Gail Simone is ‘no longer the writer’ for Batgirl

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TweetGail Simone has explained today on Twitter that, as of this week, she will no longer be the writer for DC’s Batgirl series.

Marvel crash three dimensions into ‘X-Termination’ with Pak, Liu and Lapham

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TweetMarvel have revealed what their ‘X-Termination’ teaser image is all about: a crossover storyline between X-Treme X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, and Age of Apocalypse. Spinning around the fact that there are currently a series of different Wolverines being used right now (along with a couple of Nightcrawlers) the story will be a cross-dimensional adventure between the […]

Radio 4 Gather Stunning Voice-Cast for Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’

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TweetWell, this is certainly one of the most British things I’ve ever heard. Please whistle the theme tune to The Archers while you read this article.

Vertigo Cancel Hellblazer; DC Announce Constantine

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TweetHellblazer, one of the longest-running books in mainstream comics history and one of Vertigo’s launch titles, will be cancelled in February 2013, with issue #300. Although… cancelled may be the wrong word,  as DC say this will be the finale for the book, which has been overseen by an incredible range of writers and artists […]

Now it’s time for ‘Uncanny’ from Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo

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TweetOh gosh, what mystery is this we spy? Some kind of book written by All-New X-Men’s Brian Michael Bendis and Wolverine & The X-Men’s Chris Bachalo, according to Marvel.com. And the teaser word is ‘Uncanny’. Well flip me, how are we ever going to guess what the ‘Uncanny’ refers to?

Lil’ Gotham Arrives Today as a Digital-First Comic

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TweetYes we’re all attempting to adjust to life in this new, crazy, Disney-owning-Lucasfilm landscape, but let’s return to comics for just a little bit, okay? Because DC have announced that that artist/creator Dustin Nguyen’s Lil Gotham series will be released as a series of digital-first stories starting today.

Disney Buy Lucasfilm; Announce New Star Wars Film

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TweetThis may be delirium setting in, but it seems that Disney have acquired Lucasfilm today for the princely sum of $4.05 billion. This means Disney now effectively own properties including Star Wars, Indiana Jones…. Willow, and several others. And what are they going to do with this? According to reports, their first move was to […]

Monkeybrain Pledge all November Profits to The Hero Initiative

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Tweet   Chris Roberson, co-founder of the digital publisher Monkeybrain Comics, has put out an open letter today explaining that for the whole of November, all profits made by the company will be donated directly to The Hero Initative. Along with Allison Baker, Roberson set up the company earlier this year as a way to […]

Kickstarter UK Opens Up for Business

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TweetKickstarter has become the go-to crowdfunding website for a variety of comic projects, whether they be furiously exciting or somewhat dubious. But up until now, the site has been fairly restrictive about who can or can’t set up a campaign on the site – namely, that Americans can, but people in the UK can’t. That’ll […]

Stolen Art Alert; Suydam and Frazetta

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TweetArtist Art Suydam reports that two pieces of art were recently stolen from his studio and is offering a reward for their return: These artworks, among others, were recently stolen from the studio of artist Arthur Suydam.  If you see these  artworks or have any information on their location, please contact Arthur at suyd@earthlink.net. All personal information will […]

Liefeld Was Right: DC Cancels Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter, Frankenstein

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TweetIn the January solicits, DC has announced the final issues of Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter and Frankenstein.  On at least one occasion, there was a question about a fourth wave of New 52 titles and that question was ducked.  Presumably to avoid talking about the cancellations at the conventions and provoking any fans of the titles.  However, […]

Rick Remender Returns to Creator-Owned Science Fiction With “Devolution”

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TweetRick Remender is getting a lot of press these days for his part in the Marvel Now! relaunch with Uncanny Avengers and Captain America.  That’s not the only thing he’s up to, however.  Remender has a long history of doing creator-owned science fiction and horror.  Titles like Fear Agent and Sea of Red.  Remender is launching another project in his old […]

Cup o’ Joe Announces Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova

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TweetThree book announcements at the Cup O’ Joe Panel at NYCC: Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova and Punisher: Nightmare.  No huge surprises, there (Punisher: Nightmare was originally talked about in 2009).

Justice League of America Scheduled, Giffen Legion Return Announced at New 52 Panel

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Tweet A few bits of new information were revealed at DC’s New 52 Panel at NYCC/ DC has confirmed Justice League of America as a February debut.  That’s the previously announced Geoff Johns/David Finch Justice League spin-off.    Executive Editor Bob Harras is referring to them as “the world’s most dangerous superheroes.”

The *Second* Chicago Bear Comics Writer (This One Has His Own Company)

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TweetYou may recall that Lance Briggs, All-Pro outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is a big comics geek and even co-wrote a comic for Top Cow’s Pilot Season.  It looks like Briggs isn’t the only comics geek on the Bears.   Israel Idonije is a startign defensive lineman (which is to say he might line up at […]

Fialkov Brings The Devilers to Dynamite

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TweetYou may have noticed Dynamite been announcing a fair number of writers who haven’t worked with the company before.  Time to add another one.  Joshua Fialkov is going to be writing a series called “The Devilers” for Dynamite in 2013.