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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 »

Comic Book Market Maven: Marvel Kicks Off Five-Week July With Bang

This week sees the start of July, and with it a five-week month (that is, a month with five Wednesdays in it), meaning the various comic book companies have to spread their More »

Review: Mind The Gap and Watch out for the Crazy

Jim McCann (writer) / RodinEsquejo (artist) / Adrian Alphona (artist) Image Comics TPB $9.99 When I first saw Mind the Gap, I picked it up because I thought to myself, Oh my More »

 

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1” Believe the Hype

ADVANCED REVIEW: “Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1” Believe the Hype

By Dave Buesing

Writer: Tom Scioli Artist: John Barber Publisher: IDW Nostalgia can be a dangerous creative tool. Despite the popularity, a Buzzfeed listicle titled “19 reasons the 90’s were Radical!” is nothing more than the Chris Farley “remember” sketch brought to its

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Monster Motors” Fun New Spin on a Classic Story

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By Jesse Quick-Rincon

Writer: Bryan Lynch Artist: Nick Roche IDW Publishing $5.99 They say, “never judge a book by its cover”. But what I’m most surprised by is how much I didn’t understand regarding this book’s title. I mean the title is pretty

Comic Book Market Maven: Batman Leads a Big June for DC

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By Austin Gorton

June sales have been released, and the top 10 for the month got all kinds of shaken up! The Top 10 Rank Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. sales 1 Batman 32 $3.99 DC 130,077 2 Amazing Spider-Man 3 $3.99

Comic Book Market Maven: Marvel & DC Come Out Swinging

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By Austin Gorton

It’s week four of five and both Marvel and DC aren’t waiting to for the end of the month to release their two biggest books! The Big Two DC starts the week off with the one-two punch of “Batman #33″

BOOM! Offering Exclusive Lumberjanes Apparel At San Diego Comic Con

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By Elicia Sanchez

Attention all Lumberjanes fanatics! Quick question: do we have a nick name for us yet, or should we just also call ourselves Lumberjanes? I guess we’ll figure that out later, but right now, BREAKING NEWS from this years San Diego

REVIEW: “Auteur #5” As Gleefully Insane As You Remember

REVIEW: “Auteur #5” As Gleefully Insane As You Remember

By Dave Buesing

Writer: Rick Spears Artist: James Callahan Publisher: Oni Press I gushingly wrote of how underrated Oni Press is this year in my review of “Life After #1,” and the primary evidence for my thesis was Rick Spears’s and James Callahan’s

After Wednesday: Pure Imagination and The Incal

By Jeff Hayes

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 a crushed velvet suit and dance around with

Dynamite to Pit Sherlock Holmes Against Harry Houdini

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By Elicia Sanchez

A little less than a month ago, Dynamite Entertainment announced a new comic miniseries that would feature the unlikely partnering of director Quentin Tarantino’s Django character from his hit film Django Unchained and Spanish swashbuckler Zorro. Just as that comic pairing

REVIEW: “The Last Fall #1″ Descent into Mediocrity

REVIEW: "The Last Fall #1" Descent into Mediocrity

By Cody Mudge

Written by: Tom Waltz Art by: Casey Malone Published by: IDW Publishing $3.99 “The Last Fall #1” is a debut mini-series from IDW Publishing that really misses the mark. Opposite the opening page is a quick diagram of the solar

ADVANCE REVIEW: “The Squidder #1″ Lovecraftian Ode in D Major

ADVANCE REVIEW: "The Squidder #1" Lovecraftian Ode in D Major

By Cody Mudge

Written by: Ben Templesmith Art by: Ben Templesmith Published by: IDW Publishing $3.99 “The Squidder #1” is an enigma. It’s at times a violent romp through a dreary post-apocalyptic (post-squid) world. It’s also a story that doesn’t leave much to

ICYMI: Advance Reviews and New IDW Art

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By Joshua Epstein

Here’s your daily rundown of the day’s independent comics news, commentary, and reviews from the crack team here at Capeless Crusader! ADVANCE REVIEW: “Doberman #1” Time to Put the Dog Down   Reviewer Dave Buesing calls “Doberman #1″ an “Ultimately

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Doberman #1” Time to Put the Dog Down

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Doberman #1” Time to Put the Dog Down

By Dave Buesing

Writers: Scott Marder, Rob Rosell, Jack Lambert Artist: Brandon McKinney Publisher: IDW “Doberman #1″ from IDW Comics piqued my interest because of its creative team’s connections to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Writers Rob Mardell and Rob Rosell are writers for Sunny, and a

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Market #1″ Surviving In World of Heroes

ADVANCE REVIEW: "Black Market #1" Surviving In A World of Heroes

By Lindsey Bass

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Victor Santos Publisher: BOOM! Studios There was a time when heroes were everyday people. Sometimes they were your neighbor and other times they were the police officers and firefighters. They did things to help others

Fantagraphics Unveils Cover Art For Daniel Clowes’s The Complete Eightball 1-18

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By Elicia Sanchez

Whether you recognize his name or not, Daniel Clowes is an independent comic artist that helped define our generation. My age bracket’s R. Crumb, if you will. Regardless of how his artwork and creations have seeped their way into your

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

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By Austin Gorton

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 Big Two Marvel (which is still releasing a

BOOM! Offers San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Cover For “Translucid #4″

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By Elicia Sanchez

Are you going to San Diego Comic-Con next week? If so, I envy you. A LOT. Besides being a really cool person and being the center point of my aggressive levels of jealousy, you will also have the chance to