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The Proud Boys Use DC Comics Logo For Washington Protests This Weekend

The Proud Boys Use DC Comics Logo For Washington Protests This Weekend

And using this imagery to do so.[caption id="attachment_1293329" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Proud Boys DC logo.[/caption]Of course, that is the registered and trademarked logo for DC Comics in the center of it all.[caption id="attachment_1256787" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DC logo.[/caption]Might Warner Bros lawyers want to have words regarding how it is being used? Various other parties are following the[...]

Barefoot Gen: What Nuclear War Looks Like to a Six-Year-Old

Barefoot Gen: What Nuclear War Looks Like to a Six-Year-Old

At the conclusion of the Silver Age of Comics, Keiji Nakazawa detailed in a short story called Oré wa mita (I Saw It), all the various atrocities he witnessed after the bomb dropped on his city Slowly, he developed his short story into ten 200-page volumes, showing everything from the bombing fallout to what subsequent[...]

Batwoman: We Think Javicia Leslies Talking About More Than Coffee

Batwoman: We Think Javicia Leslie's Talking About More Than Coffee

First, we're officially going on record to say that Camrus Johnson (Luke Fox) is close to becoming the second reason why we're going to check out the second season of The CW's Batwoman. Late last month, Johnson and co-star Nicole Kang (Mary Hamilton) greeted fans via social media from the first day back on the […]

You Look Like Death: A Look Into Klaus and the Umbrella Academy

You Look Like Death: A Look Into Klaus and the Umbrella Academy

Still, finally, the repercussions of tough love from the alien patriarch are explored in this spin-off series from Dark Horse Comics.[caption id="attachment_1268922" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The cover of Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #1 Credit: Dark Horse Comics[/caption]This first issue does more than show Klaus' junkie tendencies Further, it shows his relationship[...]

Watchmen: Lindelof Kassell Williams Return to Talk Series Impact

Watchmen: Lindelof, Kassell, Williams Return to Talk Series Impact

With Damon Lindelof's "remix" pseudo-sequel to comic book classic Watchmen heading into next month's Emmy Awards with 26 nominations (the most this year, including for Outstanding Drama Series and acting recognition for Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jovan Adepo, Louis Gossett Jr., and Jean Smart), Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) has returned for a special edition of "The[...]

Big Girls: How Ideological Extremes Hit Close to Home

Big Girls: How Ideological Extremes Hit Close to Home

Although the more on-the-nose advertising for the comic states, "men are monsters destroying the world Only girls can stop them Big Girls," the underlying context is more than a commentary on gender issues.[caption id="attachment_1251825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The cover of Big Girls #1 Credit: Image Comics[/caption]The us vs them of Big Girls is palpable and completely[...]

Sweet Tooth Creator Jeff Lemire Offers Update on Netflix Adapt Pilot

Sweet Tooth Creator Jeff Lemire Offers Update on Netflix Adapt Pilot

It's been a little over two months since Netflix announced it had given a green light for an eight-episode, live-action series based on Jeff Lemire's Vertigo (a DC Comics imprint) comic book series Sweet Tooth, produced by Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey for Team Downey Now, Lemire is offering an update and his thoughts[...]

Grendel Kentucky A New Supernatural Thriller from AWA Studios

Grendel, Kentucky, A New Supernatural Thriller from AWA Studios

- Wraparound)Jeff McComsey is an illustrator and writer of video games and a relatively new name in comics, but judging by this series, which we've read, he'll be better-known once it's out Grendel, Kentucky looks on the surface like a Southern Gothic crime series with warring families and factions It gradually becomes a supernatural thriller[...]

Comics &#038 Complication: Depictions of Women in Western Comics

Comics & Complication: Depictions of Women in Western Comics

Welcome to the seventh entry in the Comics & Complication series The first dealt with the concept of heroism and The Nail, the second looked into anger and World War Hulk, the third is about comics as propaganda for social change, the fourth entry is about Spider-Man and his place in the health care system,[...]

