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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

MS. MARVEL: Why does Marvel’s latest book succeed? Because its new Muslim teen superhero is ‘sweet, conflicted and immensely relatable’

Ms. Marvel debut works because its Muslim teen superhero is ‘sweet, conflicted and immensely relatable’

By Sabaa Tahir  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, ms marvel

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014

MS. MARVEL: Marvel Comics’ new focus on women ‘characters and creators’ aims to defy the ‘scantily clad’ cliche

Debut of Muslim teen superhero puts focus on Marvel’s new ‘Characters and Creators’ women’s initiative.

By Sabaa Tahir  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, ms. marvel

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 01/07/2014

‘Afterlife With Archie’: The Walking Jughead? The art of bringing zombies to Riverdale High

‘Afterlife With Archie’: The Walking Jughead? Writer and artist on

By David Betancourt  |  11:45 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  archie comics

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Best Books of 2013: Comic Riffs’ Top 10 Superhero Comics of the year

Best Books of 2013: Comic Riffs offers its Top 10 Superhero Comics of the year.

By David Betancourt  |  11:28 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superhero comics

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: From X-Men to Ultimate Spider-Man, writer’s passion resonates with fans

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: From X-Men to Ultimate Spider-Man, writer’s passion resonates with fans.

By David Betancourt  |  07:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian michael bendis, marvel comics

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 09/13/2013

SPX 2013: From John Lewis to ‘Margaret Sanger,’ the pioneers will abound at weekend’s Small Press Expo

SPX 2013: Authors of ‘Bone,’ ‘March’ and ‘American Born Chinese’ look forward to this weekend’s festival.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:18 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small press expo, indie comics

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 09/09/2013

COMICS OF THE YEAR: From Saga to Adventure Time, who pulled off the Eisner/Harvey award sweep?

From Saga to Adventure Time, a closer look at the awards season’s comics of the year.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:14 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comics awards

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013

INTERVENTION 2013: Co-founder Oni Hartstein says Maryland convention ‘is my way of giving back’

INTERVENTION 2013: Co-founder Oni Hartstein says Maryland convention ‘is my way of giving back’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  webcomics, comics conventions

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013

DC’s ‘Trinity War’: Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, on being in league for epic crossover

DC’s ‘Trinity War’: Creators Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, on being in league for epic crossover.

By David Betancourt  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon illuminates the 75th-birthday candles

From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon shines light amid the 75th-birthday candles.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, superhero comics, glen weldon

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Q&A: Get Him to the Greek mythology: Brian Azzarello takes on Wonder Woman

Q&A: Get Him to the Greek mythology: Brian Azzarello takes on Wonder Woman

By David Betancourt  |  02:42 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 06/09/2013

POST PICKS UP ‘FORT KNOX’: Military strip will replace ‘Doonesbury Flashbacks’ for the summer

Post picks up ‘Fort Knox’: Military strip will replace ‘Doonesbury Flashbacks’ for the summer

By Michael Cavna  |  09:37 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military comics

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013

‘COMICS ABOUT CARTOONISTS’: Editor Craig Yoe delves into the tales and trials of the ‘world’s oddest profession’

Editor Craig Yoe delves into the tales and trials of the ‘world’s oddest profession’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cartooning, comics

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/04/2013

‘BIG NATE’ MUSICAL DEBUTS: Encouraged by ‘Peanuts,’ Lincoln Peirce’s comic-strip hit comes to the Maryland stage

Encouraged by ‘Peanuts,’ Lincoln Peirce’s comic-strip hit comes to the Maryland stage.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comics, theater

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/16/2013

BEN KATCHOR: The curb appeal of the ‘Hand-Drying’ cartoonist’s sharp urban wit

‘Hand-Drying in America’ author will speak in D.C. tonight — but not at a chain store.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comics, graphic books, ben katchor

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013

UPDATE: ComiXology says that it — and not Apple — blocked sale of ‘SAGA’ #12; decision now reversed

In wake of criticism, ComiXology says that it — and not Apple — blocked sale of ‘SAGA’ #12

By Michael Cavna  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  image comics, comixology

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 04/09/2013

APPLE vs. SAGA #12: ComiXology blocks sale of Image comic over ‘images of gay sex’; artist Staples reacts [UPDATED]

Apple bans app sale of Vaughan and Staples’s hit Image comic over graphic ‘images of gay sex.’

