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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 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

  • I Aint Afraid of No Dough! Krispy Kreme to Sell ‘Ghostbusters’ Themed Doughnuts - In celebration of today#39;s release of Ghostbusters 30th and Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Editions on Blu-ray, Krispy Kreme has announced that they are introducing two marshmallow filled Ghostbusters-themed donuts for customers to enjoy.nbsp; The Ghostbusters donut will feature white icing, a green splat inspired by the filmrsquo;s very own Slimer, and a ldquo;Ghostbustersrdquo; sugar piece. The Stay Puft Marshmallow donut will be adorned with white icing, the Marshmallow Man#39;s face and a sugar hat. ldquo;We are truly excited to collaborate with Sony Pictures in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the iconic lsquo;Ghostbustersrsquo; brand,rdquo; saidnbsp;Dwayne Chambers, Krispy Kremersquo;s chief marketing and innovations officer. ldquo;And we are delighted to bring our fans two delicious, limited-edition treats that are as unique, creative and joyful as this beloved film franchise.rdquo; These limited edition donuts will be available starting Sept. 29 through Oct. 31 at U.S. and Canada Krispy Kreme locations. You can preorder five dozen now at
  • Watch The Opening Scene From AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D S2.01: Shadows - Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources--but that#39;s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Watch quot;Marvel#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,quot; on the ABC Television Network. Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso quot;Mackquot; Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle quot;Izzyquot; Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden. Agents Of
  • The CW Unveils Cast Photos For THE FLASH - After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only ldquo;meta-humanrdquo; who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion mdash; and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it wonrsquo;t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has becomehellip;The Flash. nbsp; nbsp; Starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen,nbsp;The Flashnbsp;will premiere on the CW on October 7th! The pilot was well-received after being shown at
  • Comic-Con Trailer For ANT-MAN Gets Fan-Storyboarded - Before principal photography onnbsp;Ant-Man commenced last month, a teaser for the Peyton Reed- directed adaptation was screened exclusively for Marvel Studios#39; Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. While Disney has managed to keep a lid on any video recordings, audio of the footage for both Ant-Man andnbsp;Avengers: Age of Ultron somehow popped up online last month. Fortunately, after tackling thenbsp;Comic-Con trailer for The Avengers sequel, Youtuber Jahaziel Brito has used the leakednbsp;audio and his photographic memory to provide visuals, via storyboards, of what Marvel screened for its nbsp;first quot;Phase 3quot; movie.nbsp;Thanks to Superhero Movie News, check it out below! Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang
  • David Fincher Finds Superhero Films Dull Explains His 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA - In a rather candid interview with Playboy the director of The Social Network and Fight Club discussed his plans to adapt Jules Verne#39;s classic novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. A film that was nixed because Fincher and Disney could not agree on the cast. FINCHER: Dude, it was fucking cool. It was smart and crazy entertaining, with the Nautilus crew fighting every kind of gigantic Ray Harryhausen thing. But it also had this riptide to it. We were doing Osama bin Nemo, a Middle Eastern prince from a wealthy family who has decided that white imperialism is evil and should be resisted. The notion was to put kids in a place where theyrsquo;d say, ldquo;I agree with everything he espouses. I take issue with his meansmdash;or his ends.rdquo; I really wanted to do it, but in the end I didnrsquo;t have the stomach lining for it. A lot of people flourish
  • New ARROW Stills Highlight The Arrow, Arsenal, Count Vertigo, Ray Palmer And More - In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen ndash; not as long as the city needs The Arrow. nbsp; Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, and John Barrowman,nbsp;Arrownbsp;will air on Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW with season three set to premiere on October 8th. Are you guys excited?
