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  • PREVIEW: AAM/Markosia presents "Lazarus: Immortal Coils" - AAM/Markosia, publishers of King Kong, Starship Troopers, Eleventh Hour and the critically acclaimed The Boy Who Made Silence, are proud to announce their new title Lazarus: Immortal Coils. A story 1,974 years in the making, Lazarus: Immortal Coils reveals the definitive origin of the eternal warrior.
  • Bluewater Productions kicks it into "Gearz" - From the creator of the "10th Muse" comes the newest female group of unlikely heroes - Gearz!
  • NY Comic Con announces full schedule of film and TV previews and screenings - The full schedule of movie trailers and special sneak peek previews which will be featured in the IGN.com Theater at New York Comic Con has been announced and includes special events for "The Incredible Hulk," "Hellboy 2," " The Spirit" and more.
  • X-POSITION: X-Editors United - We're joined today by Axel Alonso and his team of X-editors to discuss "Divided We Stand" and premiere loads and loads of exclusive art including Simone Bianchi art from "Astonishing X-Men."
  • "Mr. T Versus Dracula" announced from Mohawk Media - Having recently launched their Mr. T: Limited Advance Edition Graphic Novel, publisher Mohawk Media have decided to celebrate April Fool’s Day with the announcement of "Mr. T Versus," a series of comic magazines which see Mr. T doing battle with other famous characters. The first confirmed title is "Mr. T Versus Dracula."
  • Scott Dunbier Named IDW Special Projects Editor - Starting today, former WildStorm Executive Editor Scott Dunbier joins IDW Publishing as Special Projects Editor. In this exclusive interview, CBR News spoke with the industry veteran about his plans.
  • I AM "IRON MAN": Robert Downey, Jr. - In this first of a series of interviews with the cast and crew of "Iron Man," the new film based on the classic Marvel Comics superhero, CBR News speaks with Robert Downey, Jr., who plays the titular role.
  • FIRST LOOK: "Hulk" #3 - Hulk gets hit with an A-bomb! Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you a first look at "Hulk" #3 by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness with a variant cover by David Finch.
  • SECRETS OF "NIM'S": Directors talk New Family Adventure Film - Directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett talk to CBR News about their new film, “Nim’s Island,” and what it’s like to work with Jodie Foster, and why “300” star Gerard Butler is so good that they had to cast him twice.
  • PREVIEW: Warren Ellis' "Anna Mercury" #1 - Courtesy of Avatar Press, CBR brings you an advance look at "Anna Mercury" #1 by Warren Ellis and Facundo Percio, on sale this week.
  • Incredible Hulk, Smallville, Speed Racer: April 1st Comic Reel Wrap - There ain't no jokes as we present an exclusive new rumor about trouble for Dr. Banner, season eight talk in Kansas, fast paced news plus much more.
  • Mayor of Portland declares April to be Portand Comics Month - The Stumptown Comics Foundation is delighted to announce that Mayor Tom Potter will declare this April Portland Comics Month. The proclamation officially recognizes both the cultural importance and creative influence of this vibrant art form on the entire city.
  • PREVIEW: "X-Force" #3 continues the search for Wolfsbane - The red-hot, sold-out hottest X-launch of the year continues as Wolverine’s new team searches for the kidnapped Wolfsbane and continues their merciless attacks on Purifier bases till they find her!
  • EARTH'S MOST WANTED: The Twos - Marvel editor Tom Brevoort helps CBR unveil The Twos in the Skrulls’ "Secret Invasion" poker deck, including a longtime Avenger, a veteran news man, and young members of the Kree and Skrull races.
  • PREVIEW: "Evil Dead" #4 - Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR brings you an advance look at "Evil Dead" #4 by Mark Verheiden and John Bolton, on sale next week in finer comics stores everywhere.
  • Where Have All the Heroes Gone? Krueger talks “Project Superpowers” - Co-writer Jim Krueger brings you up to speed on what’s happened in the first issues of Dynamite's “Project Superpowers,” and drops a few hints about what’s still to come.
  • MYSPACING COMICS: Marvel Cries "Excelsior!" - Joe Quesada and Stan Lee are making noise on MySpace and so is Marvel Entertainment adding nearly 5,000 friends this month as the publisher prepares itself for a "Secret Invasion."
  • Heroes Initiative to publish Mike Wieringo's final Marvel Comics work as a benefit book - When artist Mike Wieringo passed away, he was in the middle of his latest Marvel Comics book, a What If? story. Mike had completed seven pages of what became a massive 27-page story. With Mike’s passing, Marvel Comics generously provided access to the script and Mike’s art to The Hero Initiative, and Mike’s friends stepped up to finish the story, and pay tribute to Mike.
  • "Secret Invasion" shines its spotlight on Black Bolt and The Inhumans - Whether he’s dead or missing, SECRET INVASION will make Black Bolt’s family truly Inhuman!
  • "Sam & Lilah" jumps from Zuda Comics competition to ACT-I-VATE webcomic lineup - Fresh off a commanding fourth-place finish in Zuda Comics' March 2008 Competition, SAM & LILAH will be making a move to its new home as part of the online comics collective ACT-I-VATE, beginning with new pages on May 1.



