Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected. Among the new creator-owned book
The latest ruling in the legal struggle between Marvel and Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich took an even uglier turn this week, with Marvel stipulating that they will only drop their countersuit again Friedrich if he pays $17,000 for selling Ghost Rider merchandise at conventions. While $17,000 may not be a significant amount of money on a corporate scale, it does represent significant hard
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) spurred controversy in the comics world recently when a list of companies that support the bill hit the internet and named both Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics parent company Time Warner as pro-SOPA. Comics writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) spoke out against the apparent Big Two support for the bill today in a se
DC Comics may have left Clark Kent's longtime super-pet to a grim fate on the planet Krypton as part of their New 52 Superman continuity shakeup, but Krypto's spirit lives on in Sonny, the beloved canine companion of comics writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre). An 8-year-old greyhound mix, Son
On sale now in finer comics shops is Dark Horse Presents #4, the latest issue of Dark Horse's prestigious anthology series. Featuring no distracting advertisements, the 80-page book contains new material by
On sale now is Criminal Macabre Omnibus volume 1, a handsome new volume from Dark Horse collecting the early issues of the series by Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith and Kelly Jones. Criminal Macabre tells the variously dark and depraved stories of Cal McDonald, a hard-drink
Besides the exciting news of a Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover written by Chris Roberson with art by Jeffrey and Phillip Moy (not to mention covers by Phil Jimenez), IDW Publishing shared with fans at Comic-Con International a number of other projects they can expect to see in the near future, including a new 30 Days of Night ongoing series; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman; Memorial, also by Chris Roberson; Monocyte by Menton3, Godzilla and much more.Rather than proceed through a standard slideshow, the IDW crew - led by Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and Director of Retail Marketing Dirk Wood - unveiled a colorful game wheel containing a number of subjects, titles and prizes for attendees to win. Among the
In what may truly be an unprecedented marketing initiative, IDW Publishing is offering fans of the Twilight saga to trade in any copy of one of the books from Stephenie Meyer's novel series about vampire romance -- or their comic book adaptations --
I'm not gonna lie, folks: Ever since I reviewed the first issue of IDW's SuicideGirls comic, in which the Internet's favorite alt-porn pin-up site was recast as a gang of tattooed, bloodthirsty, katana-wielding terrorist revolutionaries, it has quickly become one of the comics I look forward to the most. How could it not? The whole thing was like a Russ Meyer fever dream rendered in the absolutely beautiful art of Cameron Stew
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