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Chris Butcher Quits Toronto Comic Arts Festival Amid Criticism

Chris Butcher Quits Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Amid Criticism

As a result of this, there are stories we have run that no one else has, there are stories that we didn't run that others did, and sometimes stories run later.On the 27th of June, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival offered two public statements on their TCAF website regarding Black Lives Matter and sexual harassment[...]

Canadas Drag Race Brings RuPaul Magic to The Great White North

Canada's Drag Race Brings RuPaul Magic to The Great White North

The queens set to compete this season are Anastarzia Anaquway (Toronto, ON), BOA (Toronto, ON), Ilona Verley (Vancouver, BC), Ilona Verley (Vancouver, BC), Juice Boxx (Toronto, ON), Kiara (Montréal, QC), Kyne (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON), Lemon (New York City, NY via Toronto, ON), Priyanka (Toronto, ON), Rita Baga (Montréal, QC), Scarlett BoBo (Toronto, ON), and Tynomi Banks[...]

Swamp Thing Tell Me A Story and 2 More Series Set for CW Airings

Swamp Thing, Tell Me A Story and 2 More Series Set for CW Airings

In a sign that the networks are getting a little nervous about the amount of scripted content that will be available starting this fall season (FOX's fall schedule release was lacking in scripted series intel), The CW announced that it has acquired the right to four series. The one name that will raise eyebrows is […]

Station Eleven Review: An Introspective Lyrical Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Station Eleven Review: An Introspective, Lyrical Post-Apocalyptic Tale

The novel centers on events at a theater in Toronto and the travels of a post-apocalyptic travelling symphony in northern Michigan Locals to both northern Michigan and Toronto will recognize places in the book, as well as details such as the prevalent tourist sweaters (if you’ve been up here, you know they are everywhere).Station Eleven struck[...]

The Comic Book Act Of Vandalism That Melted A Nations Heart

The Comic Book Act Of Vandalism That Melted A Nation's Heart

https://twitter.com/torontolibrary/status/632639807898914816It was an Asterix comic book as well, that the polite but distraught eight year old boy apologizing to the Toronto Public Library was apologising for.Quite the crime, depending on whether or not Goscinny wrote it.People report the note was  "written by Jackson Dowler who insisted on apologizing because he "felt bad for other kids that[...]

Silver Snail To Close In Ottawa

Silver Snail To Close In Ottawa

Forty year old Canadian comic store The Silver Snail, is to close its Ottawa branch . As famous as comic books come, it is legendary for the comics it sells, the clientele it attracts and the celebrities who turn up to browse of the finest comic stores in existence. And it is closing. The manager Kin, who […]

Making Ron Swanson Cry &#8211 Toronto ComiCon 2015

Making Ron Swanson Cry – Toronto ComiCon 2015

Walking The Floor at Toronto ComiCon Diana McCallum writes for Bleeding Cool. Pull on your boot covers and grab your spandex because winter is over, con season is upon us and I’m here to paint you a word picture about my journey around Toronto ComiCon this weekend. First of all, don’t let the name fool you, Toronto ComiCon[...]

Robert Charpentier Of Comics And More In Toronto Dies Aged 54

Robert Charpentier Of Comics And More In Toronto, Dies, Aged 54

Longtime comics owner Robert Charpentier passed away on October 17th from cancer. The owner of Comics And More in Toronto, Canada and much loved comics seller for 25 years, received an obituary in the Toronto Star, CHARPENTIER, Robert Joseph - Quietly in his sleep at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after a short battle with cancer at the age[...]

The Joe Shuster Awards 2014 &#8211 Full Audio

The Joe Shuster Awards 2014 – Full Audio

The wonderful Jamie Colville attended the 10th Annual Joe Shuster Awards held in Toronto on Saturday August 20th. Nicknamed the Human Recorder, he provided full audio of the event below...[audio:http://www.thecomicbooks.com/Audio/2014-09-20-JoeShusterAwards.mp3]Presented at the Back Space Toronto, 587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario.The awards start off with a video of Stan Lee who congratulating a 2007 Joe Shuster Awards[...]

No Plans For Iron Man 4 According To Robert Downey Jr

No Plans For Iron Man 4 According To Robert Downey Jr

In an interview with Variety while at the Toronto Film Festival, Robert Downey Jr was asked about the possibility of an Iron Man 4.“There isn’t one in the pipe,” Downey said “No, there’s no plan for a fourth ‘Iron Man.'”He is only signed on with Marvel and Disney to do two Avengers sequels including Age[...]

DC Entertainment: All Access 101 At Fan Expo Canada

DC Entertainment: All Access 101 At Fan Expo Canada

Diana McCallum writes for Bleeding Cool from Fan Expo The first DC panel of the weekend at Fan Expo was "DC Entertainment: All Access 101", hosted by Larry Ganem from DC Entertainment. It seemed like "All Access" meant "feel free to ask anything – but the answer will probably be No Comment." The panel started […]

Things To Do In Toronto In August If You Like Comics

Things To Do In Toronto In August If You Like Comics

This is “Toronto's premiere event exclusively for female fandom” and gives girls the chance to network, browse shelves and talk comics in a safe and supportive environment The event is dedicated to Debra Jane Shelly, the original organizer of Ladies Night and beloved member of the Toronto comic book community, who passed away earlier this[...]


Late Night Fun &#8211 Caffeinated Crime Fighters UPDATED

Late Night Fun – Caffeinated Crime Fighters UPDATED

seems the folks at Silver Snail in Toronto not only had the same idea.. but they are using it for a cool giveaway on New Comic Book Day.The Black Canary Espresso Bar had these custom limited edition coffee holders made up including die-cutting out the eye slots They are calling them Cup-Masks Nice!You can follow[...]

Because Coffee Cups Have Secret Identities Too

Because Coffee Cups Have Secret Identities Too

Each and every chain can't wait to tell you where the beans came from, who picked them, what time of the day it was and which camel pissed on them to give them that earthy tang.But do we ever think if the coffee wants all that information out there? Starbucks are the NSA of coffee.Thankfully[...]



Informa Bought Fan Expo Canada During The Summer

Informa Bought Fan Expo Canada During The Summer

In a letter handed out to vendors at Fan Expo Canada, it's been revealed that the show has been bought by show organisers Informa from Hobby Star.And that the deal occured over the summer, though the original organisers CEO of Hobby Star Aman Gupta and President Steve Menzle have continued to run the show, with[...]

Welcome To The Fortress &#8211 A New Comic Store In Ontario Canada

Welcome To The Fortress – A New Comic Store In Ontario, Canada

 This weekend, a new comic store opened in the Greater Toronto area in Ontario, Canada It's called Fortress Inc, it's got a great looking storefront logo, and looks clean and spacious Heavy on the superhero, it's always nice to report a new store opening, rather than one closing.If you're in the area, pop by and[...]