Genesis one-shot by Edmondson and Sampson announced

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Image has just announced GENESIS, a one-shot by Nathan Edmondson and newcomer artist Alison Sampson, who has a Tumblr following for her unusual art style. Keep an eye on this one. Nathan Edmondson (WHO IS JAKE ELLS, The Punisher, Black Widow) and debut artist Alison Sampson’s, GENESIS, pairs sweeping visuals with poignant writing to bring […]

Emerald CIty Comic Con 3-day passes already sold out online

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Well, add Emerald City Comic Con on March 28-30th as a comics show where you need to be diligent about getting your passes AHEAD OF TIME. Three day passes for the Seattle show are now SOLD OUT online, but still available from retailers listed on this page. The retailers are all in the Seattle area so if you were planning on going you might want to find a pal to go pick you up a pass.

Dynamite Week: AW YEAH!! Art Baltazar and Franco Search for Captain Action… Cat?! [Interview]

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Dynamite will see an epic clash of the time-crossed titans this April, as a new four-issue miniseries from Art Baltazar and Franco crosses over the cast of Aw Yeah Comics with a whole heap of Silver Age Heroes, as well as Dark Horse heroes Ghost, The Occultist, X and Captain Midnight! It’s the comic event […]

Marjane Satrapi’s new horror film makes a splash at Sundance

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What could be cuter than the above image of Ryan Reynolds talking to a kitty and a puppy and…a woman’s severed head? Oops. It’s all part of Marjane Satrapi’s directing career. Satrapi’s Persepolis led the way for the Graphic Novel boom of the Aughts, and she could probably coast along as an ink-slinger for a […]

The Doctor Who Comic License Heads To Titan Comics

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Doctor Who, that bloke in a box whose TV series roared back this last decade for a whole new audience of sci-fi fans, will be heading to Titan Comics in 2014. This follows a run of comics published through IDW, and the new deal will see Titan and the BBC working together to produce comics […]

Review: J.1137 By Antoine Cosse

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  Taking a look at 2013’s releases from London-based indie publisher, Breakdown Press, it becomes quite clear that their roster of up-and-coming artists are dedicated to exploring the medium of comics as more than merely an object to be read. Joe Kessler’s two volume collection Windowpane has received the kind of acclaim for its incomparable […]

Gregory Benton announces B+F Tour

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  AdHouse has jus announced that Gregory Benton will be on tour for his B+F book. This oversized fantasy about a woman and her dog is called “a wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation.” and it’s one of the best looking books of the year. The schedule Washington DC | February 15, 4pm – […]

Gary Edson Arlington (1938-2014), Creator of the Comic Book Store

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by Bob Calhoun [Underground and retailing pioneer Gary Arlington died last week, and local writer Bob Calhoun penned this obituary for him. Above photo via Last Gasp.] Gary Arlington’s comic book store on 23rd Street in San Francisco’s Mission District seemed more like a feat of engineering than the truly historic place that it was. […]

Help Batman co-creator Bill FInger get his own Google Doodle

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February 8th will mark the 100th birthday of Bill Finger—the unsung writer who actually created most of the Batman mythology that we know and love. Although Bob Kane had the contract and the creative credit, as most comics scholars have been pointing out for years, it was Finger and artists like Jerry Robinson and Dick […]

UPDATE: Ape Entertainment is still alive and planning

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Yesterday, we reported on the inactivity at Ape Entertainment, and wondered if the company was still around. Well, COO Brent Erwin responded to an inquiry to explain that they are just in reorg mode, but have a digital project coming out at the end of the month and more stuff in the works. Read on: […]

Stephen Bissette makes an important point about Miracleman

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The long LONG awaited arrival at long last of Marvel’s Miracleman reprint series has led to many conversations: on pricing, on censorship, on credits. But Steve Bissette, points out something very important about the reprints: the original creators who wish to do so are getting some money out of it: Read (though no real new […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/21/14: Now with REAL news!

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§ I was wondering when the second volume of MARCH will be out and according to Chris Staros, it will be available in April. § Former Beat Cartoonist of the Month Connie Sun is now being published on GoComics. Congrats, Connie! § Hermes Press is offering a Free Comic Book Comics featuring Scratch9 and Bo […]