Stripped: Melinda Gebbie – Lost Girls, Pornography & Censorship

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Kicking off the second round of Stripped events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival came the legendary and fabulous Melinda Gebbie, known for her work in the American underground comix of the ‘70s, the infamous and illegal Fresca Zizis, and of course her collaboration with Alan Moore on Lost Girls.

Sneak Peek: Alex De Campi’s GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT

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It’s great to see writer Alex De Campi back in comics. She’s a singular creator with a singular style. Grindhouse: Door Open at Midnight comes out from Dark Horse next month. It’s an anthology of twisted tales, with art by Simon Fraser, Gary Erksine, Frederica Manfredi, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Panosian, Chris Petersen and more.

I’m giving a talk at the Library of Congress on Friday…

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….so come on down! Seriously…no pressure. WHY am I giving a talk? Because I donated a bunch of my mini-comics from the 90s on to the Library of Congress, and as part of the SPX festivities, I get to give a little talk. I’ve been pondering my subject—notable books in the evolution of the graphic […]

Why Andreyko’s Batwoman run starts with issue #25

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After the semi-dramatic announcement (shown above, courtesy Graphic Policy) at the DC Nation panel at Baltimore Comic-Con that Marc Andreyko would be the new Batwoman writer as of issue #25, everyone was asking if it was really issue #25—two issues before the Williams/Blackman run was slated to end, two issues that apparently wrapped up their […]

INTERVIEW: Vera Greentea on ‘Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits’

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Vera Greentea’s new Kickstarter project, for Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits, sees her teaming with artist Laura Muller for a second time. After previously having the first issue of their planned four-part miniseries funded through the service, the team have now set up a new Kickstarter for part two. Set during the Day of the […]

First Salt Lake City con sells out, calls in fire marshals

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It is an old story by now: con sells, out, fire marshals get antsy and shuts down entrance for a while. What’s newish about these stories—but really almost unremarkable—is that it’s happening even in fist time shows in untested markets, like this weekend’s Salt Lake Comic Con. Headlining the nerdlebrity gods like Stan Lee—and the […]

Comings and goings: former HBO Go Exec DiBartolomeo joins Comixology as CTO

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HBO Go co-founder Jeff DiBartolomeo has joined Comixology as chief technology officer. In case you hadn’t figured out that a) ComiXology hs the income for a significant hire and b) digital comics are a frontier medium. DiBartolomeo said other companies had asked him “to recreate what we did at HBO Go, but I didn’t want […]

Marvel’s Second Wave is ‘All-New Marvel Now’, Starting with All-New Invaders

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In an interview with delightful hero Brian Truitt of USA Today, Marvel have unveiled the branding for their next wave of comics. Called All-New Marvel Now, the two launch books will be All-New Invaders by James Robinson and Steve Pugh; as well as Matt Fraction and Joe Madiurera’s Inhumans.

Breaking Down Battle of the Atom #2

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Battle of the Atom, the 2013 X-Men event crossover, will see All-New X-Men, X-Men, Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine & the X-Men tell a story in which the current X-Men have to deal with past versions of themselves – and, uh, also future versions of themselves. Over the next few months, I’ll be tracking the story […]

Dynamite Launch ‘Grimm’ Miniseries With Jai Nitz and José Malaga

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Continuing on with Baltimore Comic-Con announcements, Dynamite have announced yet another new series, building up what is rapidly becoming a huge list of new projects from the company. This weekend saw the company reveal that Jai Nitz and José Malaga will be the creative team for a five issue miniseries called Grimm: The Warlock, based […]