• DC Changes Creator Contracts: Better Deal or Better Business?

    DC Changes Creator Contracts: Better Deal or Better Business?

    This week DC announced significant changes to their creator payments, and more visible a shift for fans, colorist credits will be added to comic book covers. The additional changes to DC’s creator contracts are less discernable as being positive without us being privy to actual sales numbers, percentages, and dollar amounts. Time will tell if this new

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  • Interview: Magical Intern Pretty Risa!

    Interview: Magical Intern Pretty Risa!

    Magical Girls! We love them! Of course we do! And with a very senshi summer looming, this is the perfect time to look at some current magical girl output. What’s your favourite? What do you wish we would look at? Be it manga, OEL, webcomics or fantastic hardback printed-to-last graphic novels, we (and you!) should

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  • My Week in Comics Events, Part 2: Party Time

    My Week in Comics Events, Part 2: Party Time

    Long before it hit the shops, everyone was talking about Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s new Image Comics series The Wicked + The Divine, about gods who incarnate into the bodies of teenagers and become pop stars for two years before dying. It’s mortality, youth, fame, glamour, and myth all wrapped up into one stylish

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  • Wonder Woman Newspaper Comics Collected

    Wonder Woman Newspaper Comics Collected

    A few years after Wonder Woman appeared on the comic scene she was featured in her very own newspaper strip. It ran from May 1 1943 until December 1 1944 and was written by William Moulton Marston, with art by Harry G Peters. And now for the first time ever those strips are available in

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  • Review: Pregnant Butch

    Review: Pregnant Butch

    Pregnant Butch A. K. Summers (W) (A) Soft Skull Press Pregnancy. The word alone is painful to look at. Bringing a new life into the world is no joke, but A. K. Summers’ Pregnant Butch brings a fresh perspective and some laughs to the whole ordeal/gift/whatever-you-feel-like-calling-it. Her story touches on experiences shared by almost all

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  • My Week in Comics Events, Part 1: (Super)Hero with 1000 Faces

    My Week in Comics Events, Part 1: (Super)Hero with 1000 Faces

    Last week Monday, I attended the (Super)Hero with 1000 Faces event at the British Library. The event was associated with the Library’s Comics Unmasked exhibit, which focuses on themes of rebellion and anarchy in British comics. The lineup was a mix of academics and creative professionals: Drs. Sarah Zaidan and Will Brooker in the first

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  • The Chimpanzee Complex Reviewed: Intrigue, Love, & Rockets

    The Chimpanzee Complex Reviewed: Intrigue, Love, & Rockets

    The Chimpanzee Complex, volume 1: Paradox Richard Marazano & Jean-Michel Ponzio Cinebook Here’s a closer look at Helen Friedman, Floridian, NASA’s best astronaut in 2035, and protagonist of The Chimpanzee Complex, a bande-dessinee written by Richard Marazano, illustrated by Jean-Michel Ponzio, and published by Dargaud (French) before Cinebook (English): This is a space comic: a comic about astronauts, and exploration, and mystery,

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  • A Day at the Pop Culture Expo

    A Day at the Pop Culture Expo

    I ventured to the Pop Culture Expo, a fledgling convention held in Wilmington, Massachusetts. From the start the experience had a carnival feel, from the parking attendants directing me to park in the dirt lot, to the three food trucks in front of the worn out ticket booths, to the gym-esque auditorium complete with bleachers

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  • On IDW’s Transformers: The Robot Politique

    On IDW’s Transformers: The Robot Politique

    The IDW Transformers books are smarter than comics about transforming toy robots that shoot lasers at each other have any right to be. It helps that their creative teams aren’t content to just follow a comic writing schema along the lines of “introduce new faction member who is going to be on the shelves in

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  • Keeper: Football Comics for Horror Fans

    Keeper: Football Comics for Horror Fans

    Football played by men is going on all around us, in this, the year of “World Cup 2014”. That’s not entirely interesting to me, but maybe it is to you, and besides — the irrelevance of American Football to my life did not keep me from enjoying Down Set Fight! A story is a story, no matter

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  • Archery! Comics! Shooting lines: Adrienne’s Answers

    Archery! Comics! Shooting lines: Adrienne’s Answers

    Our own staff editor Adrienne is the focus of this week’s archery profile! Tell us about yourself. Are you currently an active archer? Currently inactive but hoping to get back into it. I took up the bow 2 years ago when a friend and I were doing our usual walk around the local lake and

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  • Moonie Musings: Revisiting the Sailor Moon Manga (Volume 2)

    Moonie Musings: Revisiting the Sailor Moon Manga (Volume 2)

    Fighting evil by moonlight? You’re not alone. Sailor Moon made history as one of the most popular shoujo (traditionally, manga and anime targeted towards a younger female audience) manga ever released, and 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the Senshi.

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Toe Tag Riot

    Kickstarter of the Week: Toe Tag Riot

    Matt Miner (Liberator, Occupy Comics) and Sean Von Gorman (Occupy Comics, FUBAR) are teaming up again, this time for a comic about zombie punks eating racists and homophobes. Eating them in the un-fun way, I mean. As of writing, Toe Tag Riot is $690 and thirty-one hours away from meeting its goal on Kickstarter. If funded,

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  • The DC Daily Planet: Another One Bites The Dust

    The DC Daily Planet: Another One Bites The Dust

    Good morning, DC devotees! I’ve got some follow-up from last week for you this morning, along with some exciting new casting news from the erstwhile National Comics, so grab your trenchcoat and magnifying glass and let’s examine the scene, shall we? I was sad to hear of that DC is canceling the Adventures of Superman,

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  • Where Do We Stand: May Comic Sales

    Where Do We Stand: May Comic Sales

    Each month, Diamond Comics Distributors releases data on the top selling products from single issue comics, to graphic novels and trade paperbacks, to toys. So far this year, the trend shows the top single issue comic sales heavy with superhero stories from Marvel and DC, but diversity is growing in the trade paperback and graphic

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  • Heroes Con Posts Harassment Policy

    Heroes Con Posts Harassment Policy

    Con Season is well upon us. Cosplayers are finalizing their designs, creators are flirting with carpal tunnel from signings, and con staff are trying to make sure they won’t be faceplanting into accusations of harrassment, and more importantly, that everyone who attends will feel safe and comfortable — as comfortable as you can be in

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