#ComicsHatesNazis: Creators, Fans, Press Rally Around Antifascist Hashtag

#ComicsHatesNazis: Creators, Fans, Press Rally Around Antifascist Hashtag

Never say that comic books shouldn’t be political, because writers, fans, and press will prove you wrong.  Earlier today, in response to Nazi/white supremacist rallies last night and today in Virginia, comics legend Gail Simone coined the hashtag #ComicsHatesNazis. Okay, we clearly need a #ComicsHateNazis tag. Please fill this tag with comics heroes beating up Nazis. pic.twitter.com/R6wyfvxvuh — GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) August 12, 2017 Predominantly, the tag does consist of panels of comics heroes beating up Nazis….

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Webcomic Wednesday: Harlowe Vanished

Webcomic Wednesday:  Harlowe Vanished

Harlowe is having a tough time.  She’s studying hard, but her parents have been arguing lately about the cost of college, leaving her unsure what the future holds.  One night, Harlowe thinks it might be best if she just vanishes.  And she does, into the ocean.  But that’s not the end of the story. Harlowe comes to floating in the water above a reef, much different from the clifflined shore she left behind.  She realizes…

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Disney Breaks With Netflix: Potential Industry Consequences

Disney Breaks With Netflix: Potential Industry Consequences

As of the company’s recent earnings report, Disney has announced plans to launch a streaming service in 2019. In concert with this, the company will be pulling its Disney and Disney/Pixar branded content off of Netflix. CEO Bob Iger commented to CNBC that “This represents a big strategic shift for the company.” Disney feels that a direct-to-consumer branded service will “give [them] control of their destiny.” That said, as of right now, there are no…

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Netflix Acquires Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix Acquires Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix has made its first full company acquisition, Mark Millar‘s Millarworld. In a move announced early Monday morning, the streaming giant acquired the independent comic book imprint and its associated intellectual property. Millar said in a statement that talks between himself and Netflix had been in the works since Christmas, culminating in today’s announcement. The purchase entitles Netflix to pursue development of nearly all of the Millarworld properties which have not yet made their way…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Prague Race

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Prague Race

One day, Leona bought a cool poster from a weird shop.  And then her friend Colin gets swallowed by a shark and her other friend Miko became a werewolf.  Welcome to Prague Race. With Colin kidnapped by an angry member of the Brigade, Leona and Miko follow, using Toska the troll as their guide.  Upon arrival, they quickly learn the world of magic is far different from their ordinary world, which suits Leona just fine. …

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Blindsprings

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Blindsprings

Three hundred years ago, the Orphic ruling family of Aberwelle was destroyed, and the Academists took over, ensuring order.  But legend tells of a lost princess, who escaped to the forest and lives there to this day. Tamaura has almost completed her contract when she is abducted by an Academist.  Escaping the restraints, she finds herself in Kirkhall, where her family once ruled.  But much has changed in her absence, as Orphics are now considered…

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Image & Top Cow Announce Gritty New Sci-Fi Series “Port of Earth”

Image & Top Cow Announce Gritty New Sci-Fi Series “Port of Earth”

Image Comics, in partnership with Top Cow Productions, announced yesterday the upcoming release of a bold and gritty new science fiction series called Port of Earth. Written by rising talent Zack Kaplan, a television writer who made a splash with his Image/Top Cow series “Eclipse”, Port of Earth is the story of Earth’s first contact with an alien society. But the aliens are neither an invading menace nor beneficent diplomats. Instead, they have come to…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Lilith’s Word

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Lilith’s Word

There is a legend that says the universe is incomplete.  Only the last Goddess can do so, by saying the word that will bring reality to its finished creation.  And then she will die. Lilith and her brother have traveled for many years, searching across different realms for a sign their journey is over.  One such visit lands them in an abbey where the people fight creatures of pure energy to protect the cities.  There,…

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Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

With San Diego Comic-Con just days away, the monstrous metroplex between Los Angeles and San Diego has begun to fill up with the best, brightest, and most legendary comic book creators in the world. Last night, independent publisher Black Mask Studios and The Nerdist assembled a panel of Black Mask’s most notable creators past and present, along with newly minted Black Mask contributor and comic book industry legend Grant Morrison. The panelists included Black Mask…

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Marvel Dominates June Comics Market Behind Spider-Man’s Strength

Marvel Dominates June Comics Market Behind Spider-Man’s Strength

June was a heck of a month for Marvel in the comics market, and they have Spider-Man to thank. Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of comic books and graphic novels in North America, has released distributor-level sales for June. The debut issue of Spectacular Spider-Man, which retailed at $4.99, dominated single-issue sales, clocking in at nearly a quarter of a million issues sold. DC and Marvel split the rest of the top ten evenly….

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