By Michael Cavna  |  07:13 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  image comics, gay comics

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013

THE SNYDER SIGNAL: Why DC is wise to turn to Scott Snyder for new Batman origin story

THE SNYDER SIGNAL: Why DC is wise to turn to Scott Snyder for new Batman origin story.

By David Betancourt  |  02:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dc comics

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2013

WHEN COMICS CRASH THE INTERNET: ‘Immense response’ spurs ComiXology to shut Marvel offer for 700 free digital comics [UPDATED]

When comics crash the Internet: ComiXology site downed by Marvel offer for 700 free digital comics.

By David Betancourt  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  digital comics, comixology, marvel comics

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/23/2012

YOUR 11TH-HOUR COMICS GIFT GUIDE: From ‘Saga’ to ‘Sandman’ to ‘Calvin and Hobbes’: Finish your list with these 12 favorite reads from 2012

From ‘Saga’ to ‘Sandman’ to ‘Calvin and Hobbes’: Finish you list by giving these these favorite reads from 2012.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comics gift guide, recommended 2012 comics

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/14/2012

RIFFS’ FAVE READS OF 2012: ‘District Comics’ anthology renders a rich D.C. history

‘District Comics’ anthology renders a rich D.C. history

By Michael Cavna  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  district comics, matt dembicki

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 10/25/2012

TOP-FLIGHT TALENT: New ‘Talon’ writer James Tynion looks to soar with Gotham launch

Q&A: ‘Talon’ writer James Tynion looks to soar with Gotham launch.

By David Betancourt  |  11:43 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics, talon, james tynion, scott snyder

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Dean Haspiel donates his mini-comic collection to Library of Congress’ SPX holdings

Dean Haspiel donates his mini-comic collection to Library of Congress’ SPX holdings

By Michael Cavna  |  10:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dean haspiel, library of congress, small press expo, mini-comics

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 06/07/2012

WATCHING DARWYN COOKE: Writer-artist respects the dissenters — but ‘Before Watchmen’ was too challenging to pass up

Writer-artist Darwyn Cooke respects the dissenters — but believes DC’s ‘Before Watchmen’ was too challenging to pass up.

By David Betancourt  |  12:34 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  darwyn cooke, dc comics, alan moore, dave gibbons, dan didio, before watchmen, watchmen

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 06/01/2012

GREEN LANTERN’s REBOOTED SEXUALITY: Alan Scott? Yep, he’s gay [Updated]

DC confirms that original Green Lantern Alan Scott is the “major character” who is coming out on its upcoming pages.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:51 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green lantern, alan scott, dc comics

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/22/2012

MARVEL ANNOUNCES ‘X-MEN’s’ GAY WEDDING: Does this mean mainstream comics are ‘evolving’?

COMIC RIFFS | Marvel has announced an upcoming gay wedding in “Astonishing X-Men.”

By Michael Cavna  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, dc comics, northstar, astonishing x-men, funky winkerbean, tom batiuk, archie comics, jon goldwater, paige braddock, jane's world

Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 05/19/2012

CREATORS’ RIGHTS: How the Jack Kirby case caused acclaimed ROGER LANGRIDGE to quit DC and Marvel

Acclaimed cartoonist explains how he decided to stop working with Marvel and DC — and why the Jack Kirby case propelled him.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:45 AM ET, 05/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger langridge, marvel comics, dc comics, jack kirby

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012

‘The Avengers’ to ‘Spider-Man’: Nearing 90, Marvel mastermind STAN LEE shoots from the still-hip (about Whedon, Kirby and RDJ)

As he nears 90, STAN LEE isn’t slowing down: He revels in “Avengers” film, Spider-Man’s 50th birthday and new documentary and feature-film projects. A Q&A with the Marvel mastermind.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, jack kirby, joss whedon, morgan spurlock, the avengers, spider man, epix, with great power, san diego comic-con

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 03/30/2012

An Open Letter to DC Comics: Why not a Nation of ‘Route 29 Batmen’?

