WTGB: E3 2015 Predictions “Let the free T-shirts fly”

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A few E3 2015 predictions and some Secret Wars giveaways.

Archie Comics Kickstarter cancelled in the face of criticism

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I’d been hearing word on the street that the controversial Archie Kickstarter campaign would be cancelled, about $30 K in and CBR has the official word. The planned titles—Jughead by Chip Zdarsky, Betty & Veronica by Adam Hughes and Kevin Keller by Dan Parent—will be published, as promised, but the rollout will be slower with Jughead launching in the fall.

According to Archie publisher Jon Goldwater, the negative attention was detracting too much from the actual projects:

Review: Secret Wars #2 Is a Solid First Issue in Disguise

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Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Esad Ribic Colors: Ive Svorcina Letters: Chris Eliopoulos • WHEN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS GONE, ALL THAT REMAINS IS BATTLEWORLD! • LEARN THE SECRETS OF THIS BRAVE NEW REALM IN THIS SPECIAL OVERSIZED ISSUE! Well folks…that’s how to write an event comic. Secret Wars #1 had so many plot threads to tie-up […]

The weirdest thing about that Jill Lepore piece on A-Force

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I kind of missed the tidal ebb and flow over Jill Lepore’s analysis of A-Force in the New Yorker while I was at TCAF. I saw it in my feed and figured it would ignite some debate but I was misled by the title on the piece

The Retailer’s View // Bridging A Gap With The Archie Kickstarter

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So I launched a comic store on Free Comic Book Day. It was quite the trick, trying to get things ready for the day with things exploding all around. We had ordered a point of sale system from Diamond, but when we phoned to ask them where it was a week after the supposed delivery […]

Breaking news: Ender/Hugo Cabret (aka Asa Butterfield) is Spider-Man!

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Youthful veteran star, 18-year-old Asa Butterfield has been tapped to play Spider-Man in the MCU/Sonyverse, according to Latino Review.

Spidey’s role in the MCU is not yet known but he’ll probably appear in Captain America; Civil War because everyone else is, as well.

First Look at Legends of Tomorrow the new Flash/Arrow spinoff

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As TV’s upfronts continue, the CW is doubling down on its DC related program with Legends of Tomorrow, the recently announced show set in the Flash/Arrow-verse. Her’es a look at Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom, Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Ciara Renée […]

WTGB: No Telltale Walking Dead in 2015? DC Universe Online Adds New Content! More Assassin’s Creed!

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DC Universe Online adds New Gods, Telltale Games halts the zombie apocalypse, and more Assassin’s Creed.

John Hurt’s “War Doctor” joins three Doctor crossover storyline

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The War Doctor, as played by John Hurt in the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, will join Doctors 10-12 in the weekly series which sees release August 12.

Review: Thor #8, Total Universe Woman

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Thor #8   Story: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matthew Wilson Letters: Joe Sabino Publisher: Marvel     This is it, seven months of mystery and red herrings all culminate in Thor #8. Hey that sort of rhymes. If you’ve managed to avoid the spoilers of the character’s identity reveal, rest assured I will not […]

Marvel reveals true identity of Lady Thor

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Perhaps the shocked, butthurt and offended legions who felt that turning Thor into a woman would destroy their view of masculinity as they sounded The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstruous Regiment of Women can rest a bit easier now. Her identity has been revealed and that is a sure sign that Old Man with Penis Thor is coming back soon. In cas eyou are wondering, the story was spoiled many places, as FemmeThor #8 with the above reveal cover is coming out tomorrow, but the official Marvel version of the leak seems to be here at Vulture, where writer Jason Aaron chats and reveals that

Interview: Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre Create Sequel to Beloved Giants Beware!

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By Harper W. Harris The first book in The Chronicles of Claudette, Giants Beware! was quite well received; in fact, it earned the creators several awards, including the Cybils Award for Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels. The book, and its new follow up, Dragons Beware!, follow the courageous and battle hungry Claudette, her brother and culinary […]

Titan releases teases release of three Doctor summer crossover series on Doctor Who comics day

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Titan comics released preview covers for their upcoming Doctor Who five issue series which sees release on August 12, a few days before their second annual Doctor Who comics day on August 15. Last year’s event featured give-away comic samplers and twitter contests for Doctor Who cosplayers to win exclusive San Diego Comic Con exclusive figures […]

UPDATED: Archie Comics is Kickstarting a $350,000 relaunch with Zdarsky, Hughes and more

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UPDATE: Archie president Jon Goldwater has released a statement on the Kickstarter. See below. Well, here is one company you didn’t expect to be crowd funding things: Archie Comics has launched a Kickstarter for $350,000 to continue their updated, realistic version of the Riverdale Universe. For this amount, they will follow up the Mark Waid/Fiona […]

Oliveros steps down at D&Q as Burns is named publisher

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As revealed in the Globe and Mail, a change at the top of one of the most lauded and loved alternative comics publishers was certain the #1 topic at the parties of TCAF: Chris Oliveros, founder of Drawn & Quarterly is stepping down as publisher to focus on his long dormant cartooning career. Peggy Burns will succeed […]

Review: Sons of the Devil #1 Can’t Wait to Meet You!

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Writer: Brian Buccellato Penciller: Toni Infante Publisher: Image Comics From New York Times Best Selling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO and artist TONI INFANTE comes a psychological horror story about TRAVIS, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, SONS OF THE DEVIL […]