Roddy Piper is alive and not dying yet

Wrestling legend and very early Beat crush Roddy Piper is not dead — although it was erroneously reported by some news sources this morning when someone with a similar name passed away. It was also reported that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, but that has also been retracted. Piper, 55, who was diagnosed […]

More on the SDCC Preview Night sellout — correction

It is surreal to be writing stories about San Diego Comic-Con selling out in October. But that is the reality we live in. We asked SDCC PR and marketing director David Glanzer a bit more about yesterday’s announcement that passes to Preview Night had sold out: Q: What’s behind this shockingly early sell-out? Were fewer […]

Hours of fun: The comics that seduced the innocent

To commemorate last week’s Banned Books Week, Stephen St Walley tracks down all the comics mentioned in Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent and adds links to downloadable versions. Obviously, many of the below comics are not intended for children. While all of them were probably read by children, they were not necessarily the intended audience […]

Jumbo Kibbles ‘n Bits

We’ve had some computer woes which slowed the flow here, so this is an extra huge catchup K’n’B installment: § The final part of an interview with Naoki Urasawa! Q: It’s true that the face of your Astro Boy seems to have a sadness about it. It’s raining in the first scene he appears in… […]