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1. INTERVIEW: Frank Viva on Narrative Experimentation and Graphic Design in SEA CHANGE

VVBBannerFrancoise Mouly "said to me on several occasions that she doesn’t really want to be doing what other book publishers are doing. Why should I? There’s lots of them out there doing that. Let’s try some new stuff. That is her attitude. She loves experimentation."

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2. Entertainment Weekly reveals new SUICIDE SQUAD plot details

EW SUICIDE SQUAD 2Also take a look at the latest set of covers featuring the cast

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3. SDCC ’16: Comixology to release Creator Cards

Well it’s been a while since we had some of these but they never get tired: comic book creator collectible cards, coming courtesy of Comixology. And they come with free comics! Collect em all! Card will be given away at all 10 of Comixology’s panels and given away at various times at the booth. There […]

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4. EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut with THE FUN FAMILY

Fun Family cover (100dpi)Cartoonist Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut this summer with THE FUN FAMILY, a subversive look at the underbelly of the All-American family through the prism of Family Circus-esque Sunday morning comic strips. Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of modern parenting, childhood nostalgia, and good old American narcissism. The book, which goes on sale […]

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5. Kickstarter Spotlight: Dare2Draw’s New Anthology Needs Your Help to Bring Stories from The Next Generation of Artists to Life

NexusFeaturing NEXUS!

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6. SDCC ’16: All the Wednesday and Thursday panels with Kieron Gillen, Luc Besson and everyone in between

  IT’S HERE. Time to lock down those schedules, people. Comic-Con has released the entire schedule for Wednesday and Thursday and we’ll have a sleection of highlights as soon as our mnd stops boggling. JULY 20 • WEDNESDAY 4:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library Peter […]

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7. Take these superheroes back to your room with WBTV’s SDCC keycards

  Before you all rush to say Arrow, here’s the whole line-up of keycards from WBTV this year for SDCC.  It’s the eighth year in a row they’ve sponsored these valued mementos of time spent standing in line then collapsing in exhaustion on your hotel bed.   Arrow (premieres Wednesday, October 5, at 8/7c on The CW): […]

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8. SPX to spotlight Fantagraphics’ 40th Anniversary with Sacco, Clowes, more

If you weren't coming to SPX before, you are now: this year's edition will sotlight Fantagraphics' 40 year anniversary with a TRUE all-star line-up including: Joe Sacco, Trina Robbins, Daniel Clowes and The Hernandez Brothers, Carol Tyler, Jim Woodring, Drew Friedman and Ed Piskor.

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9. Warren Ellis and Phil Hester explore a strange ‘Shipwreck’ for AfterShock

shipwreck_lg  All we know about Shipwreck, the new AfterShock book from Warren Ellis and Phil Hester is that is concerns “a very unusual and very secret shipwreck. Which, given the work of Warren Ellis is enough for me. Throw in Phil Hester and it’s a pre-order must. The book comes out in October and has […]

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10. Review: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS treads old ground

It's a premise I perhaps expected too much from: What do pets get up to when their owners are at work all day? Turns out the answer is "pretty much the same thing as the toys in Toy Story."

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11. SDCC ’16: lots o’ news about badges, Conan, Wifi, Lion Forge, $300K trolley wraps and more

Welp, I guess the San Diego Comic-con is coming! Panels should be rolling out later today and we’ll catchup with some of the exclusives that have been coming at us for weeks. So here’s some news: ★ First off as you can see, this year’s coverage of Comic-Con at the Beat is sponsored by our […]

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12. Eric Powell is back with self-published series “Hillbilly”

Eric Powell gained a huge following with The Goon, but now he's got his own self published line called Albatross Funnybooks and a debut book, "Hillbilly" which went on sale this week. CBR has all the details, and though the bvook would appear to star a more violent Alan Moore it's actually about "Rondel, a man born with no eyes, yet cursed with terrible vision, who is out to rid the world of foul demons and witches." Spoiler: This book looks amazing!

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13. Boom! Studios teams with the WWE for comics

It’s one of the most durable licenses in comics: the WWE. And this time, Boom! is doing the honors, as revealed in the LA Times with a John Cena illo by Jamal Campbell. “Here at Boom! we’re thrilled to be a part of WWE’s return to the comic book medium,” said Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt […]

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14. Podcorn Podcast 7/6/16 — Matt Rosenberg on CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN & 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK

RosenbergWE CAN NEVER GO HOME Writer Matt Rosenberg comes on the air to discuss his new projects!

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15. Review: ‘Shadoweyes’ is a true transformative superhero

It’s a rare occasion that you can use words like sweet, thoughtful, and gentle to describe a science fiction superhero story taking place in a brutal, dystopian urban battleground, but thanks to Sophie Campbell’s Shadoweyes from Iron Circus Comics, that day has arrived. Set in a cluttered and decaying city of the future, Dranac, Campbell introduces […]

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16. DC Reborn Week Five– Ranking the Rebirth Books & Round Up

SupesBannerAlex Lu and Kyle Pinion round up this week's Rebirth reviews and rank the first month of releases!

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17. DC Reborn Review: GREEN LANTERNS #2 fails to reignite a flagging franchise

BannerGreen Lanterns struggles to make us care about its rookie lanterns and high-stakes

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18. DC Reborn Review: GREEN ARROW #2 Continues Percy and Schmidt’s Hot Streak

BannerGreen Arrow continues to be one of the most surprising pleasures of the Rebirth line

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19. DC Comics Month-to Month Sales May 2016: It’s a Rebirth Apocalypse!

REbirthDCDavid Carter looks at DC's sales at the precipice of their Rebirth.

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20. DC Reborn Review: BATMAN #2 Unveils an Intriguing Conspiracy in Gotham

BannerKing and Finch's second outing keeps up the momentum of the first with some key reveals

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21. Introducing Riri Williams, Marvel’s New Black Iron Woman

imvim2015_promoSay hello to the newest member of the Marvel family.

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22. DC Reborn Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH Misses the Mark in the Wake of JLA

BannerHitch's initial Justice League outing lacks the energy of his DC You era work

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23. INTERVIEW: Briggs Land, a dark slice of Americana in comic form

BRILAN #1 CVRWith so many new comics, TV shows, and films out there; it’s easy for even the most open readers to fall down a jaded hipster hole of “meh” when something comes along that tells a bold tale. Dark Horse Comics is set to launch a new crime drama series in August sure to grab even the […]

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24. DC Reborn Review: AQUAMAN #2 Lacks a Solid Hook

BannerThe King of the Seas needs some narrative momentum or risks becoming another forgettable take

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25. DC Reborn Review: SUPERMAN #2 enacts a perfect blend of action and sentimentality

BannerTomasi and Gleason continue to excel with the family dynamics of Superman

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