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GPA for CGC Comics
vol 15 no 6 - June 2017 


  May-2017 GPA Market Reports
By GPA for Comics

May 2017 REPORTS now available! If you haven't checked out GPA's May Market Reports, then login now and get the lowdown on important CGC sales in last month's action. May reports include sales results from major auction houses and online dealers. A total of 12,370 individual sales are represented in this month's 11 exclusive reports.

GPA for Comics is the world's largest CGC pricing database with more than 2,344,000 individual transactions totaling over $638 Million, since 2002.

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  Bid on 42,369 CGC Comics Now!
By GPA for Comics

GPA Live Auction Links allows subscribers to search through current CGC comic auctions from the likes of Heritage, eBay, Pedigree, My Comics Shop,Hakes, Quality Comix and others from one convenient online page. By selecting a comic book title, a list of all certified comics in list form is returned, each with a link back to the original auction site ready for bidding! There are currently 42,369 live auctions available for searching. Subscribers can access the service by logging on to GPA and clicking on the Live Auctions link in the main menu.

GPA Live Auctions are also available directly in GPA's analysis pages - looking up pricing data for a specific book? We'll also show you who's got one available and take you directly to their site for bidding.

GPA Live Auction Links allows collectors to quickly and easily identify and bid on CGC comics offered by major auction houses.

 


  Heritage Auctions Now Welcoming Consignments for August 10-11 Comics Auction
by Heritage Galleries

DALLAS, Texas (June 8, 2017) - Consignments are now being accepted until June 27 for Heritage Auctions' Aug. 10-11 Comics Auction. The most recent auction May 18-20 realized more than $8.3+ million in sales shattering multiple records. ... Read more

 


  Metropolis Reports Record Detective Comics #27 Sale
by Metropolis Comics

A Detective Comics #27 CGC 5.0 comic sold via metropoliscomics.com at a record-shattering $710,000, the highest price ever paid for this book in that grade. ... Read more

 


  Ultra High Grade Flash Consignment in Pedigree Comics' June Grand Auction
by Pedigree Comics

The focus of this article is the fabulous ultra high grade (9.4 and higher) Silver and Bronze Age Flash run that was just recently consigned to the June Grand Auction. ... Read more

 


  Fritz the Cat Original Art Leads Record-Shattering $8.3 million Comics Auction at Heritage
by Heritage Galleries

DALLAS, Texas (May 23, 2017) - Robert Crumb's 1969 Fritz The CatCover Art set a world record May 18 for the most valuable piece of American comic art when it crossed the block for $717,000 in Heritage Auctions' Comics & Comic Art Auction in New York. ... Read more

 


  Hake's Offers Huge Selection Of CGC Comics In Latest Auction
by GPA for Comics

In Hake's Americana & Collectibles upcoming auction (online June 20th at hakes.com and closing July 11-13), the long-running pop culture auction house will be selling an impressive selection of CGC-graded comic books ... Read more

 


  One of the Largest Collections of Fantasia Art Featured in Heritage Animation Auction
by Heritage Galleries

DALLAS, Texas (June 2, 2017) - From animation drawings to production cels, concept art to storyboards, Heritage Auctions' July 1Animation Sale will offer one of the largest selections of artwork from the groundbreaking classic 1940 Walt Disney animated feature film Fantasia. ... Read more

 


  New Ultra High Grade CGC books From Chicago in Pedigree Comics' June Grand Auction
by Pedigree Comics

The focus of this article is the brand new group of Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC comics that Mr. Schmell purchased at the C2E2 show in Chicago in April (over 60 in total). ... Read more

 


  Simpsons Original Production cels available at GP Investment Collectables
by GP Investment Collectables

There's still some fantastic Simpsons production setups available at GP Investment Collectables. They include some of the most memorable and hard-to-find scenes from classic episodes such as "Who Shot Mr.Burns", "Bart's Friend Falls In Love", and *gasp*, *horror*, *arrrghhh!!!!*, Treehouse of Horror III, IV and VII. Most are signed by some of the famous voices/artists/directors and sketched directly on the frame matts. These cels are offered for a limited time, so make sure to reserve yours today! Click here to view them now.

