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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

  • THE FANTASTIC FOUR To Be A Coming Of Age Story; New Details On Age And Origin - quot;Wersquo;re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did,quot; Simon Kinberg revealed in an interview with Den of Geek recently when asked if the casting of Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm was an indication that the reboot will feature a take on the team similar to that of their Ultimate Universe counterparts. quot;Theyrsquo;re older than high school, but theyrsquo;re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is.quot; Of all the comics in Marvel#39;s Ultimate line, Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar#39;s take on
  • Simon Kinberg Teases Reason Behind Professor X Walking In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future. X-Men: Days of Future Past#39;s huge all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters and Ellen Page, and is set to be released on May 23rd, 2014.nbsp;
  • COSPLAY: Jessica Nigri As Supergirl, Blastoise (Pokémon) Ratcoon (Bardbarian) - Bardbarian - Ratcoon Cosplayer: Jessica Nigri Photographers: ZC101 Photography amp; Living Myth Magazine ........................................................................ DC Comics - Supergirl Cosplayer: Jessica Nigri * Photographer: Adam Patrick Murray ........................................................................ Pokeacute;mon - Blastoise Cosplayer: Jessica Nigri * Photographer: Adam Patrick Murray Blastoise are a large tortoise-like Pokeacute;mon with some similar features of its pre-evolved forms. Blastoise has a large blue body, cream-colored stomach and a large brown shell rimmed with white, featuring its water cannons. It is now more noticeably bulkier than its previous evolutions. Like its pre-evolved forms. Blastoise has a shell which covers its entire body, which it can also be withdrawn into. Contrary to Squirtle and Wartortle, Blastoise#39;s large water cannons are located on the top left and right sides. The water that comes out of the cannons are capable of punching holes through thick steel. Blastoise, like Wartortle and Squirtle, can shoot out water, though not from
  • New Footage Glimpsed In STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSINS FIST Creator Interview - Thenbsp;Street Fighter: Assassin#39;s Fistnbsp;co-writing and co-starring team of Christian Howard and Joey Ansah (also, the director)nbsp;talk to IGN about the science of hadoukennbsp;and also about the sequencing of the web series#39; unveiling of Ansatsuken lore. The interview kind of takes a turn into quot;What Ifquot; territory, but the beginning portion contains some tantalizing action footage. quot;We thought the audience shouldnbsp;earn the right to see hado and they have to learn hado with Ryu (Mike Moh) and Ken (Christian Howard). quot; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;
  • Leaked GODZILLA Footage From WonderCon Features MUTO In Action And More - An epic rebirth to Toho#39;s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world#39;s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity#39;s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Godzilla! by jesusguillerm Gareth Edwards directsnbsp;Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscarreg; nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai,nbsp;Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscarreg; winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient,nbsp;Cosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscarreg; nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.,nbsp;The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV#39;snbsp;Breaking Bad).
  • COMICS: First Look At 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Prequel, 24: UNDERCOVER #1 - Jack Bauer lives again! Before the Emmy Award-winning drama returns to your television with LIVE ANOTHER DAY, find out what the heroic agent has been up to in the several years following the events of the final season. Re-starting the clock on the high-octane saga are writing sensation Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers) and Eisner Award nominee Michael Gaydos (Alias). 24: UNDERGROUND #1 Written by ED BRISSON Pencils by MICHAEL GAYDOS Cover by DAVIDE FURNO
  • WAREHOUSE 13 Secret Services Video Teaser Sneak Peak - After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that the Regents, an Authority above and outside any government, have collected over the centuries. Their new assignment: retrieve any lost objects and investigate reports of new ones. Starring: Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek and Joanne Kelly. LEEE777 - Airs 21 April 9/8c on Syfy Monday#39;s and further comic book adventures from Dynamite Entertainment.
  • Meet The PENNY DREADFUL Gang In New Just Like You Promo - In Penny Dreadful, some of literature#39;s most famously terrifying characters -- including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light -- have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill). The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscarreg; nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan#39;s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by
  • BOX OFFICE: TASM 2 Scores Highest International Opening of 2014 - We know Marvel#39;s Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still raking in the cash, but it may have some competition pretty soon from another superhero sequel. Deadline report that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has taken international markets by storm, grossing an estimated $47M from 14 major territories, including the U.K., Spain, Germany and Belgium. Apparently the top markets for Marc Webb#39;s sequel were the UK/Ireland, where is made $15M. This gives the movie the biggest opening internationally of 2014. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 21 more markets next weekend, including Japan, Russia and South Korea. You can read my 3-star review HERE, and Josh#39;s 2-star review HERE.
  • FAN ART: The Ladies Of DC Comics Pinup Art - The prints are available at Quantum Mechanix for only $14.95 each.
  • The Monster Stands Tall In Two More TV Spots For Gareth Edwards GODZILLA - An epic rebirth to Toho#39;s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world#39;s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity#39;s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directsnbsp;Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscarreg; nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai,nbsp;Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscarreg; winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient,nbsp;Cosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscarreg; nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.,nbsp;The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV#39;snbsp;Breaking Bad).
  • BOX OFFICE: America, F*ck Yeah! CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER #1 For Third Week - After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvelrsquo;s ldquo;Captain America: The Winter Soldierrdquo; finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemymdash;the Winter Soldier. USA! USA! USA! CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 for the 3-peat! Marvel#39;s mighty superhero scored $26.6M (-36%), $201.5M total. mdash; Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) April 20, 2014 CA: WINTER SOLDIER banked $35.3M overseas
