Image to Release Print Edition of Monkeybrain’s Masks and Mobsters

Image to Release Print Edition of Monkeybrain’s Masks and Mobsters

Today Image Comics announced that they would be releasing a print version of Masks and Mobsters, a webcomic originally released by MonkeyBrain. The full press release can be found below. ——– [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] IT’S CAPES VS. TOMMY GUNS IN MASKS AND MOBSTERS Acclaimed Digital Series gets Hardcover Collection from Image Comics/Shadowline Masks and Mobsters was hailed as one of the best webcomics of the year when it was released by MonkeyBrain in…

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JMS’s Joe’s Comics to get Second Title with Image

JMS’s Joe’s Comics to get Second Title with Image

Image Comics announced today that they would be adding a second title to the Joe’s Comics line, the imprint developed by long-time industry veteran J. Michael Straczynski (Supreme Power, Superman, Wonder Woman), entitled Sidekick. The full press release can be found below. ———- [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Image Comics for Immediate Release For more information, contact Jennifer de Guzman jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com THIS SIDEKICK IS ON HIS OWN IN NEW IMAGE COMIC Latest Joe’s Comics by…

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Marvel.com Now More Technologically/Fan Friendly

Marvel.com Now More Technologically/Fan Friendly

Marvel Comics, which as of late has been continuing to push the envelope when it comes to providing digital services for fans, has relaunched their official website to make things even easier. This redesign, which makes the website fit perfectly to any device whether it’s a tablet, computer, or smartphone, sees Marvel streamlining its site to make it even easier to navigate and find things that you may be looking for. Aside from the technological…

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Marvel Unveils “Infinity #2” Cover

Marvel Unveils “Infinity #2” Cover

Marvel continues to ramp up publicity efforts for their upcoming Infinity event, and your intrepid Capeless News Team has a first look at the cover of issue #2, featuring Captain America storming the interstellar beaches.     [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] NOTHING LASTS FOREVER – Marvel Unveils “Infinity #2” Cover  This September, the Marvel Universe fights for survival in the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil the…

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Misty Circus (HC)

Misty Circus (HC)

Misty Circus is a nice little Gothic piece by Victoria Francés, an artist renowned for her gorgeous paintings and enticing stories. I instantly fell for Misty Circus when I glanced at the cover and noticed a sad harlequin, and I immediately was reminded of my love of  Pavarotti’s sad clown. Misty Circus begins with a boy named Sasha that lives in Paris. His father, Casimir Poupon, is a mime that works in an old theater in…

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A Salute to Progress

A Salute to Progress

Even as an Eagle Scout, the actions of the Boy Scouts of America have been nigh impossible to support, or even condone, in recent years.  However, this past week the BSA announced that it would be renouncing its outdated practice of denying membership to youths “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” For all its politics, the organization heavily shaped who I am as a person, and one that most boys could get…

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Image to Release Spanish-Language The Walking Dead in US

Image to Release Spanish-Language The Walking Dead in US

Today Image Comics announced that they would be issuing a Spanish-language version of The Walking Dead for the first time in the United States. This is a definite nod to the shifting demographics in much of the country, and this move by the publisher is sure to draw some attention from political pundits. You can read the full press release below.   For Immediate Release For more information, contact Jennifer de Guzman jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com SPANISH LANGUAGE…

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Karen Berger’s NYT Interview Glimpses at Shifting Comics Landscape

Karen Berger’s NYT Interview Glimpses at Shifting Comics Landscape

Earlier this week, departing Vertigo Comics exec Karen Berger spoke with the New York Times’s Dave Itzkoff regarding her departure from the imprint, where she has spent the last twenty-plus years shepherding some of the most innovative comics of this generation. In her comments, there was one remark that stood out to me: “I’ve found that they’re really more focused on the company-owned characters,” she said. DC and its Disney-owned rival, Marvel, “are super-hero companies owned…

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THORSDAY THUNDERBOLT: Addressing the Varletry of the IRS

THORSDAY THUNDERBOLT: Addressing the Varletry of the IRS

Greetings, good warriors, and another Thorsday is upon us. As a brief aside Surly Thor tis actually in a less than surly mood this week coming off the heels of Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she shalt not be running for re-election in 2014. It doth give hope that the tides art in fact turning and perchance in the next cycle we can see others who hath been the face of obstructionism fall to the wayside…

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Image Comics’s “The Bounce #1” Sells Out, Gets Second Printing

Image Comics’s “The Bounce #1” Sells Out, Gets Second Printing

Image Comics announced this week that “The Bounce #1” (which we reviewed HERE), has sold out its 1st printing and will be returning to stores next month. The issue received both praise and criticism for its portrayal of what Capeless’ own Jay Gabel called “Shazam for Stoners”. Given that Image has been the target of some amount of ire for its perceived mismarketing of the book as a “feel good hero”, despite the book’s MATURE…

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