Xbox Live has been a dumpster truck on fire lately. Four hours ago, the poor, official Xbox Support account tweeted out that Xbox Live parties we’re having some issues. A hour later, it tweeted out that these problems had been fixed. And then three hours later, it tweeted out the problem was back. That’s not
Kicking off Rose City Comic Con 2019 in Portland, Ore. on Friday, Dark Horse Comics presented the “Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics” panel, featuring creators Cassie Anderson (Extraordinary, Lifeformed), Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Triage), Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy, Hellboy, How to Talk to Girls at Parties), and Fábio Moon (Hellboy,
Over at The Nib, Maki Naro and Matthew Francis present a comic called “When “Peanuts” Went All-In on Vaccinations” which recalls a series of 1968 strips which advocated for the then-current campaign to stamp out measles. Naro and Francis note that Peanuts creators Charles Schulz was the father of small children and had talked about vaccinations in previous
Persephone’s GardenBy Glynnis FawkesSecret Acres Making its debut at SPX this year, Glynnis Fawkes names this collection of diary comics that were created over a seven year span of her life after a garden that doesn’t exist. Persephone’s Garden, she points out, is not even in the Persephone myth, though Persephone does pick flowers in
Earlier in the week we reported on Cartoonists Against Amazon, a coalition of creators who released a statement calling for indie comics shows to stop accepting sponsorship from Comixology/Amazon because of Amazon’s business and labor practices. Although Comixology has sponsored SPX’s after-Ignatz party in years past, in 2019 they are not involved with the show.
Credit: Dark Horse Comics Credit: Dark Horse Comics Dark Horse has announced a new true crime comic book series that explores the dark tale of a WW2-era killer in occupied Paris, as announced via AIPT!. The series, titled The Butcher of Paris, tells a fictionalized account of the real story of Marcel Petiot, a serial killer who
Credit: Doug Mahnke (DC) Credit: Doug Mahnke (DC) Swamp Thing Giant #2 has been pushed back three weeks to a December 18 release date. Originally solicited for release on November 27, DC has yet to reveal what stories this will reprint, who will be creating the new 24-page lead story, or the cover. Coming out
Read the full Animosity #9 ahead of AfterShock Comics’ release of Animosity Year Two, which collects #9 – #18, out November 6. ANIMOSITY YEAR TWO HC / $39.99 / 232 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 11.06.19Writer: Marguerite BennettArtists: Rafael De LaTorre, Ornella Savarese & Elton ThomasiColorist: Rob SchwagerLetterer: Marshall DillonCover: Rafael De LaTorre
Credit: VIZ Media Press Release VIZ Media, LLC, Netflix, Inc. and Powerhouse Animation Studios announced that the anime series SEIS MANOS will launch globally on Netflix on Thursday, October 3rd. All eight episodes will premiere with English and Spanish audio and multiple subtitled language options. SEIS MANOS is VIZ Media’s first original animated property and
Credit: DC Black Label Credit: DC Black Label Credit: DC Black Label This December, DC Black Label will expand with a post-apocalyptic Wonder Woman limited series titled Dead Earth from Murder Falcon creator Daniel Warren Johnson, as announced via i09. Warren Johnson will write and draw Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, while Mike Spicer will color the story.
Credit: Marvel Comics Credit: Marvel Comics Credit: Marvel Comics This December, Marvel will launch Conan: Serpent War – a limited series that will bring in not just Robert E. Howard characters Conan, Solomon Kane, and Black Agnes, but Marvel’s own Moon Knight as well. The four-issue time-traveling tale will be written by Jim Zub with
[embedded content] A new chapter in the Mario Kart series is coming out this month with another trailer for the upcoming game out this week ahead of Mario Kart Tour’s release. The newest trailer shows a blending of the real world and some of the most recognizable characters from the Super Mario games as a
Credit: Image Comics Credit: Image Comics Nine weeks before its debut, Image Comics’ Undiscovered Country has been optioned as a movie by New Republic Pictures. First reported by ScreenDaily, the film shingle paid north of $1 million for the rights, with series co-creators Scott Snyder and Charles Soule hired to write the screenplay and executive
Are you missing Game of Thrones? Have you spent the last few months crying yourself to sleep at night thinking that you might never see a show that good ever again? Or are you just waiting patiently for one of those prequel series we’ve been promised by HBO? Apparently, the Jane Goldman-written series, starring Naomi Watts, may not be
Credit: BOOM! Studios Press Release BOOM! Studios today announced KLAUS AND THE LIFE & TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS #1, a special oversized issue of the Eisner Award-nominated reimagining of the Santa Claus mythology that is entirely wordless, from visionary writer Grant Morrison (Green Lantern, All Star Superman) and superstar artist Dan Mora (Power Rangers: Shattered Grid),
Credit: Levi’s On September 13, 1991, television stations across North America began running an ad for Levi’s 501 jeans starring an unlikely person: a 23-year-old comic creator. You might have heard of him by now, Rob Liefeld. [embedded content] Credit: Ed Piskor The then-New Mutants writer/artist is now sharing the full story behind that unique
Jack Jeanne, a new game conceived by Tokyo Ghoul‘s Ishida Sui, has released a new trailer confirming its key casting! [embedded content] Six members of cast have been confirmed so far: Kondou Takayuki as Takahina Sarafumi, Kasama Jun as Musumi Kai, Kishio Daisuke as Neji Kokuto, Kajiwara Gakuto as Shirota Mitsuki, Uchida Yuma as Orimaki
Today, Valve announced some major changes to its Steam discovery algorithm, bringing a much-needed revamp to the storefront. According to Valve, the new store update features “several algorithmic changes” plus bug fixes in order to be more precise and diverse in how the storefront presents games via the Recommendation Feed, as well as the “More
Today, not one, but two new games were added to Xbox Game Pass’ vast library. And unlike some days, both games will be available for both versions of Game Pass: PC and Xbox One. Joining Gears 5, Dead Cells, and more this month, Enter the Gungeon and GoNNER are now both available to download via
I’m not sure how I can properly convey how powerful a meaningful message of love can be. It’s heartwarming, enthralling and wonderful. Yon Lee, an artist from the San Francisco Bay Area manages to capture this in a short, eight-panel comic that was posted on Twitter a few days ago. It’s a simple comic, but
As revealed in a FB post and confirmed by The Beat, indie cartoonist Zack Soto has joined Oni Press as an editor. Soto – like Oni, located in Portland – is best known for writing and drawing his Secret Voice comics, but he’s also the editor in chief of the Study Group webcomics collective and
Legendary artist John Byrne isn’t much seen on the con trail these days. So this year’s New York Comic-Con will be a very rare chance to meet and greet him…and get him to sign the Convention Exclusive variant cover of John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition. The book will include larger as life reproductions of
Credit: Oni Press Zack Soto Credit: comiXology Oni Press has hired Zack Soto as its newest editor. Best-known as the cartoonist of comics such as The Secret Voice and Power Button, Soto is also the publisher behind Study Group Comics and co-edits Study Group Magazine. He previously co-founded the Portland comics festival Lineworld NW,
Credit: Daybreak Games Press Release DC Universe™ Online (DCUO), the massively popular free-to-play multiplayer online (MMO) Super Hero game by Daybreak Games, today released Episode 35: Metal Part I, the first of two Episodes based on DC’s Dark Nights: Metal comic book series. DCUO is available on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox™ One, and PC. Credit:
Cartoon Art Museum781 Beach StreetSan Francisco, CA. 94133 John Kascht has a way with faces. Study any one of his portaints and you will never visualize faces the same way again. And starting September 14, 2019 the Cartoon Art Museum will host “MAKING FACES: Portraits by John Kascht,” a retrospective of drawings and paintings by
The SEGA Genesis Mini is somewhat shockingly a triumph. The miniature console serves as a reminder of all the interesting video games SEGA put out back in the day while also providing easy-to-use access to a large selection of important video game titles from that generation. It’s not perfect by any means, every problem I
Credit: Universal Pictures Credit: Universal Pictures More details have been released about the surprise Jurassic World live-action short that will debut this weekend on FX. “Battle At Big Rock is a short film that takes place one year after the events of Fallen Kingdom,” co-writer/director Colin Trevorrow told Collider. “It’s about a family on a
Atlus has released the opening titles sequence for upcoming game Persona 5 Royal, which is set to arrive on PS4 at the end of October! [embedded content] The latest in the long running Persona franchise, Persona 5 Royal will feature an original “third semester” story at Shujin Academy, also adding new characters. Persona 5 Royal
Following the announcement of a fifth unit representing the Osaka division, rap project Hypnosis Mic has confirmed that it’s adding a sixth, this time hailing from the Nagoya Division! The new unit is titled Bad Ass Temple, featuring three members: Harai Kukou (played by Hayama Shouta), Aimono Jushi (Sakakihara Yuki), and Amaguni Hitoya (Takeuchi Eiji).
In October, WizKids is once again beaming into the Star Trek universe for a new HeroClix set. Star Trek HeroClix Away Team: The Next Generation – To Boldly Go is the second HeroClix set to feature characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and offers new options for Starfleet and other Star Trek-themed HeroClix teams.