There's a downside to being a fictional character in heroic literature, aside from being beholden to the whims of an author or the deadly danger a character is so often subjected to. The role requires a certain remove from the rest of humanity, and warm, reciprocal relationships with others. To s
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Time travel is an tricky adventurescape to navigate. Despite a hero or heroine's best intentions, they tend to leave a trail of bodies/fractured timelines/nearly-kissed mothers in their wake across fiction. Cart
While it may not have ever reached the same level of recognition as Watchmen or V for Vendetta, Alan Moore's From Hell -- his collaboration with artist Eddie Campbell, which speculated on the possible identity and motivations of infamous 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper -- is considered by some to be the writer's greatest work. Now, he and Campbell are
Congressman John Lewis is a living legend. A more than 25 year veteran of the United States Congress, Lewis was one of the original Freedom Riders. He's also the sole living member of the Big Six -- leaders of six of the significant civil rights organizations active during the height of the civil rights movement -- whose members included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lewis' st
Last week, James Kochalka's SuperF*ckers debuted as an animated web series from Frederator Studios' Cartoon Hangover, and it is every bit as foulmouthed, hateful and hilarious as the original comic series. Set to run as a 12-episode season, SF focuses on a group of super-powered teens who are too busy sittin
Jame's Kochalka's Top Shelf series SuperF*ckers has been winning over comic book reading audiences for years with its brand of relentlessly profane teen nonheroism, so fan expectations for its animated incarnation coming to Frederator Studios' (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors) new online channel known as Cartoon Hanger have been appropriately high. Test animation and other promo materials have been circulating on CH and Kochalka's various blogs and social media
Continuing an annual tradition, Top Shelf is set to announce its fall sale of select merchandise through its website. From now until Friday, September 28, the popular indie comics publisher is offering deep discounts on several of its titles, with over 100 titles going for three dollars or less, including collections of work from creators like Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, James Kochalka and others.
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Independent publisher Top Shelf announced a companion to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From Hell, showed footage from the Superf*ckers cartoon based on the comics series by Eisner-award-winning cartoonist James Kochalka and discussed a flurry of other comic projects at its San Diego Comic-Con panel Saturday. Take in the full report after the cut.The panel, moderated b
The subtitle of Ed Piskor's new Top Shelf graphic novel, Wizzywig, is a bit of a cheat.
In classic TV-movie-of-the-week style, we're told the book is a "Portrait of a Serial Hacker," but protagonist Kevin "Boingthump" Phenicle's story is only about computer hacking in part, though that's certainly what he becomes infamous for. It's also a familiar story about a bullied kid who bu