When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con, every publisher approaches the show a little bit differently. Whether they house cosplay contests, interactive displays, photo ops with talent, creator signings and/or a whole lot of purchasable product, SDCC booths are an opportunity for the publishers that can attend to make a big impression on one of the most attended pop culture gatherings of the year. You can get a sampling of what publishers like Marvel, DC, Archie, Boom!, IDW, 2000 AD, Dark Horse, Image, Fantagraphics, Oni and others were up to on the show floor of this year's SDCC after the cut.
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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
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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
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