Marvel launches books, DC cancels books, IDW has Ghostbusters. It was another big week for those funny books.+Continue Reading
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Brandon Barrows, editor of Reasonably Priced Comics and writer of Jack Hammer: Political Science, is working on a new horror comic called Red Run and he’s enlisting A Comic Book Blog’s help to get the word out! Click “More” to find out more about this project and see four preview pages!+Continue Reading
The nominees for the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were recently announced. Take a look and tell us who you’d like to see win!+Continue Reading
Today, at C2E2, I attended Archaia’s Jim Henson Panel. The topic was to celebrate some of Henson’s more personal works that often existed in the counter-culture. We watched a few of his short works like his Academy Award Nominated short Time Piece, and discussed the ambitious project coming this September from Archaia, A Tale of Sand.+Continue Reading
With Sunday being “Kids Day”, there wasn’t quite as much cosplay, but still some good costumes to show. Enjoy!+Continue Reading
Welcome back to ACB’s ongoing coverage of C2E2! Today was full of news from Marvel Comics as they held panels for both Fear Itself and the Avengers titles!+Continue Reading
I got the opportunity during this weekend’s C2E2 event in Chicago to speak with veteran comic book creator Phil Hester. Back in November, Cartoon Network premiered an animated movie of his series Firebreather. This upcoming Tuesday (March 22, 2011), that very movie is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Tomorrow, I’ll get the opportunity to see some of the upcoming release’s features and hear Hester speak about the movie in depth. For today, I got to ask him a few questions about Firebreather and some other questions about his career.+Continue Reading
On Friday afternoon at C2E2, I attended the Green Lantern Panel hosted by DC Editor extraordinaire Eddie Berganza, and attended by Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Prado, and Christian Alamy. While, as typical in a DC Green Lantern panel, many things were teased without being confirmed, hinted at, and completely held hush hush, the panel’s cast of artists proved to be an entertaining hour.+Continue Reading
Every Wednesday I pick my favorite cover from all the comic books that came out during the week…today’s pick goes to Justice League: Generation Lost #21 by Dustin Nguyen.
In our January 26 Cover of the Week I gave praise to the Fantastic Four #587 cover for doing something different with a “death” issue [Link] and although Justice League: Generation Lost #21 doesn’t separate itself from the “death” category, in fact it embraces it, it does capture the moment in a way we’ve not yet seen before. Placing the characters so far away almost forces you to squint or move in for a closer look, maybe you don’t even realize what’s happening at first (which can give you a moment of surprise or shock) and then surrounding them in white helps keeps you focused, it’s as if were getting a sneak peek into a private moment between Booster Gold and his fallen friend.
The ability to take a white sheet of paper and manipulate it with pencils and ink into something that stimulates emotion is no easy task, but this is as good of an example as any. Dustin Nguyen is no stranger to our Cover of the Week picks but this might be my favorite work of his.
Other Honorable Mentions (click title to see cover):+Continue Reading
A few days ago, I was lucky enough to review Footprints #1 by writer Joey Esposito and artist Jonathan Moore. Mr. Esposito was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer some questions as he prepares to debut the book at this year’s C2E2 event in Chicago. Joey’s got a few interesting points of view about the comic industry. He’s not only a writer and creator, but he’s also the Comics Editor for IGN – one of the most trusted sites for all things geek. With the monstrous cast of Footprints and him being connected to IGN, I had about a million questions to ask. Thankfully for all involved, I narrowed the list down to twelve questions that I felt got to the heart of his work and his feelings about the comics industry as a whole (plus a brief insight on how he feels about the state of the human condition to boot!). So, let’s put the bright lights on Joey and get started with the interrogation, shall we?+Continue Reading