MATT CHATS: Tyler James on the Cthulhu Magic and Temptation to Move Away from Comic Book Kickstarters

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Tyler James is easily one of the hardest working people in comics. Over the past several years, while continuing his role as the publisher of ComixTribe, he’s taken a keen interest in crowdfunding. He went from finding early success with comic projects on Kickstarter in 2012 quickly to the massive success of the C is for […]

Make comics, it’s what Prince would want us to do

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I’m sitting here in my office in Chicago, thinking as to what I’m going to write about comics. I’ve been publishing comic books for over six months now, as the co-publisher at Z2 Comics. In that time I’ve met incredible artists, discussed stories and characters, gone through sleepless nights peppered with nightmares of cash flow, and had these brief, fleeting moments of joy as I held a new issue of a book we just made in my hands. I’m wondering how to describe that feeling, as it would be the core of this piece, and for some reason I’m having a hard time putting it together in my mind.

And then Prince died.

Neil Degrasse Tyson departs GUARDIANS OF INFINITY plus new teasers and art from Marvel Comics

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Here’s an interesting one– Marvel publishing’s Guardians of Infinity #8, a comic book that was supposed to be written by Dan Abnett (Aquaman) and drawn by Carlo Baberi (Thunderbolts) with an additional story from Neil Degrasse Tyson (StarTalk) has changed creative teams for the second tale. Horror film directors Jen and Sylvia Sosk (American Mary) […]

Unite the Five? Lion Forge announces VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER comic book

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You guys know there’s a brand new Voltron show coming to Netflix right? It’s coming to the streaming service June 10th– there’s a trailer for it and everything! Dreamworks and Lion Forge have just announced a comic book based on the five robots who team up to make an even bigger robot with a giant […]

Garth Ennis & Dark Horse Bring Tank Battle Game to Comics

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Wargaming, the award-winning online game developer and publisher of the globally successful World of Tanks combat series, today announced a partnership with comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics. The first comic to be published from this new partnership will be based on the developer’s flagship MMO combat game World of Tanks. This Fall, World of Tanks: […]

Review: Silent parable The Ark is science fiction as sacred text

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This silent, black and white work from French artist Stephane Levallois, and the publisher Humanoids, best known for his storyboard work on films like Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and others, is like reading a cryptic, visual sacred text revealing a lost history that can only be understood on a allegorical level. Divided into […]

Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics shortlist announced

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  The honoring of good comics in memory of Dwayne McDuffie continues with the announcement of the shortlist for the second annual McDuffie Awards for Kids Comics. The prize, which is sponsored by Kids Read Comics, will be announced at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18. The shortlist was sleected from “excellent comics aimed at […]

Visual Virtuoso Vassilis Gogtzilas preps the Universe for THE BIGGEST BANG #1 (Interview)

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The Beat already got the writer’s perspective on IDW’s upcoming mini-series and follow-up to The Bigger Bang aptly titled The Biggest Bang, but now we would like to present something out of the ordinary: the artist’s perspective. The series, written by D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole and the Unknown World) and drawn by Vassilis Gogtzilas (The Adventures of […]