Steven returns to his "Creating Comics Step By Step" series with a look at the job of the penciler, plus some thoughts on what happened in the American South and what the future holds.
Augie looks ahead to November's new comics, including a lot of Marvel trade paperback oldies, and an extended review of Oni's new "Local" series coming in November.
How do you balance writing for the mainstream, maintain a career, hold on to your integrity and enjoy yourself, all at the same time? One of their own stands up and answers the hard questions and Joe & Matt react to her comments.
So, what connection does pop star Robbie Williams have to DC's All Star line? You might be surprised to find out. Plus, "Clerks" makes a comic book comeback, Pascual Ferry speaks out about being taken off "Mister Miracle," the future of "Plastic Man," what's up with "Acme Novelty Library" and much more. Updated
"Your old stuff was better." Five words that can destroy a writer or artist in comics. But today's new stuff becomes tomorrow's old stuff and Erik takes a look at some creators from years past he loved and who he's keeping an eye on now.
This week we explore the monolithic cyber-labyrinths below Manga Island with Tsutomo Nihei's "Blame!" Known for his work on the Wolverine "Snikt" comic, Tokyopop now brings us "Blame!" and Nihei's unique style to manga shelves.
Steven takes a look at company wide "big events" and how it's been hard living up to one of the biggest, then reviews a bunch of books like "Smoke," "Secret Skull," "Snake Eyes Declassified," "Ballast" and much more.
Robert answers the question everyone's been asking, "Do you or do you not like Brian K. Vaughan?" Confused? Look inside for an explanation. Then shares a big ol' review of "The Walking Dead" #22 (with minor spoilers).
Augie continues to read through his stack of stuff, and comes up with "New Avengers," "Ferro City," and the new edition of "Youngblood" #1.
Joe & Matt look at the biggest thing to hit the comics market in years, "All-Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder." Was it as good as the hype? Or did it disappoint horribly? What does it say about the "All-Star" line?
Rich has the new hire in DC's Marketing Department, UK ProCon back on, the current state of APC, Marvel selling comics in the UK, following up on last week's "Ascend" story, shake-up at Devil's Due and much more.
Have you ever been a fan of a comics creator that your friends thought was awful? Erik shares the story of one such creator who seriously affected his comics fandom from an early age.
Steven Grant visit's Disneyland in Southern California and discusses the cultural significance of what Walt built, plus reviews of "Love & Rockets," "Solstice," "The Dreamland Chronicles," "Dead West" and much, much more.
This week Robert gives you all sorts of pretty preview art to look at from "Marvel Team-Up" #12, plus explains exactly how, with his schedule, he can fit a weekly column into his schedule and no, it's not always easy.
Rich takes a look at the current state of Roger & Pat Lee's new company Dream Engine, a "Crisis" of conversation, where you can catch Simon Bisley's band playing, "The Walking Dead" gets the Omnibus treatment, a look at John Byrne's "Action" work and much more.
Joe asks the question, "...are we at that point where new creators have to be great right out of the gate?" And off Matt and Joe go, looking at whether the comics indusrty actually nurtures new talent these days.
Augie dips into his backlog of reading materia, and reviews them as he reads them. This week, he reviews twenty comics, including "Gravity," "NitroGen," "Ravenous," "Invincible" and 16 others.
Erik comes at you this week with a mish-mosh of topics, including a look at comics he's recently picked up, two comics he heaps much praise upon ("Street Angel" & "Scott Pilgrim"), the book not published by Image he'd like to collect and much, much more.
Harold Sakuishi sends us to rock and roll Japanese high school in "Beck." With realistic guitars,high school drama and comedy, and a patchwork dog thrown into the mix, "Beck" delivers a page turning tale of growing up. Rockers, students, and rocker/students past and present should turn it up to 11 and jam to this week's Calling Manga Island.