SDCC 2012: Shaq Attack — Shaquille O'Neal Launches His Own Comics Line

We always knew Shaq liked comics and it predated his turn as Steel on the big screen. Looks like he’s going to publish them. Come to find out, Shaq has two comics lined up for the “Shaq Comic Book Company.” This venture is a partnership between Shaq Entertainment and New Kingdom Entertainment. New Kingdom operates The Fanboy’s Guide website.

SDCC 2012: The Avengers Vs. X-Men Panel

By Todd Allen As you might have guessed, there wasn’t a lot of new news at the Avengers Vs. X-Men panel.  Nobody wants to spoil the ending.  There’s definitely an epilogue in the form of the Consequences mini-series, which will also point the way to what comes next.  (The next Event?  Marvel Now relaunches?  I’m […]

SDCC 2012: The Age of Exclusive Contracts Is Over

Looking for a theme at Comicon isn’t always the most sensible thing to do. It’s a big show and there’s a lot going on. I am, however, seeing some momentum being gathered — in force — from a trend that seemed to spin out of the Image convention this past spring. It’s a little bit more than a movement back towards creator ownership, though that’s certainly part of it. It’s about the era of exclusive contracts dying and an age of , for lack of a better term, playing the field coming back.

SDCC 12: Fantagraphics finally goes digital with Love and Rockets

The last holdout has come in, and it’s one of the biggest and best. After years of staying aloof from the digital world, Fantagraphics has announced they are going with ComiXology to release digital versions of the Love and Rockets back catalog, as revealed today on the Love and Rockets panel. We caught up with Fanta’s associate publisher Eric Reynolds to get the who how what and why of bringing some of the greatest cartoonsits in the world to the digital platform: