DC Superhero Girls have a website and Instagram


The website for the DC Superhero Girls launched during Comic-Con and I missed it for some reason. As you may recall this is a joint venture between DC, Mattel and Random house aimed at girls 6-12 that will include toys, comics, apparel, books, and Legos. The website reveals that the characters—among them Wonder Woman, Supergirl, […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/26/16: In 1944, comics were quite diverse


Area men are getting things done, I check another one off the bucket list, a comics contest, who was in costume at Comic-Con and what comics looked like in 1944.

Harvey Pekar Park dedicated today with fest, installation in Cleveland


Cleveland is getting a park dedicated to its comics laureate, Harvey Pekar, whose long running American Splendor comic captured the quotidian lives of Clevelanders. The celebration will run all afternoon with music and a screening of the film American Splendor (for my money the best comic book movie of all.) The afternoon will see a […]

Convention Center Scorecard: Kansas City, Los Angeles, Boston

LA CC arcade

It’s not just San Diego which is having problems funding convention center growth. Many other cities, citing city pride and tourism dollars, are trying to attract a finite (if not shrinking) market of trade show business. If tourism boards are smart, they will start to mentor local promoters to stage annual consumer shows, which will […]

Nice Art: Archie #2 Preview: A Burger for Little Jughead


The first issue of Archie rang triumphant in the comic book space with the creative team of Fiona Staples and Mark Waid delivering something akin to an earnest take on a beloved American icon. Archie Andrews is everything but traditional himself nowadays that he’s clean cut and and an earnest comic book lead. There’s no grit on […]

One Book, One Harper Embraces Graphic Novels for College Community Read!


Harper College, located in northwest Chicagoland, is a community college serving 40,000 students. Since the 2011-2012 school year, Harper College has a selected a title as part of their “One Book, One Harper” community read. (A community read is where a local library sponsors a community-wide book club featuring one title which is read and discussed locally. […]

SDCC ’15: We talk cape snaps, controversy and cons with the Batgirl of Burnside team


At SDCC ’15 I talked with the Burnside Batgirl crew about their creative origins, how the look that launched a thousand cosplays came to be, how to handle creative criticism, and their earliest con experiences.

Shocker: Paul Rudd admits actual ants died during ‘Ant Man’ filming


Howard Stern fans got a candid interview with Paul Rudd the star of the well received and latest semi-successful Marvel film, “Ant-Man.” The interview took place on Monday after Stern admitted that he tried to buy the film rights because he believed in the character well before anyone else did, and Rudd discussed how he […]

Lewis, Aydin, and Powell’s March featured on CBS This Morning

lewis in costume

Maybe the biggest highlight of a fairly eventful San Diego Comic Con was the moment when Congressman John Lewis cosplayed as himself, donning the trench coat and backpack he wore to march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago. He led a touching children’s march through the halls of […]

On the Scene: SPACE 2015 brought good times, good comics


Special correspondent Christian Hoffer went to the SPACE indie comics expo in Columbus and got a lot of comics and met a lot of people. Here’s his report.