A City Inside

I wasn’t previously familiar with the work of Tillie Walden, so I had no idea what to expect when reading A City Inside. What I got was symbolic, a strongly constructed series of images that requires subconscious consent in submerging oneself. It’s a piece based on emotion, not logic. For those who need something more concrete, the publisher’s book description says Shifting between the everyday and the surreal, A City Inside recounts one woman’s life from childhood home, to the […]

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Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Gets a New Trailer

The retro-styled Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders put out a teaser trailer last week, and the idea of doing a new cartoon with the 1966-style characters (and original voices Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar) got a lot of attention. This more official trailer confirms that the dynamic duo will be facing off with the four classic villains: Catwoman, Joker, Penguin, and the Riddler. The cartoon will allow for more large-scale action than in the original TV show, […]

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Marvel Promotes STEAM – Does It Matter?

Marvel has announced yet another cover theme for November, this time promoting “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)”. (Is there something in the water on this subject lately?) The following books will feature special variants, as follows and shown below: S (science) – MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #13 by Joyce Chin T (technology) – SPIDER-MAN #10 by Pasqual Ferry E (engineering) — INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 by Mike McKone A (art) — CHAMPIONS #2 by Pascal Campion M […]

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Order Brief Histories of Everyday Objects Now!

If you like non-fiction comics, make sure to order Brief Histories of Everyday Objects now! It’s available through your local comic shop with Diamond code AUG16 1842, for a $20 hardcover out in early October. I’ve previously covered Andy Warner’s minicomic The Man Who Built Beirut, so I know I like his work, but this promises to be even more entertaining by exploring how common objects — including the paper clip, roller skates, and the sports bra — came to […]

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Graphic Novel Adaptation of “The Lottery” Now Available for Order

Hill and Wang will be releasing a graphic novel adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s famous short story “The Lottery” in late October. The tale, in case you didn’t read it in school, is a simple piece about a small farm community executing a yearly ritual involving all the families. It’s not until far into it that you realize it’s really a horror story about conformity, tradition, and the unwillingness to question “how things have always been done”. Reportedly, the author was […]

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Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #1

Dark Horse has sent out advance review copies of Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #1, which will be on sale in comic shops on September 14. It’s the fourth installment of the series written by Peter Hogan and illustrated by Steve Parkhouse, and I quite enjoy it. The concept is simple, but full of charm. “Harry” is actually a stranded telepathic alien, but he’s settled in as a retired country doctor. However, odd things keep happening in Patience, […]

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SPX Announces Ignatz Award Nominees

This year’s Small Press Expo, held September 17-18 in Bethesda, Maryland, is coming up fast! Today they have announced the nominees for the Ignatz Awards, “a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.” The award is named after the brick-throwing mouse from George Herriman’s strip Krazy Kat. It’s a festival prize, which means that the winners are voted on by the attendees of the show and the awards given during a ceremony that Saturday night, September 17. The nominees […]

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Marvel Announces New TV Series Pilot for Another Streaming Service

Marvel’s gotten good press from its series on Netflix, with Jessica Jones getting lots of great reaction; Daredevil having multiple seasons; and the coming release of Luke Cage on September 30 much anticipated. This is in contrast to the mixed performance of Marvel’s shows on traditional networks. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC has struggled, although the movie tie-in gave it a boost, and the planned Mockingbird spin-off Marvel’s Most Wanted was not picked up. The best of them all, Agent […]

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