TweetPodcasts continue to rise as a form of entertainment, and comics – being one of those mediums most in-touch with the internet – have risen up and provided a wealth of quality comic book podcasts. Let’s Talk Comics, hosted by Jim Viscardi, is one of the more recent additions to this fast-growing world of comic […]
TweetAmongst the many pieces featured in the relaunched A1 Annual this year is FROGS from Jim Steranko. Originally published in COMIXSCENE #3 in April 1973, FROGS is a experiment in storytelling, in which Steranko sets out 48 identically-sized panels which tell a story in whatever order they are read. FROGS requires the reader to choose their own pattern […]
TweetThe A1 Annuals first launched in 1989, a collection of new and old material featuring creators from all across the world of comics – from Alan Moore and Grant Morrison to Joe Kubert and Dave McKean. The A1 Annuals established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, a curation of intelligent and challenging comics […]
TweetThis week sees the end of the relaunched Red Sonja’s first arc, with Gail Simone and Walter Geovani drawing the story to a – likely rather bloody, one would imagine – conclusion. The last few months have seen Simone redefine the character whilst blatantly having a load of fun with it. There’s been singing, there’s […]
TweetOne of Dynamite’s big announcements this year was the imminent revival of their Gold Key Properties – with four titles relaunching as a result. This will see Doctor Spektor, Magnus: Robot Fighter and Solar: Man of the Atom relaunch next year with new creative teams and their own mini-universe. The fourth series announced, with Greg […]
TweetFor the past few years, 2000AD have held a talent competition at Thought Bubble, with the winner getting the opportunity to illustrate a story for publication in the prog itself. Last year saw Will Morris take the victory, as part of his sweep of 2012/2013 which saw him ultimately win the British Comic Award for […]
TweetI first noticed Artful Daggers, an ongoing series published through Monkeybrain, due to the artwork of Andrew Losq, who creates incredible abstract page sequences. Having read the first issue, I decided to catch up on the rest once the first story arc had concluded – that’s the benefit of a comics publishing model like Monkeybrain, […]
TweetComing in January this year, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure will see writer Bill Willingham and artist Sergio Fernandez Davila take on a host of Dynamite’s most recognisable characters for a seven-issue re-imagining. Not only will the story have characters as diverse as Green Hornet, Vampirella, The Six Million Dollar Man and Red Sonja all in the […]
TweetDynamite have been conducting creator-on-creator interviews over the last few weeks, sending out the transcripts to various websites – ComicVine, Bleeding Cool, and so on. And here’s an interview between Vampirella writer Brandon Jerwa and The Mocking Dead’s Fred Van Lente – but what is The Mocking Dead, exactly?
Tweet I’ve spoken before about A Piggy’s Tale, a very loveable animal adventure comic that is currently in the last week of its Kickstarter campaign, written by Tod Emko and illustrated by Ethan Young. I loved it so much that I wanted to chat to Emko himself, a known conservationist featured on the popular TV […]
TweetAlthough published by Dark Horse, S.H.O.O.T. First isn’t a biography of Greedo from Star Wars. In fact, this miniseries from Justin Aclin and Nicolás Selma is an action-adventure, in which a team of atheists track down and shoot up a succession of horrific monsters from around the globe. Why are the team all atheist, you ask? […]
TweetOut this week is Action Presidents: George Washington, a rippingly enjoyable biography of the first US President by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. While Van Lente details Washington’s life – as accurately as possible – in the issue, Dunlavey illustrates the events in perhaps a slightly less accurate manner. To look into the launch of […]
TweetBy Jeffrey O. Gustafson This summer, Dynamite announced that they had the rights to do comics based on Rod Serling’s legendary anthology The Twilight Zone, and that J. Michael Straczynski will be writing the series. (That’s part of the very busy 2014 Straczynski is slated to have, between six titles for his Joe’s Comics imprint […]
TweetDigital comics have been growing at a tremendous rate over the past years, with initiatives like Thrillbent gaining prominence on top of individual projects like Dinosaur Comics, or Dr McNinja. People are trying new things with content and accessibility, as well as community – which is where Tapastic comes into play.
Tweet by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Jamal Igle is having a good week. His new Kickstarter-funded creator-owned graphic novel Molly Danger was released, with a huge release party at JHU Comic Books Saturday Night in Manhattan. Molly Danger, about an apparently ten year old superhero, is that rare gem of a comic, steeped in genre yet […]