Kelly Thompson announces her new book Storykiller! - along with a countdown to a Kickstarter for the project. Having backed the Girl Who Would Be King Kickstarter, I know that Thompson puts out a good product, and makes good on all promises made. Check out the details here.
As the year winds to an end, everyone is starting to post their “Best Of” lists for 2013 – and Comics! The Blog is no exception. What makes us a little different than most is the fact that our awards are so damn specific, they can’t be argued. Seriously. We dare you to try.
The first two are up now in the form of this year’s Best Improbable Fraction, and Best Curt Who Was On Our Podcast. The awards will return on Monday and run straight through to January 1st, when we’ll award our highly coveted James Van Der Beek Lifetime Achievement Award. Who will go home with that glorious gold this year? Stay tuned…
(Picture by Paul Hillier)
Working the shop at Christmas time usually makes things pretty hectic – and all of that noise comes to mixed metaphoric boil on Boxing Day when we unleash our big Boxing Day Sale on the masses. Details for the sale are up in this week’s edition of Wizard’s Comics Presents, the store’s weekly (ha!) newsletter. Will you be at the shop on Boxing Day?
Back in October, I was lucky enough to have something go up on Comics Alliance, one of my favourite comic book news and commentary website. It was a follow-up piece to something Matt Wilson wrote about new number ones and what they meant (if anything) to the modern comic book reader. My piece tackled the issue from the retailer aspect, detailing why having a new number one is so important to sales.
It was a pretty cool thing to see, my name up on CA. Hopefully in this new year, it will happen again.
(Superior Spider-Man #1 cover image by Ryan Stegman)
Over at Comics! The Blog, James and I are celebrating the 100th Episode of Podcast! The Comics with Sam Humphries and some Chromium Dreams.
A warning: this episode is entirely, 100% off the topic of comics, in the grand P!TC tradition, but if you like stuff, you should have no problems.
As it happens.