Posts tagged with comics

Apr 18 2012



The New York Times posted a fascinating article last week about the legal battle raging over the Archie comic book empire. I had no idea the behind-the-scenes drama at that comic was so heated, but...

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Mar 30 2012

Tacky in the best possible way


In celebration of the new e-book editions of the Classics Illustrated line, Flavorwire has set up a slideshow of some of the iconic comic books' best cover art. I'm partial to the Shakespeare covers...

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Feb 23 2012

Big money


A month ago, cartoonist Rich Burlew set up Kickstarter account in order to raise $57,500, the amount needed to reprint one of the out-of-print collections of his Order of the Stick webcomic.

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Dec 22 2011

Doom, gloom, and brunettes

The Batman: The Dark Knight Returns trailer is out:I'm certain there's some thoughtful comment I should be making about what this movie has to say about the current state of politics and the econo...

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Dec 7 2011

Them's fighting words

There appears to be a lively feud brewing between comics-world superstars Frank Miller and Alan Moore, sparked by their very different views on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Both authors are t...

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Nov 10 2011

Drive a superhero

Starting at the end of the month, Australian comic book fans will be able to adorn their cars with a range of classic DC superhero images. The plates are not cheap (starting at $195 AUD), and dec...

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Nov 3 2011

One or the other

According to a Belgian judge, Tintin in the Congo isn't a racist book, just a "reflection of [author Hergé's] time", and therefore cannot be banned on racial grounds. Of course, it was a racist t...

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Oct 11 2011

Hopefully this isn't a major financial blow to the actual comic book creators

According to the LA Times, Barnes and Noble announced last week that it will no longer offer copies of 100 backlist graphic novels from DC Comics in its bookstores, including well-known titles lik...

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Sep 28 2011

Just what the comics 'verse needs: more sex kittens

David Willis, author of the web comic Shortpacked! did a beautiful job of summarizing the many, many problems with DC Comics' reboot of the Teen Titans character Starfire in this strip.

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Sep 15 2011

A gelled mop of hair = movie shorthand for deep emotional scars

I've finally seen the trailer for The Amazing Spiderman movie, and while I cannot get behind Andrew Garfield's Robert-Pattinson-style tousled hair, I must say it looks fairly entertaining:I would ...

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Sep 7 2011

Why so many geek-culture shoutouts, Williams-Sonoma?

These Spiderman Comic Book Cookie Cutters are the kind of thing I stare at longingly for five full minutes in the store, trying to convince myself that of course I'd actually use them. But sanity...

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Aug 2 2011

What's the opposite of an ego boost?

If I was Mark Zuckerberg, I'd keep a copy of this upcoming biographical comic under my pillow, and whenever I started feeling too big for my britches I'd take it out and stare at it. I bet two mi...

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Jul 29 2011

Comics on the horizon

Yesterday, Publishers Weekly posted a helpful round-up of the kids' comics announcements released at this year's Comic-Con, including info on upcoming titles from Smile's Raina Telgemeier, the Amu...

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Jul 26 2011

AMC's zombies return

If you've got a strong stomach and 4+ minutes to spare, the trailer's out for the second season of The Walking Dead, AMC's television adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic book series:

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Jun 27 2011

Somewhere, a studio executive is crying.

Here's the latest trailer for the Captain America: The First Avenger movie. How did they pass up on a 4th of July weekend release? Seriously, how?

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May 11 2011

Flight: Vol. 7, edited by Kazu Kibuishi


The seventh volume of Flight is another solid installment in Villard Books' series of lavishly illustrated graphic novel anthologies. These sixteen short stories—edited by contributor and art dir...

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May 9 2011

Eat like a superhero

Whoa: somebody from the site Branded in the 80s dug up a copy of DC Comics' Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook, a mini cookbook that appeared in the July 1981 issue of Woman's Day. Doesn't the m...

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Apr 29 2011

After The Last Stand, there's nowhere to go but up, right?

I don't know why the full-length trailer for this summer's X-Men: First Class looks so low-budget (although it probably has something to do with January Jones's "diamond form" look), or when James...

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Jan 18 2011

What a waste of great cover art.

While poking around my local Target store over the weekend, I ran across the newly-released "motion comic" Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight DVD. I had never heard of the motion comic format...

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Dec 30 2010

The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain't Dead, by Keith Knight


Keith Knight's The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain't Dead is a low-key but consistently entertaining comic strip centered around Knight, an African-American cartoonist and musician living...

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Dec 21 2010

Goats: Showcase Showdown, by Jonathan Rosenberg


According to the Infinite Monkey Theorem, an immortal monkey hitting a keyboard at random for an infinite amount of time will eventually replicate the complete works of Shakespeare...

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Dec 21 2010

Electron Boy takes off

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a Seattle-area boy battling a rare form of cancer saved the Pacific Northwest from evil last spring. (Personally, I was very grateful--I'm a huge Seat...

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Dec 14 2010

Figure-skating... WITH THE GODS!

The official trailer for Marvel's Thor movie is out, and it left me with two burning questions. Is that dark-haired dude all in black meant to be Loki, and, if so, is he supposed to look just lik...

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Dec 13 2010

Travel in style to fictional locations

Okay, I'm adding an addendum to our Holiday Gift List. Check out these "Comic Travel Location" posters from artist Justin Van Genderen:Are they not awesome? There are more on Mr. Van Genderen's ...

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Nov 9 2010

And look! She's *not* shaped like Barbie!

Jezebel has posted a couple of advance images from the upcoming Marvel Comics reboot of the "Spider-Girl" character. (This version of the character has no connection to Peter Parker, apparently.)...

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Oct 19 2010

RIP, comic book guy

In a horrible bit of comics news, New York police say a 77-year-old man named Homer Marciniak died of a heart attack after being beaten by thieves who had broken into his home to steal his valuabl...

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May 20 2010

Poking fun at the Scottish Play

Everyone loves Kate Beaton's Jane Austen comics, but her other stuff is pretty great (and literary), too. Check out this Macbeth collection... while bearing in mind that some of the language isn'...

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May 13 2010

The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11½ Anniversary Edition, by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins


Penny Arcade is a great comic strip. I've laughed at the punchlines, I give series creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins major props for their charitable endeavors, and I'm told their PAX shin...

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May 13 2010

The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia, by Phil Jimenez and John Wells


Normally, I wince at a sight of a $30 paperback, no matter how well-written or attractively packaged, but such was not the case for The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia. If you are part of the...

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May 10 2010

The Stuff of Legend, by Brian Smith and Mike Raicht


The Stuff of Legend—Book I: The Dark was written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith (both former editors at Marvel) and illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III. Their story is set in World War II-era Broo...

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