Fight! Jim Starlin vs his Sodastream soda maker

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Exploding appliances are definitely having a moment, and on FB legendary creator Jim Starlin warned of a dangerous run in with his soda maker – complete with graphic photos. WARNING!!! My Sodastream soda maker blew up on me yesterday, sending me to the emergency room. The pressure release value obviously malfunctioned, an entire CO2 canister […]

Artist Buzz calls for #occupyartistalley movement to stop rip-off print vendors

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Something is stirring in Artist Alley. As with every other aspect of the comics business, selling art in Artist Alley has become a lot bigger deal with the increasing number of comics conventions. We’ve all seen the gradually rising banks of prints and sketches poking up, like real estate development gone bad. It wouldn’t be […]

Kick Watch: Comic Book Convention Survival Guide tell you absolutely everything about going to cons

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I received a nice note asking me to promote this Kickstarter for aComic Book Convention Survival Guide by Kyle Rose and Matthew Bernard. The Comic Book Convention Survival Guide combines years of convention expertise into one convenient location where it can be shared with the world. It will ensure that our readers become well informed […]

Nerdlebrity Babylon: Extreme fan bites Norman Reedus at Walker Stalker Con

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Fan favorite nerdlebrity Norman Reedus has become an icon as the zombie-stompin’ Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. But despite his amazing survival skills he was not able to repel a real bite attack by one of his greatest fans.

NL East champion Mets rookies caught in Underoo controversy

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It was “Rookie hazing weekend’ in major league baseball, as new players were forced to undergo a rite of passage that speaks to traditional tribal notions of “crossing over” and appropriating the garb of different tribes or genders to signal their initiation into a wider role in society. Plus, guys in their underwear.

Swipe File: Kris Mukai’s Commuter and a real woman with a subway pole in her butt

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While there were more great comics than you could count at this weekend’s MoCCA Fest one that got a little notice was Kris Mukai’s Commuter (available for sale here) which captures real life moments of subway horror (rats, puke, bums, vandals, peoples selling batteries, mariachi bands) in comics form.

RIP: Mae Young

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Wrestling Hall of Famer Mae Young died earlier this week, at age 90. She wrestled in 7 decades, as recently as 2010, a record unlikely to be broken with current wrestling lifespans. After becoming the first women’s champion in the 50s, and pioneering women’s wrestling along with the Fabulous Moolah, Young made a comeback to […]