C is for Commentary: Top Comic Books of the 2000s

Stephen King's Dark Tower

Stephen King's Dark Tower


Westfield’s Josh Crawley talks about creator-owned comics and the Top Comics of the 2000s.

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Marvel Announces New Imprint

Sigil

Sigil


Marvel announces their newest imprint – Crossgen!

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DC lowers prices, Marvel to keep price down on new releases

Some interesting news has made its way out of the New York Comic-Con. It was announced yesterday that in January,  DC will be lowering the price on most of their $3.99 cover price books to $2.99. As part of this price change, books with second features will no longer include those  features and story pages […]

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DC Comics news roundup

DC ComicsIf you’ve been around a computer in the past week or so, you’ve no doubt heard about the many changes going on at DC Comics.

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Fifth Degree: Random Link Blogging with Commentary

By Josh Crawley

While sometimes there are some noteworthy going-ons in the world of comics, there isn’t really all that much newsworthy. Combine that with my lack of anything else to ramble about this week and it looks like we’re going to be on an adventure of not-so-mythic proportions!

How it works: I’ll pretty much scan some comic book websites, sometimes click on links (and share them with you), and babble a bit about what I see and read!

Legion Annual #1 Interview

Legion Annual #1 Interview

But before I start (since it’s been lots of places before I got this idea), Scott Pilgrim’s six volumes have been printed in over one million copies total. That’s pretty awesome. Sidebar: I wonder how quick it would take digital sales to reach that number. Even more so, I wonder how it would look on a Kindle or a Nook.

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Bob’s News About Stuff!!!

With very little fanfare, DC has canceled orders for Brave and the Bold #36 (teaming Adam Strange and Lois Lane), by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz, and no other issues have been solicited. Inquiries to DC have only been met with the answer that the title itself has not been canceled. This has been a terrific title and we hope it doesn’t get lost while JMS writes Superman and Wonder Woman. We’ll keep you posted!

The Batman: The Brave and the Bold Animated Series finally returns to Cartoon Network with new episodes at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 17 with the 2-Part Starro episode.

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Fifth Degree: Chicago Comic Con 2010

X-Men at Chicago-Conby Josh Crawley
featuring photos by “What happens in Vegas” Dave Wagner

For the first time since 2001, I went to Chicago Comic Con without a table in Artists’ Alley to call home. I went merely to walk the floor and, in the off hours, hang out with industry friends. Due to the reduced presence of many industry names, Dave and I didn’t arrive until around 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. (Normally I’d’ve arrived Thursday midday.)

By the time I had dinner with Los Brothers Heffron at 6 p.m. in the now-severely overpriced Expoteria (you may as well get the burger & fries over at Gibson’s Steakhouse across the street for USD .50 more; they also have amazing lobster bisque), I was more than ready to be done walking the convention floor.

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Gene Colan Benefit Auction

Gene Colan

by Roger Ash

You may have heard that artist Gene Colan (Daredevil, Tomb of Dracula, Iron Man, Howard the Duck, Batman, etc.) broke the shoulder on his drawing arm. In an unrelated incident, Gene also had some original art stolen. Gene’s friend and author Clifford Meth has organized a benefit auction to help Gene.

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Fifth Degree: Marvel Previews #79

by Josh Crawley
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger #1
Sean Phillips incorporating aspects of Jae Lee’s style, colored by Richard Isanove? You’ve got to be kidding me if you don’t think that’s amazing! Conveniently, Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born is coming out in soft cover soon.

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Marvel unveils Siege tie-in Details

Siege Tie-in Covers

Marvel has release information for five Siege tie-in titles that were previously listed as “Classified.” Also, all five books feature interlocking covers by Marko Djurdjevic. Click on the links to learn more!

Siege: Captain America #1

Siege: Loki #1

Siege: Secret Warriors #1

Siege: Spider-Man #1

Siege: Young Avengers #1

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