Justice League Action Has Debut Date

The Justice League Action cartoon announced earlier this year now has a release date! The show, which features the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman and promises a ton of DC superheroes and super-villains, will launch on Cartoon Network next month with a “four-part special event”. “Shazam Slam” will debut on Friday, December 16, at 6 PM ET. New episodes will air weekly on Saturday mornings, beginning December 24. (What a neat Christmas present!) Here’s the premiere […]

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Drink Your Comics! Revival Beer Released

Arcade Brewery, a Chicago craft beer maker, has just released Ten Pin Creep: A Revival Mystery. It’s one of their 6-Pack Stories, a six-pack of beer where each bottle’s label has a different part of the story. It’s written by Tim Seeley and illustrated by Mike Norton, and it’s a spinoff of their Image series Revival. The beer is an Imperial Red Ale, and only 225 cases were made. This is the third in the series. Previously in 2014, Jason […]

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Pope Hats #2 Now Available Again

I was very pleasantly surprised by Ethan Rilly’s Pope Hats #2 when I first read it five years ago. It’s an accomplished portrait of young urbanites and their struggles, beautifully illustrated. Since then, Rilly’s put out issue #3 (preview here) and issue #4 (preview here), all through the exceptional AdHouse Books. Now, issue #2 is back in print. It’s 40 pages for $6.95, available next month. However, since Diamond Comics won’t re-solicit comic books (really?), you can only get it […]

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The Mummy’s Sabbatical

Old friend Joel Priddy (Pulpatoon Pilgrimage) has a newish webcomic, written by Benito Cereno (who also writes for Comics Alliance), called The Mummy’s Sabbatical. It’s about a mummy who becomes a professor, assisted by a young monster in the style of Frankenstein. The professor is due a sabbatical year, so he takes his assistant and a rocket ship that looks like a shark to the edge of the solar system. Along the way, we get academic jokes, poetry, a bit […]

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Marvel’s Inhumans Becomes Imax-Sponsored TV Show

Rumors have been flying for months that Marvel wanted to replace the concept of mutants with the Inhumans in their universe because Fox has the movie rights to the X-Men. Two years ago, an Inhumans movie was announced for November 2018, then moved to summer 2019, before being taken off the release schedule earlier this year. The characters have been visible on TV, appearing on seasons 2 and 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which also made it more unlikely they’d […]

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Slam! #1

Roller derby stories are great for visual entertainment. There’s a lot of action, the sport has an edgy authenticity to it, it’s female-centered, and it’s a believable way for rebellious young women to discover their power and abilities. I liked the idea when I saw it in Whip It, and I liked it in Slam! #1, by Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish. We’re introduced to Jennifer Chu, a lonely good student who finds friends to care for, and Maisie Huff, […]

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Ready for Riverdale, the Darker Archie TV Show?

Riverdale, the live-action TV show based on Archie Comics first announced in summer 2015, now has an official release date: Thursday, January 26, 2017. The show’s time slot will be Thursdays at 9 PM ET on the CW. According to the press release, the show “has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos.” I don’t know that that’s what I think Archie needs, but I know a lot of TV and movie adaptations of comics recently […]

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A Memory of Muskets

The latest Chloe Ellefson mystery, following Death on the Prairie, is A Memory of Muskets, and it’s the best one yet. Part of that is due to the connection to author Kathleen Ernst’s own experience. The mysteries are set at Old World Wisconsin in the 1980s, which is when Ernst worked there. This particular mystery involves the murder of a Civil War reenactor, an activity Ernst also participated in (along with her husband). As a result, she does an excellent […]

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