Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Closes, Collection Goes to Library of Congress

Steve Geppi, president and CEO of Diamond Comic Distributors, is shutting down Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. The last open day of the Baltimore, Maryland, museum (which started in 2006) will be Sunday, June 3, and that day will have free admission. The collection of more than 3,000 comic book and pop culture items will be donated to the Library of Congress, to be displayed beginning this summer. Oddly, the museum promotes exhibits of “nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, […]

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Warner Announces a Bunch of Superhero Show DVD Sets

Since season finales are airing, it’s time to get those complete season DVD sets announced so viewers can plan to catch up, binge, or rewatch before the September debuts of the new seasons and shows. Warner has announced the following releases of their superhero quartet of series. (Black Lightning was announced last month.) In order of release: Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season will be out August 14. The granddaddy of the pack as the CW’s […]

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Skip to the End Preview: Can a Time-Traveling Guitar Prevent a Suicide?

You may know Insight Editions as the publisher of such books as The Art of Harley Quinn and DC Comics Variant Covers: The Complete Visual History, but they also have a burgeoning comic line. Out in two weeks (June 12) from this line is a graphic novel inspired by the history of Nirvana called Skip to the End. Written by Jeremy Holt with art by Alex Diotto, it’s the story of Jonny Wells, former musician, now junkie. The bassist of […]

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There’s Going to Be a Choose Your Own Adventure Movie That Will Let You Actually Choose

Twentieth Century Fox has a Choose Your Own Adventure movie in development. That’s not surprising — in a world that’s seen a Battleship licensed movie, every fond memory of our childhood is suitable for brand extension, and this one is better-known than many. What did surprise me is the announcement that they will be using CtrlMovie technology to allow the audience to decide how the movie will go using an app. Viewers vote to decide what characters will do at […]

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Cells at Work! Volume 1

I may have enjoyed Cells at Work! so much because, when I first read it, I was getting over a winter cold. That made the exploration of the body’s defense system by Akane Shimizu even funnier to me, particularly when the giant missile labeled “Sneeze One” appears in a glorious two-page spread. The cute young lady on the front cover is a red blood cell, responsible for moving packages of oxygen around the body. She’s new, so she keeps getting […]

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Natalie Nourigat’s Memoir Comic About Getting an Animation Job

Boom! Studios has announced that they will be publishing Natalie Nourigat’s graphic novel I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation in December. I enjoyed her previous book of diary comics, Between Gears, so I’m eagerly anticipating this memoir, particularly given the unique topic. When she left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, Natalie Nourigat realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited […]

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When Should You Self-Publish or Use a Publisher?

Kel McDonald has put up a lengthy blog post about publishing costs and sales with actual numbers. She’s created and released out her own black-and-white books and published Misfits of Avalon through Dark Horse. Comparing the two, given how much she can make with a Kickstarter and pushing her own books at conventions, leads to some key points: This is why Kickstarter has been such a great thing/game changer for indie comics. It’s become much easier to get self-published books […]

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Ambient Comics

I have just found a completely different type of comic, and it is just what I needed after wrapping up a busy week before a holiday. Ambient Comics by Nadine Redlich is a collection to induce meditation and quiet observation. Each page has six panels showing an object as time passes. For example, as shown here, the shadow of a stick moving through the day, or a banana aging. Some — such as the house on fire or the field […]

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