Monday, April 20, 2015

Comic Round-Up: April 20, 2015

Arkham Knight Cover by Stjepan Sejic

"Arkham Knight Cover" by Stjepan Sejic (Nebezial)

Event: Forbidden Planet in New York City is stoked to announce a Troma signing on Thursday April 30th at 7:00 PM! Meet Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger), Ethan Hurt (Composer of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Theme), and Lisa Gaye (star of Class of Nuke ‘ Em High 2 & 3, Toxic Avenger 2-4, and many more Troma classiscs!

Event: Writer Mark Waid (Princess Leia, Daredevil) and variant cover artist John Tyler Christopher will appear at Downtown Comics in Indianapolis, IN on Monday May 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM for Star Wars Day!  RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Alex Dueben talks to Miss Lasko-Gross

Interview: Chelsea Liddy, organizer of Comique Con, the first convention to feature only female creators, talks about her plans for the con. A collaborative effort with Green Brain Comics, the con will be held at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and will feature panels, cosplay and a screening of the documentary She Makes Comics. 

Interview: Comic-Book Writer Nick Spencer talks about writing the print version of Ant-Man as Marvel releases a second trailer for the movie and Vulture looks at the film's long production history.

Interview: Keith Knight says he asked that his cartoon criticizing vaccine manufacturers be taken down from The Daily Kos because the comments had gotten out of control.

Interview: Malaysian cartoonist Zunar is facing nine charges of sedition, which raises an interesting point. The Malaysian government feels so threatened by him because it depends heavily on support from less-educated rural voters, and Zunar’s cartoons have wide appeal.

News: Calgary Expo organizers asked an exhibitor to leave after learning the group had misrepresented itself and is affiliated with GamerGate.   At the convention, the exhibitor displayed a poster with a GamerGate logo and monopolized the Q&A session at a panel on women in comics.

Reviews: Jeff Provine on Ares

As Archie Andrews turns 75, Archie Comics releases a "new look" flagship series, Archie #1. Archie #1 will be released in 2015 from writer Mark Waid, known for his work for DC and Marvel comics, and artist Fiona Staples. The series will "reenergize the story of Archie and his friends, presenting for the first time ever the origins of everyone’s favorite redheaded teen and his friends while showcasing the beginnings of the historic love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica".  Mark Waid discusses how he got involved with the project, and his intention to leave readers "slackjawed". Archie Comics have revealed the stunning full line of variant covers for Archie#1.  And that's not the only way Archie Comics are planning to celebrate Archie's 75th birthday. Lena Dunham will also be penning an Archie story in the coming year. The venerable teenager and his friends will also feature in a new TV series, "Riverdale", coming to Fox in 2015 and described as "Archie meets David Lynch". Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Chief Creative Officer at Archie Comics, discusses the project.

Bart Beaty  offers comic analysis at What Were Comics?

Betty Cooper: Nice girl next door or psychopathic stalker?

Cartoonists analyze presidential doodles, presented to them without being let in on which president did which doodle.

Clifford Meth is once again marshaling one of his admirable efforts behind one of the great comics families, with a fundraising effort on behalf of the late Gene Colan's only son, Erik.

Did Olivia Munn Instagram a hint of her Psylocke costume?

George Lucas thinks Marvel might reboot Howard the Duck for the screen

How Peggy Carter taught Steve Rogers to fight like a woman.

Is Tumblr fandom ruining comics because Tumblr fans "love the characters and love MOMENTS of stories, but don’t read the actual comics ever"? The answer may not surprise you.

Juliet Kahn offers a list of The Best Anime And Manga For Beginners

The student newspaper of Old Dominion University covers a panel on LGBTQ-themed comics and characters that featured historian Justin Hall and artist Phil Jimenez

Zimbabwe will host its first comic convention, ConExposed, on Friday. While the event will focus on African creators and characters, Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, who is Zimbabwean-American, will appear via Skype.

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