First Look at Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara's Coda #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first-look preview at Coda #5, the latest issue of the hit comic by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara. Lest you think it's not a hit, BOOM! was sure to mention in the synopsis that it sold out before the first issue was even released: This all-new series, which sold out at […]

Old Spice Gentleman D&D

Old Spice Creates Their Own D&D Character Class: The Gentleman

He can also level up his party by getting a haircut, and at level 20 he becomes a being of pure energy and can ascend to a higher plane of existence.There is also the Gentleman's Code, which prevents the character from attacking an enemy of the opposite sex first.I'm tempted to roll up a character[...]

Code Black 3: Strike Zone – Michael Davis, From The Edge

At the forefront of that battle in 1956 were the Comics Code Authority (only two years old at the time) and EC Comics.The Code tried it’s best to stop EC from publishing a particularly offensive (to them) comic book The book they were trying to stop was an issue of Incredible Science Fiction, and the[...]

So, How To Buy, Sell And Trade Those Marvel Digital Codes

Yesterday we ran an article highlighting the practice of people selling their free digital codes with $3.99 Marvel Comics on eBay, but there is apparently a probloem eBay isn't too happy about selling digital codes, as it is hard to police or prove fraud, and so has been deleting listings.So what to do? Well, there[...]

Marvel Chooses Stickers Over Polybags For Free Digital Downloads

To keep the digital code for each copy secure, they have plybagged the comic, selling it in an opaque sealed plastic bag This has caused some retailers difficulty - some report people are less likely to buy a copy unless they can flick through it first, and some find it tricky to stack them all[...]

The CBLDF Gets The Rights To The Comics Code Seal. Heads Explode.

This, Alanis Morrissette, is irony.The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who fight against censorship of comic books, have been given the intellectual property rights to the Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval.Used by the Comic Magazine Association of America since the fifties until only a few years ago to indicate a book that[...]

How Marvel, DC And You Can Save The Comic Industry by Phil Hampton

 If you’ve created your own all-ages comic or webcomic site, you could have such a page on your site live today.Why printed comics are importantLet's return to printed comics.Can we blame Marvel and DC with not marketing their printed comics so strongly to young kids?  Many of today's commentators on the industry [...]

As Archie Drops The Comics Code, We Ask, Where Are The Documents? (UPDATE)

Newsarama has reported that Archie has dropped the Comics Code with February books DC dropped it with April books Bongo dropped it early last year, though no one noticed at the time.Archie Comics were one of the founders of the Comics Magazine Association of Americaand were significantly involved in administrating the Code throughout.If[...]