Kansas City's Planet Comicon has steadily grown into what may be the biggest comics and pop culture convention in the Midwest. After spending several years in the Overland Park Convention Center, a mid-sized facility in a suburb of Kansas City, last year Planet Comicon moved to Bartle Hall, a much bigger facility in the heart of downtown. This year, the convention doubled in floorspace, drew cosplayers likes flies to vinegar, and brought in a litany of television and pop culture stars, including legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, pretty much the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the puffy one himself, Sir William Freaking Shatner.
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Hosted annually in Portland, Oregon, the Stumptown Comics Fest is one of the west coast's top conventions focused squarely on cartoonists and their work. This year's lineup of special guests includes a wide range of creators from the independent scene and beyo
One of the highlights of Portland's Stumptown Comics Festival each year is the Trophy Award and Art Battle that takes place on Saturday night at Cosmic Monkey Comics, where the winners of the festival awards are announced and Portland-based
Greg Rucka is no stranger to detective stories. He launched his writing career not in comics but in novels with the "Atticus Kodiak" private investigator series, and is currently in the middle of a critically-acclaimed run on "Detective Comics" as a solo book for Batwoman, with a backup feature for Renee Montoya -- a character he made a star in the police procedural "Gotham Central
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