independent comic publishers

Grant Morrison is “Heavy Metal”‘s new Editor-In-Chief

Heavy Metal has been an adult’s sci-fi/fantasy/horror comic magazine that has existed since 1977. It has hosted such famous talent as Moebius, H.R. Giger, Walt Simmonson and Kevin Eastman. According to Entertainment Weekly, new CEO Jeff Krelitz has hired Grant Morrison as the magazine’s new Editor-In-Chief.   Yes. That Grant Morrison.   According to the …

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Gallery: LA Cosplay Con

The 2nd annual LA Cosplay Con was a huge draw for both cosplayers and regular geeks alike. Check out some of the amazing costumes

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Culture: Ever Want To Meet The Guys From Comic Book Men? Here Is Your Chance

Have some cool unique g33ky comic book or pop culture items you wouldn't mind selling? If so Comic Book Men is looking for you for season 5

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Ken’s Comic Ramblings #9: Hollywood Comics

Normally, I don’t want this column to talk about comic shows. I mean, I’ve made my love for The Flash known, I think Legends of Tomorrow looks pretty decent and even Arrow can be good when it’s trying to be Arrow. I wanted this column to firmly be about comics and the industry. So, while …

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Ken’s Comic Ramblings #8: “Comics Are For Everyone” ≠ “Every Comic Is For Everyone”

Last week I went to the Special Edition: NYC convention, a spin-off convention of the New York Comic Con that has a focus completely on comics and their creators. Now, we could discuss the bitter irony of New York Comic Con requiring such a spin-off, but the fact that Special Edition actually had legroom kind …

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Discussing “Parallel Man” with FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris

We interview Jeffrey Morris, founder and CEO of FutureDude, to talk a little about Parallel Man, and all its parallel mediums.

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Ken’s Comic Ramblings #6: Brought To You By Delicious Twix and Mountain Dew

You know, I’m mad. Why? Because I was all geared up and happy to be able to write about Dark Souls in comparison to a comic that I have been loving. I barely get to talk about Dark Souls in a long-form since most of my friends are comic fans and don’t know what the …

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Mad, Mad Science: A Fan Annotation of Imperium #4

  Writer: Joshua Dysart   Artist: Doug Braithwaite   Colors: Brian Reber and Ulises Arreola   Letters: Dave Sharpe   Another thirty-ish days past, and it brings us back to this book of killers, tyrants and madmen trying to make the world a better place, whether you like it or not. This month’s issue concludes …

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Ken’s Comic Ramblings #4: Valiant Is Doing Great, It Can Do Better Part Two

  Last week, I started a discussion about the growing comic business, Valiant. In summary, I talked about how that, despite loving a great deal of their work, they have some faults. In particular, their efforts to include people that did not fit the typical male, white, straight demographics in their casts is lacking, made …

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Ken’s Comic Ramblings #3: Valiant Is Doing Great, It Can Do Better Part One

  WARNING: Spoilers from several Valiant books, specifically the recently concluded mini-series, The Valiant.   Those of you who have followed my writings around here (by “here” I mean doing a monthly annotation of one of their books) or on twitter know that I have been giving heaps of praise to the resurgent comic publisher, …

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Names Have Power: A Fan Annotation of Imperium #3

Writer: Joshua Dysart Pencils: Doug Braithwaite Colors: Brian Reber (w/ Ulises Arreola) Letters: Dave Sharpe   The “superpeople” genre can often get stuck up in all the wondrous and fantastic ideas it creates that works can sometimes lose sight of the connective tissue of humanity necessary for the story to work. Not saying one requires …

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Graveyard Blues: A Fan Annotation of Imperium #2

Credits   Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Doug Braithwaite Colors: Dave McCaig Letters: Dave Sharpe Cover: Raul Allen   I think one advantage that Imperium has over its previous incarnation, Harbinger, is that it did not need as much time to establish its world and the central concept. It assumes that the reader is on board …

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Trust and Lies: A Fan Annotation of Imperium #1

An in-depth look at the beginning's of Harada's war for utopia.

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Creating a World Big and Small: Lemire and Nguyen’s Descender #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Letterer: Steve Wands Publisher: Image Comics   Placing innocent children in dark, bleak, situations in a coming-of-age fashion is not something new. It is a story that has been told time and time again. It’s all about the execution of the idea that makes it a fresh one. Here, …

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Invader Zim Rises Up in New Comic This July

Don’t lie: You’ve got the theme song running in your head now.   If you grew up in the early 2000s, you’re probably familiar with the Jhoen Vasquez’s created dose of pure insanity called Invader Zim, a Nickelodeon cartoon about an insane alien trying to take over a Earth that, frankly speaking, deserved to be. …

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Top 10 Anticipated Comics of 2015

Some of the comics to look out for after the New Year.

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Top 10 Favorite Creator-Owned Comics of 2014

Now that we’ve discussed some of the better comics owned outright by companies, it’s time to put on our “Screw the System!” pants and take a look at some of the favorites from the creator-owned comics scene.   NOTE: This is all opinion based. Put your favorites in the comments below!         …

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Top 10 Favorite Company-Owned Comics of 2014

Well, another year gone. Everyone is spending their time with family, preparing dinners, and wrapping presents, and here I am, writing about the ten best comics not owned by the writers and artists that create them. Now, that’s just me being factious. I decided to split what would have been my favorite ten comics into …

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Super – Dark Beginnings

A review of the of the Comic "Super"

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Is This Jem’s New Outrageous Look?

IDW's new Jem and the Holograms comic arrives in March and the princesses of pop-rock will be sporting a brand new style!

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