I was invited to give a history and tour of my SherlockComics.com website at the most recent “Five Miles From Anywhere” virtual scion meeting, and it’s now available for viewing, in case you’re curious. Watch me talk about different kinds of comics featuring Sherlock Holmes for 45 minutes. (If that link doesn’t work, my section starts about 7 1/2 minutes in.)
There are some great East Coast region shows that I haven’t attended since I moved to the Midwest (ten years ago!). One of the best is the Baltimore Comic-Con. I am thrilled that KC and I are able to go this year, because it’s the best kind of traditional comic book show for me: plenty of guests, reflecting all kinds of comics, from all different eras, with a definite comic focus. It’s about two months out, and tickets are available […]
I am more than thrilled to once again bring you an exclusive reveal of the cover art for the upcoming Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Part Two issue #4. The fourth and final issue of the miniseries from Titan Comics will go on sale November 9 at 48 pages for $4.99. Based on the script by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the comic is illustrated by Jay. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) work to finally defeat […]
I survived San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2022! How’d I do it? By flying in Wednesday and flying out Friday. Which gave me one day to do panels, and even that was a lot. (Mark Evanier was complaining that people don’t call it Comic-Con International: San Diego, which is its proper name, and wondered why they still use the old name. For the same reason Batgirl is back again: traditional comic fans love nostalgia and hate change. And I include […]
Two weeks ago, news broke that Oni Press stalwarts James Lucas Jones (company publisher) and Charlie Chu (VP of Creative & Business Development) were no longer at the company. Today came word that four more high-level staffers are gone. Popverse reports that “Senior VP of sales and marketing Alex Segura, Sales Manager Henry Barajas, Senior Editor Amanda Meadows, and Editor Jasmine Amiri are no longer with the company.” These were apparently layoffs. Additionally, head of publicity Tara Lehmann left the […]
I am thrilled to bring you the cover art for the upcoming Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia issue #2. (And how happy am I that Mycroft gets a cover!) The second issue of the four-issue miniseries from Titan Comics will go on sale September 14 at 48 pages for $4.99. Based on the script by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the comic is illustrated by Jay, and the plot features Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) working […]
It’s a week away, which isn’t much time, but we’re all having to be more flexible these days. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is taking place June 17-19 this year at the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge St. It’s a blend of virtual and in-person events. The well-respected Libraries & Education Day, held Friday, June 17, is taking place online, for example, while the new Academic Symposium on “Histories & Futures of Comics Communities” takes place the same day […]
Titan Comics is continuing to translate and publish the manga adaptations of the BBC’s Sherlock TV show episodes. The first half of “A Scandal in Belgravia”, the first episode of the second season, was serialized from 2019-2020 and collected in Oct 2020. (If you missed getting it, it is currently listed for reorder at your local comic shop this month under Diamond code MAY22 1791.) Part two begins serialization in August. (Part one ran five issues, so I assume this […]
We live in an era where nothing is dead forever. Brand awareness is so difficult to develop, with so many things demanding our attention, that anything that was somewhat successful has a chance to come back. Which means I shouldn’t be surprised that Watson and Holmes, the urban comic version of the classic characters, has a new story coming out! But I am very pleased. This is one of my favorite takes on the character in comics. We last saw […]
This is a bit devious. Last year, ComicMix ended up settling a lawsuit brought by the Dr. Seuess estate. That decision prohibited them from publishing Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go!, a Kickstarted Seuss/Star Trek mashup. A judge had previously ruled that such combinations are not parodic or transformative. Apparently, as part of that lawsuit, research was done on the Seuss copyrights. Now ComicMix is crowdfunding The Zaks and Other Lost Stories, a collection of six stories now in the […]
As pointed out by Craig Shutt, the upcoming Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels, graphic novel versions of the Nancy Springer books adapted by Serena Blasco, has a sequel available at Amazon. That means three more comic book versions of the girl detective! Book 2 is due out in October, containing The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, and The Case of the Baker Street Tube Station. Interestingly, those titles match volumes 4-6 of the […]
DC announces Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Superman #1, a new one-shot featuring Superboy that honors the fallen Justice League.
CBR has an exclusive preview into BOOM! Studios' Grim #1, which comes from Stephanie Phillips, Flaviano, Rico Renzi and Tom Napolitano.
