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Rare US comic books fetch $3.5m

BBC – 2012-02-23

A collection of early comic books - including those featuring the debuts of Batman and Superman - is sold for $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York.
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Get 'The Long Tail' E-Book for Free--in Comic-Book Form!

It may sound a little strange, but the SmarterComics version of this business bestseller is quite engaging. Here's your chance to read it online free of charge. | PC World – 2012-02-10

Kickstarter Raises $600K for Web Comic, but ‘Ashes’ Is Threatened

Crowd-funding, the technical term for fund-raising sites like Kickstarter.com, has been an increasingly popular way for cartoonists to raise money to publish independent comic and graphic novel... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

VIDEO: International festival of comic books

Comic book fans gather in the French city of Angouleme to celebrate the 39th international festival of comic books. | BBC News – 2012-02-01

Cleveland Plain Dealer readers confused by decision to pull Non Sequitur comic

The Plain Dealer decided not to publish a Non Sequitur comic Friday that depicts a bunny looking at a police lineup of other animals and saying, “They all really do look alike to me.” In its... | Poynter. – 2012-01-18

Phoenix comic to rise in January 2012

The Phoenix story comic, which launches on 7th January 2012, will be distributed nationally by... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-16

Garfield Creator Says Comic Boom Software Could Put Him Out of Business

MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Software that turns mere mortals into superstar cartoonists has Garfield creator Jim Davis worried. Comic strips and even comic books can be created easily with... | CNW – 2011-08-09

Media focus on race of new Spider-Man in comic book series

ForbesMatthew Newton rounded up media coverage of the teenage boy who succeeds Peter Parker as the new Spider-Man in Marvel Comics’ “Ultimate” series of comic books. Most reaction, Newton writes,... | Poynter. – 2011-08-06

DFC comic rises as The Phoenix

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 14:15 The former DFC comic is being revived as The Phoenix, under an independent company backed by an anonymous investor. read more | The Bookseller – 2011-07-29

Marshall McLuhan's legacy: Don't downplay the comic books

Marshall McLuhan would have turned 100 on July 21. The year-long celebration of his life has largely focused on his studies of media and human interconnectivity, but too little attention has been... | CBC – 2011-07-21

Apple CEO Steve Jobs gets comic book bio treatment

Publisher Bluewater Productions said Monday it will bring a 32-page biography of iconic Apple CEO Steve Jobs to comic book shops, bookstores and online retailers Aug. 24. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-06-14

Steve Jobs the Comic Book Hero: An Exclusive Look

PCWorld managed to snag previews of some of the pages, although they are a work-in-progress as the pages have not yet been colored or had speech bubbles put in. | PC World – 2011-06-14

Brooke Gladstone's The Influencing Machine: A comic-book manifesto about the state of the American media.

The following comes from Brooke Gladstone's new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, illustrated by Josh Neufeld. Read Gladstone's explanation of the book and a first excerpt... | Slate – 2011-05-19

Comic shops seek readers on Free Comic Book Day

A decade after Joe Field was inspired by people queuing for free ice cream, his plan to lure new and lapsed readers by offering up free comic books has become an annual event embraced by publishers... | CBC – 2011-05-07

A Mark Zuckerberg comic book?! Believe it

Facebook CEO is a surprise hit for a Washington state publisher, which plans a sequel of sorts. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-04

Spider-Man comic nets 1.1 million dollars

The inaugural 1962 comic book to feature Spider-Man netted a superhero-sized $1.1 million, the US online auctioneers said Tuesday. | The Independent – 2011-03-09

Indians mourn loss of father of comic books

Indians mourned Saturday the death of Anant Pai, known as the father of the nation's comic book industry, whose vibrant adaptations of Hindu mythology educated and entertained children for decades. | The Independent – 2011-02-28

Indian comic books fight back

India's first comic book convention opens in the capital New Delhi on Saturday, with organisers expecting thousands of fans to prove the art form is thriving in the Internet age. | The Independent – 2011-02-18

Pizarro: MACLA explores the Latino side of comic books and graphic art

'Novelas, Love and Other Adventures,' which opened at the downtown San Jose gallery last week, features work by acclaimed 'Love and Rockets' creator Jaime Hernandez. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-02-02

'Captain America' launches digital comic book series

On February 6, as the first trailer for the film adventure Captain America: The First Avenger is shown on the Super Bowl telecast, a new eight-part digital comic book will be launched by Marvel. | The Independent – 2011-02-02

