Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/26/15: What these retailers have to say about Secret Wars is staggering

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§ Vaneta Rogers quizzed a bunch of comics retailers about Secret Wars and describes them as wary but hopeful: “Customers are curious, but as usual, Marvel is being very vague about the whole thing,” said John Robinson, owner of the nine Illinois locations of Graham Crackers Comics. “And I have no answers for [customers] as […]

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/23/15: Save Tommy Castillo’s eyes

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Cartoonist call for a boycott of Sodastream as a sponsor at Angouleme…an atrist is in danger of losing his sight to diabetes…Dreamworks and Egmont are shutting things down…and more.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/21/15: These lovely new comics covers seemed to be just covers. But there were comics inside.

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Why are Vertigo comics so brown? The answer may surprise you.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/20/15: These links will force you to visit other web sites. Point made.

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§ The March crew of Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell talk a little about why we need this message and these reminders now with EW’s Joshua Rivera.

Congressman Lewis is aware of this, and it’s his hope that people will take the time to reflect on what came before. “This book is a guide, we can use it,” says Lewis. “This is what people tried to do, this is what people did in the late ’50s and the ’60s to try to make things better.”

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/15/15: 87-year-old cartoonist crowdfunding 800 page graphic novel

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§ Jack Katz, 87, creator of the oddball self published space fantasy epic The First Kingdom, and Golden Age artist, is indiegogoing a new project, called, encouragingly, Beyond the Beyond. It will run to some 800 pages, but he’s good for it. The tale is streamlined from an riginal 1000+ outline, but his agent told him he might not have time to finish it. Not much is revealed of the story, and the art shown is tiny, but…it is certain to be wild.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/14/15: There are too many comic books!

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New Teen Boat! Retailer charts! and two lesson sin real world history!

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/13/15: Secrets of the new Avengers trailer REVEALED!

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§ After watching the new Avengers trailers several dozen times, going frame by frame, I think I can reveal a shocking twist:

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Kibble ‘n’ Bits 1/12/15: Micheal Kupperman vs the New York Times

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It’s long been known that cartoonists David Rees and Michael Kupperman didn’t have a great time when they were cartooning for the New York Times last year, and it ended badly. Now, Kupperman recounts the whole sad story which involves a lot of editorial meddling (or censorship) and not the greatest deal:

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/6/14: Comics creator sees UFO over Scotland

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§ So Mark Millar saw something shiny in the sky: i know this sounds mental, but did anybody else see that huge glowing object over Glasgow last night around 1am? Only 1 mention online. — Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) January 1, 2015 And because he’s Mark Millar it became news You gotta love that guy. § DC Batman Editor Mark […]

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/4/15: Everybody’s got a snappy new look

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New year, new looks for some familiar websites, and some observations about Comic Con that I never revealed until now!

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/31/14: Almost done

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Final housekeeping of 2014: I keep trying to use WordPress’s new “lite editor interface” but it keeps posting things when I meant to save them as drafts which is why odd things popped up in the feed of late. BETA, people. The new editor does seem to be the way forward—it’s nice not to have […]

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/11/14: Krazy Kat vs Little Nemo

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Actually, Julian Darius wrote the headline used in this KnB title, but it’s the essential comics match up of all times, right? Also, Winsor McCay wasn’t a very good letterer.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/18/14: Get well soon, Norm Breyfogle

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§ Veteran Batman artist and nice guy Norm Breyfogle has suffered a stroke, as reported by his ex-wife. He’s expected to make a full recovery but send good thoughts.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/15/14: What Grant Morrison has to say about diversity is like a unicorn

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§ A white, straight man named Grant Morrison said something that wasn’t stupid. I think. Q: I love that the first issue of “The Multiversity” is full of people of color, from black superheroes and politicians to aboriginal gods and gay geeks. Why did you do this, and does it have anything to do with […]

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/12/14: Celebrities like Norman Reedus are just like us and do wacky things at Comic-Con

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Oh boy, have we got something for you today!

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/9/14: I tried to do this every day but it broke my heart

§ Reportedly, the first issue of Marvel’s Star Wars comic by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, will sell 1 million copies, the most single issues of a comic since Batman #500 in 1993. Comicsbook.com reported this, and didn’t mention Loot Crate, which has been behind a lot of the massively selling comics of late. I […]

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