Number cruncher Brett Schenker is at it again. As part of the reinvigorated Graphic Policy he’s done a survey showing how Facebook likes overlap for various comics publishers, and also how publisher newsletters overlap. There’s no way to really figure out if the folks who purchase comics are loyal to one publisher, many publishers, or […]
As comic con culture grows, and more inexperienced show runners get into the game, it’s worth pointing out that accessibility issues are incredibly important to con goers. Comics have long had a devoted following among the physically challenged, and going to conventions is a key part of fandom for this group. The San Diego Comic Con […]
MTV and Jolly Rancher have teamed up for some “Fandom of the Year” awards, for the third time, although I guess I missed the first two. Voting is open on Facebook, although “Ship of the Year” votes can only be cast on Tumblr. These Viacom peepes are pretty smart. The winner will be announced at the […]
By Anne M Kletcha Deep in the grubby sump of one of those so-called ‘Social Media’ sites, there is a clump of aging comics fanboys called The Really Very Serious Alan Moore Scholars’ Group, known to its sad and lonely adherents as TRVSAMSG. When they’re not annotating everything in sight, or calling down ancient evils […]
The Captain America Loves Hydra kerfuffle survived a three day holiday weekend filled with barbecues and hotdogs. I was a little surprised, but not entirely, because the whole matter (described here and here) touched all the nerves on an already uneasy populace. The incident ignited an ideological brush fire over identity, diversity in the comics […]
Fan favorite nerdlebrity Norman Reedus has become an icon as the zombie-stompin’ Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. But despite his amazing survival skills he was not able to repel a real bite attack by one of his greatest fans.
What secrets are left to us in an age of internet crowd-sourced sleuthing? We’ll find out where Luke Skywalker is in a few weeks, but the question of who is Peter Quill’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy remains a pleasant little mystery that should get a good reveal in Guardians 2. But the whole […]