Lake Como - the Most Beautiful Comic Art Convention in the World

Lake Como – the Most Beautiful Comic Con in the World

Some comic conventions are about comics. Some about wrestlers. Many are somewhere in between. But Lake Como Comic Con is about artwork. The guests are all comic book artists – some write as well, but it's all about the art. It's a place to buy original art from the artists, get commissions, buy sketchbooks (sketched […]

Robert Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man" Memorialized as a Statue in Italy

For artist Daniele Basso, Avengers: Endgame had such a profound impact, he felt the need to honor one of the team's greatest heroes in Tony Stark's Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), who made the ultimate sacrifice snapping his fingers to defeat the forces of Thanos (Josh Brolin). With Stark's snap cost him his life. Basso […]

Winx Club: Netflix Plans Live-Action Adaptation of Italian Animated Series

It looks like Netflix is ready to learn their secret handshake and sport the decoder ring, as the streaming service is set to host the next chapter of the Italian animated franchise series Winx Club. Originally created by Iginio Straffi in 2004, Netflix's adaptation comes with a very interesting twist: it's a live-action young adult (YA) […]

Ultimate Beastmaster: WWE Alum C.M. Punk Co-Hosting Season 3

Netflix is set to unleash a third season of international reality competition series Ultimate Beastmaster; with the next round featuring more than 100 contestants from nine countries and a number of well-known names such as MMA fighter/professional wrestler C.M. Punk stepping in to help Tiki Barber and Anderson Silva with hosting responsibilities. But with the renewal […]

Anthony Bourdain Sits Down To Dinner With Francis Ford Coppola

Chef, television personality, and author Anthony Bourdain continues to lead a fascinating life. First gaining notoriety back in the early 90s with his brilliant autobiographical tale Kitchen Confidential and subsequent tv series A Cook's Tour,  he's never really gone away.  Mellowing in recent years, the former occasionally foul-mouthed Travel Channel host brought his world traversing docu-style […]

Catch-22: George Clooney To Direct, Star In Series Adaptation Of Joseph Heller Novel

Joseph Heller's classic novel Catch-22 is making its way to the small screen, with George Clooney set to direct and star in a six-part limited series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd and directed by Clooney and Grant Heslov, the project is looking at early 2018 to begin shooting. Set […]

Dylan Dog Returns To English Language In 2016

As announced on Facebook today, Epicenter Comics are returning one of the world's favourite comic books back to English language translations. Bleeding Cook's Pedro Bouca gives us an excellent Dylan Dog 101. Well, Dylan Dog is the most important Italian comic character of the last thirty years or so. Created by the brilliant writer Tiziano […]

Milo Manara's Signature – They Do Things Differently In Italy

This is Milo Manara, signing a book to a cosplaying fan at Lucca 2016, one of the bigger comic book conventions in the world. This year they had to reduce attendees from 255,000 to just 220,000 people becase of overcrowding. Here's a photo picked up by EuroComicsUSA of another fan who received a signature at the […]

10 Pages Of Milo Manara's Caravaggio, And His Address To The Maestro

This is what Milo Manara had to put drawing more pictures of Spider-Woman with her bum up in the air on hold for… Caravaggio. To be published across Europe next week. We have ten pages from the French edition, interspersed with the English translation of Milo Manara's letter to Caravaggio,courtesy of Eurocomics USA Invasion from the special deluxe Italian  Artist Edition of […]

Titan To Publish Nikopol Trilogy, Skydoll And More European Classics

From the new Titan Comics previews… they will be publishing the Nikpol trilogy by Enki Bilal,       The central plot of the trilogy, set in 2023 Paris, follows Alcide Nikopol who returns from a 30-year sentence spent orbiting the Earth under cryopreservation to find France under fascist rule following two nuclear wars. Showman […]

Mike Deodato Vs. Mauro Boselli Over Tex – The E-Mails

  Mike Deodato is a big fan of the Italian western character Tex published by Sergio Bonelli. He has talked up his desire to draw a story featuring the character, even though he is exclusive to Marvel Comics. Lately, we learned he was trying to draw a story for them. Clearly it didn't go down too well. He […]

The Mickey, Donald And Charlie Hebdo Cover That Got Scrapped

Topolino is the popular Disney comic magazine published in Italy by Panini, under license. The above cover was promoted as one of solidarity with the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, following in the steps of the likes of Spirou Magazine. The cover was promoted on the publisher's Facebook page. However, when the magazine hit the stands, it suddenly […]

How Tex Willer Beats Batman Every Month

Tex Willer is a comic book phenomenon in Italy. A Western comic created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Aurelio Galleppini, it was first published in Italy in 1948 – and ever since. Popular outside of Italy, especially in Brazil, the publishers put out a monthly 110 page comic book, with plenty of spinoffs. But how do they ensure such a large […]

Western Superhero Zagor Comes To The USA

According to editor Moreno Burattini on Facebook, traditional Bonelli comic Zagor will be published in the US next year. Zagor is an hybrid super-hero/western comic, the most popular creation of Sergio Bonelli himself (the cowboy Tex was created by his father Gianluigi Bonelli). The original artist was Galieno Ferri – who still draws all the covers […]

Lucca – It's Like Two San Diegos In One

Lucca Comics & Games is a comic con held in Italy. It's big. How big? Well, for the show two weeks ago, they sold 240,000 tickets with around 400,000 visiting the city for events around the show. Basically, that's two times San Diego. That's up from 218,000 and 380,000 last year… Fumettologica broke down some […]

The Return Of Kriminal To Comics In May 2015 With Giuseppe Camuncoli

[youtube][/youtube] One of the more  famous, violent Italian comics of the sixties is set to return next year. Kriminal was created in 1964 by Max Bunker and Magnus and ran until 1974, with 419 published instalments. One of the first Italian comics to employ continuity from chapter to chapter, it told the adventures of  English master thief, […]