Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - Putting "Star Wars" #1 Sales in Historical Context

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Star Wars" #1 in 1977 also topped 1 million copies! Rosarium Publishing adds comics to its line! Interviews with Jason Latour and Isabel Greenberg!

Comics A.M. - Store Suffers Reported $300,000 Loss in Burglary

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Thieves steal comics, memorabilia from Kansas retailer! Jeff Lemire and Terry Dodson talk "Teen Titans: Earth One"! Plus, Gene Luen Yang and Babs Tarr!

Comics A.M. - At Long Last, "Blake And Mortimer" Gets A Prequel

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"The Staff of Plutarch" delves into the pasts of the classic characters! Interviews with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Kody Chamberlain! Plus, more best-of-the-year lists!

Comics A.M. - Furry Convention Disrupted By Chlorine Gas

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Police investigating incident that sent 19 to hospitals! ComicsPRO identifies ex-board member under investigation! Interviews with Alison Bechdel and Cathy Camper!

Comics A.M. - Cartoonist Peter Woolcock Passes Away

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

88-year-old cartoonist struck by car while delivering cartoon. "Candorville's' Darrin Bell on Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. "Attack on Titan" tops used-bookstore sales.

Comics A.M. - Wizard World Won't Return to San Antonio in 2015

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Wizard World points to scheduling conflict for skipping San Antonio next year! "Luther" cartoonist Brumsic Brandon Jr., passes away. "Ms. Marvel" tops bookstore GN sales!

Comics A.M. - DMP Gives Tezuka Kickstarter Another Try

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After a failed crowdfunding campaign, Digital Manga sets more modest goals! Interviews with Daryl Cagle, Roz Chast and Seiichi Hayashi! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - "One Piece" Edges Out "Attack On Titan" In Japan

Tue, December 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Pirate manga sold nearly 11.9 million volumes in 2014! Jim Zub revisits "Skullkickers" sales, profitability! Interviews with Mike Mignola and Ed Piskor! Plus much more!

Nominees Announced for Angouleme Comics Festival

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Organizers of the 42nd Angouleme International Comics Festival held Jan. 29 have announced the nominations for four juried prizes.

Comics A.M. - Retailer Brian Jacoby Passes Away

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Owner of Secret Headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida, passes away. Cartoonist addresses Ferguson cartoon similarities! Randall Munroe on "xkcd" and "What If?"

Comics A.M. - Books-A-Million Sees Growth in Manga Sales

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Retail chain's CEO singles out "Attack on Titan"! Jeff Lemire talks "Teen Titans: Earth One"! Hollywood's most powerful comics writers! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Greenberg Plans "Sort-Of" Sequel To "Early Earth"

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Isabel Greenberg announces follow-up to acclaimed GN! Plans for Dan Dare's 65th anniversary! Interviews with Bernard Chang and Cameron Stewart! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Indianapolis Star Pulls Cartoon After Backlash

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Newspaper says it "erred" in publishing Gary Varvel's immigration cartoon! A look at Digital Manga's failed Tezuka Kickstarter! Kelly Sue DeConnick talks Captain Marvel!

Comics A.M. - National Gallery Adds First Comics to Collection

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Zap Comix," "Arcade" among additions to permanent collection! Greek cartoonist Ilias Skoulas passes away. Interviews with Matt Fraction and Jules Feiffer!

Comics A.M. - Jillian Tamaki Wins Governor General's Award

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jillian Tamaki honored for her work on "This One Summer"! Zunar questioned by police! John Schork exits Oni Press. Interviews with Tom Batiuk and Ed Piskor!

Comics A.M. - "Naruto" Creator Looks Ahead to Next Series

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Masashi Kishimoto talks life after "Naruto"! Color Sunday funnies mark 120th anniversary! Why are today's newspaper comics generally so bad? Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Charges Filed Against "Hi Score Girl" Creator, Others

Tue, November 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rensuke Oshihiri and 15 Square Enix employees charged with copyright infringement! Political cartoonist Art Wood passes away. Adi Granov profiled! More!

Comics A.M. - San Diego Enlists Hotels to Help Keep CCI in City

Mon, November 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hotels in Comic-Con room blocks asked to freeze rates! Pioneering retailer Ed Summer passes away. Jill Lepore on "The Secret History of Wonder Woman"!

The New Comics Customers: Who Are These People?

Sun, November 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

What do they love? What do they buy? Industry insiders presented some fascinating facts about the modern comics customer at this year's ICv2 Conference.

Comics A.M. - Ed Kramer Wants Conviction Thrown Out

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DragonCon co-founder claims prosecutorial misconduct! The growth of Indian comic conventions! Josh Neufeld and Michael Keller talk "Terms of Service"! Plus more!

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