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1. Rich Resurrects BACK TO THE GUTTERS Comics Interview Show

12670276_1041497705891617_2369081923768827522_nJamie S. Rich, Senior Editor at Vertigo is resurrecting his interview series Back to the Gutters from it’s grave. New episodes start Wednesday February 17th and have a slew of guests from Vertigo projects and beyond including Benjamin Dewey (I Was the Cat), Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios Editor), Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen), Jeff Parker (Aquaman), Ibrahim Moustafa […]

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2. DC sinks to half of Marvel’s market share as sales drop in January

The Walking Dead #150There were a lot of drops in January's sales charts -- however, some of them may not have been as steep as they seem. Marvel's domination of DC increased in January sales figures just released by Diamond, as DC's market share was exactly half of Marvel's. Ouch. Holdin' on for a Rebirth, alright.

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3. Black Comics Month: UPDATE! Read Concrete Park Volume 1 for FREE

Continuing our spotlight on #BlackComicsMonth, by arrangement with Vixentoday’s spotlight is Volume 1 of Concrete Park by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander. AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE from Dark Horse! This is a great deal on a very smart SF tale that Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing called Concrete Park is a beautifully […]

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4. Something Old, Something Lu 2/5/16 — Does MIRROR #1 Gleam? Do the PAPER GIRLS Stumble?

MirrorBannerWhat comics are worth your money this week? Managing Editor Alex Lu is here to let you know.

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5. Marvel Treasury Editions return with Spidey: All New Treasury Edition

Be still my heart! Marvel has found one last way to connect with nostalgic Bronze Age comics fans and hopefully newer readers: bringing back the Marvel Treasury Edition size book! The original Treasury Editions, published from the mid 70s until the early 80s, were an oversized format that was aimed at making a splash on […]

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6. Marvel’s terrifying mullets


 In 1992, the MTV News crew visited the Marvel Bullpen and talked to then Editor in Chief Bob Harras, the late Mark Gruenwald and the legendary Darren Auck, among other. You’ll be charmed and delighted by this look back at the olden days, and terrified and perhaps haunted by the astonishing number of mullets […]

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7. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/5/16: Artful smears

CLOWES.lg_.jpg  § Hoo boy the drumbeat for Patience by Daniel Clowes is beginning and here’s a petty epic profile of Clowes by Robert Ito with ILLUSTRATIONS by Rutu Modan, Anders Nilsen, Richard Sala, Isabel Seliger, Seth (above, der) and Anuj Shrestha just as a super duper bonus feature. Ito weaves together Clowes history with the rise […]

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8. Marvel Brings John Cena to Avengers Academy…Sort of

AVENGERS_ACADEMY_YEARBOOK_FINAL-01Send the Avengers to school on your mobile phone in Marvel Avengers Academy.

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9. FX’s LEGION adds Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, and Jean Smart

Dan Stevens 2FX's upcoming mutant series has landed its lead and supporting players

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10. The Marvel Rundown: Spider-Man Enters the 616 Stage Left

spider-man-1-variantMiles' has a fresh start in the 616 -- but is it any good?

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11. CW’s ARROW is Mistreating its Female Characters, and It’s NOT Okay

groundbreaking-graphic-novel-batman-the-killing-joke-is-becoming-an-animated-movie-505711On Arrow, women are constantly treated as tools rather than characters, used to further the legend of Oliver Queen.

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12. Report: Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter once fished a paper clip out of a trash basket

There was some drama and soul searching last week when it was revealed that Isaac and Laura Perlmutter had donated a cool $1 million dollars to Donald Trump’s mysterious veterans fundraiser. This was problematic because Perlmutter is Marvel’s CEO and Donald Trump is a racist, sexist demagogue who thinks Muslim people shouldn’t be allowed into […]

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13. WEBCOMIC ALERT: Maps to the Suns by Sloane Leong

Sloane Leong, artist on From Under Mountains from Image and many other fine comics, is starting a new one, Maps to the Suns which is being serialized on Comics & Cola. It's billed as a "girls basketball drama" so sold right there. She discussed it with RJ Casey in an interview at TCJ:

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14. Some Hourly Comics 2016 collected: Cathy Johnson, Joe Decie, Tillie Walden and more

Monday, February 1 was Hourly Comic Day, where cartoonists challenge themselves to draw comics every…hour. The results are quotidian and charming slices of lives from around the world. The idea is credited to John Campbell (Pictures for Sad Children) and started back in 2006. Now some of the best cartoonists do them. Alex Jones already […]

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15. Podcorn Podcast 2/3/16 — How Do We Build a Comics Industry for the 21st Century?

