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“PIXU: THE MARK OF EVIL” (Comic Book Review)

1 hour agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

Slow burning comics aren’t very common in our world of Disney-owned Marvel and re-hashed ’80s franchises. Demands for bigger, better, and faster works often times force story build up to fall on the way side, leaving a flashy but ultimately forgettable comic (though with the price of comic books, who can blame them?). Of course, […]

National Book Festival: Are you ‘cynical, twisted’? Stephan ‘Pearls’ Pastis wants you.

ED. NOTE: Tomorrow night, beginning at 7, Comic Riffs will host and emcee the Graphic Novel Night pavilion at the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival. The participating cartoonists will include Lalo Alcaraz, Keith Knight, Miss Lasko-Gross, Diane Noomin, Trina Robbins and Scott Stantis. Show More Summary

Martha Thomases: The Cool Kids

It would be my guess that, until recently, most people who loved comic books were not the sort who were popular in high school. We weren’t prom kings and queens. We weren’t elected to student council. Sometimes, we weren’t even the stoners. To some extent, that’s changed now. Comics, or at least comic book properties are […]

Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Casts Stephen Rider As New Regular For Season 2

Daredevil will be introducing another character from the Marvel comic book universe in Season 2. I have learned that Stephen Rider (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) will be joining the cast of the Netflix superhero series as a new regular. I...Show More Summary

Valiant And Hastings Offer Streaming Workshops With James Asmus, Clayton Henry And More

If you live near a Hastings store and want to learn a little bit about making comics from the creators behind some of the best books going, then I have some pretty excellent news. Starting on Saturday, September 19, Hastings is teaming...Show More Summary

Comic book writer and artist Francis Manupal creates using Surface Pro 3

I recently read an article about how the mind of a creative person works so differently. There is the never ending flow of ideas, a manic pace at times, then… The post Comic book writer and artist Francis Manupal creates using Surface Pro 3 appeared first on Surface Blog.

How Regine Sawyer and the Women in Comics Collective are Changing the Game, One Panel at a Time

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

A few months ago, I was listening to a podcast and heard Regine Sawyer share that she owned a comic book company that employed all female artists... mainly of color. That got my attention.

Five Ways to Geek Out at FanExpo Canada

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tips for navigating (and surviving) the massive four-day convergence of superfans. Now in its 21st year, FanExpo’s four-day celebration of sci-fi, horror, comic book, anime and gaming attractions is booming as mainstream interest in what used to be called geek culture continues to expand. Show More Summary

Spielberg Says Superhero Flicks Will Go the Way of the Western

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

It’s hard to say exactly when super hero and comic book movies took control of our theater screens. Some might argue that first contact came back in 2000 with the first X-Men flick. Others might say that it wasn’t until Batman Begins (2005) that super heroes began to be taken seriously. And still others would […]

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 3, 2015

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Native Trees of Canada:...

LOL: ‘Toy Story’ Meets ‘Batman v. Superman’ in Trailer Mash-Up

23 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Next spring, before Steve Rogers and Tony Stark square off in Captain America: Civil War, the big screen will see a comic book match-up that is unprecedented in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But two heroes at odds is nothing new,...Show More Summary

Cartoon: The miracle of consciousness

FOLLOW @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook. And FURTHER, please join Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE for advance access to comics and more stuff. And OF COURSE PLEASE READ Ruben Bolling's new book, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure! You can also pre-order the second book in the series: Ghostly Thief of Time: An EMU Club Adventure!

Bob Burden and the story behind the Clusterfest cover

For this week's Clusterfest cover CL reached out to comic book artist and writer Bob Burden. Burden's the man behind the independent comic, Flaming Carrot.…

Raising Dion: Comic Book About a Single Black Mother Raising a Superpower Son is a Must Read  

For a long time when you looked for diversity in a comic book, it was pretty much hard to find. Where the big name comics have seemingly kept producing the same ole same ole, other people have picked up the dropped ball and given comics a boosted of diversity.

Midday open thread: Wildfires consume 8 million acres; Cheney continues ridiculousness in new book

Today's comic by Matt Bors is The stock market, explained: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 1: You ain't seen nothing yet! Northeast’s Next Winter Is Going to Be Freakishly Cold, by Pakalolo Missouri...Show More Summary

Why Stan Lee's X-Men: Apocalypse Cameo Will Be Better Than The Rest

In addition to being the co-creator of many of Marvel's most famous heroes and villains, comic book legend Stan Lee has made a name for himself as a cameo master. Lee holds no shortage of enthusiasm for each role he plays, but something's different about his brief appearance next year in X-Men: Apocalypse. Show More Summary

A Career Full Of Highlights: A Birthday Tribute To Walt Simonson

For any other creator, Thor would've been enough. It's a four-year masterpiece, one that I've frequently called the single best run of superhero comics of all time thanks to its perfect blending of comic book action and the high fantasy of Norse mythology, and that's not a really difficult argument to defend. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Memory Lane

The story of "Captain George" Henderson, Toronto's first retailer to specialize in comic books. A version of this article was originally published March 12, 2013 by The Grid online ( During the 1960s, the block of Markham...Show More Summary

Hunger Games’ Amandla Stenberg Creates Black Woman-Warrior Comic Book

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg is just 16 years old, but is already paving her own way outside of Hollywood when it comes to the representation of black women.

Faith-Based Movie ‘War Room’ Tops Box Office Charts

It seems like Hollywood these days is only capable of pumping out movies with violence, gore, sex, and drugs, or zillion-dollar comic book effects. So how is it that a movie with none of those things managed to come out second in box...Show More Summary

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