• Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 2018

    Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 20180

    As corny as it sounds, SPX feels more like a community than a convention. Held on September 15 to 16 in Bethesda, Maryland, Small Press Expo is, as the name implies, dedicated to independent and self-published comic books and zines. SPX feels like a unique con experience as soon as you enter the exhibit hall,

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  • PUBWATCH: BOOM! Studios, August 2018

    PUBWATCH: BOOM! Studios, August 20180

    Hey folks! If you’ve been regularly following this here BOOM! Pubwatch, you might notice things are a bit different, as we’ve secretly replaced your regular host, the fearless Claire “Jack ‘The Joker’ Napier” Napier, with, well, me. Archival footage of Claire leaving the BOOM! Pubwatch: Well, have no fear, because I’ve bowed down in front

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  • BOOM! Bar: Half-Year Check-In

    BOOM! Bar: Half-Year Check-In0

    If you’ve ever been curious about what BOOM! and their imprints KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box and Archaia put out into the world, this overview should give you a snapshot of their range. Ah, BOOM! Bar readers, when last did we speak? January. Forgive me. In apology, I bring you February through June, all at once. We’ll

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  • Steven Universe: Anti-Gravity is Walking on Air

    Steven Universe: Anti-Gravity is Walking on Air0

    Steven Universe: Anti-Gravity Rebecca Sugar (Series Creator),  Talya Perper (Writer),  Queenie Chan & Jenna Ayoub (Artists),  Laura Langston with Vladimir Popov & Eleonora Bruni (Colorists), Mike Fiorentino (Letterer), Sara Talmadge (Cover Artist) BOOM! Studios November 7th, 2017 BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel release Steven Universe: Anti-Gravity is as charming and wholesome as its source.

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  • BOOM! Bar: Some Gain, Some Lag

    BOOM! Bar: Some Gain, Some Lag0

    The week of Wednesday the twenty-second of November, BOOM! releases eleven titles, eight of which are licenses. Two of the latter are softcover collections: The Deep and Dark Crystal v.1 (hardback) each collect four issues, though The Deep is one finished story and Dark Crystal an ongoing venture. Of the creator-owned books, Giant Days is

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  • BOOM! Bar: A Whole Month in One Swoop

    BOOM! Bar: A Whole Month in One Swoop0

    The last of October (the week of Wednesday the 25th) was a heavy week in BOOM! Town! Thirteen, count’em, thirteen releases. One hardcover, two softcover collections, and eight ongoing issues. Nine of that thirteen are licensed books. Sisters of Sorrow (full review) and Victor Lavelle’s Destroyer (a hurried finish, but emotionally satisfying and packing a

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