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IDW Announces Reprints of Eisner’s Spirit, Romita’s Spider-Man and Wood’s EC Comics [Comic-Con]

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Following Eisner wins for Best Graphic Album - Reprint and Best Publication Design for Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer Artist's Edition, IDW Publishing has announced three more products in the prestigious Artist's Edition line: Will Eisner's The Spirit, John Romita, Sr.'s Spider-Man, and Wally Wood's ED Comics Stories. These books join the just-released Artist's Edition of Walt Simonson's Thor. With all of IDW's

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12 Reasons Why Bringing Back Letter Columns Is Not The Best Idea

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This week, DC announced that while they're cutting two story pages out of all of their monthly titles in an effort to keep prices at $2.99, the trade-off is that one of those missing pages will now be filled by the return of the letter column! Of course, some naysayers have pointed out that the lettercol has been made largely redundant by the Internet, but personally, I'm looking forward to elevating the discourse about comics out of the message boards and back to the prestige that comes from the printed page, the format that brought us missives like this:

As thrilling as it was for readers to see their names printed in their favorite comics -- as as much as great creators like Jim Shooter, Cary Bates were able to break into the industry through the fine art of letterhacking -- we honestly haven't been missing a whole heck of a lot from not having letters. And to prove it

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Take a ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Christmas Photo, Win the Will Eisner Documentary [Contest]

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Merrrry Christmas, ComicsAlliance readers! Because you've all been so awesome about contributing your creativity to the numerous contests and other participatory events we've had in 2010, we wanted to give you something special during this gift-giving season

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Watch ‘Superman: The Comic Strip Hero’ Documentary from 1981 [Video]

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Because everything that was ever on television is either back on television or otherwise available on the Internet, we're fortunate to have Superman: The Comic Strip Hero, an eminently watchable documentary about the Man of Steel that was somehow unearthed by our friends at iFanboy. Produced by the BBC in 1981, the one-hour film detai

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The Secret Origin of the ‘Graphic Novel’: Where Eisner Heard the Term

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Though he wasn't the first person to use it, legendary comics creator Will Eisner is credited with popularizing the term "graphic novel" to describe the long-form comic book story. As the story goes -- or at least, as it's often repeated in Eisner biographies like Bob Andelman's A Spirited Life and Michael Schumacher's A Dreamer's Life in Comics -- is that Eisner needed something other than "comic book" to call A Contract With God in order to get publishers to take it seriously, and came up with the term "graphic novel" on the spot.

That's been the accepted origin for his u

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hosts A Beefy Gallery of Government-Commissioned Comics

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Man, I hate to even mention this so early in the new year, but as folks (especially in the realm of freelancing) begin thinking about tax season, it's important to at least try to comfort your weary mind with some reassuring implications of government spending

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‘Wonderman’ Graphic Novel Revives Classic Comic-Book Character

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Fans of costumed heroes are going to be in for a treat-and some surprises-when one of the most famous names in comics returns in a new graphic novel.

"Wonderman is one of the more interesting heroes who appeared-and then di

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