Marvel explores Synergy of Games and Comics with Contest of Champions from Ewing and Medina

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Marvel has just announced a new Contest of Champions title — a return to the three-issue mini-series of 1982 originally dubbed: Marvel Super Heroes Contest of Champions. The new game on IOS bearing the same name serves as the inspiration of the comic, which includes Maestro (Hulk villain) headlining the cover to the first issue. Al […]

All-New By Its Cover #5 (Covers For May 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). Note: Apologies for the delay this month. I’ll try to get the next installment out super quick!   Ninjak #3 by Lewis Larosa Wow, that is an extreme […]

How Lying Made BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT the Best Comic Game Ever (Spoilers!)

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We discuss some of the influences that went into Batman Arkham Knight and how lying made the game better. (SPOILER ALERT)

HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 2: The Possibility of Digital, Comparisons to Cerebus, and What’s to Come in COPRA

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  Continuing on from our first entry this past Friday, here is the second part of my HeroesCon interview with Michel Fiffe, creator of the self-published and much lauded action-adventure comic, COPRA. It’s funny, the way I discovered your work actually came through a friend of mine at first, as a word of mouth sort […]

ALAAC15: Udon To Raffle Off Every Book In Their Booth on Monday!

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I received this email from John Shableski, the recently hired Vice President of Sales at UDON Entertainment.  In a bit of brilliance, instead of shipping their display titles back to Toronto, or dealing with the ravenous hordes hoping for free books, they’ll be GIVING AWAY every title at their booth to one lucky library!

HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 1: The Challenges/Merits of Self-Publishing and the Appeal of the Analogy

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For me, COPRA is the one of the few superhero comics that really matter. A few years ago, I was at a point where I had basically given up on everything produced within the arena of the “Big Two”. Sure, I enjoyed the occasional Grant Morrison comic when they would rear their head, but for the most part I […]

A Month Of Venturing Into The DC You: Week Four

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Here we go, it’s the final week! Let’s cut straight to the chase and talk DC’s Week 4 of their “DC You” initiative. After last week, I’m feeling pretty good, and ready to read! What do they have in store for me? Side-note: my LCS didn’t get Teen Titans this week, so it is omitted […]

Image EXPO Schedule Announced: Parties, Signings, and Art Exhibits!

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Today, Image Comics released the schedule for their 2015 Expo, which will run on July 2nd at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Ticketing Info Tickets to the event are now available for sale. General Admission is $25 and Premium Admission is $65. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of […]

DC Comics Available for the First Time on Public Library App Hoopla

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In their struggle to stay relevant in the technology-obsessed 21st century, many public libraries have turned towards e-book services to keep membership levels high.  Historically, comic book publishers have been slow to embrace digital reading, with Dark Horse Comics only having joined Comixology this week.  However, today DC Comics began its partnership with public library […]

All-New, All-Different Avengers Assemble with Kubert, Ross and Waid

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When Marvel takes news to big outlets like The Wall Street Journal, they usually have something sizable to announce, a new artist for the main Avengers title after Secret Wars, shipping schedule, an Alex Ross cover debut, and roster confirmation are little details that add up to news. The Free Comic Book Day Avengers issue […]

Titan to release new five-part Assassin’s Creed comic series

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Titan Comics announced today that they’ve acquired the license to publish a new series of comics based on the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed.

Spider-Gwen Gets an All New #1 This Fall

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Call it a reboot.  Call it a marketing ploy.  After her massive Spiderverse debut and five solo book issues, Spider-Gwen is getting a new comic.  It will debut this fall after Secret Wars under Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” relaunch banner.  However, the more things change, the more things stay the same.  Despite being renumbered, Spider-Gwen will […]

Interview: Comics Extraordinare Dirk Manning on Tales of Mr. Rhee and Nightmare World

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Dirk Manning is a constant feature of the Comic Con scene. This comic creator and writer extraordinaire might be one of the hardest working men in comics. He does panels at every comic con he attends, stays on the floor to greet fans, gives inspiration to those trying to get into the comic industry, and cranks […]

HeroesCon Interview: Kevin Wada Talks Style, Process, and the Future

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by Harper W. Harris Kevin Wada has been one of my favorite cover artists since he started on She-Hulk; it was one of those rare but wonderful circumstances where the cover artist seemed to really play a key role in the creative team, and his unique style was part of what made that book such […]

M-11 Visits the Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull for 6/24/15

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The writers at the Stately Beat Manor just finished reading and writing about the newest supply of comics in time for the weekend (which doesn’t always happen.) Spirits were high and income was low as The Beat crew retired to our quarters late in the evening. Due to all of our recent visits of characters […]

MATT CHATS: Tyler James on the ComixTribal Magic

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Independent publisher ComixTribe has been steadily growing their presence in the direct market, on Kickstarter and especially on the web. ComixTribe.com is a site that’s used not just to promote their products but also to give advice to inspiring and up-and-coming creators. I spoke to Tyler James, the publisher of ComixTribe, about building a reputation in the industry, […]