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here's a thoughtful analysis of the failed Archie kickstarter. Personal note: I swear I wasn't being intentionally mean or hateful when I suggested that Archie maybe find another line of work. My belief was that they had the resources necessary to publish those comics, relative to the standard risk that a dozen or so comics publishers take every day. Show More Summary

Comic Book Six Degrees – Jim Shooter to Jonathan Hickman

As suggested by Jenos Idanian #13, the idea behind this game is to connect two comic creators to each other through artists/writers that they have jointly worked together with, in as few links as possible. For instance, take connecting John Byrne and John Buscema. Byrne drew Captain America with writer Roger Stern Roger Stern wrote […]

REVIEW: Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a Reason to Celebrate"

Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a good place for a new reader to jump in and discover why Sakai's comic was and continues to be a genuine treasure."

REVIEW: "Lumberjanes" #14 Expands the Cast in Fun New Ways

Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #14 "is, once again, a strong issue in a series that just gets better and better."

REVIEW: "Convergence: Justice League of America" #2 Spotlights the Team's Potential

Fabian Nicieza and ChrisCross's "Convergence: Justice League of America" #2 proves "the Justice League Detroit has story characters worth investigating."

'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Makes Learning Fun With A History Lesson (And Satan) [Preview]

I've always been a proponent of comics as educational tools, so it's nice to see that Archie is taking a little time in the pages of this week's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 to provide all its readers with a fun history lesson about witches being tortured to death in the 17th century. Show More Summary

Follow the Path: Green Lantern John Stewart's Marine Background

CSBG's new feature examines synergy between comics and other media, starting with how DC's John Stewart became a marine to match his cartoon counterpart.

'Shazam' Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think, According to Dwayne Johnson

A few months back, Dwayne Johnson hinted at an earlier release date for Warner Bros.’ Shazam, in which the actor is set to play the villain, Black Adam. The film has been scheduled for a 2019 release on WB’s big, busy superhero slate, but Johnson is once again promising that we’ll get to see Shazam much sooner than that. Continue reading…

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Bishop, Tintin, Furiosa, and More

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the S Continue reading…

REVIEW: Kingsman: The Secret Service

You have to give Mark Millar a lot of credit. Not only does he possess a fertile imagination, but produces works that are ripe for cinematic adaptation. A cynic could tell you Millar does this by design, but I believe he’s just in tune with the current zeitgeist. As a result, just about everything he … Continue reading REVIEW: Kingsman: The Secret Service ?

The Mission - DC Comics, You, and the Diversity Shell Game

Joseph Illidge looks at DC Comics' new "DC You" promotional campaign, and shares his thoughts on the diversity the publisher should be celebrating.

'Ant-Man' Reveals New Images Featuring a Tiny Superhero and a Tiny Super Villain

Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron is out in the world, it’s time for Marvel to buckle down and start really promoting Ant-Man. With the new superhero making his debut in just a couple of months, now’s about the time for the studio to start flooding the media with new images, TV spots and featurettes. Show More Summary

Jaden Smith Reportedly Confirmed for 'Static Shock' Series

A while back, it was rumored that Jaden Smith — son of Will and noted Batman enthusiast — was in talks to play the role of superhero Static Shock, which Warner Bros. has been developing as a live-action digital series. Nothing has come of those rumors since then, but it looks like Smith’s deal with WB may have just been outed. Continue reading…

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