Should Digital Comics Still Be Locked Down?

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by Bruce Lidl   If nobody cares about DRM on digital comics, why does everybody keep bringing it up? San Diego 2013 was unquestionably a triumph for digital comics heavyweight comiXology, with a stream of announcements of new initiatives and new partnerships. Chip Mosher may have been one of the busiest men at the Con […]

SDCC13: The Chris Samnee Spotlight Panel

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By David Nieves Amidst his first special-guest-of Comic Con appearance, the opening day of SDCC held Chris Samnee’s first spotlight panel. Jovially introduced by his Daredevil partner and moderator Mark Waid, Chris talked about his influences and beginnings, and answered some questions from fans.

Spider-Man Has a Sister! Marvel announce graphic novel by Waid, Robinson, and Dell’Otto

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Brian Truitt, knower of all that is right and true in this world, has an interview on USA Today with writer Mark Waid, announcing a new Spider-Man graphic novel called Spider-Man: Family Business. The book, set before Superior Spider-Man, will see Peter Parker learning more about his secret agent parents – as well as find […]

Review: Does Daredevil #25 Suffer From Being TOO Well Made?

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When Daredevil jolted back to life in 2011 under the pen of Mark Waid, the series climbed out of a pit of cobwebs and into a bright, vibrant landscape which sought to put some fun back into Matt Murdock’s life. And, as should always be the case when a comic becomes about fun rather than […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, ‘What Makes an Icon?” with Nocenti, De Matteis, Mahnke, Slott, Waid

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A panel on Friday, March 29th, the first day of programming at WonderCon brought together a rather iconic cast to discuss “iconic characters” and what keeps a character “true” to their origins over long periods of time. Mark Waid opened as moderator by pointing out that the table full of seasoned pros had more than […]

Marvel Release Some Fancier One-Word Teasers

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Stepping up from the one-word teasers we’ve grown to love and cherish over the past year or so, this week Marvel have started tarting up their teaser images to give people more of an idea what they might be about.

Mark Waid on the true cost of digital

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As part of their fourth anniversary special, Robot 6 interviews Mark Waid on Thrillbent and got some interesting updates on every aspect, including the unexpected ones. Digital is not just a matter of slapping it up: I have yet to find a dollars-and-cents cost, but the cost in human hours — I was really not […]

TRIP CITY at One Year: From Seth Kushner’s Male Uterus

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TRIP CITY at one year old is quite a verbal-visual-aural beast containing over 600 items of content including comics, podcasts, essays, stories, poems, and all points in between. Where does a massively productive digital arts salon go from here? This anniversary week, co-founders Chris Miskiewicz and Jeffrey Burandt have talked to us about their digital […]

Marvel’s Next Big Thing: The Indestructible Hulk

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Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu are the team behind the relaunch for Marvel’s Hulk, who will NOW! be known as ‘The Indestructible Hulk’. After a conference call about Thor yesterday, today it was the turn of the Hulk creatives to take to the phones and answer questions from the greats of the comics press. […]

Interview: Mark Waid on Daredevil, Hulk, Insufferable and Rocketeer

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Beat reporter Alexander Añe caught up with Mark Waid at the Baltimore ComicCon and asked him about his current work, from Daredevil, which has been hoovering up every comics award in town, to Insufferable, Waid’s webcomic currently running on Thrillbent.

On The Scene: Baltimore Comic-Con Day 1

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The lines wound around the block, disappeared and reappeared again against the concrete of the convention center in the steamy, bright weather, but once they started moving it was orderly and brisk. The incoming flood lasted for at least an hour without sign of slowing, but the capacity was generous inside and even a crowded floor was manageable. A newcomer to the Baltimore Con flipping open the guide would immediately notice a unique feature in comparison to the New York Comic Con or Wizard World Philadelphia: artist’s alley occupied at least forty percent of the floor, more if you added in the range of side-tables along the walls also designated for artists. This didn’t mean that the convention was weak on the shopping fare that comics fans demand and expect, or the deals they are looking for on that one book missing from their collection, but it did create an interesting dynamic of two worlds in synergy, each working together for the event.

Daredevil and Beaton rule at the 2012 Harvey Awards

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The 2012 Harvey Awards were given out on Saturday night at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The big winner was the superhero favorite DAREDEVIL with wins for Best Series, Best New Series, Best Inker and Best Writer. Kate Beaton won three, with Best Online Comics Work, the Special Award for Humor, and Best Cartoonist. Jim Henson’s TALE OF SAND by Ramon Perez, also won two, Best Original Graphic Album and Best Story.

The Marvel NOW! Comic Parade

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Here it is – an exhaustive look at all the Marvel books announced this week for Marvel NOWWWW, from Iron Man to Thor, with X-Men and Hulk inbetween. Also, the campaign for a Pixie Ongoing series picks up pace!

Mark Waid's four panels that never work

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This homage to Wally Woods’s 22 Panels that ALWAYS work by Mark Waid and Jeremy Rock at The Gutters nails quite a few good ones. Go to the link for the other four—oh and a snark about a DC executive. CAN U GUESS WHO?

Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu are Indestructible (writing Hulk)

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Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu are the creative team for what is probably going to be Marvel’s new Incredible Hulk series. Anyone betting we’ll see ‘Fantastic’ appear tomorrow?

SDCC: Digital Comics Price Fight

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by Alexander Añé — One of the hot topics in the comics industry is the movement into the digital medium, and of course the biggest question in that migration is, “what’s it going to cost?” Sunday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, the leading voices in this debate came together to discuss this topic: Mark Waid representing Thrillbent, Scott Kurtz the creator of PvP, IDW Publishing’s ePublishing director Jeff Webber, Chris Ross attending as Top Shelf’s director of digital publications, and moderating the panel is comiXology’s Chip Mosher.