Studio Coffee Run: Mo’ Hobbits, Mo’ problems, Elysium, Kickass 2, Spiderman 2, etc.

Matt Damon in Elysium (Image via FirstShowing.net)

Here is a new pic of a very armed and very bald Matt Damon in a teaser image from Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium. The film is set for release in August, 2013 (via Firstshowing.net) Mo’ Hobbits, mo’ problems. Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers are being plagued by a perfect sh*tstorm of bad press mere weeks before […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Two: Scott Allie Tells It Like It Is

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By Hannah Means-Shannon Well, firstly, Friday was the new Saturday this year at NYCC. What that makes Saturday is yet to be seen. Though both Friday and Saturday passes sold out ahead of time, the energy and sense of a full house closely matched Saturday’s peak in attendance last year. The numbers were clearly reflected […]

Diamond retailer breakfast: Dynamite, BOOM!, and Valiant all joining the FOC program

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At the Diamond Retailer appreciation breakfast this morning, after being forced to surrender phones and become sequestered behind a blast shield door, attendees were treated to some new footage from IRON MAN 3 which included the scene of Tony Stark getting his suit on to the strains of the Run DMC classic “Christmas in Hollis” […]

Dandelion Seeds: The Return of Halloween Comics!

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___________________________________________________________________________ A few months ago, I brainstormed about how Halloween mini-comics being offered by Diamond could be used in a variety of ways to promote comics and have some fun!   (Read that again… there are event suggestions and a timeline there, which I’ve paralleled below, but did not exactly duplicate.) During C2E2, Diamond announced that […]

Adventure Time overwhelms SDCC '12 with cuteness

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Check out Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward signing comics for the kiddies at San Diego Comic Con

SDCC 2012: Bravest Warriors from KaBoom!

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KaBoom, the All-Ages section of Boom! Studios, have announced a new comic tie-in to a Pendleton Ward series, in the form of a six-issue “Bravest Warriors” miniseries.

SDCC12: Boom! Studios: Booth #2743

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Boom! Studios announces all their awesome stuff, including a very public party on Thursday evening!

Sablik joins BOOM! as VP of Publishing and Marketing

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We told you a little while ago that Filip Sablik had left Top Cow, and now it’s revealed that he’s joined BOOM! Studios as VP of Publishing and Marketing. CBR does his intro interview:

A Political Thriller With Gorillas and Chimps: Reviewing BOOM!'s Planet of the Apes Revival

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A month or so ago, I’d pulled Dracula: A Company of Monsters out of the library and found myself pleasantly surprised by it. Somebody in the comment section mentioned Daryl Gregory, co-writer on the Dracula book, was doing Planet of the Apes and it was worth checking out. Sure enough, the library had that, too. Daryl Gregory may be one to watch, because his Planet of the Apes is better than his Dracula, and he’s two-for-two.

Lost and Found: Busiek's Corporate Take on Dracula

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One of the nice things about being around a large library system is being able to take a flier on a graphic novel you might not otherwise pick up. Not too long ago, I happened up Vol. 1-3 of Dracula: The Company of Monsters on the shelf and figured “it’s Kurt Busiek… how bad could it be?” I picked up the first volume and ended up going back the next day for the rest of the set.

Interview with Adventure Time's Pendleton Ward and friends

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An interview with Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward about the post-apocalyptic movie genre, Dungeons and Dragons, the Adventure Time licensed comic, Bob’s Burgers and more. With special guest appearances by cartoonist/animators Jesse Moynihan, Levon Jihanian, and Andy Tauke!

Free Comic Book Day 2012: Reviews!

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I read (almost) every Free Comic Book Day title, and let you know what’s the best!

Working for the Man: MoCCA 2012

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BY JEN VAUGHNFantagraphics Books isn’t necessarily THE MAN of the comics world but since I’ve only ever self-published my own comics, MoCCA 2012 was my first two days on the job as a staff member of the independent comics publisher. There are more than a few differences between the two experiences. Read on!

BOOM! and Simon Spurrier team up to release EXTERMINATION

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Hot off the heels of his successful run with Marve’s X-CLUB, Simon Spurrier joins forces with BOOM! Studios to reveal a new dystopian super-hero series called EXTERMINATION.

BOOM! goes with Diamond

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BOOM! Studios has reaffirmed their exclusivity with Diamond to comics shops throughout the world, according to this morning’s press release. Boom! has experimented with other distributors in the past — such as a brief affair with Haven for second printings—but Haven went away so…back to Diamond. Boom! also had distribution deals with Simon and Schuster for bookstores and backlist, but that may have run out.

Emerald City What's What

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ECCC kicks off today in Seattle and while we can’t be there in person (alas, longing for those Puget oysters), we have a few folks walking the floor and sending back reports. This is a full service con with 140 panels and a great guest line-up including Robert Kirkman, Marc Silvestri, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Kurtz, Kelly Sue DeConnick and more.