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Archie Reveals Retailer-Exclusive 'Archie' #1 Variant Covers
Archie Reveals Retailer-Exclusive 'Archie' #1 Variant Covers
The impending relaunch of Archie is almost upon us, and that can mean only one thing: variant covers, including retailer exclusives from some of the country's most prominent comic shops. Yes, when Mark Waid and Fiona Staples kick off their new take on Riverdale's favorite son next month, their story will be wrapped up in not one, not two, but seventeen different covers, each one made for a specific store.
Dark Horse's NYCC 2014 Announcements
Dark Horse's NYCC 2014 Announcements
With the exception of perhaps Marvel, Dark Horse Comics may have been the publisher that broke the most news about its upcoming books at New York Comic-Con this year. That includes new stories from Eric Powell and Sergio Aragonés, the latest adventures from the Eisner-winning Itty Bitty team, prestige collections of Kabuki and Pistolwhip, brand new horror tales from some of the masters of the form, and much more.
'Creepy' #18 Celebrates 50 Years Of The Macabre
'Creepy' #18 Celebrates 50 Years Of The Macabre
About a decade after the formation of the Comics Code Authority in 1954 effectively killed off EC Comics' popular line of horror comics, Warren Publishing aimed to bring back some of that malevolent magic. The result was the anthology series Creepy (and later, its sister book, Eerie). Published as a black-and-white magazine, the series didn't have to adhere to the Comics Code's strict content standards, and as such, was able to push the envelope in ways comics in the mid-1960s generally couldn't. Now, the book's current publisher, Dark Horse, is celebrating the magazine's 50th anniversary with a big, blowout issue featuring work by Fred Van Lente, Corinna Bechko, Dustin Nguyen, Peter Bagge, Alison Sampson, and Art Baltazar, among others.
Baltazar & Franco Discuss Their All-Ages Comics Empire
Baltazar & Franco Discuss Their All-Ages Comics Empire
After spending decades trying to prove that comics "aren't just for kids anymore", the last few years have seen a number of creators and publishers making a concentrated push to bring younger readers back into the industry and create titles that appeal a wide spectrum of audiences. Art Baltazar and Franco are on the forefront of this movement. They're a pair of artists and writers with distinct styles that combine to convey a single, unmistakable, irresistible persona: the "Baltazar/Franco" name is an automatic seal of approval for kids and parents alike. Tiny Titans ran for 50 issues (plus a three-issue miniseries that co-starred Little Archie), and in the two-and-a-half years since that title wrapped up, Baltazar and Franco have been insanely prolific, producing the 12-issue follow-up series Superman Family Adventures for DC, the Itty Bitty Hellboy limited series for Dark Horse, the Lil' Battlestar Galactica one-shot for Dynamite, the Captain Action Cat title for Dark Horse and Dynamite, drawn innumerable covers for various publishers, and published more than a half-dozen issues of their own crowdfunded original ongoing series, Aw Yeah Comics. The duo have also founded the Aw Yeah Comics! comic shop in Illinois, and partnered with Mark Waid on a second comic shop in Indiana. And in the midst of all this hubbub, they took some time out to speak with ComicsAlliance about their brand new Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse limited series and talk about their other projects – past, present, and future.
Wrestler Christopher Daniels Writing An Aw Yeah Comics Story
Wrestler Christopher Daniels Writing An Aw Yeah Comics Story
There are, perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot of comic book fans among the roster of professional wrestlers, but very few have worn their fandom on their sleeve as much as "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels. And I mean that literally -- there was a stretch there where he was only appearing on television in Marvel-themed shirts, and he once flipped through an issue of Amazing Spider-Man wh
'Tiny Titans' Creators To Launch 'Captain Action Cat'
'Tiny Titans' Creators To Launch 'Captain Action Cat'
Fresh off the news that Dark Horse is going to be publishing the print collections of Tiny Titans creators Art Baltazar and Franco's Thrillbent series Aw Yeah Comics, the publisher, along with Dynamite Entertainment, and creative team are announcing one crazy crossover. Not only will Captain Action Cat: The Timestream CATastrophe feature all the Aw Yeah Comics characters, but it'll also include Ca
Publisher Holiday Cards 2013: Dark Horse Comics
Publisher Holiday Cards 2013: Dark Horse Comics
It's that special time of year when we at CA are lucky enough to receive season's greetings from some of our favorite comic book publishers. The first card we received this year came from Dark Horse Comics, which went all-out with a 2013 Holiday Card featuring an unfolding comics story by Art Baltazar and Franco! of Tiny Titans acclaim. We won't spoil the narrative surprise here, but you'll defini
Art Baltazar & Franco Bring You Tales Of 'Itty Bitty Hellboy'
Art Baltazar & Franco Bring You Tales Of 'Itty Bitty Hellboy'
What's so impressive about Art Baltazar and Franco -- the Eisner-winning team behind Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures and Patrick The Wolf Boy -- isn't just that they create great all-ages comics; It's that they can seemingly take any concept and manage to give it a humorous, kid-friendly spin. The latest example comes courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, as the duo have teamed up to create Itty
Art Baltazar And Franco Launch The All-Ages ‘Aw Yeah Comics!’ Through Kickstarter
Art Baltazar And Franco Launch The All-Ages ‘Aw Yeah Comics!’ Through Kickstarter
The recent cancellation of Superman Family Adventures left a lot of readers -- especially those around here -- gnashing their teeth over another blow against fun, all-ages adventure comics. If you're on the verge of losing hope for this fallen world of ours, though, there's good news too: Art Baltazar and Franco, the creators behind Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures and more, are currently
DC Comics Cancels Six Titles, Announces Super-Occupy Wall Street Comics
DC Comics Cancels Six Titles, Announces Super-Occupy Wall Street Comics
Yesterday, in the second installment of their new monthly column over on CBR, DC Comics Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase made a few announcements, but the biggest revelation was that DC Comics is canceling six books: Fury of Firestorm, Ravagers, Savage Hawkman, Deathstroke, Sword Of Sorcery and Team 7...

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