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Kickstarter: Animation Fans, Check Out Urbance

Kickstarter: Animation Fans, Check Out Urbance

Dang Canada, you’re just full of surprises aren’t you? Urbance began as what looks like a teaser animation that was entered into festivals and now the creator and producer are both looking to complete the project as a full animation via kickstarter. And you know what? I really want them to make their goal. The animation looks incredible, but what I really dig about it is all the future tech that…

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The Power of Tank Girl - An Interview With Alan Martin

The Power of Tank Girl - An Interview With Alan Martin — @ComicsTitan @EnterTheHero

I’ve gotten to talk to a lot of interesting creators since we set up the shop know as Comic Bastards, but there’s a few that I will be in awe of being able to chat with and Alan Martin is one of those people. Martin is the co-creator of Tank Girl, a comic I’m not afraid to admit that I discovered via the movie and Wizard magazine. I had the chance to pick Alan’s brain about his new collection The…

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NYCC 14: Kill la Kill OVA To Premiere

I bet there are some people out there that look at “OVA” and think, “What the hell does that mean?” Well it means “Original Video Anime” which is a dumb way of saying “additional episode created after the initial airing of an anime. In the case of Kill la Kill it’s a bonus episode that didn’t make it to the states. It originally debuted on the ninth Blu-Ray/DVD release of the anime. Yeah… there…

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Kickstarter: Battle Chef Brigade Looks Like An Anime That You Can Play!

A friend of the site, Justin Wood, sent me a heads up about this game and I have to say… wow. I’m honestly super impressed by this game for more than one reason. Sure the sprites look great and as I said in the headline, they’re anime inspired, but then so is the concept for Battle Chef Brigade in my opinion. I mean you hunt animals and find ingredients to make amazing cooked dishes for a panel…

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New Book Examines Why Superheroes Must Die!

New Book Examines Why Superheroes Must Die!

Superman died… and came back. Captain America died… and came back. Superheroes frequently die, and they always come back. American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife answers: Why?

The new book coming this November from comics studies scholar and graphic novelist Dr. A. David Lewis claims that superheroes’ immortalityhas less to do with sales, nothing to do with…

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Box Office Report: The Equalizer is a September Smash

Box Office Report: The Equalizer is a September Smash via @_david_craig

This week Denzel Washington proves once again that he is one of the most reliable actors in Hollywood, as The Equalizer opens big with a haul of $35 million. While this opening wouldn’t be impressive for a tent-pole blockbuster released in the middle of Summer, it’s important to remember that not only is The Equalizerbeing released in September – generally a slow month for movies – but also that…

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Hey-oh, we’ve got a look at two releases from MonkeyBrain Comics this week!
Heartbreakers #6
writers: Script: Anina Bennett; story: Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan
Artist: Paul Guinan
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Price: $0.99
Pages: 8
Rating: 15+
Outnumbered and outgunned by Biovoc’s attacking troops, the Heartbreakers can’t allow Professor Sorenson’s genetic research to fall into enemy hands–even if that requires the ultimate sacrifice. This shocking conclusion to the series’ second story arc drew astonished letters from readers when first published.
Direct link to purchase:
http://cmxl.gy/1pgqk34
Tally Marks #3
Writer/Artist: Natalie Nourigat
Price: $0.99
Pages: 29
Rating: all ages
Travel sketches from Paris, London, Amiens, Abbeville, Saint-Valery, Le Bois de Cise, and Valberg.  This issue features Boxing Day shoppers, rockabilly clubbers, and celebrity speed-drawings!
Direct link to purchase:
http://cmxl.gy/1pgqmI9
First Look: MonkeyBrain Comics on Sale 10/1/14 — @MonkeyBrain_Inc Hey-oh, we’ve got a look at two releases from MonkeyBrain Comics this week! Heartbreakers #6 writers: Script: Anina Bennett; story: Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan…

Holy F*uck… An Interview With Nick Marino About Holy F*uck

Holy F*uck… An Interview With Nick Marino About Holy F*uck — @NickMarino @ActionLabDanger @EnterTheHero

If you listened to this week’s podcast I had pretty high praise for Nick Marino and Daniel Arruda Massa’s Holy F*uck coming from Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint in December. Nick was cool enough to reach out to us and send not only a preview, but the first issue to check out. Even better he made himself available for an interview!

DUSTIN: Okay let’s start with the most obvious question… how…

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NYCC 14: Action Lab Teases New Additon

NYCC 14: Action Lab Teases New Additon — @ActionLab @ActionLabDanger

Well I’m not even going to fathom a guess because I’ll be wrong. I’m looking forward to the announcement though and what that will bring to Action Lab. I’ll be at NYCC this year so I’ll either get it from them first hand or when they announcement via a press release. If you have a guess I’d love to hear in the comments.

One of the most popular children’s creators in comics in coming to A.L.E..…

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Congrats To Action Lab For Joining The Top 20!

Congrats To Action Lab For Joining The Top 20! — @ActionLab @ActionLabDanger

We’re strong supporters of Action Lab Entertainment around here so we’re happy to congratulate them on making it into the Top 20 on Diamond’s sales charts! They’ve have plenty of great titles coming the rest of the year so look out!

From Action Lab:

It’s been a long road to get there but Action Lab Entertainment has been making strides every single month, gaining fans around to world. Now as the…

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