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DC Comics & Vertigo Solicits For July 2014 – Green Arrow Does A Rather Good Hawkeye…

New books, old books, old books masquerading as new, and new books masquerading as old. And all in time for San Diego Comic Con. What will they be talking about…? And we do like that Green Arrow cover. Very Hawkeye… …

Can You Work Out The Makeup Of The New Doom Patrol From The Cover Of Justice League #33

This is the cover of Justice League #33, out in July (as well as Justice League #32, as the comic plays catch-up) which will feature the new Doom Patrol of the New 52. Lets do some subtraction. Remove the arms …

Midnight Tiger #1 From Action Lab In July – And Other Solicited Comics

Midnight Tiger was successfully Kickstartered back in 2012 before being published print-on-demand in 2013. And now, in July, it’s getting the official mainstream publication from Action Lab Comics…. MIDNIGHT TIGER #1 Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra, Ray-Anthony Height Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height …

Ordering DC’s 3D Cover Future End Issues For September – Without Listing The Creators

DC Comics have released the information about DC’s 3D cover issues for September, each comic taking a trip five years into the future for a Five Years Later month wide event… But they aren’t saying who is writing or drawing …

Caliban, Uber, Extinction Parade And God Is Dead Variants For Calgary Comic Con

Bleeding Cool’s publisher Avatar Press had a bunch of exclusive variant covers for next week’s Calgary Comic Con… and Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen and Mike Costa on hand to sell them! Caliban #1 Final Frontier – $4 –  Limited to …

ComiXology Causes Mass Panic Over US/UK Prices. Until It Was All Fixed. (UPDATE)

British ComiXology customers using websites to access the digital comics service were treated to following message this morning. Telling us British folk that, On comixology.co.uk you’ll find our growing collection of bandes dessinées, manga, and tons of your favorite U.S. …

Original Sin #1 Sells Out Ahead Of Sale Date (Or Not… UPDATE)

UPDATE: I’m being told that, despite some retailer’s experiences, that there are still copies available for sale through the usual channels. So if I were a retailer needing more, I’d at least take my chances… The original piece runs below. …

Detective Comics’ Brian Buccellato’s Creator Owned Graphic Novel, Foster, For July

Brian Buccellato, writer with Francis Manapul on The Flash and now Detective Comics, has written a creator-owned graphic novel out for July, with art from Noel Tuazon. Originally having five issues out of six published by small press publisher by …

Let’s Go With Lapdance Harley Quinn…

So for the last seven years or so, the grand prize for winning the Heroclix World Championship has been to pick your favourite Marvel or DC character and design a dial for them. With Black Adam in 2011, Wizkids added …

Free Comic Book Day Preview: Gossamyr, Sherwood TX, Boondock Saints, Grimm Fairy Tales

Another few previews of comics coming up for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May the third. Will you be racing to your store to pick these ones up? Finding Gossamyr: The Way Of The Bladeslinger Publisher: TH3RD WORLD STUDIOS (W) …

Tuesday Morning Runaround – Where’s The Boom At?

BRITS TO GET COMICS ON EASTER THURSDAY The Easter delays means that UK stores will have comics on sale on Thursday this week. Sorry, folks… WHERE ARE THE WOMEN AT? In recent polls pulled by Comixology the fastest growing demographic …

The Awesome Cosplay At The Awesome Con

By Devon Sanders Awesome Con returned to Washington, DC’s convention center in a space nearly five times the size as the previous year’s. And judging from the size of the crowds on Saturday, every bit of that space was needed. …

BBC Sherlock Manga Getting An Official English Translation Shortly

We’ve talked about this comic before. A Japanese manga adaptation of the BBC Sherlock TV series. And now being published in English later this year. As a result of this information being… passed around, a number of manga scanlation sites, …

Nancy Collins Talks To Mark Waid, Greg Pak, Frank Barbiere And Fred Van Lente On The Entire Gold Key Universe – Turok, Magnus, Solar, Dr. Spektor

Acclaimed horror writer Nancy Collins, when she’s not writing books or comics, spends her time talking to other folk who do. She talks to Mark Waid, Greg Pak, Frank Barbiere and Fred Van Lente about their Gold Key comics for …

Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen And Mike Costa Go To Calgary Next Weekend

Calgary Comic Con is held at Stampede Park, Calgary, from the 24th to the 27th. I won;t be there. But Bleeding Cool publisher Avatar Press. And publisher William Christensen is bringing a few star names along with him. I mean, …

Poyo Gets A Second Shot At The Spotlight With Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo

The demand for Poyo is rather large. It must be satisified. And that’s what the Chew team are doing, just in time for San Diego Comic Con. I doubt it’ll be the only Poyo-related product on sale at that show… …

Shaky Kane And Kek-W’s Cap’N Dinosaur For Image Comics In July

2000AD‘s Kek-W and Bulletproof Coffin‘s Shaky Kane have a new Image comic book on the way in July. An homage to the classic comics, CAP’N DINOSAUR pulls inspiration from mail-order-advertisements found in comic series of the 1950s and 1960s. When …

Wolverine Cat Just Got A Sequel

We all know Wolverine Cet. Well, not everyone liked Wolverine Cat. And Wolverine Cat… does not like that. Wolverine Cat versus the trolls…