US comic artist Spiegelman wins French prize

US comic book artist Art Spiegelman won the top prize for his craft at France's Angouleme world comic strip festival, the organiser announced at a ceremony on Sunday. | The Independent – 2011-01-31

Japan comic publishers to hold rival fair after porn ban

Eight major Japanese manga comic and anime film publishers on Wednesday said they will hold a rival event to Tokyo's top industry fair in protest at a new restriction on sexually explicit materials. | The Independent – 2010-12-30

Comic Book Heroes Drawn From Real Life

A comic book company hopes to draw new readers with a series of comics based on famous people, including Jesus, Lady Gaga and Sarah Palin. | Yahoo – 2010-07-28

Comic-Con Grows Up

Forty years after a small band of comic book enthusiasts gathered in a subterranean lair, Comic-Con is now Comic-Con International. This weekend, the rich and beautiful will mingle with more nerds... | Yahoo – 2010-07-24

Advertising: Hollywood’s Using Comic-Con as a Marketing Tool

Thursday was opening day of Comic-Con International, the annual convention for fans of comic books and related TV shows and movies. | New York Times – 2010-07-23

Comic writer Harvey Pekar dies

Comic-book writer Harvey Pekar has been found dead in his Ohio home. | Yahoo – 2010-07-16

'American Splendor' comic book writer Harvey Pekar dead

CLEVELAND (AP) — Comic book writer Harvey Pekar, whose "American Splendor" was made into a 2003 film starring Paul Giamatti, was found dead in his home early Monday, authorities said. | San Jose Mercury News – 2010-07-12

Comic book writer Harvey Pekar dies at 70 in Ohio

Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said. He was... | Yahoo – 2010-07-12

Al Williamson, ‘Flash Gordon’ Comic Artist, Dies at 79

Mr. Williamson, who worked with almost every major comics publisher, put an indelible artistic stamp on “Flash Gordon.” | New York Times – 2010-06-20

In reversal, Apple approves 'Ulysses' comic with nudity

Apple has approved a comic book adaptation of James Joyce's "Ulysses" for the iPad which contains nudity after initially demanding that it be edited. | Yahoo – 2010-06-16

'Walking Dead' comic book headed to AMC network

AMC network says it's bringing the popular "Walking Dead" comic book to TV as a live-action series set to debut in October. | AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-30

Batman comic fetches $1.075 million, rewrites record

Reuters - Superman and Batman's first appearances in comic books have each set auction sales records and broken the $1 million barrier, in an age when traditional investments have fared badly and... | Reuters – 2010-02-26

Superman's comic book debut brings $1 million

The million-dollar Action Comics #1 was in "Very Fine" condition, or 8.0 in a 10-point scale used by comic book collectors. | USA Today – 2010-02-23

Patterson to branch into comic books

James Patterson is to write two series of... | The Book Seller – 2010-02-17

Yen Press Launches Toxic Planet Comic Online

Yen Press, Hachette Book Group’s graphic novel imprint, will first unveil French cartoonist David Ratte’s satirical/environmental graphic novel, Toxic Planet, as a webcomic in effort to build an... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-04-06

Comic bounce could save DFC

The DFC comic, which mailed its final issue... | The Book Seller – 2009-04-03

Comic Titans Are in the Grips of the Dreaded Inflationist

Some comics will try to make up for the price increase by including more pages for backup features. | New York Times – 2009-03-30

First African-American comic book up for auction

The comic book that's billed as the first ever created by African-Americans for a black audience is up for auction. A copy of All-Negro Comics No. 1, as it was called, is up for sale by comics... | AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-03-10

Comic-book writers have drawing power in Hollywood

The studios like the screen-ready concepts. These are strange, heady days for comic-book creators who find themselves signing autographs in the same room as Hollywood celebrities -- and sometimes... | Los Angeles Times – 2009-03-02

High-Flying Auction Set For Superman Comic

A rare, pristine copy of the Action comic book that launched Superman as the first superhero is coming up for auction. Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo, co-owners of Metropolis Collectibles, will offer... | NPR – 2009-02-25

Rare comic book headed for online auction

A Manhattan comic book store is putting up for auction a pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1, the issue that launched Superman as a superhero. | Crain's New York Business – 2009-02-25