  • Nick Tarabay Joins ARROW Season 3 As Captain Boomerang - Another major DC supervillian will make his live-action debut on the CW#39;s third season of Arrow. According to Entertainment Weekly, Spartacus#39; Nick Tarabay (who also appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness) has signed on to play Aussie nutcase, Captain Boomerang. The character is normally more of a thorn in Barry Allen#39;s side, but it seems we#39;ll be getting the best of both worlds as Tarabay is expected to debut as Boomerang in episode 7, and then also appear in episode 8 which will be the Flash crossover ep. For the purposes of the show quot;Harkness will be a former A.R.G.U.S operative, highly skilled in martial arts and espionage, with a deadly thirst for vengeance against his former employers.quot; The Flash debuts Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Arrow returns for its third season on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
  • Three New TV Spots For GOTHAM Feature Even More Action-Packed Footage - Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime worldrsquo;s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordonrsquo;s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the worldrsquo;s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them ndash; the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. nbsp; Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor,nbsp;Sean Pertwee, Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, David Zayas, and Jada Pinkett Smith,nbsp;Gothamnbsp;will premiere on FOX on September 22nd. Are you guys looking forward to
  • James DArcy Joins AGENT CARTER As (Presumably) Jarvis - As previously reported, we#39;ll be meeting the original, human version of Jarvis in Marvel#39;s Agent Carter. Though he#39;s not mentioned by name, Variety report that British actor James D#39;Arcy has signed on to star as Howard Stark#39;s (we still don#39;t know if Dominic Cooper will reprise that role) butler in Marvel#39;s upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger spin-off series. This will almost certainly be Edwin Jarvis, who served as The Avengers faithful butler in the comics, but was replaced by Paul Bettany#39;s AI version for the movies. The site don#39;t elaborate any further though, simply stating that he#39;ll be an ally of Hayley Atwell#39;s Peggy Carter. D#39;Arcy was last seen as the villain in Letrsquo;s Be Cops, and he#39;ll also have a role in Warner Bros.#39; upcoming sci-fi flick, Jupiter Ascending.
  • DC Comics And Fox Now Developing A Series Starring SANDMAN Character LUCIFER - According to Deadline, Fox have given a pilot commitment to Lucifer, withnbsp;Californication creator and executive producernbsp;Tom Kapinos attached to develop the project for DC Comics and Warner Bros. The character was a supporting player in Neil Gaiman#39;s Sandman (which Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer are currently trying to bring to the big screen), but he would later get his own pretty popular spin-off. The site adds that the TV series which Kapinos is also writing, quot;centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.quot; This Fall will see Arrow, Constantine, The Flash and Gotham all on TV, with Supergirl and a Nightwing led Titans series also on the way. Lucifer#39;s adventures have taken place on Earth, Heaven and in a number of other
  • SUPERHEROSTUFF: 15th Anniversary Sale - Day 7 Has STAR WARS And STAR TREK Discounted! - Holy Cow! It#39;s been 15 years since we opened our virtual doors to the superhero fans of the world! To celebrate we#39;re having a HUGE 15 Day Sale with the following offers:nbsp; 15% Off Everythingnbsp;when you use codenbsp;TIMELINE15nbsp;at checkout!nbsp;Shop Now raquo;nbsp; DAILY DEALS:nbsp;Every day we#39;ll be offering hundreds of tees and accessories featuring your favorite heroes and villains!nbsp;Shop Now raquo;
  • UPDATE: Stuntmobile Returns To BATMAN v SUPERMAN Set; Explosive Gotham Gas Photos - I know @treinman already posted a picture of the twins but they were too cool! #BatmanvSuperman mdash; Tim Malin (@D3T0N8R) September 16, 2014 They wouldn#39;t let @treinman nor I take the billboard home so we had to settle for some photos. #BatmanvSuperman mdash; Tim Malin (@D3T0N8R) September 16, 2014 Bang! Pow! KA-BOOM!!! @treinman and I knew they#39;d blow one of #39;em up! #BatmanvSuperman mdash; Tim Malin (@D3T0N8R) September 16, 2014 So, nothing too revealing here, but the fact that they#39;re utilising a number of stunt Batmobiles shows that the vehicle will obviously see a lot of action in this movie, and the state of that truck might just be a sign that Gotham City is about to get as messed up as Metropolis was in Man of Steel! Remember, the first official image of the Batmobile can be found by clicking here. UPDATE: We now have a new video of the Batmobile in action on
  • Anthony Daniels On Reprising The Role Of C-3PO In STAR WARS EPISODE VII - They#39;ve appeared in each of the Star Wars movies and Episode VII will be no exception as C-3PO and R2-D2 return for the J.J. Abrams helmed follow-up to Return of the Jedi. While the movie will be making good use of Andy Serkis#39; performance capture studio The Imaginarium, Anthony Daniels has confirmed that he will be once again suiting up as the fan-favourite droid despite the fact that he was initially offered just a voice-over role in the highly anticipated movie which drops on December 18th, 2015. The British actors makes some very interesting points here about why it#39;s important to have him in the suit rather than relying on special effects, though it does sound as if he#39;s grateful for technological advances which have made the suit far more comfortable. The full interview can be found over at Entertainment Weekly. Share your thoughts on all of this below! I will tell
  • Dinobots VFX Featurette - TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - nbsp; TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of historyhellip; while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. TRANSFORMERS 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release on June 27th, 2014!
