Spiegelman in the Washington Post

Art Spiegelman has a comic in the Washington Post about the St. Louis, a 1939 ship filled with Jewish refugees from Europe that was denied asylum in the US and sent back. Spiegelman focuses on some of the media-related aspects of the shameful story, with his usual bite.

Longbox goes forth with Top Cow and BOOM!

Another highlight of the weekend was the public unveiling of Longbox at Heroes Con. What is Lngbox? The short version is iTunes for comic books. CBR has details. Rantz Hoseley, the editor behind Image’s “Comic Book Tattoo” anthology of comics inspired by Tori Amos, introduced his latest endeavor at Heroes Con this weekend. Longbox, a […]

News from all over

With both Heroes Con and Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend, it was a very busy week for news, so here’s a quick tour, as best as we can make out. § Top Shelf is among the first publishers to announce a comics program for Kindle: Top Shelf announced this weekend at HeroesCon that Andy Runton’s […]

Penthouse guide to con hookups

Shari Goldhagen at Penthouse looks at the idea of meeting members of the opposite (or same, we suppose) sex at conventions . The article is very tongue in cheek while reinforcing some of the very worst ideas about nerd culture. Sci-fi conventions such as San Diego’s Comic-Con are under-the-radar hook-up havens. No, really. So I […]

Congrats to Erin and Noah!

Best wishes to our pals Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor, who not only got married this weekend, but had the first ever Zero Gravity wedding!

Random linkage

§ Shaenon K. Garrity looks at the sad status of the comic book message boards and the result is savagely insightful from top to bottom: Once, Kyle Baker went on the DC message boards to promote his then-new run on Plastic Man. He was chased away under a hail of abuse and slurs in under […]

The night everyone watched GHOSTBUSTERS

If our Twitter feed is to be believed, we follow a very high percentage of people who are interested in a) watching GHOSTBUSTERS or b) purchasing the new GHOSTBUSTERS on Blu-ray or c) purchasing the new GHOSTBUSTERS video game. Perhaps this brain trust could help us answer why GHOSTBUSTERS was so great and GHOSTBUSTERS 2 […]