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Don’t Use Real Phone Numbers In Your Comics – The Jim Shooter Files

Last October’s MCM London Comic Con had Jim Shooter as a guest. Former teenage writer of Legion Of Super-Heroes, Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics, writer of Secret Wars, founder of Valiant Entertainment, Defiant Comics and Broadway Comics, he is the co-creator of co-creator of Star Brand, Parasite, Archer & Armstrong, Eternal Warrior, Harbinger, Rai, Shadowman and X-O Manowar. Shooter had many, many tales to tell […]

Andrea Mutti’s Process Art for Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #1

Last year Dynamite Entertainment put together a Kickstarter campaign to collect the Swords of the Swashbucklers series that was created by Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice. The story followed spirited teenager Domino Blackthorne Drake, a normal girl… until she stumbled upon an alien artifact, acquired uncanny power, and became a beacon for intergalactic trouble. With […]

Swords of the Swashbucklers

Marc Guggenheim Joins The New On-Going Swords Of The Swashbucklers

Marc Guggenheim is doing very well. Executive producer and writer for Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, executive producer on Guillermo Del Toro’s Emmy Award-winning Trollhunters series, comic writer on X-Men Gold, The Flash and The Amazing Spider-Man… and now he can add writer for the new Swords of the Swashbucklers on-going series for Dynamite. This […]

Swords Of Swashbuckler Campaign Moves To Indiegogo

The Swords of the Swashbucklers kickstarter campaign was hugely successful for Dynamite and with over 800 backers, the campaign not only funded the collection of the original series by Bill Mantlo and Jackson Guice, but paid for a new Swords of the Swashbucklers project. But with the campaigns conclusion, fans who did not get involved […]


Greg Pak’s Run On The Incredible Hulk Was Dedicated To Bill Mantlo

As the final hours tick down on the Swords of the Swashbucklers kickstarter project, we’ve got one more interview. This time we talk to Planet Hulk writer Greg Pak about the influences Bill Mantlo had on him as a comic fan and then as a writer. The writer explains exactly how Mantlo’s time on the Hulk […]


Could We See A New Swords Of The Swashbucklers Series?

We’ve been talking a lot about Bill Mantlo lately with Rocket Raccoon appearing in his second film and Cloak & Dagger getting a trailer. There’s also been the talk about Swords of the Swashbucklers as Dynamite runs a kickstarter project to collect the series Mantlo did with Jackson Guice. The project soared past the initial […]

Rom, Spaceknight Co-Writer Chris Ryall On The Influence Of Bill Mantlo

Bill Mantlo has a thriving legacy in comics and a lot of things are going on right now from it. A new Cloak & Dagger TV series is in the works, Rocket Raccoon is making his second film appearance starting Friday in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Rom: Spaceknight is doing well over with […]

Bill Mantlo – Through His Brother’s Eyes

Last week we ran the story about a new kickstarter to published a remastered edition of the Swords of the Swashbucklers by Bill Mantlo and Jackson Guice. I followed it up with an article about the tragic life that Mantlo has lived since creating characters like Cloak & Dagger, Rocket Raccoon and so many more. […]


Bill Mantlo & Jackson Guice’s Swords Of The Swashbuckler To Be Collected

Dynamite Entertainment, Butch Guice, and the family of Bill Mantlo launched a Kickstarter campaign to created a remastered collection of the Swords of the Swashbucklers comic series, a creator-owned pirate adventure published by Marvel from 1984 to 1987. Mantlo was the co-creator of Rocket Raccoon, one of the breakout stars of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. The colletion […]

Bill Mantlo’s Birthday Gift From The Comic Book Community

 Bill Mantlo was a longtime comic book writer who, at his time at the publisher, co-created the character Rocket Raccoon. In 1992 he was the victim of a hit and run driver, and suffered brain injury as a result. He needs constant hospital care, and there have been a number of fundraising runs to help his circumstances. […]


One Hour Left For The Bill Mantlo Rocket Raccoon Support Fund eBay Auctions

There is one hour left to bid on the Rocket Raccoon and related original artwork from a variety of cool artists to raise money toward the Bill Mantlo Support Fund. See them all by clicking here, but first, a few to wet your appetite…. Mike Henderson… Tradd Moore…   Rafael Alberquerque     Declan Shalvey […]


Four Color Roots Part 5: A Misspent Youth At Early ‘90s Comic Cons

By Christopher Smith In this, the fifth installment of our ongoing column series, Christopher Smith takes us on a tour through his own back pages as a comics fan, going down unexpected dark alleys and digressions. Focusing only on the comics and pop-cultural touchstones he experienced at the time, he reconsiders their (at times unlikely) influence […]


Talking To Michael Mantlo About Bill, Marvel And Rocket Raccoon

Bill Mantlo, the co-creator of Rocket Raccoon, was the victim of a hit and run a number of years ago and was left with severe brain damage and in need of constant care. In recent days, Greg Pak has announced a number of fundraising projects to help pay towards the healthcare costs of Bill Mantlo, and many […]

If You Love Rocket Raccoon, Help The Man Who Created Him

If you think the look of Rocket Raccoon, walking across the screen in the Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer looks ridiculously wonderful, think how utterly insane it must have looked when he first appeared in 1976. And spare a thought of the writer who co-created him, Bill Mantlo. Greg Pak posted a reminder of Mantlo’s […]