Dan Panosian's spoiler variant cover for Devil's Reign #6 finds a major street-level Marvel hero on the campaign trail.
Just as soon as he's made his reappearance into the Marvel Universe, Thunderstrike is being sent back to the grave once again in Strange #2.
Hellcat sinks her claws into Iron Man in Artgerm's variant cover for Iron Man/Hellcat Annual #1, which hits stands on June 1 from Marvel.
Marvel's shape-shifting White Fox hero tracks a killer in a new solo series from Alyssa Wong, Bruno Oliveira, Andres Mossa and Tom Groneman.
The Ignatz Awards are given out at the Small Press Expo, an excellent comic festival held every fall in Bethesda, Maryland (Washington D.C. area). It used to be a festival prize, meaning that the voting was done by those attending the show, based on a set of nominees selected by a panel of judges. However, the Ignatz Awards page currently says “Voting will be be via emailed ballot. You do not need to attend SPX in person in order to […]
The X-Men are suiting up for the incoming Judgment Day crossover event in an exclusive preview of Marvel's X-Men #13 by Gerry Duggan and C.F. Villa.
Moon Girl is calling on Iron Man, Captain Marvel and other members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers and Moon Girl #1, which releases in July.
Out in May is an intriguing graphic novel from Avery Hill Publishing. 2120 by George Wylesol is a choose-your-own-path … well, adventure doesn’t seem the right word, as you’re a computer repairman trapped in a generic office building. You follow choices through the pages, although many of them, at least at the beginning, are very similar looking rooms and hallways. (I had a review PDF, but that is my least favorite format for these kinds of books that require jumping […]
DC's Young Justice: Targets, a new series from Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones, will continue the Young Justice: Phantoms storyline.
Magog, a major Superman villain who first appeared in 1996's Kingdom Come, will soon be joining The CW's Arrowverse in DC's Earth-Prime series.
WEBTOON and DC announce a new slate of digital comics featuring Red Hood, Constantine and more that will release on WEBTOON in the coming months.
Black Widow writer Kelly Thompson confirms the Marvel Comics series ends with issue #15, though says there are plans for "more story."
Gene Luen Yang, writer of Shang-Chi, New Super-Man and American Born Chinese, is set to adapt the hit mobile game Clash of Clans into comics.
Black Widow writer Kelly Thompson says there's no easy answer as to whether Natasha Romanoff should end up with Hawkeye or the Winter Soldier.
The United States of Captain America writer Josh Trujillo discusses creating an openly gay Captain America when speaking at WonderCon 2022.
DC Comics reveals the creative teams and expanded descriptions for the eight remaining series still left in the 2022 Round Robin Tournament.
Marvel releases a new Stormbreaker variant cover series showing Wakanda, Latveria, Madripoor and the Savage Land in postcard-style format.
Aye Captain! is a tactical pirate game similar to FTL.
Arkanoid: Eternal Battle
Pastagames and Microids bring back the legendary ball-and-bat brick-breaker game.
A supernatural co-op survival FPS game.
Rose and Locket
A side-scrolling action-adventure game following retired outlaw Rose as she travels to the realm of the Underwest to save the spirit of her daughter.
Stranded: Alien Dawn
A survival simulator set on an alien world.
Cracked is an unforgiving 2D platforming game where players have to overcome increasingly difficult levels in varying environments.
Witchy Life Story
A simulation game about being a troublesome witch.
A top-down action stealth game.
A retro styled RPG from Pixel Heart Studios and Soedesco.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II - Crimson Sin
The second entry in the Calvard story arc within Falcom's Trails franchise.
Marauders is a multiplayer space pirate game.
Dakar Desert Rally
The sequel to Overwatch brings a full story mode, the ability to customize heroes, and new multiplayer modes.
9 Years of Shadows
9 Years of Shadows is a colorful, 2D action adventure game featuring a halberd-wielding warrior and her magical teddy bear.
Asterigos: Curse of the Stars
A single player third person action RPG set in a fantasy world inspired by nordic and greek lore.
PC Building Simulator 2
PC Building Simulator 2
A LEGO puzzle-adventure game from developer ClockStone and published by Thunderful.
A tactical turn-based RPG from Ocean Drive Studio.
Let's Sing Presents: ABBA
A special edition of Let's Sing dedicated to Swedish supergroup ABBA.
Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram From Hibernia
Three Xs is good, right?