On the Scene: Revealing Wizard World Philly 2013

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Tweet The heat wave that scorched the streets of Philadelphia on the weekend of the show did nothing to stop the stampede of comic universe fans from coming out to Wizard World Philadelphia, an annual convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  As we entered the cool oasis of the sales floor, we saw people, many […]

On The Scene: LA Zoo hosts ‘Wild’ Comics Event + Photo Gallery!

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TweetComics are everywhere. In the boom of the small comics event, even the LA Zoo staged a “Comics Jungle” event last Saturday geared at kids but drawing in families, artists, illustrators, and cosplayers. The event which advertised to come dressed as your favorite comic book hero, and partake of special activities, actually consisted of two […]

Dark Horse Digital Announces Sabertooth Swordsman

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Tweet“There’s only seven kinds of story”, people say. “There’s no new stories to be told”, they moan. And then one day Dark Horse announce a comic called Sabertooth Swordsman and suddenly the world is a finer place. From the creative team of Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley, this will be a six-issue series released exclusively […]

First Look at Zero Week at Parallel Worlds

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TweetAs we suggested yesterday, The NY Post has launched a new nerdy news blog called Parallel Worlds, edited by Dan Greenfield and others. The site has entered into a networking agreement with The Beat and two others. What does that mean? Well, just you’ll see Beat stuff linked on PW, and PW stuff linked here. […]

$143,379 Later, Lady Sabre’s Kickstarter Closes

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TweetOne of the biggest stories for comics in 2013 has been the phenomenal success that a number of creators have had in taking their projects to Kickstarter. Following successes for people like Steven Sanders, Jimmy Broxton, Greg Pak/Jonathan Coulton and many others comes a victory for Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, from […]

Comics shop tally: two close, one opens, one expands

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TweetThis is a two steps back, one step forward thing with two veteran comics shops closing, one new one opening, and one established store moving to a bigger location. Pretty typical count, really. § In Lansing, MI Jackson’s Nostalgia, Ink is closing after 29 years due to owner Leonard Litteral retiring: After nearly 29 years […]

David Brothers joins Image Comics

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Tweet @gwarrenl editing, production work, a mixed bag of cool things, I think! And I have an office! — david brothers (@hermanos) June 4, 2013 According to a wide variety of tweets, David Brothers has joined the staff of Image comics as something akin to a guy friday, as the above tweet indicates In addition […]

A Fables film is in development

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Tweet Fables, the richly intricate fairy-tales-in-the-modern-world comic created by Bill Willingham and various, was first denied and perhaps “tributed” in an attempted TV series version, but it’s back on the Hollywood radar as a feature film. Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and screenwriter Jeremy Slater are attached—Slater’s previous credits include working on the […]

Panel Nine Launch ‘Superhero-Free’ Graphic Novel App, Sequential

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TweetAs the comic industry whirls with the sound of a hundred new digital projects being launched every day, one of the most promising and exciting new launches is Sequential, an app offering a marketplace to buy comics from publishers like Blank Slate and SelfMadeHero – and entirely shunning the output of ‘mainstream’ super hero comics.