Credit: DC DC plans to continue digital distribution of its weekly comic books despite the stoppage of its print comic books’ release due to the Diamond Comic Distributor’s shutdown, according to the publisher’s Director of Marketing Services Adam Phillips. In DC’s private Facebook page for Direct Market comics book retailers, Phillips confirmed the decision – and
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Credit: BOOM! Studios Morgan Perry Credit: BOOM! Studios BOOM! Studios has halted the printing and release of all of its single issue comic books in print and digital, but is forging ahead with plans to release its OGNs and collections through other functioning distributors – as well as digitally. The weekly release of comic books
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Credit: Source Point Press BACKFIRED #1 (MR)(W) Dave Pantano (A) Diego ToroHollywood has come calling, and they’ve given Wally McDermott five days to perfect the pitch for his comic, Backfire! If he can conquer writer’s block, a relationship in disarray, and a villainous scoundrel of his own creation, he might just stand a chance… might…
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June Brigman Credit: Walt Simonson June Brigman Credit: King Features Syndicate June Brigman has drawn it all, proverbially, in comics – from Marvel to DC, from space cats to comic strip reporters. She’s even taught it – at the Kubert School, at the Savannah College for Art & Design, and coming this fall at Georgia’s
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Credit: Oni Press INVISIBLE DIFFERENCES ASPERGERS LIVING LIFE FULL COLOR HC(W) Julie Dachez (A/CA) Mademoiselle CarolineMeet Marguerite. She feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She’s sensitive, irritable at times. She makes her environment a fluffy, comforting cocoon, alienating her boyfriend. The everyday noise and stimuli
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Credit: TKO Publisher TKO, known for titles such as The Banks, Sentient, and The Fearsome Doctor Fang, is helping direct market retailers fight back against financial hardship by offering 50% of profits from its online sales directly to comic stores.  Direct market comic book stores currently face unprecedented challenges thanks to mandated closures and decreased customers
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Credit: DC DC has released a trailer for Gotham High, Melissa De La Cruz, Thomas Pitilli, Miquel Muerto, and Troy Peteri’s upcoming YA graphic novel set around a teen version of Bruce Wayne and friends. Here’s the trailer: [embedded content] Gotham High is scheduled to release in bookstores April 7 through their distributor, Penguin Random
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Credit: Marvel Comics Credit: Marvel Comics Marvel Comics has informed retailers that Champions #2 has been postponed three weeks, and is now estimated for a May 27 release. It was originally solicited to come out May 6. The broader question of when or how any of Marvel’s upcoming titles will be released after Diamond Comic
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Credit: Titan Comics TV/FILM BLADE RUNNER 2019 #9Writers: Michael Green, Mike JohnsonArtist: Andres GuinaldoFC • 32pp • $3.99On Sale June 10, 2020Cover Artists: Tommy Lee Edwards (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C), George Caltsoudas (CVR D), Tommy Lee Edwards B&W Variant (CVR E)Return to the original world of Blade Runner 2019
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Credit: American Library Association Press Release In the midst of cancelled conventions, closures, and many other rapid changes to the way libraries and library staff work, the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is going virtual! The GNCRT will spotlight online comic reading and recommendations, resources and toolkits, and other #libcomix content virtually through
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Credit: Golden Apple Comics The city of Los Angeles is reportedly toughening up its restrictions on “non-essential” business operations, threatening to shut off water and power to businesses that are not in compliance. This includes comic stores that were offering curbside service, at least according to two L.A. retailers. Collector’s Paradise, with two stores in
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Credit: DC Greetings, ‘Rama readers! Ready for your ellets? Best Shots has your back with this week’s Rapid-Fire Reviews! Let’s kick off today’s column with Mischievous Matthew Sibley, who takes a look at Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler… Credit: Marvel Comics Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 (Published by Marvel Comics; Review by Matthew Sibley; ‘Rama Rating: 7 out
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Credit: Veronica Fish (New Wave Comics) Credit: Greg Smallwood (New Wave Comics) A new hero is on the comic book scene – the Black Ghost. But he’s been murdered. Scratch. A newer hero is on the comic book scene now – the Black Ghost. And she‘s just getting started. The first collection of crime writers
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Credit: Marvel Comics ABC once planned an animated Daredevil TV series starring Matt Murdock fighting crime as his horn-headed alter ego alongside his seeing eye dog/sidekick Lightning, a German Shepherd. But the show was scuttled, with NBC also considering it before it was finally shelved all together. Now, Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has confirmed
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Illustrator Satoshi Bouno held his first personal exhibit titled “LOCUS” at the beginning of March. Details drawn with a delicate touch, the subtle balance of light and shadow, people drawn to feel cold and smooth to the touch like pottery… The exhibit space, which made liberal use of the color white, gave attendees the chance
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Credit: Dynamite Entertainment BETTIE PAGE #1Writer: Karla PachecoArt: Vincenzo FedericiCover A: Junggeun YoonCover B: KanoCover C: Joseph Michael LinsnerCover D: Riki Le Cotey CosplayCover E: Bettie Page PhotoPrice: $3.99Page Count: 32 PagesON SALE DATE: 6/3/2020ALL-NEW SERIES from writer KARLA PACHECO (Spider-Woman) and artist VINCENZO FEDERICI (Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep)!Stunning starlet Bettie Page has signed on
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Amazing Spider-Man #1 Credit: Marvel Comics Writer Rick Remender has been using the ongoing Coronavirus quarantine to share material from his previous work, including unseen pitch documents from his time at Marvel Comics for stories he didn’t wind up telling. Alongside a look at an X-Men run that didn’t come to pass, Remender has shared
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