Advance Review: Black Hood #2 – Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

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The Black Hood #2 “The Bullet’s Kiss Part Two” Duane Swierczynski: Writer Michael Gaydos: Artist Rachel Deering: Letterer Kelly Fitzpatrick: Colorist. Archie slid us an advance copy of Black Hood #2.  I understand the FOC date is today. The second issue continues the descent into madness and addiction of our titular hero, policeman Greg Hettinger, who’s inadvertently […]

Books A Million Selling Variants Online and Getting DC from Diamond

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This may well spoil things for people trying to flip variants on eBay, but it looks like Books A Million will let you order (and pre-order) variant covers off their website.  And it looks like they’re expanding how many different publishers they’re getting variants from:

Dark Horse Now At Books A Million Through Diamond

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The last time we talked about Books A Million and Diamond, I told you’d I’d been advised to keep an eye on Dark Horse and, sure enough, Dark Horse had disappeared off the newsstand sections at both BAM and Barnes & Noble in my area.  I popped in again today and Dark Horse did have […]

Advance Review: The Black Hood #1 – Vigilante, Not Superhero

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Black Hood #1: “Bullet’s Kiss, Part One” Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Michael Gaydos Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick If your point of reference for Dark Circle Comics is The Fox: Freak Magnet which Dean Haspiel did with Mark Waid, J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro, The Black Hood is liable to shock you.  There were warnings made that […]

Marvel and Image on the Newsstand: More Details Emerging About Diamond and Books A Million

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When last we discussed what was going on with Diamond and Books A Million (BAM), it wasn’t entirely clear what was going on, other than there were comics on sale and they were coming from Diamond, bagged & boarded.  Interestingly, _nobody_ wanted to comment about their monthly comics being available at BAM.  Diamond would not […]

You’re Spinning an Event Out of WHAT? Sales Numbers from the Parents of Convergence and Secret Wars

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Event comics are supposed to be the big sellers and pull in the widest possible audience, correct? (Key word being “supposed.”) I’m looking at the December sales estimates and scratching my head over Convergence and Secret Wars. Convergence is supposed to be spinning out of Futures End/Worlds End (and Worlds End is practically an extension […]

Advance Review – Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1, Wherein Warren Ellis Takes the Franchise in a Horror Direction

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Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Colton Worley Colorist: Morgan Hickman Project Superpowers had a few different titles published by Dynamite around 2008-10.  The line is coming back in March and I’ve had an advance look at the first issue.  It was *not* what I was expecting.  In fact, I’m not entirely sure […]

One Day Early: An Ant-Man #1 Review — (Hint, If You Like Hawkeye, You Might Like This)

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Ant-Man has the advance buzz as Nick Spencer’s follow-up to his sublime run on Superior Foes of Spider-Man.  That buzz is probably comparing Ant-Man to the wrong book, but this is still something in that general corner of the Marvel universe and worth your time. Superior Foes was a grand farce.  Pure comedy.  Ant-Man has […]

Diamond Is Shipping Marvel, Image and IDW Monthlies to Books A Million

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Remember how Marvel pulled out of the newsstand market several months ago?  Well, they’re back.  After a fashion.  And they’ve brought Image and IDW with them. Here’s what I know: sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I noticed the local Books A Million had a new rack of comics.  Marvel, Image and IDW titles — all […]

Last Call For Dynamite’s Humble Bundle

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As you might have read here earlier in the week, Humble Bundle’s well into 7 figures worth of revenue for 2014.  Right now we’re into the last 24 hours for the current bundle, and final comics bundle ending in 2014.  That’s from Dynamite and I’d like to draw your attention to a couple things in […]

Mark Waid and Fiona Staples Are the New Archie Creative Team

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Archie dropped a bombshell today.  The new creative team on Archie will be Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.  Yes, the Daredevil writer and the Saga artist.  That Mark Waid and that Fiona Staples. No, we didn’t see that coming either.

NYCC ’14: All The Beat’s coverage

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As you may have noticed, there were a lot of stories coming out of NYCC.  Here’s a convenient list of what we covered, separated by publisher. Archie Archie Vs… Predator?  Archie’s Dark Circle Line Gives Out A Little More Info   Dark Horse NYCC’14: CCP Games Enlist Dark Horse Comics For EVE: VALKYRIE NYCC’14: Dark […]

Dynamite Acquires Mage Wars License, Launches With Prose Novel

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Dynamite and Arcane Wonders have come to a licensing agreement for the Mage Wars tabletop fantasy game.

Twilight Zone Has a New Ongoing Series

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In January, Dynamite will be launching The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance, a new ongoing series based on Rod Serling’s classic TV anthology.  

Dynamite’s Legenderry Spins Off Three Titles

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Dynamite’s been pretty happy with the Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure mini-series that Bill Willingham has been writing for them.  Happy enough to be spinning it off into three new titles.

Marvel Relaunching Secret Wars in 2015 “in a synergistic fashion across the Marvel brand”

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Marvel’s going back to the well for one of the mid-80s bigger hits in the form of Secret Wars.  Reports have Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic working on a year-long story that will follow the “Time Runs Out.” Marvel told the whole story to USA Today and it’s a doozy.  Reportedly, Hickman has been planning […]