Batgirl: Times change

Well the battle lines are very clearly divided this time. On one side are the girls and the queers. On the other are the old time fanboys. The subject? The cover to the BATGIRL showcase edition. Yes, yes, yes, we KNOW she was not and never was a butt kicking superhero. We have never read […]

Feud shoe waiting to drop

When are we getting the details of the Ellison/Groth settlement???? The Comics Journal Message Board continues to issue updates. Here’s the latest from Harlan: ATTENDEZ!!!!!!!! ANYONE AND EVERYONE We are attempting to get the Settlement Agreement signed and posted for all of you who’ve been waiting. To do this, we need to know FOR CERTAIN […]

Kibbles ‘n’ bits

§ Jackpot! When we said we wanted more recent comics behind-the-scenes, we didn’t know Tom Brevoort was going to oblige with the initial pitch for Civil War!!!. Now all those ramblings from Mark Millar on Millarworld can finally be interpreted. This was done immediately after the creator conference at which the initial ideas for CIVIL […]

Joyce Carol Oates reads MAD

It is TRUE, as god is my witness. Time magazine said so.. Writes National Book Award winner Oates: When I first began reading this inspired comic book, I was quite a young child, entirely lacking in awareness of or interest in who might have been responsible for its freshness and originality amid so much on […]

SD07: AdHouse (#2104)

With Paul Pope signing his much-desired PULPHOPE art book, and an exclusive new THB comic from Pope — as well as new James Jean materials, Josh Cotter, Jamie Tanner and Joey Wesier, the AdHouse Booth is going to be…one of the hot spots. Get your new books EARLY — they are certain to sell out. […]

SD07: IDW (#2229)

It will be a very busy con for the #5 comics publisher, with 30 Days of Night and much more on the horizon: Comic-Con attendees will be the first to see artist Ben Templesmith’s first go-it-alone “30 Days of Night” project with the release of “30 Days of Night: Red Snow”—just before the original “30 […]

SD07: Active Images (#2106)

Badges, posters, jigsaws and t-shirts. After one hell of an active year for Active Images, it’s time to celebrate at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 26-29)! Richard Starkings, Moritat, and Comicraft’s Secret Weapon, John JG Roshell, will be out in force with advance copies of the first hardcover collecting issues #1-7, ELEPHANTMEN: WOUNDED […]

SD07: Vanguard & Watcon Guptill (#1607)

Vanguard Productions, the leading producer of critically acclaimed art-book biographies on illustrators and cartoonists, return for their 14th consecutive year at the San Diego Comic-Con international. Spotlighting the Eisner Award nominated Wally Wood biography, WALLYs WORLD, authors, Steve Starger, J. David Spurlock, and the family of the late Mad, Daredevil and Weird Science artist, Wally […]