It's kind of weird when your generation takes over. I just saw a movie made by a guy who obviously grew up with all the same stuff I did. It's as if the movie was made based on my own notes on what I'd like to see in a Superman movie, but getting exactly what you ask for isn't the same as getting what you want.
As much as I like digging through the quarter bins for a run of Punisher 2099, the real action at a convention always comes from browsing through Artist's Alley for the new books that you can't get anywhere else. As much as the focus at conventions falls on superheroes, there's a lot of great independent stuff out there that you can pick up directly from the people who made it -- and it's especially easy at a convention like Charlotte's HeroesCon, which gives a huge amount of floor space over to the indies.
We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
Have you ever read a line so good that you get jealous and angry at yourself for not thinking it up even while you're laughing at the pure joy of reading it? Because there's a part in Final Frontier, Tom Scioli's webcomic follow-up to the incredible American Barbarian, where the sinister villain has trapped one of his enemies in a gigantic pinball machine-inspired torture chamber that's remotely controlled by the unwitting Pinball Witch, and one of his henchmen delivers the line "Robot Dracula is an efficient tormentor."
It's the kind of line that made me want to just give up on comi
Video: Julie Sokolow chronicles Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli and Jasen Lex's trip to the bi-annual basement sale at New Dimension Comics.
Shopping: A permanent One Piece store has opened in Tokyo, selling more than 10,000 different licensed products based on Eiichiro Oda's manga/anime.
Video: Just in time for the recent release
I've been taking a sketchbook to comic book conventions for years -- and I've gotten some truly amazing things -- but when this year's HeroesCon rolled around, I decided to start a new one with a theme. I st
In our recurring feature, ComicsAlliance writer Chris Sims and a rotating cast of talented artists imagine a finer world to bring you a look at the Best Comics Ever that Did Not, Will Not, and occasionally Can Not Happen! This week, the incredible Tom Scioli, artist of Image's Godland and American Barbarian joins us for what would have unquestionably been the single greatest comic book of all time.
In the 1980s, the legendary Jack Kirby began designing characters and toys
Tom Scioli is probably best known to comics readers as the artist and co-creator of Image's Godland, but for the past few months, he's been hard at work on American Barbarian, which has a pretty good shot at being the best new webcomic of the year.
Set in what Scioli has dubbed