ONE AND DONE: Moon Knight—It Doesn’t Take Much

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ONE AND DONE: Moon Knight—It Doesn’t Take Muchhttp://ift.tt/1mC5Ncv Tweet You ever see The Raid? It’s this Indonesian action movie. It (and its sequel) is probably one of the best action movies in recent memory. The plot of The Raid is ridiculously simple. One cop, in one building, against an army of criminals. It is an […]

DC won’t permit Superman logo on statue of murdered boy

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DC won’t permit Superman logo on statue of murdered boyhttp://ift.tt/1xIbyrz Tweet This may make you cry. Jeffrey Baldwin is a Toronto child who died of starvation in 2002 after severe abuse at the hands of his grandparents. The grandparents were convicted child abusers but Jeffrey and several siblings were still handed into their care by […]

Nice art: Luke Pearson covers Charlie Mortdecai

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Nice art: Luke Pearson covers Charlie Mortdecaihttp://ift.tt/1kxbv9P Tweet I gotta admit, I never heard of the Charlie Mortdecai books by Kyril Bonfiglioli, but I am tickled with the covers to new editions by Luke Pearson. The Mortdecai books, originally published in the 70s, involve the comedic adventures of a shifty art dealer, and are described […]

Lemire and Ormston announce BLACK HAMMER from Dark Horse

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Lemire and Ormston announce BLACK HAMMER from Dark Horsehttp://ift.tt/1lOhA1g Tweet Jeff Lemire has forged himself quite a mainstream comics career since emerging from the indie scene with his still beloved Essex trilogy. And now he’s expanding his workload with BLACK HAMMER, a new creator owned series coming from Dark Horse later this year. The artist […]

Image brings Image Expo to San Diego

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Image brings Image Expo to San Diegohttp://ift.tt/1lOhzKU Tweet OK, it is happening. A comics-themed off-site the Wednesday of Preview Night, this time Image’s huge Image Expo event. Expect announcements and Image pride. Also this is why you have to get in TUESDAY these days. For the first time ever, the highly-anticipated Image Expo, a showcase […]

“Fire Rick Remender”—a timeout for the Internet’s outrage-o-matic

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“Fire Rick Remender”—a timeout for the Internet’s outrage-o-matichttp://ift.tt/1snOjjr Tweet In last week’s issue of Captain America, #22, two characters were shown having a few glasses of wine and tumbling into bed only to wake up the next morning wondering what happened. The characters in question were Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, one of the few […]

Barnes & Noble announces a month of Get Pop Cultured events with Batman, Marvel and more

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Barnes & Noble announces a month of Get Pop Cultured events with Batman, Marvel and morehttp://ift.tt/1snOfjY Tweet It hasn’t been the best couple of years for the last surviving book super-chain Barnes & Noble, but they are still in it to win it, and to tap into the big month of nerd-esque excitement surrounding San Diego, they’ve just […]

ONE AND DONE: Moon Knight—It Doesn’t Take Much

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You ever see The Raid? It’s this Indonesian action movie. It (and its sequel) is probably one of the best action movies in recent memory.

The plot of The Raid is ridiculously simple. One cop, in one building, against an army of criminals. It is an hour and a half of dudes wrecking shit. It’s eighty minutes of brutal martial arts. It’s something that’s been done lots–you can describe a ridiculous number of movies that way, thanks to Die Hard–but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s absolutely thrilling, a marvel of craft and assured filmmaking.

DC won’t permit Superman logo on statue of murdered boy

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This may make you cry. Jeffrey Baldwin is a Toronto child who died of starvation in 2002 after severe abuse at the hands of his grandparents. The grandparents were convicted child abusers but Jeffrey and several siblings were still handed into their care by a children’s “aid” organization. He and a sister were locked in […]

Nice art: Luke Pearson covers Charlie Mortdecai

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I gotta admit, I never heard of the Charlie Mortdecai books by Kyril Bonfiglioli, but I am tickled with the covers to new editions by Luke Pearson. The Mortdecai books, originally published in the 70s, involve the comedic adventures of a shifty art dealer, and are described as Wodehouse-esque. Penguin UK is releasing the books […]

Bat-Man and Superman get all selfie-tastic

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Bat-Man and Superman get all selfie-tastichttp://ift.tt/eA8V8J Tweet August is variant cover Selfie month at DC comics, and to get everyone in a good mood, DC released their first selfie-variant cover on Instagram. The art for Batman/Superman #14 is by Paulo Siqueira and this is either the end of decency across the universe or a smart […]

Dungeon Fun sweeps Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance Awards — and read the winner for free!

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Dungeon Fun sweeps Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance Awards — and read the winner for free!http://ift.tt/1qOjQxy Tweet The 2014 SICBA Awards were handed out on Saturday at the Glasgow Comic Con. The awards honor the best in Scottish comics, and Dungeon Fun by Neil Slorance and Colin Bell swept all four categories. To celebrate the […]

Lemire and Ormston announce BLACK HAMMER from Dark Horse

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Jeff Lemire has forged himself quite a mainstream comics career since emerging from the indie scene with his still beloved Essex trilogy. And now he’s expanding his workload with BLACK HAMMER, a new creator owned series coming from Dark Horse later this year. The artist is Dean Ormston. Lemire tells us: BLACK HAMMER follows a […]

Image brings Image Expo to San Diego

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OK, it is happening. A comics-themed off-site the Wednesday of Preview Night, this time Image’s huge Image Expo event. Expect announcements and Image pride. Also this is why you have to get in TUESDAY these days. For the first time ever, the highly-anticipated Image Expo, a showcase for one of the biggest publishers in the […]

DC’s New Royalty Program – Let’s Do The Math On Single Issue Sales

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DC’s New Royalty Program – Let’s Do The Math On Single Issue Saleshttp://ift.tt/1n0cUWn Tweet You probably heard that DC has revamped their royalties program, adding colorists to the payout mix and lumping digital in with print.  We should talk about what’s going on with the single issue sales and royalties.  Here’s the gist of it […]

“Fire Rick Remender”—a timeout for the Internet’s outrage-o-matic–UPDATE

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In last week’s issue of Captain America, #22, two characters were shown having a few glasses of wine and tumbling into bed only to wake up the next morning wondering what happened. The characters in question were Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, one of the few prominent African-American characters in both the Marvel comics and film universes. The woman was Jet Black, aka Jet Zola, the daughter of Arnim Zola. Although she runs around in a skimpy costume reminiscent of Leeloo from The Fifth Element, this is perhaps explained by her having been raised in an alien dimension. Although she was born only a few years ago in real world time, she has aged more in comics time.