Chip Zdarsky auctions rare Vader Down variant for Syrian refugees


The above Vader Down #1 variant with a Chip Zdarsky over, referencing the forbidden memory of Jaxxon the rabbit is one of the rarest of Marvel variant covers—one was available for every 4,999 issues ordered, so only a handful exist. One recently said at $3,739 eBay so it is apparently a legitimate rarity. On his […]

NYCC ’15: Howard the Duck and Squirrel Girl join forces to fight convention crime?


Marvel decided to round out their New York Comic-Con with a Women of Marvel panel where the publisher announced a two-issue crossover with Howard the Duck and Squirrel Girl, two rising humor titles defying the normal in the All-New, All-Different Marvel line. The cover debuting this afternoon depicts Howard the Duck in Squirrel Girl cosplay […]

INTERVIEW: Chip Zdarsky on Creating the New “Jughead,” Turning Down the Harvey, and Crafting the A-1 Burger


Calling all miscreants!  All slackers and gamers!  All those who would banish terrible cafeteria food to the secret tenth circle of hell (located in a specific unmentionable location on Satan’s person).  Archie’s Jughead is back with a new ongoing series written by none other than Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky and illustrated by The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl‘s artist Erica Henderson. […]

Sex Crims #12 Delayed, but Chip Zdarsky Might Have a Morrisonian Tryst with Howard the Duck


So there’s good news and there’s bad news. Sex Criminals #12 has been delayed, now releasing on September 16th.  Happily, however, the delay isn’t due to writer Matt Fraction ending up in a MPreg fantasy become reality or artist Chip Zdarsky deciding he’s more of a Hemingway than a Singer Sargent, but rather because of “high […]

Sex Criminals #11 is Roaming Free in the Comic Book Wilderness (Updated)


Sex Criminals #11 has been unleashed in the wilderness that is the direct market! The issue in question is polybagged and has a 1 in 35 chance of having a sketch from creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. Various members of the Twitterverse have been documenting the covers that they have acquired including Zdarsky himself, take […]

Harvey Awards confusion leads to response from Zdarsky, others


Last week’s announcement of the Harvey Awards nominees was, as usual, accompanied by controversy. This time it wasn’t the domination of Valiant (20 nominations) and Boom/Archaia, but rather just why certain books and people were even eligible.

For starters there was the “Most Promising New Talent” category which included the following:

SDCC ’15: Archie Comics: Riverdale on CW, Vampironica returns, and all-star crew on New Riverdale Comics

Vampironica Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Archie Comics has exploded onto the mainstage of the comics world in the last few years, just as many thought they were a relic of the golden age. Series like Life With Archie and the enormously popular Afterlife with Archie, along with the introduction of the openly gay character Kevin Keller a few years prior, […]