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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

  • Aaaaaand Yet Another TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TV Spot Hits - quot;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.quot; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It stars Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and opens August 8.
  • The Inquisitors Lightsaber Skills In First STAR WARS REBEL Clip - The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it#39;s clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire. Voice Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Vanessa Marshall, Jason Isaacs, David Oyelowo and Billy Dee Williams.
  • TMNT Filmmakers Want Some Familiar Faces For The Sequel - Many fans were disappointed when they heard Hockey mask-wearing vigilante (and potential love interest for April O#39;Neil) Casey Jones wouldn#39;t be appearing in the Michael Bay produced TMNT reboot, but, as you can tell from the article thumbnail, he#39;s one if the characters the filmmakers would liked to have included -- the others being Shredder#39;s mutated henchmen from the cartoon series, Bebop and Rocksteady. While chatting with Screenrant, Jonathan Liebesman and Brad Fuller don#39;t reveal specific plans for any potential sequel, but apparently Fuller was quot;very clear that Platinum Dunes wants to utilize existing franchise characters ndash; should they get the chance to make further live-action TMNT movies.quot; Fuller: Wersquo;re just finishing the movie but we all wish that we could put everything into the movie. We all have other characters that we wish we could have had in this movie. Liebesman: Casey Jones. Fuller: Casey Jones. Bebop and Rocksteady. We had those conversations
  • SDCC 14: Plenty Of New Footage Featured In STAR WARS REBELS A Look Ahead Preview - quot;Star Wars Rebelsquot; continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. Executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman. The series is
  • Another Wave Of Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Hit - Critics are hooked on a feeling after watching Guardians of the Galaxy, with CBM#39;s Nate Best calling it a, quot;sci-fi romp through the galactic Wild West with a group of characters that you wonrsquo;t want to endquot;, and a number of UK based publications like Empire and Total Film having nothing but good things to say. Now, all of the Hollywood trades have weighed in with their opinions, and you can find a round-up of reviews from those and a number of other sites below. It sounds like Marvel Studios have another winner on their hands with James Gunn#39;s biggest movie to date, and while its box office performance remains to be seen, a sequel being announced on Saturday at Comic-Con perhaps wouldn#39;t be too surprising! What do you guys think of these reviews?nbsp; Possibly one of the funniest (and strangest) Marvel movies yet, James Gunn and his cast deliver an infinitely
  • COMICS: Marvel Announces AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON Original Graphic Novel For 2015 - Rick Remender andnbsp;Jerome Opentilde;a received almost unanimous critical acclaim for their run on Uncanny X-Force and they will be reteaming next year for original graphic novel, Avengers: Rage of Ultron. The book was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con today and is being lined up for an April 2015 release to coincide with Joss Whedon#39;s Avengers: Age of Ultron. It is set in continuity, and Remender was quick to point out how excited he is to be reteaming with Opentilde;a and colourist Dean White. quot;Jerome is a nutjob. He#39;s a lunatic. I#39;ve been working with him for a decade, and it#39;s so great to be back with him. The storytelling comes first, and the absolute labor he puts into it. An OGN is perfect for him. It#39;s literally the work of his life, and to be teamed back up with Jerome and Dean is so great.quot; Will you guys be picking
  • New Trailer: Documentary On Tim Burtons SUPERMAN LIVES - Earlier today, the first full-length trailer for Jon Schnepp#39;s documentary, quot;The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?quot; debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and now it has been released. The Kickstarter funded documentary will try to explain why Tim Burton#39;s Superman film never made it out of pre-production. If you#39;re not familiar with this tale, let me give you the gist. In 1993, Warner Bros. purchased the film rights to Superman because of the renewed interest in the property following quot;The Death of Supermanquot; comic book story arc. Jon Peters was the executive producer and he was focused on making a Superman film that was family-friendly as well as toy-friendly. Several writers were brough in, but in time their scripts were rejected. One of them was Kevin Smith, who tells a laugh-out-loud quot;Giant Spiderquot; account of this moment in his life with Jon Peters. Smith was let go when Tim Burton was brought