Comic Book Movie

  • Wayne Enterprises building from BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF JUSTICE revealed? - According to the Instgram page batman_edits this building located in Detroit is the offices of Wayne Enterprises, while the location IS close to the location of the set where the majority of the movie is taking place currently there is no official confirmation that this is the official home of Bruce Wayne#39;s company, we will keep you updated on the location and information. What do you think? is this the official new home of Wayne Enterprises? In my opinion yes, it is because it has the qualifications (it comes in black) BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Kicks shitty Marvel#39;s comedy action one liner filled movie on Fights into theathers in the United States on May 6 2016 (646 days from today, NOT 2 Years) the anticiapted film is helmed by director Zack Snyder and it stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Ray Fisher, Scoot McNairy,
  • Gorgeous New INTERSTELLAR Trailer Hits - The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (ldquo;Inception,rdquo; ldquo;The Dark Knightrdquo; Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (ldquo;Magic Mikerdquo;), Anne Hathaway (ldquo;Les Miserablesrdquo;), Jessica Chastain (ldquo;Zero Dark Thirtyrdquo;), Bill Irwin (ldquo;Rachel Getting Marriedrdquo;), John Lithgow (ldquo;Rise of the Planet of the Apesrdquo;), Casey Affleck (ldquo;Gone Baby Gonerdquo;), David Gyasi (ldquo;Cloud Atlasrdquo;), Wes Bentley (ldquo;The Hunger Gamesrdquo;), Mackenzie Foy (ldquo;The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ndash; Parts 1 and 2rdquo;) Timotheacute;e Chalamet (TVrsquo;s ldquo;Homelandrdquo;), Topher Grace (ldquo;Spider-Man 3rdquo;), David Oyelowo (ldquo;Jack Reacherrdquo;), Ellen Burstyn (ldquo;The Exorcistrdquo;), and Michael Caine (ldquo;The Cider House Rulesrdquo;.The film will be released in IMAXreg; and 35mm theaters on
  • Plenty Of New Shredder Action In Latest TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TV Spot - The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredderrsquo;s diabolical plan. nbsp; Starring Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, and Whoopi Goldberg, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be released on August 8th, 2014.
  • #NBASuperheroes - NBA Stars Become Superheroes On Twitter - With the NBA season in its slowest part of the year, NBA teams took to Twitter to engage in a fun social media activity where they reenvisoned some of their stars as famous superheroes using the hashtag #39;#NBASuperHeroes.#39;nbsp;Some teams have decided to sit out of this activity, including mynbsp;Boston Celtics, but I#39;ll keep you updated in case more teams decide to join in.nbsp; A few of my favorites were Stephen quot;Human Torchquot; Curry,nbsp;Ty-Clops,nbsp;and definitely Adam Silver Surfer.nbsp; Which ones are your favorites? Sound off in the comments!nbsp; Al Thorford #NBASuperHeroes pic.twitter.com/eibWIldjtf mdash; Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 30, 2014 Bruce Payne #NBASuperHeroes pic.twitter.com/GpY3hO7TAg mdash; Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 30, 2014 Captain DeMarrica! #NBASuperHeroes pic.twitter.com/A3pdEIggQR mdash; Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 30, 2014 The IncrediPAUL Hulk! #NBASuperHeroes pic.twitter.com/cPVugj5V1J mdash; Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 30, 2014 The Justice Teague! #NBASuperHeroes (via @BLASS89) pic.twitter.com/BaR3ZtXVEx mdash; Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 30, 2014 Harry The Hawkeye! #NBASuperHeroes pic.twitter.com/jrU9gBDTKs mdash; Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 30, 2014 Pero Antick #NBASuperHeroes pic.twitter.com/VLlGuk579b mdash; Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July
  • Check Out The Email Tom Hiddleston Sent To Joss Whedon After Reading THE AVENGERS - Joss,nbsp;I am so excited I can hardly speak. nbsp; The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar. I didn#39;t know where to start. Like a classic actor I jumped in looking for LOKI on every page, jumping back and forth, reading words in no particular order, utterances imprinting themselves like flash-cuts of newspaper headlines in my mind: quot;real menacequot;; quot;field of obeisancequot;; quot;discontented, nothing is enoughquot;; quot;his smile is nothing but a glimpse of his skullquot;; quot;Puny godquot;. nbsp; ... Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers. As played by James Mason ... It#39;s high operatic villainy alongside detached throwaway tongue-in-cheek; plus the quot;real menacequot; and his closely guarded suitcase of pain. It#39;s grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich
  • Its STAR WARS For A New Generation, Says Latest GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TV Spot - From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new teammdash;the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvelrsquo;s ldquo;Guardians of the Galaxyrdquo; expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfitsmdash;Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate standmdash;with the galaxyrsquo;s fate in
  • GIVEAWAY: Signed MAX STEEL Comic-Con Collectors Edition Mini Posters - Max Steel fans who visited thenbsp;Max Steel booth at last weekends San Diego Internation Comic-Con not only saw exciting props from the movie, including the public debut of the Max Steel and Dread armored suits, but they were able to grab the signed collectors edition mini poster you see below. The mini poster features scenes and artwork from the film, as well as signatures fromnbsp;Max Steelnbsp;stars Ben Winchell, Ana Villafantilde;e, screenwriter Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark Worldnbsp;and Thor 3, Marvel, DC, Image Comics)nbsp;and director Stewart Hendler (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,nbsp;H+). Thanks to this exclusive giveaway, fans whou couldn#39;t attend can now get in on the action! How do I win?nbsp;It#39;s easy! nbsp;Simply retweet the tweet below and follow @MaxSteelMovie on Twitter. nbsp;It#39;s that simple! We#39;ll draw 5 random winners next week and contact them via Twitter to get the necessary shipping information. Want better odds?nbsp;nbsp;Like CBM on Facebooknbsp;to increase your odds and click the red
  • Great New Batch Of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Stills! - HIT IMAGES TO ENLARGE Marvelrsquo;s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfitsndash;Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic
  • Vin Diesels Groot Takes The Spotlight In New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BTS Video - Mavel and Disney have released new behind-the-scenes footage fornbsp;Guardians of the Galaxy! nbsp;The new b-roll footage highlights Vin Diesel and the voice work he did for Groot. nbsp;Not only did he provide the voice of Groot in english, he alsonbsp;dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian.nbsp; The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe. Guardians of the Galaxynbsp;hits theaters THIS FRIDAY! Read mynbsp;Guardians of the Galaxynbsp;review!!! Read my interview with Dave Bautista / Drax the Destroyer fromnbsp;Guardians of the Galaxy! Read my interview with Michael Rooker / Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy! From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new teammdash;the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel#39;s ldquo;Guardians of
  • EDITORIAL: Have Marvel Studios Spoiled Their Fans? - Greetings all, thanks for taking the time out of your day to read this editorial! This article does contain somenbsp;SPOILERSnbsp;so be warned. Ever since the first Iron Man film, Marvel Studios has built up this repetoir of movies that ended with a stinger scene that would tease things to come. We got confirmation of an Avengers film in Iron Man and a teaser at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, with the other films, excluding Iron Man 2, further setting up the climactic Avengers movie. That was what happened with Phase One, as the series has been dubbed. Those scenes were Marvel#39;s way of keeping fans in nbsp;suspense for what was going to be one of, if not the biggest super hero movie of all time. We passed that. We#39;re in Phase Two now after the massive success of Phase One. What strikes me now however, is that the
  • BOX OFFICE: Latest Tracking Data Indicates A $65M Opening For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Marvel#39;s confidence in Guardians of the Galaxy became clear when they announced that a sequel will follow in 2017, and the latest box office tracking data indicates that they have every right to feel that way! Disney are now projecting an opening of around $65 million, but other analysts believe that the James Gunn movie will reach upwards of $70 million or more. It doesn#39;t have much in the way of competition, and The Avengers effect should still be felt says Dave Hollis, Walt Disney Studiosrsquo; executive vice president of theatrical distribution. quot;There has been a steadiness and momentum with the brand overall that just crescendoed with lsquo;The Avengersrsquo; and the impact of that film continues to bleed into other films.quot;nbsp;Guardians of the Galaxy is set to have the widest August opening ever, debuting innbsp;4,080 theaters, nearly 3,200 of which are in 3D. It#39;s also set to reach over 40 international
  • New Stills From Disneys INTO THE WOODS - nbsp; nbsp; Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the charactersrsquo; wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzelmdash;all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, The Devil Wears Prada, August: Osage County) portrays the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored. Emily Blunt (Looper, The Young Victoria, The Devil Wears Prada) is the Bakerrsquo;s Wife, a childless woman who longs to be a mother. James Corden (Broadwayrsquo;s One Man, Two Guvnors, The Three Musketeers, Gavin
