GWAR, if you’re not familiar with them, is a particularly theatrical metal band that’s been around since 1984. They wear elaborate costumes (see video below), style the band’s characters as intergalactic barbarians, throw a LOT of fake blood at the audience at shows, and generally carry on with a tongue-in-cheek mix of extreme violence, off-color […]
Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how things are going. The idea is to break the sales chart into 10K slices. While it’s not particularly insightful to compare DC and Marvel to most of the independent […]
Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how things are going. Things get a little different when you get into the independent comics world. The sales tend to be clustered in a subset of shops, with high […]
Black Friday is here (with Small business Saturday and Cyber Monday to follow) and a lot of cybersales are running including quite a few at ComiXology which has discounts on Secret Wars, Marvel trades, a Buy One, Get One Free sale on DC and Vertigo, and huge Image sales and MORE. Most sales run until Cyber […]
For those longing for adventure beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, Dynamite is bringing back John Carter in a new book written by Brian Wood (DMZ, The Massive, Briggs Land) and Alex Cox. You may know Cox’s name from his job as Deputy Director of the CBLdf, but he’s also had a hand in several comics over […]
We discuss KISS’ newest comics adventure with writer Amy Chu!
Dynamite is bundling again! This time with Pathfinder, the comics spin-off of the popular video game tabletop game***. Over 100 pages of comics and 30 maps will ba available via the “pay what you want” model. A portion of the proceeds also goes to various charities, including Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, […]
Miss Fury is a golden age heroine who was actually crated by a lady cartoonist, June Tarpe Mills. Originally published by Timely, Miss Fury was a rich socialite who donned a black panther costume to fight crime, as so many women of the era did, or at least women in comics books. She’s come back […]
One of the great female characters of the 90s is back in the Comics this April when Xena #1 debuts from Dynamite. Written by Genevieve Valentine with art by Ariel Medel, it’s a rousing reintroduction of a seminal character, the warrior princess of a savage land, who accompanied by her very good friend Gabrielle had rousing adventures without apology.
Dynamite is staffing up! They recently hired Alan Payne and had just added Patrick O’Connell as sales manager; and I hear a few more hires re on the way, many of them the result of DC’s west coast move freeing up a lot of talented people.