• Archery! Comics! Shooting Lines: Leidamarie’s Answers

    Archery! Comics! Shooting Lines: Leidamarie’s Answers

    In this week’s Shooting Lines, Leidamarie talks about how archery interacts with her fibromyalgia, as well as Hawkeye, Hawkeye, HAWKEYE! Tell us about yourself. Are you currently an active archer? I am currently an active archer. I took up the bow on September 5th, 2012 so I’ve been at it for about 1 year and 8

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  • Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender Directed by Bryan Singer PG-13 20th Century Fox “We need you to hope again,” Professor X tells his younger self in a psychic pep talk across time and space. But he may as well have been talking to an audience fatigued

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  • Record Breaking 4.7 Million Comics Given Away on FCBD 2014

    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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  • Dogears: In the Beginning (there were short book reviews)

    Dogears: In the Beginning (there were short book reviews)

    Our first short book reviews collection! Every month Dogears will bring you bite-sized, bookish satisfaction. This month, we’re talking SF, fantasy, and YA. Southern Reach: Authority Jeff Vandermeer FSG Originals This trilogy, all completed and being released over the course of the year, has become my must-read books list of 2014. The story revolves around

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  • Readership Response and its Effect on Creators

    Readership Response and its Effect on Creators

    Reading webcomics is a neat experience, both like and unlike reading comics on paper. Instead of waiting for Wednesday for one week’s worth of monthly comics, many webcomics update weekly, multiple times a week, or even daily, giving a reader a much shortened wait time. Instead of waiting for a graphic novel, a reader can

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  • Alan Grant On His New Black Hearted Press Book, with John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra

    Alan Grant On His New Black Hearted Press Book, with John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra

    Exciting news out of Glasgow, where independent comics publisher Black Hearted Press has announced an upcoming comic by creators John Wagner, Alan Grant, and Carlos Ezquerra. The first official details will be released at this year’s Glasgow Comic Con in July, and the comic is scheduled for publication in July 2015. I was lucky enough

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  • Academic Secret Identities: Being She-Hulk or Batgirl

    Academic Secret Identities: Being She-Hulk or Batgirl

    Elizabeth Coody is back with her second guest post for Comics Academe! Pitching and drafting this before the Goyer commentary made waves, Elizabeth’s looking at She-Hulk from the perspective that makes most sense to her. Find Elizabeth’s previous Comics Academe entry Christianity, Comics, and the Classroom here, and enjoy the applied fandom below!

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  • The Making of ‘She Makes Comics’

    The Making of ‘She Makes Comics’

    With several months to go until its estimated January 2015 delivery date, production for the documentary She Makes Comics is well underway, and director Marisa Stotter has spent the last little while staring at hours of raw footage. After rounds of interviews at the recent Emerald City Comic Con and with the San Diego Comic

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