SDCC 2014: Random House signings with Pahlaniuk, Carroll, O’Malley, Gabaldon, GRRM and more

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Some of the biggest stars at Comic-Con aren’t even on the CW. These stars write these book things, and you may want to see them or get them to sign your all time favorite book. At various times at the Random House/Ballantine/Del Rey booth you’ll find George R.R. Martin, Diane Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Robin Hobb, […]

Ask Kevin Feige, James Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista you Guardians question live on Tumblr

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It’s almost all over but the shouting and the premiere as Guardians of the Galaxy opens a week from Friday. In the meantime you can ask Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige your own burning questions via a Yahoo Tumblr Q&A tomorrow, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. […]

IDW and Comics Experience team for new line

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More comics! More properties! More to read! IDW has just packed with Comics Experience, LLC, the online comics school run by former IDW editor Andy Schmidt to publish a line of mini-series by new talent. According to PR, the material will be “creator owned.” IDW editor Bobby Curnow will also work on the project. The […]

SDCC 2014: Lion Forge gets into print with IDW and kids comics with Care Bears

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St. Louis based Lion Forge Comics has been around for a couple of years with a lot of ambitious plans, some well known licenses and a line of here-to-fore digital comics. But recently they announced they are getting into print, with IDW picking up their Air Wolf and Knight Rider comics. They’ll also publish a print version of a comic inspired by MMA fighter Quentin “Rampage”Jackson called Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier. That should be PLENTY wacky. More Lion Forge titles are impending from IDW, possibly including such classic licensed fear as Miami Vice, and Punky Bewster.

Gail Simone heads up THE WOMEN OF DYNAMITE

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Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. so […]

Marvel plans to keep you going to the cineplex right into 2019, and here are the dates

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Marvel just released a list of release dates for their future films…without any actual film names. I guess it just proves they are so planning stuff. Here’s the announced line-up and the five mystery slots: Guardians of the Galaxy — Aug. 1, 2014 Avengers: Age of Ultron — May 1, 2015 Ant-Man –July 17, 2015 […]

SDCC 2014: The One Indispensible Piece of Advice You Must Know To Survive Comic-Con!

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Do not ever plan to get some last minute task done at this show, like making a slideshow for your panel or finishing your mini-comic! You just won’t do it! Trust me on this. In the olden days I sat in the hall making Keynote presentations and ran to Kinkos to make flyers…no more. It […]

SDCC 2014: Not Too Late to Pack This Gear for a Smooth SDCC

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By Victor Van Scoit San Diego Comic Con week is upon us and the anxiety is growing. Perhaps you’re already frantic with how behind you are in panel planning no matter how many times you said last year, “Next year will be different!”. It’s easy to get lost managing panel plans, RSVP party invites, and […]

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 Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 3

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Here’s the third part of my interview with the late Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first and second parts are already online, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. PÓM: You did eventually leave to work as a freelance writer, though, didn’t you? What brought that about? SM: Mainly my […]