RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons 1962-2014

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With the cancellation of CW’s Vortexx cartoon block, broadcast television has ceased showing cartoons on Saturday Morning. With it, a cherished memory and ritual vanishes, as technology, economics, and regulations force changes to a way of life.

NYCC ’14: Still Under Construction

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Long time attendees to New York Comic Con have had to tolerate renovations and construction the past few years. While the Javits Center has completed the renovation (scaled back from an actual expansion due to budget), the 7 train extension is 90% complete, meaning that attendees will either have to hoof it from Times Square […]

Wait ‘Til You See The Graphic Novels DC Has Planned for Spring and Summer 2015!

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149 titles!   Geoff Johns!  John Byrne!  Colleen Doran!  Geoff Johns!  Harley Quinn!  And “The End” of Fables.  (Well, until they do an annotated edition in 2017…) I’ve highlighted the titles I found interesting.  What excites you?  Bores you?  Makes you wonder, “WTF…?” Click on the title links for more information.  I’ve also placed a […]

Review: Teen Titans: Earth One, Volume 1

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Teen Titans: Earth One Vol. 1   by Jeff Lemire, Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson On Sale Date: November 25, 2014 9781401245566, 1401245560 $22.99 USD / $26.99 CAD Hardcover 144 pages Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes — — —

Marvel Announces New Graphic Novels for 2015!

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Star Wars!  GOTTA HAVE STAR WARS!!!  Yup, Marvel is wasting no time in getting those reprints out there!  Might we see a Jaxxon/Rocket Raccoon crossover soon? And in this post… Somebody Dies!!

Boom!/Archaia/KaBOOM! Announce New Titles

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Fall approaches, which means that publishers are releasing new titles! Boom! Studios and Archia have announced a new list of titles via catalog site Edelweiss, offering some interesting and fun titles for Winter gift giving! (Yes, you can give yourself a gift!  You’re a good person, and what better way to celebrate the end of […]

National Book Festival 2014: Lots of Graphic Novels!

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Celebrating it’s 14th year, the National Book Festival moves to the Washington Convention Center this Saturday, offering twelve hours of bibliophila!  (The National Park Service says the hordes of eager readers, some 200,000, was damaging the lawn.) Started in 2001 by librarian and First Lady Laura Bush with support from the Library of Congress, the […]

NYCC13: New York Super Week: Tickets On Sale Now!

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Yes, it’s still August.  There are a few days left until Labor Day ends another Summer of Fun! So that means it’s time for the Fall Season of (unofficial) comic cons! Hey!  New York Comic Con is in October!  I wonder what’s up at their site? Lots of guests being announced. MAJOR guests! Oh, and […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Saturday

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  Movie Wars: Saturday Edition *YAWN* DC wins, barely.  They showed the new Wonder Woman costume, and what sounds like an awesome trailer. Marvel?  More cast for “Antman”, the announcement of “GotG 2″, and a teaser peek for “Age of Ultron”. DC didn’t announce anything from other movies (as rumored by Nikki Finke.  Here’s her […]

SDCC 2014: Movie Poll!

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And now… time for a reader poll!

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Thursday: Surfing the Tsunami Online

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*  We’ve won!  Politicians officially open Comic-Con! On Thursday, to mark the official opening of Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria harnessed their inner superheroes and flew through the air on a zip-line near the downtown Convention Center. Gloria was the interim Mayor after the […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Friday: Ensconced and Embargoed

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From Friday evening until Saturday evening, I was in an undisclosed location, part of the Commerce Department’s program of keeping random individuals as “designated survivors”.  Given the billions of dollars generated by America’s pop culture complex, they feel that during Comic-Con and other large events, select journalists, bloggers, and other internet individuals should be ensconced […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Wednesday: Gathering Steam

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With the time difference and the fact that Preview Night doesn’t start until about 9 PM Eastern Time, there’s not a lot to report from Wednesday’s news feed. Movie War Update: I’m seeing on Yahoo News that DC unveiled the latest Batsuit, but that will have to wait for tomorrow’s feed. Sony blinked, pushing back […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Tuesday: Preview of Preview Night

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This is shaping up to be an epic San Diego, as the media blitz begins weeks before the actual Comic Carnival begins. Who will win the battle for Hall H?  Marvel Studios or DC Entertainment? 

Clallam Bay Comicon 2014: Comics and Camping on the Olympic Peninsula

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For the third year in a row, Donna Barr, creator of the Desert Peach and local activist, hosted the Clallam Bay Comicon in her local town of Clallam Bay, Washington, July 13-14. How difficult is it to stage a show in a town of 363? 

The Big Read: Spending the Fourth of July Weekend Catching Up On Comics

The backlog.  Some series, three to five issues!

I work in the book publishing industry, and I’ve made many contacts as a comics evangelist.  Thus, between the review copies which flow into my office building everyday and the digital copies available online, I could spend 24/7/366 reading comics.