RIP: Nelson Mandela

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TweetThe great human rights leader and inspiration for non-violent revolt everywhere has died at age 95. The worlds is unlikely to see his equal for a long time. Mandela has been the subject of many comic autobiographies, including the “official” one, which was, middling. South Africa’s greatest cartoonist, Zapiro, drew him many times of course. […]

Joost Swarte, Marion Fayolle and Brecht Vandenbroucke join 2014 MoCCA Fest

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TweetNext year’s MoCCA Fest is shaping up to be a very interesting show as admission has been lowered to $5, and Bill Kartalopoulos has been brought on on programming director and international liaison. And given Kartalopoulos’s interest in foreign comics, the addition of three acclaimed guests from overseas—Joost Swarte, Marion Fayolle and Brecht Vandenbroucke—can only […]

Demographics: Comics Readers Almost 45% Women Now and How Publishers Stack Up

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Tweet At the beginning of each month I take a survey of all of the self-identifying comic fans on Facebook, looking at the changes from month to month. Two months (and some change) ago Facebook updated the interface I achieve this by, giving me more options in how to choose and, I suspect, expanding the […]

Marvel Movies vs The Bechdel Test

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TweetThe good old Bechdel Test has been popping up in the news fairly frequently recently, not least thanks to a few plucky Swedish cinemas, and now Geek Syndicate have put the first phase of recent Marvel movies to the test.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 official trailer with lots of Electro

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Tweet Are they stll making Spider-Man movies? Why yes. Here’s the trailer for The Amazing Spider Man 2, which comes out on May 2, 2014. It starsAndrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx as Electro (heavily featured in this trailer), Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, and Dane DeHaan as some kind of Green Goblin thing. Seriously […]