 


  GPA Mobile - check CGC prices on iPhone and other mobile devices
by GPA for Comics

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  Comic Con Comes to Port Solent
The free event will see guests experience worlds and galaxies from their favourite movies, television shows and comic books, as well as having the chance to meet actors from some of the biggest sci-fi and adventure films. Stalls selling comics and movie ...
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  Comic book heroines on film led way for box office success of 'Wonder Woman'
This weekend "Wonder Woman" exceeded all expectations by clearing just over $100 million at the box office and earning some of the best reviews for a comic book movie in some time. Clearly, the Amazonian princess's cinematic time has come. But while ...
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  Hydro Girl, a comic book superhero with battle scars and a message of inspiration
"It feels like somebody put my head in a vice and was just turning the crank," is how Sarah Renehan describes the feeling she gets when 'hydro' takes hold. Born with hydrocephalus, an accumulation of fluid on the brain, Sarah had her first major operation ...
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  Other Batmans came and went, but Adam West was always the best
IF you read the comic books, superheroes never truly die. They simply are re-imagined, and re-marketed. The original, and the best. Burt Ward as Robin, Yvonne Craig as Batgirl and Adam West as Batman in Batman and Robin.
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  Adam West remembered by DC Comics
He brought joy to legions of fans around the world and was the gateway for many of them to discover or in some cases rediscover their love of comic books. He'll be deeply missed." The touching tributes come after West's family took to his Twitter account ...
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  Marvel's Defenders: Comic Book Release Dates & Twitter Trolling
If you're anything like us, then waiting for Netflix Original, Marvel's The Defenders has been hellish. Since it was announced all the way back in 2013, we've been sat, edge of seat waiting for it. We've been sated along the way with TV shows ...
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  What A Comic Show Comes To GK-2, And It's Bigger & Better!
vibes and comic books! There's a new kid in GK-2's M-Block market, and it's creating quite a stir with its comic theme. While the name is not new to the south Delhi folk, the look and feel of the place definitely is. We were so used to the cute little What ...
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  Unique Native American comic book store opens in Albuquerque
A new, one-of-a-kind book store in Albuquerque is attracting curious customers. The books that line the shelves aren't ones readers can find just anywhere.
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  Valiant comic-book covers reveal first look at live-action designs
As has been reported before, Valiant comics are getting into the cinematic universe game, however it seems that maybe they have set their goals a bit more modestly. Now it will be a video series, called NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE. It will be about ...
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  Comics Versus Movies: Who's Influencing Who?
Super heroes and comic book based properties currently, and for some time now, dominate film and television. Some of these films and shows have stayed pretty close to the source material and others have not. Obviously some things have to change.
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  Wizard World Philadelphia
In fact, at the 2006 con, I laid eyes on my personal favorite comic book cover of all time (still to this day) Civil War #1 Aspen Variant. The late great Michael Turner was doing the absolute best Marvel covers in the mid 2000s, and to this day is one of ...
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  Celluloid super heroes: The film characters who started out in comic books
Every second movie that comes out of Hollywood these days seems to include a super hero or an arch villain. Do comic books translate as quality movies or are they just an excuse for producers to make blockbusters? Trevor Chappell chats with Overnight's ...
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  DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 6/6
There was a wide selection of covers from DC Comics this week--almost twice as many as they had comic books! You'd think that makes my job more difficult, but it doesn't. Poring over pages of dynamic artwork is a treat! Still, I have to cull them down to ...
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  Indie Comics Round-Up: Then It Was Dark, Flirting With Death, Dunce
it's not some New Age book full of mantras, instead it complies 6 short stories ... who is Death - but also for its blending of religion and spiritualism with comics, and in many ways it would be a fair comparison. The mixture of art styles and ...
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  Comic Book Review - Trinity Vol. 1: Better Together
The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. The Amazon Warrior. The three greatest heroes in the DC Universe unite when the threats to our planet are bigger than any one of them can handle. But now, the deadly White Mercy has Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman in ...
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  SPOILERS: 11 Reasons 'Batman' #24 Is This Week's MUST READ Comic Book
"Every Epilogue Is A Prelude" Written by: Tom King Art: David Finch, Danny Miki, Clay Mann, and Seth Mann Colored by: Jordie Bellaire Publisher: DC Comics Man does Tom King know how to keep things going on this title. He can craft tense, action ...
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  This Isn't A Library: New, Notable Releases Into Comics' Direct Market
