Wizard World chairman Kessler sinks $2.5 million into the company as “mom and pop” days are over

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Thing have been looking pretty turbulent over at convention company Wizard World, with cash flow problems and office shut downs, but chairman Paul Kessler, who has been on the board since 2013 and was named Chairman in April of this year, has just come to the rescue via financing agreement with his company Bristol Investment […]

Gift Guides: Dark Horse offers some suggestions for your list

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Dark Horse sent out a nice little infographic with some gifting suggestions from their back catalog. If you click through to the web version you’ll get links to all the books suggested. Nice sound list, I’d throw in The new Moebius book, Edena, which will make a handsome coffee table ornament even if you don’t […]

Valiant announces new X-O Manowar #1 for March with Kindt and five artists

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  As recently teased, one of Valiant’s flagship hero X-O Manowar is coming back in  a new #1 this March. As revealed in EW, the ongoing will be written by Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) with art by a rotating slate of artists including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), […]

Preview: The Unstoppable Wasp by Whitley and Charretier

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Here’s one of the Marvel Now! 2016 books that I was most looking forward to seeing: THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1 by Jeremy Whitley (Princeless) and Elsa Charretier (infinite Loop). With a spunky tiny teen heroine, even the title makes this a companion for Marvel’s”Scholastic-verse” of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Moon Girl and or course Ms. […]

2017 Amazing Arizona and Amazing Houston Comic Cons cancelled in a saturated market

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The warning signs of an oversaturated convention market have been everywhere of late, from Wizard’s tightening its belt to the Rewind Con debacle, but now two already established shows from a reliable convention promoter, Jimmy Jay’s Amazing Comic Cons, are being cancelled in 2017. Amazing Arizona Comic Con, planned for February 18-19, 2017 in Phoenix […]

Preview: Dead Inside by Arcudi and Fezjula is a creepy crime comic

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Dark Horse has really been smashing it with their creator owned ongoings this year, including Black Hammer and Ether, and Dead Inside #1  looks to be joining the party. Written by John Arcudi with art by Toni Fejzula (Veil),  colors by Andre May and a Dave Johnson cover (and Faith Erin Hicks cover) the title is a […]