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Original Tintin 'King Ottokar's Sceptre' art sells for $1.2 million at Artcurial auction in Paris

41 minutes agoArts : Artdaily

The orginal artwork for the last two pages of the Tintin comic book "King Ottokar's Sceptre" sold for a total of 1.046 million euros ($1.2 million) at auction Saturday in Paris. "This is only the second time a Tintin plate has exceeded a million euros," Eric Leroy, comic book expert at French auction house Artcurial, told AFP. Show More Summary

First human head transplant ! Science or science fiction?

One Autumn day in 1974, when he was 9, Sergio Canavero visited his regular newsstand on a bustling street in Turin, Italy, to buy a comic book. As a bullied schoolboy, the man who now claims he can complete the first human head transplant was dismally aware of his pitiable social status – “cookie-cutter nerd” – and […]

"Has the Hulk Ever Lifted Thor's Hammer?" & Other Comic Book Questions Answered

CSBG answers a variety of reader-submitted questions, like their latest -- has the Incredible Hulk ever lifted Thor's hammer, Mjolnir?

Original Tintin Art Fetches $1.2 Million at Auction

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two pages from one of Herge’s Tintin comics sold at auction at Artcurial yesterday for €1.05 million ($1.2 million). While not a record, the price demonstrates the robust nature of original comic book art, even outside of the superhero comics. Read more...

A Super Villain

10 hours agoNews : Reason

Supergirl (CBS), one of this TV season's many adaptations of comic book settings, feels like a feminist riff on Superman for millennials. Supergirl fights evil space aliens, including malicious Kryptonians, just like Superman. She works at a newspaper, just like Clark Kent (except her boss is a woman). Show More Summary

Was John Byrne Supposed to Join Image Comics at the Very Beginning?

Comic Book Legends Revealed examines whether writer/artist John Byrne was asked to join Image as the company was being founded in the '90s.

Wonder Woman Coloring Book

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

The Wonder Woman Coloring Book gives you the job of adding color to Wonder Woman’s adventures. Color it anyway you like and make her awesome. DC Comics’ Amazon princess stars in a new coloring book focusing on her greatest covers, splash pages, and more. They are all by some of comics’ top artists! The Wonder […]

Top Five Coolest Moments From Marvel’s Original Civil War Series

CSBG counts down the five coolest moments from Marvel's Civil War comic book series!

‘Tintin’ Art Sells at Auction for $1.2 Million

The original drawings of the last two pages of a 1930s Tintin comic book sold Saturday at an auction for €1.05 million ($1.2 million). The pages include the punch line of the album “King Ottokar’s Sceptre,” made by the late Belgian artist Georges Rémi, better known as Hergé, in the late 1930s.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Remix by Eclectic Method

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Eclectic Method has created a rocking remix the 2010 Edgar Wright film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Edgar Wright’s masterpiece of comic book indie fusion joy gets a remix from Eclectic Method. The music is constructed from remixed bits of the songs in the movie and band battles that dominate the story. Michael Cera, Mary […]

That Time the X-Men Decided to Hunt Down Mutants & Other Plots Best Forgotten

CSBG has a collection of comic book plots that didn't go so well, like when the original X-Men pretended their own and foster anti-mutant hysteria.

Remember to Forget – That Time the X-Men Decided Hunting Down Mutants Was a Good Idea

In their latest spotlight on comic book plots best forgotten, CSBG looks at the time that the original X-Men decided to become mutant hunters!

Left Unresolved – What the Heck is Behind the Scarlet Witch’s Closed Doors?

In their latest spotlight on unresolved comic book plots, CSBG looks at the mystery of what was behind the Scarlet Witch's closed doors?

New ‘Preacher’ Teaser Trailer: Just What Kind of Preacher Are You?

We’re only a few short weeks away from seeing AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher. Any fan of the comic book series knows it’s been a long journey for this property. When Preacher was being developed as a film it attracted plenty of talent, but even a director as capable as Sam Mendes couldn’t crack the story. Show More Summary

DC Comics' July Highlights: "Batgirl," "Nightwing" and a "New Super-Man"

CBR examines the solicitations for Rebirth Month Two to find must-reads for July, including two books each for Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson.

Break Into Comics the DARBY POP Way With New Contest for Writers & Artists

The California publisher opens a contest for creators to work on a new book, WOMEN OF DARBY POP.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #573

In this week's CBLR, did Marvel edit out the "snap" when they reprinted the death of Gwen Stacy? Was John Byrne nearly part of Image Comics' start? And finally, what amusing Jungle Book-related mistake occurred in Vertigo's Fables?

Eclectic Method: Scott Pilgrim

Remix master Eclectic Method reminds us just how much we loved Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and all of the films of Edgar Wright with his brief tribute to this wonderfully fun comic book come to life. Guess we know what we’ll be rewatching this weekend.

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