by Carol Tilley The business of early comic book publishing in the US is something of a black box: too little data about actual practices, too many secrets in the name of competition, and too much self-aggrandizement in lieu of actual information. What we do know is kludged together lovingly by a small army of […]
Marvel comics released a bevvy of teasers in January for the All-New Wasp, something pertaining to Spider-Man and more. It seems the teasers have been payed off through Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offerings including an additional look at the All-New Wasp and a slight tease at the upcoming Spider-Man story. The books include a prologue […]
One of the great mainstays of comics over the last two decades has been Bongo Comics, the company founded by Matt Groening to publish the Simpsons comics and beyond. They’ve been quietly turning out quality comics for a long time, without much fanfare, but with continued sales here and abroad. And one of their flagship […]
Personal confession time. Over the past 15+ weeks I have reviewed each and every #1 in the ongoing Marvel All-New, All-Different Universe…except for one. One that still haunts me to this day. See, the day Marvel launched Secret Wars #9 was also the same day that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 came out. I wanted to […]
As we reported earlier today, the San Mateo location of Lee’s Comics is closing after 29 years in business. We reached out to owner Lee Hester for more of the story, and he responded below: We wish him well with his remaining store in Mountain View.
Abhay Khosla is one of the most entertaining and brutal comics pundits/reviewers out there. And his The TCJ 2015 Year-in-Review Spectacufuck leaves only bloody corpses behind with a month by month look back at 2015’s biggest kerfuffles, craziest squabbles, and most mindblowing snits, Like the way everyone got mad at Jill Lepore for letting her kids read comics: