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Speed Racer Returns to Comics

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As longtime readers of this site already know, I love me some Speed Racer. That said, it certainly came as a nice surprise to hear that IDW is planning the return of Speed to comics beginning in January with Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer. They're even plotting a

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‘The Naked Artist’ and Other Comic Book Legends

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In The Naked Artist: Comic Book Legends, Bryan Talbot bravely goes where no one has dared go before: on the record, telling the embarrassing tales of legendarily bad behavior on the part of comic creators that have previously gone untold outside of convention bars.

Talbot shares these stories in his own voice, in the conversational fashion that they are told (and told, and retold) among comi

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Star-Studded CBLDF Auction Begins on eBay!

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This year's annual CBLDF holiday auction has now kicked off on eBay, and if you're looking for some holiday gift ideas for the comics fan on your list, there are some truly outstanding goodies included here. There are many rare items signed by luminaries including Jim Lee, Frank Cho, Robert Kirkman, Neil Gaman, Charles Vess, Harlan Ellison, and Laur

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Hile, Gunslingers! Second ‘Dark Tower’ Volume to Showcase New Material

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If you're like me --a huge fan of Stephen King's magnum opus The Dark Tower, but not a very big fan of comic adaptations unless the original author is writing the script-- you might have approached Marvel's Dark Tower series with some trepidation when it appeared earlier this year. If, like me, you ultimately decided to give the series a shot, I'd be willing to be that you, too, found it to be an outs

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‘WANTED’ Trailer Doesn’t Disappoint

Kevin and Seacord touched on the WANTED trailer in the Explosion a couple of weeks ago, but after another viewing, I'm thinking this trailer merits a spotlight of its own:

Since we already had a pretty good idea that costumes were out for the movie, I've gotta say this looks every bit as sweet as I could've hoped. "The sheep or the wolf?" This sucker sure looks "big and bad" to me.

What do you think?

(Missed our exclusive interview with WANTED co-creator J.G. Jones? Find it here!)

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‘Boobage’ and More: The Treasures of SPX

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As you'll have likely guessed by now, it's difficult for me to be objective regarding SPX, so I'll just say that day two of the show has been typically great. Lots of women, and quite a large number of kids (largely due to Jeff Smith's appearance no doubt) made for a splendidly mixed crowd

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Inanimate Cartoons at SPX

Douglas Wolk, of Reading Comics fame, moderated an informative panel exploring the relationship between animation and comics this evening at SPX. Joining Wolk on the panel were Kim Deitch, Jeff Smith, Tom Neely and Roger Langridge.

All of the panelists except Langridge have had (o

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