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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Webcomic Wednesdays: Call of the Sentinel

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Call of the Sentinel

Reggie prefers living alone, enjoying his solitude in his house under a hill.  Being a gumpawump, he can shapeshift at will, so he is never in need of help.  But one day, a young leolop bursts in on his quiet life.  Emily, a budding cartographer, is exploring the area when she happens upon Reggie’s hill.  Although the gumpawump isn’t too thrilled about company, as the young visitor continually shows up, Reggie begins feeling a change,…

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BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Before I introduce this edition’s topic, I just wanted to let you all know that Back Issues is moving to a twice-monthly format for the foreseeable future. These columns involve a lot of research, and doing it weekly has just become untenable, so I hope you’ll all continue…

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Marvel Among Victims of Latest Ourmine Hack

Marvel Among Victims of Latest Ourmine Hack

Marvel Entertainment was among several organizations which found themselves the target of a coordinated social media hack. An organization known as Ourmine Security Group briefly tok control of the Twitter accounts for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and the main Marvel Entertainment account. The most recent attack also targeted online streaming video giant Netflix. Ourmind has previously hacked the accounts of Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Buzzfeed,…

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Latour & Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS Variant to Raise Money for ACLU, SPLC

Latour & Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS Variant to Raise Money for ACLU, SPLC

Variant covers, which once contributed to the near-death of the entire comic book industry, have been back in vogue for a few years now. Most of the time, they are shameless sales ploys designed to boost flagging sales or raise awareness of a major change to the status quo. As the vast majority of variants are released by mainstream publishers, it is seldom the case that the art has much to say in any real…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Ava’s Demon

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Ava’s Demon

Ava is a lonely girl living on one of Titan’s reeducation planets.  Although she technically has one “friend”:  a ghostly demon who has followed her since birth, causing trouble at every step.  Up until now, Ava has managed to ignore her demon.  But then the scavengers come and destroy the planet, leaving Ava near death.  Just when all seems lost, the demon, Wrathia, reveals she is connected to Ava for life, unless they make a…

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Arune Singh to Helm Marketing for BOOM!

Arune Singh to Helm Marketing for BOOM!

Arune Singh is one of the recognizable and well known PR people in all of geekdom. A former comics journalist, Singh became the definitive voice of Marvel’s social media presence in the early part of the decade. as “AgentM” on Twitter, Singh helped to make Marvel one of the most responsive and engaging brands in the business. He shepherded nearly every major PR initiative undertaken by Marvel in the last five years, and that success took…

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Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Over the weekend, Marvel Studios dropped a second, more detailed, more Baby Groot-filled trailer for their upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. A sequel to their quirky surprise hit, the latest trailer focuses on each of the Guardians in turn, albeit with a definite focus on the franchise’s breakout character, Groot. The first film, focusing on a cosmic-based team of outlaws who boasted a smallish cult following among comic-book fans, was seen as…

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