SDCC 13: Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ is back at PetCo Park


It seems that Comic-Con is getting its Slamdance, but it’s a nerdlebrity Slamdance. Zachary Levi, best known as the star of Chuck but a smart entrepreneur in his own right, has been putting on Nerd HQ for several years—it’s an alternate track of entertainment programming with separate tickets for each event and autographing session, making […]

Marvel plays Hunger games with Fialkov and Kirk — UPDATED: “Someone’s getting eaten.”


Marvel’s conference call on the AGE OF ULTRON wrap up and new series Hunger by Josh Fialkov and Leonard Kirk just kicked off and here’s the cosmic Hunger art: It looks like the Marvel U and the Ultimate U are going to be getting more friendly in the coming months, following the ending of The Age of […]

Licensing world round-up: Princesses are king but Avengers are for boys


As we mentioned in the previous post, the Licensing Show’s wrapping up today and there are always some lists and announcements and other observations that are very germane to where our world is going. It all starts with the product which leads to advertising which leads to media and here’s what we want. Some stats […]

Valiant officially joins the ranks of Kindle’s fanfic program


The Licensing show is on in Vegas this week and with it a smattering of announcements about licensing deals and brandings and so on. Among the, a second wave of properties to be open to Amazon’s Kindle Worlds program . And this time, definitely positively one of them is Valiant. So if you long to […]

Midtown Comics Announces Wednesday comics delivery via Zipments


The Wednesday crowd may just be a stay-at-home crowd for some Manhattan readers. Midtown Comics has partneredwith Zipments, an on demand NYC delivery network which will zip your copy of Katana to you as soon as it comes out. They’re offering an introductory fee of $4.99 for the service, but the regular price will be […]

Stripped Book Fest Line-Up Announced


The Edinburgh Book Festival, held annually in Scotland’s capital city every August, is the biggest public book festival in the world. This year it includes a brand new strand, Stripped, celebrating the world of comics with one hell of a stonking guest list including Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman.

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales! April 2013!


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Thinking about Kim Thompson, life and death


(Photo from and © American Virus) When I moved to Los Angeles in the 80s, I lived in West Hollywood at the height of the AIDS crisis. I was a sheltered young woman without much in the way of life experience, but I was to get it in a hurry. My neighbors were dying like […]