Marvel is free from paying web shooter toy inventor royalties

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Chalk up another legal win for Marvel Enterprises. Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals ruled that Marvel no longer has to pay Tucson attorney Stephen Kimble—inventor of the Spider-Man web shooters—royalties after 2010.

“Hawkeye” Pizza Dog shirts to benefit Futures Without Violence

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Hawkeye is becoming Matt Fraction’s pivotal Marvel work. The series is consistently grabbing new readers month after month and contending in five Eisner categories this year. Since the comic broke ground it has served as an agent for raising awareness in helping people, and Pizza Dog.

Why Nicola Scott’s Batman statue matters

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Can you name your top five female Batman artists? Yesterday DC solicited four new statues and one figure for January 2014. Among that list is Nicola Scott’s Batman Black and White Earth 2 statue design.

SDCC ’13: Friday Program Schedule

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The official website published the current Friday programs. Here’s what you can expect.

SDCC ’13: Thursday Program Schedule

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The official Comic-Con website posted the Thursday programing schedule.

Final hours to help Raven Gregory and family benefit auction

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Jesse James Comics shop in Glendale, AZ is more than just a hub for up-and-coming indie Phoenix comic artist, enthusiastic cosplayers, eager fans, and established local professionals. It’s a family.

Top 5 Marvel roles for Vin Diesel

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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.”

Joe Pruett hospitalized for possible stroke — UPDATE

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Valerie Pruett Smith shared on Facebook that Joe Pruett has suffered a possible stroke.

San Diego Comic-Con 31 years ago

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Prepare to feel old, beatniks. While scrolling through my Facebook feed I stumbled upon Alan Light’s Flickr gallery.

Man of Steel soars to $200M Worldwide

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“Man of Steel” sets a record for the biggest opening in June, ever. The reboot made $12 million on Thursday (thanks to the Walmart advance screening), $113.1M domestic, and $25M at foreign theaters totaling to $151M. The PG-13 film screened in 4,207 theaters including 331 IMAX screens. Warner united with 98 promotional partners spending $170M […]

DIGITAL REVIEW: Gabriel Hardman’s Kinski 1 & 2

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I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I purchased this digital comic, but I’m a sucker for dogs and Monkey Brain comics haven’t let me down yet. Gabriel Hardman’s Kinski is simple, yet elegant, with a twist of mystery and so much potential. The story is centered around Joe who works for a traveling […]

REVIEW: Dan the Unharmable

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There are comics that I can’t wait to read every month, and I become a moppy-pathetic mess when one of those books gets cancelled for whatever reason. May’s book was: Dan the Unharmable. I should have wrote this review a year ago, but here goes nothing. This is a complete semi-spoiler free review of the entire 12 […]

On the scene: Phoenix Comicon 2013

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Phoenix Comicon didn’t look anything like it did last year.

24 Hours of Webcomics: Red Meat

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There are only two newspapers in Tucson, which is surprising for a place with a population of a million people. Ever since I was old enough to read I picked up the alternative paper – the Tucson Weekly – and skipped all the way to the back just to read my favorite comic strip, Red Meat. […]

24 Hours of Webcomics: David Fitzsimmons

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Some of my most fondest memories were spending time at my great grandmother’s house during the brutal Tucson summers. My mother would wake my sister and I at the crack of dawn to drive us to my Nana’s house. We had a morning routine that included drinking dark roasted coffee, and scrambled eggs with burnt […]

24 Hours of Webcomics: Formalsweat Pants

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I think comedy is the toughest impression to pull with comics. It’s not easy to create something humorous and memorable – something that makes you laugh out loud – using the visual narrative. Josh Mecouch, the creator of Formalsweat Pants,  makes it look easy.