MCM Manchester Comic-Con Expanding for 2014 Due to Demand

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TweetLast weekend also saw the Manchester Comic-Con take place over here in the UK, a one-day event last Saturday. And again, public demand for the event was so strong that the number of attendees came close to doubling 2012′s total. As a result, event organisers MCM have announced that next year the event will be […]

It’s Here! Preview Pages for Itty Bitty Hellboy #1

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TweetItty Bitty Hellboy sees the Aw Yeah Comics! team of Art Baltazar and Franco take on Mike Mignola’s red-skinned hero, for a miniseries starting in August. Originally due to be a three-issue series, fan demand has bumped the mini up to a bumper five-issue epic. And apropos of nothing, Dark Horse have sent a preview […]

BCGF Co-Founder Announces New Brooklyn Comics Festival

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TweetFollowing the news earlier this year that the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is now no more, it appears a new festival has just been announced to take its place – presented by Desert Island Comics (and therefore BCGF cofounder Gabe Fowler), this will be The Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival. 

Celebrate Bandette’s Eisner Success with a Free New Story

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TweetBandette creators Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover had a great time at the Eisners, winning the Eisner for Best Digital Comic. And to celebrate, another edition of their Bandette: Urchin Stories series has been made available online for free. Drawn by Erika Moen, you can find the two-page story here. This series stands alongside the main […]

Burka Avenger — Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero

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TweetThe best superhero stories are all about inspiring people, and the first trailer for Burka Avenger, the first-ever animated series produced in Pakistan, certainly does that. Created by Haroon – one of the bigger pop stars in the country – the series will be about a burkha-wearing superhero called Jiya.

SDCC ’13 wrap-up: Haters, be quiet

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TweetBy Megan Byrd In the weeks and months leading up to the annual spectacle known as “San Diego Comic Con”, dread of this event is expressed as frequently as anticipation by attendees, professionals, and fans staying home. The cost, the planning, the con crud; these are a few of fandom’s least favorite things, and they […]

Should Digital Comics Still Be Locked Down?

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Tweet by Bruce Lidl   If nobody cares about DRM on digital comics, why does everybody keep bringing it up? San Diego 2013 was unquestionably a triumph for digital comics heavyweight comiXology, with a stream of announcements of new initiatives and new partnerships. Chip Mosher may have been one of the busiest men at the […]

The epic journey: Nine Foot Tall Hulk statue makes its way to Illinois library

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TweetWe’ve been reporting for some while on the saga of the Northlake Public Library in Illinois and its quest to attain a 9-foot-tall statue of the Hulk. At first it was just a crowdsourced pipedream of one man, librarian Tom Mukite. But then it turned out a guy in California happened to have a statue […]

SDCC ’13: The very best panels at Comic-Con in audio

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TweetHow do I know they were the best? Because I was on at least four of them! All kidding aside, once again Jamie Coville has done the most important job at Comic-Con and recorded some of the most interesting, pertinent and comics-focused panels at this year’s show. Of the panels I was on I most […]

Cartoon Network Shows to watch out for: Steve Universe, Uncle Grandpa, and Clarence

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TweetHere’s one little last bit of SDCC ’13 coverage to put on your must see in the future list – Cartoon Network gave Saturday convention-goers a sneak peek at three upcoming animated series – Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence…

Wednesday’s Review Slate: Young Avengers, The Flash, and Quantum & Woody

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TweetIt’s been a while since I had a chance to properly crack into some reviews, so you’re getting a bit of an all-star lineup of books up on the slate this week. First up will be the very talked-about Young Avengers, the not-talked-about-enough Flash, and the talkative Quantum & Woody. I’d be interested to see […]

Thought Bubble Expands to Third Hall, Due to Immense Exhibitor Demand

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TweetSo we move on from SDCC, and towards even brighter things. Thought Bubble has quickly established itself as one of the best conventions in the World, and so much so that this year all exhibitor tables sold out within two hours of going on sale. Obviously that’s good and bad news at the same time, […]

SDCC’13: The Final Photos – Axe Cop, Cosplay, Samuel L. Jackson and CROWDS

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TweetWe’re at the end of our SDCC coverage! And we’re ending with Megan Byrd’s final selection of photos taken around the site. She’s found more fantastic cosplay than you can shake Gambit’s staff at, as well as looks at various signings, exhibits, art galleries and more! My favourite? The happy family of supervillains..

SDCC’13: Comic-Con Talk Back 2013 – Ticketing, Convention Security, and Queues

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TweetBy Nicholas Eskey It’s that time again. Each and every year, almost as an unceremonious wrap up for San Diego Comic-Con International, the Comic-Con Talk Back is one of the last panels to run on Sunday. Its aim is to allow convention goers one and all to address any questions or concerns that had arisen […]

SDCC’13: Bob Calhoun Vs The Walking Dead Run

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TweetBy Bob Calhoun photographs by Rosemary Calhoun   I’m pressed up against the gates of Petco Park in San Diego, waiting for the 6 p.m. wave of “The Walking Dead Escape” to begin. I look over the crowd around me. I spot a few men older than me, but none fatter, and none are older […]

SDCC’13: How Comics Predicted and Embraced Punk

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TweetBy Benjamin J. Villarreal While droves of comic book, movie, television, video game, and toy fans roam the San Diego Comic-Con floor booths and exhibit halls, university professors and students are upstairs tackling the big questions through their ongoing research. The Comics Arts Conference is an academic conference that runs in conjunction with both Comic-Con International […]