Charles Burns and FEAR(S) OF THE DARK

FEAR(S) OF THE DARK is an unusual French horror film we’ve talked about here a few times before. It’s an animated film of terrors with segments directed by such cartoon icons as Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti and Richard McGuire. Althought it had a limited film festival release here before, […]

AX at Top Shelf

The Same Hat boys announce that the AX anthology will appear at Top Shelf. This is exciting news because AX is a respected anthology of unusual manga that rose from the ashes of GARO, the influential anthology that one might call the WEIRDO of Manga. We’ve posted extensively about AX before, but remember that it’s […]

Tough ticket

Michael Cho has some fun. [Thank you again, Kevin Melrose]

Bill Leak on the mend

Great news from down under, as cartoonist Bill Leak, who was in a medically induced coma for three days after experiencing a severe head injury, is out of ICU and on the mend: “He continues to be lucid and doing all the right things. He is medically very stable.” Dr Assaad said Leak did not […]

Yes, it is

Thank you, Kevin Melrose. Is this a new milestone for comic book movies?

Crime watch: Avatar murder; proud papa goes too far

§ In Japan, a woman has been arrested for killing her husband. But it was only a MMORPG character that died, and the charge is computer hacking: A 43 year old woman in Japan has been arrested on suspicion of hacking. She is suspected of ‘mudering’ an avatar of her virtual husband after they apparently […]


Flog unveils Humbug!, a collection of the short lived but legendary humor magazine, created by Harvey Kurtzman.


Just in case we didn’t make it clear enough, you should check out Kevin Cannon’s BLOTCHMEN, his 24 Hour Comic.

News and notes

§ Mark Evanier notes the passing of Tom Fagan, whose championship of the Rutland, Vermont Halloween Parade made it an icon of superhero culture. The parade began nearly 50 years ago, and dressing as various be-longjohned Avengers became a colorful tradition that was big news in ’70s comics culture. Vermont Public Radio has more: Fagan […]

Hottest fashion trends: Indestructible bracelets, invisible jets

THE TOTE BAG! Fashion maven Diane von Furstenberg recently launched a line of Wonder Woman-inspired fashions and accessories at her signature Manhattan store. DC Comics Prez. Paul Levitz was among those in attendance at that kick-off party and gave his impressions of the event on Newsarama’s blog, along with revealing that DC brand manager Cheryl […]

An Oscar for Gary?

Variety laments the continuing outrage of the Academy snubbing performances in superhero-esque films. but maybe this year the pain will end. Oscar’s biases are nothing new. Unfortunately, they’re increasingly out of step with the reality that some of the finest acting in American movies — and, for that matter, some of the most artful filmmaking […]

Studio coffee run

§ Yes, there will be an UMBRELLA ACADEMY movie; writer Gerard Way will collaborate on the score…maybe with somene like RJ-D2…kick-ass! “We just had our first meeting at Universal, and it went great. The hardest thing was finding the right building and the right gate. Nah, the meeting was great, really, really great. The book […]

Stan wants to make Posh/Becks into crime fighters?

Piffle story of the day which allows the mind to wander. Stan Lee thinks David and Victoria (Posh) Beckham would be good for a TV show or something: “There are so many ways to do it,” Lee says. “We could make them a crime fighting team where the soccer is just a facade. Or we […]

16 days of Halloween; Stephanie Buscema

Illustrator Stephanie Buscema gifts us with this delightful piece!