An open letter to DC Comics and other superhero publishers and producers: Find inspiration in Lenny Robinson’s Maryland-area volunteerism.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  route 29 batman, lenny robinson, comics charities

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 02/01/2012

‘BEFORE WATCHMEN’: Should DC Comics be revisiting the epic?

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  before watchmen, dc comics, alan moore, dave gibbons, j. michael straczynski

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 12/31/2011

BEST COMICS OF 2011: Last call for webcomic, strip and book nominations

By Michael Cavna  |  06:24 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best comics 2011

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011

STAN LEE’s BIRTHDAY TODAY: As the ‘Spider-Man’ co-creator turns 89, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes from the Marvel mastermind

As the “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” co-creator turns 89 Wednesday, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes that Lee has shared with Comic Riffs in recent years.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, tom brevoort, neil gaiman, marc nathan

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/05/2011

OCCUPY CARTOON ART: A roundup of comics from the movement’s front lines [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy comics, occupy cartoons, occupy art

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/22/2011

‘BEST’ COMIC STRIPS OF 2011: An Open Call for Your Nominations

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best comics of 2011

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011

RARE SUPERMAN COMIC ON THE BLOCK: Action Comics bidding expected to top $1.5-million record [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, action comics, comicconnect, metropolis collectibles

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011

FIRST LOOK: DC Comics announces the new ‘RAY’

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the ray, dc comics, jimmy palmiotti, justin gray

Posted at 01:35 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Today’s Sarah Palin/Glen Rice ‘DOONESBURY’ strip: Would you run it? [POLL]

Would you run today’s comic, which includes an excerpt from Joe McGinniss’s upcoming tell-all ”The Rogue” about a supposed romantic encounter between the pol and the pro basketballer?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:35 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  garry trudeau, scott stantis, joe mcginniss, sarah palin, glen rice, comics syndicate, editor and publisher

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

9/11 ART: From honor to anger, 10 cartoonists reveal feelings behind Sunday’s funnies to mark anniversary

Cartoonists discuss how they’re marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in this Sunday’s “funnies.”

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9/11 comics, darrin bell, jim borgman, brendan burford, dave coverly, lincoln peirce, tim rickard, jerry scott, mark tatulli, jim toomey, gene weingarten, brian walker

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/03/2011

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: Writer of new bio-comic book sums her up in a single word: ‘Survivor’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bluewater comics, arianna huffington, martin t. pierro

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/02/2011

THE POWER & PITFALLS OF GEEK MEMORY: From DC to Star Wars, what a week it was for ‘Nostalgia Factories’

From DC Comics’s relaunch to Star Wars, it was a stellar week for “nostalgia factories.”

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics, star wars, craig thompson, craig yoe, george herriman, bill watterson, joe simon, jack kirby, george lucas, grant morrison, jim lee, geoff johns, dan didio, new 52

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 08/31/2011

THE NEW 52: DC’s DAN DiDIO shares his take on Wednesday’s hotly anticipated relaunch

DC’s DAN DiDIO shares his take on Wednesday’s hotly anticipated relaunch of 52 titles.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics, justice league, new 52, dan didio, jim lee, geoff johns

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011

9/11 TRIBUTE: Comics pages will mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 tragedy

By Michael Cavna  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sept. 11 comics, brendan burford, amy lago, newseum

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/26/2011

STEVE JOBS: The Apple pioneer’s career in pictures

By Michael Cavna  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve jobs, john sherffius, next media animation, bluewater comics

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

RIP, SPIDER-MAN: In Memoriam, a fan’s tribute to Peter Parker

Contributor David Betancourt memorializes the end of an 11-year ride with the Ultimate Spider-Man.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, ultimate comics, marvel comics, brian michael bendis, mark bagley

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/21/2011

SPIDER-MAN’S DEMISE: ‘Ultimate’ webslinger spins his last tomorrow

“Ultimate Spider-Man” meets the ultimate Grim Reaper on Wednesday, as Marvel Comics kills Peter Parker in the “Death of Spider-Man” finale that hits shops tomorrow.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, brian michael bendis, mark millar, ultimate comics

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/18/2011

THE LINES BEHIND THE LIES: Through fiction, ‘Poseurs’ author Deborah Vankin unveils truths of self-discovery

Vankin is in her hometown this weekend as a guest of the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con to promote her “young adult” graphic novel, “Poseurs.”