Despite Economy, Fan Turnout Big For New York Comic-Con 2009

The country may be reeling from the worst economy in years, but you couldn’t tell it from the tens of thousands of fans pouring into the Jacob Javits Center for the fourth annual New York... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-09

Comic-book prequels can pay off in future

There's no questioning the clout of comic-book fans. Gauging their taste is another matter. | USA Today – 2009-02-04

Black Author and Superhero Creator Makes Comic Book History

Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com) - Young adult and children's book author Rick Todd makes comic book history with his new book, The Empyreal Force, Superhero Short Story Collection (ISBN-10:... | BlackNews.com – 2009-02-02

Comic Book Movies That Will Save The Day In 2009

We give you a rundown of the 10 most-anticipated comic book movies of 2009, including "Dragonball Evolution," "Coraline" and, of course, "Watchmen." | Vh1 – 2009-01-08

Gabriel Macht joins the ranks of comic-book heroes with ‘The Spirit'

The first thing Gabriel Macht did when he found out he had been cast to play "The Spirit" was rush out to find background material. He purchased a book that contained later Spirit comics by creator... | The State – 2008-12-23

Comic Book Duo Hopes To Make Their Mark

Could a new super hero be on the horizon? Two comic book artists think so. Andre Campbell, who is legally blind, and Tyran Eades talk about the special challenges they face. | NPR – 2008-12-15

Oklahoman comic book author stays true to his roots

Writer Ryan Foley has the power to influence characters’ lives — including He-Man — all from his home in rural Oklahoma. His first published comic book was "Masters of the Universe” Vol. 3 issue... | The Oklahoman – 2008-12-12

Analyzing Obama's Love Of Comic Books

According to press reports, President-elect Barack Obama's favorite superheroes are Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian. But what do these picks say about Mr. Obama? We talk to Gabriel Fowler, owner... | NPR – 2008-11-20

Comic book literature unmasked at festival

At 7 years old, the Vegas Valley Book Festival is demonstrating how truly grown-up it is. | Las Vegas Sun – 2008-11-06

Authors of IDW Publishing's Comic Book Bios of Obama and McCain in New York and Los Angeles for Book Signings This Week

WHAT: Authors of "Presidential Material," the eagerly anticipated biographies of Barak Obama/John McCain in comic book form, to sign copies at bookstores in New York City on Wednesday, October 8th,... | Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-10-06

Berkeley Breathed's 'Opus' Comic Strip Will End Next Month

"Opus" is ending Nov. 2, Washington Post Writers Group (WPWG) Comics Editor Amy Lago announced this afternoon. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-10-06

Spiderman comic book author lured to Airdrie

The UK's biggest selling comic book writer is among authors appearing at the North Lanarkshire book festival. | BBC News – 2008-10-02

Batman Comic Book Accidentally Reveals Obscenities

DC Comics is asking stores around the country to destroy tens of thousands of copies of a new Batman comic book because of a "printing gaffe" that revealed obscenities, the New York Post reported. | Fox News – 2008-09-12

A look at comic book artist Jeffrey Brown

Indie comic book artist Jeffrey Brown's latest graphic novel, "The Incredible Change-Bots," follows the saga of two warring factions of robots that can "incredible change" from robots into assorted... | New York Daily News – 2008-09-08

Comic book heroes soaring to video games

A handful of superhero-size video games based on familiar comic book characters are in the works for this year and next. Here's a look at four to watch for. | USA Today – 2008-08-22

Candidate's anti-gay comic book targets AG

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 21 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma county commissioner's re-election campaign is distributing an anti-gay comic book that links the state attorney general to "the homosexual agenda." | UPI – 2008-07-22

Icarus Publishing Uploads 2nd Free Comic AG Mag Issue

Icarus Publishing is distributing the second free issue of its Comic AG adult manga magazine via the BitTorrent file-sharing network. (The link contains explicitly sexual images.) | Anime News Network – 2008-07-22

Mandela Life Story In Graphic Comic Book

W. W. Norton & Company has acquired North American publishing rights to a graphic biography of Nelson Mandela. | New York Times – 2008-07-15

A Comic Book Superhero Is Headed to Small Screens

The animated adventures of the comic book superhero Invincible will soon be available on iTunes, mobile phones, the television channel MTV2 and more. | New York Times – 2008-07-14

After Houston complaint, Wal-Mart pulls comic book

Wal-Mart announced Wednesday it will no longer sell a controversial Mexican comic book featuring a black character whose face resembles a monkey. | Houston Chronicle – 2008-07-09

