Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - This Weekend, Motor City Comic Con Marks 25 Years

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

25th annual Motor City Comic Con kicks off today! Another look at Image's Humble Bundle! The Top 10 all-ages webcomics! The rise of LGBT comics characters!

Comics A.M. - Restricted Erotic Manga Removed From Kindle Store

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Younger Sister Paradise 2" was top-selling comic in Japanese Kindle! Loot Crate reaches 100,000 subscribers! The history of the graphic novel! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Is the World Ready For a Cosplay Invasion?

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A look at how cosplay is surfacing in daily life! CEO Ted Adams reflects on 15 years of IDW! Interviews with Jaime Hernandez, Box Brown and Nick Mamatas! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Marvel, Yen Press Caught in Amazon/Hachette Feud

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Retail giant accused of suppressing sales of Hachette titles! "The Amazing Spider-Man" #1 sets dollar record! An intro to DRM-free digital comics! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Why WonderCon Matters to San Francisco

Wed, May 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Why city leaders should care whether WonderCon returns from Anaheim! Marijuana comic "The Bud" catches fire! Hit wine manga "Drops of God" to end! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "The 99" Creator Questions Reasons for Saudi Ban

Tue, May 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Naif Al-Mutawa poses questions to clerics who issued ruling! Where's the industry headed? Examining Wizard World's camera policy! A visit to The Super Museum!

C2E2: Creators, Educators Discuss Kids, Comics and Literacy

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A group of academic experts and comic creators explained how comics can teach children to read, encourage critical thinking skills and even save your life.

Comics A.M. - TOON Books Launches Imprint For Older Readers

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

TOON Graphics' first offerings include "Hansel and Gretel" by Gaiman and Mattotti! A call for for more women in senior editorial positions! A look at pre-Code comics!

Comics A.M. - Con's Response to Cosplayer Sparks Backlash

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Controversy erupts ahead of inaugural Cherry City Comic Con! Founder Joe Field on Free Comic Book Day! Jason Aaron and Jason Latour talk "Southern Bastards"!

Comics A.M. - A Demand For Rollback on Same-Day Digital Release?

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

New retailer group pushing back against digital! Foodie manga stirs controversy in Japan! A Free Comic Book Day overview! JMS talks "Dream Police"! Plus more!

C2E2: Snyder, Simone & More Discuss Opening the Geek Clubhouse

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A panel of writers, including Gail Simone and Scott Snyder, discussed how to make the geek world more inclusive, on and off the page.

Comics A.M. - Golden Age Artist Barbara Hall Passes Away

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Black Cat and Girl Commandos artist went on to found a commune! The changing audience for comics conventions! The return of Peter Parker! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - David Lloyd's "Aces Weekly" Coming to comiXology

Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Digital anthology will offer back catalog! Author Irvine Welsh joins lineup for "IDP: 2043"! InkLit to publish Thomas Sniegowski’s "The Raven Child"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan" Passes 30 Million in Sales in Japan

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Attack on Titan" continues its conquest! What's in the comiXology deal for Amazon? Interviews with G. Willow Wilson and Van Jensen! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "Fun Home" Dispute Part of Larger Battle in SC

Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Some South Carolina lawmakers say they'll seek even more cuts after "provocation"! "Big Nate" cartoonist sets world record! A look at early manga "Tank Tankuro"!

Comics A.M. - Man Sentenced For Role in Plot to Kill Cartoonist

Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

20-year-old will serve five years in prison for role in failed plan to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. Another look at the Amazon-comiXology deal! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Carol Corps, and the Changing Face of Fandom

Mon, April 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Spotlight on Captain Marvel's fan community! Japanese government to step up fight against anime and manga piracy! A look at Lion Forge Comics! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Australian Expo Draws Criticism For Pulling Comic

Fri, April 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Organizers say removal was triggered by sexually explicit, not gay, content! Digital comics, ownership and disposability! Interviews with Matt Kindt and Peter J. Tomasi!

Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan" Vol. 13 Sells 1.4M Copies in First Week

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

There's no stopping Hajime Isayama’s hit dystopian fantasy in Japan! Spotlight on Bluewater Productions! Matt Fraction on sex and comics! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Rare Copy of "The Beano" #1 Goes Up For Auction

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Only about 25 copies of 1938 debut are thought to exist! A chat with some of this year's Eisner nominees! Looking back on the history of black superheroes! More

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