Here are the books that make an impression on me staring at this week's no-doubt largely accurate list of books shipping from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. to comic book and hobby shops across North America. I might not buy all of the works listed here.
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  Spider-Man: Homecoming Comic Book Influences Revealed By Tom Holland
Tom Holland might be the third actor to play the role of Peter Parker on the big screen within a decade, but his version of the web-slinger is going to be different from its predecessors. Ahead of the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the 21-year-old ...
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  Image Comics You Should Be Reading in 2017 Vol 2
This book is quite dark and a little twisted ... What it is: A super cool sci-fi anthology comic! It's rather weird and a bit intense. Nudity too. I like the way the art style seems to switch between stories even though it's the same artist.
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  Author William Jones discusses black comic book characters during book signing at Philly bookstore
Author William Jones recently made a successful return appearance to a Philadelphia bookstore to discuss and sign copies of his latest book. Jones, a self-described comic book geek, is the author of The Ex-Con, Voodoo Priest, Goddess, and the African King ...
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  Muslims in Comic Books: From Kamala Khan to Faiza Hussain
Graphic novels have come to occupy a highly respected position, defying stereotypes that suggest that comics are strictly for children by building a long and sophisticated tradition. Outside of the realm of blockbusters, printing presses in the US have ...
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  Biz Buzz: Comic book store in Willow Lawn has new name and new owners
Marsha and Marvin Humphrey have handed over the comic book and games store they ran for years as Nostalgia Plus to new owners who have re-named the store Alpha Comics and Games. Alex Smith and Brianna Beebe are the new co-owners of the business, located in ...
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  Comic Book Preview: Dark Days: The Forge #1
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span ...
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  How Batman changed this man's life
Illustrator and comic fanatic Saeed Arjumand talks to City Times about the growing comic book community in Dubai and the importance of superheroes This might sound surprising to some, but if we ever want to get a real glimpse into the psyche of society ...
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  I've Got Issues: Why Business Is Booming for Marvel's Star Wars Comics
it allowed Disney to hand the Star Wars comic book rights back to Marvel once those rights expired at Dark Horse at the end of 2014. Dark Horse's own subtitle-less Star Wars series launched in 2013, only selling 39,663* copies and landing at #53 on the ...
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  Book Review: The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
The answer is not so glamorous in The Refrigerator Monologues, a new book containing a series of linked short stories by Catherynne M. Valente. Inspired by "Women in Refrigerators", a term used to describe a trope used in many comic book plots ...
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  Wonder woman, feminist icon or bodacious fantasy figure?
(CNN)Oh, goody. Now that "Wonder Woman" has attained a 93% positive score on rottentomatoes.com and looks like it will become a massive hit, we can look forward to an avalanche of overblown, CGI-driven comic-book movies featuring hot-looking, kick-butt ...
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  A 1980s comic book reboot saved Wonder Woman from obscurity
Wonder Woman makes her big screen debut this weekend. The DC Comics superhero was created in 1941 by writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry Peter. Apart from Wonder Woman's adventures on comic book pages, she's probably best known from the ...
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  The most bizarre ads found in comics
In other words, they did a comic book version of the content of a D&D game, and depending on which comics you were reading, it might've been better than the story you paid money for. Sure, it might've been a better idea to have the knight actually use the ...
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  We're Here, We're Queer: LGBTQ Comic Book Characters Waiting To Be Adapted By Hollywood
The majority of Hollywood's biggest franchises have already been supplied with ample amounts of queer characters, thanks to comic book writers and novelists. Marvel Comics has featured at least 25 characters who've been revealed as openly lesbian, gay ...
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  Comic Bento's June Theme is Girl Power
Here is a sneak peak into June's collection of Girl Power comics: One of Marvel's most exciting new teams! A Classic Reinvented! A book from one of Video Games most compelling voices! 3 Softcovers and one Hardcover! PLUS: If you are in the first wave ...
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  Marvel's Brian Michael Bendis to Make his 1st Ever UK Con Appearance at LSCC 2017
Brian Michael Bendis is an award-winning comic book creator (writer and artist), New York Times bestseller, and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics today. For the last fifteen years, Brian's books have consistently sat on the ...
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  Why female comic book fans are cheering for 'Wonder Woman'
'Wonder Woman,' which opens Friday, is on track to become the first female-helmed superhero blockbuster. It also features something harder to find than an invisible plane: a woman directing a big-budget action movie. June 1, 2017 - Ariell Johnson had been ...
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  Amazon Prime Reading will now let you enjoy books, magazines and comics for FREE
