Anthony Glassman

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Nova #3: Marvel turns tricks cheaply

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso is fond of pointing out that the new #1 issues in the Marvel NOW! initiative are not reboots; just because there are new creative teams on various books ignoring completely some of the things that came before, it’s nothing like what their Distinguished Competitors did in September 2011. Well, the second-most-useless …

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South Philly Comics anniversary party on March 9!

South Philly Comics, 1840 East Passyunk Avenue at Mifflin, will celebrate the first anniversary of the new location and new ownership during the East Passyunk Second Saturday Art Walk on March 9 from 7 to 9 pm. There will be a group art show, along with nibbles and beverages, and don’t forget about our comic/graphic …

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Massive Batman Inc #8 Spoiler

DC Comics has apparently gone completely out of their way to spoil Batman Inc. #8, coming out this Wednesday, giving a four-page preview and the results of the issue to THE New York Post. Needless to say, SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned. If you whine about it after this, I would advise you to …

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South Philly Comics holds book drive for literacy

South Philly Comics believes in the power of the written word. Words have the power to transport us, to enrich us, to ennoble us. They have the ability to make us, and the world around us, better than it is, better than it has been. Tomorrow is built on today’s words. With that in mind, …

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10/13/12: Caitlin T. McCormack art opening @ South Philly Comics

Back in March, South Philly Comics had a juried art show with a half-dozen or so artists. The most popular of those, judging from the number of pieces sold, was Cailtin T. McCormack, who constructs models of strange people doing strange things, then photographs them. Now, seven months later (and just in time for Halloween!), …

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Goodbye DC, hello “Extreme”

Rob Liefeld has quit DC Comics, following it with a couple dozen rants on Twitter about DC and, oddly, about Marvel’s Tom Brevoort. Liefeld was writing (horribly) Deathstroke, Savage Hawkman and Grifter, and supplying the art (I use the term loosely) for Deathstroke. Mind you, this was the book in which, reintroducing Lobo into the …

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Discuss: What is so exciting about #1s?

With MarvelNow! just around the corner, and a year out from the beginning of DC Comics’ New 52 launch, what is the big deal with #1 issues? If they happen organically, great, but when it’s a jaded attempt to get people to buy more of your books, especially when a goodly number of your titles …

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Baltimore Comic-Con is coming soon!

Yep, it’s just three weeks to the ‘con that has more creators than Philadelphia, but more room to move than New York! This year’s guest list is stellar, as theirs typically are. Pasted below is the entire list as it stands now. STAN LEE – Legendary co-creator of The Hulk, Iron-Man, The Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man …

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MarvelNow finally has some good news… from the Mormons

Yes, the same religion that gave us Mitt Romney is also giving us the art for the new FF series. Mike Allred, fresh from his run on iZombie, will be drawing the adventures of Medusa, She-Hulk, Ant-Man and some chick in a Thing exoskeleton while the Fantastic Four and their kids are off running rampant …

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RIP Joe Kubert

  Joe Kubert, whose contributions to the comic book world included Enemy Ace, Sgt. Rock, art on the new Before Watchmen: Nite Owl and many others, passed away on Sunday, August 12. He was 85. Along with Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Bob Kane, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster and Stan Lee, Kubert was one of a …

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