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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

  • Gory And Disgusting New Zombie Photos From Season Six Of THE WALKING DEAD - Just had dinner? Well, you might want to avoid looking at some of the images below because The Walking Dead is going all out with the gore and guts for season six! The show will return to AMC with a 90 minute episode on October 11th, but before that we#39;ll see Fear The Walking Dead on August 23rd. Don#39;t forget to watch the first trailer for season sixnbsp;by clicking here, andnbsp;Fear The Walking Dead#39;s trailernbsp;here. You can also see Lauren Cohan#39;s sexy new photoshoot by clicking here!
  • Check Out X-MEN: APOCALYPSEs Olivia Munn Honing Psylockes Impressive Fighting Technique - You won#39;t want to get on the wrong side of Olivia Munn after you watch her in this clip! The X-Men: Apocalypse star has posted a new video to her official Instagram page demonstrating her impressive fighting abilities as she trains to become #39;Psylocke#39;. Munn seems to be taking the role#39;s physical elements pretty seriously - she#39;s even been practicing hernbsp;swordplay. Hopefully her hard work will help givenbsp;Apocalypsenbsp;the most impressive action sequences of any X-Men movie so far! nbsp; Freestyle #latergram @karine_lmx A video posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Aug 1, 2015 at 11:15am PDT Are you looking forward to watching Munn take on the role of #39;Betsy Braddock#39;? Could she end up being the movie#39;s biggest surprise package? Leave your thoughts in the usual place below! X-Men: Apocalypse hits theatres May 27, 2016.
  • JOHN WICK Star Ian McShane Joins GAME OF THRONES Season 6 In Mystery Role - Fresh offnbsp;HBOnbsp;programming presidentnbsp;Michael Lombardo revealing that HBO#39;s hit fantasy seriesnbsp;Game Of Thrones will run for at least eight seasons, Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that the show has added a more than familiar face for the upcoming sixth season. EW reports that Golden Globe-winnernbsp;Ian McShane (John Wick) has been cast in a mystery role in a season already shrouded by mysteries. At the moment, details on the role are scarce, but it has been described as one of the utmost importance, although McShane will only occupy the screen for a relatively small amount of time.nbsp; McShane is probably best known for his work on HBO#39;s Deadwood, but he has more recently appeared in John Wick,nbsp;Hercules, andnbsp;Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. What do you guys think of McShane#39;s casting? Who do you think he may be portraying? Sound off with your thoughts below! Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle
  • Channing Tatum Closes Deal To Star In GAMBIT Movie - Following reports earlier this week that said 20th Century Fox#39;s Gambit may lose Channing Tatum, The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that the studio andnbsp;Magic Mike star have closed a deal. The trade source goes on to reveal that negotiations almost fell through partially due to there being uncertainty about the nature of Tatum#39;s multi-picture role. Apparently, with Hugh Jackman gearing up for his last run as the Wolverine, Fox is looking to Remy LeBeau aka Gambit as a new anchor in the X-Men universe with the mutant headlining his own films and appearing in others. Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporternbsp;notesnbsp;quot;backend compensation was also a sticking pointquot; in Tatum threatening to exit the project. Nevertheless, with Rupert Wyatt directing, Gambit is still on schedule to start filming in October, and open in theaters on October 7, 2016. What do you think?
  • BOX OFFICE: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION Dethrones ANT-MAN With $52 Million - Hailed by some as the best Mission: Impossible movie to date, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation earned $20 million on Friday and is expected to gross around $52 million for the weekend. The Christopher McQuarrie helmed movie has already had the biggest opening day in the history of the franchise, so part six will no doubt start moving ahead very soon (Tom Cruise has been quoted as saying it will be next year). For a while now, Cruise hasn#39;t had a huge amount of luck at the domestic box office, with the majority of his movies - Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow for example - performing much better overseas; Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation should mark a turn of fortunes for him though. At this point, it#39;s surprising he hasn#39;t done a comic book movie! After remaining at #1 last weekend, Ant-Man has now slipped to #4 with Vacation and Minions slipping past it.
  • 10 Reasons Why It Is An Amazing Time To Be A Comic Book Movie Geek - At the risk of sounding too kumbaya about the subject I wanted to write a feature in an editorial style that forgets for a moment all of the feuds between Marvel Vs DC or Dark Horse Vs Vertigo (or whatever other rivalries exist)...Which studio is better, which movie sucks and so on. Instead--a piece about why we#39;re awesome and on the rise, regardless of which studio you favor! I wanted to share what I believe are ten reasons we all (today) have become the majority audience in mainstream media entertainment. From Comic Books to Comic Book Movies. From Animated Features to Doctor Who. Geek Culture is dominating the headspace of the mainstream. It#39;s our time to shine. Those of us who were the geek children in the 70#39;s and the 80#39;s are the grown ups now behind the companies that make a lot of what we love--possible. While most of us
