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REBOOT FEVER! Comics Sales Hit a 20-Year High

So here’s a pleasant surprise for the funnybook business: Diamond Distribution is reporting that they sold more than 10 million comics in the month of August, the highest sales they’ve seen in 20 years. 1,957 more words

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Happy Birthday to the King

Today would have been Jack Kirby’s 99th birthday. I’ve written about him, his art, and his influence many times over the years, and I invite you to check some of that out. 174 more words

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A Very Lovecraft Apocalypse: Alan Moore (Doesn't) Bring Providence to a Close

So I was going to devote this week’s column to whittling down this giant stack of unreviewed funnybooks I’ve got sitting on my desk, a full month’s worth of comics I just haven’t gotten around to talking about. 2,088 more words

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MADness! The Art of Jack Davis

So as you may have heard by now, cartoonist Jack Davis passed away this week at the age of 91. Davis was a cartooning giant. Part of the original EC Comics stable of Horror artists, Davis went on to master Western, War, and Humor art as well, becoming one of the backbones of  744 more words

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"I Didn't Hate It," and Other Observations on The Killing Joke

So I’ve got far too much to talk about this week. On the one hand, last week was a great week for funnybooks, with new issues of Lazarus, Casanova, and Prophet alongside a new book from Grant Morrison and the final issue of Brubaker & Epting’s Velvet. 1,648 more words

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The Visible Dork Forty: Random Hilarity

So my usual pattern here on the Dork Forty is to ramble on endlessly about some funnybook or another. But I like pretty pictures, too. I collect dozens of the things, more than I could ever find time to write about. 726 more words

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Hillbillies and Satan Babies: Eric Powell is Back in Fine Form

So I got a bit distracted earlier in the week by yet another Batman comic, and I felt a little bad about that, after the fact. 860 more words

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