Lumberjanes #37

It’s a new story arc for Lumberjanes, one that explores more about who these scouts were before they came to camp. As the cover shows, it’s Parents’ Day. Only that becomes tricky when so much of what happens involves the supernatural. The campers want to keep that a secret so they aren’t sent home early. And Molly’s parents aren’t coming, for some reason that we know is more than she’s saying. But that’s something to discover in coming issues. In […]

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Big Moose

Big praise to Ryan Cady and Thomas Pitilli for giving me a story about Big Moose that actually made me relate to the guy for the first time! It’s part of the three-story Big Moose one-shot. Most anyone familiar with Archie Comics knows the character as a big, strong, football player whose single motivation is his girlfriend Midge and the jealousy he has for anyone else trying to date her. “Have It All” by Cady and Pitilli shows much more […]

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Preview: The Damned Relaunches Wednesday With $1 Issue

I admire folks who know they’ve got a good idea and are willing to keep at it until the rest of the world notices. The Damned by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt originally launched in 2006. There were 8 issues in two miniseries through 2008. Since then, Bunn and Hurtt have had a lengthy run on The Sixth Gun. That’s recently ended, so it’s time to see if The Damned can find its audience now. Oni Press is making the […]

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Studio Ghibli Fest to Show 6 Anime Classics in Theaters

GKIDS, an animated feature distributor, and Fathom Events, which arranges special cinema programming, have announced Studio Ghibli Fest. Starting in June, one classic anime film from the studio will be shown once a month. The Sunday shows are dubbed, shown at 12:55 PM local time, while the Monday airings are subtitled and running at 7 PM local time. Here’s the schedule. My Neighbor Totoro – June 25 and 26 Kiki’s Delivery Service – July 23 and 24 Castle in the […]

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Once and Future Queen Serialization Cancelled

The Once and Future Queen is a five-issue miniseries by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, and Nickolas Brokenshire published by Dark Horse. Two issues have come out so far, but Knave has announced that there won’t be any more, although the collection will still be published in November. It’s the story of a nineteen-year-old who goes to England for a chess tournament, gets distracted by her feelings for another girl and loses, then draws Excalibur. She has to assemble a […]

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Superhero Sitcom Dies a Quiet Death

Powerless, the NBC sitcom set in the DC superhero universe, has been pulled from the network schedule. Nine episodes had aired so far, to declining ratings. The remaining two episodes are now unscheduled, even though one of those had a guest appearance by Adam West. No big loss, since the show was pretty bad, but I was actually about to give it another try. Episodes 7 and 8 featured a guest appearance by Green Fury, played by Natalie Morales, whom […]

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DC Digital Service Bringing New Season of Young Justice, Titans TV Show

Warner Bros. seems to be jumping into the brave digital future all over the place with their Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The Warner Archive website, which used to sell made-on-demand DVDs, is now home to a streaming service for classic movies and TV. HBO Now delivers the premium cable service directly to customers. They’ve turned their cartoon channel Boomerang into a subscription service. (If only they’d do the same thing for TCM, but that’s probably too close to the […]

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Wordplay: Ivan Brunetti’s Children’s Book

Ivan Brunetti, a cartoonist whose early works’ titles included Misery Loves Comedy and Schizo, is now reaching a new audience. (It’s not his first redirection: he’s also done covers for The New Yorker.) Wordplay is a hardcover comic for grades K-1 guaranteed to show how fun playing with language can be. In its 30 pages, children (with perfectly round heads, a quirk of Brunetti’s style) learn from their teacher and parents about compound words. The grammar lesson takes full advantage […]

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