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deborah vankin, rick mays, poseurs, image comics

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Riffing With Creators: ‘Green Lantern’ writer-producer GEOFF JOHNS waxes rhapsodic about Hollywood, Hal Jordan and his brightest days

Writer-producer Geoff Johns waxes rhapsodic about Hollywood, Hal Jordan and his brightest days.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geoff johns, jim lee, dc comics, green lantern

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011

IMAGE OF THE DAY: DC unveils Superman’s new, blue-trunked costume (*But what will the fans think?)

By Michael Cavna  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, dc comics, grant morrison, rags morales, george perez, jesus merino

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/03/2011

‘RIFFS PICKS: Five Favorite Images of the Week

By Michael Cavna  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cul de sac, heroescon, dc comics, wonder woman, cliff chiang, valiant entertainment, tom toles, kate beaton, hark a vagrant, reuben awards

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011

DC Comics lifts veil on the First Issue releases

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/15/2011

IMAGE OF THE DAY: Jillian Tamaki’s ‘Best American Comics’ cover art

By Michael Cavna  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best american comics, jillian tamaki, matt madden, jessica abel, lynda barry

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/06/2011

‘BRIGHEST DAY’ SPOILER: DC hails the return of...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Swamp Thing, Brightest Day, DC Comics

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 04/06/2011

IMAGE OF THE DAY: Ward Sutton’s VILLAGE VOICE mash-up cover [Comics Issue]

By Michael Cavna  |  12:15 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  village voice, ward sutton, comics issue, cartoon mashups

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Take the 'Ultimate' Challenge: Draw upon the TACO BELL & MARVEL alliance

The good folks over at Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 have a swell feature they call "Food or Comics?," wherein they bandy about what Wednesday comics they'd buy on a budget. Well this week, thanks to the marketing smarts...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Marvel Comics, Taco Bell

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011

'Fantastic Four'-Shadowing: How this week's much-heralded death will go down

(Image: courtesy of Marvel Entertainment) It will happen this way: You may be logging on early Tuesday and suddenly find it trending on Twitter or popping up as a texted news alert. There has been a death in the...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Fantastic Four, Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Comics, Steve Epting

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/22/2011

QUICK POST: Only 56 years later, the CCA seal of censorship is dead

Even the malt shop has now shed that decrepit vestige from the '50s. Archie Comics and DC Comics -- the last two publishers said to still carry the cobwebbed Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval -- will no longer...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Archie Comics, Comics Code Authority, DC Comics, EC Comics, Fredric Wertham, Ira Schnapp, William Gaines

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 01/12/2011

CAPTAIN AMERICA fights for suicide-prevention awareness

Real-life hotlines have sometimes had a dark presence in comics. "A Death in the Family" comes to mind, for example, when Batman readers -- voting via a 1-900 number -- chose the fatal fate of Jason Todd as Robin...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:45 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Captain America, Marvel Comics, Suicide prevention

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/06/2011

THE BEST IN COMICS: Time to vote from these nominees...

In recent weeks, Comic Riffs asked readers to nominate their favorite comics and animations from 2010. From webcomics to feature films, we received hundreds of Riffy Award nominations, from which we've culled the finalists that received the most mentions....

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General, General, General, General, General | Tags:  Best Comics of 2010, Riffy Awards

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010

BEST COMICS OF 2010: Today's the deadline to nominate your favorites

As your picks pour in by Facebook and Twitter, by e-mail and comments, tonight's the deadline to nominate your favorites for the 2010 Riffy Awards. As we announced last week, Comic Riffs is seeking your nominations for: Best Comic...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The E-Mailbag | Tags:  Best Comics of 2010, The Riffy Awards

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/17/2010

SARAH PALIN & MICHAEL BLOOMBERG power their way to America's comic-book covers [UPDATED]

