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Want to Read Supermans Secret Identity Reveal Early Go See Brian Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnicks 55th Annual Nina Mae Kellogg Lecture at Portland State Tonight

Want to Read Superman's Secret Identity Reveal Early? Go See Brian Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick's 55th Annual Nina Mae Kellogg Lecture at Portland State 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[...]


McKelle George and V. Gagnon to Show Off The Heart Hunter at Rose City Comic Con

McKelle George and V. Gagnon to Show Off "The Heart Hunter" at Rose City Comic Con

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

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 Everyone there was obviously[...]


Gene Has Mae Comes to Lion Forge with New Series

Gene Ha's Mae Comes to Lion Forge with New Series

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. "I'm so proud for Mae to join Lion Forge, and to add editor Andrea Colvin […]

Dynamite Entertainment to Become a Premier Publisher at Diamond Comics (CONFIRMED)

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[...]

Diamond Comics Launches Digital Pullbox System for Comic Shops and Their Customers

Diamond Comics Launches Digital Pullbox System for Comic Shops and Their Customers

Recently ComiXology removed their Pullbox system that allowed retailers to run digital reserve-and-keep lists for their customers for comic books coming in every week. In their wake there have been a few other systems that have tried to take its place. But, at ComicsPRO this week, Diamond launched a brand new system for the direct market […]

Marvel Comics Bets the Farm on Donny Cates at ComicsPRO

Marvel Comics Bets the Farm on Donny Cates at ComicsPRO

Comic book writer Donny Cates wasn't at ComicsPRO this week, the meeting of comic book retailers, professionals, distributors and publishers. But he sent a video to play out during the Marvel presentation to retailers. Anyone on here at ComicsPro?? You, uh…see my video?? ;) — DONNY⚡️CATES (@Doncates) February 22, 2018 Well, I wasn't actually at […]

DC Comics Leaves Diamond Previews Catalogue Launches Its Own

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

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

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 ids="799732,799733,799725"]But he's not the only one getting their swag on eBay as quickly as possible from the ComicsPRO retailer meet in Portland, a group that[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #794 Goes to Third Printing

Amazing Spider-Man #794 Goes to Third Printing

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[...]

One Final Mission for All-New Wolverine in May

One Final Mission for All-New Wolverine in May?

Following the conclusion of the Old Woman Laura storyline in All-New Wolverine, May's issue of the title doesn't appear to name a new storyline and feels a bit final. Check it out: ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35 LEG (W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) David Lopez The world has been saved. Its people, never happier. […]

Marvel Rumours Spilling Out of ComicsPRO &#8211 A Cosmic Ghost Rider Series

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

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 that currently stars Amadeus Cho in the Hulk role. INCREDIBLE HULK #716 LEG (W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Greg Land WORLD WAR HULK II CONTINUES! Amadeus Cho has always […]


Power Rangers and Labyrinth Exclusive Covers from Boom Studios at ComicsPro Tomorrow

Power Rangers and Labyrinth Exclusive Covers from Boom! Studios at ComicsPro Tomorrow

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[...]

Eric Stephenson Promoted to Image Comics Board of Directors

Eric Stephenson Promoted to Image Comics Board of Directors

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. In the press release, Image did some bragging about their success under […]

Retailers at ComicsPRO 2018 to Receive Preview of Shadowman #1 in Doughnut Form

Retailers at ComicsPRO 2018 to Receive Preview of Shadowman #1 in Doughnut Form

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[...]