BACK ISSUES: Thanksgiving Edition: Comics I’m Thankful For

BACK ISSUES: Thanksgiving Edition: Comics I’m Thankful For

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today is Thanksgiving for all our readers living in the United States, and so for this week’s edition I’m going to be looking at five different comic book stories that I’m thankful for. These may not be the most historic comics of all time, but they each…

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BACK ISSUES: Sequential Dissent – Protest in Comic Books

BACK ISSUES: Sequential Dissent – Protest in Comic Books

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. In the aftermath of November 8th’s presidential election, which saw Donald Trump emerge victorious, dozens of protests erupted across cities and communities across the United States. Protestors were reacting not just to their preferred candidate losing, but to Trump’s platform, which had been built upon what they saw as…

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Sequart Announces New Book on Big Three Creators Moore, Gaiman and Morrison

Sequart Announces New Book on Big Three Creators Moore, Gaiman and Morrison

Sequart Organization, which has spent two decades promoting comics and sequential art as an art form, has released their longest book yet. The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer traces the phenomenon of the 1980s when comic book creators from Great Britain reinvigorated comics around the globe with their startlingly bold and innovative take on comic storytelling. The book, written by Greg Carpenter, will focus on three of…

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Batman: The Killing Joke Will be Rated R

Batman: The Killing Joke Will be Rated R

The upcoming animated film Batman: The Killing Joke has officially received an R-rating, making it the first DC Universe Original Movie to receive a mature rating. It is also the second DC film to receive this rating overall since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be getting an R-rated version on home video release. “From the start of production, we encouraged producer Bruce Timm and our team at Warner Bros. Animation to remain faithful to the original…

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Cosmic Tales: An Interview with Dan Abnett

Cosmic Tales: An Interview with Dan Abnett

Dan Abnett is a New York Times best-selling author who’s worked in the comics industry for over 20 years. He has contributed to the legacies of some of the biggest characters in comics, and most notably rebooted Guardians of the Galaxy in 2008 alongside frequent collaborator Andy Lanning, a run that laid the groundwork for 2014’s blockbuster by the same name. He has written several novels for the Warhammer 40k universe, Tomb Raider, Doctor Who, as well…

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Alan Moore’s CINEMA PURGATORIO blows past funding goal

Alan Moore’s CINEMA PURGATORIO blows past funding goal

A couple of days ago, famed comic scribe Alan Moore launched a Kickstarter campaign looking for funding for his upcoming project Cinema Purgatorio. Within days, the project has exceeded its original $9.000 request several times over, and currently sits at over 60 thousand dollars. This means that Moore’s newfound passion project will hit shelves later this year, courtesy of Avatar Press. The project, which Moore describes as “an unholy resurrection of the backstreet bug-hutches and…

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AFTER WEDNESDAY: Starting to Fill in the Gaps with Miracleman, A Dream of Flying

AFTER WEDNESDAY: Starting to Fill in the Gaps with Miracleman, A Dream of Flying

I am of an age in which I can comfortably settle myself as being apart of the pre-internet generation developmentally. Situated within my age group (35-50) is a phenomenon that I believe is shrinking due to all available information/artifacts being made available through technology. That phenomenon is collecting the ephemera of certain eras of comics. When I say collecting I mean physically tracking down single issues or collections in all size and shape of store,…

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SEQUENTIAL Releases Alan Moore Tribute Comic

SEQUENTIAL Releases Alan Moore Tribute Comic

Digital comics distributor SEQUENTIAL has released a biographical tribute comic of Alan Moore, in honor of the legendary comic book writer’s 60th birthday. Moore, who turns 60 on November 18, has produced some of the most memorable works in comic book history, including Watchmen, V For vendetta, and Batman: The Killing Joke. Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is available for free download exclusively on the SEQUENTIAL iPad app. [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] SEQUENTIAL Releases…

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Swamp Thing Sundays: Saga of the Swamp Thing Book Three

Swamp Thing Sundays: Saga of the Swamp Thing Book Three

This latest edition of Swamp Thing Sundays sees us reach that halfway point of the epic Saga as we read and review the third collected paperback edition of Alan Moore’s legendary run on the classic DC anti-hero. Introducing and developing the now legendary and extremely popular British super-hero-handler and loud-mouth bad-ass John Constantine, star of Hellblazer now entering its twenty-fifth year, in itself now a very popular series with its own host of legendary comic writers taking…

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