Marvel’s Next Big Thing: Captain America


The final Marvel phonecall of the week was for Rick Remender and John Romita Jr’s Captain America relaunch. More than the other calls, this was perhaps the conversation most centred on craft and design, although we did at one point get a vivid description of Remender’s love for taking his trousers off in public. Fun […]

Good Work, Comics!

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Is there nowhere in the world of culture which can stay positive for more than five minutes!? This week we found out that not even glam rock could provide us safety (now we’re firmly in the barren hair-straightened wastelands of the post-80s), with the news that Kiss and Aerosmith are now art war with each […]

Superheroes top costumes for Halloween


The Avengers, and Honey Boo Boo are topping this year’s Halloween costumes popularity chart, say retailers, with sales generally up this year. At Spirit Halloween in Pensacola, Manager Susan Spencer said bestselling adult costumes, meaning 15 or more sold, include superhero characters from such 2012 hits as The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, as […]

New and Noteworthy: 5 Self-Published Singles


EASY PIECES: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ME & YOU, by Neil Dvorak Neil Dvorak’s series EASY PIECES premiered and continues to appear on the web platform ACT-I-VATE, but his print issues were available at NYCC and sold out. Dvorak composes in large format on light weight cream colored paper and uses white space around […]

Comics: for one fantastic moment, everything was OK


Is this the magic moment? Probably. Or as a recent ICv2 headline put it:Comic Retailers Cautiously Ecstatic, following the “Return of the Pamphlet.” Despite the innate caution, pessimism and low self-image endemic to the comics industry, it seems that following a year of improved sales, general awareness, mainstream recognition and booming live events, the comics industry has taken a moment to kick back the recliner and crack open a frosty one: