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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.



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  • SUPERNATURAL Season 10, Episode 4 Promo; Paper Moon - WEREWOLF KATE RETURNS - A recent string of werewolf attacks points to a surprising culprit ndash; Kate (guest star Britni Sheridan), the werewolf Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) let live. Jeannot Szwarc directed the episode written by Adam Glass.
  • Um, Why Is There A Tank On The ANT-MAN Set? - nbsp; Tank on the Antman set. Too cool A photo posted by @jamesdandrea87nbsp;on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:30pm PDT nbsp; #antman is filming near us! This is the PYM Technologies building.. #atlanta #movies #hollywoodofthesouth A photo posted by ajayinthea (@ajayinthea)nbsp;on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:41am PDT ANT-MAN - Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Marvel#39;s quot;Ant-Manquot; hits theaters July 17, 2015. It is being directed by Peyton Reed from a script by Adam McKay and Edgar Wright. The cast: Evangeline Lilly will play Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Corey Stoll will play Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, the antagonist
  • Rocket Gamora Concept Art For Marvels GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Concept Art by Andy Park 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 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
  • CONFIRMED Date Of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer Debut Finally Revealed - There have been all sorts of reports about when we#39;ll see the first trailer for 2015#39;snbsp;Avengers: Age of Ultron. It being attached to Interstellar seemed like the most likely prediction, but an official date was finally revealed just moments after tonight#39;s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. went off the air.nbsp; Have you figured it out yet? That#39;s right, the first trailer for the follow-up to Joss Whedon#39;s The Avengers (which earned over $1.5 billion at the box office in 2012) will air during next week#39;s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Don#39;t be surprised if Marvel don#39;t reveal exactly which commerical break it will be shown during, but the last seems like a pretty safe bet when you think about it! Of course, it should be online immediately after, officially or otherwise. Hopefully we#39;ll get some teasers and possibly even a poster over the next seven days as Marvel Studios finally start their promotional
  • New Set Of CONSTANTINE Cast Promotional Photos - Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series quot;Hellblazer,quot; seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) specializes in giving hell... hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he#39;s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths), the daughter of one of Constantine#39;s oldest friends, he#39;s reluctantly thrust back into the fray - and he#39;ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it#39;s revealed that Liv#39;s quot;second sightquot; - an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences - is a threat to a mysterious new evil that#39;s rising in the shadows. Now it#39;s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So,
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.EL.D. Season 2, Episode 6 Promo; A Fractured House - ldquo;A Fractured Houserdquo; ndash; The world turns against S.H.I.E.L.D. when Hydra impersonates them to attack The United Nations, and an unexpected enemy leads the charge to bring about their downfall, on ldquo;Marvelrsquo;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,rdquo; Tuesday, October 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. nbsp; ldquo;Marvelrsquo;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.rdquo; stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter. nbsp; Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Alphonso ldquo;Mackrdquo; Mackenzie, Adrian Pasdar as General Glenn Talbot, Tim Dekay as Senator Christian Ward, Falk Hentschel as Marcus Scarlotti, Joe Marinelli as Adamo Dioli, Liberte Chan as international reporter, Parisa Fakhri as Senatorrsquo;s aide, Michael Enright as Julien Beckers, Melanie Cruz as Agent
  • Meet Captain Cold In THE FLASH Season 1, Episode 4 Promo; Going Rogue - The Flash (Grant Gustin) stops a robbery but the culprits get away after shooting a guard, and The Flash chooses to save the man instead of following the criminals. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) shows Barry a book of suspects and Barry identifies Leonard Snart (guest star Wentworth Miller, ldquo;Prison Breakrdquo;) as the leader of the group.nbsp;While investigating the case, Barry gets a surprise visit from an old friend ndash; Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards, ldquo;Arrowrdquo;), who heard about his new abilities and came to check them out for herself. She joins him at S.T.A.R. Labs to help stop Snart after itrsquo;s revealed that Snart his gotten his hands on a stolen ldquo;cold gun,rdquo; which could kill The Flash.nbsp;Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) is furious when he finds out that Cisco (Carlos Valdes) built the cold gun without telling anyone and now itrsquo;s missing. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is getting the silent treatment
  • Arsenal And Nyssa al Ghul Featured In ARROW Season 3, Episode 4 Stills; The Magician - NYSSA RETURNS TO STARLING CITY, RArsquo;S AL GHUL MAKES HIS ENTRANCE mdash; A furious Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) confronts Oliver (Stephen Amell) about Sara. When Oliver learns Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is alive, he suspects Merlyn killed Sara. Oliver and Nyssa join forces and go after the Dark Archer, intent on bringing Sararsquo;s killer to justice. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) keeps her distance from Nyssa, as she blames her sisterrsquo;s death on her involvement with the League of Assassins. Meanwhile, Oliver and Roy (Colton Haynes) work on repairing their respective relationships with Thea (Willa Holland), who has returned home. Nyssa discusses Oliver with her father, Rarsquo;s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable). John Behring directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle amp; Marc Guggenheim (#304).
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: New Look At Bobbi Morse; Marvel Tease An Announcement - Below is a new still from tonight#39;s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., giving us another glimpse at a fairly smug looking Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki). In addition, Marvel have teased a special announcement after tonight#39;s episode. What could it be? You#39;ll have to tune in to find out. She#39;s beautiful, deadly, amp; the Security Chief for Hydra. Meet Bobbi Morse TONIGHT at 9|8c on Marvel#39;s #AgentsofSHIELD pic.twitter.com/FBlWGnFV3N mdash; Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) October 21, 2014 quot;A Hen in the Wolf Housequot; - Coulson#39;s team is up against the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse--Security Chief for Hydra. Meanwhile, Skye#39;s father forces Raina to reunite him with his daughter at any cost, on quot;Marvel#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,quot; Tuesday, October 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. quot;Marvel#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.quot; stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as
  • POLL: How Do You Feel About Ezra Miller Playing The Big Screen Version Of THE FLASH - The response to Ezra Miller being cast as The Flash has been vocal to say the least. Some fans believe he#39;s completely wrong for the role due to the fact he shares very few similarities with the Barry Allen from the comic books, while others would have preferred to see the small scren Flash (Grant Gustin) get the chance to speed onto the big screen. The casting appeared to come out of nowhere, though Miller#39;s physical similarities to Adam Driver (who was said to be up for the role of Nightwing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before picking Star Wars Episode VII) could mean that the actor playing The Fastest Man Alive was being decided on long before we even realised!nbsp; Anyone who has seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower or We Need to Talk About Kevin will know that Miller is an incredible actor, and there#39;s no denying
  • Ray Fisher On BATMAN v SUPERMAN And CYBORG; Didnt Know He Was Getting A Solo Movie - Ray Fisher will be making his DC cinematic debut innbsp;the Man of Steel follow up, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although he will only play a minor role in Zack Snyder#39;s sequel, Fisher#39;s character Cyborg/ Victor Stone will then be receiving a spin off movie in 2020. EW spoke to the actor recently in the wake up Warner Brothers and DCs upcoming film slate announcement. #39;I didn#39;t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character,quot;nbsp;he recalls,nbsp; #39;When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific in formation, I found out then and there. I didn#39;t think I#39;d be getting my own stand alone film.#39;nbsp; Funnily enough, the actor only found out from producersnbsp;he was getting his own solo movie a few hours before the line up was publicly released. In typical fashion, the actor remained hush when pushed
  • Multiplex (THE FLASH) Arsenal (ARROW) Concept Art - BARRY HAS FUN WITH HIS NEW POWERS BUT A SETBACK MAKES HIM QUESTION HIS ABILITY TO BE A HERO mdash; Barry (Grant Gustin) escorts Iris (Candice Patton) to a university gathering honoring scientist Simon Stagg (guest star William Sadler). When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a manrsquo;s life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him. As Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) scramble to find out whatrsquo;s wrong with Barry, Joe (Jesse Martin) comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasnrsquo;t six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black (guest star Michael Christopher Smith), who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the ldquo;red streak.rdquo;
  • See More Of Captain Cold In THE FLASH Season 1, Episode 4 Stills; Going Rogue - The Flash (Grant Gustin) stops a robbery but the culprits get away after shooting a guard, and The Flash chooses to save the man instead of following the criminals. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) shows Barry a book of suspects and Barry identifies Leonard Snart (guest star Wentworth Miller, ldquo;Prison Breakrdquo;) as the leader of the group.nbsp;While investigating the case, Barry gets a surprise visit from an old friend ndash; Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards, ldquo;Arrowrdquo;), who heard about his new abilities and came to check them out for herself. She joins him at S.T.A.R. Labs to help stop Snart after itrsquo;s revealed that Snart his gotten his hands on a stolen ldquo;cold gun,rdquo; which could kill The Flash.nbsp;Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) is furious when he finds out that Cisco (Carlos Valdes) built the cold gun without telling anyone and now itrsquo;s missing. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is getting the silent treatment
  • FAST FURIOUS 7 And THE CONJURING Director James Wan Lined Up For DC Comics Movie - Though it#39;s not confirmed, it appears as if James Wan is being lined up to helm one of the upcoming DC Comics movies for Warner Bros., and it sounds as if it might just be Shazam! That#39;s an assumption on our part, but his relationship with New Line and the fact that he#39;s worked with Dwayne quot;The Rockquot; Johnson (a.k.a. Black Adam) on Fast amp; Furious 7 could be another hint. Deadline broke the news in their piece about Wan coming back to helm The Conjuring 2, and quote New Line President and CCO Toby Emmerich as saying, quot;New Line has always been a big believer in great filmmakers emerging from the horror genre, and he has the potential to grow like Frank Darabont did, from writing A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 to writing and directing The Shawshank Redemption. James will make an important movie for New Line and Warner
  • THE WALKING DEAD International Four Walls And A Roof Promos - Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the grouprsquo;s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive. Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt themhellip; After all theyrsquo;ve seen, all theyrsquo;ve done, all theyrsquo;ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost... Who do they become? The Walking Dead stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey
  • Disney Lost JOHN CARTER Rights; Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Plan More Films - There#39;s no doubt that Disney had high-expectations for John Carter when they bestowed a hefty budget upon Andrew Stanton#39;s 2010 sci-fi/adventure film. Now for most films earning nearly $300M at the worldwide box office would be deemed a success but the production budget was nearly as much as its earning. And remember, that#39;s just the production costs. When all was said and done Disney said that the film cost them a whopping $200M. Geesh! That put the kibosh on any further tales of John Carter. Director Andrew Stanton was so oppomistic that he had title cards made for potential sequels: quot;Gods of Marsquot; and quot;Warlords of Mars.quot; Now Disney has allowed the rights to John Carter to revert back to the Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. and they plan to try once again to create a movie franchise out of the material. President of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., James Sullos, issued the
  • UPDATE: The CW Gives THE FLASH A Full Season Order - Just announced: full season orders for @CW_TheFlash and @CWJaneTheVirgin! mdash; The CW PR (@TheCW_PR) October 21, 2014 It#39;s official! As you can see from the Tweet above, The Flash has been given a full season order over at The CW. That means it will run (no pun intended) for a full 22-episodes, just like Arrow.nbsp; quot;We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with THE FLASH launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and JANE THE VIRGIN recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country,quot; The CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement released earlier today announcing the news. quot;Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and THE FLASH and JANE have both exceeded our expectations on all
  • New Clip From CONSTANTINE Season 1, Episode 1; Non Est Asylum - Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series quot;Hellblazer,quot; seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) specializes in giving hell... hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he#39;s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths), the daughter of one of Constantine#39;s oldest friends, he#39;s reluctantly thrust back into the fray - and he#39;ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it#39;s revealed that Liv#39;s quot;second sightquot; - an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences - is a threat to a mysterious new evil that#39;s rising in the shadows. Now it#39;s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So,
  • WB Developing Live-Action STATIC SHOCK Series - Warner nbsp;Bros.#39; new digital division, named Blue Ribbon Content, just unveiled an impressive slate of digital programming that includes a number of interesting projects. nbsp;According to The Hollywood Reporter, there#39;s another Mortal Kombat digital series in the works, the animated Justice League series from Bruce Timm and a live-action Static Shock series from writer-producer-director Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained). nbsp;nbsp; Static Shock mdash; Writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin (Best Picture Oscar nominee for producing Django Unchained) leads the creative team behind a live-action adaptation of Static Shock, featuring the African-American super hero Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins. Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the original Static Shock animated series) is collaborating with




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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.