Alternative Announces Fall line with Van Sciver, Henderson, Eng and more

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Alternative Comics has announced several books, including imprints Study Group Comics and Floating World Comics, all distributed by Consortium. They’re also offering 15 recently acquired titles from backlist imprint Sparkplug , including books by Jason Shiga, Aron Nels Steinke and Renée French. Afterland by Chris Taylor A science-fiction soap opera featuring the exploits of a […]

When Stan Lee stops going to real conventions he’ll go to online conventions

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Well here’s a new spin on the convention scene: Tradeshow.net, a proposed startup of virtual conventions as reported by Beat pal Paul Nicolasi. The venture would set up a bunch of virtual cons with booths and chats and so on. And of course, Stan Lee, who is visible in the initial mailings. From Tradeshow’s vendor […]

INTERVIEW: Trina Robbins opens up about DOPE and her lost Wonder Woman Tales

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by Alex Dueben Trina Robbins is known for many things over the course of her long career in comics. She was one of the “founding mommies” of the influential anthology Wimmen’s Comix, wrote a number of important nonfiction books about the history of comics, and edited books collecting the work of many influential cartoonists. She’s […]

MATT CHATS: Corrina Beckho and Gabriel Hardman Talk Expanding Their ‘Invisible Republic’ with Volume 2

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I was lucky enough to interview Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Beckho about one of my favorite series of last year, the complex and captivating Invisible Republic, now a Hugo Award finalist for Best Graphic Story. Imagine my delight when they were interested in discussing the next volume, which builds impressive on the great foundation laid […]

BREAKING: Gun dealer DS Arms will attend Dragon Con, but not as a vendor

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Wizard World has been the subject of scrutiny after Tom Spurgeon reported that gun dealer DS Arms, Inc. would be attending the Chicago show as a vendor. The news prompted a series of back-and-forth moves – that DS Arms was attending, not attending, attending, and as of today back to not attending, according to Bleeding Cool.

Spurgeon’s report also mentioned that the dealer was rumored to be attending Dragon Con in Atlanta, which seemed to be confirmed by DS Arms’ Facebook page:

2016 Ignatz Nominees announced 

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The Nominees for this year’s Ignatz award have been announced. The slate features a bit of a return to veteran cartoonists such as Daniel Clowes, Kim Deitch, and Adrian Tomine. However, mixed in with the greats are some new guard cartoonists including the ubiquitous Tillie Walden. Overall, it looks like a great list with great comics. What […]

Interview: Andy Diggle on the pragmatic world of James Bond

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Andy Diggle is no stranger to wrting some action packed comics, whether its The Losers, his run on Hellblazer, or his recent creator owned series for Dynamite, Uncanny and Control. Now’s he taking on James Bond himself with James Bond: Hammerhead, a six issues mini series  to be drawn by Luca Casalanguida. The series picks up […]