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#Creators4Comics raised more than $430,000 to help comic shops. Diamond has set May 20th as the “target date” to resume shipping comics to comic shops. Diamond Comic Distributors has provided retailers a tentative list of titles planned to ship for a Wednesday, May 20 on-sale – their “target” date to resume its distribution services following […]

Spotlight Sunday 4.26.20

The receipt of a free “gift” means that there are spoilers ahead for… “We need to have enough energy for tomorrow!” Lately, against my better financial judgment, largely, I think, because of losing my regular Wednesday ritual, I’ve been buying some old comics online. Mostly issues of Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane, as I’ve often wished […]

Good News You Can Use

I know that in this timeless limbo in which we find ourselves people sometimes need a reminder of what day it is, so I’ll take this opportunity to point out that it’s Saturday. On this Saturday, I thought I would also provide something else that people need: good news! First up: Yesterday, multiple outlets reported […]

#ComicsFinals

As mentioned in the previous post, Gail Simone has been running a #ComicsSchool on Twitter, a five day course that ends today – yesterday was a skip day – about writing comics. On the first day, the “homework assignment” was intended to simulate the process of developing a pitch, or a springboard, for a story […]

#ComicsSchool

#ComicsSchool

Starting today, Gail Simone is running what she refers to as a “craft experiment” on Twitter under the hashtag #ComicsSchool, intended to help people – of all backgrounds and levels of experience – learn about making comics. Click on the tweet below to view the full thread and details. It will last five days, and […]

Post-Con Check-In

The last post mentioned that your humble (only because I’ve been humbled so many times) President and Publisher was going to be attending a convention. Since that time, the convention-attending has occurred, so I thought that I’d just pop in quickly and talk about it a bit. There is a lot I could say about […]

Showcase Saturday 10.13.18

There’s a triple helping of Gail Simone this week, along with a Spooktacular special, Superman having only a ghost of a chance of surviving in the Phantom Zone, the second part of a Wonder Woman story that I didn’t read the first part of, a look at one of Catwoman’s previous lives, Arabian Nights, and […]

Spotlight Sunday 7.15.18

A desire to accentuate the positive means that there are spoilers ahead for… Domino #4 Writer: Gail Simone Artist: David Baldeon Cover: Greg Land $3.99 Marvel “I resent that. I like a lot of snacks and sexy bits. I’m a well-rounded person.” My sister passed away this past week, marking the second loss of a […]

Spotlight Sunday 6.10.18

An overwhelming lack of enthusiasm means that there are spoilers ahead for… Red Sonja/Tarzan #2 Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Walter Geovani Cover: Aaron Lopresti Rated Teen+ $3.99 Dynamite “I quite feel that sheathing my blade to get assistance from the man who threw me over isn’t perhaps the wisest of all strategies at this time.” […]

Spotlight Sunday 12.31.17

Sigh. Okay, so now it’s a rule: one person, one vote. I mean, I kind of wish that everyone had that much enthusiasm and would vote at least once – the Weigh In posts get a lot more views than actual votes, which is kind of odd, given that it is pretty easy to vote, and […]