portland Archives

Two Million Dollar Portland Comic Collection Stolen After Owner Dies
Steve Duin reported for The Oregonian about a comic collector James Strand, who kept himself to himself, living in Lents in Portland., And who taped black plastic to the windows to keep his rare books and comics safe in the dark Included in his collection were Stephen King first editions H.P Lovecraft manuscripts, and Golden[...]
Eight Comic Book Stores Opening & Getting Bigger Across The USA
Anyone want to challenge him? Marty's Marvelous Comics and Collectibles has opened up 150 Rockdale Road, Hooverson Heights, West Virgina by its own Michael Martin. After 16 years, next week Floating World Comics owner Jason Leivian, is moving his store from Old Town Chinatown, Portland, to the nearby shopping mall, the Lloyd Center The new location is[...]
Image Comics Removes Oral History Of The Warren Ellis Forum
But I've worked at home for most of the 40 years I've been making comics and it's worked out just fine." After a little detective work, indeed it seems that after Image Comics went fully remote in 2020 during the pandemic lockdowns, they moved from Portland's Montgomery Park which had been their home since 2016, to[...]
Want an Advance Copy Of Superman's Secret IdentitBrian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick in Conversation for 55th Annual Nina Mae Kellogg Lecture at the Portland State English Department, Tonight
The 55th Annual Nina Mae Kellogg Lecture at the Portland State English Department will today feature Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick in conversation The Nina Mae Kellogg Lecture is one of Portland State's longest-running traditions Past Kellogg Lecturers include Cheryl Strayed, George Saunders, Junot Díaz, Jamaica Kincaid, Elizabeth Bishop, and Ursula LeGuin, among[...]
Auto Draft
The graphic novel, George's first comic book, will be displayed at the Legendary Comics panel at Portland's Rose City Comic Con this weekend. The Heart Hunter is set on the cursed island of Envecor where everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their bodies and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children—until they[...]
John Cameron Mitchell: ALWAYS Meet Your Heroes
Imagine my delight when finding out I could have the chance to see JCM in person, doing live commentary for both Hedwig and his newest directorial outing, How To Talk To Girls At Parties during an appearance in Portland, Oregon at the Revolution Music Hall. The atmosphere was incredibly chill, as the kids say[...]
Lion Forge will publish Gene Ha's Mae in a new series, as well as publishing the first volume, according to a press release sent out by the company. The news was announced at ComicsPRO today prior to the press release.
Dynamite Entertainment to Become a Premier Publisher at Diamond Comics (CONFIRMED)
Original article up top, follow-up PR below. With DC Comics leaving the front section of Previews, alongside Marvel, that section for Diamond's Premier publishers was looking a little bare, with just Dark Horse, Image Comics and IDW. Well, finally, after over a decade of trying and pointing out how their marketshare was sometimes higher than Dark Horse, the[...]
DC Comics Leaves Diamond Previews Catalogue, Launches Its Own
So they started their own spin-off Marvel Previews which was included with the Previews catalogue and which they naturally always got the cover. Well, in a month where the coming covers are Marvel and Image, DC Comics also wants some of the same and apparently their current agreement and lion share just isn't good enough –[...]
Marvel Comics to Relaunch Captain America #1 On the Fourth Of July, 2018
And this week we were told that the official announcement that Coates would be the new writer on Captain America will be coming next week, and that his debut chapter would be in May's Free Comic Book Day giveaway. Well, Marvel Comics felt they had to tell the comic book retailers assembled at the retailer summit[...]
The First of the Exclusive ComicsPRO Variants Hit eBay, from $10 to $50
We must applaud eBay user spurio1234the, a comic book retailer who has listed his ComicsPRO exclusive variant cover swag directly from the show while sitting at one of the presentation tables. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ But he's not the only[...]
amazing spider-man
Spinning out of the ComicsPRO presentations in Portland comes the sly bit of news that Amazing Spider-Man #794 is going to a third printing. The original issue sold out fast and went to a second printing using the cliffhanger page from that issue as the new cover, Norman Osborne receiving the Carnage symbiote, as everyone suddenly[...]
Marvel Rumours Spilling Out of ComicsPRO – A Cosmic Ghost Rider Series?
Gossip starts to spill out of ComicsPRO, the retailer advocacy group having their annual summit in Portland, right now I'm doing my best to keep my ears open in London, England to hear what filters through. One such nugget is that with the announcement that Donny Cates will be writing the new Venom series launching in May,[...]
Could We Get a New Hulk #1 for June?
Just looking at the Marvel May 2018 solicitations that Bleeding Cool broke out earlier today reveals these listings for the Incredible Hulk, the series
power rangers
Retailers attending tomorrow's ComicsPRO summit in Portland will be able to take home a lot of swag This includes a couple of exclusive variant covers from Boom! Studios, one each per retailer. The first is Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1, which is already one of Boom!'s biggest launches in years, and may still be under-ordered based on[...]
image comics eric stephenson
Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson is moving up in the world. According to a press release sent out by Image, Stephenson has joined the Image board of directors, an esteemed group that includes Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino.
shadowman donuts
Voodoo Doughnut will be making specially designed Shadowman doughnuts for retailers attending the ComicsPRO 2018 Annual Membership Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Each of two designs adorned with a hand-piped rendition of the character's mask — chocolate on a vanilla frosted doughnut filled with chocolate Bavarian cream, or vanilla on a chocolate frosted doughnut filled with raspberry[...]
ComicsPRO's Annual Summit to Follow Image Expo 2018 in Portland
With its 12th Annual Meeting to Portland, Oregon on February 22nd to the 24th, the day after Image Expo If you are going, do let us know… Portland is now the home of Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, Image Comics, CBLDF and IDW's satellite office as well as many comic professionals. The ComicsPRO Annual Meeting brings together[...]
ComicsPRO Industry Awards Announce Nominees, and Honour Dave Hawksworth
"ComicsPRO and its member retailers are all filled with gratitude for the important work of these creatives and business professionals." ComicsPRO members will vote on the nominees with the results announced at the 2018 ComicsPRO Comic Industry Conference in Portland OR February 22-24. At the annual meeting, the ComicsPRO Board Of Directors will also posthumously present the first ever ComicsPRO Unsung[...]
portlandia season 8
All good things must naturally come to an end (which has still in no way, shape, or form ever made me feel good about the process), and that's where IFC finds itself with their Portland-set hipster satire series Portlandia. With their eighth and final season only a few months away, co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will[...]