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Is 2013 The Year of the Graphic Novel?

Column by Kelly Thompson
The first volume of Marvel's official graphic novel line debuts in October. Will this be a game changer for mainstream comics?

Choose Your New Adventure: The Resurgence of Interactive Storytelling

Column by Kelly Thompson July 12, 2013
A rash of cool projects— and at least one perplexing one— have made "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories all the rage once again. What nostalgic gimmick will be next?
‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Pilot

Fox Puts ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Pilot on Schedule

News by Dean Fetzer July 12, 2013
The studio and its network side have committed to an adaptation of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s “widely popular” graphic novels.
Airwolf Comic

80s/90s NBC TV Shows To Resurface as Comic Books

News by Christopher Shultz
Some of your favorite sitcoms and dramas will transition from the TV screen to the illustrated page later this year. Will you read them?
Neil Gaiman Sandman Prequel

In Your Dreams: The Return of The Sandman

News by Nathan Scalia July 3, 2013
Twenty-five years after the end of the series, Neil Gaiman returns to write a Sandman prequel.

Adaptations: Passionate, Not Precious

Column by John Jarzemsky June 26, 2013
Maybe we should be a little more open-minded when it comes to adaptations of stories we love.
Universal Picks Up 'Locke & Key'

Universal Picks Up 'Locke & Key,' Plans to Make Feature Film

News by Christopher Shultz June 20, 2013
The graphic novel from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is tentatively headed for the big screen.

Comic Book vs. Film: Man of Steel vs. Superman Unchained

Column by Kelly Thompson June 20, 2013
Though not adaptations, two new major Superman properties debuted last week. Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" film and Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" comic book. One is quite good!

It's Ladies Night and X-Men Drink Free

Column by Kelly Thompson June 6, 2013
A new X-Men #1 debuted to much critical acclaim last week, even though the all-female cast was a topic of heated debate early on.

Fictional Dealbreakers?

Column by Kelly Thompson May 29, 2013
Where do you draw the line in supporting a fictional work that goes against your personal beliefs?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

First Look at Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' TV Series

News by Christopher Shultz May 13, 2013
Joss Whedon is back with more Avengers stories. The trailer looks pretty cool, but will the show hold a candle to the insanely successful film?

Iron Man 3: Marvel Studios Is In The Superhero Zone

Column by Kelly Thompson May 9, 2013
Iron Man 3 is great, but I saw it in a theater filled with kids, and I couldn't help but wonder who it was made for. It was an excellent superhero film for ME, but I'm not sure it was for kids.

Comic Books and the Reverse Adaptation

Column by Kelly Thompson March 29, 2013
Comics are a breeding ground for material to adapt into film and television projects, but what about the reverse? When prose, film, or television is adapted into a comic?

New Japanese Comic Anthology Depicts Steve Jobs as “Manga Hero”

News by Dean Fetzer
A new biography of the Apple founder marks his debut as a character in a serialised comic anthology.
DC supervillains documentary

DC Comics To Release Documentary About Supervillains

News by Christopher Shultz March 27, 2013
The film will examine several nefarious characters and their broader context in the world of comics.
Neil Gaiman Returns to the Marvel Universe

Neil Gaiman Returns to the Marvel Universe This Summer

News by Christopher Shultz March 25, 2013
The author will write one issue for two separate series, each featuring one of his popular, long-dormant characters.
10 Questions with Phoebe Gloeckner

10 Questions with Phoebe Gloeckner

Interview by Stephanie Bonjack
Indie comic writer and artist extraordinaire Phoebe Gloeckner goes 10 rounds with Stephanie Bonjack.

Comic Book Death Is Irrelevant

Column by Kelly Thompson March 13, 2013
In comics, death is irrelevant. It's one of the first lessons we learn, so why do we keep falling for it?

Comic Book Plot Developments That Are No Longer Twists

Column by BH Shepherd March 12, 2013
A list of plot twists that have been used and abused so often they have lost their capacity to surprise.
comiXology Self-Publishing Service 'Submit'

comiXology Announces Self-Publishing Service 'Submit'

News by Christopher Shultz
Indie comic book artists now have a chance to bypass traditional publising routes, though it's not as easy as you might think. Is it a worthwile endeavor?
Three More Short Films From Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins

Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins Releasing Three More Shorts

News by Dean Fetzer
At a recent appearance, the duo talked about forthcoming short films connected to ‘Jimmy’s End’ and ‘Act of Faith’.
Record Number of Comics Ordered for ‘Free Comic Book Day’

Record Number of Comics Ordered for Free Comic Book Day

News by Dean Fetzer
According to organisers, the volume of comics ordered in anticipation of the annual giveaway on the 4th of May has topped 4.6million - a record!

Orson Scott Card’s Personal Beliefs Are Appalling, But...

Column by Kelly Thompson March 7, 2013
DC has hired Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story. Will you read it? Do you support creators with abhorrent personal beliefs? Why or why not? And where do you draw the line?
Wolverine gay kiss

Wolverine and Hercules Share Intimate Kiss in Alternate Universe Series

News by Christopher Shultz March 4, 2013
While DC Comics faces fierce criticism for their writerly choices, Marvel continues to trailblaze positive LGBT depictions with the latest issue of "X-Treme X-Men."
Batman Inc #8

DC Makes a Bold Batman Move (Spoilers!)

News by Christopher Shultz February 28, 2013
The Caped Crusader faces dark times in the wake of a prominent character's demise.