  • Chris Evans And Sebastian Stan On The TWIM Podcast, No ROM For The MCU And M.A.O.S. - Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan abstractly talk about what they#39;d like Captain America 3 to explore in Phase 3 on the This Week In Marvel podcast. Kevin Feige tells ScreenCrush that SpaceKnight ROM will probably never appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to licensing issues. We may seem some other SpaceKnights but not ROM specifically. quot;I think there are legal issues with Rom. I think Rom is owned by a toy company or something. I think we have Spaceknights, but we donrsquo;t have Rom. I think they did some standalone Spaceknights comics at some point. ROM, I believe, was a licensed deal. Like G.I. Joe and Transformers back in the day.quot; Over at TV Line, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. creative team of Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen talk about the recent Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) revelations and what that means for the show moving forward. Particularly, on whether Ward is actually a quot;triple-agentquot;
  • Simon Kinberg Says THE FANTASTIC FOURs Tone Is Between CHRONICLE And SPIDER-MAN - Talking to Crave Online at WonderCon yesterday, Simon Kinberg was quizzed by the site about how the tone of Josh Trank#39;s The Fantastic Four will differ to that of Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which were rubbish light comedies. quot;Itrsquo;s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies,quot; the X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer revealed. quot;If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man.quot; That sounds like the right sort of direction to take the reboot in and is a good sign that we#39;ll see elements from both the 616 and Ultimate versions.nbsp; Now, depending on which of the Spider-Man franchises you prefer, that will either be very good or bad news.
  • Marc Webb Discusses A Major Spoiler From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 - In The Amazing Spider-Mantrade; 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy ndash; between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation canrsquo;t come quickly enough. Peter hasnrsquo;t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwenrsquo;s father to protect her by staying away ndash; but thatrsquo;s a promise he just canrsquo;t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti,nbsp;Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka,nbsp;The Amazing Spider-Man 2nbsp;is set to be released in the UK on 18th April and in the US on May 2nd.
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Blackout In New The Only Light In The Darkness Sneak Peek - The Only Light In The Darkness - With their world turned upside down, Coulson races to save the life of his one true love as the mystery of The Cellist, which began in Marvels The Avengers, is finally revealed on Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., TUESDAY, APRIL 22 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel#39;s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson#39;s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into
  • THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG Virtual Cinematography Featurette - quot;On their quest to reclaim the dwarvish kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug, Bilbo and the company of dwarves travel through the wilds of Middle-earth, from the cold and mysterious Lake-town to the wild rapids of the barrel escape and the sinister forest of Mirkwood. Weta Digital#39;s #39;real-world#39; approach to virtual lighting and camera work helped sculpt the story of their incredible journey through Middle-earth. From initial previs to the final shot, see how virtual cinematography worked alongside traditional cameras and lighting in this exclusive making-of clip.quot; - Weta Digital nbsp; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the
  • Darwyn Cookes New BATMAN BEYOND Animated Short Now Online - Terry McGinnis was just an ordinary teenager.... until his father was mysteriously murdered. Suspecting foul play at his father#39;s company Wayne/Powers Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns a secret identity hidden for decades. Now too old to battle injustice, Wayne refuses to help. So Terry does what any brash young kid would do: steal the Batsuit and take matters into his own hands! Vowing to avenge his father#39;s death, Terry dons the high-tech suit tricked out with jetpacks, a supersensitive microphone and even camouflage capabilities in search of his father#39;s assassin. Get in on the action from the beginning of a new partnership between an ex-crimefighter and his apprentice.
  • COSPLAY: Jaycee As Captain America, Black Cat, Jean Grey Pokémon Characters - Marvel - Black Cat Cosplayer: Jaycee Cosplay * Photographer: The Wasp#39;s Nest ........................................................................ X-Men - Jean Grey Cosplayer: Jaycee Cosplay * Photographer: The Wasp#39;s Nest ........................................................................ Pokeacute;mon - Oshawott amp; Jolteon Cosplayer: Jaycee Cosplay Photographers: Alex Valderana Photography, OhHeyItsSK, Cantera Cosplay ........................................................................ Marvel - Captain America Cosplayer: Jaycee Cosplay * Photographer: Studio 95 Photographix After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel#39;s quot;Captain America: The Winter Soldierquot; finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn.
  • X-MEN: DOFP To Right Wrongs Of The Past; Bryan Singer Not Mentioned At WonderCon Panel - Writer and producer Simon Kinberg was on hand at the WonderCon panel for X-Men: Days of Future Past today as a replacement for the previously announced Bryan Singer due to the allegations made earlier this week that the director raped an underage teen. While the host of the panel used alluded to the subject, there was not so much as a single mention of Singer according to The Hollywood Reporter. This could give us an indication of where things might go from here, especially as there have already been rumblings that the filmmaker won#39;t appear at any of the premieres of press junkets. While he is innocent until proven guilty, Fox clearly don#39;t want him associated with the movie until this whole situation is dealt with. In other news, Kinberg had this to say about the big screen adaptation of the beloved comic book story. quot;This and the Dark Phoenix are




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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.

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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.

    Image Copyright Aaron Albert

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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.

    Image Copyright Aaron Albert

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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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    Violence shall begat violence.

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