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The Smirking Thing and Huggable Muppets of Doug Hills [Art]


Doug Hills can count himself among an all too small number of convention-circuit artists who can actually sketch The Thing for you and have him look like he has some personality. He can do a lot more, too, going by the Punisher, Green Arrow and Astro Boy pieces he has floating around out there. Hills has

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NPR On ‘Masterpiece Comics” Mashup Radness


One of the arguments comic book readers are pulled into with regrettable regularity is whether or not the medium is an art form, and if so, is it "high art" or "low art?" Fortunately for fans of sequential art, NPR cites one creat

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Quick Recap: BSG, Caprica Panel – Comic-Con Report


For a guy who seemed reluctant to climb aboard a Battlestar Galactica series when it first launched, Edward James Olmos is committed body and soul now.

At a Friday early afternoon press conference at Comic-Con International, Olmos hosted a BSG: Caprica - The Plan event to show preview footage of the new Caprica show and to discuss The Plan movie he directed to continue Syfy's top original franchise. The DVD release for that fil

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School Library Journal Reveals List Of Good Comics For Kids


As Blog@ was quick to notice, the School Library Journal has posted a summer reading list of good comics for kids that celebrate America's cultural diversity.

Choosing from a variety of publishers and genres, the list captures t

Old Tyme Archie Comics To Be Republished By IDW


As Archie Andrews pushes 70 years of publication, many younger fans of Riverdale's resident horn-dog with a heart of gold may not have had the chance to read up on his secret past.

Thanks to a partnership with IDW Publishing, Archie Comics will soon release reprints of the character's earlier tales in collected editions, including the first works by creators John Goldwater and Bob Montana.

The upcomin

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MasterClash — ‘Watchmen’ vs ‘The Spirit’


In case you've been hiding under a rock, nerds of every class, level and alignment have been wetting themselves over the trailer for Zack Snyder's adaptation of "Watchmen" and entertainment journalists have taken this opportunity to trot out the kind of hype typically reserved for pope visits.


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The Comics Page: Jose Villarrubia


I wouldn't be surprised if most of you weren't familiar with the work of painter/colorist/computer graphic artist Jose Villarrubia, with the possible exception of his gorgeous work adapting Alan Moore's Voice of the Fire and The Mirror of Love, both published by Top Shelf Productions. Never

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Encouraging Boys to Read More With Comics


Once in a while, it's nice and kinda humbling to read/hear catch phrases you thought you came up with all on your own emitting from the oral orifices of others. Case in point is Thursday's piece in the Washington Post about children's author Jon Scieszka, author

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Category: Graphic Novels

What Funnybook Words Would You Ban?


Perfect storm.



Back in the day.

Under the bus.

It is what it is.

Graphic novel?

Couldn't help but think about my friend Eddie Campbell -- seems he's taking a sabbatical from his must-read Fate of the Art

A Sneak Peek: Neil Gaiman’s Coraline


Enjoy this sneak peek straight from Neil of the animated adaptation of the Sandman muse's non-quite-a-children's-book Coraline by Laika Entertainment and director Henry Selick who directed Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Chri

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