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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

  • Vin Diesel Takes Crazy To A Whole Other Level In FURIOUS 7 Super Bowl TV Spot - Vengeance hits home. Furious 7nbsp;will feature: Director: James Wan Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto Paul Walker as Brian O#39;Conner Dwayne quot;The Rockquot; Johnson as Luke Hobbs Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce Ludacris as Tej Parker Lucas Black as Sean Boswell Jason Statham as Ian Shaw Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves Kurt Russell in an undisclosed role Tony Jaa as Louie Tran Ronda Rousey in an undisclosed role Nathalie Emmanuel as Megan Djimon Hounsou as Slim John Brotherton as Sheppard Iggy Azalea in an undisclosed cameonbsp; Furious 7 hits theaters April 3, 2015 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,script,twitter-wjs);
  • Take A Look Inside The Stunning World Of TOMORROWLAND In Super Bowl TV Spot - Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Birdrsquo;s riveting, mystery adventure ldquo;Tomorrowland,rdquo; starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as ldquo;Tomorrowland.rdquo; What they must do there changes the worldmdash;and themmdash;forever. Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson, Tomorrowlandnbsp;reaches us on May 22nd.
  • The Indominus Rex Wreaks Havoc In The Epic JURASSIC WORLD Super Bowl TV Spot - Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. nbsp; Jurassic World will feature: Director: Colin Trevorrow Chris Pratt as Owen Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Jake Johnson as Lowery Nick Robinson as Zach Ty Simpkins as Gray Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani nbsp;Vincent D#39;Onofrio as Masrani Corp CFO BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu Brian Tee as Hamada Omar Sy Judy Greer Katie McGrath Lauren Lapkus Andy Buckley James DuMont Jurassic World is set to roar into theaters June 12, 2015 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,script,twitter-wjs);
  • Rick Grimes And Company Hunt For Salvation In New THE WALKING DEAD Promo - After all the recent trials the group has faced, a slight detour might prove to be the solution they#39;ve been looking for.
  • Looks Like Were Getting A BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE TV Spot Tonight After All - Well, this is unexpected! We didn#39;t think that we#39;d see anything from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during tonight#39;s Super Bowl, but the following page has appeared on iSpot.tv (via @antovolk). Sure, it could be a placeholder in anticipation of a TV spot for the movie being released tonight, but this IS a reliable site for these types of things, so it#39;s likely that they know it#39;s coming (hence why they have a 30 second running time). We#39;ll find out soon either way! Excited? Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, and Jeremy Irons,nbsp;Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justicenbsp;is set to be released on March 25th, 2016.
  • Dotties Up To No Good In AGENT CARTER Season 1 Episode 5: The Iron Ceiling Sneak Peek - 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 Agent Carter. AGENT CARTER REUNITES WITH THE HOWLING COMMANDOS FOR A SECRET MISSION, ON quot;MARVEL#39;S AGENT CARTERquot; ON ABC quot;The Iron Ceilingquot; - Peggy is finally trusted with a mission and calls upon her trusted Howling Commandos squad for backup. But her cover could be at risk when SSR Chief Dooley also sends Agent Thompson with her, on quot;Marvel#39;s Agent Carter,quot; TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. It#39;s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play
  • Oliver Is Back To Action In International Promo For ARROW Season 3 Episode 12: Uprising - MALCOLM MAKES AN OFFER TO HELP TEAM ARROW - Still operating without Oliver (Stephen Amell) and desperate to stop Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones), Team Arrow is forced to consider Malcolm#39;s (John Barrowman) offer to help shut Brick down as Malcolm has a personal score to settle with the felon. Roy (Colton Haynes) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) point out that the team could use some help to save the innocents of The Glades, but Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is adamantly against it. They look to Diggle to make the final decision. Meanwhile, the flashbacks chronicle Malcolm#39;s descent from kind-hearted father and husband to cold-blooded killer after the murder of his wife. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz amp; Brian Ford Sullivan (#312). In the aftermath of this victory, Season 3 opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain
  • TWP Animated - THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Improved Ending - Check out the embedded video below for a brief look at a slightly different ending to The Dark Knight Rises . nbsp;Also be sure to subscribe to Mr Sunday#39;s new YouTube channel,nbsp;youtube.com/mrsundaymovies. nbsp;
