Marvel Warps New Generation of Up and Coming Artists With Chip Zdarsky’s Variant How-To Covers

Marvel Warps New Generation of Up and Coming Artists With Chip Zdarsky’s Variant How-To Covers

Claiming they are champions of up and coming comic creators, Marvel is releasing a “How To Draw Variant Covers” series of….variant covers. In addition to the title being a little on the nose, the series also gets off to the wrong start by having Chip Zdarsky, notorious….well…let’s say artist?…as the driving creative force behind the series. Readers looking for tips on how to draw their favorite Marvel characters (and Hawkeye) can pick up these variants…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Fraction and Zdarsky Engorge the SEX CRIMINALS Universe

ADVANCE REVIEW: Fraction and Zdarsky Engorge the SEX CRIMINALS Universe

It’s been a while, but Sex Criminals is finally back, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are going big. The Image Comics series, which has received widespread critical acclaim and stands as one of the biggest sales successes in recent years, took a five-month hiatus after issue #10. In the meantime, the word has continued to spread about the wildly irreverent series. The first trade received a Hugo Award nomination for Best Graphic Story and, most…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Sex Criminals

FRIDAY FANCAST: Sex Criminals

Sex Criminals has been incredibly successful since it’s inception.  Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky continually pull us in with each issue and the series was chosen as TIME magazine’s Comic Book of the Year. As such, I’m sure I’m not the only person hoping for it to be picked up for a movie or television show.  That is why it is this weeks fancast choice.  While I’d love to cast Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick (who…

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Marvel to launch new Howard the Duck from Zdarsky and Quinones

Marvel to launch new Howard the Duck from Zdarsky and Quinones

80’s nostalgia is all the rage these days. If the legions of geeks sporting Ninja Turtles and Thundercats t-shirts everywhere you look wasn’t evidence enough, then the use of wacky Steve Gerber creation and 80’s B-movie star Howard the Duck in this summer’s smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy should prove it. It turns out that Marvel Comics isn’t content to let Howard the Duck remain a laugh-worthy footnote in a post-credits scene, and are…

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REVIEW: Sex Criminals #8 — No Hiding From the Sex Police

REVIEW: Sex Criminals #8 — No Hiding From the Sex Police

Writer:  Matt Fraction Artist:  Chip Zdarsky Publisher:  Image $3.50 Sex Criminals is always an adventure.  I’m never really sure what to expect.  Orgasms essentially stopping time so that crimes can be committed while going undetected.  Well, from the public.  There’s no hiding from the Sex Police.  They know about every orgasm.  They can follow you around like your orgasm activates a secret GPS system.  Despite there being obvious fictitious circumstances surrounding sex, there is always…

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REVIEW: “Sex Criminals #7” Keeps it Coming

REVIEW: “Sex Criminals #7” Keeps it Coming

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky $3.50 Publisher: Image Once again Matt Fraction has sucked me into Sex Criminals. Between his writing and Chip Zdarsky’s artwork, it’s easy to see why Sex Criminals won the Eisner for Best New Series at San Diego Comic Con. Fraction has us all reading a book about people who can stop time when they orgasm. It always sounds crazy when you tell others. Everyone has the same facial expression….

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Sex Criminals #6” Under Arrest

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Sex Criminals #6” Under Arrest

Author: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Color Flatting: Becka Kinzie Publisher: Image Comics I knew when I began reading this issue of Sex Criminals I was in for an interesting ride. It’s not your normal story. Well, it’s not what people expect, especially if they’re not immersed in the comic book culture. In fact I’ve had two people ask me about the story so far, and I found it’s not the easiest thing to explain…

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CON QUEST ECCC 2014: The Sex Criminals Panel

CON QUEST ECCC 2014: The Sex Criminals Panel

  The raucous, loud, and passionate Sex Criminals fanbase was in full effect for a hilarious and revealing panel with Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction. We’d love to say there were a few big news bombs dropped, but 95% of the panel involved dirty jokes (mainly about Applebee’s), Zdarsky telling stories, and the love that Matt and Chip share. This was showcased by the cloudy variant cover for issue #1, a fan favorite wherever it goes, and…

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CON QUEST ECCC 2014: “Secret Origins with Matt Fraction” Panel

CON QUEST ECCC 2014: “Secret Origins with Matt Fraction” Panel

  First of all, Matt Fraction is one of the most genuine, relatable, and humble creators in the comics world today. Even as his work has blown up critically and commercially (deservingly so), he remains down-to-earth and focused on the fans first. The early panel at Emerald City Comicon’s “Secret Origins” was a discussion with just Matt and the audience. He declined a moderator to keep it more open for fans to weigh in. What…

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Image Announces Emerald City Comicon Schedule

Image Announces Emerald City Comicon Schedule

As ECCC news and schedules continue to be released, Image has finalized all of their signings and panels. Those looking for a Fraction or Aaron signature are going to have to arrive early to grab a ticket, so make sure to have a few issues to read while waiting in the sure-to-be-massive signing lines. Capeless will be reporting live from the show, through a combination of Facebook, Twitter, and feature articles/interviews. Expect photos of all…

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