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CO2 Coalition Thrown Out Of Science Convention Over Free Comic Book
The Washington Post reports on The CO2 Coalition, a fringe science group that rejects the scientific consensus that carbon emissions are warming the planet and instead promotes acceptance and encouragement of the creation of more carbon dioxide, have created a comic book to help promote their message Starring Simon The Solar-Powered Cat who lives on[...]
Marvel Could Lose Copyright Over Spider-Man And Doctor Strange
On the 26th of August, Patrick S Ditko, the brother of the late Steve Ditko and administrator of his estate, registered two notices of copyright termination against Marvel Entertainment for the first appearances of Doctor Strange and Spider-Man in comic books. Doctor Strange Master of Black Magic! published in Strange Tales Vol 1, No 110 /[...]
the falcon and the winter soldier
But Robin's pretty badass and became pretty badass in the comics," he explained "[We're] taking secondary characters and putting them in the primary roles, and [as a result] they're cooler They're more interesting There's more humanity, more longing, more suffering, and coming to grips with who and what they are." Image: Marvel Studios As for who viewers[...]
Smuggled Communist Comics and the Birth of Octobriana
While there is not much in terms of a biographical footprint for this Czech artist and writer, his propaganda creations helped cement the Progressive Political Pornography group and its most notable heroine, Octobriana, into comic book infamy The PPP was formed by a collective of young communist purists, including Sadecky, who believed that Stalin's influence[...]
Is This Tomorrow? Today?  Communist Fears and Comic Books
While the red scare slowly infiltrated various parts of the American public, including government institutions, it isn't surprising that not even comic books were safe from the sweeping generalizations of what life in America would be if they lost the war against Communism. Panels from Is This Tomorrow, Catechetical Guild Educational Society, 1947. Various comics at this[...]
Proud Boys Use DC Comics Logo For Washington Protests This Weekend
And using this imagery to do so. Proud Boys DC logo. Of course, that is the registered and trademarked logo for DC Comics in the center of it all. DC logo. Might Warner Bros lawyers want to have words regarding how it is being used? Various other parties are following the matter closely The Hill reported, "I huddled with[...]
Barefoot Gen: What Nuclear War Looks Like to a 6 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[...]
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. The cover of Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #1 Credit: Dark Horse Comics This first issue does more than show Klaus' junkie tendencies Further, it shows his relationship with his adoptive siblings[...]
The Official Watchmen Podcast: Interview with Directors Nicole Kassell and Stephen Williams | HBO
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
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. The cover of Big Girls #1 Credit: Image Comics The us vs them of Big Girls is palpable and completely adaptable to any narrative[...]
Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth is coming to Netflix.
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
– 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 and 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,[...]
Is Kickstarter the Future for Comics Pros and Publishers?
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[...]
The logo for Comic-Con@Home 2020
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 Marvel's 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 and 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
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! Kickstart El Muerto, the Aztec[...]
Empyre #0 Avengers Main Cover
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 and 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[...]
Official: Charles Brownstein Fired By 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[...]
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: The 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 corruption What good is it to be the greatest when it's rotting from the inside out? In recent media, the so-called "Umbrella[...]
Will Eisner Awards Show Live Blog at SDCC 2019
We're sorry for the inconvenience to voters." GamesRadar reports that some returning voters, who are all industry professionals, logged into the voting website to find personal information had been changed, prompting the investigation. With all the comics industry has been through lately, with the direct market imploding after decades of shoddy business practices made it particularly[...]
IDW Brings Hendrix, the Doors and GotG into Native American Rock Story
The 1960s Psychadelic Scene in California has strong creative parallels to the dawning comic book scene of the same era.  On October 16, 1965, a collective of artists and bohemians called The Family Dog hosted what is considered the beginning of the Psychadelic Rock era with a concert featuring Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans, and The[...]
The cover to the library edition of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins.
Dark Horse Comics has some exciting news for anybody with forty bucks to blow on a comic book during a global pandemic and economic crisis The Library Edition of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins is set for a release in comic shops on November 11th and bookstores on November 24th, making it probably the most[...]