REVIEW: The Wild Storm #5 – Daemons, Cosmonauts and Redemption

REVIEW: The Wild Storm #5 – Daemons, Cosmonauts and Redemption

With The Wild Storm #5, writer Warren Ellis continues the engrossing slow burn that has defined this series so far, and that continues to be no bad thing at all, given how rich the world he’s creating is. If you’re looking for a series that takes seriously the concept of creating a super-hero universe for a realistic modern world (as opposed to thinking that just means being grim and bleak) then you should look no…

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ADVANCE REVIEW – The Death of Stalin: The Comedy of Tyranny

ADVANCE REVIEW – The Death of Stalin: The Comedy of Tyranny

Totalitarian regimes have, oddly enough, provided the best fodder for political comedy and satire. There’s something about the absurdity of living under brutality couched and protected by beauracracy that requires only the slightest nudge to tip into full on comedy. And through the years, we’ve seen satire used as a powerful weapon against the power of the state. From political cartoons, to films that took aim at fascism like Ernst Lubitch’s “To Be or Not…

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The Cat-Pocalypse is Upon Us as Creative Team for GARFIELD/GRUMPY CAT Crossover Announced

The Cat-Pocalypse is Upon Us as Creative Team for GARFIELD/GRUMPY CAT Crossover Announced

It’s official. Cats are our lords and masters, and we shall all bow before their greatest heroes… or at least be able to read about them in the funnybooks. BOOM! Studios and Dynamite Entertainment today announced that they have selected the creative team to helm their forthcoming Garfield/Grumpy Cat crossover. Writing chores will be handled by Mark Evanier, who won multiple Emmy awards for his work on the Garfield and Friends television show, while art…

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Image Announces Launch of THE REALM from Haun and Peck

Image Announces Launch of THE REALM from Haun and Peck

Post-apocalyptic stories continue to be the dominant trend in fiction, something Image is looking to capitalize on with the launch of The Realm from writer Seth M. Peck and artist Jeremy Haun. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first issue of the new ongoing series will debut in September, featuring a variant cover by artist Tony Moore. The Realm is being billed as high fantasy in a post-apocalyptic world, something which…

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Dynamite Sets Release Date and Creative Team for KILLER INSTINCT Adaptation

Dynamite Sets Release Date and Creative Team for KILLER INSTINCT Adaptation

While there has yet to be a successful video game adaptation of a comic book or comic book movie, comic adaptation of video games such as Killer Instinct are another story. Dynamite has done very well for itself in recent years with print adaptation of film, tv, and video game franchises. Today, the publisher announced a release date for the forthcoming Killer Instinct adaptation, as well as naming writer Ian Eddington and artist Cam Adams…

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Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

The Inkwell Awards are an annual recognition given out to outstanding performers in the field of comic book inking. Today the organization announced the 2017 winners of the awards, and the winners include artists from across the mainstream and independent comic book spectrum. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] (New Bedford, MA/USA—June 19, 2017)  The Inkwell Awards has released the names of the winners of its 10th annual awards for excellence in the art form of comic book…

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Image’s ROCKET GIRL Set to Return in August

Image’s ROCKET GIRL Set to Return in August

One of Image’s recent hits, Rocket Girl, has been on hiatus while its creative team worked on more mainstream projects. Now, the duo behind the book returns from their stint on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur to launch a new arc in August. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced in a press release today that the eighth issue of the series will debut in the first week of August, appearing on comic book shop…

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SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

As it enters its third season, Supergirl is shaking things up. According to Deadline, the CW has selected Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner to helm the show following the departure of Ali Adler, who has signed an overall deal with CBS. The new executive team has been with the show since the midpoint of the first season, and will join the show’s co-creator Andrew Kreisberg, who will be remaining with the production. Queller is a…

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Image Sets September Launch for Spurrier & Wijngaard’s ANGELIC

Image Sets September Launch for Spurrier & Wijngaard’s ANGELIC

With the dog days of summer in full swing, Image Comics is looking to the fall already with news of the new Angelic series from writer Si Spurrier and artist Caspar Wijngaard. The new science fiction series from the Eisner-nominated writer will feature teenage robotic flying monkeys in a story the publisher calls “Wall-E by way of Watership Down.” The British-born Spurrier, who rose to prominence on the strength of his work in the pages…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #8

PREVIEWS: First Look at JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #8

Archie Comics has released an extended preview of the upcoming issue of Josie and the Pussycats, which you can read below. [OFFICIAL SOLICIT] JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #8 The Pussycats take Tokyo! As the band prepares for the biggest audience of its career, two men enter, one manager leaves in… BEYOND TOKYO DOME. Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Cover: Audrey Mok Variant Covers: Rian Gonzales, Brent Schoonover On…

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