Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium. ComicsAlliance
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you, to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: How would Cobra Commander fare in the presidential debates? -- @Maxy_Barnard
A: Listen, buster, I don't know what you've hear
G.I. Joe: Retaliation makes its theatrical debut on June 29th, with plenty of licensed G.I. Joe comics on the way from IDW Publishing to greet it. Though the first movie wasn't that well-reviewed, it was still highly watched, and the excitement over the sequel has grown steadily since the undeniably awesome Superbowl trailer. Before the fervor builds to a level that goes on to devour the earth and stars, let's take a moment to appreciate the work of the man who made the whole G.I. Joe phenomenon possible: artist and writer Larry Hama.
Go to enough "How to Write Comics" panel discussions and you're sure to hear several pieces of advice over and over again: how to build a plot, create complete characters, dramatic rise and blah blah blah everything else you should realistically already know. The most important piece of advice is the one that only comes up at the best panels: go live a life. Go out into the world and learn and experience things, so you'll actually have something to write about. For living proof, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better example in comics than Larry Hama.
Before the world was trained to think of faceless armies of armored bad guys as expendable clones (thanks a lot, Star Wars prequels!), the throngs of fandom were content to watch their favorite heroes lay waste to scores of thugs they just assumed were the grown up versions of the bullies nobody liked in high school. Leave i
Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: I've been reading GI Joe: Cobra. What are some of the best GI Joe runs or stories? -- @drmagnificent
Rocktober? Shocktober? Mohawktober? Here at ComicsAlliance, we just can't decide what we want to celebrate this month, so we're bringing you a different monthly theme every day! Today, we're saluting one of the greatest members of America's daring, highly trained special missions force: Chef and heavy weapons specialist Sgt
In honor of Memorial Day, ComicsAlliance presents a classic feature focused on one of the best war comics of all time: The 'Nam, a war comic that focused not on violence or politics, but on people.
Frequency of Publication: Monthly Ongoing Series
Retail Price: Cover A/B/C - $3.50
Author: Robert Rodi (Rogue, Loki, Elektra)
Concept by Steven E. De Souza (Die Hard screenplay writer)
Artist: Matt Merhoff
A – Joe Jusko
B – Ryan Odagawa
C – Tim Seeley
Her identity established, the enemy identified, and the goal set... Sheena's read
SPOOKS is the name of a secret branch of the government that guards humanity from things that go bump in the night, and when the king of all vampires allies with the deadliest of witches, it unleashes an invasion of classic monsters on Washington DC, calling the SPOOKS team into action.
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Devil's Due has provided Comics Alliance with a 5 page preview of the new Storm Shadow #1. The first issue is due in stores May 16.
Storm Shadow #1
by: Larry Hama & Mark Robinson
The life of Thomas Arashikage has taken him down paths that have allied him with both G.I. Joe AND Cobra. Now he's away from both sides of t