Review: Thor #8, Total Universe Woman

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Thor #8   Story: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matthew Wilson Letters: Joe Sabino Publisher: Marvel     This is it, seven months of mystery and red herrings all culminate in Thor #8. Hey that sort of rhymes. If you’ve managed to avoid the spoilers of the character’s identity reveal, rest assured I will not […]

Vibe Visits The Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull: Staff Picks for 5/13/15

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After his continued success on a certain CW show, Cisco Ramone’s comics counterpart Paco Ramone (also known as Vibe) began to grow jealous of Cisco’s role on The Flash. The CW character has been able to take on some of the best material of the show serving as both the comedic relief and mad scientist. Wanting […]

MATT CHATS: “Lord Retail” on Selling Comics, Dealing with Digital and a Lot More

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This is MATT CHATS, a weekly interview series with people involved in the making, publishing or selling comics. This week I spoke to someone in that last category. Jermaine Exum (a.k.a. “Lord Retail”) is the manager of Acme Comics in Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s built up a memorable web presence through message boards and Twitter, […]

SDCC and San Diego Public Library announce the Art of Comic-Con exhibit

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While the San Diego Convention Center expansion looks to be dead in the water, Comic-Con International isn’t stopping on its moves to expand the footprint of the convention by expanding to other venues. Last year a couple of SDCC events were held at the San Diego Public Library, and this year the library will host […]

Titan releases teases release of three Doctor summer crossover series on Doctor Who comics day

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Titan comics released preview covers for their upcoming Doctor Who five issue series which sees release on August 12, a few days before their second annual Doctor Who comics day on August 15. Last year’s event featured give-away comic samplers and twitter contests for Doctor Who cosplayers to win exclusive San Diego Comic Con exclusive figures […]

RIP: Glen Orbik

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Artist and teacher Glen Orbik passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer,. He was either 51 or 52 (Wikipedia says he was born in 1963.) Orbik was well known for his modern-day pulp-styled covers, and some striking work on several Marvel, DC and Vertigo titles, including the original run of Howard Chaykin’s American Century. […]

UPDATED: Archie Comics is Kickstarting a $350,000 relaunch with Zdarsky, Hughes and more

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UPDATE: Archie president Jon Goldwater has released a statement on the Kickstarter. See below. Well, here is one company you didn’t expect to be crowd funding things: Archie Comics has launched a Kickstarter for $350,000 to continue their updated, realistic version of the Riverdale Universe. For this amount, they will follow up the Mark Waid/Fiona […]

Mary and Peter FINALLY Renew their Vows During Secret Wars (Preview)

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Marvel is finally listening to the people and restoring the Peter Parker & Mary Jane marriage after the controversial events of One More Day put an end to their relationship. Of course, for most this is probably happening a little too late, as the One More Day storyline was first published a little over half a decade ago. […]

Review: Sons of the Devil #1 Can’t Wait to Meet You!

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Writer: Brian Buccellato Penciller: Toni Infante Publisher: Image Comics From New York Times Best Selling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO and artist TONI INFANTE comes a psychological horror story about TRAVIS, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, SONS OF THE DEVIL […]

ComiqueCon Celebrates Women in Comics in November

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ComiqueCon, a one-day festival celebrating women in comics, announced plans to bring its inaugural event to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. on Nov. 7. The festival will bring together female artists, illustrators, publishers and fans for a day of fun and discussion on the growing impact of women readers of comics and graphic novels.

This One Summer wins Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize and some other award winners

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Graphic novels have a lot more prizes than they once did, including literary awards that help validate the medium. Awards season is well upon us, and I’ve been way behind in noting some of the most important.

All-New By Its Cover #4 (Covers For April 2015)

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The column that judges a book by its cover, focusing on the month’s best-designed comic covers. For the month’s best-illustrated comic covers, see Best Comic Covers Ever (This Month).   Deep State #5 by Matt Taylor There are a lot of things working really well in this cover. The core image is very simple, while […]

Quote of the Day: Daniel Clowes on the artist’s tools

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Photo by Abigail Huller, via Oakland Museum of California Q. Do you still work the same way you did 25 years ago, drawing by hand at a table? A. Yes. I was just at an antiquarian book fair, and I picked up this catalog for a cartooning correspondence course from 1921. There was a photo […]

MATT CHATS: Brian Buccelleto on Transmedia Project “Sons of the Devil” Coming Soon from Image Comics!

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Welcome to MATT CHATS, where I (Matt) talk to a person of interest in the comic book industry every Tuesday at 4:30 PM Eastern. Today I am speaking with an industry veteran but relative necomer to the Image renaissance. When Brian Buccelleto offered the first two issues of his upcoming Image series Sons of the Devil […]

Review: Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #1 (Digital) = Buy Me!

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Batman vs. Superman round four kicks off with a methodical weigh in.

New Dan Clowes “SF love story” Patience due in 2016

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Fantagraphics has been teasing something new from Daniel Clowes for a few weeks and now and here’s the official word: Patience, a new 180-page graphic novel from Clowes is coming in March 2016. It’s described as “an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story.” Certainly the art seems like a technicolor throwback to some of Clowes earlier genre-influenced work, as well as The Death Ray.