  • Hot Toys Reveal Updated Image Gallery Of Their Amazing AVENGERS Hulkbuster Action Figure - The Hulkbuster Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Hulkbuster in Avengers: Age of Ultron Approximately 55 cm tall (approximately 21 inches) Special features on armor: Chest can be opened to reveal the Mark XLIII bust with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest Metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on armor with weathering effect Over 30 points of articulation Over 16 LED light-up areas in eyes, arc reactor on chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs (white light, battery operated) Shoulder armors can be opened Interchangeable neck armor for when displaying the Mark XLIII bust One (1) pair of removable forearm armors One (1) pair of hands with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)nbsp; Avengers: Age of Ultronnbsp;stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and hits DVD and Blu-ray this year.
  • Season 2 Of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Will Have 15 Episodes Large-Scale Ramifications - Season 1 of Fear The Walking Dead has yet to hit TV screens, but it#39;s creators are already teasing what lies ahead. Speaking to reporters at thenbsp;Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday, AMCnbsp;President Charlie Collier confirmed that the spin-off#39;s pre-ordered second season will have as many as 15 episodes - more than double the number in Season 1. It appears that the show#39;s debut season will move at a more measured pace - laying the foundations for the inevitable zombie apocalypse to come. quot;We purposely built the show a bit more slowly than the original,rdquo; showrunner Dave Erickson told TV Line. ldquo;We call them lsquo;infectedrsquo; and not lsquo;walkers.rsquo; Therersquo;s absolutely going to be walkers, [but] there will be a build.quot; Erickson also added that while the show would initially focus on the preliminarynbsp;quot;anxiety and paranoia and tensionquot;nbsp;from the early days of the virus, the chaos and hysteria will
  • Looks Like We Have Our First LUKE CAGE Villain - It seems the first villain Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will be squaring off against in his solo TV show will be one of the first he encountered in the pages of Power Man way back in 1974. Heroic Hollywood reports that Cornell Cottonmouth (not to be confused with the Serpent Society member) is going to be causing problems for Cage when Marvel#39;s third Netflix series finally gets underway. It sounds like he#39;ll be introduced as a second tier baddie, working for the show#39;s main antagonist, and may also have ties to Daredevil#39;s Wilson Fisk. In the comics Cottonmouth has super strength and razor sharp golden teeth, but it remains to be seen if that#39;ll carry over into live-action of course. The only other detail we have on Luke Cage so far is that Cheo Hodari Coker (Southland, Ray Donovan) is on board as showrunner, but we should hear some official casting info pretty
  • Tom Cruise Holds His Breath For 6 Minutes In Amazing MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION Clip - 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/sdk.js#xfbml=1version=v2.3; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, script, facebook-jssdk)); EXCLUSIVE: Mission: Impossible ndash; Rogue Nation Incredible Stunt Scene I know Tom Cruise does all his own stunts... but how is it possible he HELD HIS BREATH FOR THAT LONG?! Posted by moviepilot.com on Friday, July 31, 2015 With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nationnbsp;will feature: Director:
  • FAN ART: Jena Malone As BATGIRL; Plus Awesome Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute - Even if Hunger Games actress Jena Malone is playing Barbara Gordon in Zack Snyder#39;s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it#39;s highly unlikely we#39;ll see her as Batgirl in that movie - but if and when she does cape-up in the DCCU, she could look a lot worse than Boss Logic#39;s depiction below. He#39;s also put together a really great tribute to actor and WWE legend Roddy Piper who passed away yesterday aged 61. Fans of Jon Carpenter#39;s cult sci-fi classic The Live will immediately recognize the inspiration. quot;Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham Cityrsquo;s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolisrsquo;s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than itrsquo;s ever known before.quot; The movie opens in theaters
  • First Look At Lucy Lawless As Ruby In ASH VS. EVIL DEAD - Lucy Lawless (Xena, Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus) made quite an impression with a small role in the previous season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and by the sounds of things she#39;ll be playing another badass character in Starz#39; Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Like Ash, Ruby is also on a mission to wipe the new plaque of evil from the world - but as far as she#39;s concerned, that includes the unfortunate stock boy. ldquo;Shersquo;s a bad bitch and shersquo;s stalking Ash Williams,rdquo; Lawless said. ldquo;Shersquo;s got a big chip on her shoulder and a hot obsession.rdquo; Bruce Campbell will reprise his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the past three decades avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons mdash; personal and
  • The FANTASTIC FOUR Cast Want To See Namor and Silver Surfer In Sequel - At a press junket in Atlanta, the cast of Josh Trank#39;s Fantastic Fournbsp;were asked what they#39;d like to see in the planned 2017 sequel, with Jamie Bell (who portrays the Thing in the film) offering his thoughts first up. quot;I#39;d like to see more of how the characters interact with each other famously from the comic,quot;nbsp;he explained. quot;It would be appealing to me. This one very much is to get them to that point, to take them from people you don#39;t know, to transition into characters you can recognize. The job of the next film is taking it further and having the characters already established, seeing them interact in the very famous kind of way. Things between me and Johnny get very antagonistic. More of a blossoming love story between Reed and Sue. More of a family dynamic. Stuff like that would be great. There#39;s a wealth of material and with
