Fun Home called ‘Pornographic’ in South Carolina

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Tweet A South Carolina watchdog group has criticized the College of Charleston (CofC) in Charleston, South Carolina for choosing Alison Bechdel’s award-winning FUN HOME as recommended reading for freshmen. The book was chosen as a book for freshmen to read before orientation as a sort of college “ice breaker” but the Palmetto Family Council has […]

REVIEW: Does ‘The Wolverine’ Redeem Ten Years of Awful X-Men Movies?

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TweetI have seen The Wolverine! And boy was he shirtless a lot. This movie was half superhero film and half ringing endorsement for babyoil products. Hugh Jackman has returned as Logan for another round, and this time he’s surrounded by ninjas and on the prowl in Japan. Was it a good movie, though? Or was […]

Comics and Raccoons Part 2: All you need is fish

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Tweet Continuing with the raccoons, a 24-hour comic in only 9 pages about a raccoon and a kitty cat by DV user Anima Project:All you need is fish – yes we know it’s cute overload but…Raccoons in comics are it! We keep telling you!

Comics and Raccoons Part 1: Drax and the baby raccoon

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Tweet Is comics and raccoons the hot trend for the second half of 2013? Rocket Raccoon may just be the herald of the newest craze. And speaking of which, Guardians of the Galaxy writer James Gunn is an incredible animal lover and if you like cute exotic animals you must follow his Instagram. Here’s a […]

Marvel Month-to-Month sales: June 2013

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Tweet by Paul O’Brien The focus this time round is on the conclusion of AGE OF ULTRON; Marvel had nothing else competing with it for your attention. There’s a new creative team on SAVAGE WOLVERINE, and a new Daredevil miniseries (DARK NIGHTS), but honestly, that’s about it. Or it would have been, but for the […]

Sean Howe talks to Chris Claremont about The Wolverine movie

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Tweet NY Mag’s Vulture blog recruited Marvel: The Untold Story author Sean Howe to chat with Chris Claremont about the Wolverine movie; So, what did you think of the movie? The first two acts were kick-ass, and they set this up to be a really exceptional, different movie. It was like the film took this […]

Image Wrestling and Whispering: Lynda Barry’s Kaleidoscopic Modus in Girlhood Through the Looking Glass

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Tweet   The swing of this year’s SDCC has finally begun to wind down, and while there was inarguably no lack in the immense influx of comics/movie/merchandise-related news, there was amazingly still a capacity for SDCC to focus on and feature the burgeoning comic academic scene. Along with this year’s Comics Art Conference, the Eisner […]

Webcomic alert: Gabrielle Bell’s July

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Tweet Few cartoonists mingle the real and the surreal to reach a great truth the way Gabrielle Bell does. As she does every July, she’s done a daily comic, this time dealing with a rip out of the city, the Fourth of July, a dog with a giant nutsack and more. She was selling the […]

Nice art: Scott C. does Bob Dylan

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TweetIn September the great Scott C. (Great Showdowns) has a kids book he illustrated coming out written by Bob Dylan. Yeah that Bob Dylan. It’s adorable. The title of the book is “If Dogs Run Free.” Buy it on Amazon: If Dogs Run Free .

Comic-Con’s comics winners and losers

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TweetI know Comic-Con is long gone and people have moved on to the TV Critics Association tour and actual vacations and what not, but as I like to put it, San Diego is the end of the “fiscal year” for the comics industry. It’s time to move on to new projects (I updated this site’s […]

Marvel offers FREE digital Rocket Raccoon comic by Bendis, Bigerel and Doyle

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Tweet Playing up on all the excitement over the now filming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and the already hot Wolverine movie, Marvel is offering a few free digital Infinite Comics through their Marvel Comics App. Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon  is a new adventure for “everyone’s favorite Guardian of the Galaxy” by Brian […]

Batgirl and Nightwing to tie-in to Zero Year

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TweetDC have announced, I’m fairly certain today, that both Nightwing and Batgirl will tie in to the current Batman storyline Zero Year. Revisiting a year in the early development of Batman, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s 12-part storyline will rope in both Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson this November.

Comics Arts Brooklyn details announced

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Tweet As we mentioned yesterday, the dear departed BCGF indie comics festival that ended earlier this year has been replaced by the Comic Arts Brooklyn fest, which will be run by Gabe Fowler of Desert Island. And here’s the official word. We’re there. FIRST ANNUAL “COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN” FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED TO FEATURE PAUL AUSTER, ART […]

SDCC ’13: The final countdown—maybe Twilight did ruin Comic-Con (not really)

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On the Saturday night of Con I was walking back from the Hilton Bayfront to the Manchester Grand Hyatt and happened upon the end of a line of campers. While once the madness of Hall H—where the biggest show biz spectacles are held—fell poignantly silent on Sunday, now it was a titanic blockbuster—Sunday’s line-up included the final appearance of Breaking Bad, the final appearance of Matt Smith as Doctor Who and the appearance of Supernatural in the fulsomeness of its midlife.

The Phoenix Presents: Neill Cameron on How To Make Awesome Comics!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

Great Beast Announce New All-Ages Series from Isabel Greenberg

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TweetWisely avoiding the press of San Diego, UK publisher Great Beast (who publish books by Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby and Robert Ball amongst others) have today announced a new ongoing comic series from Isabel Greenberg. Tall Tales and Outrageous Adventures will be both written and drawn (and lettered!) by Greenberg, and is due for launch […]