Get a Free Digital Copy of a TwoMorrows Magazine

To help encourage and support people staying at home during this period of self quarantine, comic magazine publisher TwoMorrows has announced that they will provide a free digital copy of one of their magazines. Visit their webstore, and enter the redemption code “stayhome” during checkout. That provides a $4.99 credit, which should cover a digital edition. Or it can be used as credit towards a print purchase. (One use per customer, through March 31.) So stay home, stay well, and […]

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What Will Happen to Free Comic Book Day?

With all that’s going on in the world, and the recommendation that people should avoid groups of more than 50 for the next eight weeks (which means through early May) to avoid infection, the question arose: what does that mean for Free Comic Book Day? Comics’ national holiday, scheduled for May 2 this year, often attracts crowds bigger than that, although not all at the same time. And it’s a big moneymaker for many shops, with sales and guest appearances […]

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The Five Years Later Legion Collected After All

A year and a half ago, there was news that the first 13 issues of the “five years later” run of The Legion of Super-Heroes — the version of the series that began in 1989 — would be collected as a $50 hardcover. A year ago, the project was cancelled. Now, dedicated fans get another chance. Only The Legion of Super-Heroes Five Years Later Omnibus is now a hardcover with over 1400 pages, due out August 12, and priced at […]

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Win Lucy Knisley’s New Book Go to Sleep (I Miss You)

Well, it was bound to happen. I have loved everything Lucy Knisley has ever published. Until now. Her newest book is Go to Sleep (I Miss You). It’s a collection of, as the subtitle says, “Cartoons From the Fog of New Parenthood”. There’s nothing wrong with the book; I’m just not that interested in cute baby cartoons. I know there are plenty of people out there, probably parents, who will adore sharing these well-drawn glimpses of Lucy’s new baby sleeping […]

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C2E2 2020: The Last Con of the Year?

That’s a joke title, based on people getting squidgy about the coronavirus. But already I’m hearing about people pulling out of the soon-upcoming Emerald City Comic Con because of travel and infection concerns. I went to C2E2 in Chicago, where I had the pleasure of rooming with Brigid Alverson and Heidi MacDonald, who make every show better. Here are some thoughts and experiences. (If you want to hear us talk about some of this, check out the podcast.) In general, […]

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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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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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