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Steven Andrews Offers a Tour Of Toronto In ‘Yonge at Heart’ Anthology [Back Pages]

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Toronto Comics

There are many cities which could be considered a "home" for comics, and Toronto is right up there as one of the biggest creative communities in the medium today. With a number of the most famous writers and artists in comics today hailing from Canada, and a rising number of conventions and events taking place across Toronto itself, there's a real sense of activity coming from the city these days.

And with Toronto itself also having a fascinating history of its own, why not explore that a little? With Toronto Comics, editor Steven Andrews has been able to bring a sense of that spirited community to comics, and currently has a Kickstarter running to help fund the latest in the series of anthologies themed around Toronto --- and featuring comics creators from the city --- to life. To find out more about the project, ComicsAlliance spoke to Andrews about his work on the series, and what readers can expect should the latest volume be funded.

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Take A Superheroic Tour Of Toronto With ‘Pitiful Human-Lizard’ #6 [Preview]

Pitiful Human-Lizard, by Jason Loo

Despite a long and proud tradition of Canadian superheroics, our northern neighbors often get a bum rap when it comes to their costumed heroes. It's never, "Well, Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America so naturally it should have its own dedicated roster of crimefighters," it's always, "What, is he faster than an apology for bumping into someone and able leap a Tim Horton's in a single bound?" It's just disrespectful, really.

That's why I think we all need to take a few moments to read Jason Loo's Pitiful Human-Lizard, which, despite the name, it's something to be proud of. It's an adventure story that combines a look at what legacy and heroics mean with an authentic (and obviously loving) look at Toronto, and the sixth issue hits this week on Comixology. Check out a preview below!

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Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Gets An Action Figure, You Are Not Hallucinating This Headline

Custom Marvel Legends Rob Ford

So, you know Toronto Mayor Rob Ford? He's been in the news lately as the central figure in a series of scandals including a conflict of interest trial and admission of using crack cocaine "in one of my drunken stupors." You've probably seen him on the news. And if you have, of course you've thought "I need an action figure of that guy, preferably in the 6" super-articulated Marvel Legends scale!"

Well, now you can finally achieve your oddly specific dream. There's a custom Rob Ford figure available on eBay from user nuffsaid 78 -- and it's only going to set you back $300. At that price, can you afford not to buy it?

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‘Scott Pilgrim’ Fangirl Proposes To Boyfriend In Epically Epic Fashion


Longtime ComicsAlliance readers will testify that our hearts are frozen, bitter and black. Indeed, only the most epic of romantic gestures can shine a light down through the dark veil of hatred and loathing that we wear over our collective soul...

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ComicsAlliance Guide to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012


This coming weekend the Toronto Reference Library will play host to the seventh Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the fourth since the show went annual. Toronto boasts one of the industry's most diverse creative communities, and TCAF is the jewel in its crown - a free festival that celebrates amazing cartoonists from across the industry and around the world...

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Link Ink: New ‘Avengers’ Movie Image, Batman in Toronto and ‘Garfield’ Cupcakes


Movie: Empire's latest issue contains a new image of Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow from The Avengers.

Opinion: Tom Spurgeon examines five reasons the comic book industry is in trouble (other than digital piracy)...

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Cartoonist Chip Zdarsky Runs Wonderfully Absurd Campaign for Mayor of Toronto


When the Terminator can govern California, when a professional wrestler can lord over Minnesota, and when B-list film star Ronald Reagan can rule the world, who's to say a comic book artist can't be Mayor of Toronto...

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Fan-Captured Images of the Real-Life Locations of ‘Scott Pilgrim’


It takes one level of comics fandom to plot out locations from "DMZ" and "Freakangels" or set up an entire Google Map about "The Walking Dead." One reader who felt bad about missing "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" while it was filming in Toronto took things (and her camera) a step further, though, and amassed a collection of informatively captioned photographs documenting locations used by Bryan Lee O'Malley in his epic Oni Press series, "Scott Pilgrim...

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