Webcomic Wednesdays: Forever Autumn

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Forever Autumn

For anyone who hates that Halloween only comes once a year, Forever Autumn is a perfect fix.  It’s the story of a witch who meets a vampire, and all hell breaks loose. Alice is an apprentice witch and a klutz, avoided by all members of the Bat Coven.  But finally, her master allows her to buy a bat, whose blood is needed to magic Alice’s broom to fly.  But the bat is really Miki, 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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Webcomic Wednesdays: Agents of the Realm

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Agents of the Realm

Ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right and to top it off, you run into a weird bear with horns that seems determined to kill you?  That was Norah’s first day on the job as an Agent of the Realm.  Finding a strange amulet, she becomes endowed with the power of the Void, the leader of the Agents who the gateway hidden within Silvermount, the local mountain that connects the…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Aquapunk

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Aquapunk

Coron is a Nosda Faithful, a living stone built to fight and serve at another’s will.  Along with his friends, Eieron and Aogaur, Coron follows the orders of his Esan masters, merely a drudge with little worth… until a trickster god takes an interest in him.  When Aogaur is possessed by a murderous spirit and kills two officers, Coron breaks the three of them out of jail, taking two unwilling Esan with them.  When all…

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BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

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. Last week, Marvel announced that its summer event for 2017 will be called “Secret Empire”, releasing a logo featuring Steve Rogers’ current Captain America shield and a tagline, lifted from a famous Abraham Lincoln quotation, “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand.” This initial teaser was followed by a…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Headless Bliss

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Headless Bliss

Have you ever wondered what happens to stories?  Perhaps you thought they disappeared.  Well, not quite. One day, Annùn is kicked out of class for doodling, discovers a portal, and goes on an adventure where she meets Sinaj, an abandoned story.  Annùn invites Sinaj to stay with her, which allows Sinaj to explore Annùn’s collection of books.  However Lady Diov, Queen of Demons and mother of Annùn, isn’t too pleased to have her daughter socializing…

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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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Webcomic Wednesdays: Paranatural

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Paranatural

So you’re a kid with a goofy dad and smart-mouth sister, and all three of you have just moved to a boring, tiny town.  And on your first day of school, you run into a group of kids who can see ghosts.  Most kids would leap at the chance for adventure.  But Max would rather ride his scooter.  Sadly, he becomes possessed by a spirit, which gives him powers, but means he can’t leave the…

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