Comic-Con badge sales halted once again

Despite hiring an outside firm to handle badge sales, the San Diego Comic-Con has once again been forced to halt ticket sales. The Epic registration site crashed almost immediately after badges went on sale at 9:00 am EST. The site has still not come up again and now the con has officially suspended sales: Once […]

Walking Dead Recap: Don’t have a fish fry during a Zombiepocalypse

Walking Dead Recap: Don’t have a fish fry during a Zombiepocalpse Season 1/Episode 4: Vatos Last week’s Walking Dead saw what’s left of the survivors’ families ripped apart by severed limbs, interrupted wife beatings, and hastily put together racist rescue missions.  So it was fitting that the fourth episode started off with hottie sisters, Amy and Andrea, […]

Comic-Con International tickets go on sale again

After a computer meltdown last time, four-day and one-day passes to the San Diego Comic-Con are going on sale again today. 9 am EST, 6 am PST. Will the servers hold? Will you get a ticket? Will they sell out in one day? Tune in at 10 am!

Kibbles 'n' Bits — 11/22/10

Canada’s wartime comics ban; Paul Levitz’s BATMAN credit; lead in glasses.

War of the Trailers — 11/10

A viewing of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part One the other night allowed a viewing of the big trailers for 2011. Although they’ve all been linked online, there’s nothing like seeing them on the big screen.

Reminder: Send Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest news!

As we head off for a weekend of rest and relaxation work and transcribing, a reminder: we’ve already gotten some notes of books coming out just for the Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival, but please shoot us a note and a cover image. This is the last notable show of the year for the indie […]

New Green Hornet trailer

The Michael Gondry-Seth Rogen-Jay Chou disaster experiment has a new trailer that looks more coherent than past, unsure models. We never thought we’d say this, but Seth Rogen looks almost TOO slim in some shots! We can’t wait to go see HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 1 tonight and see this and Green […]

C2E2 announces Bendis as a GoH, more guests

We know everyone is just settling in with some peppermint sticks and grog for the holidays, but next year’s convention schedule is fast approaching, and C2E2 is the first potentially big one on the horizon, coming March 18-20. The first guests have been announced, and they include Brian Michael Bendis as a Guest of Honor, […]

Quote of the day: Nick Gazin on CAGES

This book reminds me of the past, but not in a wistful, thinking-back-on-your-first-time-getting-laid way. It’s more a first-time-getting-caught-jerking-off-by-your-mom sensation. — from NICK GAZIN’s COMIC BOOK LOVE-IN #14 – at Viceland Today where he also interviews Chip Kidd and reviews several Conan books.

Gothy, grown-up Hermione

It is nice to see that Emma Watson has grown into the lovely young lady we always hoped she would be. Now if she can just avoid drugs, bulimia and Noel Fielding. Maybe she can star in a comic book movie next!

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: September 2010

September was a fairly low-profile month for DC’s comic-book business. In terms of new releases, there were the debut of the Freedom Fighters series, a Justice Society of America Special and a bunch of one-shots reviving the company’s old war titles. Still, thanks to a handful of returning DC Universe and Vertigo books that had missed their release dates in August, average and overall periodical sales slightly recovered, as expected. WildStorm published a few one-shot specials tying in with the Red film and reviving Wetworks, of all things, with less than spectacular results.

Retailers speak on Thor: The Mighty Avenger

When the news of the cancellation of the well-liked THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER hit, there was the usual wave of hand-wringing and everyone had their own theory as to what killed it, who, and why. Rather than just sit around and make up own own ideas, we decided to go to the source and asked a few prominent retailers three questions:

The New

Marvel has just relaunched their website, and a grateful world heaves a sigh of relief.

A month of Image teasers: "Looks like this bulldog…"

Any guesses?

EXCLUSIVE: Strange Tales Vol 2 #3 previews: Cypress, Pekar/Templeton

Marvel’s STRANGE TALES anthology continues to be a lively, refreshing look at the Marvel U, as constant reinventions show just how versatile this universe really is. Below, a Luke Cage story by the great Toby Cypress and a Thing story written by the late, great Harvey Pekar with art by the great Ty Templeton. FUN!

‘Wilson’ gets movie deal with Alexander Payne

Daniel Clowes is no stranger to the movies, with his GNs GHOST WORLD and ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL having been produced, and several screenplays under his belt. Now, it looks like his recent hit WILSON may be headed to the screen. Alexander Payne is set to direct with Josh Donen producing for Sam Raimi’s Stars Road shingle.