Finding a safe place for THE BOYS

Two years ago I wrote a piece called “It Takes a Nation of 10,000 Dopes to Hold Us Back,” looking back on the comics industry in 2004, and the trends that emerged and are still, to a great degreee, shaping the business. The title was based on the phenomenon of POWERS by Brian Bendis and […]


We came across this too late to put in yesterday’s events listing: On Thursday, February 1st at 7pm, join Russ Turk, Rhino, Craig Bostick, J. Brett Hopkins, Tony Arena, Contributors to The Book of Boy Trouble comics anthology, and Abby Denson- creator of Tough Love at the LGBT Center (208 West 13th Street) in New […]

Nick Mag’s February comics line-up

Dave Roman reveals the incredible line-up of comics talent in the new issue of Nickelodeon magazine, including Czekaj , Kochalka, Travis Nichols and Patrick Morgan. But our heart was stolen by the gag from Karen Sneider we posted above. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

World comics: Angoulême and Corto

Just a few more Angoulême links. Comic Book Resources has a thorough write up with a more complete list of prize winners than we’ve previously seen. Andi Watson links to this Flickr site. Alison Bechdel had a busy time. Meanwhile, the Forbidden Planet blog reveals that there may be new CORTO MALTESE volumes on their […]

Will Eisner official website launches

Much to see! The all-new official home page for artist Will Eisner and Will Eisner Studios, Inc. has launched at . Besides a revamp of the existing design and content, the site has been expanded and includes new features like The Will Eisner Forums and the Will Eisner Wiki (or online Eisnerpedia). The Forums […]

DC announces NYCC line-up

Hey what were we just saying…Guests below, panels in the link, and the big news that everyone alreayd knows should break around 7:30 on Friday. * Jason Aaron (SCALPED, THE OTHER SIDE) * Tony Akins (JACK OF FABLES) * Jonathan Ames (THE ALCOHOLIC) * Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED) * Al […]

Freeman upped at DC

Via the PR: DC Comics announces that Michael Freeman has been promoted to Administrator – Direct Sales. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me, and a great chance to expand my skill sets,” says Freeman. “I’d like to thank everyone who believed in me here at DC and in the retail community. I hope to […]

Wondercon gifts volunteers with Legolas

If you volunteer for three days at WonderCon, you might end up with Aragorn or even Boromir, coutesy of Sideshow Collectibles and the fine LORD OF THE RINGS statues. We’d be itching for Glorfindel and Prince Imrahil ourselves…or maybe….hm….EOMER. “We’ve been very lucky to have a dedicated group of volunteers at each of our shows,” […]