Webcomic Alert: Sledgehammer Pt. 1 – Sam Alden is back!!!


At CAB this year I was talking to a few people asking, “Whatever happened to Sam Alden?” Alden burst on the scene a few years ago with an astonishing leap  from the Best American Comics’s short listed Haunter to such disturbing and unforgettable books as It Never Happened Again and New Construction: Two More Stories . But then, like […]

BREAKING: March Book Three Wins National Book Award


  At tonight’s National Book Awards – the Oscars of books – March Book Three won in the Young People’s Literature category. It’s the first graphic novel ever to win an NBA. You're looking at the first people to ever win the National Book Award for a comic. pic.twitter.com/y1AhhKdCyD — Leigh Walton (@leighwalton) November 17, 2016 […]

LINE Webtoon launches The Brooklynite by Kushner and Bayale


Mobile comics platform LINE Webtoon expanded its “New Brooklyn” super hero universe today with the launch of The Brooklynite. The series was created by the late Seth Kushner and artist Shamus Beyale, with additional art by Jason Goungor. LINE Webtoon is also developing a new title for the line,  War Cry, a spin-off of Dean Haspiel’s “The […]

Amazon names Best Graphic Novels of 2016


The end of year lists are coming –  Amazon has selected 20 books in an unranked order – no big surprises, all highly praised books. Nice to see a small book like Daryl Seitchik’s Exits on the list, along with blockbusters like Ghost and Black Panther – if anything this is a very mainstream greatest hits.  March […]

Are you ready for…the coming of the gift guide!


Oh yeah happy holidays are rolling down on us, as the streamroller of terrifyingly early Christmas songs at Duane Reade has prophesied. While many gift guides will be coming  your way, let’s kick things off with Diamond’s ownholiday catalog, readable below. It’s chock full of fun things like Deadpool beanies, Harley Quinn masks and even […]

Cover Reveal: Blood Blister #1 by Mike Huddleston – “Better Call Saul meets The Exorcist”


Here’s our weekly cover reveal from AfterShock: The 1:10 variant for Blood Blister #1 by Mike Huddleston. AfterShock is calling the book  “Better Call Saul  meets the Exorcist  meets something brand-new.” The series is written by Phil Hester with art by Tony Harris. Intrigued? The first issue goes on sale in January. BLOOD BLISTER #1 […]

ReedPOP and CGC to team up at C2E2 and ECCC


Certified Guaranty Company (CGC)  will now be the official onsite comic grading service for the ReedPOP shows  Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) through 2019. CGC is the company that popularizied “slabbing” the most valuable comics – encasing them in eternal crystaline plastic. They also meticulously grade individual comics up to the […]