Watch: Training video to help you get that precious SD Comic-con badge

Our friends at Comic-Con International really are trying to get out as much information as possible for everyone trying to get a badge at tomorrow’s top secret convocation. To get yourself oriented, you may want to watch this training video.

Yep, a training video. Just pretend your’s Casper Van Dien and Denise Richards in STARSHIP TROOPERS.

And, just in case you didn’t know, it’s going to be a long grueling slog over the surface of Klendathu.

Future Comics: That Twitter comic by the Eyeshield 21 guy everyone is talking about

Yusuke Murata is the manga-ka behind the very popular American football manga EYESHIELD 21. In between massive ongoing series—his next project is called onepunchman—Murata started posting a webcomic via Twitter, bsed on yet another series, Hetappi Manga Research Lab R. The story involves Murata being chased over a cliff by an editor and looming deadlines—no paranoia there!—and he uses unique folded paper and lighting effects to give the story more impact.

First Look: Daredevil #12 by Waid and Samnee

Mark Waid’s DAREDEVIL seems to be filling the “superhero comic for people who don’t like superheroes” slot with topnotch stories and art. Chris Samnee (THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) is joining the book as a part-time artist in #12, in which busy Matt Murdock makes time for a lady pal, Kirsten McDuffie, who is actually hoping to make time to discover his secret identity.

Future Comics: A Lebanese Webcomic with Democratic Storytelling

by Serhend Sirkecioglu

The Middle East is, except for The 99 (which I can’t read without cringing every other page) not to my knowledge a big scene when it comes to comics, but I recently stumbled upon something from Lebanon: a rather standard web comic with a very noteworthy twist. Sarab, The Interactive Web Comic is a story where the reader votes on what happens next.

Exclusive look at CLiNT Magazine's DEATH SENTENCE

Print isn’t dead, it’s just resting. As you may know CLiNT magazine is relaunching with a Volume 2.1 and a bunch of new strips, including the long-awaited “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

A joint venture between media magnate Millar and Titan Books, CLiNT is based on the old-fashioned concept of a slick magazine that includes text AND comics. It’s sort of a brash mash-up of a lads mad and Judge Dredd, and it’s definitely had some ups and downs on English newsstands, but has found an audience in comics shops, both in the UK and the US.