Demographics: Comics Readers Almost 45% Women Now and How Publishers Stack Up

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Tweet At the beginning of each month I take a survey of all of the self-identifying comic fans on Facebook, looking at the changes from month to month. Two months (and some change) ago Facebook updated the interface I achieve this by, giving me more options in how to choose and, I suspect, expanding the […]

Marvel Announce Rocket Raccoon Issue for Free Comic Book Day

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TweetFree Comic Book Day 14 will see two Marvel titles released, CBR have reported today. Alongside the previously announced Brian Michael Bendis/Nick Bradshaw story featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Venom will be ROCKET RACCOON, by Joe Caramagna and Adam Archer.

Facebook Demographics: Different Publishers, Different Fans

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TweetFor all of these posts I’ve tried to instill the idea that there isn’t a simple comic fan. While it might mostly be men, comic fandom is a diverse crowd whose specific interests varies by gender, race, age and more. No two character fandoms are the same. No two publisher fandoms are the same. Marketing […]

Facebook Demographics: Female Characters Beget Female Fans

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Tweet Much has been made over this past week over Marvel‘s announcement about a new Ms. Marvel. The usual nutwings took to the internet to condemn Marvel’s plan to diversify its line of characters and present varied and new comics that might lead to new readers, or possibly more diversified readership. Hopefully, Marvel realizes that […]

Si Spurrier and Rock He-Kim Launch X-Force: All Other X-Forces to End

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TweetAnnounced on USA Today with Brian Truitt – Si Spurrier and Rock He-Kim will be the creative team for X-Force, a series which will replace both Uncanny X-Force and Cable & X-Force in 2014. Both of those titles will end after their imminent crossover event, with the remaining characters forming this new team.

Daredevil to End with Issue 36

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TweetAccording to long-term artist Chris Samnee, it appears that the current run on Daredevil – written by Mark Waid and drawn by artists including Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin – will be ending with issue #36 in 2014.

NYCC ’13: Loki, Agent of Asgard

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Al Ewing and Lee Garbett have been announced as the creative team for an interesting new project – Loki, Agent of Asgard. Spoilers for Young Avengers follow in the article below.

NYCC ’13: All-New X-Factor with David and DiGiandomenico

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Let’s go, everybody! It’s NYCC time! Prepare for an avalanche of news updates from the convention. Let’s move to the X-Men panel, where some new storylines have been announced, as well as a relaunch – Peter David and Carmine Di DiGiandomenico will be the creative team for All-New X-Factor.

Marvel Announce new She-Hulk Series by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido

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TweetHold the phones everybody, there’s a new She-Hulk title just been announced. Brian Truitt, the only man I’d consider for the screen role of Awesome Andy, has the announcement at USA Today: Charles Soule and Javier Pulido will be the creative team for an ongoing series featuring Jennifer Walters.

Marvel’s Next Big Thing – Matt Fraction Discusses Inhumanity

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TweetMarvel announced a conference call tonight with writer Matt Fraction and editor Nick Lowe, to discuss the upcoming ‘Inhumanity’ which will target the Marvel Universe later this year. Following Inhumanity #1 by Fraction and artist Oliver Coipel in December, the story will be followed next year with Inhuman #1 from Fraction and Joe Madureira, an ongoing […]

Marvel in December: Welcome Back, Peter Parker, Bye Kaine

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TweetMarvel have released their solicitations for December, including a lot of odd decimal placements, an apparent return for Peter Parker, the finale of Scarlet Spider, and a whole load of other stuff. Here’s a few bulletpoints about what you can look out for over Christmas: If you want the full set of solicitations rather than […]

Marvel Reaches Settlements with Gary Friedrich, Bob Layton

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TweetIt appears that Marvel have offered Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich a settlement, thus ending the lengthy case which had previously bankrupted the veteran writer. The details of the settlement have not been offered to the public, but Friedrich’s attorney has informed a federal New York judge that the case can now be dismissed.

Marvel’s Second Wave is ‘All-New Marvel Now’, Starting with All-New Invaders

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TweetIn an interview with delightful hero Brian Truitt of USA Today, Marvel have unveiled the branding for their next wave of comics. Called All-New Marvel Now, the two launch books will be All-New Invaders by James Robinson and Steve Pugh; as well as Matt Fraction and Joe Madiurera’s Inhumans.

Venom Will End in October

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TweetAs implied by its absence from Marvel’s November solicitations, and now confirmed by the publisher on their website, the ongoing Venom series is to end in October with issue #42.

Garth Ennis Returning to The Punisher in 2014 for New Miniseries

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TweetThis has only just been picked up online by fans – and subsequently by me – but in an interview on ComiXology’s podcast ‘The ComiXologist’, writer Garth Ennis has mentioned that he will be writing a new Punisher miniseries in 2014.

INTERVIEW: Declan Shalvey on working with Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, DC, IDW…..

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TweetArtist Declan Shalvey has had an incredible year. Whilst working as regular artist for books like Venom and Thunderbolts at Marvel, he’s also created art and covers for books published at Dark Horse (Conan and The Massive), IDW (Half Past Danger and TMNT), Boom (Robocop) and Vertigo (American Vampire). In February his first-ever cover at Marvel […]