  • COMICS: The High Evolutionary Take Out Sabretooth In UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 Preview - COUNTER-EVOLUTIONARY PART 2 - Welcome to Counter-Earth, where the future of your species is being developed by crack evolutionists. A better future awaits and is only one evolutionary updated away. The New Men rise for what is theirs. They seek the chaos and the speed to create the true Earth, the true evolution. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver discover a terrible truth about their past. UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 Written by RICK REMENDERnbsp; Pencils amp; Cover by DANIEL ACUNA
  • SPIDER-MAN Screenwriter David Koepp Weighs In On How He Would Save The Franchise - We all know how much trouble the Spider-Man franchise is in following the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Sony are said to be mulling over any number of possible ideas to save the series. Talking to Empire Online recently, the writer - David Koepp - of Spider-Man#39;s FIRST movie (released all the way back in 2002) was asked what he would do if he was handed the keys to the kingdom.nbsp; quot;If I were in charge of Spider-Man right now, and money was no object, I wouldhellip; (Pauses) Well, now you can see why they are having trouble! (Laughs) Not so easy, is it? nbsp; quot;When I was doing Spider-Man the first time, I remember distinctly having thoughts about three movies, each of a different kind. The way the comic-book lines switched, it was Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Manhellip; there were a number of them. nbsp; quot;So rather than try to persue the same
  • ARROWs Deadshot Talks SUICIDE SQUAD Movie, Crossover With THE FLASH, And More - The small screen success of the Suicide Squad in Arrow has been credited in part with Warner Bros.#39; decision to move ahead with a movie featuring the villainous team. Fury helmer David Ayer is directing, and the cast includes names like Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie. Talking to ComicBook.com recently, Michael Rowe (who plays Deadshot on the small screen) had this to say about hearing the news that a movie was in the works. quot;Irsquo;ve grown quite attached to it, the character and the squad. So for Will Smith to takeover Deadshot, itrsquo;s gonna be fun, man, because hersquo;s gonna take the squad, and all the A-lsit stars, are gonna make the squad into a household name and give it the respect that itrsquo;s due, so that makes me really happy.quot; The disadvantages of a movie though? quot;I guess if you do look at it, as we proved it
  • Dragons Featured In GAMES OF THRONES Season 4 VFX Breakdown - Pixomondo has released a new VFX breakdown video for season four of Game Of Thrones. The International visual effects company worked on the digital effects for Daenerys Targaryen#39;s three dragons: Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal. Below, you can see the digital magic they used for the final scene when she puts chains on Viserion and Rhaegal in the catacombs. In Season 4 of this epic drama series based on the best-selling books by George R.R. Martin, the Lannisters#39; hold on the Iron Throne remains intact in the wake of the Red Wedding slaughter that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses. But can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats? Meanwhile, an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army; the Lannister-loathing quot;Red Viper of Dorne,quot; Oberyn Martell, arrives at King#39;s Landing for Joffrey#39;s wedding to Margaery Tyrell; Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons and unsullied force aim
  • COMICS: AGENT CARTERs Comic Book Adventures Continue In OPERATION: S.I.N. #2 - bull; When a UFO fires on Moscow because Howard canrsquo;t keep his finger off the button, Peggy and the team go underground but which one of them is already undercover? bull; Woodrow McCord fights a bear! bull; Peggy punches Howard in the face! bull; The firecracker team of Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis turn up the heat and tear up the joint in the continuing adventures of AGENT CARTER! nbsp; OPERATION: S.I.N. #2 Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN Pencils by RICH ELLIS Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
  • X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Star Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) Poses In Classy New Photoshoot - Sophie Turner has joined the cast of Bryan Singer#39;s X-Men: Apocalypse as Jean Grey. That#39;s an awesome decision on director Bryan Singer#39;s part, and it#39;s going to be very interesting to see her step away from the role of Stansa Stark in Game of Thrones for a while. However, talk turned to the series in the latest issue of Town amp; Country (via Movie Hotties), and Turner had the following to say about her future in the show. quot;I do think about what it will be like when itrsquo;s all over. Although I donrsquo;t want to. My whole adolescence has been on Game of Thrones. lsquo;I donrsquo;t know what Irsquo;m going to do without it. Therersquo;s this huge family that Irsquo;ve come back to every year. And the first time it gets to July and I donrsquo;t go back there, itrsquo;s really going to freak me out.quot;nbsp;Thoughts?