Mexican comic-book character called racist

A comic-book character popular in Mexico for generations has run into a cultural barrier at the border, where Americans see him as a racist caricature. | CNN.com – 2008-07-09

Wal-Mart to remove Memin Pinguin comic book from stores

HOUSTON -- A popular Mexican comic book seen by some as racist will no longer be available at Wal-Mart. Memin Pinguin, a comic book that has sold millions on newsstands in Mexico and Latin America,... | Dallas Morning News – 2008-07-09

Comic illustrator marvels at superhero movies

Illustrator Joe Sinnott sits at his drawing table. | Kingston Daily Freeman – 2008-07-09

Mexico comic book draws racism charges in Houston

Beloved by Mexicans for his dim wits, street smarts and playful disposition, long-running comic book character Memín Pinguín — a little black boy whose face resembles a monkey — is at it again. | Houston Chronicle – 2008-07-08

Comic book artist Michael Turner dies at 37

Michael Turner, a comic book artist who drew covers for major titles such as "Superman/Batman," "The Flash" and "Civil War,'" has died. He was 37. | AP via Yahoo! News – 2007-04-08

Kickstarter Raises $600K for Web Comic; ‘Ashes’ Rebounds

Crowd-funding, the technical term for fund-raising sites like Kickstarter.com, has been an increasingly popular way for cartoonists to raise money to publish independent comic and graphic novel... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

Rare Action comic collection expected to fetch $2m

Michael Rorrer inherited his uncle Billy Wright's comic collection which contained some of the most prized issues ever published. The 345 comics are slated to sell at auction for more than $2 million. | Hindustan Times – 2012-02-22

Cher woos fans with comic book avatar

Cher, known as the Goddess of Pop, is back to woo her fans in a new avatar – a ... | Hindustan Times – 2012-02-20

A comic take on torture

In this funny, sometimes sobering tale of the American Dream gone wrong, Boyet Hernandez, a fey-but-straight Filipino fashionista, arrives in the U.S. in 2002 to set his sights on the fashion world.... | Salon.com – 2012-02-05

2nd Comic Con India begins this week

If comics were inseparable to your growing up-years and a mention of them makes you nostalgic, the Capital offers ... | Hindustan Times – 2012-02-15

Man's childhood comic collection fetches $4.2m

The bulk of a man's childhood comic book collection that included many of the most prized issues ever published sold at auction early today (NZ time) for about US$3.5 million (NZ$4.2m). | Stuff – 2012-02-23

Batman crowned ‘greatest comic hero’

Batman has been named the greatest comic hero of all time in a poll conducted by a magazine. The readers of Comic Heroes magazine voted for the caped crusader, the alias of billionaire Bruce Wayne,... | Hindustan Times – 2012-02-29

Marvel Hopes to Give Comic Books a Boost With Augmented Reality Content

The Marvel AR app will be released in April for Apple's iPhones and iPad as well as smartphones and tablets, the comic book publisher said in a statement. | PC World – 2012-03-12

PSA: Nook Tablet can be repartitioned in-store, Android app adds comic support

Did you take umbrage with Barnes & Noble's efforts to hoard all your Nook Tablet storage for its own content? Well, the book seller has made good on its promise to reassign a portion of your 16GB... | Engadget – 2012-03-14

Stan Lee puts himself into his latest comic book

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stan Lee is barging into the pages of his own comic book as a character based on himself who rubs elbows with superheroes - call it a cameo for the reality TV age. His new... | Yahoo! News – 2012-03-24

Catch Stan Lee in a comic book

Stan Lee is barging into the pages of his own comic book as a character based on himself who rubs elbows with superheroes - call it a cameo for the reality TV age. | Hindustan Times – 2012-03-24

Marvel Offers Digital Extras for Comic Book Fans

Next month, Marvel Comics will release a new application to add content enhanced with augmented reality to some of its comic books. | PC World – 2012-03-26

JK Rowling's first adult novel will be "blackly comic"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling's first book for adults will be a "blackly comic" novel set in an idyllic English town where all is not what it seems, its publisher said on Thursday. The title of... | Yahoo! News – 2012-04-12

JK Rowling’s first adult novel will be “blackly comic”

JK Rowling's first book for adults will be a "blackly comic" novel set in an idyllic English town where all is not what it seems, its publisher said today. | Hindustan Times – 2012-04-12

