Ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal started a deluge of accusations against powerful men in the entertainment industry, the comics industry has remained largely silent despite having its own poster child for sexual harassment in the DC editorial offices, Eddie Berganza. For years, DC remained silent as comics news outlets reported case after case of Berganza harassing staffers and freelancers, yet retaining his high profile and powerful position within one of the largest publishers. DC and Warner Bros. both remained silent about his status during all this time.
The news broke with a tweet from DC Comics that writer Brian Michael Bendis would be working for DC Comics. Bendis had been one of the driving creative voices at Marvel Comics for almost two decades.
Artist Gisèle Lagacé announced on her Facebook page that Pixie Trix Comix and its collection of webcomics, including Menage a 3, Dangerously Chloe, Eerie Cuties, Sandra On The Rocks, Sticky Dilly Buns, and Magick Chicks, will stop by January 2019. While money is cited as a major issue, Lagacé made a point to note that Menage a 3 had an end planned out around Volume 10. Here is the full text of her post.
When creators come from outside of comics, it can signal something big and special. Sometimes it's a novelist, sometimes it's a writer from film or television. This January, an Emmy Award-winning writer brings his talent to Image Comics in a story that tells what happens after a hero fades away.
Ever since Bitch Planet came out, it quickly gathered a fan base excited about it's feminist take on the exploitation story so prevalent in American cinema in the 1960s and 70s. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick crafts a great send up of the genre with her story of a prison planet whose inmates are non-compliant women. It spawned a spin off anthology, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature that gave other creators a swing at the world created by DeConnick and tell stories of their own. Now the first five issues of the anthology are being collected and should be stores in time for Christmas.
Tank Girl is always one of those comics that asks you to strap in for the ride. After serious comics beg to be taken seriously, it's good to pick up a comic that just wants you to read it.
Bingo Love is one of those comics that I’m eagerly awaiting since I got the first e-mail about it. I even picked up a preview comic this summer from writer Tee Franklin. It was announced at NYCC that it will be published by Image Comics. I’m also excited that there’s a rough release date for
I certainly love the concept of an unlimited Multiverse. Some people like their science fiction to explore time travel, or the future, I like mine to explore worlds that might have been existing somewhere alongside our own.This installment of Exploring the Multiverse looks at another favorite Elseworlds series, Kingdom Come.
After watching the broadcast debut of Marvel's Inhumans, I have to stop and analyze what I just watched and compare it to the reviews that I've read. A lot of them tie the show to the drama that has surrounded it, first starting as a planned film before settling into a network TV show. Some have even linked it to the comics, criticizing those instead of the show based on those characters. I'm going to try and address a few things, but keep it limited to what we watched.
If you live in Los Angeles, then you should make your way to Chevalier's Books on Sunday evening and pick up a copy of Jane. While you're there, you can get it signed and meet the writer, Aline Brosh McKenna. McKenna has a great history as the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada and the co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Just in case you're hesitant to show up for a new graphic novel, BOOM! Studios has been thoughtful enough to send out preview pages with its press release. Just keep reading for details about the appearance and the preview pages, which look fantastic thanks to artist Ramón K. Pérez, a beautiful choice to illustrate this story.