APPLE Prime subscribers are now able to read more than 1,000 books for free. Two weeks ago, the retail giant launched a new scheme called Prime Reading which offers access to more than one thousand Kindle books, magazines, short works, comics and children ...
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  Ghostbusters: Funko Universe One-Shot Comic Book Review
"Ghostbusters: Funko Universe" is a real missed opportunity. After reading "The X-Files: Funko Universe" comic, I was curious to see what the other one-shots were like so I decided to give "Ghostbusters: Funko Universe" a read. Unlike "The X ...
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  Does Rob Liefeld Deserve to Be Inducted First into Wizard World Hall of Legends?
I'm Steve Gustafson and thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check out 411mania's Comic Book Review Roundtable, every Thursday! Read up on the best reviews and let us know what you're reading as well. Click to read the latest Comic Book Review ...
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  Wonder Woman Writer On Why It's Appropriate For The Film To Be Set During WWI
When Wonder Woman hits the silver screen this weekend, fans of her comic book lore may notice that the titular character's origin has been tweaked. While the character was originally created during World War II and her origin reflecting as such ...
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  Fan steps in to separate Flash Gordon's Sam J Jones and the Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno during blazing row at London's Comic Con
FLASH Gordon and the Incredible Hulk were separated by a fan during a blazing row at a comic book convention. Actors Sam J Jones, who played Flash Gordon in the 1980 film, and 1970s TV Hulk Lou Ferrigno squared up over punters getting their autographs.
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  Most valuable Beano comics: Some are are now worth £20,000
But experts say there are only 20 left in the world. After it fetched the eye-watering sum at auction last year, Malcolm Phillips, of London-based Comic Book Auctions, said: "We guessed the price might go over the pre-sale estimate of £5,000 because of ...
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  DC Comics Announces June 3rd as ''Wonder Woman Day''
She has been featured in comic books, a TV series, and animated movies. Wonder Woman will be the character's first solo film. Wonder Woman #1 cover by Liam Sharp & Laura Martin DC has also teamed up with a variety of retail partners including Barnes ...
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  Comic Book Review: Action Comics #980
In 'Revenge: Part 2', Cyborg Superman's so-called Superman Revenge Squad targets a new member - Kal-El's Kryptonian nemesis, General Zod! As the Squad and Superman converge on Belle Reve Penitentiary - where he is being held as part of Amanda ...
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  The Latest: Police: Facebook posts led to Comicon arrest
Phoenix police say there are indications an armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon is mentally disturbed and that he told detectives he's a crime-fighting comic book character and planned to shoot bad police officers. Police also say in a probable-cause ...
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  The Weird Wonder of WONDER WOMAN's First Movie
If you were a comic-book fan in the 1970s, you had to get to used to the idea that any live-action adaptation of a beloved superhero property would be… a loose adaptation, at best. In the dark days between the 1960s Batman TV series and 1978's Superman ...
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  A dive into Wonder Woman's feminist (and not-so-feminist) history
the publisher that became DC Comics needed an antidote to what a Harvard psychologist called superhero comic books' worst crime: "blood-­curdling masculinity." Turns out that psychologist, William Moulton Marston, had a plan to combat such a crime ...
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  Astro Books: buoyed by comics, beleaguered by taxes
Love, comic books and addiction have colluded to keep Astro Books alive for more than three decades. But of late, Montreal's rising commercial tax rates, construction and the indignities of age are conspiring against it. After 33 years mainly in Notre ...
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  SOAD's John Dolmayan Reopens His Comic Book Store In Las Vegas
As reported by KSNV, drummer John Dolmayan of System Of A Down, has reopened his comic book store named "Torpedo Comics" in a new location in Las Vegas, which is to times larger than his previous one. As reported by KSNV, drummer John Dolmayan of System Of ...
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  BOOM! announces ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW crossover comic book series
Media Release-- BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Enterprises announce ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW, a comic crossover adventure that's anything but regular. The six-issue limited series launches in August and will bring together the casts of the two hit ...
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  Teacher sets record for alphabetical collection of comic books
Nagpur: With a penchant for setting a new record after another, city school teacher Ninad Jadhav, 39, recently set a national record for a one-of-a-kind alphabetical collection of inaugural issues of comic books from around the world. His feat has been ...
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  NEW MUTANTS Director Compares Movie's Tone to SIENKIEWICZ Comic Books
New Mutants director Josh Boone is following up his previous, cryptic comments about the film's "horror" tone by talking about one of his biggest influences - the art of Bill Sienkiewicz, who drew New Mutants from issues #18-35. Boone described Sienkiewicz ...
