Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be showing pages that are either scary or are part of “scary” issues (as scary as a comic can be, of course), because it’s October! Today’s page is from Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse: Calamari Rising #4, which was published by IDW and is cover dated March 2008. This scan is from the trade paperback, which was published in 2008. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This quasi-week: Warren Ellis. Today’s page is from Fell #5, which was published by Image and is cover dated May 2006. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from 30 Days of Night #1, which was published by IDW (back when they still primarily called themselves Idea and Design Works) and is cover dated June 2002. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
As I write this, I’m slumped on the couch having just returned from New York Comic Convention. This was my second time at NYCC and I can confirm that it is a very different sort of affair from its West Coast counterparts like San Diego International Comic Con. Like New York itself, the convention is a little darker and more crowded, with less physical space for a similar amount of people and moodier lighting, the convention has an engaging urgency to it. Underneath all of the brash fun of the comic books, costumes, toys and games there is a definite New York atmosphere which bleeds through. Meeting up with all of my East Coast and European friends and colleagues in person is quite an experience too, since if we do talk, it is usually only talk online.
I asked for others to send in articles about their very own comics shop, and someone actually did! Whoo-hoo! Let’s head to Perth in Western Australia, a city I’ve never been to but would very much like to visit. Frequent commenter Kris Bather would like to tell us all about Comic Zone! Continue Reading »