This One Summer wins Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize and some other award winners

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Graphic novels have a lot more prizes than they once did, including literary awards that help validate the medium. Awards season is well upon us, and I’ve been way behind in noting some of the most important.

Read all of Top Cow’s Tales of Honor: Bred to Kill #1 right here FREE

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TOHv2000_Press It’s Free Comic Book Day worldwide, and even if you can’t get to a shop, here’s one free comic you can read right now, Top Cow’s Free Comic Book Day book Tales of Honor: Bred to Kill #1 by Matt Hawkins and Linda Sejic. This issue is a zero issue for a new arc […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It Or Leave It? Part Three: Silver Titles, Part Two

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Silver sponsors are titles which are optional for stores to order. Not all stores will have the following titles, and many that do will probably order smaller quantities. Please remember that stores pay for these free copies, so be sure to check out the cool merchandise while you visit, and maybe buy a comic or […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It Or Leave It? Part Two: Silver Titles, Part One

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Silver sponsors are titles which are optional for stores to order. Not all stores will have the following titles, and many that do will probably order smaller quantities. Please remember that stores pay for these free copies, so be sure to check out the cool merchandise while you visit, and maybe buy a comic or […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It! The Ten Best Comics

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I’ve finished reading all fifty Free Comic Book Day titles for 2015! This year’s been better than most… there were very few which made me wonder why someone spent time and money to produce something so lackluster. Since most stores limit how many titles a customer can select, I have selected what I think are […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It Or Leave It? Part One: Gold Titles

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Here’s how Free Comic Book Day works: There are two sponsorship levels: Gold and Silver. The Gold titles?  Every participating retailers must order these titles.  (Yes, stores BUY those FCBD titles that you get for free…so buy something at every store you visit!) Twelve titles are offered this year.  Many of the publishers listed below […]

Preview: M.O.D.O.K. ASSASSIN #1 by Yost and Pinna

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Modok! This little Marvel villain with the oversized noggin’ remains a cult favorite, and who are we to deny the people their Modok. IT’s all part of this Secret Wars business that’s got everyone in a tizzy. Modok can only increase the tizziness.     There’s a new killer in town, and he’s taking the Secret […]

2015 Russ Manning Awards nominees announced

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  This year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (commonly referred to as The Manning Award) have been announced. And they are: The 2015 nominees are: Jorge Corona, artist of Feathers (Archaia), Goners (Image), and Teen Titans Go (DC) Vanesa R. Del Rey, artist of Hit (BOOM! Studios) GABO (Gabriel Bautista), artist of […]

Exclusive: Check out preview pages for Titan’s newest hardcover series The Quest for the Time Bird

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Titan Comics announces they will add The Quest For The Time Bird by Serge Le Tendre to their growing line of bande dessinee titles

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 4/30/15: What kind of car would the Avengers be?

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§ Top Shelf just announced two books for July, Tim Ginger by Julian Hanshaw: And The Motorcycle Samurai (Volume One) by Chris Sheridan which has a FCBD comic! § Panels is a site about comics run by the Book Riot folks and it has some pretty good stuff. Here’s a piece calledOn Imperfect Representation vs […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: You Won’t Believe How Big It’s Grown!

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Wow…  it’s hard to believe Free Comic Book Day has been going on since 2002.  Spider-Man set a box office record (currently ranked #16 domestically) that weekend, but no one was certain if anyone would show up at comics shops.  There were nine titles offered that year, and Comichron has actual sales figures!

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales March 2015: War Of The Stars Women!

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This months chart is rather quiet: there are very few changes in the way Marvel titles are ordered saleswise. We will soon enter a transition zone where most of the titles will disappear or shift toward a new direction (and a new renumbering, you can bet on that!). Meanwhile, two main things are happening in this month’s chart.
First, the Spider-Women titles are having an excellent month, lead by the amazing success of Spider-Gwen. For the second month in a row, her first issue reappears on the charts, selling twice as many copies as last month’s reordering!

Second, the Star Wars line of titles is expending and still making tons of $$$ for Marvel. At this rate, expect a R2D2

Comic Book Heaven: meet the crankiest old comics shop owner maybe ever

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Joe Leisner, the 80 year old former owner of Comic Book Heaven, a comics shop in Sunnyside Queens and the star of the above short film, is a character. An authentic New York character, as they say, and someone who’s been running a comics shop for 50 years, long before it became fashionable. So long that having a Shrek poster hanging in his store, or pondering the price of an issue of Moby Duck is the same to him as the latest Convergence title. If you watched the film,, you’ll definitely see a comics shop as it once was, and many still are: a little messy and timelost, a kingdom of ragged long boxes, but a friendly place for the regulars.

Exciting new comics site launches: Zco.mx, with Lasky, Langridge and dozens more

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There are scores of great webcomics to read from indie cartoonists on these internets. There are also tons of great mini comics on sale from cartoonists at CAFs. But what if you can’t get to a CAF or want a more curated portal to help you find good stuff? Zco.mx (pronounced zee·com·ics) is a new site that offers a curated list of cartoonists with selected digital offerings, all available to read for free — but you are also encouraged to make a donation. Comics are downloadable as CBZ files via torrents or DC. I’m not super crazy about that format, but the reader on the site itself works very smoothly, and I don’t have any room on my iPad anyway.

Marvel teams with Fandango to offer free digital comics with purchase

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A common comment often heard around the con floor is “Why doesn’t Marvel Studios do more to promote the COMICS with all those movies?” Some would think that seeing the Avengers on every product and website and TV show known to humankind would be a lot of promotion, but let’s take that complaint for what […]

What’s Happening NYC: Forbidden Planet Rocks!

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WOW!  Forbidden Planet in New York City, one of the oldest and best comics retailers in the country, has an amazing amount of events planned this week! First off, on New Comics Wednesday: Dan Slott and Chris Miskiewicz will be signing from 6 PM until…? Then, on Thursday, the 30th, things get really interesting! Words […]