BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

For Black Panther, escaping politics is impossible. For a character who shares a name with one of America’s most radical racial political movements, trying to avoid the topic entirely would have been both difficult and unwise. Instead, star Chadwick Boseman has gone on record regarding the politics within the world of Wakanda. Wakanda in the Marvel Universe has always been both commentary and reflection on the real world.  The real world has seen every attempt…

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Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream comic books may dominate sales charts, indie books are the darlings of critics. This week, independent and creator-owned titles claimed eleven of the top twenty slots on review aggregator site ComicBookRoundup.com. The remaining nine slots fell to DC and Vertigo titles, with Marvel left completely out of the rankings. The top reviewed titles of the week were Black Mask‘s The Dregs, Image’s God Country, and Valiant’s X-O Manowar. Each received close to a 9…

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Titan’s ROBOTECH #1 Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

Titan’s ROBOTECH #1 Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

Robotech may just have legs. Titan Comics announced today that the first issue of their new Robotech ongoing series has sold out at the distributor level. The issue is headed back to print and will receive a new variant cover. The success of Robotech adds a new feather to Titan’s cap, as the publisher will likely claim a new spot on monthly sales charts. Full numbers for distributor-level sales on Robotech won’t be available until…

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Marvel Announces Creative Teams for IRON FIST & JESSICA JONES

Marvel Announces Creative Teams for IRON FIST & JESSICA JONES

As a part of their ongoing Marvel Legacy launch, Marvel continues to shake up the creative teams on what appear to be core books moving forward. Today the New-York-based publisher announced the creative teams for the relaunched Iron Fist and Jessica Jones series. Both characters have taken starring turns in their own Netflix original series, with varying levels of critical acclaim. Given the high profile being provided to both as Marvel Television ramps up for…

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Archie Sets Halloween Launch for JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER Ongoing

Archie Sets Halloween Launch for JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER Ongoing

Things are going to get more than a little hairy for Jughead. The Jughead: The Hunger one-shot was a great success for Archie. The publisher announced today that they’re going back to the well and launching a new ongoing series under the same name. The horror-skewed series looks to recapture the same flair and flavor under writer Frank Tieri, who returns for a second run. Tieri also penned the one-shot series, and has said that…

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The Cat-Pocalypse is Upon Us as Creative Team for GARFIELD/GRUMPY CAT Crossover Announced

The Cat-Pocalypse is Upon Us as Creative Team for GARFIELD/GRUMPY CAT Crossover Announced

It’s official. Cats are our lords and masters, and we shall all bow before their greatest heroes… or at least be able to read about them in the funnybooks. BOOM! Studios and Dynamite Entertainment today announced that they have selected the creative team to helm their forthcoming Garfield/Grumpy Cat crossover. Writing chores will be handled by Mark Evanier, who won multiple Emmy awards for his work on the Garfield and Friends television show, while art…

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Image Announces Launch of THE REALM from Haun and Peck

Image Announces Launch of THE REALM from Haun and Peck

Post-apocalyptic stories continue to be the dominant trend in fiction, something Image is looking to capitalize on with the launch of The Realm from writer Seth M. Peck and artist Jeremy Haun. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first issue of the new ongoing series will debut in September, featuring a variant cover by artist Tony Moore. The Realm is being billed as high fantasy in a post-apocalyptic world, something which…

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Dynamite Sets Release Date and Creative Team for KILLER INSTINCT Adaptation

Dynamite Sets Release Date and Creative Team for KILLER INSTINCT Adaptation

While there has yet to be a successful video game adaptation of a comic book or comic book movie, comic adaptation of video games such as Killer Instinct are another story. Dynamite has done very well for itself in recent years with print adaptation of film, tv, and video game franchises. Today, the publisher announced a release date for the forthcoming Killer Instinct adaptation, as well as naming writer Ian Eddington and artist Cam Adams…

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Image Sets October Release for HERE’S NEGAN Hardcover

Image Sets October Release for HERE’S NEGAN Hardcover

Here’s Negan, the origin story of one of the most villainous characters in modern American pop culture, is headed to bookshelves. Few independent comic book properties have ever been as successful as Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, and few independent comic characters are as iconic as Negan. After a phenomenal run in the pages of the monthly comic and a solid turn by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the TV show, Image released the early…

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Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

The Inkwell Awards are an annual recognition given out to outstanding performers in the field of comic book inking. Today the organization announced the 2017 winners of the awards, and the winners include artists from across the mainstream and independent comic book spectrum. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] (New Bedford, MA/USA—June 19, 2017)  The Inkwell Awards has released the names of the winners of its 10th annual awards for excellence in the art form of comic book…

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