SDCC ’16: Get thrown into a snake pit with Vikings! It’s fun!

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The History Channel’s TV show Vikings (starring Travis Fimmel, our Nerdlebrity Icon for San Diego) has always had a notable presence at Comic-Con with Viking Boat Races one year, but this year they are outdoing themselves with an authentic SNAKE PIT!!! Being surrounded by hissing reptiles was an actual, fiendish thing in Viking times, and […]

Dynamite’s dynamic duo: Grumpy Cat and James Bond

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Okay not quite, but they just made some pre-con announcements regarding these two cultural icons: ¶ The second Grumpy Cat collection is coming out, with the series alreayd having sold some 500,000 copies. THAT IS A LOT OF GRUMPINESS. The first collection sold 100,000 units, and the second will have a 140,000 print run! I believe […]

Wizard World promotes Malinoff to EVP and COO

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Wizard World has just announced that Randy Malinoff has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Malinoff, who will report to Maata, has been interim COO since March and worked to develop Wizard’s new music/concert series. Malinoff was formerly Senior Vice President and Head of Direct to Consumer E-Commerce for Universal Music […]

Preview: All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual #1 features some delightful art and “fanfiction”!

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Such a great idea. Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel was a superhero fan before she became a superhero, and this annual for the (soon to be but a memory) All New, All Different Marvel, has a great gimmick: creators including G. Willow Wilson, Mahmud Asrar, Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Natasha Allegri, Zac Gorman, Jay Fosgitt, […]

The Ormes Society is back spotlighting black women in comics

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Nearly a decade ago, Cheryl Eaton created a site called The Ormes Society. It was named after Jackie Ormes, the first African American woman cartoonist and creator of Torchy Brown. The site was devoted to recording the work of African American women in comics and when the site started, Eaton came up with 13 names.

Video: Odenkirk, Richter and Adlon among those who appreciate Tony Millionaire’s Drinky Crow

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Tony Millionaire’s Maakies comic strip is still one of the glories of comics, if you like luscious linework, raucous drunken antics, the tang of salt air and the underlying sadness of like’s uncertainty. And finally after five years, a new collection, Drinky Crow Drinks Again! To celebrate, a trailer has been made, as revealed at […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/14/16: Wear a butt on your chest

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§ Nice art: Katie Skelly has made a t-shirt with her take on everyone’s all time favorite Spider-Woman image ever. So now instead of being awful, it’s cute as the dickens. Thus we evolve. BAD GRL SHIRT https://t.co/Cbcz2f7c0G pic.twitter.com/ReXETeBR2N — katie skelly (@nurse_nurse) July 11, 2016 § I’ve long wondered if someone would dare put on a […]