Two thoughts for the day

“In the Core Marvel Universe, a “gritty crime story” is one where a blind lawyer ninja dressed as the Devil fights a massive Sumo wrestler with a cane that shoots lasers…” —Chris Sims on what is and isn’t acceptable to the “Core” universe of Marvel. “Why is the living embodiment of love something called the […]

Collins! What is best in comics?

If you thought yesterday’s A.V. Club Best Comics of the Aughts list was going to tiptoe by unnoticed and uncommented on, you were wide of the mark by a fair bit. Sean T. Collins delivers a total smackdown, from the lack of manga to the last of KRAMERS ERGOT to the lack of an ordered […]

More CON-troversy in Boston!

When we ran the press release announcing the new New England Comic-Con last week, we were puzzled by one aspect of the acquisition by con impresario Gareb Shamus: namely that the show acquired had been running for 35 years. As revealed in the comments section and now a post by A. David Lewis, that’s because […]

The comics-loving Wall Street Journal on manhwa, Paley, more

Is the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal just trying to make us fret over the day when we can no longer Google their articles? The finance paper has had a recent rash of comics/animation related stories. Perhaps the most stark is this account of the dwindling fortunes of Japanese animators: Morale is low. Industry executives estimate […]

RIP: Sonny Trinidad

Gerry Alanguilen writes that illustrator Sonny Trinidad has passed away in the Philippines. Known in the US for his work on Conan, Dracula, Morbius and DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU, Trinidad was also known as Celso Trinidad. won the Best Serial Illustrator award during the 1984 KOMOPEB Parangal sa Komiks. His work VIRGA also won […]

Headin’ for a holiday: Muppet Rhapsody

Let’s ease into the turkey glut with this delightful cultural mashup.

Joseph Koch & Neat Stuff Collectibles Brooklyn Warehouse event

VIa PR, longtime comics vendor Joseph Koch announces a big comics swap meet out in Sunset Park. Given the number of folks we hear complaining (ourselves included) about how to, er, dispose of comics books that they literally cannot give away, this could be a lively event: Where: 206-208 41st St., Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Corner […]