  • UPDATE! Deleted Harley Quinn Scene From ARROW Season 2; Plus, 3 More - Skip to the 1:25 Mark - Harley Quinn Deleted Scene Shared from yesredberriesthings using Embeddlr download/iPhone Billionaire archery enthusiast Oliver Queen returns for another season of hard-hitting action in Starling City. Sworn to fight crime and corruption in his city, Arrow (aka The Hood) mdash; with the help of the tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle mdash; narrowly averts the rich and powerfulrsquo;s ldquo;Undertakingrdquo; to cleanse the city of its most desperate citizens. But Oliver finds his crusade complicated by his emotional connections to friends and family, as the Queen family still trades on secrets that conflict with the Arrowrsquo;s agenda. Oliverrsquo;s return also affects the love of his life, Laurel Lance, and he must somehow find a balance between being there for her as Oliver Queen, while being there for Starling City as the Arrow. The Dark Archer rocked Oliver Queenrsquo;s world in the first
  • New AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Promo Image Asks What Will Become Of Jemma Simmons - Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources--but that#39;s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Watch quot;Marvel#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,quot; on the ABC Television Network. Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso quot;Mackquot; Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle quot;Izzyquot; Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden. Agents Of
  • Deathstroke Dances In The Hilarious Gag Reel For Season Two Of ARROW - After being marooned on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern audience, the Arrow is not a superhero but a hero--every bit as dangerous as the criminals he#39;s hunting. After suffering unimaginable ordeals on the island, the former fun-loving Oliver Queen returns to Starling City a new man.nbsp;Determined to deliver justice to those who have corrupted his city, Oliver (aka The Hood)--with the help of tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle--narrowly averts the rich and powerful#39;s quot;Undertakingquot; to cleanse the city of its most desperate citizens. But Oliver#39;s crusade is complicated by his emotional connections to friends and family, as the Queen family still trades on secrets that conflict with the Arrow#39;s agenda. Oliver#39;s
  • GOTG: Another Couple Of Deleted Scenes Featured Model Simara Dixon - Another small bit cut from the film featured Simara Dixon as a girl Quill flirted with directly after saying goodbye to Bereet and then later stopped for a moment in his mall battle with Rocket, Groot, and Gamora to flirt with again. But Simara was also very important to #GotG because she was one of the models we experimented with different alien skin tones on and she was the first one I felt like we nailed it on - that her blue skin looked like blue skin up close and not like face paint. We soon discovered blue was much easier to master than some other colors... especially green, which was, as luck would have it, far and away the most difficult. We also found different skin colors worked better on certain types of faces - and Simara#39;s distinct model bone structure was perfect. We cut her bit primarily for pacing
  • New Promo Image And Still From CONSTANTINE Featuring Matt Ryan - 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,
  • Meryl Streeps Witch Stars On First Theatrical Poster For Disneys INTO THE WOODS - Walt Disney Studios has released the first theatrical poster from their upcoming Broadway adaptation, Into The Woods. The film, which is a modern twist on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, boasts quite an impressive cast highlighted by Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), James Corden (Begin Again), Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Chris Pine (Star Trek), and Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean). The film will hit theaters everywhere Christmas Day, you can check out the poster below: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

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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 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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