  • SDCC 14: First TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Footage - nbsp; (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = //connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, script, facebook-jssdk)); Post by TRANSFORMERS. Transformers: Robots in Disguise place years after ldquo;Transformers Prime,rdquo; when Bumblebee is summoned to save Earth from a new faction of Decepticons and assembles a rogue team of young Autobots that includes a rebel bad boy bot, an elite guard cadet, a bombastic Dinobot and hyperactive Mini-Con to capture their new enemies. Each new bot is a fully capable action hero but inexperienced in working together in a team, forcing Bumblebee to become both squad leader and coach, Hasbro said. The show will feature voice actors such as Darren Criss, Constance Zimmer, Mitchell Whitfield and Ted McGinley. Also from the article: quot;[the] creative team includes kids programming vets Jeff Kline (ldquo;Transformers Primerdquo;) as executive producer; producer Adam Beechen (ldquo;The Adventures of Chuck and Friendsrdquo;);
  • New SIN CITY 2 Posters With Rosario Dawson Bruce Willis - Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller#39;s visually stunning quot;Sin Cityquot; graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller#39;s classic stories with new tales, the town#39;s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller#39;s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER#39;S SIN CITY. Jessica Alba; Powers Boothe; Josh Brolin; Rosario Dawson; Joseph Gordon - Levitt; Eva Green; Dennis Haysbert; Stacy Keach; Jaime King; Ray Liotta; Jeremy Piven; Mickey Rourke; Bruce Willis Directed By Frank Miller amp; Robert Rodriguez * Written By Frank Miller
  • Joss Whedon Says There Are Four Prominent Female Roles In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - So, that#39;s Black Widow, Maria Hill, Scarlet Witch, and...who could be the fourth? It#39;s an intriguing detail, and with Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel rumoured to make her big screen debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron, could she be the fourth? Well, when HeyUGuys asked writer and director Joss Whedon exactly that, he remained coy, but did say that the character is one of his favourites. Who do you guys think it could be? Be sure to check out the interview in full above, and then head on over to the site for more of Qamp;A#39;s with the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy!
  • Mark Hamill Sports Epic Jedi Beard; Talks STAR WARS VII, Harrison Fords Accident More - Speaking to the BBC in London where Star Wars: Episode VII is shooting, Mark Hamill (and his quot;contractually obligated beardquot;) discuss his return to the iconic role of Luke Skywalker. The actor praises the new cast, and reveals what an unexpected joy it was for him to return to the Star Wars universe. He also reveals that he wasn#39;t on set for Harrison Ford#39;s accident, but he hears he#39;s doing fine. Click on the image below to check out the video interview.
  • PIXELS: Peter Dinklage With A Mullet Introduces BTS Footage (Video) - Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters ndash; including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipedereg;, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders ndash; will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus.nbsp; The film will be released on May 15, 2015. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.nbsp; President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, #39;80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.nbsp; Monaghan plays the team#39;s unique weapons specialist.nbsp;
  • SHAZAM or BLACK ADAM? Dwayne The Rock Johnson Continues To Tease His DC Comics Role - Someone#39;s gonna get it.. pic.twitter.com/eH7GzWxx0u mdash; Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 24, 2014 Dwayne quot;The Rockquot; Johnson pretty much said outright that he#39;ll be playing Shazam at some point in the very near future during an interview for Hercules earlier this week, but he has now seemingly confirmed the speculation which followed via his official Twitter account. Cleverly, he doesn#39;t actually reveal whether it#39;ll be Shazam or Black Adam that he#39;s signed up to star as for DC Comics and Warner Bros., though the latter is a character he has most often expressed interest in in the past. Either way, this is pretty exciting, and with a tease like this it wouldn#39;t be at all surprising for it to be made 100% official at the studio#39;s panel at this weekend#39;s San Diego Comic-Con...
  • New Official Image Of Ben Affleck Suited Up In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - The filmmakers wanted to include this new cinematic version of the Dark Knight in the anniversary mosaic so it could be discovered by fans! The cast and crew behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are excited to be a part of the 75th celebration! Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter. The film, written by Chris Terrio from David S. Goyer#39;s screenplay, and directed by Zack Snyder, hits May 6, 2016!