PodcornTVLogoWe're heading towards a tipping point in the market. Companies are partnering up with Walmart and Loot Crate and other alternative sales avenues are on the rise. DC is undergoing a Rebirth. Where do we go from here? How do we build a comics industry for the 21st century?

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16. Review: Kelly Froh & Dan Mazur’s two non-fiction delights

The Weekend Casserole Collection by Kelly Froh Froh brings together a number of short pieces from various sources — anthologies she’s contributed to, some of her own minis, as well as some previously unseen work — Covering incidents from all parts of her life — childhood sleepovers, high school crushes, strangers on buses, work acquaintances […]

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17. Disney Remasters Star Wars Once More, as a Graphic Novel!

star wars GN coverLast year, Marvel launched their new Star Wars comics by offering remastered editions of the original comic book adaptations. Well…  next March, Lusasfilm Press will release a brand new graphic novel adaptation of the original trilogy (AKA “A New Hope Strikes the Jedi”)! I can’t discover who made this; it’s listed as “LucasFilm Book Group”. Disney […]

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18. Coca Cola and Marvel are teaming up for the Super Bowl

It seems Marvel and Coke are teaming up for something on February 7th, the day of...the big game? The Super Bowl! A Super Bowl ad for Marvel -themed Coke cans? Characters shown: Iron Man, Hulk, Cap, Black Widow, Falcon and Ant-Man.

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19. Next Fall, Papercutz Sends Mickey Mouse to Purgatory, and Teams Up Barbie With Puppies!

peyo pussycatPapercutz, the kids-friendly brainchild of Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup, has announced 41 new titles for Fall 2016! They have an interesting mix: original graphic novels, imports from overseas, classics from decades past, and the occasional licensed property. So, what are the highlights? BARBIE! Yes, you might have heard and seen that Ms. Roberts has undergone a corporate […]

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20. THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL to officially crossover in March

flash-supergirl_56b24d43042f83.34397212The most fun superhero shows on tv are about to crossover

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21. You are your environment: Louise Bourgeois, Julia Wertz and the eternal mini-comic problem

Storage: the secret shame of the comics world. Like many in the comics industry I’m a bit of a packrat (to put it mildly) and getting free books all the time doesn’t help. (Tough life, I know.) I was recently reminded of this by a couple of stories. In one, Brooklyn cartoonist Julia Wertz’s tiny […]

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22. Webcomic alert: Albert Montey’s UNIVERSE #4 is out

At Panel Syndicate Albert Montey’s stylish SF tale continues: It’s been a long journey back from Taurus-77 but we’re finally here! And now the time has come to know all about their inhabitants, their customs, their cataclysm… UNIVERSE! #4 has less humans and more love, action, alien sex and earth shattering surprises than you can […]

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23. Black Comics Month: Princess LovePon by Shauna J Grant

Continuing our spotlight on Black Comics Month, by arrangement with site runner Miz Caramel Vixen, who wanted me to remind everyone that the #blackcomicsmonth tag and site run EVERY month and not just Black History Month. Normally the site spotlight creators twice a week but in February they do one a day. Today’s spotlight is […]

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24. Review: Hail, Caesar! – a gorgeous mess

hail caesar 2We review the latest comedic romp from The Coen Brothers

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25. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/3/16: Found! The David Bowie/Comics Connection

§ People are still talking about David Bowie, weeks after he died, and I imagine they’ll be talking about him for a long time to come. No pop star’s passing has affected so many people since, perhaps, Elvis and Michael Jackson. Although Bowie seems to have touched every emotion and artform in his amazing life, […]

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