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Wolfgang Matzl Animates The ABCs Of Death

Last year we ran a piece on Wolfgang Matzl‘s paper-cut-out version of Inception. And his puppets made out of meat. As a result of these videos, Metzl got to direct and animate the opening credits for ABCs Of Death 2. He used …

Talking To Bill Jemas About His Night Of The Living Dead Comics From Take 2/Double Take… And Other Things

The word is out. Double Take, the comic book division of Take Two Interactive Software is publishing a series of new comics , starting with the first scenes from the first episodes of three graphic novels: Rise, Soul and Insurrection. …

In One Week, In Two Weeks… From Ghost Fleet To Tooth And Claw

In one week, the launch of Spider-Verse Team-Up, Ghost Fleet, Tooth And Claw, Humans, American Legends, The Over The Garden Wall Special, Fairy Quest Outcasts, John Carter Warlord Terrible Lizard and Eternal Warrior. And the week after? The launch of Grindhouse, Itty …

Swipe File: Dom Tag Vs. Joe Quesada

This is a grafitti mural in the Bronx, from Dom Tag. This is Joe Quesada‘s cover for Batman Gallery. All fine? Well yes, except for Dom Tag prints coming soon Joe Quesada is Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Comics now. He …

And Finally… Ben Templesmith’s Attack On Titan, Literally

It’s always nice to end the day with some entertaining artwork. And as Kodansha prepare for the release of the fourteenth volume of Attack On Titan next week, Ben Templesmith makes some Titan-inspired imagery. By being rather literal about the …

Exorcising Prices – Digital Comics Deals For Hallowe’en 2014

Nothing says Hallowe’en more than reading digital comics in the dark, only lit by the glow of a tablet… and here’s a way to get a bunch cheap. The Sequential App is giving away 666 copies of David Hine‘s graphic …

Peter Parker Back With Mary Jane And May Day…

Marvel keep putting these out. And we’ll keep running them. Another alternate world being explored in Secret Wars… Probably. And this one based on the now-deleted marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson… As if it had continued without …

When Scroobius Pip Went Round To Alan Moore’s House For An Hour And A Half

Scroobius Pip, poet/spoken word artist/rapper/musician has a rather brilliant podcast up, he recorded with Alan Moore at Alan’s house. Totally unedited, an hour and a half of conversation between the two points of view. You can find it here in …

The First Wonder Woman Movie To Be Set In The 1920s, And Its Sequel During World War II

We know there’s a Wonder Woman movie coming in 2017. We know it will star Gal Gadot in the lead, and she also appears in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice. But as of this date, we presumed it would …

Keeping The Massive Secret With Brian Wood – Writer’s Commentary On The Massive #28

Brian Wood writes, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD – I’d advise anyone to not only have read the series up to this point, but also this week’s #28 before going any further. The Massive is a 30-issue series leading up to a …

Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire And The Riveras Show Their Stuff In The Valiant Reader

Recently, Valiant Entertainment released a free promo book, The Valiant: First Look. Not a lot of people saw it. Well, here’s a chance to rectify that. Matt Kindt and Jeff Lemire, with Paulo Rivera and Joe Rivera redefining the new …

Dustin Weaver Has Finished Every Issue Of Jonathan Hickman’s S.H.I.E.L.D – And Here Is The Art To Prove It

Dustin Weaver has finished S.H.I.E.L.D. — Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) October 27, 2014 These are all panels from the final issue of the long anticipated S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver. Because Dustin Weaver has finished drawing it. A reworking of …

More Positions Available At DC Entertainment In Burbank – Assistant Editors, Directors And Managers – Including Of Community & Social Media

As well as this batch of positions, there are some new jobs to fill at DC Entertainment in its new Burbank offices, as the publisher moves from New York and California. Well, there will be plenty of jobs going spare… …

#FCBDGate – Free Comic Book Day Slashes Titles For 2015

Last year, there were over seventy Free Comic Book Day titles available for stores to order and distribute. Some seemed to feel that was too many, with less focus and too much of a burden on retailers who felt forced …

What A Difference A Court Case Makes To Marvel Comics’ Credits

Recently, the estate of Jack Kirby represented by lawyer Marc Toberoff was to take Marvel and Disney to the Supreme Court. In a case that, if won, would have redefined work for hire and creator ownership for the whole of …

Zero Tolerance For Ales Kot

Ales Kot writes, ZERO #11 is my first comic book to be rejected by Apple — apparently dead children and horrific brutality are okay but oral sex a no-no — Ales Kot (@ales_kot) October 29, 2014 It’s never clear exactly …

The Great New York Con – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis writes, I’m from New York. I’m a New Yorker who has lived the last 20 years in Los Angeles or LA, as it’s commonly called. LA is where my life is now; driven here quite literally by an …

The Latest Marvel Event Teaser – Hulk’s Future Imperfect

Probably part of next year’s Secret Wars, revisiting the future of the Hulk from Peter David and George Perez’ Future Imperfect… Time to bring back the Maestro.