Action Labs picks up Hernandez’s The Garlicks


The Garlicks by Lea Hernandez got a lot of attention when it was on Kickstarter and then Indiegogo. The all-ages vampire tale was unquestionably great looking, but the release date has been up in the air. but now it seems Action Lab is picking it up. Still no release date, but it definitely fits in […]

The Phoenix Presents: Gary Northfield on Gary’s Garden!


Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

Diamond announces their Common Core list


While many of you many be wondering “What’s a common core?” if you’re in the publishing business it’s been the buzzword of the year. Simply put, it concerns basic standards in learning for all schools in the US, and a curriculum based on materials that fit those standards and topics. A list that could very […]

Top 5 Marvel roles for Vin Diesel


Marvel Studios has summoned Vin Diesel for a meeting, but nobody knows why. I do, or at least I think so. The media asked Vinny on his Facebook for an explanation to this meeting and he answered with, “haha, you probably know better than me.”

Review: Young Avengers #6 aka the Kate Brown Issue!

Young Avengers #6

It’s not often that a superhero comic gives me chills, particularly when we’re talking villains, but then it’s not often you that see a superhero comic from someone like Kate Brown.

Editorial: do comics need more competitions?


By Serhend Sirkecioglu For the past seven years, The Intellectual Property Creators Challenge has been held to bolster Malaysian creators of Interactive Comics, Games, and Animation through this annual competition with numerous cash prizes ranging from RM15,000-RM25,000 ($4000-$8000). Going through the past winners, I see predominantly manga-esque work. Nothing jaw dropping, but a decent crop […]

INTERVIEW: Box Brown Announces New DIstribution Deal for Retrofit Comics


Box Brown (“Belen!”, “Love is a Peculiar Kind of Thing”) is a fixture at indie comics shows, tirelessly producing his own bold and appealing short comics on a regular basis, but also, in 2011, launching an experiment in the return of the “floppy” or mini-comic via branding in the form of Retrofit Comics. Retrofit consists […]

The Nook Gives You the Digital Comics Experience on the Cheap


by Bruce Lidl   Currently, the barrier to entry for the world of digital comics is not particularly high, as anybody with either a smartphone or a connected computer can buy and view comics from a variety of online retailers. However, to really get the best experience of digital comics, many would recommend consuming them […]

SDCC ’13: The Map is here!


The floor map of this year’s Comic-Con has just been released. It’s all here, the toys, the zombies, the heartaches. You can read the complete exhibitors list here. While most folks are in the same spot — the comics core of the show with DC, Marvel, SLG, Bongo, Image, Dark Horse etc remains the same—there […]

Nice Art: Darwyn Cooke’s Ghost Variant for FATALE #15


Darwyn Cooke has created a “Ghost Variant” cover for FATALE #15. You can purchase it only at these shops. Although shrouded in a bit of mystery, Ghost Variants are commissioned and purchased by the groups of retailers listed in the above link, and available only at their stores. The covers tend to be pretty spectacular, […]

Help Wanted: Do you want to work for IDW? Marketing position is open


Following John Schork’s return to Portland to join Oni’s marketing team as Director, IDW is once again looking for someone to help out with IDW’s press and marketing activities. The main duty will be playing Isles to Dirk Wood’s Rizzoli (above). Here’s the craigslist version: IDW Publishing is looking for a dedicated individual in the […]

Frank Cho banned from Facebook AGAIN


We reported recently on how posting some of his cheesecake art got artist Frank Cho locked out of his Facebook account. Well it seems it has happened again: I’m suspended from Facebook for 3 days. Some asshole with a stick up his ass thought a DRAWING of a topless woman (Jungle Queen Riding Pterodactyl) was […]

To do tonight, BKNY: Strange Attractors and Change release party at Bergen Street Comics — PLUS FREE COMICS


Two models of the “Nü” graphic novel, STRANGE ATTRACTORS by Charles Soule and Greg Scott and CHANGE by Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske are having a release party at Bergen Street tonight. Both creators are on the fast track at the New 52, so catch ’em while they’re hot. More info here: Please join us […]

Review: Lazarus #1


A few years back, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (along with Ed Brubaker) won a lot of critical acclaim for their work on DC’s Gotham Central.  Rucka and Lark have reunited for Lazarus at Image.  (Brubaker’s already been Fatale at Image for over a year, so the primary creators for Gotham Central seem to have relocated.)

Nice Art: Henry & Glenn celebrate today’s Supreme Court DOMA decision


Ed Luce has illustrated the Ghost Wedding of popular couple Henry and Glenn—which would be one step closer to reality today thanks to the Supreme Court if only a) ghost weddings existed and B) the real Henry and Glenn were a couple. Neither is true but today in many states people of every gender are […]

What Can the THOR: PRELUDE Comic Tell Us about the DARK WORLD Film?

Thor The Dark World Prelude Preview Comic Book cover

Firstly, there’s such a thing as a comic called THOR: THE DARK WORLD, “Prelude”, a two-part “limited series” introduced this month which is apparently designed as a movie tie-in meant to bridge the gap for readers between the first THOR film and the new DARK WORLD film set for release in the US on November […]