The Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto played host to Fan Expo Canada this past weekend. The event is Canada's largest nerd convention and has been billed as "the third largest pop culture event in North America," though that doesn't count the forthcoming Avril Lavigne/Nickelback wedding.
This is the tenth installment of ComicsAlliance Vs. AvX, our unofficial scorecard for Marvel's big summer publishing event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. The tenth issue! When all this started there were barely any parodies of Somebody That I Used To Know on YouTube. That's how long we've been doing this! This iss
Comic-Con 2012 has featured a few big announcements from several publishers. Not to be outdone, Image dropped a few of their own. At their panel on Saturday, Editor-in-Chief EricStephenson was joined on stage by Matt Fraction, Joe Casey, Darick Robertson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, James Robinson and Greg Rucka, each of whom will be doing new projects for the publisher in the coming year.
Stephenson opened the panel by himself and announced a f
The authors of Criminal, Sleeper and Incognito, Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker have crafted yet another must-read series in Fatale, published by Image Comics. It's a bestseller, sure, but more than that, it's a really good comic. Brubaker and P
Video games designer Tim Schafer is renowned for creating some of the most quirky and lovable adventure games in the past two decades, including Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Psychonauts. Though he still commands a rabid fan base of the genre, the nature of the video games industry is such that financing a
Readers of Image Comics have no doubt noticed some conspicuous new house ads across the indie publisher's diverse line of mostly creator-owned titles. The promos feature not artwork or anything else that we're used to seeing in the form of a comic book advertisement, but rather photographic portraits of some of the creators of those comics paired with the slogan "Experience Creativity." The campaign is part of Image Publisher Eric Ste
In 2004, writer Ed Brubaker began a run on Marvel's Captain America (that continues to this day) with a 13-issue epic reintroducing the long-dead Bucky Barnes, former partner of Captain America, as the Winter Soldier, a brainwashed Soviet agent brought in and out of stasis all throughout the Cold War to participate in all forms of assassination, espionage and other skullduggery. Following his own brief career as the Sen
I have this theory that Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are the best writer/artist team presently working in the mainstream comics industry. They've been collaborating for over ten years now, and at this point they're a well-oiled machine
It's always nice to see a creative team that is not only in sync, but clearly enjoys working with each other, blazing new trails and pushing their collective craft toward Olympian heights. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, who have been collaborating since 1999's Scene of the Crime, are one such duo. Today, they'r
The names "Butch Guice" and "Bettie Breitweiser" would have been enough to sell me on the forthcoming Winter Soldier series even if I wasn't already a great fan of writer Ed Brubaker's work with the Bucky Barnes character, but a trio of unlettered preview pages has pushed me over the line from merely "sold" to "can't wait." Artist Guice and colorist Breitweiser are standout talent
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