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  10 of the Weirdest DC Character Origins
This makes sense: Even avid comic book readers seem to enjoy learning more about where their favorite characters come from. But not all character origins can be as cool as Spider-Man and Batman — and some are just downright weird. We've already covered ...
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  Illustrator Antoine Cosse talks about the highs and lows of creating comic books
Paris-born illustrator and cartoonist Antoine Cosse uses a mix of ink, watercolour, markers and pencil to create his delicate, fine line drawings. "My influences started with Herge, Crumb, then Chris Ware," Antoine says. "I like reading a lot too.
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  Wild's End by Dan Abnett
Buy online and support Teen Ink: Wild's End is a story that is made up of two comic book mini-series (however, the actual story has yet to be fully finished up as so BOOM! may let/make the creators produce a third instalment) written by writer Dan Abnett ...
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  Who is that masked crusader? Mystery 'vigilante' patrols the streets of Cairns dressed as Marvel superhero Deadpool
A man who dresses up as the famous Marvel comic book character Deadpool and keeps watch over the streets of Cairns, Far North Queensland, has revealed he encounters threats and bullies on a daily basis as he does the occasional bit of 'vigilante work'.
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  Cover for the First Overwatch Comic Book Anthology Revealed
Amazon has gone ahead and updated their product page for the Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1. And in case you didn't know, there is an anthology coming soon. Anyone who's a fan of comics and/or a fan of the game can now brush up on the game's story.
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  Ryan Key to Write Venom Comic Book
Ryan Key of Yellowcard will be writing an upcoming issue for the comic book character Venom. He talked with Marvel about the character and his history with the stories: I was beyond excited when I found out I was going to get to work with Venom for my ...
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  Marvel Comics Teases the Return of the Runaways
Even as Hulu gears up for its live-action Runaways TV series next year, the team looks poised to make a return in the comic book realm. Today Marvel released the first of what we assume will be several teasers drawn by Star-Lord artist Kris Anka and ...
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  Hydra Reading Order - The History of Hailing Hydra
Hydra has a long comic book history dating back to the mid 1960's Strange Tales #135, with many iterations - including, yes, full-blown Nazism - and extensions of the would-be world conquerors ever since. Below you'll find a guide to all the ...
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  Detroit's first comic book creator and Marvel, DC talent Rich Buckler dies at 68
On May 19, 2017, Rich Buckler died at age 68. The name may not mean much to a lot of people, but it should, especially those in Detroit. Buckler was the first comic book creator from Detroit, and he also very likely created the first comic book character ...
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  Central City Comics celebrates success of Free Comic Book Day
On Saturday, 6 May, the 16 th annual Free Comic Book Day was celebrated by more than 2 000 comic book stores worldwide, handing out approximately 6 million comics into the hands of eager fans. The South African leg aimed to raise funds for the Sandton ...
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  A Tintin Mystery: Why Herge's comics continue to fascinate, 88 years after their debut
... family kept at least a few Tintin comics ('comic albums' is the correct term but let's use 'comics' for reasons of brevity) in their book cupboard. Some of us fell in love with the stories by choice, while for the others, a little "parental ...
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  Interview: Dan Parent on Kevin Keller
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts.
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  Marching to the beat of a different cosplay at Motor City Comic Con
Jackson and John Travolta in 'Pulp Fiction.' (Photo: Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo Standing near a long aisle of comic book booths, Offred of "The Handmaid's Tale" had somehow escaped from repressive Gilead and found her way Friday to ...
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  First annual East LA Comic Con to showcase mainstream and local artists alike
Take Two's A Martinez spoke with the event's creator, Peter Mellini. He runs Nostalgic Books and Comics in the city of San Gabriel. They were also joined by participating comic book artist and animator, Rafael Navarro. Peter Mellini: For me, it's a ...
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  Comics on Film: Why the Big Name Directors Up for 'The Flash' Could Make Fans Nervous
Speaking personally, one thing that became clear when I worked as a comic book retailer was how quickly and heavily readers would attach to the Flash, even if they only just began to read his adventures. It didn't matter which Flash it was, either ...
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  Comic shop owner to hold East L.A. Comic Con
Rafael Navarro, the creator of "Sonambulo," which means sleepwalker in Spanish, will be one of the comic book artists attending the East Los Angeles Comic Con May 20 in the El Gallo Plaza. Navarro is known for establishing the genre lucha noir ...
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  Motor City Comic Con
Motor City Comic Con features a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, more than 300 comic book creators, writers and artists, as well as more than 50 actors from the television and movie industry. Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http ...
