it’s called The Werewolf of New York and it’s already funded but check it […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 5/30/13: I have seen the contract and the damage done

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§ Ever since Valerie Gallaher left MTV Geek and relaunched her own blog, her writing there has been so much more interesting and informative than those pictures of a new Transformer that Geek runs. I mean, I like MTV Geek, and it’s obviously a very successful site, but it’s telling that a mainstream “nerd culture […]

Valiant Update: Maguire at peace and new Quantum and Woody weekly webcomic

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Good news! Despite earlier previous sharp words for how Valiant was handling properties that had reversion clauses for creators, artist Kevin Maguire recently Fb’d that he “is cool” with how they are handling Trinity Angels. And had a pleasant chat with Valiant CEO Dinesh Shamdasani who gave me all the information I was looking for […]

Brandon Graham on why he doesn’t want to work for DC

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In a series of Tumblr posts Brandon Graham reports his experiences working on an 8-page Madame Xanadu story for Vertigo’s House of Mystery Halloween Annual in 2010: It was an interesting experience. The editor was super heavy handed. but missed some basics ,like I was never told that the kids I drew were meant to […]

President Clinton blurbs MARCH graphic novel

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When you get a genuine American hero to write a graphic novel about his life, you get a lot of attention. Thus it is that MARCH: BOOK ONE, the story of the civil rights movement as seen through the life of Rep. John Lewis, has been the first graphic novel (it is believed) to get […]

Gender-shifting superhero may save Hub cartoon channel

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Hub, a cable channel for kids owned by Discovery and Hasbro, is hoping its new cartoon “SheZow” can turn the channel’s fortunes around. Hub has struggled to gain viewers since its debut in 2010, but it’s betting a 12-year-old boy named “Guy” who transforms into a female superhero, complete with a purple skirt and cape, […]

Some problems with Thor: The Dark World as composer departs and rumors fly

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In Thor: The Dark World, the handsome Norse god takes on the dark Elves of Svartalfheim, who are led by a former Doctor Who, which sounds like all kinds of fun, but the film seems to have had an unusually rough time behind the scenes for a Marvel movie, going through directors like a tin […]

Zenith by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell is Back!

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Once more, I’ve dragged myself away from my usual obsessive witterings about Marvelman to write about another, different, long-lost British superhero. Right now, as you’re reading this, the Internet is about to explode/has already exploded with the news that Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith is finally being reprinted by British publishing company Rebellion. Zenith […]

Review: s! 13 Life is Live (and love. and a bitch. and multifaceted. and so forth.)

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s!13 Life is Live kus! komiksi As someone who prefers to get stuck into a good long comic, where the opportunity to connect and associate with characters and invest in a world is greater, I was never much of reader of anthologies, providing as they do short strips or stories and often being jarringly inconsistent in terms […]