On The Scene: Wizard World’s “NYC Experience” Wasn’t Half Bad

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TweetAmong people I talk to about cons and comics, about half won’t bother to go to Wizard World Cons, about a quarter might go, but usually have mediocre things to say about them, and about a quarter haven’t ever been to one but haven’t totally ruled it out. This is because Wizard cons are known […]

On the Scene: Pros Wrestle with Tony Stark’s Appeal in ‘Iron Man at 50′ Event

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Tweet The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public […]

Matt Fraction Says Iron Man 3 is as Big as The Avengers!

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Tweet Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, […]

On the Scene: Sex and Violence? “Blame it on New York!”

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Tweet A group of New York City inspired comics creators descended on the Soho Gallery for Digital Art on the 17th of April to discuss the good, the bad, and the strange elements of the city that have influenced their lives and works, including Al Jaffee of MAD Magazine fame, Peter Kuper of Spy vs. […]

MEGA-INTERVIEW: Cliff Galbraith on the Meteoric Rise of the Asbury Park Comicon

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TweetIf you’ve been following the history of the Asbury Park Comicon, which opened only a year ago in March of 2012, you know it’s been a strange, yet rather astonishing ride, but imagine how much stranger it must be for founder and indie comics creator Cliff Galbraith. What started in a bowling alley turned music […]

On the Scene: Sparks Fly at ‘Surely You’re Joking, Dr. Wertham’ Event

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TweetAs the first of several “Comic Book Roundtable” events to be held at the Soho Gallery of Digital Art under the auspices of gallery owner John Ordover and former Marvel editor, author, and educator Danny Fingeroth, this event exploring the life and legacy of Dr. Frederic Wertham was planned for the occasion of Wertham’s 118th […]

ON THE SCENE: Was Will Eisner a Novelist?

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TweetTowards the end of his life, witnessing the rise of the graphic novel as a format, Will Eisner commented on the fact that his books formed a subsection of the graphic novels display at a large bookstore by clarifying that his desire was to see his books shelved in the literature section alongside works by […]

On the Scene: Superman at 75, Celebrating America’s Most Enduring Hero

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TweetThe Center for Jewish History hosted a celebration of the 2013 75th birthday of the seminal superhero Superman on January 27th with co-sponsorship from Columbia University Library. Though Superman’s cover-date advent in comics occurred in June of 1938, celebrations are gearing up early to take a look back at the Kryptonian’s origins and the impact […]

On the Scene: Eisner in the Snow at MoCCA/Society of Illustrators

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TweetWith a nor’easter blowing in at increasing velocity on November 7th, a full house still turned out for the first of the newly partnered MoCCA/Society of Illustrators dinner and a movie events, this one complete with an informative panel discussion featuring the life and work of comics giant Will Eisner. The evening’s film, Will Eisner: […]

On the Scene: NYCC Day 1: Irwin Hasen Rocks the Boat and the Image Revolution Shakes Things up!

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TweetBy Hannah Means-Shannon There’s something about walking into the New York Comic Con before it officially opens and seeing all the surprisingly graceful last minute preparations. Maybe it’s because the hard work is done and people are waiting with a kind of satisfaction for the biggest party in New York to start. Die-hards bought four […]