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And Finally… Walter Simonson On Louise Simonson, Thirty Years Ago

Walter Simonson posted to Facebook the following, Weezie. Pencil portrait. 8.5 x 11. 1984. Back when Weezie, June Brigman, and Bob Wiacek were creating Power Pack, I ended up doing a pencil portrait of each of them. The drawings were published …

Jamie McKelvie And Matt Wilson’s Variant Cover For Revival #26

  If the thought of Thanksgiving is enough to make you bleed from the eyes, this is the cover for you. The variant cover for Revival #26, first seen here, by The Wicked + The Divine art team of Jamie …

19 More Black Friday Sales In Comic Book Stores This Week

We have thirteen new listings for Black Friday comic store sales tomorrow… you can see the previous six and eighteen listings here, a grand total of thirty-seven! Take it away boys Best Comics International, 1300 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, (516) …

#DontSaveFantasticFour

Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso tweets, #SaveAvengers #SaveX-Men #SaveSpider-Man #SaveThor #SaveMsMarvel #SaveGuardians #SaveIronMan #SaveInhuman pic.twitter.com/taUbP8YLPX — axel alonso (@axelalonsomarv) November 26, 2014 It does indicate a cancellation of everything. Of course, one has already been cancelled. And for some reason isn’t …

Salvador Larocca To Draw Star Wars Welcome Home Variants For Marvel Titles In December

Marvel have listed a whole bunch of Star Wars #1 variant covers for January. But as well as that, they are also running Star Wars “Welcome Home” variants for a bunch more comics as well, starting in December. And form …

Marvel’s Ultron Forever Series In April Sees No Need For Second Issues

Well, he may have been done away with in the Age Of Ultron comic a couple of summers ago. But there’s this film coming out. You may have heard of it. So Marvel have lined up three Ultron specials to …

The Wicked + The Divine Tops Advance Reorder Charts

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where …

Marlboro Transformer No More…

This is Wheeljack. He was part of the very first wave of Transformers toys released in the USA in 1984. He transforms into Lancia Stratos Turbo, and because the industry was… let’s call it “different” back then, Hasbro didn’t have …

Dez Skinn Would Like Warner Bros To Send Him His Royalties For The V For Vendetta Mask. Please. (UPDATE)

He has asked nicely. Writing on Facebook about the use of the V For Vendetta mask by certain protest groups, the former editor and publisher of Warrior Magazine, which first featured V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd …

Raven Gregory’s Fly Optioned By Fox Television. And We’ve Got The Check To Prove It.

Fly, a creator owned comic book by Raven Gregory drawn by Eric J and published by Zenescope, has been optioned by Fox Television. Fly is the story of a drug that gives people the power to fly, and the insatiable desire of those …

Today’s Delinquents #4 Gives You Your Very Own Customisable Double Splash Page

From today’s Deliquents #4, art by Kano… Clicky for biggy. Then click on Print.  

Samuel Jackson, Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, A Dog, A Whisky, A Gun And A Pair Of Prosthetic Legs – Four New Character Posters For Kingsman: The Secret Service

Cheers, folks…

45 Thoughts About 45 Of Today’s Comics – Gotham By Midnight, Arkham Manor, Trees, ODY-C, Sheltered, Batman Eternal, Superman, Catwoman, Wayward, Infinity Man, Future’s End, World’s End, Wolverine & The X-Men, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, American Legends x2, Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat, Bionic Woman, Butterfly, Capture Creatures, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, Shadow Show, Godzilla, Dead Letters, Dr. Spektor, Flash Gordon, Memetic, Judge Dredd, Purgatori, Red Sonja, Steampunk Battlestar Galactica, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Turok, Samurai Jack, Transformers x2, GI Joe, GI Joe Vs. Transformers, Angry Birds/Transformers, TMNT, TMNT/Ghostbusters, X-Files, Edward Scissorhands

Catwoman turns hard drug dealer. Just say to yourself, it’s all going to work out, it’s all going to work out, it’s all going to work out. Though I think she’s done well to resist smuggling in catnip. And that …

Signs Of Secret Wars Across The Marvel Universe, Today

We know that the Marvel Universe is heading to a Secret Wars. But could there already be signs? Let’s have a look at today’s New Avengers, Captain America & The Mighty Avengers, Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man 2099, Nova and Daredevil. Minor …

André Coelho Passed Away, Aged 35. Today’s Flash Sees Some Of His Final Work.

Brazilian artist André Coelho, passed away around three weeks ago. He was only 35.  Today’s Flash #36 represents some of his final work, unfinished at his time of death, the comic concluded by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund. Norm tells me …

Bleeding Cool Magazine #13 – The Top 100 Power List 2014 – Out Today

It’s Wednesday 26th November. Today sees the publication of Bleeding Cool Magazine #13. Including the Top 100 Power List, featuring the hundred most powerful people in the comic book industry right now according to… well… me. Except I’m not in …

Frank Cho’s Star Wars #1, Only From Maryland…

Here’s Frank Cho‘s Star Wars #1 cover variant for Cards, Comics & Collectibles comic shop in Reisterstown, Maryland… Isn’t it pretty?  

So Who Wants A High Res Battleworld Map From Secret Wars With Almost All The Realities Listed?

Well, it worked for DC Comics and Multiversity… Clicky for biggy. Much biggy. Manhattan has both the 616 and the Ultimate Universes… and oh bloody hell, they’re bringing back Marville. I was once asked to pitch for that, you know… …