  • Latest AGENT CARTER The Iron Ceiling Promos Tease Black Widow Training Program - AGENT CARTER REUNITES WITH THE HOWLING COMMANDOS FOR A SECRET MISSION, ON quot;MARVEL#39;S AGENT CARTERquot; ON ABC quot;The Iron Ceilingquot; - Peggy is finally trusted with a mission and calls upon her trusted Howling Commandos squad for backup. But her cover could be at risk when SSR Chief Dooley also sends Agent Thompson with her, on quot;Marvel#39;s Agent Carter,quot; TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. It#39;s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of
  • COMICS: Youll Never Guess Jokers New Controversial Origin - What do Vandal Savage, Ra#39;s Al Ghul and the Joker have in common? A lot more than past DC Comics history would have you believe.nbsp;nbsp; According to Batman #38, Vandal Savage acquired his immortality from the radiation of a mysterious meteorite that fell to Earth in the prehistoric era.nbsp; Ra#39;s Al Ghul apparently bathes in a quot;corrupted versionquot; of the chemical/radiation.nbsp; And the Joker, as told in Snyder#39;s Batman #38 also encountered the meteorite before Gotham was ever born.nbsp; That#39;s right, the Joker is immortal.nbsp; It#39;s a clever retcon to explain how the Joker bounces back time after time from all the punishment Batman dishes out. As explained in Batman #38, the chemical only activates in the Joker at moments of extreme physical injury, otherwise the chemical is undetectable.nbsp; nbsp; And this origin for the Joker goes all the way back to quot;Death of the Familyquot; according to Snyder. Speaking to
  • COMICS: SUPERMAN Gets A New Costume In The New 52; Does The Red Underwear Return? - No, the red underwear still hasn#39;t returned!nbsp;However, the streamlined suit (the various folds have gone for the most part) has changed Superman#39;s collar by getting rid of the V, while also adding figerless gloves and a redesigned belt and boots.nbsp;This new look will debut in Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.#39;s Superman #38. What do you guys think of the slight redesign? Sound off below!
  • New GOTHAM Featurette Teases The Relationship Between Fish Mooney And Harvey Bullock - FISH MOONEY TAKES BACK HER POWER ON AN ALL-NEW quot;GOTHAMquot; MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, ON FOX nbsp; Fish Mooney reveals a secret of Oswald Cobblepot#39;s, prompting Maroni to take him on a trip to test his loyalty. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock hunt down a killer who targets victims with severe phobias and Bruce Wayne confronts Gordon for failing to make progress on his parents#39; murder case in the all new quot;The Fearsome Dr. Cranequot; episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-114) (TV-14 D, L, V) nbsp; Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee
  • Leviathan Makes Their Move In Plot Synopsis For AGENT CARTER Season 1 Episode 7: SNAFU - ldquo;Snafurdquo; ndash; Peggy is cornered and more vulnerable than ever as Leviathan makes their move against her. As the SSR zeroes in on Howard Stark, they may pay the ultimate price as they find their true enemy is closer than they realized on ldquo;Marvelrsquo;s Agent Carter,rdquo; Tuesday, February 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. ldquo;Marvelrsquo;s Agent Carterrdquo; stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D#39;Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley. ldquo;Marvelrsquo;s Agent Carterrdquo; stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D#39;Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley. Guest starring are Ralph Brown as Dr. Ivchenko, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Kevin Cotteleer as Alex Doobin, Lesley Boone as Rose, Travis Johns as Agent Corcoran,
  • Colin Trevorrow Teases JURASSIC WORLD Super Bowl TV Spot With A Clever Girl - Tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VCmByxMsB8 mdash; Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) January 31, 2015 Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. Jurassic World will feature: Director: Colin Trevorrow Chris Pratt as Owen Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Jake Johnson as Lowery Nick Robinson as Zach Ty Simpkins as Gray Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani nbsp;Vincent D#39;Onofrio as Masrani Corp CFO BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu Brian Tee as Hamada Omar Sy Judy Greer Katie McGrath Lauren Lapkus Andy Buckley James DuMont Jurassic World is set to roar into theaters June 12, 2015 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,script,twitter-wjs);