  • Baymax Takes To The Skies In Another International Poster For BIG HERO 6 - With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, ldquo;Big Hero 6rdquo; is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, whorsquo;s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companionmdash;a robot named Baymaxmdash;and a diverse group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes. nbsp; The voice cast ofnbsp;Big Hero 6nbsp;includes T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph, and Jamie Chung, and the movie is currently set to be released in 3D on November 7th, 2014.
  • Even Closer Look At AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Props From San Diego Comic-Con - Marvel#39;snbsp;Avengers: Age of Ultronnbsp;stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015.
  • Chris Hemsworth Talks THOR 3, Relationship With Hulk In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON And More - In the following interview with Collider, Chris Hemsworth talks about the relationship between each of Earth#39;s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron before specifically touching upon the rivalry between Thor and the Hulk. His comments about Ultron and Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are particularly interesting, as is his reveal that he has some time before getting to work on THOR 3. That could be an indication that 2016#39;s second Marvel movie - joining Captain America 3 - is indeed Doctor Strange. What do you think? Sound off with your thoughts and theories in the usual place. Click on the image below to view the video.
  • FEATURE: The 25 Biggest Stories From This Years San Diego Comic-Con - Comic-Con is the busiest time of the year here on CBM, and so it#39;s entirely possible that you may have missed at least some of the biggest stories this past weekend. Overall, It was a hit and miss few days, as on the one hand we got a first look at Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and a possible casting choice for Doctor Strange, while on the other there were no major announcements from either Marvel Studios or Warner Bros. about their upcoming movies. We do have Guardians of the Galaxy 2 of course, not to mention some leaked footage footage from Batman V Superman (which is still live) and some great new trailers and details for the likes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow and The Walking Dead.nbsp;The fact is that both Marvel and Warner Bros. know they can make announcements about their future movies at anytime and
  • First Reactions To TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Are Positive - Some Twitter-users had the luck be at an advanced screening of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES which had been held recently. And if we trust their judgment, the movie will be great. Do yourself a favor and go watch the Ninja Turtle movie when it comes out! #TMNTMovie #warpedtour mdash; Larry Ohh (@LarryOhh) 29. Juli 2014 Warped tour just had the best field trip. #TMNTMovie was petty damn great! mdash; SolBianka (@SunxCity) 29. Juli 2014 #TMNTMOVIE was really good #vegan #vegans #vegansofig #vanswarpedtour #warpedtour #TMNT @ Regalhellip; http://t.co/i7TGv5mz6p mdash; THE PEOPLE#39;S VEGANtrade; (@PEOPLESVEGAN) 29. Juli 2014 Just saw an advanced screening of #TMNTMovie and was shocked at how good it was. Died laughing the entire time mdash; Benjamin Sledge (@SledgeHS) 29. Juli 2014 What do you think? Are you now even hyped more for the film? Leave your thoughts below. The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip
  • Disney Channel GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Promos Offer Exciting Footage And On-Set Interviews - Marvelrsquo;s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfitsndash;Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxyrsquo;s fate in the balance. Marvelrsquo;s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the
  • SIN CITY Star Jessica Alba Sizzles On Maxims September Cover - Jessica Alba, who will reprise her role as Nancy Callahan in the upcoming Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, has stayed quite busy over the years. Since the original film, she#39;s become a mother-of-two, a successful businesswoman, and has managed to squeeze in a few film roles as well. She#39;s also managed to maintain her stunning figure, I guess the saying is true, quot;like a fine wine, she only gets better with age..quot; but is her best still to come? Check out shots from her shoot with Cliff Watts below and catch the video at the bottom from E! Online for anbsp;behind-the-scenes look at her Maxim shoot! This issue will be available in stores August 14. Follow @KingPatel7
  • DOCTOR WHO: Peter Capaldis New Doctor Featured On Latest Entertainment Weekly Cover - quot;Hersquo;s more alien than wersquo;ve seen him for a while,quot; Peter Capaldi told Entertainment Weekly in their latest issue when asked about how his Doctor differs to previous iterations in the next season of Doctor Who. quot;He is less patient with the foibles of human beings.quot; The magazine features interviews with Capaldi, as well as showrunner Steven Moffat and co-star Jenna Coleman. The popular series will return with a feature length episode (titled quot;Deep Breathquot;) on August 23rd.




