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1. Catching Up


Posting here is likely to continue to be sparse for a while, aside from occasional announcement-type notes such as this one. I'm preparing for Ph.D. qualifying exams and anything not related to that and/or to the impending release of Blood: Stories has been cut from my waking hours since this summer.

Blood: Stories has an official release date of February 20. It is at the printer now as I write this, and can be ordered not only from the publisher, but also from Amazon (U.S.), Barnes & Noble, and Small Press Distribution. (It hasn't hit Book Depository yet, but when/if it does, I'll post a link, as that's often the least expensive way to order internationally.) There will be an e-book version eventually, but not until this summer at the earliest. BLP also has a new subscription series for their books, which has various options, all of which are less expensive than buying the books individually.

I'll be in New York City this coming weekend to read at the Sunday Salon series on February 21 at Jimmy's No. 43 (43 E. 7th St.) at 7pm alongside Alison Kinney, Thaddeus Rutkowski, and Terese Svoboda. If you're in the area, stop by!

Various other events are coming up, too. I'll mention them here, but you can also keep up with things via Twitter, my newsletter, and/or the book's Facebook page.


Speaking of books, Eric Schaller's debut story collection, Meet Me in the Middle of the Air, has now been released by Undertow Publications (and is available as both a bookbook and an e-book at the usual outlets). It's a marvelous concatenation of stories of horror, dark fantasy, and general weirdness. Some are disturbing, some are amusing, some are both. It's a really smart, entertaining book. I'm especially pleased it's coming out now, near to the release of my own collection, because Eric has been my erstwhile partner in a number of crimes, including The Revelator (a new issue of which is impending. Even more than its been impending before). Eric hasn't always gotten the credit he deserves as fiction writer because he only publishes stories now and then, and often in somewhat esoteric places, so it's a real pleasure and even a (dare I say it?) revelation to have a whole book of his work and to get to see the range and complexity of his writing.

Finally, in terms of new work, I have exciting news (well, exciting to me) -- my story "Mass" will appear in the next print issue (issue 66) of Conjunctions. It's a tale of academia, mass shootings, and theoretical physics. Having it published by Conjunctions is almost as exciting for me as having a book out, because Conjunctions is my favorite literary journal, the place where the aesthetic feels most convivial to my own, and I've been submitting to it for almost 20 years. I've had stories on the website twice ("The Art of Comedy" and "The Last Vanishing Man"), and numerous stories that came close, but were not quite right for the theme of the issue or didn't quite fit with other material or just weren't quite to the editors' tastes. Getting into the pages of Conjunctions means more to me than getting into The New Yorker or any other magazine would (although I'd love the New Yorker paycheck!).

I think that's it for news. Thanks for reading, and thanks for bearing with me!

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2. ANNOUNCEMENT: How Charise Harper’s CRAFTY CAT Will Teach Kids to Embrace Their Inner Strength Through Art!

2From First Second Books comes a new series about a young girl and her artistic alter ego!

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3. VOTE for the Comics Industry Person of the Year!

enhanced-buzz-2622-1374017569-19 (1)This year we're opening person of the year voting to everyone!

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4. DC to Dominate CW on January 19th, Release new SUICIDE SQUAD Trailer

jokerWe're going to get hurt really, really badly on January 19th.

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5. Marvel’s Zany Mashup Character Gwenpool Gets her Own Unbelievable Series

4965618-the_unbelievable_gwenpool_1_coverMarvel has been eager to promote Gwenpool, their newest mishmash of two established characters. Thankfully, the publisher has been careful to not overuse her right out of the gate, testing her potential in a few Howard the Duck backups and a fun Holiday special. However, the kid gloves came off today as Marvel officially announced The Unbelieveable Gwenpool. The series will […]

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6. DC Comics Announces ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL, CBS Series Tie-In Comic

bengalsupergirlTake flight with DC's new Supergirl Digital Comic, coming early next year!

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7. REVEAL: The Cover to NOWHERE MEN #8

We're all getting starry-eyed

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8. HOUSE OF CARDS’ Nathan Darrow Cast as GOTHAM’s Mr. Freeze

It's a cold cold world we live in.

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9. New INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN Series Sees Bendis & Maleev Take Stark Global

As per Marvel’s announcement through EW this morning, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev have signed up to put a Batman Incorporated spin on the man in the suit built in a cave with a box of scraps.  International Iron Man, set to debut early next year, will feature Tony Stark at his most outwardly […]

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10. Welcome Marvel’s New THE PUNISHER Creative Team: Cloonan & Dillon!

Bang bang. Welcome back the one who knocks.

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11. Image’s January Solicits Tease Early Deaths, Fresh Starts, NOWHERE MEN’s Return

Who killed the world? Science. Science is the new metal.

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12. Rumor: FX to Produce Brian K. Vaughan’s “Y: THE LAST MAN” for TV

According to Hollywood Reporter, FX has a Y: the Last Man TV series in the works.  Written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra, the Vertigo comic was Vaughan’s breakout success and led to his producer role on ABC’s Lost.  Vaughan is slated to be joined by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson from Color Force, a studio […]

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13. NYCC ’15: Dark Horse CLASSIFIED Liveblog

Hey all, stay tuned to this page for live updates as we cover the Dark Horse CLASSIFIED panel. #dhclassified Panelists include Dark Horse PR rep Steve Sunu, Rebels writer Brian Wood, MIND MGMT writer Matt Kindt, and editor in chief David Marshall. 11:05- Brian Wood and Tristan Jones will write ALIENS: DEFIANCE, coming out April […]

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14. Exclusive Reveal: Tula Lotay’s Cover to REBELS #10!

Brian Wood’s and Andrea Mutti’s Rebels and I have a special relationship.  Way back before issue one came out in March, I wrote an advance review of the title as my first assignment for The Beat.  More than half a year in and Rebels is still going strong, recently wrapping up its first arc. One of the highlights of […]

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15. “Death Note” Creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata Announce “Platinum’s End”

  You, me, and everyone into manga around 2006 should remember Death Note, the fantastic psychological thriller about a bored teenage genius outwitting the police and a reclusive detective as he reshapes the world one murder at a time.  Following the series’ conclusion, creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata went on to create the light-hearted Bakuman, […]

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16. DeConnick’s and De Landro’s “Bitch Planet” to Receive Limited Edition Hardcover Treatment for Local Comic Shop Day

In a special push to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day on November 28th, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, artist Valentine De Landro, and Image Comics have partnered with ComicsPRO, a retail association comprised of comic book shops, to release a special limited hardcover edition of Bitch Planet‘s first volume. The dystopian series, which focuses on a group of women imprisoned off-world […]

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17. New “Heroes: Reborn” Trailer Features Character Death

She’s dead, Jim! Back in 2006, when the first season of the NBC superhero drama Heroes was debuting to rave reviews and mass audience acclaim, the show managed to turn its tagline, “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World,” into a meme.  It was incredibly prolific, albeit a little nonsensical– describing the show perfectly. It looks like the […]

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18. Weekend Wrap Up: “Omega Men” No Longer Cancelled, X-Men Facing a Slow Death, and More

This weekend turned out to be a very busy one for comics news.  As our chief steward, Heidi MacDonald, takes a well deserved rest this morning following the conclusion of Small Press Expo, let’s take a look at some of the big breaking stories from the last few days. Omega Men Lives When we broke […]

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19. The Legend of Korra to Receive Complete Series Box Set, See the Cover Art!

  The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon’s four season follow up to the beloved Avatar: the Last Airbender, is receiving a full series DVD box set.  It was recently announced that Avatar would also finally be collected as a 16 DVD complete series box set this fall, so this move comes as little surprise. No release date was assigned […]

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20. Check Out Who’ll Be Fighting Whom in “Captain America: Civil War”

Some big news came out of Marvel Studios today as they unveiled some concept art from next year’s Captain America: Civil War.  The art confirms the members of each side in the film’s hero on hero war and gives us some new information about the movie’s major players. Of note is Agent 13 Sharon Carter, who made her […]

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21. Treat Yo’self to a Secret Treasure Trove of Neil Gaiman Rarities

  You’ve got your mimosas.  You’ve got your fine leather goods.  How about your rare, never-before-released Neil Gaiman Stories? The American Gods and Sandman author has teamed up with The Moth, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Humble Bundle to present the Humble Book Bundle: Neil Gaiman Rarities.  For the next two weeks, users can pay as […]

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22. Another Two Bite the Dust, “Sensation Comics” and “Batman ’66” are Cancelled; “Green Lantern: the Lost Army” Missing from Solicits, has the “Circle of Trust” been Broken?

Looks like bad news comes in droves.  Hot on the heels of DC’s announcement that Omega Men, Doomed, and three other series have been cancelled, DC solicited the final issues of Digital First titles Batman ’66 and Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman.  Both of these series will conclude in December, with Batman ’66 making it to a healthy 30 issues and Sensation […]

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23. Check out Paolo Rivera’s “Hellboy & the B.P.R.D.: Beyond the Fences #1” Cover

  Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy has been a cornerstone of comics since his debut in 1993 (he’s as old as I am!).  The character has survived the tumultuously shifting tides of the industry and a series of creative changes during his tenure at Dark Horse.  Now a few more changes are coming. Today, EW revealed the […]

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24. Andy Kubert Reveals “Dark Knight III” Program Cover for NYCC ’15

  In a press release today, ReedPOP revealed the cover to the 2015 New York Comic Con program guide.  Illustrated by superstar artist Andy Kubert, the cover celebrates the 10th anniversary of NYCC and the 30th anniversary of the Frank Miller classic The Dark Knight Returns.  This collaboration between DC Comics and ReedPOP also seeks to […]

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25. Dustin Nguyen & Derek Friedolfs to Illustrate Young Justice League for Scholastic in “DC Comics: Secret Hero Society”

You first heard about it from us a few weeks back— a secret project being produced by Eisner-nominated Lil’ Gotham co-writers Dustin Nguyen and Derek Friedolfs in partnership with all-ages book publisher Scholastic and DC Comics.  Finally, we have the official announcement. The first of three illustrated novels licensed by Scholastic, Secret Hero Society: The Study Hall of […]

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