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SDCC ’12 | Sunday programming schedule announced

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  • Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 12:22 PM EST

2012’s Comic-Con International wraps up on Sunday with its traditional focus on kids. Kid-friendly properties like LEGO Ninjago, video game characters Sonic and Mega Man, SpongeBob SquarePants, Carton Network’s Ben 10 and Level Up!, and many more are represented, along with creators like Raina Telgemeier, Art Baltazar and Franco, Shane Houghton and others who know […]

SDCC ’12 | Thursday programming schedule released

Comic-Con International organizers have released the programming schedule for Thursday, July 12, the first full day of the San Diego convention. It’s a day that includes the final Twilight presentation — it’s the first event in Hall H, so no squatters! — and plenty of comics panels. The programming include panels from IDW Publishing, Image, […]

What Are You Reading? with Ed Piskor

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  • Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST

This week our special guest is Ed Piskor, creator of Wizzywig and Brain Rot, and artist on the Harvey Pekar-written graphic novels Macedonia and The Beats. To see what Ed and the Robot 6 crew have been reading lately, click below.

Is Kickstarter becoming the next step beyond pre-ordering comics?

If you’ve been paying attention to the online comics community in the past year or so, you’ve no doubt come across someone looking for donations to help fund their comics project via Kickstarter. The website relies on ardent fans for these campaigns to work,  in much the same way that smaller publishers have pushed hard […]

WonderCon | A round-up of announcements from Saturday

The second day of WonderCon in Anaheim, California, featured announcements ranging from Marvel’s new Captain Marvel series to Dark Horse’s new motion-comics venture to IDW Publishing’s Womanthology miniseries: • In his “Talk to the Hat” panel, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort revealed that Carol Danvers, long known as Ms. Marvel, will become […]

Food or Comics? | Saga or saganaki

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  • Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST

Welcome to Food or Comics?, where every week we talk about what comics we’d buy at our local comic shop based on certain spending limits — $15 and $30 — as well as what we’d get if we had extra money or a gift card to spend on a “Splurge” item. Check out Diamond’s release list […]

This weekend, it’s the Image Expo

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  • Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

The Image Expo starts today at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif. and runs through this Sunday. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Image Comics, the event is a “celebration of independent creativity in comics” and features many of the companies founders and top creators, including Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Robert Kirkman, Jim […]

Comics A.M. | Michael George denied retrial; DC to close forums

Legal | A judge denied a motion for acquittal and a new trial in the case of Michael George, the former comic book store owner and convention organizer convicted of killing his wife in 1990, dismissing the defense’s argument that there was insufficient evidence for conviction. George is serving a life sentence. [Detroit Free Press] […]

Kickstart My Art | Namesake

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  • Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Although recent events have shown some faltering in Kickstarter-driven projects, the continual emergence of new and interesting books on the site hasn’t dampened the impact it could make for comics. The latest entry into the Kickstart-funded arena is the graphic novel project Namesake by artist Isabella Melançon and writer Megan Lavey-Heaton. Originally conceived by Melançon […]

What are you excited about for 2012?

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  • Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 1:23 PM EST

[Note: this post was assembled by both Tim O’Shea and JK Parkin] This is our final post for our big birthday bash, and what a post it is. No matter how much stuff we line up, people we interview, etc., there are still tons of folks we like to hear from and include in our […]

If DC’s looking for an Amethyst artist, Renae De Liz is ready and able

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  • Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST

With Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld apparently making her way to the television screen via Cartoon Network’s upcoming DC Nation cartoon block, it seems like the perfect time for a revival of the comic book. And if DC Comics needs a creator for it, they need look no further than Renae De Liz. De Liz, artist […]

Previews: What looks good for January

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  • Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 4:00 PM EST

It’s time once again for our monthly trip through Previews looking for cool, new comics. As usual, we’re focusing on graphic novels, collected volumes and first issues so that I don’t have to come up with a new way to say, “ Mouse Guard is still awesome!” every month. And I’ll continue letting Tom and Carla do the heavy lifting in regards to DC […]

Comics A.M. | Ex-Marvel staffer says layoff protest misguided

Publishing | Damien Lucchese, a production artist laid off last week by Marvel, explains why fans should not boycott the publisher over the layoffs: “What I’m trying to say is that I don’t want everyone to just see the MARVEL logo and think of a huge, top-heavy company, full of money hungry suits that make […]

Comics A.M. | Tom Ziuko health update; women and comics

Creators | The Hero Initiative offers an update from colorist Tom Ziuko, who was hospitalized earlier this year for acute kidney failure and other health conditions, and then returned to the hospital for emergency surgery about a month ago. “I can’t impress upon you enough how frightening it is to actually come up against a […]

Comics A.M. | Kirby heirs appeal Marvel ruling; Steve Geppi sued over art deal

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  • Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 6:55 AM EST

Legal | As he promised he would do last month after a federal judge declared the heirs of artist Jack Kirby had no claim to copyrights on the superheroes he co-created for Marvel Comics, Kirby family lawyer Marc Toberoff filed an appeal Monday with the Second Circuit Court of Appeal. “Specifically, the estate of comic […]


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