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  • Top Comic Book Sidekicks -

    BuckyEach comic book has its superstar, the main character, the top dog that stands tall over the rest of the characters as its primary focus. These characters like Captain America, Batman, and Green Arrow are the main thing that drives the storylines along. These heroes are the ones in the spotlight and take on the heavy lifting, but they are often not alone. The sidekick was created to accompany these heroes and provide an added layer of complexity to their already full lives. Check out more in this list of Top Comic Book Sidekicks.

     

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  • Action Lab Comics and Reviews -

    It is always interesting to see the kinds of comic books that come out from the smaller publishers. While I would say the top and more memorable characters are still in The Big Two, it is these small press companies that I think are coming out with the better stories as a whole.  I am very enamored with the creator owned concept and love to see that singular voice coming through a project.

    Action Lab Comics is that kind of small comic book publisher. They hit it big with their highly acclaimed series Princeless and have many other comic books in their stable. One such recent acquisition is Skyward, by Jeremy Dale. I got a chance to review the first in the series as they are relaunching the once self-published comic book. Take a look at my review and see what memories it drug up for this long time fantasy fan.

    I also got a chance to review the Adventure Time Annual #1. It was a pretty cool read with some interesting takes on the Adventure Time universe.

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  • Hound Comics -

    Brimstone and LusciousWhenever I get the chance to attend a comic book convention, I'm always on the lookout for talent and things that are new to the comic book industry. New publishers, creators, companies, you name it, I love seeing new stuff. When I went to Wizard World: Portland, I ran into a group of guys from Hound Comics, a young comic book publisher that had a lot of different products and some interesting characters to boot. I spoke with CEO and ex professional wrestler Brimstone for a bit and took home some items from their booth.

    Hound Comics is the sort of place a lot of independent publishers should take note of as they embody the spirit of the entrepreneur like none I've seen recently. Not only do they have a line of comics based off of his wrestling persona, but also a other creator owned comic books, a food line, apparel, and a slate of other products. I got the chance to interview Hound Comics and got some insight into the mind behind the publishing company and was excited to peek behind the veil and see how things tick at Hound Comics. Check out the interview with Brimstone, CEO of Hound Entertainment Group.

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  • New Image Titles -

    Ten GrandIt would seem a lot of creators are turning to Image Comics to get their visions out into the hands of comic book fans. I have seen a bevy of high profile creator owned series coming out of Image and it is really great to see. Joe's Comics has restarted and their first comic book out is Ten Grand, written by Straczynski himself and illustrated by Ben Templesmith. The duo really hit the mark for me and I thoroughly enjoyed what looks to be the first in a good slate of comic books coming out of this new Image imprint. Another comic I got a chance to sink my teeth into was Chin Music by Steve Niles and Tony Harris. It was very interesting to see two comic books combining the whole occult/crime thing and the two took very divergent paths. I enjoyed them both and look forward to the comic books Image will be putting out.

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  • Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation -

    Did you know that the website Kickstarter.com is the second largest graphic novel publisher in the U.S. according to Publishers Weekly? It beats out DC in terms of revenue off of these graphic novels and is only just behind Marvel. The term "publisher" is a bit loose here in that the company isn't directly responsible for the final product, but the proof that so many comics are created now through Kickstarter is astounding and awesome!

