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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic #1

Well, that was disappointing. I had high hopes for translating a beloved TV show to comics, but there were so many things about this issue that didn’t work for me. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic #1 was written by Harold Buchholz, Joel Hodgson, Matt McGinnis, Seth Robinson, Sharyl Volpe, and Mary Robinson. The wrapper segment art is by Todd Nauck, with the old comic parody art by Mike Manley. First, I didn’t realize how much I appreciated the introductory […]

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MST3K Comics Are Going to Happen!

Dark Horse originally announced over a year ago that they would be releasing a Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) comic series. Now comes a couple of covers and a release date. Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic will run six issues, with the first on sale September 9. Created for comics by series creator Joel Hodgson, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic finds Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and Gypsy thrust into the 2-D world of public domain […]

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Geeky Fab 5: It’s Not Rocket Science

Geeky Fab 5 has an explicit purpose — to show girls taking part in STEM activities. I support that, and this book achieves its goal, although it’s more about determination and teamwork than actual math or science. We hear about girls coding, for example, but don’t see much of the actual practice. Lucy and her sister Marina have just moved to the town of Normal. Lucy’s new school friends are Zara, Sofia, and A.J. Between them, they have a variety […]

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First Second Launches Maker Comics Next Year

This seems like an excellent companion to the Science Comics line, only more practically focused. These “do-it-yourself” comic guides will appear under the umbrella title Maker Comics. The first two releases are as follows, with both due February 5, 2019. Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! by Falynn Koch (Science Comics: Bats) includes recipes! Maker Comics: Fix a Car! by Chris Schweizer These are both excellent survival skills for growing up. I hope there’s a future book about how to […]

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There’s More to European Comics Than SciFi and Fantasy Babes

Humanoids, best known for publishing the works of Moebius, Milo Manara, and Jodorowsky in English (as well as bringing back Barbarella), is branching out from the typical European science fiction and fantasy graphic novels. Life Drawn is a new literary imprint dedicated to “deeply personal stories that run the gamut from political travelogues to coming-of-age and coming-out stories”; it also marks the company’s 20th anniversary of publishing in the US. The first four books are as follows, although I’m most […]

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Comics Are Not Normal: Poor Publishing Practices Standard for the Industry

Sometimes, those of us paying close attention to the comic industry forget that the way things are done may not be normal. The comic business is unusual in a lot of ways: the huge number of SKUs (product items) released every week, the way self-publishing isn’t looked down on, the preponderance of work-for-hire so that popular creators may not share in the benefits from properties they created. These practices may not always be positive or ethical, but they are perpetuated […]

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Jem/Misfits Crossover Science Fiction Miniseries Announced

When news broke a couple of months ago that the ongoing Jem and the Holograms series was ending, there was mention of a new project coming this summer. Now we have details. There will be two three-issue miniseries, written by series writer Kelly Thompson. Jem and the Holograms: Infinite, art by Stacey Lee (Silk) and The Misfits: Infinite, art by Jenn St-Onge (the current Misfits miniseries), will crossover into one story with an issue shipping ever two weeks starting in […]

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Dark Horse Announces MST3K Comics

There is a remarkable lack of specific information in this announcement, but Dark Horse has just announced “a new partnership with the popular entertainment brand and cult-hit comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), which is slated to include a brand-new comic series as well as a variety of Dark Horse–designed products.” “Dark Horse is one of a number of licensees to sign on for the MST3K consumer products program” following the MST3K Revival Kickstarter, which raised over $6.3 million […]

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