Colleen Doran Second Woman Added to Wizard World Hall of Legends

Colleen Doran has been announced as the latest addition to the Wizard World Hall of Legends, the seventh. (I’ve listed the first five, and the sixth was the deceased Jerry Robinson, who was named at the recent Wizard World Madison.) Doran will be recognized in a ceremony at Wizard World Comic Con Oklahoma City on Friday, October 27. She is perhaps best known for her long-running, manga-influenced science fiction epic A Distant Soil, but she has also done too much […]

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Title Announced for Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks’ Graphic Novel

Accomplished author Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, Attachments) is writing her first graphic novel, to be illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City, The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and published by First Second Books. I have enjoyed the work of both creators, so I’ve been looking forward to this since it was first mentioned in 2014. (Hicks has previously done a good job adapting the work of a prose author with Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.) Now comes […]

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The Archies Will Meet the Monkees

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that The Archies #4 will send the group back in time to meet the Monkees in the 1960s. The issue is due out in January 2018. Alex Segura, co-writer of the series, tells Heat Vision that the two bands are “a perfect pairing, and they resonate in really similar ways — embracing pop sensibilities, crossing over from different mediums and just channeling the most fun parts of whatever they’re doing, be it TV, music, comics, […]

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Oni Ditches Diamond for Bookstore Distribution

Over the years, several mid-size graphic novel publishers have selected Diamond Book Distributors, in existence since 2001, for their bookstore market distribution. I suspect the thinking might have been that Diamond was already handling their publications for the comic shop direct market, so why not consolidate to avoid additional shipping, storage, and other costs? However, as more business is done in the general bookstore market, particularly for publishers of diverse works and/or those targeted at audiences beyond the young adult […]

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SPX 2017 Photo (and Podcast) Gallery

As always, I had a fabulous time at the 2017 Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, Maryland. It’s my favorite show of the year for the diversity of content and the chance to visit with friends old and new. This year, I even got to be part of two episodes of Heidi MacDonald’s hotel room podcast, along with Brigid Alverson and Deb Aoki (in part one). (Yes, all four of us were in one room. It was fun!) And SPX […]

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Plain Janes to Be Reprinted With New Sequel

The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg, was the first release from the DC Minx graphic novel line aimed at young women. That line lasted less than two years, although Janes, the story of girls engaging in guerrilla art, did get a sequel, Janes in Love. Now, Publishers Weekly reports that “both stories will be bound with an all-new third story into one volume” from Little, Brown to come out in fall 2019.

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Marvel Mangaverse Collection Coming a Decade or So Too Late

In the current Previews catalog is a listing for the Marvel Mangaverse Complete Collection, a 400-page $34.99 paperback that reprints comics originally published from 2000-2002. Here’s the solicit: East meets West as your favorite heroes are reimagined in hyper-kinetic style! It’s a new dawn as the Marvel Universe emerges like never before. Brace yourself for a kaiju-esque Hulk and a mecha-style Iron Man! Plus: Versions of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Punisher, Ghost Rider, the X-Men, and more unlike anything you’ve ever […]

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