C2E2 Starts Tomorrow in Chicago

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but … C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, starts tomorrow. I’m excited to be there and to catch up with friends. The guest announcements were… odd. There’s a list of Comic Guests, which does not include the majority of the graphic novel creators I’m excited to see. They — Faith Erin Hicks, Lucy Knisley, Noelle Stevenson — are listed under Literary Guests, which … well. This artificial distinction may […]

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I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up

I was in the mood for some light manga that resembled a rom-com, so I was looking forward to trying I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up. The premise is in the title: Machi agrees to marry the bubbly and persistent Hana in order to get Machi’s parents to quit pushing her to date and marry. Hana wanted to move in because she’s losing her apartment, and in return, she takes care of the housework. Machi knows […]

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Ash & Thorn Shows Women of Any Age Can Save the World

In April, Ahoy Comic is debuting a new series from writer Mariah McCourt and artist Soo Lee. Ash & Thorn is kind of like “what if Buffy was a lot older?” Lottie Thorn is selected as a new mystical champion to save the world, trained by Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. The first issue can be preordered now from your local comic shop with Diamond code FEB20 1416. I enjoyed seeing older women headine an adventure comic; it’s still rare to see […]

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Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Making note here that I’m glad that Titan Comics is continuing its translation of the manga adaptations of the Sherlock series. They’re currently in the middle of the first episode of season 2, “A Scandal in Belgravia”, with issue #4 (of 6) coming out at the beginning of March. This is the episode where we meet Irene Adler. (The three previous are now available in collected form as Sherlock: A Study in Pink, Sherlock: The Blind Banker, and Sherlock: The […]

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Lucifer Season 4 Due on DVD

I got Netflix to be able to watch Lucifer season 4 when it debuted there last year, because the show is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I realized I had a problem with binging, though. I went through the episodes so quickly that a couple of weeks later, I didn’t remember much of what happened. It’s easy enough to rewatch, of course, or I could just get the complete season of 10 episodes on DVD later this year. Lucifer: […]

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Goldie Vance Continues in Two Ways

Goldie Vance, the comic series about a Nancy Drew-like girl solving mysteries and fighting crime in a retro beach hotel, has put out four graphic novels so far, with the last over a year and a half ago. That made me concerned that we may not see other stories while we waited for the movie to come out. (If that still happens, given what’s going on with another Boom! movie plan.) I shouldn’t have worried. Boom! has announced that the […]

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The Prince and the Dressmaker Gets Unexpected Adaptation

Jen Wang’s adorable historical fantasy The Prince and the Dressmaker is serving as inspiration for an unexpected adaptation. Playbill reports that Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez, who are known for winning an Oscar for “Let It Go” from Frozen, are working on a movie musical version of the graphic novel. “The team is working with Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles) to adapt the graphic novel by Jen Wang.” The couple wrote the scores for Frozen, Coco, and Frozen […]

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Boom! Skilled at Creating New Tie-Ins for Giant Days and Lumberjanes

Gotta admire Boom! for not being afraid to create tie-ins and spin-offs for some of their most beloved comic titles. Their most popular series is probably Lumberjanes; even though the planned live-action movie has been canceled (a casualty of Disney’s acquisition of Fox), there are still series of young adult prose stories and original graphic novels telling more stories of the group of campers who bond together against mystical and supernatural threats. Coming this fall will be The Encyclopedia Lumberjanica: […]

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