  • James Gunn Shares Thoughts On An AVENGERS/GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Crossover - When asked by Digital Spy whether he believes Marvel are heading in the direction of an Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy team-up as both sets of heroes prepare to take on Thanos, writer and director James Gunn - who has recently been rumoured to be in the running to helm a third instalment of The Avengers - had this to say. quot;I think that there#39;s certainly a decent chance that in the near future some of the Guardians or some of the Avengers or the Guardians AND the Avengers or some sort of permutation of that, they#39;ll meet at some point in time.quot; The director then addresses the budget and humour before talk turned to what stage he and Marvel are at with a sequel. quot;I#39;ve been thinking about a sequel from the beginning. When I was setting up Guardians, I wanted it to be a movie that worked by itself, but
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Responds To DOCTOR STRANGE Rumors; It Wouldnt Work Out - Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News ldquo;As far as Irsquo;m aware, even if that was the case, it couldnrsquo;t work out because Irsquo;m doing a little play called lsquo;Hamletrsquo; in London,rdquo; Benedict Cumberbatch told MTV of rumors that he#39;s on Marvel#39;s wishlist to play Doctor Strange. ldquo;So I donrsquo;t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. Itrsquo;s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?rdquo; Were there ever any talks? ldquo;I couldnrsquo;t possibly comment,rdquo; he replied. While Cumberbatch is making his San Diego Comic-Con debut for DreamWorks#39;nbsp;Penguins of Madagascar and The Hobbit, it#39;s believed Marvel will announce the English actor as Dr. Stephen Strange during its Hall H panel Saturday. What do you think?
  • REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – THE Next Big Superhero Franchise? - I was one of the lucky few invited to attend the first screening of Guardians of the Galaxy on July 19th at Walt Disney Studios.nbsp; If you follow ComicBookMovie.comrsquo;s social feeds, or saw the initial screening reactions, yoursquo;ll note that my initial reaction was ldquo;Watch out Avengers, therersquo;s a new posse in town!rdquo;hellip; After spending the weekend in Burbank California for the screening, interviewing Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) and having a several days to digest the film, what was great and what could have been improved upon, do I still feel the same way?nbsp; ABSOLUTELY! James Gunn does so many things right with Guardians of the Galaxy that one is tempted to say ldquo;The film is perfect!rdquo; While Irsquo;m tempted to say exactly that, it wouldnrsquo;t be true. The ldquo;perfectrdquo; film has yet to be created, and I would be the least qualified person to review such
  • SDCC14: Take A Look At The First Poster For KITE - A cult classic, by Yasuomi Umetsu, renowned for its stylistically graphic depictions of violent action and sensuality, concerns a young woman named Sawa who, after the murder of her parents, is taken off the streets by a crooked, Svengali-like detective employing homeless children to do his dirty work. Trained to kill, she exacts street justice against the detectiversquo;s chosen targets, until she is able to break free of the abusive and manipulative control he has over her. Kite stars Samuel L. Jackson as Karl Aker, India Eisley as Sawa, Callan McAuliffe as Oburi, Russel Savadier as Old Boy, Jaco Muller as Kratsov, Liam J. Stratton as Sawa#39;s Father and Keci Eatock as Young Sawa. The movie hits DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theatres on October 10th.
  • First Full GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Reviews Hit - gt; Unfortunately I can#39;t share my review of Guardians Of The Galaxy until the 31st, but I can tell you that I loved it. The embargo has lifted on UK outlets however, and several have posted their thoughts online. Empire magazine gave the movie 4 out of a possible 5 stars, praising the titular heroic characters (Drax in particular), the soundtrack, and the enormous sense of sci-fi throwback fun. They do have some issues with the villains however, going so far as to refer to Thanos as quot;an embarrassment: a lantern-jawed CG rsquo;toon blessedly only given a minute or so of screentime.quot; But in summing up: Colourful, tongue-in-cheek fun, purpose-built for grown-up lovers of kitsch rsquo;80s science-fiction. But the Marvel formula is starting to feel, well, a little too formulaic. Total Film also award 4 stars. They praise the film as Marvel#39;s riskiest venture yet, but also have a few problems with the bad
  • VIDEO GAMES: THE WALKING DEADs Tony Moore Unveils Poster For ASSASSINS CREED: UNITY - Creative Director Alex Amancio presents you the technological leap which will allow you to live a unique experience in Assassin#39;s Creed Unity. With a redesigned game engine, refined fighting skills and combat system, but also a breathtaking atmosphere: welcome to the true new-gen experience! Assassin#39;s Creed: Unity is set to be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 28th. What do you guys think of this new poster? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.




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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.

    Image Copyright Hound Comics

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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.

    Image Copyright Image Comics

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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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