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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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A New Science Fiction TV Network Giveaway

I didn’t realize that there was a science fiction TV network available for free. I quit watching SyFy when I gave up cable, but now there’s COMET TV, “dedicated to sci-fi entertainment offering popular favorites, cult classics, and undiscovered gems”. Use the link to find out where they’re available in your area; mine has them both over-the-air and through cable. Right now, they’re showing Stargate: Atlantis, The Outer Limits, Dead Like Me, and the classic Mystery Science Theater 3000, among […]

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Another Doctor Who Title Joins the Titan Comics Lineup

Joining their titles for the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Eighth, and Fourth Doctors, Titan Comics has announced that they will launch a five-issue miniseries for Doctor Who: The Third Doctor on August 31. Paul Cornell writes and Christopher Jones illustrates “The Heralds Of Destruction”, with the likeness of Jon Pertwee, who played the Third Doctor from 1970-1974. Cornell is known for writing episodes of the new TV series, including “Fathers Day” and “Human Nature/The Family of Blood”, as well as […]

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Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

What a neat idea! Take an intriguing character first published in 1943 (and now public domain) and make new stories about her. Jill Trent, Science Sleuth was a backup feature in Wonder Comics #8-20. (You can read them here.) Accompanied by her best friend Daisy Smythe, Jill used science to detect crimes, invent new technology, and stop bad guys. Typical of the era, the stories are action-packed, and it’s refreshing to see women fighting crime in regular clothes, winning out […]

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Order These Comics! Coming October 2015

I haven’t done this for a while, but it’s a new site layout, and there are some comics worth paying attention to in the August Previews catalog, for books shipping October 2015 or later. News Items A new Finder story, “Torch”, by Carla Speed McNeil begins serialization in Dark Horse Presents #15 (AUG15 0042, due out October 21, $4.99). Here’s an online preview. It follows on from Third World (good, since that ended on a cliffhanger) and tells the story […]

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Cool-Looking Comics Due in August

Hey, it’s Previews time again! Orders are due to your local comic shop by June 18 if you’re interested in committing to buy anything from the current catalog. Here are some items I found interesting-looking. Zodiac Starforce #1 (JUN15 0045, $3.99) — a four-issue miniseries from Kevin Panetta, Paulina Ganucheau, and Dark Horse. Previously a webcomic, this series should appeal to fans of Sailor Moon and Steven Universe, since it features teen girls with magic powers. The Eltingville Club #2 […]

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