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Comic Riffs: December, 2012

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Stan Lee turns 90: Colleagues salute the Marvel legend and ‘goodwill ambassador for comics’

Comics colleagues salute the ‘Spider-Man’ co-creator & Marvel mastermind.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, joe simon, tom brevoort, joe sinnott, roy thomas, danny fingeroth

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 10:46 PM ET, 12/19/2012

POLITICAL CARTOONING: Robert Ariail is ‘humbled’ to win 2012 Berryman Award

South Carolina cartoonist Robert Ariail is ‘humbled’ to win 2012 Berryman Award

By Michael Cavna  |  10:46 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  robert ariail, berryman award

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/19/2012

EXCLUSIVE: The digital ‘Doonesbury,’ ‘Dilbert’ & ‘Big Nate’: Andrews McMeel and comiXology announce distribution deal

Andrews McMeel and comiXology announce digital distribution deal.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comiXology, andrews mcmeel, doonesbury, dilbert, big nate, scott adams, garry trudeau, lincoln peirce

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 12/17/2012

ONLINE CULTURE AFTER A TRAGEDY: ‘It’s as if we’re desensitized to each other,’ says Matt Bors after his Ryan Lanza link turns ugly

‘It’s as if we’re desensitized to each other,’ says Matt Bors — after his Ryan Lanza link turns ugly.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:27 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt bors, newtown

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 12/12/2012

BEST QUOTES OF 2012: From A (Avengers) to Z (“Zippy”), the Cartooning Year in Review, through the creators’ choice words

The Cartooning Year in Review, through the creators’ choice words.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:44 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/11/2012

‘MAN OF STEEL’ TRAILER LANDS: Superman pumps up the volume — yet all we hear is Kevin Costner’s wise rasp

Superman pumps up the volume — yet all we hear is Kevin Costner’s wise paternal rasp.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, man of steel

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012

RIFFS’ FAVE READS OF 2012: ‘Pearls Before Swine’ offers a freaky-good time

Line by laugh line, ‘Pearls’ creator Stephan Pastis keeps reaching for new audiences.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephan pastis, pearls before swine

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/04/2012

‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’: 5 Reasons Why You Should Give (or Get) today’s new Blu-Ray

5 Reasons Why You Should Give (or Get) today’s new Blu-Ray.

By David Betancourt  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater | Tags:  the dark knight rises bluray

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/03/2012

‘SYMBOLIA’ DEBUTS TODAY: Tablet magazine founder wants to change ‘illustrated journalism’

Tablet magazine founder Erin Polgreen wants to change ‘illustrated journalism.’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  erin polgreen, symbolia

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/03/2012

RIP, JEFF MILLAR: ‘Tank McNamara’ co-creator Bill Hinds memorializes his good friend’s ‘bewildered’ sense of humor [UPDATED]

‘Tank McNamara’ writer Jeff Millar is memorialized by longtime co-creator and friend Bill Hinds.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeff millar, bill hinds, tank mcnamara

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2012

RICHARD’S POOR ALMANAC: GoComics.com to rerun Richard Thompson’s classic Post comic starting today

GoComics.com to rerun Richard Thompson’s classic Post comic starting today.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, richard's poor alamanac, andrews mcmeel, the washington post style

 

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