Salt Lake Comic Con claims trademark win; SDCC: “Not so fast.”

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The ongoing legal battle over the trademark of the term “comic-con” between The San Diego Comic-Con (or to give it it’s official name: Comic-Con International: San Diego) and the Salt Lake Comic Con flared up a bit yesterday when the SLC group claimed a win by being granted a trademark:

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/24/15: Michael Carbonaro comes to ConTV

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This is a random week’s worth. Gotta remember that daily thing. § Who Won Comic-Con? Christian Hoffer thinks he has the answer. § WizardWorld’s on demand streaming service ConTV has been running for a while and they just announced a new show starring Michael Carbonaro, a colorful figure well known in the NYC comics community as […]

More details on Doctor Who Comics Day: new website and variant covers

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The latest details on Doctor Who Comics Day including variant covers and in-store events.

Europe Comics brings more Euro-comics to English in digital

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The Comixology-Delcourt team-up to bring some of the finest French language comics to the English speaking world via digital is just the start. Europe Comics is another digital initiative, this one launched by Mediatoons, licensing agent for Média-Participations, publisher of Dargaud, Dupuis and several other imprints, and Izneo, the French Comixology. The website is a […]

You Might Want to Start Your Holiday Shopping Early: Disney’s Playmation Will Generate Nerdgasm Nirvana

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Okay… I was typing up the big schedule for Disney’s D23 Expo. Nothing too difficult, mostly formatting and pasting. In the big “Hall D23″ (7500 seats), there will be a Disney Interactive presentation on Sunday, at 11 AM. Now, yeah, there’s Kingdom Hearts and Infinity 3.0 (now with Wookies!) and Star Wars Battlefront. A lot of […]

New Black Lightning Archive: DC, Tony Isabella Reconcile

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“Dogs and cats, living together!” – that’s what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for how it was treating him in regard to Black Lightning.

Survey: 3 ot of 4 comics shops have at least a quarter female customers

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[PHoto from the FB page of our own Brandon Schatz’s new store Variant Comics in Edmundton, AB] David Harper of Sktchd is at it again with the survey! This time it’s comics retailers. The respondent base is only 25, so a high margin of error, but it does provide a useful snapshot and lots of […]

Cartoonist leaves paying gig, starts Kickstarter for The Nib

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A couple of years ago we were crowing with joy when Pulitzer Prize finalist cartoonist Matt Bors was hired to run Medium’s comics section, The Nib, and the results were glorious, with two years of daily content that was smart funny, trenchant, moving, eye opening and everything else we love about comics.

Well, as with most start-ups all good things must come to an end.

Harvey Awards confusion leads to response from Zdarsky, others

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Last week’s announcement of the Harvey Awards nominees was, as usual, accompanied by controversy. This time it wasn’t the domination of Valiant (20 nominations) and Boom/Archaia, but rather just why certain books and people were even eligible.

For starters there was the “Most Promising New Talent” category which included the following:

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/20/15: Ladies killing it on the Bestsellers list

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As revealed by Faith Erin Hicks in the above tweet, the New York Times Graphic Novel best sellers lists are teeming with female creators, especially on the paperback list where Kieron Killen and Jamie McKelvie are the only male representatives. The hardcover list has 2 1/2 female created books, and there’s at least one on the manga list. I’ve been telling you this for FOUR YEARS.

SDCC ’15: who to thank

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The Beat is home! Charlie and Lucy are thrilled and I’m trying to reset my sleep schedule. With this year’s Comic-con in the rearview mirror, the attention span of the nation has moved on already and we’re not going to drag out our coverage for a month but you’ll see my wrap-up post (with pictures!!!!!) […]

RIP Alan Kupperberg

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Comics artist Alan Kupperberg passed away last night at age 62 after a battle with thymus cancer, as reported on FB by his brother, Paul Kupperberg. Emerging from Neal Adams’ Continuity Studios, Kupperberg pencilled everything from the X-men to Spider-man, and several issues of What If, but he had a reputation as someone who could […]

SDCC ’15: 15 panels and the Eisner Awards in Audio

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As usual the intrepid Jamie Coville went to the con and recorded some of the best panels. He also got audio of the Eisner Awards—fast forward to the Orlando Jones/ Michael Davis showdown or Jonathan Ross at the end for laughs— he also has audio of the panels here and the Eisners here.  And pictures can be found here and […]

Marvel Kills the Game as they Unveil Rap Crossover Covers

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This October, Marvel will release a set of variants that pay tribute to famous rap albums.  While I’m not personally big on rap, I appreciate the amount of work and dedication put into making these covers look just right.  The concept is unique and ties comics into mainstream culture in a way we haven’t typically […]

2015 Harvey Award Nominations led by Boom!/Archaia and Valiant

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The nominees for this year’s Harvey Awards, as voted on by industry professionals, have just been announced and as usual they are a a surprising mix of books. Every year, one company seems to have distributed their ballots a little more aggressively among creators and this year is no exception, with Boom/Archaia and Valiant getting the most […]

SDCC ’15: New Eighth Doctor series and holiday special announced at Titan Doctor Who comics panel

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Titan releases Eighth Doctor series details, holiday special plans and upcoming covers and art at their SDCC Doctor Who comics panel.