Kirby, Girls, Avengers—one woman's guide

Some rambling thoughts that have been rumbling around my head this week. Don’t expect it to make any sense.

THE AVENGERS: videos, magazines and other activities to keep you busy until you see the actual movie

Can’t wait until you see THE AVENGERS tonight at midnight? Here’s some stuff to keep you from jonesing yourself into a puddle.

TCAF bound!

Are we the last possible person to link to Michael DeForge’s poster for this Saturday’s Doug Wright Awards? Possibly. It’s also a reminder that we’ll be at TCAF this weekend! First time and we couldn’t be more excited! The webste has all the debuts, guests, party poop, programming and other info you could possibly need, so we’ll just direct you there for everything except to note that we’ll be moderating this panel on Saturday at The Pilot:

To do tonight BKNY: NURSE NURSE at Desert Island

Katie Skelly’s NURSE NURSE from Sparkplug was a sellout at MoCCA, but you can still get a copy in NYC at tonight’s book party at Desert Island.

Tokyopop is sorta back with Hetalia: Axis Powers

After hinting at it on their Facebook page for a while, Tokyopop’s surviving member, Stuart Levy, announced a little wee return…as a licensing entity, anyway. The Right Stuff, in conjunction with Genosha Comics, will republish three volumes of Himaruya Hidekaz‘s HETALIA: AXIS POWERS, including the first two—which came out from Toykopop before it imploded last year—and the never-before-in-English third book, which was in production when Tpop went away.

Kibbles 'n' Bits, 5/3/2012: C2E2 wrap-up, etc.

Being mostly reports on past and future comics shows, since we are deep into con season.

Announcement: The Beat teams up with Comic News Insider

As previously noted, we were guests the other night on Comic News Insider’s gala 400th episodealong with Ben Templesmith, Chriss Cross, Becky Cloonan, Paul Pope, Emma Hayley, and many more. And we were there to announce a new partnership between CNI and The Beat!