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Philip Morris Vs. Steven Moffat On Doctor Who Goes Public – And Will Anthony Horowitz Take Over The Show?

When reporting on the as-then-unannounced recovered missing episodes of Doctor Who a year ago, we included some details regarding Philip Morris, then rumoured to be the source of uncovering the episodes, even though he denied it completely. For a few more weeks. …

Doctor Who And The Time Lord Midlife Crisis – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, We’re just two weeks into the new season of Doctor Who and there are already interesting things happening under the hood. By the second episode, Peter Capaldi is settling into the role and is playing a darker, …

Did Marvel – And The Daily Show’s Elliott Kalan – Predict Axis?

This is a scene from Marvel’s own parody comic, Marvel Now What #1 published late last year… written by The Daily Show‘s Elliott Kalan. Was that a complete coincidence? Should we look to more parodies to get a better idea …

The Walking Dead Escape – Survivor’s Guilt

Will Romine writes, Hello Friends. A lot of the post San Diego Comic Con glow has worn off.  During those five heavenly days, I participated in The Walking Dead Escape.  I couldn’t tell my story then, but I’m ready now. …

Lying In The Gutters – 1st September 2014 – Taken That And Party!

And… that’s what happens when someone learns today of something you ran back in February, but it makes it to the front page of Reddit… thank you, Brendon. Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week Liam Neeson Says Nobody Gets Taken …

Swipe File: When A Swiper Gets Swiped – Marko Manev And X-Men Days Of Future Past Blu-Ray

This is the cover for the X-Men: Days of Future Past Ultimate Edition. And this is the X-Men inspired piece “Mutants” from Marko Manev from 2011. I think we can all see some similarity there. But don’t grieve too much, Marko …

Stan Goldberg Dies, Aged 82

Stan Goldberg, born in 1932, was a comic book creator who worked principally on Archie and Marvel Comics, including contributing to designing the look of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, working for as a colourist, penciller and inker. He also …

When A Creator Challenged The Print Sellers At Frank & Son Collectibles

A comic book creator who wishes not to be named visited Frank & Son Collectibles, regarding the selling of artwork owned by creators without their knowledge or permission. He writes, I am writing regarding an experience artist [REDACTED] and I …

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 1st Sep 2014 – Batman Eternal Rises Back To The Top

This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait to the weekend …

Touch Of Cloth Series 4 Goes Sci-Fi And Supernatural?

Touch Of Cloth is a TV series parodying modern crime drama, in the same way that Police Squad did to police shows of the seventies and eighties. Starring John Hannah, Karen Gillan joined the cast for the third series (consisting, …

Marvel Declines To Answer Questions About Star Wars Royalties

Marvel Comics are to republish Dark Horse Star Wars comics in a new format, Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol 1, those comics created to follow on from Episode III, Revenge Of The Sith. It will contain the …

When Kids Learn Comics Through Superheroes – VIDEO

Kev F Sutherland made the Welsh TV news with his comic book masterclasses. Don’t worry, the camera settles down pretty sharpish.  

Cannibalizing A Tobacco-Stained Groove

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat (144-page graphic novel), published by IF? Commix on August 17. Words & art by Andrez Bergen, aided by Cocoa Bergen. Bullet Gal, the ongoing comic book series published by IF? Commix from July 2014. Words & art …

When Karen Gillan Shaved Her Head for Guardians Of The Galaxy – VIDEO

Karen Gillan shaved her head to play Nebula in Guardians Of The Galaxy. And she filmed herself doing it. Though if you want to remember her in more hirsute times, here she is in the recorded-a-while-back third series of Touch …

Doing A Little Sherbet, With Everyone From Amy Reeder To Shaky Kane

A Graphic Novel Kickstarter ending on September 10th . Written by; Michael Vincent Bramley & drawn by; Joshua Mathus. Cover by; Alice Meichi Li.Additional Pin-Up Art by: Hyeondo Park, Amy Reeder, Leila Del Duca, Fred Hembeck, Rob Moran, Paul Hanley, Shaky Kane, Tintin Pantoja, N Steven Harris, Delia …

How To Awaken An Elder God: Get A Moderator Punched In The Stomach

Joe Pangrazio writes, WARNING! ASKING FOR MONEY ARTICLE! WARNING! You have now been warned. This is usually the time when someone tries to suggest some tips for making a crowdfunder work, as a stealth attempt to advertise their own crowd …

The Wormworld Saga Finally Has A New Chapter, Loses Its App, And Kickstarts Its First English Book

Daniel Lieske writes, Creating webcomics is a rollercoaster ride, especially if you’re trying to make a living of it. I’m writing and illustrating the Wormworld Saga, which debuted with its first chapter on Christmas 2010. It has been a hobby …

Scottish Superhero’s Controversy As Referendum Nears

Clare Ferguson of Diamondsteel Comics Limited writes, Last year saw the release of the independent Scottish superhero graphic novel, Saltire: Invasion, creating a real buzz around the comic industry and selling out in Scottish retailers. Now the big, blue, ginger protagonist …