Back in January, Wizard Entertainment announced the cancelation of Wizard Magazine, which had reigned for almost 20 years as one of the most prominent voice of mainstream comics, presumably so that CEO and self-help enthusiastGareb Shamus could devote more time to his responsibilities running the International Fight League Black Bull Comics the Wizard World family of comic book and entertainment conventions.
It was a pretty surprising move, and I'll admit that as much as I feel I eventually moved away from Wizard, there was a time when I was a devoted reader, and I've got a stack of back issues from 1996 to 2000 to prove it. With the news of the magazine's cancellation, I decided to go through them and enjoy a little nostalgia, and I've got to admit, there's a lot of really good stuff in there. They didn't just pioneer the irreverent, humorous style that would later be completely embraced by the Comics Internet, but the issues I went through featured original work from creators like Stan Sakai and Evan Dorkin, spotlights on offbeat comics like Rick Remender's Black Heart Billy, and recommendations on back issues that were well worth digging through quarter bins for.
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Kevin Smith's Batman stories are the worst Batman comics I've ever read, and while I haven't actually read them all, I've read enough that I'm pretty comfortable in declaring them the worst Batman comics ever. And with this week's rel
In comic books, it's hard to say that anyone ever truly dies; not sidekicks, not arch-nemeses, and not potentially profitable screenplays with high-profile creative reinterpretations. But in the third issue of Kevin Smith's upcoming "Green Hornet" comic, Dynamite Entertainment has announced that one main character will "die forever": The original Green Hornet, Britt Reid, his son Britt Jr
Southwest Airlines found itself in the midst of an internet firestorm after ejecting director and comics writer Kevin Smith from a flight heading from Oakland to Burbank as they only had one seat available -- and the airline determined that Smith's girth meant that he would need to purchase two seats
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Browsing through our stack of comics this week, the ComicsAlliance staff ran across this exchange between Bruce Wayne and a suspiciously Harley Quinnish Silver St. Cloud from "Bat
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's long-haired, strangely dramatic stoner Superman! Yes, Nicolas Cage's Superman fetish is well-documented -- he even named his son Kal-El -- and it's no secret that he was angling for the role of the Man of Steel for years.
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STAN 'THE MAN' LEE AND KEVIN SMITH TEAM UP FOR MAVERICK INTERACTIVE'S FIRST DVD RELEASE
One's the biggest name in comic book history, the other's the hottest moviemaker in the world under 40 – together they're dynamite in Marvel Then & Now: An Evening With Stan Lee and Kevin Smith, available on DVD just in time for the holidays as the debut feature from the Tampa studios of Maverick Interactive.
Filmed in front of a packed house at UCLA, Then & N
What I expected to be the latest installment in Kevin Smith's hugely entertaining traveling road show on Friday night at Comic-Con turned out be that only in part. Turns out it was also a painful lesson in how one should alw
Marvel Then and Now: An Evening with Stan Lee and Joe Quesada (hosted by Kevin Smith), was supposed to ship at the end of March. The way we know this is because we posted it on the Web site (www.thenandnowdvd.org), but we experienced a fe
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