Monday night on Twitter, writer Greg Pak was imagining who might play superheroes and supervillains in movies of eras past. He started a hashtag, #1930sSuperheroCasting, which spread far and wide as the night continued, with comics Twitter offering a wide variety of vintage choices for heroes and villains from Marvel and DC. While Pak and others also veered into other decades, it was the 1930s hashtag that really took off.
ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate dreams of another word, a better world, a magical, mythical place where we're not all on Twitter every waking minute of every day! And also where we are chairs.
Do you have burning questions for writer Brian K. Vaughan? Well, good news, because for most of the day today, he's taking over the Panel Syndicate Twitter account and answering people's questions. Just last week, Vaughan and artist Marcos Martin finished their 10-issue maxiseries The Private Eye that they offered under a "pay-as-you-like" model on the Panel Syndicate website. In addition to answering questions, Vaughan is talking about comics he likes, posting videos, and more. He promises no spoilers during his tweeting today, though, so if you haven't read the series yet, you can still check out the feed.
Skullkickers and Wayward author Jim Zub launched a simple hashtag late on Wednesday that turned the comics Twittersphere into a museum of childhood memories, with fans and creators sharing '#fourcomics' that influenced them growing up. With fans of varying ages and experiences sharing issues and series that shaped them as kids or that still influence them today, the hashtag quickly became one of the top trending topics of conversation on Twitter.
ComicsAlliance has collected some examples from comic writers, artists, and cartoonists, but anyone with a Twitter account can contribute their own four comics that shaped them by using the #fourcomics hashtag, and anyone can check out the hashtag to see what everyone is posting. Warning: You will be transplanted back to your earliest comic book memories and feel an irresistible urge to go digging through longboxes for your worn-out favorite comics.
Umbrella Academy creator and former My Chemical Romance frontman/recently announced solo artist Gerard Way has a huge Twitter following -- 740,000 followers -- and he's good about using it to share his comic book work. For example, he used his Twitter account as a springboard for his new comic starring cats, All Ages.
Still, he doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of the way some users abuse the social media platform. At least not according to his new comic on The Talkhouse, in which he imagines a Twitter-style conversation between two cat people in a house.
Straight from X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer's Twitter feed comes news that The Age of Apocalypse could be coming in 2016... or at least "an" age of Apocalypse. Hashtags make for curious reading. Gee, it's like Fox saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer drop today or something...
Some New York Comic Con attendees were quick to head to Twitter to share their excitement about the start of the show. And even if you didn't, New York Comic Con may have done it for you.
Many fans, professionals and press attending on Thursday discovered, much to their surprise, that promotional tweets were sent from their accounts about the show.
Usually, in our news posts here on ComicsAlliance, we tend to avoid being too forceful in our statements or letting our personal opinions shade our writing. But it's incumbent upon me to say this: If you are not following the @iamsteranko account on Twitter, you are missing out on the most entertaining comics Twitter going right now. Is it really Jim Steranko? I have no idea. It's not verified. It doesn't really matter, though. It's a thing of wonder.
Online harassment is, sadly, so much a part of the Comics Internet - Hell, the Internet in general, depressingly - that it can sometimes be very easy to become immune to it, even accidentally; insults or abuse become glossed over as we tut to ourselves, think troll and move on to something else...