How Established Creators &#038 Major Publishers are Changing Kickstarter

How Established Creators & Major Publishers are Changing Kickstarter

The popular crowdfunding platform has allowed comics creators to showcase their dream concepts to the public, letting the book sink or swim based on the reaction Writers and artists alike have looked to the platform to find success outside of the direct market, forgoing traditional publishing in order to bring their product directly from the[...]

Comic-Con Explains How Its Panels Will Work This Year

Comic-Con Explains How Its Panels Will Work This Year

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Comic-Con, billed as the biggest pop-culture event of the year, will not be taking place in San Diego this year Instead, Comic-Con 2020, dubbed Comic-Con@Home, will be taking place entirely online, a move that potentially democratizes the entire event, at least for anyone with an internet connection But how will[...]

Summer Vibes: The Best Looks From the Marvel Swimsuit Issues

Summer Vibes: The Best Looks From the Marvel Swimsuit Issues

So, you're probably aware of Marvel's early 1990s comic efforts to bolster their sales by any means necessary And you're fully aware that summer is in full swing...put the two together and what do you get? That's right - The Marvel Swimsuit Specials Now, I won't deny that at face value they are "mature" art[...]

Comics &#038 Complication: Spider-Man and the Public Health Crisis

Comics & Complication: Spider-Man and the Public Health Crisis

Welcome to the fourth Comics & Complication series The first dealt with the concept of heroism and The Nail, the second looked into anger and World War Hulk, and the third is about comics as propaganda for social change The Comics Code Authority, or CCA, was formed in the early 1950s to allow comic publishers[...]

Kickstart El Muerto the Aztec Zombie

Kickstart El Muerto, the Aztec Zombie

Javier Hernandez, El Muerto cartoonist, writes for Bleeding Cool: After years of thinking about it, I finally decided to do a Kickstarter for one of my comics Thankfully, my anxiety over doing one of these evaporated with 24 hours from launching, as 40 backers took us past our initial funding goal![caption id="attachment_1227597" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kickstart[...]

Empyre #0: Avengers Review: A Solid Beginning [SPOILERS]

Empyre #0: Avengers Review: A Solid Beginning [SPOILERS]

Marvel has become over the years the House of Events, more than the House of Ideas that it once claimed to be.  There are usually at least four to five Event Crossovers (series that are significant “event storylines” that are separate from regular ongoings and serve as the “backbone” of the story, which then has[...]

Comics &#038 Complication &#8211 Propaganda for Social Movements

Comics & Complication – Propaganda for Social Movements

Time for another edition of Comics & Complication In the first article, we dug into JLA: The Nail and the concept of heroism and in the second we looked at World War Hulk and the idea of anger This week, we're looking at how propaganda in comics can be used to influence social movements Superman[...]

Charles Brownstein Resigns as Executive Director of the CBLDF

Charles Brownstein Resigns as Executive Director of the CBLDF

This weekend, as the comic book industry looked at examples of misconduct, in the past and present, several comic creators also talked about the first such case that drew significant internet commentary It was back in 2005 and concerned the then-and-still Executive Director of the comic book free speech advocacy charity, the Comic Book Legal[...]

Dan Abnett &#8211 Writers Spidery Commentary on Dejah Thoris #5

Dan Abnett – Writer's Spidery Commentary on Dejah Thoris #5

Dan Abnett has a writer's commentary for his Dejah Thoris Vol 3 #5, out now from Dynamite. He writes and shares, I particularly like this issue because, to me anyway, it captures two of the key flavours of ERB's Barsoom tales, and indeed the very essence of all 'Planetary Romance' adventures. Page one Upfront, we […]

The Back-Order List 6/10/2020: Joker 80th Adventureman #1 and LOSH

The Back-Order List 6/10/2020: Joker 80th, Adventureman #1, and LOSH

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond.  Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more.  Or[...]

JLA: Tower of Babel and Agent Saboteurs

JLA: Tower of Babel and Agent Saboteurs

Although comics are not the authority on social agenda, JLA: Tower of Babel does well to show how the desperation for control and contingency quickly crosses into the realm of shadow regimes and corruptionWhat good is it to be the greatest when it's rotting from the inside out? In recent media, the so-called "Umbrella[...]