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After Italy Elected a Far-Right Government, Cosmopolitan Comic-Con Lucca Took on Political Significance

The lasting image of this year’s Lucca Comics and Games convention is a shot of director Tim Burton, waving to a seemingly unending crowd from a balcony in the historic center of this medieval Tuscany town. That one shot represents how Lucca has evolved from a tiny, hyper-localized convention for comic and game fans into […]

Tom Hanks Announces First Novel Inspired by His Filmmaking Experience

Tom Hanks will release his second work of fiction in May 2023 — and this one is partially set in the entertainment world. The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece will follow “the making of a star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film … and the humble comic books that inspired it,” according to Penguin Random […]

“The Goal Was to Impress Myself”: Comics Painter Alex Ross on First Graphic Novel ‘Fantastic Four: Full Circle’ (Exclusive First Look)

Legendary comic artist Alex Ross returns to drawing long-form sequential art for the first time in over 15 years with Fantastic Four: Full Circle, out in September from Abrams ComicArts’ newly launched imprint, Marvel Arts. The book is marking several firsts. It’s the first time Ross, who gained fame with his groundbreaking 1990s comics miniseries […]

First-Time Writer Assembles a Who’s Who of Artists for Graphic Novel ‘The Golem of Venice Beach’ (Exclusive)

Venice Beach is getting its time the sun in a graphic novel that has been years in the making. And it’s a graphic novel that has lined up a who’s who of artists, ranging from Michael Allred and Paul Pope to Jae Lee and Bill Sienkiewicz, as well as Stephen R. Bissette, the artist of […]

‘Daily Show’ Alum Al Madrigal on His New Latino Superhero Comic Series ‘Primos’

Al Madrigal is a stand-up comedian, an actor, a television writer and a producer — and now he’s adding another job to his resume: comic book author. The Daily Show alumnus has partnered with artist Carlo Barberi and the creative platform AWA (Artists, Writers & Artisans) to publish Primos, a new series centered on Latin […]

Emagine Content Signs Production Deal With Nigeria’s Vortex (Exclusive)

L.A.-based Emagine Content has inked an exclusive production deal with Nigeria’s Vortex Corp. that will give Emagine the rights to adapt its catalog of African superhero and fantasy titles for film and TV. Among Vortex’s African-centered titles are The Zodiac, a coming-of-age tale of a young warrior with spiritual powers linked to the 12 signs […]

Workers at Image Comics Vote to Certify Union

Workers at Image Comics have voted to certify their union, which the group is saying is a first for a comic book publisher in the U.S., in a National Labor Relations Board election. Workers voted 7-2 to approve the union in a secret ballot election whose results were tallied on Thursday. While all 12 staffers […]

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound in Talks to Acquire G.I. Joe, Transformers Publishing License (Exclusive)

The G.I. Joe and Transformers comics could be getting a new home. Skybound, the imprint run by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, is in negotiations with Hasbro to acquire the publishing license to the two properties. The potential deal would be a big loss for IDW, which has been making G.I. Joe and Transformer […]

Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Comic ‘Saga’ Set to Return in January 2022

That was some cliffhanger. More than three years after upending comics fandom by hitting the pause button on one of the most celebrated comics of the 2010s, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples are finally ready to bring back their creator-owned title Saga. The award-winning comic, from publisher Image Comics, will return with Saga No. […]

‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Comic ‘Big Ethel Energy’ to Debut In September (Exclusive)

Ethel Muggs is getting the solo comic treatment this September in a new series from Archie Comics and WEBTOON. Big Ethel Energy will showcase a grown-up version of the classic Riverdale character, featuring the works of writer Keryl Brown Ahmed and artist Siobhan Keenan. “We’re so excited for this partnership with WEBTOON,” said Archie Comics senior […]

FaZe Clan and DC Unveil Batman Comic Book Collaboration

Gaming organization FaZe Clan unveiled on Wednesday a collaboration with DC for a limited-edition comic book in celebration of Batman month. The book is written by Josh Trujillio (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series) and illustrated by Scot Eaton (Superman, Justice League), with main cover art by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto. A […]

Marvel Entertainment, SOMOS Community Care Launch Comic Book as Part of NYC Vaccination Campaign

Black, Latino and Asian primary care physicians in New York City are teaming with Marvel’s Avengers to educate the public around vaccination as part of a wider outreach effort across the city to inspire and increase vaccine confidence within underserved communities. A collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and SOMOS Community Care — New York City’s leading […]