Shamus buys Big Apple Con

Rumors have been floating around for a while that something was up with the Big Apple Con, the New York show run by retailer Michael Carbonaro. Now, according to a press release, the show has been purchased by Wizard and will move to a new venue — Pier 94 — and an October date for […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: February 2009

By Paul O’Brien Lots going on this month. The Dark Reign books are mounting up, the War of Kings crossover has begun, and Obama is back. There are also a lot of new releases, with the first issues of SECRET WARRIORS, ASTONISHING TALES and AGENTS OF ATLAS, as well as the relaunched BLACK PANTHER. As […]

News notes

• Eric Reynolds reports that Esther Pearl Watson’s UNLOVABLE has been picked up by young women’s apparel chain Urban Outfitters and will be tested in ten stores nationwide. With its chunky pink appearance and accessibly hiliarious tales of self-conscious agony — Watson adapts the diary of a teenage girl she found in a gas station […]

Eisner reax

Yesterday’s Eisner Award nominees announcement set off the usual round of commentary and reactions. For ourselves, we thought it was a wide-ranging list that hit many of the high spots of the year. There were a few MIAs: Dash Shaw’s BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON was blanked (although BODY WORLD got a webcomic nod), Jeff Smith’s RASL […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 4/8/09

§ Johanna Draper Carlson reviews retailer Brian Hibbs’s collection of “Tilting at Windmills” columns, which reflects the changes during the eight-year span of its contents: Tracking changing perceptions of book-format comics is one of the most interesting threads through this volume. In the early days, he’s enthusiastic about TPBs at a time when many of […]

Stumptown CBLDF Benefit Dinner announced

Via PR: On Friday April 17 2009, the Stumptown Comics Foundation is proud to present a chance-of-a-lifetime dinner event at which we would be honored to have you join us. Tailored for the discerning connoisseur of comic books, today’s most vibrant artistic and cultural movement, this is a relaxing evening of food, drink and conversation […]