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  Tom Hardy To Take On Classic Comic Book Character
Tom Hardy will play Eddie Brock in "Venom," the upcoming film from Sony's Marvel Universe, TheWrap learned from a source close to the project. Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland") to direct. (The studio says it is not a "Spider-Man" spinoff, as ...
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  Entertainment News: Manga Entertainment adapting comic book series Wayward
Jim Zub and Steven Cummings' comic book series Wayward has been acquired by Manga Entertainment, who are developing the property for television, either as a live-action series or anime. "We are very excited to be working with Jim and Steven to bring ...
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  Picture Gallery: Superheroes swoop into East Kilbride for action-packed Comic Con day
Comic book, sci-fi and fantasy fans turned out in force in East Kilbride for the town's third-annual Comic Con. Dozens of fans, young and old, donned fantastic costumes worn by their favourite superheroes and villains for The Big South Lanarkshire Comic ...
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  Great Scott! Salt Lake Comic Con Announces First Round of Celebrity, Best-Selling Author and Comic Creator Guests for Fifth Annual Event
"Salt Lake Comic Con is about the fans," said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. "We take their input seriously, and then innovate to create new and exciting ...
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  CRRL-Con draws in superhero and comic book fans at England Run
Far from being a staid and silent repository of books (as libraries were once known to be) the Central Rappahannock Regional Libraries are bustling with interaction, adventure and state-of-the-art venues that deliver information and entertainment to ...
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  The rich, international world of comic books by women
Anamaria Pravicencu, who curated events at the European Comics Festival Exhibition in Bucharest, talks about the rise of international comic books by women authors. The books are rich, subtle and complex. Their women authors write about life and also ...
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  Comic book writer with Vacaville ties set to release third book
A comic book writer who grew up in Vacaville is looking to fund his latest project - a ghost story comic about the neighbors next door. Ryan King, 28, a Will C. Wood High School alumnus, is working on "Nico's Fortune," his third project and the ...
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  Exclusive Interview With Comic Book Creator, Writer And Actor Mitch Hyman, Satan Himself
Funny man Mitch Hyman wears a lot of hats, writer, actor, comic book creator, and expert story teller. He sat down with me to catch up and talk about what has been happening with him since our last interview back in 2016. Horror Fuel also snagged the ...
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  Motor City Comic Con 2017 is a gathering of the pop culture fan faithfuls
The Motor City Comic Con, running Friday through Sunday, is a celebration of art and stories from film, TV and comic books that inspire as much as they provide escape. In an age when social media can be corrosive and political discord isolating ...
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  First (official) Salt Lake Comic Con guests revealed
In 2015, Salt Lake Comic Con set a record for gathering the most people dressed as comic book characters in one place. Brandenburg called the crowd of costumed fans filling the rotunda of the state Capitol Wednesday the most impressive group he has seen ...
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  'Bridget Jones' author wins comic fiction prize, and a pig
LONDON (AP) - Helen Fielding's latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton Bridget Jones won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction Thursday, gaining the writer rewards that include champagne and a pig. "Bridget Jones's ...
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  Port Solent welcomes comic book event
SUPERHEROES, villains and other comic book characters will descend upon a marina next month. Port Solent, in Portsmouth, is getting ready to hold Comic Con, a free event for sci-fi, action and comic book fans. Co-organised by Nerdageddon Events, the day ...
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  Indio to host its first comic book convention with writers, illustrators, cosplay and Gorn
Indio to host its first comic book convention with writers, illustrators, cosplay and Gorn Cathedral City resident and comic book writer Orlando Harding decided to launch Fantasia Comic Con for the fans and to show youth they can pursue careers in comic books.
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  This Nightmarish Comic Book Is Illustrated Entirely with Oil Paintings
Instead of printing the illustrations for his comic book, Greek artist Spyros Verykios spent two years painting them. All of the visual components in his new 43-page comic, I don't want to dream, are original oil paintings, in which the artist incorporates ...
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  Heroic turnout for Free Comic Book Day
There was quite a crowd in downtown Homewood on a recent Saturday, what with Archie Andrews and the other denizens of Riverdale alongside the likes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Barbie, Batman and The Hulk. For comic book fans, the first Saturday in May has ...
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  The Book of Birdie review: Fantasy horror at its girly best
When a fragile and imaginative teenage girl enters a convent, her obsessions with blood, sainthood and comic book superheroes converge. Despite being a film soaked in blood, obsessed with blood - blood noses, menstruation, miscarriage and stigmata ...
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