The Avengers, Comic Books and the Future of Storytelling

The Avengers may have racked up more than $200 million in box office receipts during its weekend opening, but the comic books on which the movie is based may tell us more about the future of... | Knowledge@Wharton – 2012-05-08

‘Are You My Mother?,’ a comic drama by Alison Bechdel

In her fragmentary memoir “Moments of Being,” Virginia Woolf writes that she was obsessed with her mother, who died when Woolf was 13, until the age of 44, when she finally laid her to rest in... | The Washington Post – 2012-06-02

Katy Perry to star in new comic book

US pop star Katy Perry will become the latest celebrity to be depicted in the biography comic book Fame series, publisher Bluewater Productions says. | Stuff – 2012-06-07

Roy Race backs Roy Hodgson as his comic books go digital

That enduring make-believe football legend, Roy of the Rovers, is going digital. And, by chance - or more probably design - his publisher has chosen to announce the move on the day England begins its... | Guardian – 2012-06-11

Secrets From the Apple Store Employee Rule Book (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site. | AllThingsD – 2012-06-26

Anthony Bourdain releases comic book centered on chef mafias

Food and travel personality Anthony Bourdain's forthcoming comic book set in a futuristic Los Angeles pits a pair of chef warlords against each other in a bloody, culinary war where diners who deign... | Hindustan Times – 2012-07-02

Fans in their thousands at Comic-con

Comic-Con, which attracts more than 125,000 people over four days, is a pop culture showcase where fans of comic books and science fiction movies gather. | Stuff – 2012-07-14

All the Comic-Con News That Matters

Peter Jackson hates us. He hates everyone, apparently. It's the only explanation for why he would want to turn his two Hobbit movies into a pseudo-trilogy, which he said he was thinking about in... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-07-16

Lessons from San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con swept through the world last weekend, giving us a glimpse of the comic books and films that everybody will be talking about soon. Today on the Morning Media Menu, we spoke with... | Media Bistro – 2012-07-16

San Diego Comic-Con: Bigger, Still Better

Even with attendance capped at 130,000 by the fire marshal, the San Diego Comic-Con International remains the granddaddy of all comics conventions. It’s the biggest pop culture event in North... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-07-20

DC postpones Batman comic release after Colorado shooting

Comic book publisher DC is delaying the release of a new Batman comic in light of last week's mass shooting at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises. | CBC – 2012-07-25

Comic book 'Eben07,' brainchild of area pair, gains a wide following

Cleaning up the mess left by America's super-spies is a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Writer Eben Burgoon, left, and artist Dan Bethel went to the same high school but didn't meet until... | SacBee – 2012-08-05

Comic book adds fresh twist to Germany’s past

A new book offers a fresh, youthful and personal twist on Germany’s turbulent decades-long division by the Berlin Wall, ... | Hindustan Times – 2012-08-09

The 3 best iPad comic book readers

There are a lot of comic book readers out there. Here are the best tablet apps I've found for reading them, both commercial readers (apps that let you buy comics as well as read them), and an app... | GigaOM – 2012-08-11

News Summary: Long-running UK comic book may end

TOUGH MARKET: Britain's longest-running comic book is facing closure after 75 years in print. The publisher of "The Dandy" said Tuesday it is reviewing all of its magazine titles to meet the... | Boston.com – 2012-08-15

Fighting the DOJ’s Apple ebook settlement — in comic strip form

Attorney and licensing expert Bob Kohn, who opposes the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three book publishers, has condensed his argument into comic strip form. He filed the artsy amicus... | GigaOM – 2012-09-05

Comic books a good investment?

British comics are a tough sell to investors these days, and time may be running out. CNN's Jim Boulden reports. | CNN – 2012-09-05

A Tale of Two Comic Cons

Break out the slideshows of fanboys and fangirls in ridiculously awesome costumes because New York Comic Con has hit Manhattan. Let's take this opportunity to figure out what makes San... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-10-11

A One-Stop, Web-Based Shop For Comic Book Publishing

Graphicly abandoned their iTunes-like comic book marketplace to develop a full suite of online publishing tools for visual storytellers. As Adrian Tomine has pointed out, the one-time subculture... | Fast Company – 2012-11-14

Santa Writes a Comic Book

A couple of years ago, I embarked on a quixotic quest: I gave up the Internet. Surfing, emailing, YouTube-watching—it had taken over my life, eating into time I wanted to be spending with my... | Slate – 2012-11-28

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