Valiant Tease Rai Series for 2014


Valiant continued their history of sneaking announcements into their actual comics, today, for readers to find before anybody else does – with a teaser in the back of Unity #1 suggesting that the company may soon be publishing a Rai series.

Valiant Launch Digital-First Comic ‘8-Bit Adventure’


Valiant have moved into guided-view digital-first comics this week, with the launch of Valiant 8-Bit Adventure. A series continuing on from the previous 8-bit covers/tie-in video game the company ran earlier this year, the first issue ties in to their new series Unity.

Interview: Tod Emko Talks A Piggy’s Tale and the Real Life Super Piggy

A Piggy's Tale

I’ve spoken before about A Piggy’s Tale, a very loveable animal adventure comic that is currently in the last week of its Kickstarter campaign, written by Tod Emko and illustrated by Ethan Young. I loved it so much that I wanted to chat to Emko himself, a known conservationist featured on the popular TV show […]

Take the Devastator’s anonymous convention economy survey


With the circuit for both cons—traditional comic-cons—and CAFs—more indie styled comic arts festivals like TCAF and CAB—proliferating and becoming an increasingly important part of the comics economy, indie humor magazine The Devastator has taken it upon itself to attempt to create an infographic on how big a part of the economy these shows really are. […]

Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us is a real page turner


Injustice: Gods Among Us is something of an anomaly in the world of super hero comics. It’s a breakout hit for original digital work, lording over the sales rankings on several sites and platforms. If you look at the October sales estimates, you’ll find it sitting just below 25K and outselling titles like Green Arrow, […]

INTERVIEW: Justin Aclin and Nicolás Selma S.H.O.O.T. First


Although published by Dark Horse, S.H.O.O.T. First isn’t a biography of Greedo from Star Wars. In fact, this miniseries from Justin Aclin and Nicolás Selma is an action-adventure, in which a team of atheists track down and shoot up a succession of horrific monsters from around the globe. Why are the team all atheist, you ask? […]

On The Scene: The Highs and Lows of CAB Programming

Credit: Bill Kartalopoulos's Twitter

Marking one of the last comics festivals of the year, Comic Arts Brooklyn dashed through Brooklyn, beginning with an array of exhibitions and animation screenings, and culminating in the day long celebration of today’s current indie comics as well as those of generations past. Mirroring the now defunct BCGF, this years CAB remained on trend […]

Miyazaki working on a samurai manga, post retirement


Revered animator Hayao Miayazaki announced his retirement from moviemaking a few months ago; his final (we think) film The Wind Rises has just opened in Japan and will come to America in February. So what’s a sensei to do with his free time? According to one colleague he’s going to draw samurai manga. Studio Ghibli’s […]

Gabrielle Bell’s motion comics


And speaking of Gabrielle Bell…didn’t see that one coming, did you? Tony Groutsis has been animating some of Gabrielle Bell’s travel comics with the results you see below.

To do tonight: Brooklyn Comes to Morningside Heights


It’s been a busy, busy few weeks of comics events in the NYC area, and here’s one more: the final event for the year in Columbia’s graphic novel program.

Marvel Netflix gets two writers: Goddard on Daredevil and Rosenberg on Jessica Jones

Well, that did not take long! Even as excitement and speculation mount over the astonishing deal for four original Netflix series based on Marvel characters, we already have two show runners in place. Long-time Joss Whedon/JJ Abrams associate Drew Goddard will write Daredevil and Twilight/Dexter/Red Widow alum Melissa Rosenberg will write Jessica Jones. Goddard directed […]

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun “Happily Single Week”


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It’s official: WonderCon is back in Anaheim for 2014


After two successful years in Anaheim, WonderCon is staying there for the third year in a row, as revealed on the show’s official page. The 2014 show will be held April 18, 19, and 20, which is Easter. The show drew over 56,000 attendees last time, and seems to be growing. It isn’t quite clear […]

Hang out with Stan Lee this afternoon


Do you want to hang out with Stan Lee? Online that is. Apparently at 3:30 PST this afternoon Stan will be “hanging out” at 1337LoungeLive, a “livestreaming geek, comic, and gaming hangout site.” How this will be accomplished is shown in the informational video below. Is Stan Lee the only 92-year-old man that people still […]