Interview: Cracking Secret Coders, Balancing Education and Entertainment, and What’s Next for Eisner Winner Gene Luen Yang


Gene Luen Yang, multiple Eisner winner and National Book Award finalist, has released his latest work for younger readers, a collaboration with Adventure Time artist Mike Holmes entitled Secret Coders. This exciting new volume from First Second, the home of Yang’s award-winning American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and The Shadow Hero, centers on a young […]


Must Read: The Devastator ends as monthly magazine but continues as book line


Amanda Meadows—just recently named to PW’s Star Watch 2015 list– is the co-publisher of the hilarious comedy magazine The Devastator and the driving force behind the Con Exhibitor Survey which we co-sponsored last year (2015 edition coming!) She is certainly a star to watch, but on the Devastator tumblr yesterday she announced that the magazine […]


X-Men ’92 is Promoted to an Ongoing Series Post-Secret Wars


Sitting atop Doom’s throne as the surprise hit of Secret Wars is an X-Men series loosely based off of the cartoon, X-Men ‘92. The mini-series is becoming an ongoing after the marquee crossover. The new title will begin in 2016 announced via Newsarama. The tale will be written by the same creative team on the […]


Farewell Bergen Street and Godspeed


Bergen Street held one final party this weekend – a colossal goodbye to Brooklyn as Tom and Amy close up shop. As if on a pilgrimage, Zach made his way out to New York to give his regards to his favorite comic store to have ever made him buy a comic by merely being open.


The Spirit of Marston is Alive in Wonder Woman: Earth One


Action Comics, Animal Man, Batman, The Doom Patrol, The Invisibles and The New X-Men. Nobody in comics has a resume quite like Grant Morrison. The author has written so many incredible comic books stemming all the way back to the ‘80s. That’s why when the writer sometimes takes a little bit of time producing his next masterpiece, fans […]


Glenn Head Talks About Revealing Something Disturbing in “Chicago”

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Cartoonist Glenn Head talks about life on the streets of Chicago and what his next memoirs will be about.


Books That Need a Boost: The Four Underdog Books You Should Buy This Week


Every Wednesday, hordes of warriors troop out to comic book stores across the country to pick up the releases of the week.  The comic book industry has been riding the coattails of a boom period these past few years, heralded by the rise of Image Comics titles like Saga and financially successful reboot events like DC’s […]


INTERVIEW: Writers Chuck Wendig and Adam Christopher on Revitalizing the Spirit of America in Dark Circle’s “The Shield”


Archie Comics is out to change the way you think of the stars and stripes. Although many identify Marvel’s Captain America as the premiere patriotic superhero, the truth is that Jersey boy turned hero Steve Rogers’ debut in 1941 was preempted by The Shield by more than a year! Debuting in the now-defunct MLJ Comics’ Pep […]


Activist Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Stelfreeze launch “A Nation Under Our Feet” in new Black Panther Series


Marvel went to the New York Times this morning to announce the heavily teased brand new Black Panther series. The series will be written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent for The Atlantic and writer of the recently released book Between the World and Me, a series of letters written to his son about being black in America that […]


Review: Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s “Two Brothers” is a Beautiful Heartache


Two Brothers Creators: Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá Publisher: Dark Horse Twin brothers Omar and Yaqub may share the same features, but they could not be more different from one another. After a brutally violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon, only to return five years […]


Koyama Press Announces Spring list with Kyle, Koch, Sears, Johnson and the vagina kayak artist


And yet more awesome comics are on the way from Koyama Press, with a particularly fresh line-up of indie comics up and comers. Patrick Kyle is known for his oddball fantasies while Aidan Koch has already gotten attention for her evocative experimental comics. Cathy G. Johnson is a fast rising star with a book coming out from First Second next year and an Ignatz under her belt; while Ben Sears name came up constantly when I asked about emerging male cartoonists. In addition, Koyama Press will put out its first translated comics: What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy, the story of Japanese artist Rokudenashiko (“good-for-nothing girl” or “bad girl”) whose work achives being truly transgressive; the Massive duo of Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins bring this one to English. PLease note, this comic is not about cats.

And here’s the complete lineup:


First Second to publish Drew Weing’s The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo


As the recent visit to the Small Press Expo showed, there is no shortage of supremely talented cartoonists out there. And the folks at First Second are taking full advantage of this by scooping them up. The latest is Drew Weing whose webcomic The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo will be published next year. Geek Dad has details and an interview. Weing (Set to Sea) has been publishing the comic online since 2014; the print edition comes out in September 2016. It’s lovely charming and spooky.


Witness the Revenge of the Armor Hunters in the Pages of Valiant’s Unity


Valiant Entertainment has revealed one of the final story arcs for the publisher’s landmark team book Unity. A few weeks ago, the comics company announced that the series was coming to an end with issue #25. The new arc features the return of the Armor Hunters who were defeated at the end of a landmark […]


Weekend Wrap Up: “Omega Men” No Longer Cancelled, X-Men Facing a Slow Death, and More

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This weekend turned out to be a very busy one for comics news.  As our chief steward, Heidi MacDonald, takes a well deserved rest this morning following the conclusion of Small Press Expo, let’s take a look at some of the big breaking stories from the last few days. Omega Men Lives When we broke […]


The Retailer’s View // Quite A Lot Of Variants


Today, I’m staring down the initial order deadline for titles releasing in November. The initial order deadline is something I neglect to realize is coming until a few days before they’re due – and while there’s always a lot of prep that is done ahead of time, going through the order book will still take […]


Dustin Nguyen & Derek Friedolfs to Illustrate Young Justice League for Scholastic in “DC Comics: Secret Hero Society”

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You first heard about it from us a few weeks back— a secret project being produced by Eisner-nominated Lil’ Gotham co-writers Dustin Nguyen and Derek Friedolfs in partnership with all-ages book publisher Scholastic and DC Comics.  Finally, we have the official announcement. The first of three illustrated novels licensed by Scholastic, Secret Hero Society: The Study Hall of […]