(Marvel Entertainment) In the wake of the midterms, President Obama is even losing political ground on America's comic-book covers. Back in his halycon days of the inauguration, of course, Obama graced Marvel's Spider-Man (No. 583), a coveted issue that...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Marvel Comics, Michael Bloomberg, Sarah Palin

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/17/2010

BOX OFFICE: 'RED' bucks Pilgrim's fate with $22M debut; 'JACKASS' wins weekend

Splinter-limbed Scott Pilgrim would have killed for an opening like "Red's." But then, in 2010, a wiry Michael Cera can't mobilize Operation: Box Office the way a wily veteran like Bruce Willis does. It's the Year of the Dependable...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word | Tags:  Bruce Willis, Cully Hamner, DC Comics, Warren Ellis, WildStorm

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2010

OBAMA and PALIN share a milkshake? Archie serves up one intriguing 'straw poll'

(images courtesy of Archie Comics) We've grown accustomed to a lot of changes in Riverdale. We've watched Archie, Betty and Veronica share a three-way malted. We've seen this year's debut of gay character Kevin Keller. And we've witnessed last...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Archie Comics, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/08/2010

FIRST LOOK: Bluewater Comics unveils BETTY WHITE comic book

Bluewater Comics might be facing a legal threat over its Justin Bieber comic, but that won't delay the publisher from pursuing a bio-book about another celebrity recently boosted by social media: BETTY WHITE. Bluewater has announced that the America's...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Betty White, Bluewater Comics, Darren G. Davis

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 08/31/2010

Bluewater's JUSTIN BIEBER comic book prompts lawsuit threat

Comic Riffs reported last month that Justin Bieber was getting his own comic book, courtesy of the Vancouver-based publisher Bluewater Productions. Now, a Los Angeles attorney is saying: Not so fast. Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis tells Comic Riffs...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:15 PM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Darren G. Davis, Kenneth Feinswog, Revolutionary Comics

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 08/21/2010

TOP 10 TWEETS OF THE WEEK: From Blago's Batman moment to dueling Star Wars 'PR'

From Rod Blagojevich's appearance today at Chicago Comic-Con to the topical all-cap rants of DRUNK HULK, here are the @ComicRiffs picks for "Top 10 Comics-Culture Tweets of the Week": 10. @mattfraction: "i can't stop saying 'rod blagojevich' in my...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 PM ET, 08/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Top Tweets | Tags:  Top Comics Culture Tweets

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 08/14/2010

THE 'GLEE' CARTOON: Gleeks to get their own comic book from Bluewater

(Courtesy of Bluewater Comics) Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have already been awarded the comic book treatment. Now, Bluewater Productions announces that the cast of "Glee" will join the Vancouver comic company's "Fame Biography" series. The 32-page book, "Fame:...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:01 PM ET, 08/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Glee

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010

People of Earth, Attention!: This 'Avengers' is the Fan Video of the Day

"People of Earth, attention! People of Earth, attention!... ...This is the voice from clearly the best video of the day. Last week brought the public unveiling of the "Avengers" teaser trailer that was straight outta Comic-Con. If anything, though,...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero's Premakes, Marvel Entertainment, Stan Lee, The Avengers, Timely Comics

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/07/2010

'Riffs Picks: The Week's TOP 10 COMICS TWEETS

From the Green Lantern movie to the Justin Bieber biopic, it was an intriguing week in comics-world tweets for Twitter's superheroes. Here are The Ten Tweets that most caught the ever-watchful eye of @ComicRiffs: 10. @GeoffJohns0: GREEN LANTERN IS...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Top Tweets | Tags:  Comics on Twitter

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/02/2010

The apple of our eyesore: Check out THIS Marvel cover for a real surprise

Murphy's Law, meet Newton's Flaw. On Marvel's "S.H.I.E.L.D." book out this week, the cover (No. 3 Variant edition) is striking for at least several reasons. One reason is Dustin Weaver's beautiful artwork. Another reason is the equally eye-catching typo....

By Michael Cavna  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Marvel Comics, S.H.I.E.L.D.

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/22/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: DC's DAN DiDIO talks Superman, Wonder Woman & why he loves fan interaction

As the 41st San Diego Comic-Con officially kicks off today, DC Comics Co-Publisher DAN DiDIO will begin to flash his own type of superpower: Omnipresence. Judging by the schedule and his commitments, he will seemingly be everywhere at once....

