NYCC ’14: Hitch a ride with Uber in their Comic Cars

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As everyone knows, the worst thing about the Javits Center besides the oppressive low ceilings and lack of affordable food is getting away from it , since catching a cab on the West side is impossible and the 7 subway extension hasn’t opened yet. Sigh. But Uber will be there and they’ve teamed up with […]

NYCC ’14: Hero Initiative announces activites including Denny O’Neil

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Hero Initiative is the comics charity we wish we didn’t have to have, as it aids creators in need with financial help. It’s a great cause and they’ll have a booth at New York Comic-Con at N104-106, with Denny O’Neil making his only appearance at the con on FRiday at the HI booth from 1:00 […]

NYCC ’14: Dark Horse announces exclusives

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Games of Thrones, Elder SCrolls, Comix Book, and more. YOu can see the whole list in more detail here but here’s a sneak peek. 

NYCC ’14: IDW announces Signings with Simonson, Rodriguez and more

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IDW will have a booth at New York Comic-Con—they don’t always set up, so make the most of it, with a line-up of signings including Walt Simonson, Louise Simonson, Joe Harris, Gabriel Rodriguez and some of the crew of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon:

Bond, James Bond coming from Dynamite

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Dynamite Entertainment is well known for it’s “pre show” barrage of announcements, and there have been some good ones, but it’s safe to say that publisher Nick Barrucci has rarely been as excited over anything as this: Dynamite has been granted a worldwide license to publish James Bond comics, including early years, and, it appears, all the characters. So maybe Young Jaws and Pussy Galore when she was just Pussy Moderate-amount.

NYCC ’14: Insight Editions offers turtles, assassins and lots more

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Insight Editions is a non-fiction publisher who put out a lot of excellent reference books on a variety of nerdish topics and they’ll be at NYCC this year with a bunch of debuting books—and a 30% off special. Their booth number is #1869 and here’s the line-up and signings:

NYCC ’14: Viz offers exclusives and Takeshi Obata

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The BIG big manga news at New York Comic COn is the appearance of Takeshi Obata, creator of Bakuman, Death Note and All You Need is Kill, the manga adaptation of the recent film that had the wrong title. It’s exciting that so many huge manga-ka are coming to America. To celebrate, Viz has a ton of exlcusives and special at the show so get your manga fix at their booth, with Princess Mononoke, Helly Kitty and Death Note.

31 Days of Halloween: Neil Gaiman’s Last Temptation starring Alice Cooper

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About 20 years ago, Neil Gaiman was mostly known as The Sandman Guy. He was as beloved as ever but it was just before he became one of the work’s bets known authors. ONE of his projects of the time was THE LAST TEMPTATIOn, based on a theme album by horror rock icon Alice Cooper. Illustrated by Michael Zulli, the themes of the album fit in well with Gaiman’s work: a boy named Steven leaves from home only to meet up with the Showman and his Theatre of the Real. Buying a ticket to the show is buying a ticket to a nightmare.

Beautifully drawn by Zulli, and published by Marvel’s bizarre Music Line (there was also a Billy Ray Cyrus comic by Paul S. Newman, Dan Barry, and Gail Beckett) this oddity is being brought back by Dynamite in a limited edition Hardcover Remarked edition, signed by Gaiman and remarked by Zulli, with the art remastered and colored by David Curiel at InLight Studios. The book is available in an edition of only 200, with bonus material including all three scripts to the book, the original outline, and Neil Gaiman’s original correspondence with
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31 Days of Halloween: Bobby Timony’s Monster Pin Up Girl Playing Cards

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Kickstarter alert! Bobby Timony (The Night Owls, The Horror Lovers, Detectobot and Goblin Hood) is Kickstarting a deck of playing cards adorned with cute monster girl pin-ups. That says it all right? Timony’s cartoon-esque art is just right to present monsters girls who are sexy without being over the top, and just the right sense of humor as well. If […]

Dynamite expands Art Editions line with Vampiralla, Battlestar Galactica and John Carter

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Battlestar Galactica art edition? Why yes, when Walt Simonson drew it. Dynamite is adding to its oversized Art Editions line with Simonson’s BSG book, Jose Gonzalez’ Vampirella and Marvel’s John Carter Warlord of Mars series which had art by Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum and more. Tasty!

Marvel announces Unbeatable Squirrel Girl from Ryan North and Erica Henderson

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  A young woman who goes around dressed as a squirrel. And defeats Doctor Doom and Thanos. Yes, it';s the ultimate cosplay Mary Sue, Squirrel Girl, and she’s getting her own ONGOING SERIES. SQUIRREL GIRL ONGOING SERIES. Clearly, Marvel has learned the Rocket Raccoon lesson well. The series will be written by Ryan North (Dinosaur […]

VALIANT NEXT: five new series coming in 2015

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Valiant is expanding its line with five new series in 2015 , some periodical format some prestige, some well known older Valiant properties and some that are less so. The new wave kicks off with The Valiant in December and continues with:

Twin Peaks is coming back on Showtime in 2016

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That gum you like IS coming back in style. Following that above not very cryptic at all really tweet by Twin Peaks creator David Lynch, today he and series co-creator Mark Frost both tweeted at 11:30

NYCC ’14: Things to do this week everywhere plus party poop

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Yowsa, things are kicking off big time. Super Week events are already underway, but there are a ton of comics events happening that aren’t part of Super Week. Starting tomorrow! If I left off your event just shoot me an email.

Girding our loins for NYCC

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Well NYCC Stupor Week is here, with all the excitement and dread that it brings. A bunch of locals were pre-gaming on Saturday and the consensus was that no one was vaguely ready. As a local show, there’s a big difference between NYCC and SDCC, the other domestic “Super con” in that when its in your own back yard it becomes part of your regular routine and not a thrilling trip to an exotic locale. You tend to put things off a lot more. But let’s look at the big picture.

31 Days of Halloween: Mike Mignola’s Witchfinder: The Mysteries Of Unland

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It seems we’re not the only ones obsessed with Halloween—Mike Mignola and Dark Hose have been running a 13 Days of Hellboy festival, celebrating all kinds of artwork and story reveals in the Hellboy.

And we’re officially crossing over with this exclusive reveal of Mignola’s cover for the trade paperback Witchfinder: The Mysteries Of Unland. This is the latest book in a Hellboy spin-off series that centers on Sir Edward Grey, a Victorian detective of the occult who figures in the past of the Hellboy timeline.