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  • Top Comic Book Sidekicks -

    BuckyEach comic book has its superstar, the main character, the top dog that stands tall over the rest of the characters as its primary focus. These characters like Captain America, Batman, and Green Arrow are the main thing that drives the storylines along. These heroes are the ones in the spotlight and take on the heavy lifting, but they are often not alone. The sidekick was created to accompany these heroes and provide an added layer of complexity to their already full lives. Check out more in this list of Top Comic Book Sidekicks.

     

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  • Action Lab Comics and Reviews -

    It is always interesting to see the kinds of comic books that come out from the smaller publishers. While I would say the top and more memorable characters are still in The Big Two, it is these small press companies that I think are coming out with the better stories as a whole.  I am very enamored with the creator owned concept and love to see that singular voice coming through a project.

    Action Lab Comics is that kind of small comic book publisher. They hit it big with their highly acclaimed series Princeless and have many other comic books in their stable. One such recent acquisition is Skyward, by Jeremy Dale. I got a chance to review the first in the series as they are relaunching the once self-published comic book. Take a look at my review and see what memories it drug up for this long time fantasy fan.

    I also got a chance to review the Adventure Time Annual #1. It was a pretty cool read with some interesting takes on the Adventure Time universe.

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  • Hound Comics -

    Brimstone and LusciousWhenever I get the chance to attend a comic book convention, I'm always on the lookout for talent and things that are new to the comic book industry. New publishers, creators, companies, you name it, I love seeing new stuff. When I went to Wizard World: Portland, I ran into a group of guys from Hound Comics, a young comic book publisher that had a lot of different products and some interesting characters to boot. I spoke with CEO and ex professional wrestler Brimstone for a bit and took home some items from their booth.

    Hound Comics is the sort of place a lot of independent publishers should take note of as they embody the spirit of the entrepreneur like none I've seen recently. Not only do they have a line of comics based off of his wrestling persona, but also a other creator owned comic books, a food line, apparel, and a slate of other products. I got the chance to interview Hound Comics and got some insight into the mind behind the publishing company and was excited to peek behind the veil and see how things tick at Hound Comics. Check out the interview with Brimstone, CEO of Hound Entertainment Group.

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  • New Image Titles -

    Ten GrandIt would seem a lot of creators are turning to Image Comics to get their visions out into the hands of comic book fans. I have seen a bevy of high profile creator owned series coming out of Image and it is really great to see. Joe's Comics has restarted and their first comic book out is Ten Grand, written by Straczynski himself and illustrated by Ben Templesmith. The duo really hit the mark for me and I thoroughly enjoyed what looks to be the first in a good slate of comic books coming out of this new Image imprint. Another comic I got a chance to sink my teeth into was Chin Music by Steve Niles and Tony Harris. It was very interesting to see two comic books combining the whole occult/crime thing and the two took very divergent paths. I enjoyed them both and look forward to the comic books Image will be putting out.

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  • Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation -

    Did you know that the website Kickstarter.com is the second largest graphic novel publisher in the U.S. according to Publishers Weekly? It beats out DC in terms of revenue off of these graphic novels and is only just behind Marvel. The term "publisher" is a bit loose here in that the company isn't directly responsible for the final product, but the proof that so many comics are created now through Kickstarter is astounding and awesome!

    I've been able to talk to a couple of creators about the Kickstarting process in The Only Living Boy and Rumpus on the Run and the whole concept is exhilarating to think about the avenues that are open for creators to make comic books nowadays. Apparently the process isn't that new as according to Kickstarter, even the likes of Beethoven used a form of crowdsourcing to fund his works. Check out if Kickstarter is right for you and how you can take advantage of this great new concept.

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  • Jess Smart Smiley Kickstarter Interview - Rumpus On The Run -

    Rumpus On The RunKickstarter is such an interesting new avenue for creators. With the right idea, pitch, and networking you can fund just about anything. Order Of The Stick funded a republishing drive and raised over 1.5 million dollars. Penny Arcade raised funds to remove advertising from their website and received over 500 thousand dollars. Now most campaigns are much smaller and won't bring in this kind of money, but for a small press comic book, not a lot can be needed. I got a chance to sit with a creator that has been on the Kickstarting ride with his latest endeavor Rumpus On The Run and right now his project is funded for the softcover version of the book, but Jess Smart Smiley also has dreams to bring his book to hardcover status. There is just a few days to go so be sure to head over this his Kickstarter Campaign first, then over the interview I did with Smiley about the process, his latest work, and kicsktarting comics.

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  • Wizard World Portland Comic Con In Review -

    WWPDXI was really glad I got the chance to go to the Wizard World Portland Comic Con. It was the first time the con was conducted in Stumptown, my hometown of Portland, Oregon. That's Or-e-gun all smoothed together in one go and not Or-ee-gone as out of towners like to say. Although there were some things I found concerning, overall it was a smashing success that this town truly embraced. Take a look at a review of Wizard World Portland to see what was great and what could use some work on for next year. If you are interested in going next year, and I would recommend it, Wizard is doing a special promotion that will work until Monday Feb 25th at Noon. Use the code Portland2013 to get a special discount on next year's entrance to Wizard World Portland Comic Con.

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  • First Day Of Wizard World Portland Comic Con -

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

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  • Heading to Wizard World Portland -

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

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  • Superheroes For Hospice Interview -

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

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

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

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

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    Violence shall begat violence.

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

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