Hirings: Dark Horse hires four, including Means-Shannon


Well, those who saw her tweets about a cross country journey may have figured it out, but former Bleeding Cool editor in chief (and Beat contributor back in the day) Hannah Means-Shannon has landed at Dark horse as an associate editor. Big Roadtrip day 5! Canyons are cool. pic.twitter.com/rgOH7c2DJx — Hell Screams-Shannon (@HannahMenzies) October 28, […]


31 days of Halloween Cover Reveal: Books-A-Million variant Deadpool by Mike McKone


One of the more intriguing developments in recent years in comics retailing has been the resurgence of comics sales in national book chains. Yes I know there are fewer of them, but they are still here and Virgin Records and Blockbuster Video aren’t. Barnes & Nobles has expanded its graphic novel section a great deal, […]


Surprising: You can buy C.F.’s Powr Mastrs 4 at Walmart.com


Walmart.com has a graphic novel section, with many superhero titles, but also media adaptations and some kids comics. Many publishers have attempted to enter the world of Walmart, and some have been accepted only to be rejected when someone actually reads them and see they are filled with sex and drugs and maybe some violence.

But as of now, you can buy Powr Mastrs 4 on the Walmart website for a mere $14.23, with free shipping.


Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/30/15: What these dogs did with their kibble was amazing. What they did with their plates will blow your mind.


§ I’m sorry this is a weekly column now. But on the plus side, while I was googling around, I found these images of the ORIGINAL Kibbles ‘n’ Bits!

What’s interesting is that in the “classic” version, the dog is clearly holding a plate in its mouth because the pooch just can’t wait to tuck into some tasty kibbles ‘n’ bits. Int his modified version, the dog just has a plate under its chin which…makes less sense? Maybe it’s because it contains string beans? Serous talk: I am NOT a dog person but do they really eat string beans?


Podcorn Podcast V4.06- Stupid Sexy Data and How it Affects You


Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series. We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry.  Occasionally, the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops by.  Check out our […]


HOUSE OF CARDS’ Nathan Darrow Cast as GOTHAM’s Mr. Freeze


It’s a cold cold world we live in.


Spring Preview: Conundrum Press announces 20th anniversary anthology, Roher GN and Valium collection


Canada’s Conundrum Press, publisher of such fine graphic novels as Photobooth, the works of Joe Ollman and much more, is rolling out its spring list over on their blog. Since the company will be 20 years old in 2016, they’s announced an anniversary anthology, as well as a book by up and coming CCS grad […]




The Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest is nearing the completion of its 28th year.  Since the start of its run in 1987, the Archie Comics series has featured stories centered around Riverdale’s eponymous leading ladies.  In the latest issue, which comes out this Wednesday, cartoonist Dan Parent brings some holiday cheer to the Archie universe, breaking out […]


RIP Murphy Anderson


Word going around on Facebook that master inker and comics technical innovator Murphy Anderson has passed away at age 89. Anderson was one of the great DC inkers of all time, providing crisp clean lines that defined the look of Hawkman, Superman, and Adam Strange, and, indeed, the whole DC line of the Silver Age, inking over Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane and most notably, Curt Swan. He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame (precursor of the Eisner HoF) all the way back in 1988, a tribute to his statue in the industry.


New INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN Series Sees Bendis & Maleev Take Stark Global


As per Marvel’s announcement through EW this morning, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev have signed up to put a Batman Incorporated spin on the man in the suit built in a cave with a box of scraps.  International Iron Man, set to debut early next year, will feature Tony Stark at his most outwardly […]


Welcome Marvel’s New THE PUNISHER Creative Team: Cloonan & Dillon!


Bang bang. Welcome back the one who knocks.


Farrago, the free comics app, is having a cosplay contest


We first wrote about Farrago Comics app for free comics in January, when they announced their deal with IDW.

Since then they’ve been adding more books to the app each month, including their first original comic SHRINKAGE, an 8-part comedic sci-fi action tale about how the most unknowable battleground we face is the one within our own craniums, written by Emmy Award winning writer Rob Kutner (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Conan”) and illustrated by John Lucas (X-Men, Deadpool)

Now Farrago is running a Cosplay Contest, which launched at NYCC, along with chapter 3 of Shrinkage, which also just launched on the app


31 Days of Halloween: Sequential’s Halloween Sale


What could be spookier than discounts between 50 and 85% hacked off the print price of books from Dark Horse and Fantagraphics to SelfMadeHero and Improper Books all available via the Sequential app for tablet. We’ve been telling you about Sequential for a while now — it aims to be the highness app for graphic novels only, with a fine selection of top books from the finest graphic novel publishers.


Kibbles’n’ Bits 10/22/15: You won’t believe which presidential candidate is stalking which young superhero!


As you may have heard, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush — who has been criticized for not being as sharp as he should be at this point in the election out on the campaign trail, proved that with a series of gaffes in responding to what in no way have been a gotcha question. It […]


2015 Joe Shuster Wards winners: O’Malley, Tamaki, Doris Slater win

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  The 2015 Joe Shuster Awards were presented on the 18th at the first Forest City Comic Con in London, ON. All the winners are below, but of note, Doris SLater, the first prominent female Canadian  cartoonist became the first woman inducted into the Shuster Hall of Fame.     OUTSTANDING ARTIST / Dessinateur ADRIAN ALPHONA […]


NYCC and SDCC ’15: Portraying Mental Health in Comics

1st Lucy Psychiatric Help Desk in Peanuts

Mental illness has been a trope in comics-related properties ranging from Peanuts to Gotham, but do new sensitivities to mental health issues mean that it’s time for this to change?