Shamus announces Austin Comic-Con

Wizard World has returned to Texas, but in indie-friendly Austin, as opposed to Arlington/Dallas the venue of the previous Wizard World Texas. according to a press release, Gareb Shamus is launching the Austin Comic-Con this November — the same time frame as the canceled Wizard World Texas. Despite being an indie hotbed, and home to […]

PWCW Critic’s Poll anoints ‘Polyp’

It’s probably no surprise that Asterios Polyp won PW Comics Week’s annual critic’s poll. Footnotes in Gaza came in second, and the rest of the list — more than 60 titles strong — is a pretty strong indication that if you were following graphic novels in ’09, you got a LOT of entertainment. Kai Ming […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/6/10

Happy Epiphany, all! § Chris Butcher continues his looks at Manga Milestones of the ’00s, probably our favorite of all the decade retrospectives we’ve read. Picks #3 and #4 include Shonen Jump and Inu Yasha for format reasons: In the first 3 months of the Viz revamp, Viz had re-released nearly 40 volumes in new […]

Archie enters crossover realm with Archie/Valerie hookup

Fresh from jilting two wives, Archie “Playa” Andrews is moving on to the Pussycats, according to this morning’s press release. We’re not experts in Archie continuity — whether it be comic or strip — so we’re not certain if these two have, er, fraternized before. Will Archie move on to Melody and Josie in a […]

Goldman’s RED LIGHT PROPERTIES debuts at Tor.com

Tor.com has announced an ambitious program of original webcomics and one of them debuted yesterday, Dan Goldman’s RED LIGHT PROPERTIES. The comic — about real estate woes in Miami — uses a snappy storytelling interface that unfolds in a natural way, and Goldman (SHOOTING WAR, ’08) has developed some new art techniques for the story, […]