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Walmart Goes Floppy* With DC Comics Exclusives

Back in the day comic books were ubiquitous – found at newsstands, grocery stores, the five and dimes, drug stores, railroad stations, just everywhere. Now they are mostly relegated to the shelves of your local comic book shop. That seems to be changing. With the popularity of superheroes on TV and in movie theaters, comic […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Walmart Goes Floppy* With DC Comics Exclusives

Dick Tracy Comic Book Project Revived at IDW

The Comics Beat is reporting that the Dick Tracy comic book project has been revived at IDW and that Rich Tommaso along with Mike, Lee and Laura Allred will team up to make it happen. From the CB story: The story has an unspecified time period, but don’t expect any kind of attempt at modernizing […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Between Friends Cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy Starts Speakers Series

From Niagra This Week: Bell-Lundy has invited some of her comic friends to form a speaker series aimed at inspiring a new generation of comic creators. She has teamed up with the Grimsby Public Library to offer three evenings of comic-centred discussion beginning next month. The speaker series runs the first Thursday of the month […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2016,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Stan Lee rushed to hospital; still attends Ant-Man premier

From Comicbook.com: Sources for TMZ say the 92-year-old was “taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center” yesterday. As of now, the reason for the emergency call to 911 isn’t clear. Lee was feeling well enough to be interviewed at the premiere, showing no signs of being under the weather. Actually, he was […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Marvel to diversify Spider-man; Stan Lee says Spidey should stay white and straight

Marvel Comics is diversifying several of their characters. NPR has a report on the upcoming new Spider-Man and alter ego Miles Morales, a half-African-American, half-Latino character. From NPR: As far as its comics go, Marvel has had a string of diversity shifts recently, with changes to Captain America, Ms. Marvel and Thor. Bendis tells NPR’s […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller taking on Spider-Man animated movie

From Comingsoon.net: On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors of The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller taking on Spider-Man animated movie

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Asterix comic book page raises $160k for Charlie Hebdo families

Astérix co-creator Albert Uderzo donated a storyboard from the 1971 Astérix and the Laurel Wreath for auction. From The New York Times: PARIS ? An original Astérix comic book page fetched 150,000 euros, or about $160,000, at a sale at Christie?s here, with all the proceeds going to the families of those killed in the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

This Spider-man balloon actually made it to stores????

Someone had to have seen this somewhere in between the design/concept and production stage and said… “let’s see if we can get this into stores before someone notices.” via Robot6

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” teaser released

I might be suffering from super hero fatigue because I found this mostly uninteresting, but yeah, I’ll probably go see it. What are your thoughts?

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Stan Lee Media hopes to go to Supreme Court

Kind of like a super hero that just can’t be defeated, Stan Lee Media is filing yet another lawsuit – or in this case an appeal of an earlier loss with the hope of going to the Supreme Court for final resolution. From Robot 6: After losing one lawsuit after another in its eight-year battle […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Lee Media hopes to go to Supreme Court

Archie series to end with issue 666

Archie is getting a reboot. The last issue (#666) will be released in June featuring work from Tom DeFalco, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Bleeding Cool reports the new series will be by Fiona Staples and Mark Waid.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 8 Comments

Weird Al to guest edit upcoming MAD Magazine issue

The next issue of MAD Magazine will be edited by Weird Al. Last May the National Cartoonists Society honored the Grammy award winning musician with the The A.C.E. Award (Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinaire), an award given to someone who had aspirations of being a cartoonist but made it big in another field. A fan of MAD […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Weird Al to guest edit upcoming MAD Magazine issue

Stan Lee Media takes a beating in 9th district court, soldiers on in other suits

With almost super-human strength, Stan Lee Media continuously takes legal losses like the recent loss in the 9th district court that ruled that it’s “claims over being denied the fruits of such characters as the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man had been previously adjudicated.” In other words – you lost previous battles gentlemen. […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Lee Media takes a beating in 9th district court, soldiers on in other suits

Marvel to increase super-hero movie output to match DC Comics. Spandex shortages expected

Marvel announced they’re increasing their super-hero releases from two films a year to three. DC Comics has previously said they’re releasing 10 films in the coming years. From Business Week: Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, Marvel released a plan for a slate of nine new superhero movies featuring the Avengers, Thor, and a Guardians of […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Marvel to increase super-hero movie output to match DC Comics. Spandex shortages expected