Did Shia LaBeouf rip off a Daniel Clowes comic for his short film? UPDATE: YEP

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TweetIf you look at the plot of Shia La Bouef’s short film Howard Cantour, it sounds exactly like Daniel Clowes’s short comic Justin M. Damiano, which appeared in Zadie Smith’s Anthology of Short FIction, The Book of Other People. La Beouf: Jim Gaffigan gives a perfect deadpan performance as movie critic “Howard Cantour”, spending his […]

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: October 2013 – After Before Sandman

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Most significantly, October 2013 was the month after the month in which DC mounted its most aggressive and focussed attempt yet to single-handedly destroy the comics market, by shipping millions of random comics to retailers who had not ordered them. Not surprisingly, sales snapped back to more regular levels as a result.

Gail Simone Continues Red Sonja’s Rollicking Rampage [Interview]

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TweetThis week sees the end of the relaunched Red Sonja’s first arc, with Gail Simone and Walter Geovani drawing the story to a – likely rather bloody, one would imagine – conclusion. The last few months have seen Simone redefine the character whilst blatantly having a load of fun with it. There’s been singing, there’s […]

Image teases return of David Lapham’s Stray Bullets

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Image has just released a teaser image with the Stray Bullets logo from David Lapham’s self-published comic of the same name. Last published in 2005, over 40 issues, Lapham’s black and white comic (with occasional color reserved for fantasy sequences) was an often brutal and stark tales of crime and low lifes. Since it went away, it hasn’t been available, so a return of new or reprinted stories would be good news. Developing…

Help Bob Kahan Keep A Roof Over his Head

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Tweet Bob Kahan is a comics industry veteran and good person that I’ve shared many a laugh with over the years. Like many good people, he’s hit a rough patch, and needs help to keep his apartment. As a New Yorker myself I know how grim and ruthless the housing situation is now and don’t […]

RIP Peter O’Toole

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Tweet The late actor was the subject of a pretty good graphic novel called, Hellraisers by Robert Sellers and JAKe (SIC), and adapted from Sellers’ prose work of the same name, which featured adventures of excessive drinking from O’Toole, Oliver Reed, Richard Burton and Richard Harris.