Comic book covers are an amazing artform. They can be done in so many styles. Sometimes they are paintings, other times they are finely-detailed color pen and ink panels, but one thing I have never seen on a comic cover are balloon sculptures.
Marvel’s been casting wide nets for its variant covers. Last month it unveiled its hip-hop themed variants, then earlier this month the manga ones. The latest batch of variant covers is bound to be divisive, but still a great marketing tactic for the House of Ideas.
If you are a fan of the Star Wars comic books that are published by Dark Horse, you are probably more than a little sad that the franchise is coming to an end. The rights to publish Star Wars comics are going back to Marvel, and to celebrate the end of an era at Dark Horse, they are offering fans a heck of a deal.
DC Comics has been releasing monthly themed variant covers for a while now. We saw their LEGO variant covers back in August. For March 2015, DC reached out to the big screen for inspiration – and a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor.
Many fans of Shingeki no Kyojin aka Attack on Titan were excited when a Marvel crossover comic was confirmed to be in the works. The comic was just released as part of the 790th issue of Japanese pop culture magazine BRUTUS.
Sometimes you have marketing campaigns that stink, like DC Comics recent “selfie” variant cover theme. Then other times they nail it, like with their latest idea. To celebrate the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game being released later this year, DC is letting the minifigs take over the covers.
If you are a big fan of comic books, you are probably familiar with ComiXology. The company allows you to purchase and download digital comic books rather than having to schlep down to the comic book store with the unwashed masses.
John Baichtal of MAKE Magazine shared a hidden gem in Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons website. It turns out writer and illustrator Jason Thompson has been making comic strips of epic proportions for the D&D website.
Squirrels might be tiny, but they can be huge pests sometimes. However, for people who don’t live in countries where they’re commonly spotted, they’re among the most adorable mammals ever. Although they can be destructive sometimes, they’re also heroes in their own little way.
We have Presidents and other historic figures on our coins, but what we really need are superheros. The Royal Canadian Mint understands this and they are releasing a series of seven different Superman coins to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Big Blue Boyscout.
As much as I think the Kinect is a cool device, I have to say I don’t play many Xbox 360 games that use it. However, this interactive concept being shown off in Japan is something I’d definitely want to try.
It started out as a joke, but Shark Pony and the Glitter Riders sounds like a pretty amusing concept for a comic if you ask me. And while the comic itself looks hilarious, this plush creation by RoboShark that goes with it is what really caught my eye.
The title already spoils it, but you have to see this to believe it. Sprite Stitch forum member Cross Stitch Ninja backs up his or her moniker with this jaw-dropping cross stitch piece. If you think cross-stitch is only good for pixel art, think again.
Most comic book lovers handle their comics with care. Some of them even buy multiples of one issue or book just to have a perfectly mint copy in hand. But not Amy Watkins. She believes that if you love someone – or something – you have to cut them to pieces and turn them into another art form.
David Gonzalez is a construction worker and home remodeler. He’s also one lucky guy. He was fixing up his newest home and found an issue of the extremely rare and valuable Action Comics #1 inside a wall.
I’m huge fan of Superman. I grew up watching Superman cartoons Saturday mornings with my brother – and as a child of the 80s, I love all of the Superman movies from that period. For me, Christopher Reeve will always be Superman to me.