The latest Eric Stephenson tells-it-like-it-is interview pokes “dull, “bland” industry

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Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson is always quotable and evidently not afraid of being quoted, as he often tweaks other publishers in a blunt way little seen in the industry. In a new interview with CBR’s Albert Ching he talks about Image Comics’ successful 2015 while calling other developments “dull.”: Stephenson notes that Image had […]

Are we seeing the twilight of the “Big Two”?

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We’ve been keeping an eye on threats of eroding comics sales that may spell trouble ahead for the comics industry, and it isn’t just Brian Hibbs any more. Big Bang Comics in Dublin, Ireland went on a tweet-storm yesterday criticizing not only DC’s anemic relaunch but Marvel’s increasingly tepid flood of titles no one is […]

Help Wanted: Top Cow hiring an assistant editor

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LA-based publisher Top Cow is hiring an an assistant editor to work out of their Culver City location. Qualifications include 2+ years of experience; duties include working with the creative team to traffic and schedule work flow. Good communication a must! Resumes can be submitted to matt@topcow.com. Top Cow is the Image publisher run by […]

MATT CHATS: Ryan Kelly on ‘Cry Havoc’ and Other Proclamations

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I’ve been a big fan of Ryan Kelly’s for a long time. Local was one of the first comics I read outside of the Big Two, and it wowed me. I even got a commission of Megan, the protagonist, from Kelly of her visiting my home state of Minnesota. Since then I’ve closely followed Ryan’s […]

MATT CHATS: Si Spurrier on Unleashing Monsters and Myth in ‘Cry Havoc’

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Based on the first two issues I previewed, Si Spurrier with Ryan Kelly have crafted a captivating story about identifying the monsters inside and out. Cry Havoc, described as mixing “the hard-boiled militaria of Jarhead with the dark folklore of Pan’s Labyrinth,” is a fascinating piece of work, so I was excited to speak to […]

Image in March: Circuit Breakers, The Discipline and Power Lines debut

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Image’s March solicitations are out, and in addition to the usual goodies like Saga, Injection, No Mercy and many many more a few news series and OGNs are debuting: • Circuit Breakers, a long in the making five issue series by Kevin McCarthy with art by Kyle Baker finally comes out. The series explores J-Pop […]