Con Wars: Wizard World Lauches/Scuttles “Wizard World Cruise” to the Bahamas


  [UPDATE: “Unfortunately, due to multiple talent having new filming schedule conflicts beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel the Wizard World Cruise.”  Wow… I was at Wizard World Philly, and they were promoting this then. Methinks there wasn’t enough interest.]   Wizard World, known for their many fan conventions hosted across the […]

ALA-Orlando: Margaret Atwood Charms Librarians, Comics Fans at the American Library Association Annual Conference!


The American Library Association offered an impressive schedule of graphic novel panels at their annual conference in Orlando, and the most impressive was undoubtedly Margaret Atwood! Known for her prose writing, she has a lifelong relationship with comics, having taught herself to read the “funny papers” of the Golden Age. (“Orphan Annie freaked me out. […]

Review: Wandering Star, A Timeless Classic, Returns To Print

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Dover Publications is mostly known for two things: papercraft books (including coloring books back before they were cool), and reprinting lost literary treasures, mostly in the public domain. That reprint model changed a few years ago, when Drew Ford, then an editor at Dover, started a graphic novel line, reprinting many forgotten classics from the […]

Librarians Converge on Orlando to Celebrate Books, Comics, Diversity


  Every summer, thousands of librarians and other bibliophiles meet at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. This year, it’s in Orlando (yeah…) and like years past, “ALA Annual” will host feature numerous creators, publishers, and panels relating to comics, gaming, and all the other geekery stuff that kids who hang out in libraries enjoy […]

Celebrate National Geek Day! (Yeah, I Made That Up.)

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Happy National Geek Day! Why today? What’s so special about May 25th? Well, a long time ago, in 1977, Star Wars opened in 32 theaters! That’s when science fiction went mainstream! Yeah, there were Trekkies, but they were lowkey… there wasn’t a movie yet, and they mostly congregated at the Holiday Inn on weekends, along with […]

Four Days in Bookland: BookExpo, BookCon Chicago 2016

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Once again, publishers, publicists, booksellers, bibliophiles, and other assorted individuals converged for the annual BookExpo America trade show, held last week. And once again, I joined those 18,000 trades people, returning to Chicago just a month after C2E2. As a change of pace, the show was moved to Chicago (last seen locally in 2004), and […]

FCBD 2016: Read It! The TOP FIVE Issues!

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50 Free Comic Book Day titles! If you’re lucky, your store will give you a bundle of comics! But more likely, you’ll have a limit… both in time (what? this isn’t the line for the 12:15 showing for Civil War?) and number. What should you grab? Depends on what you like, for starters. But also, […]

FCBD 2016: Read It Or Leave It?: Silver Titles, Part Five


STREET FIGHTER V #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION Publisher: UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC (W) Ken Siu-Chong, Matt Moylan (A) Edwin Huang & Various (CA) Edwin Huang Featuring the cast of the all-new Street Fighter V, Capcom’s biggest video game of 2016! The new challengers from Street Fighter V make their first appearance in UDON’s comics, as they collide […]