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Marvel cancels “Squirrel Girl”, the first Marvel comic series starring hero with Down syndrome (humor)

Sigh. Here we go again… Just when it looked like Marvel actually cared about inclusion, off they go and cancel their only series starring a superhero with Down syndrome, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, which will end with issue #50. Marvel’s excuse? They didn’t really give one. Some are trying to tie the book’s cancellation to abysmally low sales, but shouldn’t

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Do crowdfunding campaigns pay comic book websites for coverage?

On Monday, Brett Booth (Bloodshot) indicated on social media that comic book creators pay comic book news sites to cover their crowdfunding projects. This revelation came as Booth engaged with a barrage of questions from comic fans asking him if he would ever consider crowdfunding his own project (it doesn’t look like he’s interested at the moment). As part of

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Brian Shearer unveils “Gunship Thunderpunch” (updated)

Comic book artist Brian Shearer has been teasing quite a bit of his upcoming bot-centric project Gunship Thunderpunch. Clearly inspired by his own previous work on The Transformers, Shearer’s Gunship Thunderpunch so far looks like a fun, colorful sci-fi adventure. Gunship Thunderpunch is set to begin crowdfunding on Indiegogo Monday, 27 May,* so set your calendar reminders or sign up

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Coffin Comics’ “La Muerta: Ascension” deals dual-wielded death

On Wednesday, Coffin Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for La Muerta: Ascension via Kickstarter. Much like the last Coffin Comics crowdfunding project’s, Ascension became an overnight success reaching more than 500% of its original goal at the time of this writing. This marks yet another strong showing for Coffin Comics, having conducted several other wildly successful campaigns including Brian Pulido’s

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New comic anthology “Legends of the Lone Wolf” features a centuries-old battle against the undead

On Wednesday, Doug Garrett launched a crowdfunding campaign for Legends of the Lone Wolf, an all-new comic anthology featuring the titular Native American hunter of the undead. Here’s a summary of the project taken from the Indiegogo campaign page.   “This full color 80 page anthology was handcrafted by a series of different teams. As the character’s creator, I joined with artists Marshall Lee

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Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s cancellation of “The Unstoppable Wasp”

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on Marvel’s cancellation of The Unstoppable Wasp, and what major comic book publishers could learn about marketing

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Artist Ethan Wylie reveals character concepts for sci-fi mini-series “Quincy: Into the Fray”

Comic creator Ethan Wylie has been teasing some character concepts for a future project titled Quincy: Into the Fray. The project is still rather early in development, as Wylie has not yet started drawing pages and is still fleshing out concept art. Wylie intends to launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund Quincy Into the Fray in 2020 or 2021, but

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