MATT CHATS: Claire Connelly on the Life of an Up-and-Coming Creator

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There are a lot of indie creators out there under the radar paving out careers for themselves with fanbases, relatively small but extremely dedicated, that return again and again for new projects. One such creator is cartoonist Claire Connelly, who has been consistently delivering new content for the past several years, distributing it first through […]

Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales March 2015: Cult comics score


One of the stranger trends this month is the release of several comics based on 80’s and 90’s cult properties. The best of these, Jem and the Holograms (written by Kelley Thompson with art by Sophie Campbell) ranked in the top ten indie comics this month, and number seventy-seven on the total list. For those interested in male-led cult properties, check out Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return from Boom! and Miami Vice from IDW.

This month 144 titles hit the top 300 list, which is a bit up from last month’s total of 138. Without the near ludacris sales of Orphan Black #1, sales dropped 12.5%. Overall there were 1,723,032 sales in March compared to 1,969,396 in February. This brings the average number of comics sold to 11,966 which is also down from last month’s average of 14,271. Considering the Loot Crate aided numbers of February, March still seems to be holding its own.

George Romero’s Empire of the Dead is headed to television

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Per a new report in Variety and announced at the Cannes Film Festival, the original zombie master himself is aiming to get into the undead television game popularized by The Walking Dead. George Romero, the director of films such as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, etc…has signed a deal with Demarest […]

Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales February 2015: Orphan Black is #1


Spring has sprung for the indie comics titles this month, with Orphan Black leading the charge. The first issue sold nearly half a million copies, which is almost more than the combined sales of the top fifty selling indie comics this month. Spawn’s 250th issue also spurred a selling frenzy, catapulting the title to the top of the chart – between The Walking Dead and Saga.

This month 138 titles hit the top 300 list, which is slightly down from last month’s 142. The Orphan Black phenomenon brought sales up 41.6%; 1,969,396 sales in February compared to 1,391,241 in January. This brings the average number of comics sold to 14,271, which is also up from last month’s average of 9,867. We’ll see how next month fairs without a knock-out hit like Orphan Black.

Cartoon update: Lizz Hickey’s Jammers and Matt Furie’s Doble Fried get pilots


We’ve seen the upfronts and the webfronts, and basically the pipeline of entertainment that we’ll be complaining about in Twitter over the next 12 month or so has been set up. And a few cartoonsits types have made the jump to multi media. • Lizz Hickey is a very very funny cartoonist, and now she’s […]

Kirkman combines with Transformers writing team


Because uniting to fight boredom takes teamwork, Paramount has just made a Devastator out of a bunch of star writers to revamp the Transformers franchise, and Robert Kirkman is among them. The team, led by Akiva Goldsman, includes Kirkman, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Fringe) So yes, this is pretty much the superhero franchise dream team. They’ll sit around thinking about ways to make the Transformers cool. I got one word: Victorion..

Review: A-Force #1 Delivers on Captain Marvel Punching a Shark in the Middle of Secret Wars


Writers:  G. Willow Wilson Marguerite Bennett Artists: Jorge Molina Craig Yeung Colorists: Laura Martin Matt Milla Letterer:  VC’s Cory Petit Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series! In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been […]

Exclusive: Titan’s Doctor Who Comics Day poster art from series artist Neil Edwards

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The folks at Titan are really teasing their upcoming three four Doctor crossover story line from Hugo-nominated Who writer Paul Cornell, slated for release on August 12 ahead of their second annual Doctor Who Comics Day on August 15. On Monday, Diamond revealed the poster art to advertise the upcoming Doctor Who Comics Day event to their retailers. Drawn by series artist Neil Edwards (Justice League United), you’ll be seeing the art in local comic shops in the near future, but allow us to leak that to you now, Whovians

Roger Deakins to shoot Blade Runner 2


And in doing so, might very well create the most beautiful looking sci-fi film ever

Don’t miss Matt Fraction on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’


Here’s the part where you support your favorite comic book creators almost as much you endorse the films they help make possible. Kelly Sue DeConnick’s husband, Matt Fraction, will be making his first appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers this Thursday, May 21. The other guests on the show include America’s Got Talent’s Heidi Klum, […]