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BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon Talks Sales, Series and Success [Interview]

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Now in his fifth year at the Los Angeles-based company, Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon has seen BOOM! Studios grow from what he's described as a "scrappy upstart" company that began in CEO Ross Richie's spare bedroom to what he's proud to say is now a top ten comic book publisher in the direct market. There have been ups and downs in that time, such as BOOM!'s bold steps into same-day digi

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‘The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor And The Ship That Sank Twice’ Graphic Novel Coming In September

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Fans with shelves fit to bursting with Vertigo collections and original graphic novels may want to make some room. The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor And The Ship That Sank Twice, a standalone Unwritten project by series creators Mike Carey and Peter Gross is coming in September and will feature additional art by Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon.The Unwritten follows Tom Taylor, the ad

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‘Hellblazer’ #300 Marks The End Of An Era For Constantine And Vertigo

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With the 300th and final issue of Vertigo's Hellblazer, out this week, several tumblers shift and lock into place. John Constantine moves to the New 52 on a full-time basis, with a new title beginning in March; the reset button is pushed on his continuity, and the most writer-driven character of the last thirty years is yanked from the comfort and promise of a Mature Readers label and forced to grow up again in a PG-13 world; and the longest-running title in the Vertigo line concludes a twenty year run, as the imprint focuses exclusively on creator-owned comics. It's a sad time for misfits everywhere, as Hellblazer is o

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WTF-ish: Vertigo’s ‘Fables’ and ‘The Unwritten’ to Crossover in May [Art]

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So this is pretty neat, actually. Created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, The Unwritten is an urban fantasy series starring Tom Taylor, a young man who was his famous father's inspiration for a character in a mega popular novel. But it seems that the line between reality and fiction is frighteningly small, and there may be mu

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A Pack Of Zombies And A Strange Child Take Center Stage in ‘The Unwritten’ #45 [Preview]

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Mike Carey and Peter Gross' epic tale about the power of stories continues this Wednesday with The Unwritten #45. Following the events of the last storyline, in which Tom Taylor ventured to the Land of the Dead in search of his los

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‘The Unwritten’: The Grown-up Boy Wizard Comic Begins a Twice-Monthly ‘War of Words’

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In the pages of The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross have crafted a remarkable epic about the power of stories. (If you've yet to try it, Vertigo offers the first issue as a free download.) On on

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Leaked ‘X-Men: Destiny’ Concept Art Reveals New Mutant Bro With Sick Tribal Tats

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The last time we wrote about X-Men: Destiny, we had news that players could choose from at least one of three new mutant characters and customize their powers before proceeding with the game's story, which is written by X-Men Legacy's Mike Carey and takes place in a world where Professor X is deceased, causing society to rev up its hatred for mutants. Sounds pretty good, huh? Well, some concept art (not the final product, thankfully) culled from the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine feature what we can only assume is one of those three new character

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Crisis on Infinite X-Men: ‘Age of X’ & ‘First to Last’ Coming in 2011 [Previews]

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After months of build-up in the comics themselves and in the comics press, we're finally seeing our first look at pages from the much anticipated Age of X: Alpha, the January one-shot that kicks off the Age of X storyline. What makes this noteworthy to us

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Choose Your Own Adventure Wisely: The Unwritten #17 [Review]

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When I was a kid I read a lot of Choose Your Own Adventure books, because it was the late 1980s and it was the thing to do at the time. Other generations had stickball or kick the can or hula hoops. We had sentences like

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The Unwritten: The Power of Stories, From Harry Potter to Frankenstein

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Tomorrow, the first trade paperback collection of Mike Carey and Peter Gross' Vertigo comic book series, "The Unwritten," hits bookstores. Subtitled "Tommy Taylor and the Case of the Bogus Identity," the book revolves around Tom Taylor, the son of a bestselling author named Wilson Taylor who mysteriously disappeared years before the story opens

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