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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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Dandy archivist says 'Best is yet to come' as comic goes online

Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and Bananaman will live on in digital edition of publication symbolising British childhoodThe first edition of the Dandy Comic cost just tuppence – and there was a free... | Guardian – 2012-12-01

What is the Future of the Comic Book Format?

What is the future of the comic book format? Will it go all digital? Continue its slow decline? Disappear? Or is due for a nostalgic revival like so much else? | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-07

Peter Pan moves to WWII in a new comic book series

Captain Hook becomes a Nazi and Peter Pan is a freedom fighter in the series 'Peter Panzerfaust.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-01-10

Kindle Touch updated with new UI, Whipersync for Voice and comic book navigation

Still have an old Kindle Touch sitting around? You have some new features to play with. Despite replacing it with a brighter son, Amazon is still updating its original touch sensitive e-reader --... | Engadget – 2013-01-10

A Minimalist Comic Book That Stares Straight Into Piet Mondrian’s Soul

Frédérique Rusch transforms Mondrian’s two-dimensional primary-colored grid into a three-dimensional space, with a subtle Charles Burns reference thrown in for good measure. ... | Fast Company – 2013-03-20

See The Steve Jobs Biography As A Japanese Comic Book

Steve Jobs biography published again, this time as a manga comic...sans superpowers or one shred of lycra. Walter Isaacson's official Steve Jobs biography is a heck of a read, but if the idea of... | Fast Company – 2013-03-25

Free Comic Book Day: What is it and how can you celebrate?

Free Comic Book Day will be held on May 4 and will give comic book fans a chance to receive free comic books including issues from series like 'Superman' and 'Walking Dead'. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-03

Comic writer's Ghost Rider copyright lawsuit revived on appeal

NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) - A comic book writer who claims he created the flaming-skulled character called Ghost Rider got another chance to press his claim on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court... | Reuters – 2013-06-11

Rare Superman comic book sells for $175,000

A rare copy of the comic book featuring Superman's first appearance that went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation of a Minnesota house has been sold for $175,000. | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-12

A Wondrously Simple, Tactile Comic Book For The Blind

Philipp Meyer re-envisions the comic book in a Braille-like format. His simple story uses basic shapes but packs an emotional punch. Comics, by nature, depend on visual storytelling. Philipp... | Fast Company – 2013-06-12

Superman comic book fetches $175,000 at auction

A rare copy of Action Comics No. 1 – which includes the first appearance of Superman – sold for $175,000 after being hidden for more than 70 years. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-13

Edinburgh Book Festival turns comic eye on the world

By Ian McKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Edinburgh International Book Festival casts an eye this year on a unique form of literature - comics and graphic novels that have endeared themselves to... | Yahoo! News – 2013-06-20

NBCUniversal Taps Lion Forge Comics to Develop Digital Comic Books Based on Beloved 80s TV Shows

NBCUniversal, one of the world’s premier media and entertainment companies, has partnered with digital publisher Lion Forge Comics to develop licensed comic books based on popular TV shows... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-07-02

Amazon announces new comics imprint, just in time for Comic-Con

Tuesday morning Amazon Publishing announced a new comics and graphic novel imprint, Jet City Comics. It will publish graphic novels by George R.R. Martin, of "Game of Thrones" fame and others.It was... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-09

Comic book to detail rise, fall of celebrity chef Paula Deen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who lost book deals, contracts and her television cooking show on The Food Network after she admitted using a racial slur, is set to be a comic book... | Yahoo! News – 2013-07-11

Amazon creates a new comic books imprint

The imprint, titled Jet City Comics, released its first title, a work named 'Symposium #1," on July 9. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-12

For Amazon, another role: comic book publisher

SEATTLE (AP) — Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. will start publishing more original comics through its new imprint, Jet City Comics.     | Boston.com – 2013-07-12

Paula Deen Comic Book to Be Released

The media company that brought you comic books starring Martha Stewart and Hillary Clinton have announced they will release a comic book about embattled chef Paula Deen, after being urged by Deen... | ABC News – 2013-07-12

Paula Deen to star in comic book

Bluewater President Darren Davis states that a 'Female Force’ comic book featuring Deen will be published this October despite recent controversy over alleged racial slurs made by Deen.  | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-14

The Recommender: Comic Book Aficionado J.J. McCorvey Shares A Stunning Testament To Grandparents

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Dark Horse Will Turn World of Halo 4 Into Ongoing Comic Series

Dark Horse Comics will publish a new Halo comic series, Halo: Escalation, based on the storyline introduced in Halo 4.     | Wired – 2013-07-19

Ender's Game Brings Same-Sex Marriage Debate to Comic-Con

LGBT rights advocates have been calling for a boycott of the Ender's Game film based on the anti-same-sex-marriage views of Orson Scott Card, who wrote the book on which it's based. On Thursday, that... | Wired – 2013-07-19

Comic-Con 2013: A look at past comic books and a glimpse of the genre's future (+video)

Gerard Jones, author of 'Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book,' explains the origins of comic books, the hardships they went through, and where they are apt to go... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-20

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the Hottest Ticket at Comic-Con

Despite a notably toned-down presence among Disney-owned properties at Comic-Con, there was no hotter ticket than the 90-minute panel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC’s much... | AdWeek – 2013-07-20

Comic creations cross borders to film, TV, makeup

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Comic-Con's Rarest, Most Bizarre Comic Books

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'Sons of Anarchy' gets the comic-book treatment

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VIDEO: How to Make the Perfect Comic Book TV Show

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Selling Prose at Comic-Con 2013

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See 15 Pages of the Last of Us Prequel Comic — And How It Influenced the Game

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Read 12 Pages of the Swashbuckling Comic Adventures of Delilah Dirk

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The Comic-Con Inauguration of Congressman And Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis

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A Sweet Comic Book Made Entirely From GIFs

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Comic Book Artist Turns Breaking Bad Episodes Into Killer Posters

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Comic Book Easter Eggs: Episode 4

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Matt Fraction, Comic Book Writer, Gives Unbelievably Heartfelt Advice To Fan Asking About Suicide

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Why academics are taking comic books seriously

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A New Comic Book Confronts Bipolar Disorder, Our Notions Of The "Crazy" Artist

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Fans Spend $150K to Help Save a Beloved Indie Comic Publisher

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Pocket Gems Launches Hybrid Game, Novel, Comic Platform

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Book Talk: Zen Pencils comic transcends Internet into book deal

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Frank Quitely, comic book artist at work

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Amazon to buy digital comic book publisher comiXology

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“Do I look like Ethan Hawke in ‘Reality Bites’?”: Nightmares of the comic novelist!

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Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Debuts ‘Korak’ Web Comic

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