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Comic store owner “Perch” reflects on the industry’s February sales numbers

A lot of folks like to make hay out of comic book sales numbers every time new information is released. 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

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Roger Corman’s cancelled “Fantastic Four” film from 1994 is now available to watch on YouTube

Before failing three times to impress fans of Marvel’s The Fantastic Four with big-screen adaptations, there was a fully-produced film in 1994 that was considered to be so bad, it was canceled before release. Executive produced by Roger Corman and directed by Oley Sassone, this ill-fated take on Marvel’s first family starred Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards (Richaaarrrrds!!!), Jay Underwood

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Stan Lee’s legacy of pushing boundaries and freedom of expression

There’s several memorials to the late, great Stan Lee at the moment, but as is often the case, the outspoken RazörFist highlights several of Lee’s lesser-known contributions to western culture, including his history with pushing back against the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, pioneering anime in the West, and his dedication to freedom of expression I feel it’s worth

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Remembering Stan Lee – my favorite moment

I never met Stan Lee. I only knew the Stan Lee public persona through cameos, public appearances, and of course, through his work. There are already a large number of online memorials following Lee’s passing on Monday, many of whom are from friends, colleagues, and those who actually met Stan the Man over the years. I can’t honestly assert any

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Celebrated Batman artist Norm Breyfogle passes away at 58

“Aw, fuuuuuck.” That’s exactly what I belted out the moment I read that Norm Breyfogle had passed away on Monday. It didn’t matter that I was in public, or that I was surrounded by elementary-aged kids (and their parents). You know what? I’m not even really all that sorry, either, because this one stings. Breyfogle was the artist drawing Batman

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Marvel Comics mourns the loss of two beloved creators

On Thursday, the Marvel Comics community is in mourning following the deaths of two influential creators. Marie Severin    1929-2018 Long-time Marvel artist and Will Eisner Hall of Fame member Marie Severin passed away on Wednesday. Severin began her career as a colorist in 1949. She joined EC Comics to work with her brother, John, who was an illustrator for EC

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Interview: Comic artist Jon Malin talks “Graveyard Shift”, heroism, and who he most wants to punch in the face!

Last week, the crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift launched via Indiegogo where it became an instant success. At the time of this writing, the Graveyard Shift project has raised more than $30 thousand with a few weeks still to go. Graveyard Shift is a 46-page graphic novel created by comic industry veterans Mark Poulton (writer) and Jon Malin (artist). Graveyard

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Stan Lee’s business manager arrested; investigated for elder abuse

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Keya Morgan, former business manager to Stan Lee, for alleged abuses against the legendary Marvel Comics creator. The investigation follows a complaint filed two months ago in which the 95 year-old Lee accused Morgan of isolating him from his friends and family. According to the accusation, Morgan moved Lee from his home to

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Ethan Van Sciver launches Indiegogo campaign for new “Cyberfrog” comic, fully funded in 20 minutes

On Wednesday, comic book artist and YouTubeStar Wars commentator Ethan Van Sciver launched the long-awaited crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog: Blood Honey on Indiegogo. Originally seeking 8 thousand dollars to fully fund the project, that benchmark was reached roughly 20 minutes after the campaign went live. Van Sciver (Scriver?) created and published Cyberfrog comics from 1993 to 1998, but abandoned the

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Is DC in panic mode over Bendis’ take on the Man of Steel?

DC clearly had big hopes when they poached long-time Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis to helm their Superman books starting with the six-issue Man of Steel mini-series in May. However, sources at DC Comics indicate that the orders from comic book stores for Bendis’ Man of Steel series have been far lower than they expected. DC went as far to

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After Infinity War: 4 things to consider when theorizing about the next Avengers (spoilers)

*Massive spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War below! For those who saw Avengers: Infinity War this week, questions linger as to how the next installment will move forward. As you break into heated discussions on the topic, we suggest keeping four points in mind. You may have already considered some or all of these points. If so, you’re ahead of the

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Former Wonder Woman, Thor artist homeless, crowdfunding to pay debt

Former Marvel and DC Comics creator William Messner-Loebs has been a significant influence on several of comics’ most iconic characters including Wonder Woman, Thor and The Flash. Starting in 2001, however, a series of life challenges compounded that sent Messner-Loebs and his family down a path of misfortune. After seeing success with an MTV series based on his hit comic

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