Comics

Comic Book Extraordinaire Building Comic Empire for Women

Comics
Comic book extraordinaire Terry Reece is the Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO of Reece Enterprises and is currently investing the energy to honor women, moms, and military females with his new and exciting comic series G.i.J.i M.O.M.Mr. Terry Reece has a diverse background working in several management, sales, and marketing positions for a number of retail automotive industry supplier companies. (more…)

Walt Simonson returns to Ragnarök in July

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Walt Simonson's Ragnarök will debut in July. The release date of the veteran writer and artist's creator-owned series has been announced by IDW Publishing. © Simonson/IDW Ragnarök is the mythical armageddon of Norse mythology. The comic marks the legendary Thor writer's return to the stories of Norse myth, this time outside the framework of Marvel Comics. "All I can say is that I've loved the stories of the Viking gods since I was eight," explained Simonson when Ragnarök was announced as San Diego Comic-Con International last year. "I am thrilled that with IDW's help and support, I'm launching an ongoing series of stories built around a new vision of some old friends. And enemies." Simonson's 1980s Thor run is considered a classic of the title, and is

Comic Series Diabolik Coming to TV in Germany, Italy & the UK

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Sky Deutschland has announced that it will collaborate with fellow broadcasters Sky Italia and BSkyB to bring the famous Italian comic series Diabolik to television in their respective areas. Created by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962, Diabolik is no ordinary superhero. He is a dangerous, ruthless master thief, who uses his expert skills in identity theft to literally take on the look and personality of his targets and adversaries to get what he wants. The Diabolik series has gone on to produce more than 800 issues in 50 years and still sells 400,000 copies today.  (more…)

Munshi Premchand stories in comic format

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Stories by modern Hindi and Urdu literary legend, Munshi Premchand is now available in comic format published by Amar Chitra Katha. The comic books in Hindi detailing two stories by the late literary phenomenon, is part of the publisher's contemporary classics section, which began in 2012 with stories by author Ruskin Bond. (more…)

Comic characters capture the capital

Comics, Merchandise
Thyagaraj Stadium in the capital witnessed the 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention Fans across all age groups were seen with their favourite comic, superhero and gaming characters. While some comic enthusiasts put in sincere efforts to look like their favourite characters, others added personal touches to their looks. (more…)

Sid Caesar, Comic Genius of 1950s TV, Dies

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LOS ANGELES: Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died Wednesday. He was 91. Family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said Caesar, who also played Coach Calhoun in the 1978 movie "Grease," died at his home in the Los Angeles area after a brief illness. (more…)

Taipei comics festival draws over 400,000 visitors

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Visitors flock to buy comics and products during the Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival.   The Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival closed on Saturday after drawing a higher attendance and posting stronger sales than last year. The show attracted 409,000 visitors and generated around NT$180 million (US$5.9 million) in revenues over its four days, up from last year's NT$130 million (US$4.3 million), according to the show's organizer, the Taipei-based Chinese Animation and Comic Publishers Association. (more…)

Merchandise, gaming section draw crowd at Comic Con

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Quirky and colourful boxers, t-shirts and shorts with various cartoon characters, and a big gaming enclosure with Play Station Portables (PSPs) and 3D games attracted a large audience on the inaugural day of Comic Con India here Friday. Given the large space the gaming zone had, enthusiasts were engrossed in their games, as four screens for 3D games and five LCD monitors for PSP stations were occupied, and many were waiting for their turn. (more…)