We will not be the only blogger this week to deny the greatness of Kazuo Umezu’s Cat Eyed Boy ! No sir. Not when Jakala, Dacey, Welsh and Mautner are doing it. No sir. Cat-Eyed Boy is disturbing and creepy and wonderful. Big ups to Viz for bringing it out in this sturdy, handsome two-volume […]

Gene Colan news

Clifford Meth updates Gene Colan’s health (not great but hanging in there) and reveals that Marvel is doing the right thing: Not only has Marvel Entertainment awarded Gene Colan a generous retirement bonus, but also plans are underway for an impressive tribute book for early 2009. While the project has not been officially approved, it […]

HeroesCon: Top Shelf

Top Shelf told us they will be out in force this weekend with more cartoonists than they’ve ever brought along before. Safety in numbers. Alex Robinson — Too Cool To Be Forgotten Jeffrey Brown — Incredible Change-Bots Matt Kindt — Super Spy Andy Runton — Owly Robert Venditti — The Surrogates Liz Prince — Delayed […]

HeroesCon: Image

Image confided their plans to us: “HeroesCon is a darned fine funnybook show,” Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen said. “In an age when outside media like movies and video games have taken over most conventions, Shelton Drumm and his dedicated team consistently keep Heroes focused on what matters most to those of us in the […]

HeroesCon Misc.

The Spurge, who will be he Iron Man of Moderation*, has the best overall round-up of the show. We should note that we’re told that Michael Golden (above) and Mark Texeira will also have new art prints at the show. Bryan Lee O’Malley will have STICKERS! And Jim Rugg will have a sketchbook and an […]

HereosCon: Hero Initiative and Wieringo Tribute

The Hero Initiative will have a full slate of signings, an appearance by Ron Wilson and debut the Mike Wieringo Tribute Book at HeroesCon. Details: BOOTH SCHEDULE Friday, June 20 (con hours 11:00-7:00) 12:00-3:00: Ron Wilson 3:00-4:00: Matt Wagner 4:00-5:00: Ethan van Sciver Saturday, June 21 (con hours 10:00-6:00) 10:30-12:00: Ron Wilson 12:00-1:00: Ed Brubaker […]

HeroesCon: Low Key Comics Party

Low Key Comics will be premiering Snug Comics #1 at their rock show/party party Saturday at heroes Con: Details below but more info here. Low Key Comics presents: Snug Comics featuring Calabi Yau, Young Tom Fury, Battle Beasts, and the Lights, Fluorescent Saturday, June 21st 9PM Snug Harbor 1228 Gordon St. Charlotte, NC 28205 […]


§ The new Todd Klein/Neil Gaiman print (above) goes on sale tomorrow. § Graeme McMillan, now at i09, has a field day with DC’s bad week. § Speaking of i09, after investigating the celibate side of things, i09 looks at Superheroes Who Get Laid All The Time. § Nikki Finke has an amusing story about […]

Comics fans still viewed with suspicion?

If you do go to the link we just listed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s day of superhero fashion, you will see a rather telling indication of what the Met REALLY thinks of these superhero fans: In many ways its comforting to know that as far are we’ve come, there are still some barriers. […]

This Sunday: Fashion and Fantasy panels at the Met

Are you ready for one more symposium? This one is open to the public and free with museum admission. It’s at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and covers even more aspects of the comic book’s influence on culture. Among those appearing: Alex Ross, Paul Levitz and Adi Granov. All programs are in The Grace Rainey […]