New Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic Announced

As suspected, now that the Dark Horse Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic is done, the license is going to Boom! Studios. They have just announced details of their run. The first issue will launch on January 9, 2019, written by Jordie Bellaire and illustrated by Dan Mora. And it’s a reboot! Buffy Summers is back in high school, but the series is set current-day, in 2019. This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: […]

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Archie Horror Titles Are Most of Publisher’s Continuing Series, New Titles Announced

Since it’s New York Comic Con weekend, there are plenty of announcements and news about upcoming publisher plans. Archie Comics, for example, announced that 2019 would feature two new Archie Horror miniseries. Blossoms 666 stars the twins Cheryl and Jason. One is the Anti-Christ, but they don’t know which, and both want the role. It’s five issues, with the first due in January. Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura said, “Cullen really blew us away with his Omen-esque version of the […]

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Oni Press Creates Webcomic Hub

Oni Press has collected together three of their recent digital releases in one location: webcomics.onipress.com. Right now, that’s a one-stop shop to read their online serializations of Sarah Graley’s Kim Reaper and Megan Rose Gedris’ Spectacle volume 2, as well as the publisher’s stunning state-by-state Draw Out the Vote registration guide. They are promoting this for all ages and promising more to come, including the wonderful Banana Sunday by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, starting tomorrow, October 5, and Guerillas. […]

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Humanoids to Publish All-Ages Line With Bigby, Formerly Benjamin, Bear

I really enjoyed the Benjamin Bear titles by Philippe Coudray published by Toon Books. Fuzzy Thinking, Bright Ideas!, and Brain Storms! were clever, creative, and well-cartooned. When ICv2 ran a brief mention of Humanoids launching an all-ages line, one of the titles was listed as Bigby Bear, and it looked familiar. The titles will be out next year, with Bigby Bear scheduled for February 5, 2019. Jud Meyers, Humanoids Director of Sales and Marketing, confirmed that it was from the […]

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Oni Launches Video Game Series by Going Direct to Audience, Bypassing Retailers

I haven’t played Dream Daddy, a yaoi-ish dating sim (visual novel) game where the user plays a single dad “new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads.” I did see a lot of people on Twitter enjoying it, though. Now Oni Press is putting out a five-issue tie-in comic series where each issue is by different creators focusing on different Dads. It launched at PAX West (a gaming convention) at the end of August, which seems like the […]

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A Helpful Panel Topic

So many large comic convention panels fall into the promotion bucket. A publisher wants to talk about their new and upcoming releases, or a show wants to provide a way for lots of people to hear from a hot creator at one time. Nothing wrong with those items, but I’m intrigued by panels that assemble several diverse people to talk about more creative topics. One example is coming up at this weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con. On Saturday at 4:00 is scheduled […]

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Wizard World Cancels Another Show a Month After Last Cancellation Announcement

That’s pretty much it, in the headline. A month ago, Wizard World cancelled two of their remaining 2018 shows. Now comes word that their Sacramento convention, to be held October 5-7, has been cancelled less than a month in advance. That abrupt change doesn’t bode well. Heidi MacDonald has the details: I’m told that in an email to vendors Wizard World said they were concerned about advertising the show enough and did not want to present a subpar show for […]

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Ghost-Spider May Have a Problem

Spider-Gwen, a younger, female character with the fourth-wall-breaking appeal of Deadpool (since she knows she’s in a comic) version of Spider-Woman (her original name), is one of the characters in the new Marvel Rising franchise. Only there, she’s been renamed “Ghost-Spider”, because “Spider-Gwen” is a silly in-joke. (I’m guessing. I don’t know that Marvel has made a statement why the name change.) Which may be a problem. Marvel has history with the name, effectively reusing it. According to CBR, the […]

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