NYCC’14: IDW Brings Chris Carter’s Other Show to Comics

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By David Nieves IDW dropped a new title on X-Files fans today. Chris Carter’s other show Millennium will be coming to IDW in comics form. Written by Joe Harris, who also pens IDW’s X-Files: Season 10 and featuring interior art by Colin Lorimer, series creator Carter will reprise his “Season 10″ role as executive producer […]

NYCC’14: Valiant Declare Quantum and Woody Must Die

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By David Nieves As revealed today at New York Comic Con 2014, Valiant announced QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a new limited series jumping-on point for the multiple Harvey Award nominated series.  It’s also the  first in a new series of limited series for the world’s worst […]

NYCC’14: Marvel Announces Spider-Gwen

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s exclusive retailer meeting at NYCC, the publisher made a few updates concerning recent announcements. One of which will make the Spidey fans ecstatic was word of a new Spider-Gwen series in February of 2015. No official title was given but will see writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez returning to the […]

“Where’s Michonne?” Robert Kirkman gives a behind the scenes look at the past, present and future of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic series at NYCC

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by Edie Nugent From L to R: Dalton Ross, Robert Kirkman and Sean Mackiewicz at Skybound’s The Walking Dead panel at NYCC  “The Walking Dead is a very unreal way to explore some very real topics: there’s loss, triumph and accomplishment against all odds,” creator Robert Kirkman explained Thursday to a packed audience of fans at the 2014 […]

#Tweetfolio: Your Guide to the Perfect Portfolio Review

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by Bon Alimagno New York Comic-Con has arrived and hundreds of aspiring comic book artists are putting the final touches to their portfolios, eager to meet editors and wow them with their work. If you are reading this there’s a very good chance you’re one of those. From my time doing portfolio reviews at Marvel […]

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Announces GUN THEORY Hardcover

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By David Nieves Today Dark Horse announced superstar writer Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins) and artist Jon Proctor will bring the long-awaited complete Gun Theory. The series which the team originally started under Marvel’s Epic line and revisited their world in 2006 with a special, self-published one-shot titled “Bye-Bye, Harvey: A Gun Theory Short Story.” […]

5 Things We Learned About Adam West at #NYCC

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It’s been 48 years since the iconic Batman television series first aired. Adam West, the man behind the cowl, was at the New York Comic Con on Friday afternoon promoting the new television box set and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game that will available for purchase on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The footage has […]

NYCC’14: IDW Adds Spider-Man

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By David Nieves IDW is no stranger to licensing properties from games to cartoons, but now the publisher is adding The Amazing Spider-Man to that list. Today they announced a new partnership with Marvel that will see the character come to their Library of American Comics imprint (LOAC). The wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan […]

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Announce Tale of Tropical Epicness

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By David Nieves Thursday, Dark Horse announced a new creation from the multiple-Eisner-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures). Itty Bitty Comics: Grimmiss Island #1 (of 4) is on sale March 11, 2015. The publisher released this short blurb about the upcoming story: The Volcano Goddess threatens […]

NYCC’14: Valiant Shows off The Valiant #1

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By David Nieves Today Valiant released a preview, including an animated trailer, of their upcoming title announced as part of Monday’s Valiant Next announcement. In stores December 10th, THE VALIANT #1 is the first title of VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative […]

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Announces Kabuki Collection

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By David Nieves To kick off NYCC 2014 Dark Horse today announced the first volume collecting the entire critically acclaimed Kabuki series in large oversize library editions by creator David Mack (Reflections, Dream Logic, Shy Creatures). Boasting a whopping 400 pages at $39.99, Kabuki Library Volume 1 collects the first two original Kabuki volumes: Circle […]

No Joke: The New Sabrina is Scary Good

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By Matthew Jent Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 Story: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artwork: Robert Hack Lettering: Jack Morelli Covers: Robert Hack Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Inc.   Poor little witch-girl. Where can we start with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch? She has a history that goes back to 1962, which makes her the same age as Spider-Man. […]

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Continues Super Week Announcements With RESIDENT ALIEN

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By David Nieves Today, Dark Horse sent out word that Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) will be returning to Resident Alien for a new stand alone science-fiction/murder-mystery series. Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #0 is on sale April 29, 2015 and is just the first of […]

THE OCTOBER FACTION #1: Review

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The Skeletons Outside The Closet Can Be The Most Dangerous By David Nieves Steve Niles has made a hell of a living in the horror genre. Having critical and commercial success can be a curse on any creator, but he’s constantly found new ways of invigorating humanizing takes on demons and monsters. His latest creation, […]

Jen Wang Aims To Give Gaming A Real World Context For ‘In Real Life’

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By Kyle Pinion IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel collaboration between journalist/author Cory Doctorow and comics creator Jen Wang, centers on a young gamer named Anda who becomes enraptured by an massively multiplayer online game (MMO) called “Coarsegold Online”. While logged-in, she makes new friends, including a gregarious fellow gamer named “Sarge” and a “gold-farmer” […]

Happy 24-Hour Comic Day!

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Beginning at 8am artists were busily drawing, inking, writing, painting, and eating boxes of pizza in an effort to complete a 24 page story in 24 hours. Forcing themselves to stretch the limit of their stamina, hoping to string comic panels into a coherent narrative without the benefit of preparation, pre-planning or a script.

If the artists complete their projects, they’ll earn the satisfaction of achieving something neither Neil Gaiman or Kevin Eastman (Teen-Age Mutant Ninja Turtles) could in the 24 hour continuous time frame. Additionally, if they finish, they are given cover letters and invited to send a copy of their comic to the national 24-Hour Comic Book Day archive, which is hosted by the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

The 24-Hour Comic Day event began simply as an exercise in 1990 by Understanding Comics cartoonist, Scott McCloud, to challenge himself and his friend Stephen R. Bissette. With comic industry big names taking part and spreading the word, metamorphosising into an annual event in 2004. (You can read the history here). Meant to help artists shake off cob-webs, push through blocks, limber up their story telling abilities and push creativity. Examples Scott McCloud and friend’s own attempts at a 24-Hour Comics (including Eastman’s and Gaiman’s) are archived here.