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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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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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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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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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 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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