What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!
After a couple of days of dissembling, defensiveness and saying he did nothing wrong, artist Ardian Syaf has posted an apology/farewell note on his FB page, which is now visible again. As you may recall Syaf surreptitiously put messages referring to an anti-Semitic, anti-Christian organization in the are of X-Men Gold #1. On his FB […]
Returning to Anaheim this is year is the “fan-loved” WonderCon. For those who attended WonderCon last year, the highly-adored comic convention brought to us by none other than Comic-Con International was temporarily held in Los Angeles last year due to scheduling conflicts with the Anaheim Convention Center. To my joy, it has returned to Anaheim […]
Artist, illustrator, writer, and in a way Jack Kirby historian are a few of the titles that Arlen Schumer would claim for himself. The man of many talents is hard at work at this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, giving four “visualectures” throughout the convention weekend. Since SDCF is paying special tribute to the […]
Earlier today, we shed light on the New York Times’ decision to eliminate the comics and manga bestseller lists, among others, from their Book Review. After the report, many questions remained about their motivations and the place of comics at the Times moving forward. When asked for comment on why specific lists, including those related […]
When I first saw the book Bad Little Children’s Books by the pseudonymous Arthur C. Gackley, flipping through it at my local bookstore, I thought it was hilarious. The idea of taking classic mid-century Little Golden Books illustrations and updating them with modern woes and puking is just the sort of droll parody that hits a certain sweet […]
WARNING: There will be spoilers for the “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror in this post. If you have not seen this nearly perfect hour of filmed entertainment, PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER, I beg of you. If you have…go forward. Black Mirror is Twilight Zone with Wifi. Created by Charlie Brooker, the series […]
In a shocking display of good taste, and stunning acknowledgement that it isn’t the 90s anymore and girls read comics now, Midtown Comics and Marvel jointly decided to pull the J. Scott Campbell cover that presented an overly sexualized version of 15 year old Riri Williams.
One of the biggest stories at New York Comic Con involved a confrontation between Rromani activist Vicente Rodriguez and comics writer Peter David at an LGBTQ X-men panel. You can read Beat reporter Elana Levin’s initial report here; David’s first response here; and Levin’s follow-up interview with Rodriguez here. While he had doubled down on […]
Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter: Courtesy of Tech Times. Yesterday, the highly anticipated animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke became available for HD digital download, having just premiered in movie theatres around the US the day before as a part of Fathom Events. San Diego Comic-Con attendees got the pleasure of having the […]