Over and out: Afterlife With Archie reprint cover by Francavilla

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Just to give you something nice to get into the weekend with, here’s the cover for the second printing of issue #3 of the red hot Afterlife with Archie mini series by the great Francesco Francavilla. The SOLD-OUT @AfterlifeArchie #3 is going back to print to meet the growing demand: here's new 2nd printing cover! […]

Podcast Alert! Bob Fingerman reveals the secrets of Minimum Wage on More To Come #76

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This week on More To Come, the weekly podcast of Publishers Weekly Comics World, I talk to Bob Fingerman about the return of Minimum Wage, his reality infused comic last seen in 1999. It’s a bit of a follow up to the interview I did with him 9 months ago. When I spoke with him […]

Heavy Metal magazine sold, to relaunch as bigger brand

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Heavy Metal Magazine has been sold for several million dollars to music industry vet David Boxembaum and producer Jeff Krelitz, Variety reports. The duo will relaunch the magazine as a digital quarterly and revive the brand as an umbrella for film,TV and music projects. Heavy Metal magazine started in the trippy seventies as a US […]

Angry Birds comics coming from IDW

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One of the worlds biggest franchises is getting its own comics series, as IDW has announced it will publish Angry Birds comics starting in June.

Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin are among those crafting the tales of Red, Chuck, Bomb, Stella, Matilda, King Pig and so on. The deal is being run on Rovio’s end by Jukka Heiskanen, Rovio’s Editor-In-Chief of Comics.

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: November 2013 — Event season rolls on

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Event season rolled on in November, as INFINITY reached its climax, while the Ultimate imprint’s CATACLYSM got under way. Meanwhile, ASTONISHING X-MEN was relaunched as AMAZING X-MEN, and the MARVEL KNIGHTS X-MEN and LONGSHOT SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE minis kick off.

Though DC had four books in the top five – BATMAN, HARLEY QUINN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED and FOREVER EVIL – Marvel still edged them in their share of the North American direct market, leading by 34% to 32% in unit terms, and 30% to 29% in dollars. As has already been pointed out on The Beat, this means Marvel and DC’s combined dollar share dips below 60% – something that hasn’t happened in a decade.

RIP: Mae Young

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Wrestling Hall of Famer Mae Young died earlier this week, at age 90. She wrestled in 7 decades, as recently as 2010, a record unlikely to be broken with current wrestling lifespans. After becoming the first women’s champion in the 50s, and pioneering women’s wrestling along with the Fabulous Moolah, Young made a comeback to […]

This weekend: the Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomberg Center

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Yes it’s another NYC event, but this two day festival of comics sounds quite worthwhile. The FREE event includes special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country.  And it seems to be growing: Last year’s premiere installation drew 1,200 people — double the […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/17/14: People said things

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§ This appreciation of Cliff Sterrett’s great Polly and Her Pals says many of the right things: More than 50 years later, it’s difficult to explain why Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent creation never quite took flight. To be sure, “Polly” was way ahead of its time. Sterrett’s surrealistic, ­quasi-cubist artistic style was a unique fixture on […]

Shocking claim: Booth Babes Don’t Work

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[Photo via Hasbro] Does sex really sell? We all know it does, but marketing dude Spencer Chen has a post at Techcrunch that suggests Booth Babes Don’t Work. Booth Babes, as we all know, are very pretty, often revealingly clad models, almost always female, who are hired to lure people to trade show displays. The […]