By Michael Cavna  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  DC Comics, Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/17/2010

POP FICTION: Justin Bieber gets his own comic book

One creative Canadian moneymaker is about to feature another. And how: Justin Bieber, the Ontario-born pop star, is getting his own comic book -- courtesy of the Vancouver-based publisher Bluewater Productions. "Fame: Justin Bieber" will be a 32-page bio-comic...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Bluewater Productions, Darren G. Davis

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/01/2010

An Artist's View: The true power of Wonder Woman's new look

WONDER WOMAN'S NEW LOOK; : It was a beautiful night. The liquor was flowing. And there was I, spinning innocently only to suddenly find myself stuck smack between Wonder Woman and the Iron Man. And I, in that moment,...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes | Tags:  DC Comics, Jim Lee, Wonder Woman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2010

THE RIFF: Is 'SNL' talent blazing a trail for the future of newspaper comics?

Just how far will fans of comics and comedy go to bask in a sense of nostalgia? Michael Arndt, screenwriter of the record-setting "Toy Story 3," recently told Comic Riffs that his film's toy characters -- like the recently...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Riffs, The Riffs, The Riffs | Tags:  Beyond the Comics, Fred Wolf, Kirk Thatcher, Michael Arndt, SFGate.com, Saturday Night Live, SeattlePI.com, The Muppets, Toy Story 3

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Readers can help write Superman's new road trip

The troubling news straight from the Daily Planet: DC is snubbing D.C. Then again, Washington shouldn't take it terribly personally that the DC's Man of Steel is bypassing our Nation's Capital. Clark Kent is also bypassing the Big Apple...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  DC Comics, Superman

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2010

READERS: Which strips would YOU pick to anchor your comics page?

A change in The Post's comics lineup always makes for a heftier mailbag. And when that change involves the rightly beloved "Cul de Sac," then woe to the virtual mailboy who must lug that fatted satchel. With Gene Weingarten...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Barney & Clyde, Comics Reporter, Cul de Sac, Doonesbury, Tom Spurgeon

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010

5 HOT LINKS: Of Marvel's iPad app & Neal Adams's new Batman

Catching up to five of our fave links of the week... 1. "APP-TAIN AMERICA": On the cusp of lines snaking around Apple stores on Saturday -- in search of the (allegedly) mighty mighty iPad -- Marvel Comics drops news...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Batman, Bruce Beattie, David Horsey, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Drew Litton, Jerry Holkins, Marvel Comics iPad, Mike Krahulik, Mike Thompson, Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Penny Arcade, Seth MacFarlane, Tom Toles

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2010

Ka-ching! SUPERMAN breaks record again with $1.5M comic book

You know Batman couldn't knock down Superman without soon getting clocked himself with a haymaker. At least where the comic-book collectibles industry is concerned. A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 -- in which Superman...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  Action Comics #1 Superman debut, Batman Detective Comics #27, ComicConnect.com

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/25/2010

Bluewater's Wonder Woman? MICHELLE OBAMA, Comic-Book 'Superhero'

"Welcome to the gun show, America!" "Michelle Obama would just be learning the full extent of her powers." "One little bug bite and she could be crawling the White House walls and slinging webs at Joe Biden." If the...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Michelle Obama

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 02/25/2010

BREAKING: Holy Outta-Control! Batman comic breaks record in million-dollar sale

(Heritage Auction Galleries / AP) Well that record didn't last long. Just three days after a Superman issue became the first comic book ever to sell for a million dollars, a Batman comic book sold today at auction --...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:30 PM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Batman, Detective Comics No. 27

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 02/22/2010

Call the Daily Planet! Superman comic book sells for record $1M [UPDATED]

[Note: This post from Monday afternoon has been updated.] "This sale is groundbreaking," says a comics dealer who helped conduct the transaction. (ComicConnect.com / AP) It's a story worthy of a banner headline in the Daily Planet. The Holy Grail...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:25 PM ET, 02/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  Action Comics No. 1, Stephen Fishler, Superman comic book, Vincent Zurzolo, record auction