*Sunday UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By Nick Eskey Thanks for tuning in geeky guys and gals to this Sunday update of SDCC ’15 Funko toy release. Better known for their “POP!” line, Funko strives to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first […]

CCI ’15: Comic-Con Exclusives: A Shop Called Quest — ComiXology

A Shop Called Quest  Booth # 4531 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake Card Wars #1 A Shop Called Quest SDCC Variant Cover Adventure Time Fionna & Cakes Card Wars cover by Erica Wong. Adventure Time Cake is a Card Wars champ who can’t be beat, and Fionna … is really tired of getting beaten! They […]

*FRIDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By Nick Eskey Thanks for tuning in boys and girls! This is the Friday update for the newest Funko toy exclusives available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. If you want to find any of the previously announced figures, go ahead and check back through the articles for “Funko” and “SDCC ’15.” Just as a […]

OMG these Yotsuba&! figures are so cuuuuuuuute!

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Not only are these tiny Yotsuba&! figures from Kotobukiya adorable as the dickens, they got me thinking about the place of merchandising in a creator’s business plan.

Marvel re-ups with Comixology for singles and expands to Kindle

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While there’s been some shifting around and experimentation with other platforms for some publishers, it seem Marvel will makes theirs Comixology, at least where digital comcs are concerned. They’ve just announced a renewal of their agreement to sell Marvel digital comics, with an expansion to the Kindle platform for the first time:

SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By Nick Eskey Funko, the company best known for their “POP!” line of figurines, will be releasing a plethora (great word huh?) of Comic Con exclusives this year. A new list of additions will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until June 29th, so make sure you check back for the latest news. This […]

12th Doctor and Clara land at the San Diego convention center in a story only available at SDCC

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The 12th Doctor and Clara battle an Alien force at SDCC in a con-exclusive issue is center stage among the con-exclusive offerings from Titan which also include a triptych of interlocking covers featuring Tennant, Capaldi and Smith and 10th doctor figures.

Meet the Beat tomorrow at EternalCon in Garden City

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This weekend there’s plenty of comics activity around NYC. Many will be interested in FlameCon, the first ever queen comic-con in NYC, to be held at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn…. but I will be at EternalCon, which is held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City Long Island. This is an […]

Barnes & Noble Announces “Get Pop-Cultured” Events for July!

They did it last year, and had some success (I’ve only heard rumors… B&N doesn’t give out attendance figures), so Barnes & Noble once again are hosting “Get Pop-Cultured”, a month-long series of pop culture events turning your local B&N into a mini comic con! The landing page is here, but let’s make a nice […]

Kickstarter Fail – A Federal Offense?

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The Federal Trade Commission has just sent a press release touting its first successful action against a failed Kickstarter campaign.

NBC’s upcoming Heroes Reborn to rebirth tie-in comics from Titan

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NBC is bringing back their Heroes tie-in comic franchise along with their television series this fall. Though you won’t see Hayden Panettiere’s cheerleader or Zachary Quinto anywhere near the proceedings, it’s possible those characters could show up in comic form with Titan announcing today it’s gained the rights to publish a new line of comics based on the upcoming series reboot.

First Second Announces Pashima, a YA Bildungsroman that Seeks to Change the Way You See India

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Today, cartoonist Nidhi Chanani announced that her first graphic novel, Pashima, has been picked up by First Second to be released in 2017.  Pashima is the story of a Indian-American girl named Priyanka Das who lives in Orange County and seeks to reconnect with her mother’s Indian roots.  She finds a pashima shawl that whisks […]

Twitch Partners with Rocket Girl’s Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder to Launch First Livestream Comics Podcast

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Over the course of the past four years, Twitch has built a digital empire where gamers gather to watch popular online personalities play games such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and DOTA 2.  The site attracts an average of 100 million viewers per month and now, Twitch looks to expand their territory further by partnering with […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/10/15: Here’s what happens when a man dumps his comics on the street

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§ Zainab Akhtar’s essential Comics & Cola site now has a Patreon. You know what to do and you’d better do it. § Former Marvel and DC staffer Christine Slusarz passed away on Monday at the age of 49 and she is fondly remembered by many people. Scott Lobdell offered some thoughts: Over the last […]

Award Winning Comics Announced at the Munich Comics Festival!

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The Comicfestival München (Munich Comics Festival) was held last weekend, and numerous comics and graphic novels were honored with the Peng! Award, and the ICOM Independent Comics Award. Tagesspiegel reports on the winners of the Peng!, and has incredible photos! The nominees and winners (💬):

Bombshell: Court rules Moulinsart does not own rights to Tintin

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In a shocking court reveal over the fate of one of the world’s most beloved and influential comics characters, a Dutch court has ruled that Moulinsart, the company that runs the publishing and licensing business of Tintin, does not own all the rights. The stunning result came about during a court case in which Moulinsart […]