    I've been able to talk to a couple of creators about the Kickstarting process in The Only Living Boy and Rumpus on the Run and the whole concept is exhilarating to think about the avenues that are open for creators to make comic books nowadays. Apparently the process isn't that new as according to Kickstarter, even the likes of Beethoven used a form of crowdsourcing to fund his works. Check out if Kickstarter is right for you and how you can take advantage of this great new concept.

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  • Jess Smart Smiley Kickstarter Interview - Rumpus On The Run -

    Rumpus On The RunKickstarter is such an interesting new avenue for creators. With the right idea, pitch, and networking you can fund just about anything. Order Of The Stick funded a republishing drive and raised over 1.5 million dollars. Penny Arcade raised funds to remove advertising from their website and received over 500 thousand dollars. Now most campaigns are much smaller and won't bring in this kind of money, but for a small press comic book, not a lot can be needed. I got a chance to sit with a creator that has been on the Kickstarting ride with his latest endeavor Rumpus On The Run and right now his project is funded for the softcover version of the book, but Jess Smart Smiley also has dreams to bring his book to hardcover status. There is just a few days to go so be sure to head over this his Kickstarter Campaign first, then over the interview I did with Smiley about the process, his latest work, and kicsktarting comics.

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  • Wizard World Portland Comic Con In Review -

    WWPDXI was really glad I got the chance to go to the Wizard World Portland Comic Con. It was the first time the con was conducted in Stumptown, my hometown of Portland, Oregon. That's Or-e-gun all smoothed together in one go and not Or-ee-gone as out of towners like to say. Although there were some things I found concerning, overall it was a smashing success that this town truly embraced. Take a look at a review of Wizard World Portland to see what was great and what could use some work on for next year. If you are interested in going next year, and I would recommend it, Wizard is doing a special promotion that will work until Monday Feb 25th at Noon. Use the code Portland2013 to get a special discount on next year's entrance to Wizard World Portland Comic Con.

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  • First Day Of Wizard World Portland Comic Con -

    Lou FerrignoThe Wizard World Portland Comic Con was in full effect today in Portland, Oregon and the convention floor was hopping with fans, creators, and celebrities. It is odd that this hasn't happened sooner as Portland is actually one of the largest comics town in the USA. Many creators such as Bendis and Busiek make their home in this area and there are many publishers like Dark Horse, Top Shelf, and Oni here as well. Don't forget that the statue company Bowen Designs resides were to!. This is a great place for comic books and has a great indy convention in the Stumptown Comics Fest, but Wizard World is going for a large scale feel and I think they have a good start. It was interesting that there was a lack of publishers showcasing here and it might be that the Emerald City Comic Con is next weekend in Seattle, WA. Either way I had a good time and met some new people. More to come.

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  • Heading to Wizard World Portland -

    Well it looks like I will be able to attend Wizard World Portland this year and will be heading down for a couple of days of fun at the Oregon Convention Center. I am curious to see what happens as there is something of a duel happening in Portland between Wizard World and Rose City Comic-Con. Wizard World has had something of a bad rap at times and Rose City is partnering with Emerald City Comic Con to partner in running their convention. I hope to see how they handle Portland and if the convention can be the kind of convention this city could use. I will report back with my findings and see just what it has in store.

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  • Superheroes For Hospice Interview -

    Comic book charities are a very cool thing in my mind as they merge something that we love with a good cause. There are many great comic book charities out there right now and one of them is Superheroes for Hospice. This event is a mini-convention where fans can come and get comic books on the cheap. All the profits go to the hospice and help those in need in the New Jersey area. This gives comic collectors another way to get rid of unwanted comic books as the donations they use to stock the event are tax deductible. I got a chance to interview the man behind the curtains, Spiro Ballas, who gave me the skinny on what the hospice does and how you can help others through comic books.

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    As much as it focuses on the underbelly of the world, Kincaid is also a tale of one man's self-becoming and personal empowerment, creating a rich and original comic book experience.

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    This new version features Lieve Jerger's brilliant coloring and a brand new cover.

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    Cousin Joey is back and featured in the silly, surreal, underground of Tugger Comix and Burnt Out Comix where the world is a pressure cooker but there are ways to getting out of it. Weird. Funny. Silly.

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    Violence shall begat violence.

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    Get ready for amazing superhero action and adventure as the premiere issue of THE COSMIC SAMARITAN takes flight!

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    After returning to the outside world, Kyle is overwhelmed by waves of crippling agoraphobia. Climbing into his greatest invention, Professor Burden himself becomes his most diabolical and twisted creation.