Headed by Mike Towry and Chairman Matt Dunford, this convention pays homage to the early days of Comic-Con. Organizers of Comic Fest pride themselves in its intimate setting. In many ways, I find it to be quite charming, lacking the Hollywood of Comic-Con and instead allowing attendees and invited guests to mingle together. A lot of love goes into this convention.
Let’s face it, there’s been some great work at the House of Ideas this year. Squirrel Girl delighted us, Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock wowed us, Captain America has been the bee’s knees, but one issue from this week stands alone as the cream of the crop! Is it Wolverine’s fateful return? Find out this week in […]
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
DC Comics is trying something new. In the wake of their Rebirth initiative, the publisher has rapidly expanded its content to include diverse new imprints such as Young Animal, Wildstorm, Black Label, Ink, and Zoom. As their lineup expands, it can be hard to figure out what to pick up each week. That’s what the […]
The Retailer’s View returns with a warning about the future of the comics industry… and a look at what can hopefully be done to fix it.
Looking back, Berger could see how the idea was very much in Shelley Bond’s and Vertigo’s interests. “The thing about Grimm Fairytales, the real fairytales, are that they are frick’n scary and bloody,” she said. “There is something domesticated about them nowadays… And I think most people today have their ideas of fairytales because of Disney.”
The LA Times Book Prizes were presented over the weekend and the winner in the GN category was Leslie Stein’s Present, published by Drawn & Quarterly. It’s a lovely slice of life comic about Stein’s musings on Brooklyn, her mother and all those other beloved quotidian joys and annoyances. The comics were originally published on […]
“I remember the absolute last copy of the first print run, which I sold at Comic-Con. It was to a middle-aged, straight woman who was buying it for her teenage, gay son. She told me that she was getting the book for him because she wanted him to know his history and lineage, and she couldn’t tell that story to him herself. She thanked me for creating the book for the both of them and I promptly burst into tears. Then we hugged it out. It was an incredible moment.”
“Yes, Goliath. Let’s go kick some ass.”
Several groups have stepped in to create events in the Baltimore area for those who were to attend Universal Fan Con, as the community rallies.