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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #7″ A New Leaf

Written by: Rick Remender Art by: Matteo Scalera and Dean White $3.50 Published by: Image Comics Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White are back after a short break, and “Black Science More »

Comic Book Market Maven: DC Ends July with Bang

The Big Two The fifth Wednesday of a five week month is usually pretty quiet in terms of sales, with all but a few lingering titles already released earlier in the month. More »

After Wednesday: Pure Imagination and The Incal

Of the possibilities that the medium of comics holds for creators, presenting stories of great imaginative depth is high up there. Just the thought of it makes me want to put on More »

Comic Book Market Maven: The Five Wednesday Month Takes Its Toll This Week

With an extra Wednesday to fill this month, it’s inevitable that a week or two come out looking even lighter than usual. This month, it looks like this is that week. The More »

Comic Book Market Maven: Retro Spider-Man, Bat-Families & Zombies Lead the Week

In the second week of the five-week July, some publishers continue to put their efforts into just one or two big titles, while Marvel and DC continue to battle it out via More »

ADVANCE SCOUT 7/2/14 Lean Summer Cuts

SITUATION: In the United States, this week is all a prelude to the 4th of July. It’s our Independence Day, and it’s also when Hurricane Arthur is supposed to make its way More »

Point of Entry: Sin City: The Hard Goodbye

Frank Miller Dark Horse When I started Sin City I started them in the wrong order. I was first getting into American comics, I had already seen the movie, and I thought More »

 

REVIEW: “Mercenary Sea #6″ Reduced Pulp, Fast Fun

REVIEW: "Mercenary Sea #6" Reduced Pulp, Fast Fun

By Cody Mudge

Written by: Kel Symons Art by: Mathew Reynolds $2.99 Published by: Image Comics “Mercenary Sea #6” plays with you. For a moment it makes you think that it’s employing one of the most overused tropes of the genre, but by

Fantagraphics to Release An Omnibus of Vaughn Bodé’s Cheech Wizard

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By Elicia Sanchez

Influential underground comic artist Vaughn Bodé may have left this mortal coil too soon (passing away in 1975 at the young age of 33), but he left behind a rich and influential legacy of artwork which has since become an

ADVANCE REVIEW: “C.O.W.L. #3″ Shades of Perception

ADVANCE REVIEW: "C.O.W.L. #3" Shades of Perception

By Cody Mudge

Written by: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel Art by: Rod Reis $3.50 Published by: Image Comics “C.O.W.L. #3” tackles some issues that your average comic either can’t or won’t. That aspect alone makes it worth reading. If you’re like me

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #7″ A New Leaf

ADVANCE REVIEW: "Black Science #7" A New Leaf

By Cody Mudge

Written by: Rick Remender Art by: Matteo Scalera and Dean White $3.50 Published by: Image Comics Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White are back after a short break, and “Black Science #7” may be one of the most captivating

Comic Book Market Maven: DC Ends July with Bang

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By Austin Gorton

The Big Two The fifth Wednesday of a five week month is usually pretty quiet in terms of sales, with all but a few lingering titles already released earlier in the month. Not so this week, particularly for DC, as

ADVANCE REVIEW: “East of West #14” Where’d the Fun Go?

ADVANCE REVIEW: “East of West #14” Where’d the Fun Go?

By Dave Buesing

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta $3.50 Publisher: Image I did not enjoy reading “East of West #14″. Not really even for a moment. On the other hand, I have really, passionately loved this comic book series from Jonathan Hickman,

REVIEW: “Letter 44 #8” Alien Tanks End Wars

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Letter 44 #8” Alien Tanks End Wars

By Dave Buesing

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alberto Albuquerque $3.99 Publisher: Oni Press I got into The West Wing about a decade after it originally aired (hooray for Netflix!). If you’re wondering, yes, this makes for highly topical conversation at your local pub

Dynamite Inks Licensing Deal to Publish Will Eisner’s The Spirit

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By Elicia Sanchez

In the midst of San Diego Comic-Con hysteria last week, Dynamite Entertainment announced that they have just signed a licensing deal to add Will Eisner’s iconic series The Spirit to their publishing roster. The Spirit (a murdered cop named Denny Colt

Pizza Hut Debuted Life-Sized TMNT Pizza Thrower at SDCC

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By Elicia Sanchez

In collaboration with the upcoming Michael Bay produced live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, pizza giant Pizza Hut has created a giant of their own…a life-sized pizza throwing tank similar to the design from the ’80s TMNT toy version. I

Dynamite to Release Commemorative “Army of Darkness #1992.1″

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By Elicia Sanchez

To celebrate Dynamite Entertainment’s 10th anniversary this year, the publisher will be releasing a special double commemorative edition of one of their most popular and very first title, Army of Darkness. This issue, which will be be published as #1992.1

Quentin Tarantino Will Join SDCC Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel

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By Elicia Sanchez

Turns out Dynamite fans will have even more to be excited about regarding the Dynamite Entertainment 10th Anniversary Panel set to take place this Sunday at San Diego Comic Con. Dynamite recently announced that director Quentin Tarantino as well as

Drew Friedman’s New Book Focuses On Comic Industry Legends

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By Elicia Sanchez

Drew Friedman, a photorealistic cartoonist whose famed portraits of celebrities have appeared in numerous publications like The New York Times, Mad magazine, and Rolling Stone to name a few, has created a collection of portraits focused on publishers, editors and

REVIEW: “Dream Thief: Escape #2″ Like Father Like Son

REVIEW: "Dream Thief: Escape #2" Like Father Like Son

By Lindsey Bass

Writer: Jai Nitz Artist: Greg Smallwood Dark Horse Comics $3.99 John Lincoln has come to be in possession of a mask. Originally John thought he stole it from a museum, but it actually chose him. This is the beginning of

Fantagraphics Launches 4th Annual Not-At-Comic-Con Sale

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By Elicia Sanchez

For all you indie comic lovers that weren’t able to make it to the San Diego Comic Con this year but have some money burning a hole in your pocket that you had hoped to spend on new books, Fantagraphics

REVIEW: “Supreme: Blue Rose #1″ Long Title, Longer History

REVIEW: "Supreme: Blue Rose #1" Long Title, Longer History

By Jesse Quick-Rincon

Warren Ellis has some big shoes to fill. Supreme is a beloved comic book series with a lofty list of accolades behind it. Not only is it headed by one of the best comic book writers of our time (Alan

REVIEW: “Zero #9″ The Ugly Truth

REVIEW: "Zero #9" The Ugly Truth

By Cody Mudge

Written by: Ales Kot Art by: Tonci Zonjic Published by: Image Comics $2.99 “Zero #9” is a comic that strikes a balance between telling a powerful, emotional story and standing at arms-length from the rest of the series so far.