Amazon names Best Graphic Novels of 2016

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The end of year lists are coming –  Amazon has selected 20 books in an unranked order – no big surprises, all highly praised books. Nice to see a small book like Daryl Seitchik’s Exits on the list, along with blockbusters like Ghost and Black Panther – if anything this is a very mainstream greatest hits.  March […]

DC announces complete art line-up for Justice League vs Suicide Squad, including Howard Porter

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While Rebirth seems to be a hit with fans and retailers, DC can’t just sit around heaving a sigh of relief. So in December they’re rolling out Justive League vs Suicide Squad, an event/crossover/battle royale starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Deadshot and so on. Joshua Williamson is writing this tale. The […]

Walking Dead Round-up: Shocking deaths reveal that the zombie apocalypse is awful

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Last night the seventh season of The Walking Dead kicked off and answered this cliffhanger of a question: just WHO did Negan beat to death with a baseball bat? (SPOILERS, obviously, although if you haven’t seen the episode yet and you’re reading this, may God have mercy on your soul.) The episode opened with a […]

John Carter is back from Brian Wood and Alex Cox

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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 […]

Live blogging the 2016 Ignatz Awards

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Hey hey, don’t know how long my power will last, but we’re here for the only US comics awards that cartoonists RACE to get to. Director Warren Bernard thanks volunteers and guests and remembers Alvin Buenaventura and Richard Thompson Nate Powell: I feel SPX is my home planet. “It’s proven itself the most inclusive scene I’ve […]

The state of the industry UPDATED AND CORRECTED

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Those who think comics need to ditch the direct market right this minute had better not read the latest news about Barnes and Noble. The last big box chain had a dismal quarter, fired its CEO, and is looking to shore things up. Concern about Barnes & Noble’s Nook business gave way to worries about […]

This list of Fall’s “Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics” doesn’t include lots of awesome comics

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As long as we’re talking “comics media,” over at io9 there’s a Guide to the Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics Coming This Fall which does indeed include many interesting new books. Props to them for going beyond front of the Diamond catalog to include Black Mask, Aftershock, Titan and Archie, among others. But no […]