This year marks the 100th year anniversary of legendary comic book writer and artist Jack Kirby’s birth. The artist’s influence has undeniably touched the comic book industry, helping to change and shape it forever. Of many that have personally met the icon, they would say he was always friendly, took the time to talk to […]
If you are familiar, or in the least semi-familiar, with the early history of the comic medium, images of fit men flying and punching everything in sight while wearing tights might blip through your imagination. Perhaps to your surprise, comics in the early 1900’s were diverse and meant for a broad audience. In fact, it […]
For this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, it had a great deal on its plate; A fifth year, a new venue, the announcement of a new Chairman for next year, unseasonal rain, leaking roofs, Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, X-Men: The Animated Series 25th anniversary, and more. Amid all this, the convention is chugging along. Not […]
Artist, illustrator, writer, and in a way Jack Kirby historian are a few of the titles that Arlen Schumer would claim for himself. The man of many talents is hard at work at this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, giving four “visualectures” throughout the convention weekend. Since SDCF is paying special tribute to the […]
As the winds howled outside and rain beat against the roof of the Four Points hotel by Sheraton, one thing was blatantly obvious: bad weather won’t stop dedicated comic book fans. You’d think San Diego Comic Fest organizers and staff would have been disheartened by a stormy opening night, but everyone seemed to be in […]
Once upon a time, there wasn’t a San Diego Comic-Con. Some would mark this period as “The Dark Ages of Conventions” (those being myself). It was in this “long-long ago” (1970) that a collection of comic, movie, and science fiction fans came together and formed a small and intimate convention that would someday grow to […]
Earlier today, we debuted the four initial Young Animal titles that will be releasing issues this May. Now, thanks to our friends at the AV Club, we now know there’s a fifth title kicking off that month from Gerard Way’s “pop-up imprint” as well. From the minds of Lee, Mike, and Laura Allred: here comes […]
One of DC’s odder projects for 2017 is The Kamandi Challenge, a 12 issue limited series that pairs randomly selected writers and artists for each issue in an exquisite corpse style storytelling challenge. All the stories center on Jack Kirby’s Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, a be-loinclothed post apocalyptic survivor who roams a changed worldscape, and the […]
Jack Kirby would have been 100 years old next year. The King of Comics designed and created many of the most seminal, iconic figures and characters in the history of comics – from the New Gods to the Fantastic Four. And it’s the latter who will be the focus of a new artist’s edition from […]
Hate and outrage have defeated love and optimism yet again.
On Monday it was suggested that Marvel had a story trick up their sleeve that would steal the spotlight from DC’s ramming-speed publicity blitz for its revamped universe and Rebirth #1.
A shocking!!! plot twist in Captain America Steve Rogers #1 that revealed Steve was really a Hydra agent all along seemed unlikely to unseat a wholesale rewriting of ten years of DC history, along with a shocking Alan Moore related plot twist.
But, today we have a genuine tweet storm and think piece blitz, all wrapped in a bow