Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/29/15: How big is that room?

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§ All things Comic-Con: The Unofficial Comic-Con blog laid out all the sizes of all the panel rooms so you can guess if you’re going to get in or not. My advice: just get in line now. § As I expected, Torsten investigated the new Marriott Hall exhibit area with maps and such, but I […]

How Lying Made BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT the Best Comic Game Ever (Spoilers!)

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We discuss some of the influences that went into Batman Arkham Knight and how lying made the game better. (SPOILER ALERT)

HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 2: The Possibility of Digital, Comparisons to Cerebus, and What’s to Come in COPRA

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  Continuing on from our first entry this past Friday, here is the second part of my HeroesCon interview with Michel Fiffe, creator of the self-published and much lauded action-adventure comic, COPRA. It’s funny, the way I discovered your work actually came through a friend of mine at first, as a word of mouth sort […]

Convention Center Scorecard: San Diego: Marriott Builds a New Ballroom

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As was mentioned in a recent Comic-Con blog post, the Marriott Hall in San Diego has been demolished to make way for a new, larger ballroom facility.

*SATURDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By: Nick Eskey Hello again toy enthusiasts, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love […]

*FRIDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By: Nick Eskey Hello again nerds and nerdettes, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in […]

Mark Millar teases new book HUCK from IMage

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Mark Millar is at it again. Following a prolific period at Image with — Jupiter’s Children and sequel, Starlight, MPH and Chrononauts—he’ll have some new treats, having just sent out a teaser for a new book which will be announced, one presumes, at Image Expo next week. (Although he’s been blabbing about it on Twitter […]

HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 1: The Challenges/Merits of Self-Publishing and the Appeal of the Analogy

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For me, COPRA is the one of the few superhero comics that really matter. A few years ago, I was at a point where I had basically given up on everything produced within the arena of the “Big Two”. Sure, I enjoyed the occasional Grant Morrison comic when they would rear their head, but for the most part I […]

ALAAC’15: Snoopy Named Honorary Chair for Library Card Sign-up Month 2015!

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Every September, American libraries promote library card registration! For the past few years, the American Library Association has named honorary chairpeople to publicize the joy and privilege of owning what I consider to be the most valuable card in my wallet. Last year, Stan Lee was the honorary spokesperson, a tradition which dates to 2008. 2008: Kareem […]

Archie has the word for today

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A Month Of Venturing Into The DC You: Week Four

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Here we go, it’s the final week! Let’s cut straight to the chase and talk DC’s Week 4 of their “DC You” initiative. After last week, I’m feeling pretty good, and ready to read! What do they have in store for me? Side-note: my LCS didn’t get Teen Titans this week, so it is omitted […]

Your All-New! All-Different Marvel Scorecard thus far

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As you may know, Marvel is re-[doing] their line with 60 new titles this fall. The whole line will be revealed soon (solicits are coming) but here’s the line-up thus far — we’ll update as more is known. So far nine titles of the 60 or so have been announced, and the creative teams are unsurprising. No knock on the very talented people involved, just an observation. But who knows what the future holds? What do you think? Is this exciting? Or about what you expected?

ALAAC15: All The Programming on the Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

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Reproduced from the ALA website, here’s the schedule and descriptions for the panels being hosted on the Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage in the exhibits hall at the Ameican Library Association annual conference in San Francisco.

Flashback Friday: historic photos of San Diego in the 80s

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While I was poking around the internet for the history of Marriott Hall the other day, I chanced upon some photos of San Diego in the 80s taken during and just after the construction of the Marriott Marquis and Marina. The first photo is prior to the hotel’s completion in 1987. I’m not enough of an expert in San Diego history to know the history of the marina, but as you can see, it bears very little resemblance to the glitzy high rise neighborhood of today. There’s no convention center, no Hyatt, no Embassy Suites, no Petco PArk, no Omni…nothing really.

Kevin Feige responds to WB Exec regarding Marvel/DC movie differences

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There’s a nice piece in The Hollywood Reporter, that’s getting lots of ink right now, in which Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige goes pretty in-depth (along with Paul Rudd) regarding a number of details about their upcoming slate, Ant-Man, why they aren’t coming to SDCC this year, etc. But one of the quotes that caught […]

The Suicide Girls’ $7500 auction for tickets to Comic-Con cancelled

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A trip to Comic-Con with a good hotel room, two passes, dinner with the Suicide Girls and VIP access to a special burlesque show — sounds like a good deal. How much would you pay for it? Suicide Girls, the website that offers saucy, consensual webcam girls as well as some excellent journalism and more, […]