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The Top Five Reasons You Should Be Upset You Are Not Going to Comic Con


Comic Con 2011 begins today in San Diego, as if every nerd were not already painfully (or joyfully, if attending) aware. Laser Orgy is here...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  July 21, 2011
Finder Keeper - Carla Speed McNeil

Carla Speed McNeil's magic city

You arrive in Anvard as an immigrant. The city is vast and perplexing, full of its own signs and codes, but little by little you learn its language.  
Finder keeper
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  July 01, 2011
Boston Phoenix interview with Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry in search of the image world

Drawing the line
Drawing the line
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  April 15, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Tokyo Kid

Meet the Mayor: Tokyo Kid


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Tokyo KidChris FerrariDo you consider yourself mayor...
By Barry Thompson  |  March 04, 2011
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Gift Guide 2010: Graphic novels and comic anthologies

There's something about getting a book as a gift that makes you not want to read it.
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By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  December 10, 2010
Maureen Dowd: International Woman of Mystery ... Sorta

Maureen Dowd: International Woman of Mystery ... Sorta


And now for another page-turning addition to the ever expanding Laser Orgy Database of Comic Books About Political Pundits and Other Influential Media Figures -...
By Steve Miller  |  December 06, 2010


Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons

Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons


 When we first caught wind of the soon to be premiered pop-culture monstrosity that is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (a.k.a. Wherein U2 Scores an...
By Steve Miller  |  November 01, 2010
Biff! Pow! Cut His Mic!:The Bill O'Reilly Comic Book

Biff! Pow! Cut His Mic!:The Bill O'Reilly Comic Book


You know what's missing from your comic book collection? A biographical account of the rip-roarin', Boss Hogg foilin' younger years of everybody's favorite bag of...
By Steve Miller  |  October 22, 2010
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Photos: Rock & Shock 2010 Horror Convention

Attendees, vendors, and horror-themed merch on the convention show floor of the seventh annual Rock & Shock.
Rock & Shock Horror Convention | DCU Center | October 15-17, 2010
By ANDY WARE  |  October 22, 2010
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Photos: New England Comic Con 2010

New England Comic Con at the Hynes Convention Center on October 15-17, 2010.
New England Comic Con, at Hynes Convention Center | October 15-17, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 22, 2010
President Obama should show up at Wizard World New England (he'll be there anyway)

President Obama should show up at Wizard World New England (he'll be there anyway)


President Obama will be in Boston this Saturday as part of the final campaign push for Governor Deval Patrick. The event will be at the...
By Ryan Stewart  |  October 15, 2010


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Boston gets its own indie comix show

I will now sing the praise of independent and small-press comics conventions.
The bastard medium
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  September 17, 2010
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Providence Student Survival Guide: List of lists

It's back-to-campus time. You've got shopping lists, book lists, syllabi, class rosters, and Facebook. Who would possibly think you could handle more lists? We would, that's who.
New to Vo Dilun? Trust us, you need this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 03, 2010

How to get your comic-senses tingling at this year's San Diego Comic-Con


 Geeks, nerds, and aficionados of the strange rejoice! The San Diego Comic-Con has graced our lives once again, delivering comics, scantily clad women, and Storm...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 22, 2010

How to get your comic-senses tingling at this year's San Diego Comic-Con


Geeks, nerds, and aficionados of the strange rejoice! The San Diego Comic-Con has graced our lives once again, delivering comics, scantily clad women, and Storm...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 22, 2010
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Interview: Daniel Clowes

"If you had told me then that there would be cute girls coming to comic conventions in 15 years, I would’ve told you you were out of your mind."
On going from Enid to Wilson
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 30, 2010


New for the iPad: Comic books and porn

New for the iPad: Comic books and porn


 Let's face it: people who want to read static, black-and-white books (see: old people) are going to stick with their Kindles and Nooks. If the...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 09, 2010
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Big Fat Whale gets even fatter

Brian McFadden's comic strip Big Fat Whale — which can be seen semi-regularly in these very pages — had an inauspicious beginning.
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By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 28, 2009
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Forming a Collective

When your intrepid correspondent walks into Arabica Coffee to meet with the members of a shadowy group rumored to be executing a graphical Exquisite Corpse the likes of which Portland has never seen, he finds out that the group is in fact so shadowy th
'Where am I? And what the hell am I doing here?'
By ALEX IRVINE  |  January 07, 2009
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Old RI

Pawtucket-based artist Jason Mayoh recently published his third issue of Tales of Rocky Point Park .
Comic book brings Rocky Point Park back to life
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 29, 2008

Flashbacks: Ang Lee on the Hulk’s indestructible pants, on the job with a bounty hunter, and Yoko Ono’s nation of women


THEY’RE STRETCHY PANTS, DUH5 Years Ago June 13, 2003 | Peter Keough wondered why Bruce Banner’s pants stay on when he undergoes transformation into the...
By Importer  |  June 12, 2008


Ang Lee on the Hulk’s indestructable pants, on the job with a bounty hunter, and Yoko Ono’s nation of women


THEY’RE STRETCHY PANTS, DUH5 Years Ago June 13, 2003 | Peter Keough wondered why Bruce Banner’s pants stay on when he undergoes transformation into the...
By importer  |  June 12, 2008

Trailer park: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Lost Boys 2


First the one we've all seen by now, Iron Man:Next, one we have kind of high hopes for (no doubt setting ourselves up for disappointment),...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 13, 2008

More Comic Con news: Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Iron Man, Lost. UPDATE: NOW WITH BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT TRAILER


UPDATE 4:00 PM: DARK KNIGHT TRAILER NOW ONLINE IN GLORIOUS HIGH DEFINITIONYes, it's true: Leonard Nimoy willl be appearing as Spock in the forthcoming Abrams-ized...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 27, 2007

UPDATE: Watchmen cast confirmed; months of fanboy wishcasting and speculation goes to waste.


You were expecting maybe Ralph Fiennes?The rumormongering surrounding director Zach Snyder and writer David Hayter's upcoming adaptation of Watchmen got a little out of hand...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 26, 2007

Superhero movie news: Wolverine, the Green Hornet


They've announced a director for the Wolverine solo spinoff film: Gavin Hood. I didn't see his Oscar-winning film Tsotsi, but it seems to be well-liked...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 20, 2007


Watchmen casting all but confirmed


Hmm... About a month ago, Ain't It Cool News reported on some casting rumors for the upcoming movie based on Watchmen - our personal favorite...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 14, 2007

The Joker revealed


First there was Warner Bros' setting up this site. Nothing much to see here, just a cool logo, and a reminder that this movie will...
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 21, 2007