EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut with THE FUN FAMILY

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Cartoonist Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut this summer with THE FUN FAMILY, a subversive look at the underbelly of the All-American family through the prism of Family Circus-esque Sunday morning comic strips. Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of modern parenting, childhood nostalgia, and good old American narcissism. The book, which goes on sale […]

Podcorn Podcast 05/10/16 — Talking “CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN” With Ricardo Lopez Ortiz

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A couple of weeks ago, Wolf artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz joined the Podcorn Gang to talk about this year’s Image Expo announcements. We teased it briefly then, but the time has finally come to let the world know: Ricardo is about to hit it big. He was recently announced as the artist on Marvels’ Civil War […]

C2E2 Diamond Retailer Breakfast: Valiant to introduce major new female character and more news

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Announcements from Diamond, Marvel, Action Lab, and Valiant Comics at the C2E2 Diamond Retailers Breakfast, including Civil War 2: Amazing Spider-Man #1, 300,000 in sales for Black Panther #1, and a major new female character for Valiant.

Unbalanced Production: The Comics Business in the 1940s

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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 […]

Those Marvel Teasers hinted at Free Comic Book Day Offerings

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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 […]

The Marvel Rundown: Comics and Television Collide in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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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 […]