Category: Comics

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Incredible Indie Tuesday: Archie, Muppets & Dark Fantasy

  Archie Announces Creative Team for Horror-Themed Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series Following the success of Afterlife with Archie, publisher Archie Comics has announced that series writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be writing the upcoming horror-themed Sabrina series.  Think less Sabrina the Teenage Witch, more dark terrors of the unknown.  With Robert Hack as the artist, issue #1 will be out…

Stories from Comics Academe: The Culture of Production in Marvel’s Media Franchises

On May 1, 2014, I attended Derek Johnson’s lecture, “My Hero?: The Practices and Politics of Sharing Worlds in Marvel’s Media Franchises” presented by the University of California at Irvine Humanities Collective. Johnson is a professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who researches identity and hierarchy in the production of…

Review: Ms. Marvel #4

Review: Ms. Marvel #4 Continuing the review of the premiere arc of Marvel’s newest superheroine, Kamala Khan. “Past Curfew” I did a reread of all three issues before working on reviewing issue #4 so I could go write with my head fully in Kamala’s world. SPOILER WARNING! This series is as much recap as review,…

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June Staff Picks: Comics

High Crimes #7 Christoper Sebela (W) and Ibrahim Moustafa (A) Monkeybrain Comics Finally, this Eisner-nominated digital comic has a new issue!  The series revolves around two of my favorite things: Mount Everest and crime. What may sound like a ridiculous pitch becomes a taut thrilling story with fascinating characters in an environment just as likely…

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Record Breaking 4.7 Million Comics Given Away on FCBD 2014

Diamond reports that this year’s Free Comic Book Day broke records, with 4.7 million comics given away at 21,000 different stores, libraries, and local festivals. Local comic stores saw over 1 million visitors. This year, over 40 publishers participated in the annual giveaway, offering 60 books. Diamond attributes the boost in attendance to a surge in…

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