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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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund booth is always a necessary stop at Comic-Con. Their table is covered with great comics signed by great creators, and purchases go to a very important cause. They also always boast an impressive list of exclusives and other items, and this year is no different. If you swing by the CBLDF table, you can pick up an exclusive Adventure Time cover by regular AT contributor Chrystin Garland, a print of a graphic from Super Graphic author Tim Leong detailing why certain comic books are banned in libraries, and a "Bill Gaines Was Right" t-shirt, depicting the legendary EC editor who famously defended First Amendment rights in his testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1954. You can check out all three below.
For the fifth year in a row, comic shop Things From Another World is partnering with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for their annual Comic Con art auction. As in previous years, several celebrated artists are contributing illustrations to help raise money for the non-profit First Amendment defender, including Jill Thompson, Roger Langridge, Tim Seeley, Jonathan Case, Jeffrey Brown and more. In previous years, artists only donated original sketches, but this year the CBLDF has pages of original artwork, including a Charlie Adlard page from The Walking Dead. For the last two weeks, TFAW has been rolling out each new donation on its website, and we've collected some of the illustrations below.
In 2010, Canadian customs officers discovered manga images on vacationing U.S. citizen Ryan Matheson's laptop and found them offensive enough to throw him in jail. Matheson contended those images were mainstream drawings from art books, but he was accused of possessing child pornography and spent days in jail before making bail
TV: Firefly sort of pops up in a new Arrow Promo for the show's January 16 episode.
Movies: Jamie Foxx's Electro costume in The Amazing Spider-Man movie sequel apparently won't be green and yellow like in the classic comics.
Community: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has pos
The non-profit organization dedicated to promoting free speech and protecting the comic book industry from censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced this week a donation of $60,000 from the Gaiman Foundation. Founded in 2012
Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson and Russ Braun's The Boys is a series that makes a point out of mining the darker underbelly of the superhero genre, in the process exposing more violent and sexual elements than many are comfortable with... including, it seems, o
As if new material from the likes of Kieron Gillen, Chris Roberson, Mike Allred and Ben Templesmith isn't enough to make you want to pick up this year's CBLDF Liberty Annual, there's something else that might tempt you towards the fundraising special issue: An all-new The Walking Dead story by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.The new story - centering around the Governor, due