Barnes & Noble buys 76,000 Double Take comics


As long as we’re throwing some numbers around, Barnes & Nobles has stepped on the DObletake train , purchasing some 7,600 Super Packs for the holidays. Each Super Pack contains 10 comics so that’s 76,000 issues total. B&N will carry the book through the holiday season and the Graphic novels when they come outing the […]

Grumpy Cat world domination: over 100,000 graphic novels ordered and Free Comic Book Day


Can people get enough of Grumpy Cat? I don’t think so. ICv2 recently reported that the first collection of the Dynamite comic featuring the cranky kitty has been sold in to Scholastic book fairs, and already has orders of more than 100,000 copies via various channels. The first four issue series has been a hit, […]

Diamond announces 12 Gold Sponsor Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2016


Diamond has just released the 12 Gold sponsor comics for next year’s Free Comic Book Day—and it’s who you would expect with one addition: Bongo, the little company that could. Bongo has been around for more than 20 years, consistently sells 100,000s of comics around the world and yet…we forget it’s there. Not this year! […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/10/15: What I hate about the internet


§ Zack Davisson, the late Shigeru Mizuki’s English language translator, has an obituary that gives the great man’s oeuvre more context: His influence on pop culture is so ubiquitous as to be invisible. His immensely popular Kitaro series introduced the world of entertainment to yokai and their realms of spirits, gods, and monsters. If you’ve […]

Frank Miller remains consistent, disowns Netflix Elektra


Frank Miller is the Donald Trump of comics, replacing Alan Moore who used to be the Donald Trump of comics in that every little utterance of his was fodder for headlines and web traffic. Miller’s been retired from public speaking for a while but the Dark Knight III promo process—and a series of appearances in foreign lands—has provided a fresh platform and ample ammo for SEO air strikes. But is this current comment any different from what Millar has said in the past?

Season’s Greetings: Free comics from Comxiology starting with Secret Wars


Comixology’s annual tradition of 12 Days of Free Comicsis underway again, kicking off with free downloads of Marvel’s Secret Wars #1 Every day until Sunday 12/20, a new free comic goes live at Noon EST, with the download ending at 11:59 AM EST. You can even give these downloads as gifts, if you’re family likes […]

Nice Art: Nick Sumida does Fargo fan art for the greatest moment in last night’s episode


It’s no secret that Fargo Season 2 is better than Season 1, which was already great, and it’s one of the best shows on TV even in this Golden Age. A tragic yet endearing mix of Midwestern pluck, human frailty, greed and the mysterious, Noah Hawley’s exalted Coen Brothers fanfic has the properties that made the original movie so great and a magic all its own. And I predict all the amazing plot twists and characters – the inept yet driven Blumqists, Lou Solverson in his burgundy pants, Nick Offerman’s eloquent drunk lawyer, the vengeful Gerhardt family, led by the unforgettable woman named Floyd, Hanzee the unstoppable hit man, and of course, Mike Milligan and the Kitchen Brothers—will provide fodder for fan art and even cosplay for a while. And Nick Sumida (Snaackies, Harvey Beaks) has kicked things off on Instagram.

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.

Margaret Atwood is writing a series of all-ages graphic novels for Dark Horse


Canadian literary treasure Margaret Atwood has been toying with comics for a while, showing up at conventions and expressing her interest in the form. And now she’s taken the plunge! With a band new graphic novel, Angel Catbird, which will be illustrated bu Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered). The book is the first in a trio of all-ages (!) graphic novel that tell the story of “an unusual superhero. The first book comes out in fall of 2016, published in conjunction with Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, a charity led by conservation group Nature Canada.