ComicsBeat: "Artist Chris Sprouse, who would have been drawing controversial writer Orson Scott Card’s contribution to the upcoming Superman anthology Adventures of Superman, has stepped down from the project today. He cites the media furore over the comic as his reason for dropping the project."
Iron Circus Comics is a great independent press that's been kicking around since 2007. Founded by artist/writer C. Spike Trotman — creator of comics like Templar, Arizona and Smut Peddler — the company has lead a renaissance of diverse independent graphic novels by diverse artists. As the Chicago Tribune wrote in 2019: Iron Circus raised… READ THE REST
In 1966 Marvel Comics published a series of "Mini-Books." They measured ⅝" by ⅞" (smaller than a standard-sized US postage stamp!) and were sold exclusively in 10-cent capsule toy vending machines across the United States. A total of six titles were issued, each of which featured a different Marvel superhero (the Amazing Spider-Man, the Incredible… READ THE REST
It's a familiar trope of kid-friendly superhero stories, specifically those designed to sell action figures: a group of people (usually teenagers) are randomly gifted with super-powered uniforms (usually all-but-matching in an array of colors) which they use to fight big monsters and save the world. These Sentai stories are their own entire sub-genre in Japan,… READ THE REST
Airlines. Cable companies. Pharmaceutical firms. Banks. Those industries show up every year on lists of America's most hated companies. It's seldom for the products they actually produce. It's usually for the poor customer service, ridiculous fees, and a general sense of all-around indifference to their customer's needs that land these firms squarely in the public's… READ THE REST
A lot has changed since you started your career behind the keyboard, and if you can't keep up with the times, the generation in front of you will swoop in and eat you alive. Sure, you could retire early (we all know your savings will last you comfortably until at least next Tuesday), but there's… READ THE REST
Whether you're planning for a visit with the in-laws or trying to meet important deadlines at work, there's a lot of reasons to pull your hair out these days. And until you can drop everything you're doing and escape on a solo trip through Europe, you could really use something to take the edge off. … READ THE REST