Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Launching Calexit shows that Black Mask Comics is utterly fearless.  When it comes to publishers willing to tackle real-world social issues in the pages of “funnybooks”, no one has been bolder than the fledgling indie publisher. Having already seen success with such titles as Liberator in the political realm, Black Mask is doubling down with the announcement of Calexit. Based on the recent proposals that the “left coast” should declare independence from the rest of…

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First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

Image Comics has shown nothing but tremendous market savvy when it comes to initial print runs, and appears to have hit the sweet spot yet again with God Country. The publisher announced today that both of the first two issues of the new creator-owned series are headed back to press for new editions. This will make three printings for the first issue and the second printing for the second installment in the Donny Cates new…

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Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Last week Image Comics announced that several of its creator-owned titles will release variant covers in support of the besieged Planned Parenthood organization. Yesterday, the publisher expanded that initiative to include four more titles: Low, Moonshine, Magdalena, and She-Wolf. The move comes in the wake of a concerted effort by state and national GOP legislators moving to strip federal funding from the organization. On Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted 230-188 to rescind a…

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Gail Simone to Address United Nations

Gail Simone to Address United Nations

The debate is over: Gail Simone is the most powerful woman in comics, and the United Nations seems to agree. The veteran scribe and seminal Batgirl and Birds of Prey writer announced today that she has been invited to speak to the United Nations. The announcement comes just weeks after the UN stripped Wonder Woman of her honorary ambassadorship. Simone, of course, has a long history with the character and the seeming connection has not…

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Image to Support Planned Parenthood with Women’s History Covers

Image to Support Planned Parenthood with Women’s History Covers

Image Comics, in the midst of its 25th anniversary celebration, is launching an initiative in support of Planned Parenthood. The Berkeley-based independent comic book publisher announced today that it will begin rolling out a series of women’s history-themed covers beginning this March. The first five covers were revealed in today’s press release, and feature work from some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists, including Nicola Scott, Jill Thompson, and Jeff Lemire. All of the proceeds…

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Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

In an exclusive report from Variety today, Ben Affleck revealed that he and Warner Brothers have made the “mutual” decision to have him step down as director of the upcoming film “The Batman”. Affleck will remain under the cowl in role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, a role he took on in last year’s “Batman vs. Superman  – Dawn of Justice” before reprising the role in both “Suicide Squad” and in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Affleck will…

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Sterling K Brown Joins the Cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Sterling K Brown Joins the Cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Marvel’s Black Panther already boasted perhaps the most impressive cast of any film Marvel Studios has released, so people could be forgiven for thinking the film’s group of actors couldn’t get any stronger. But with today’s announcement that Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K Brown is joining the cast of the film, it’s safe to say the cast has become even more compelling. Brown had an incredible year, beginning with his breakthrough and award-winning performance as…

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Lilah Sturges, Comics Creator, Comes Out as Trans

Lilah Sturges, Comics Creator, Comes Out as Trans

Earlier today, comics creator Lilah Sturges came out publicly as trans, declaring that she will now begin openly living her life as female. She made the announcement via a lengthy and heartfelt post on her FaceBook page. Sturges is best known in comics for her work on DC/Vertigo’s Eisner nominated series Jack of Fables. She is also a novelist, publishing the book “Midwinter” in 2009, followed by its sequel “The Office of Shadows” the following year….

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First International “Spider-Man: Homecoming” TV Spot Released

First International “Spider-Man: Homecoming” TV Spot Released

Columbia Pictures, Sony, and Marvel Entertainment released their first international TV spot for the hotly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film relaunches the Spider-Man film franchise for the second time, this time with Tom Holland playing the web-slinger. The movie already has a huge buzz attached to it, following Holland’s warmly received debut as Peter Parker and his heroic alter-ego in Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War. While this particular spot is made up mostly of…

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Frank Miller Pits Trump Against Krypton in DKRIII

Frank Miller Pits Trump Against Krypton in DKRIII

Frank Miller has never been one to shy away from controversy. The conservative bent in his Batman works has been well-documented in the past, which is why it comes as no small surprise that the writer seems to have targeted President-Elect Donald Trump in the latest installment of his Dark Knight series. The character in the tweet, while not named Donald Trump, is obviously physically modeled after the incoming Chief Executive, and the wording of…

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