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Rugg provides artwork for Street Angel short film

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  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 AM EST

Earlier this month Kevin posted about a Street Angel short film, based on Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s acclaimed mini-series from SLG. Now MTV’s Splash Page posts some new art by Rugg, created for an animated sequence in the film. The director, Lucas Testro, told MTV that the animated sequence will reveal the origin story […]

The Fifth Color | How much does AXIS change for Iron Man?

It’s time to talk about Avengers/X-Men: AXIS, a crossover whose storyline effects aren’t discussed much, whether in the current comics — which titles affected by the “axis” are really hit and miss — or with an eye to the future. I’m trying to re-read all my Hickman Avengers books to prep up for next year’s […]

Comics A.M. | Ed Kramer wants conviction thrown out

Legal | DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer is seeking to have his December 2013 conviction for child molestation thrown out, insisting he was forced into a plea deal by prosecutorial misconduct. His attorney Stephen Reba also claims that Superior Court Judge Karen Beyers ruled in 2009 that Kramer could determine whether he was healthy enough to […]

Talking Comics with Tim | Eric Haven on ‘UR’

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  • Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST

UR collects a variety of Eric Haven‘s stories previously published in various anthologies, and draws upon many influences, including his love of classic comics, while swimming deep in the waters of absurdist humor. Haven spoke with ROBOT 6 about what went into arranging this collection, how it landed at AdHouse, his hatred of dancing, and the […]

In ‘Singular’ short, everybody has superpowers but one poor guy

Brothers Juan F. Orozco and Esteban Orozco have debuted Singular, a visually interesting sci-fi short film set in a world where everyone has superpowers, except for the protagonist Andy. We started thinking about superpowers, but we talked a lot about that, you know, when you hear stories about superpowers, you start having the feeling that […]

Wrestling with real-life drama in ‘Headlocked’

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  • Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST

Mickey Rourke’s turn in the celebrated 2008 drama The Wrestler showed just how real the “fake” world of professional wrestling can be, but there’s more than one story to be told. Michael Kingston’s indie series Headlocked takes up that challenge, as it documents the struggles of young wrestling fan Mike Hartman as he attempts to […]

SLG Publishing launches its fourth crowdfunding effort

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  • Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST

SLG Publishing has been a major part of the American comics industry, helping to usher in notable creators like Charles Soule, Jhonen Vasquez and Jim Rugg. But for the past few years the publisher has been struggling. Founder Dan Vado has been public about the company’s financial status, turning to crowdfunding platforms for help in […]

French comic about time travel, true love eyes U.S. audience

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  • Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST

What if you went your entire life went without meeting your true love, and you only found it due to a time-travel accident? And what if your job was to eliminate these kinds of accidents? Would you fix the timestream or fix yourself up with your true love? That’s the story of The Infinite Loop […]

Batgirl vs. Mr. Incredible vs. Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard

As strange as Marvel’s recent teasers haven been, with offbeat remixes of events past, they’re nothing compared to the inter-company mashup captured Tuesday afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard. CBS Los Angeles reports that the Hollywood Walk of Fame, long a hotbed for costumed mayhem, erupted about 5 p.m. as Batgirl struggled with Mr. Incredible in a […]

Grumpy Old Fan | Firestorm, Cyborg and corporate synergy

We’re just now into the back half of October and it’s already been a busy month for DC Comics’ television and movie adaptations. Gotham got under way, The Flash debuted and Arrow has returned, with Constantine on deck. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. announced a massive slate of Justice League-related movies, stretching from 2016’s Batman v Superman […]

Comics A.M. | ‘Guardians’ clings to September bookstore chart

Graphic novels | Although BookScan’s September list of the bestselling graphic novels in bookstores is populated largely by old stalwarts — The Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Saga, Watchmen — Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1, the only Marvel title on the chart, clung to the Top 20 in its second month of release (although […]

‘The Middleman’ cast reunites for graphic novel script read

Following through on one of the promises of Javier Grillo-Marxuach’s successful Indiegogo campaign to fund a new Middleman graphic novel, the cast of the short-lived television adaptation reunited for a table read of The Pan-Universal Parental Reconciliation, which was of course captured on video. “Why is this man smiling?” Grillo-Marxauch writes beneath a photo of […]

‘Futures End’ Month, Week 4: Did they save the best for last?

In the fullness of time, all things come to an end: Futures, worlds, even month-long publishing initiatives. And so Wednesday brought with it the final batch of Futures End specials from DC Comics. Of this week’s 10 releases, I read four, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of those were pretty good […]

University of Baltimore offering class about Marvel movies

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  • Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

If your parents ever complained that all of those Spider-Man and X-Men comics would interfere with your school work, show them this: This spring the University of Baltimore will offer a course examining modern culture through the lens of Marvel’s films, television series and comic books. Thought to be the first class of its kind […]

Comics A.M. | Jeff Smith, Keith Knight & more on censorship

Banned Books Week | National Public Radio’s Lynn Neary covers Banned Books Week, with interviews with frequently banned creators Jeff Smith (Bone) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants). Although Smith acknowledges he was initially shocked to see his acclaimed fantasy adventure among the 10 most challenged books of 2013, he soon came to terms with the […]


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