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Jay Maeder, 1947 – 2014

Little Orphan Annie writer, newspaper columnist and comics historian Jay Maeder died of cancer this morning. Jay wrote the Annie strip from 2000 to its demise in 2010, working with artists Andrew Pepoy, Alan Kupperberg and Ted Slampyak. He felt it was the crowning achievement of his long career, which included writing columns and features […]

More Details Seep In On ZombieWalk Hit And Run

I'm still playing catch a bit on the story of a few folks being harmed by a car in San Diego over the convention weekend during the ZombieWalk, mostly because it's an event not directly affiliated with Comic-Con and also because a lot of to-media commentary has been delayed. This seems as good as any of the write-ups. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: "Time Runs Out for The Avengers in Alessio's Variant Covers

"Time Runs Out" for both "Avengers" and "New Avengers" this September, and CBR has the first look at variant covers by Agustin Alessio.

Festival Extra: Cartoonist Lewis Trondheim In The Midst Of Month-Long Residency In Quebec

I may be reading this wrong, but I think this article at has Lewis Trondheim in Quebec for a month doing an artist's residency in coordination with a BD festival. I mention it here because he's a world-class cartoonist with a sizable audience and this is a strategy I haven't yet heard about a festival using, and it makes total sense. Show More Summary

SDCC: The Amazingly Superior Dan Slott

Superior Marvel writer Dan Slott examines his comic book career, from "Arkham" to "Amazing," and reveals his favorite stories that never saw print.

DeMatteis Explores Character in "Justice League Dark," "Trinity Of Sin"

CBR spoke with J.M. DeMatteis about revisiting "I, Vampire's" Andrew Bennett in "Justice League Dark" and destroying the known universe in "Trinity Of Sin."

Is Mary God’s anointed on earth? Probably!

Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying faithful reader Jay Michael Jones' A Chatterstrip at the End of Civilization You know Jay Michael Jones as faithful Comics Curmudgeon reader and commenter True Fable. His new book, A Chatterstrip...Show More Summary

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Ragnarok" Raises a "Storm"

This past week several new titles including "Armor Hunters: Bloodshot," "Supreme: Blue Rose" and a few ongoing comic books dazzled readers.

Drawn And Quarterly Announces A 25th Anniversary Book, A Revamped Web Site And Several 2015 Projects

Drawn And Quarterly's Tracy Hurren and Julia Pohl-Miranda held a publishing news panel on Saturday at Comic-Con International. It was attended by about 40 fans and press members, pretty solid for 10 in the morning. In quiz-show format...Show More Summary

Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through August 2014

July 30 If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This July 31 If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This August 1 If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This August 2 If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This If...Show More Summary

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of recent mainstream comic books. Todd Klein on The Royals #5. Sean Gaffney on Soul Eater Vol. 21 and Umineko: When They Cry Vol. 7. not comics: I did not know that Charles Schulz and now his estate sponsored/sponsors a hockey tournament. Show More Summary

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