Looking Sideways Into the Future: What I Noticed in Comics in 2013 and the Years Ahead

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TweetSo, it’s a few weeks into the new year.  Christmas trees are being recycled, merchandise is being discounted, and resolutions are being retconned.  That means I’d better get my ruminations done. What happened in 2013?

Pick of the Week: EGOs by Moore and Storms

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Tweet Among tomorrow’s comics, our special pick is EGOs by Stuart Moore and Gus Storms. Why? story sounds cool, about a guy trying to save the universe, by getting the old gang together. Unfortunately the old gang includes his ex-wife, and that means battles of all kinds. The villain—Masse, the Living Galaxy—has the cosmic feeling […]

Vertigo launches CMYK quarterly anthology

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When Kieslowski meets printing processes, you get VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CMYK a color themed anthology with various hot young folks including Jock, Fabio Moon, James Tynion IV, Martin Morazzo, Robert Rodi and Javier Fernandez, Amy Chu, Joe Keatinge, Cris Peter, Shaun Simon and Tony Akins.

Teasers for Dummies: new Nightcrawler book from Claremont and Nauck

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TweetOf all the teasers Marvel ever released, this is by far the LEAST mysterious. A new Nightcrawler book by Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck is coming in April.

Must read: Allison Baker on Image Expo and the Public Perception Problem

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Tweet Alison Baker is co-publisher of Monkeybrain Comics and I think it’s no secret that her super-power is bering super smart: when she isn’t promoting and publishing comics, she’s working as a political operative, making political ads for campaigns. Thus the debut of her new column “ALLISON TYPES ” for CBR is good news all […]

Sex Criminals Sells out Fourth Printing: Sweater Fans Rejoice

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TweetThe warm glow of Christmas resonates onwards, it appears, as the fourth printing of Sex Criminals #1 has sold out. To celebrate the success, Image have announced that they’ll be going back for another printing – because people just can’t get enough. Ooh-er, missus.

In The Dark Heads to IDW for Hardcover Collection

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TweetCurrent and future comic book hero Rachel Deering’s anthology In The Dark – which had a very successful Kickstarter campaign last year – will be coming to IDW in April.

Wally West is Back, Thanks to Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, and Brett Booth

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TweetFollowing the end of my personal favourite New 52 run – Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul’s Flash – comes the news that a new creative team will come into place for the series in April. Van Jensen, Robert Venditti and Brett Booth will take over the series. Oh, and WALLY WEST is going to return. […]

Stumptown to Return as an Ongoing Series from Oni Press

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TweetTeased on their Tumblr a short while ago, it appears as though Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth’s Stumptown will be returning in 2014 – but not as a miniseries this time round, and also without Southworth.

One year sub to The Comics Journal archives now available for $30

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TweetThat’s right for a mere thirty beans, you get access to The Comics Journals digital archives for one year. This was previously available as a bonus along with $75 (I think) three issue sub to the print edition—since the print edition comes out every 18 months or so this was a longer bargain, but is […]