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Denver ComicCon Had a Women In Comics Panel With No Women

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This weekend's Denver ComicCon came under fire when attendees discovered that a Women in Comics panel had only male panelists. While a representative of DCC has defended the panel as "not about current women creators or anything to do with industry bias," it seems odd that a convention with Trina Robbins, the eminent historian of women as creators and characters, as a guest would not invite her to join in on a discussion of the history of women in comics. While the misstep here is primarily on the panel organizers, it also raises a question of what obligation conventions have to moderate and comment on panels that are accepted.

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Boulet’s Collected ‘Notes’ to Receive English-Language Print Editions from Soaring Penguin Press

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French comics superstar Boulet is undoubtedly one of the most inspired and inventive writers and artists in comics today; his incredible works include Kingdom Lost, Darkness, and The Long Journey, which may well be the longest continuous webcomic ever produced. Now Soaring Penguin Press has picked up the English-language rights to his Notes series, which collects his various webcomics projects into English editions.

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Figuarts Hulkbuster Will Crush Your Dreams and Your Wallet

Bandai
Bandai

We've already seen the rest of Bandai's planned offerings from Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the Hulkbuster was teased not that long ago. Now we've got our first official look at the magnificent beast, and it is glorious. And expensive.

There are currently very few ways to get a standalone Hulkbuster action figure, and there are even fewer ways to get one at a reasonable price. While the price point on the upcoming SH Figuarts Hulkbuster is likely to turn many of you away, it is still quite a bit cheaper than the Hot Toys version. It'll also be just a tad bit more expensive than trying to hunt down all the figures in Hasbro's Hulkbuster BAF wave coming this summer.

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Exclusive: Maestro Smashes the Marvel Universe in New ‘Future Imperfect’ Cover by Rafa Garres

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Maestro, the despotic senior incarnation of the Hulk from Peter David's classic "Future Imperfect" storyline, is back in one of the Battleworld zones of Secret Wars, and in the pages of the new Future Imperfect series from David and Greg Land. From the looks of the fancy jewelry he's wearing on Rafa Garres' fantastic variant cover for issue #2 --- debuting exclusively on ComicsAlliance --- the other Marvel heroes haven't fared so well in Maestro's domain.

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Robert Kirkman Joins the Writers’ Room for ‘Transformers’ Movie Franchise

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Paramount

A couple of months ago, we learned that Paramount, along with producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, hired Akiva Goldsman to head up a new Transformers brain trust, giving Goldsman creative control over the future of the franchise. Goldsman has just put together the writers' room for the upcoming sequels and spinoffs, and it’s…interesting.

According to Deadline, Goldsman has wrangled The Walking Dead creator and Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman, Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2 writer Zak Penn and Jeff Pinkner, who’s written for Lost and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. That’s a bit of a mixed bag, but each writer has one thing in common (aside from being your average white dude): they’re all versed in large scale sci-fi.

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‘DC You’ Claims Diverse Stories, Offers Generic Cool-Dad Language

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Yesterday, DC Comics announced a new marketing initiative that it has titled "DCYou," aimed at celebrating "Fan-Favorite Characters, Top-Notch Talent, Diverse Stories and DC Fans," according to the press release.

This being DC, there are some notable missteps in this initial launch that don't bode well for the campaign as a whole. The biggest problem seems to be a corporate appropriation of messages that the publisher thinks readers want to hear, which lack something when run through the filter of corporate language. The hope is that this signals good intentions, but recent creator numbers at DC don't back that up.

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The ‘A-Force’ Experience: A Perplexing Read for a Lapsed True Believer

Jim Cheung
Jim Cheung

A-Force is an alternate reality limited series that's a part of the current Marvel Comics crossover event, Secret Wars. Written by G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Jorge Molina, it's been greatly anticipated due to its pile-up of Marvel's best and lesser-known female superheroes, leading many to believe that it would be an all-women adventure.
At first it seems like an island full of women, and then it seems like an island full of superheroes. It’s neither. It’s not. This is no Themyscira.

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DC and Vertigo Comic Book Releases for August 2015 [Solicitations]

DC and Vertigo Comic Book Releases August 2015
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Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in August 2015 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.

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Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Takes Wannabe Heroes Into the Fourth Dimension

Six Flags Entertainment Corp
Six Flags Entertainment Corp

What kid growing up reading comics hasn't dreamed of being a member of an elite planet-saving force like the Justice League? Well now you're going to have the chance to help your favorite heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman tackle the likes of Lex Luthor and the Joker in a little place we like to call the fourth dimension. Wait. No. Texas. Which may as well be another dimension.

Yes, that's right; Six Flags Over Texas (the "Thrill Capital of Texas" as long as we're just putting words next to each other) will debut a new DC-themed attraction this summer dubbed Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. And get this--it's going to be in 4D. Well, at least what amusement parks consider 4D because it's not really possible to transcend the barriers of space and time in an amusement park ride unless you're in The Explorers.

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Black Canary Emerges Victorious in Her Bishoujo Debut

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Kotobukiya

Finally, after what seemed like an impossible wait, Kotobukiya's Black Canary Bishoujo is really happening. Though the statue has had its share of development issues, Koto has been teasing this final iteration of the anticipated Black Canary for a few months now, and is actually on track to deliver her before the end of the year.

While it will be nice to finally be able to complete the Birds of Prey collection, Dinah Lance is missing a little something compared to her teammates. As you can see in the images, Black Canary's base is much more simplified stand, and lacks the gargoyle base like the rest of the Birds of Prey.

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