  • COMICS: Sinister Six Strikes In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 Preview - AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 Dan Slott (writer)nbsp;Adam Kubert (art/cover) Sara Pichelli (variant) ON SALE:nbsp;08/05/15nbsp;PRICE:nbsp;$3.99 nbsp; bull; The most controversial Spider-Man story of the year continues! nbsp; bull;There are some lines Spider-Man wonrsquo;t cross. Right?
  • RUMOR: Felicity Jones Is Playing The Daughter Of Boba Fett In STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE - During today#39;s Meet The Movie Press, Heroic Hollywood#39;s El Mayimbe dropped an intriguing rumor about the character Felicity Jones will play in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. He#39;s heard that she will actually star as Boba Fett#39;s daughter, but he doesn#39;t elaborate any further. We know the plot of Godzilla director Gareth Edwards#39; movie revolves around a team of Rebels attempting to steal the plans for the first Death Star, and it was always assumed that Jones would play the leader of that group - but, we have also heard that various other characters and factions will play a role (including Darth Vader and several hired bounty hunters) and that could be where Fett#39;s pride and joy comes in. Perhaps she#39;ll team up with the Rebels at some point after first being set on their trail? Who knows... and really, the time-frame doesn#39;t add up here anyway so this may well turn
  • Its On. The Rivalry Between ARROWs Stephen Amell Vs. WWE Superstar Stardust Intensifies - We#39;ve been keeping you updated about the ongoing rivalry between Stephen Amell and WWE Superstar Stardust, and with wrestling dirt sheets reporting that the plan is for them to have some sort of confrontation at SummerSlam in Brooklyn next month, their latest interactions drop even more hints about what we should expect. After Stardust stole Amell#39;s now famous Arrow line to taunt a downed opponent, the actor responded by saying quot;It#39;s onquot; while wearing his Green Arrow cotume; could that suit debut in a wrestling match ahead of the season four premiere on The CW?nbsp; It#39;s certainly looking that way! The WWE tends to always make their celebrity guests look good, so expect to see him emerge victorious when these two do clash. It would be pretty cool if Amell has trained for an actual match, and recent rumours indicate that SummerSlam will feature the actor teaming up with Neville to take
  • THE WALKING DEADs Lauren Cohan Strips Off For NSFW New Photoshoot - Imagista are launching a new magazine, and they#39;re asking their readers to weigh in one which of the covers below they most want to see on stands. The first is most definitely NSFW, so you#39;ll have to click on the image below for that one! Regardless, Lauren Cohan will next be seen as fan-favourite character Maggie when The Walking Dead returns to AMC this October. Don#39;t forget to watch the first trailer for season six by clicking here, and Fear The Walking Dead#39;s trailer here.
  • UPDATE: JESSICA JONES Title Logo Officially Revealed - Though it hasn#39;t actually been officially released just yet, we can get a first glimpse of the official logo that#39;ll be used for Marvel and Netflix#39;s Jessica Jones in the video below. In it, showrunner and EP Melissa Rosenberg praises lead actress Krystin Ritter#39;s commitment to the role, and her toughness. She also says Netflix is the quot;dreamquot; network for them to showcase the series. quot;Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell#39;s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they#39;re willing to cut her a check.quot; Jessica Jones also stars David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Patricia ldquo;Trishrdquo;
  • Is Emily Blunt On Marvels Radar For CAPTAIN MARVEL? - This won#39;t be the first time you#39;ll have seen Emily Blunt#39;s name mentioned in connection with the Carol Danvers role in Captain Marvel, and depending on when Marvel officially announces who has been cast, it probably won#39;t be the last either. The British actress has been a fan-favorite choice to play this character for years now, and that has led to a lot of baseless rumors being thrown around - but, do we finally have something solid? During today#39;s Meet The Movie press, co-host Mark Reilly of The Schmoes Know said he#39;s heard that it#39;s actually a quot;done dealquot;, and Blunt has landed the part of Carol Danvers in the movie. Now, as guest host El Mayimbe points put, this seems unlikely given the fact that the studio has yet to hire (or at least announce) a director, BUT, that doesn#39;t mean Blunt isn#39;t who they want for the role and it#39;s
  • DARK MATTER: Season One; Episode Eight Teaser - The crew stop at a space station to refuel and rest, but Six has a different agenda, which has to do with revenge. Meanwhile, One is taken aback by an unwelcome revelation. Starring: Marc Bendavid, Melissa O#39;Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger R. Cross and Zoie Palmer. LEEE777 - Dark Matter episode eight airs tonight at 10pm on the Syfy channel.




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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.

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  • First Day Of Wizard World Portland Comic Con -

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

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  • Heading to Wizard World Portland -

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

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  • Superheroes For Hospice Interview -

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

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

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

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

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    Violence shall begat violence.

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

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