The 2010 Eisner Award Nominations

It’s that time again, Comic Attackers!  That’s right, Eisner Award season is upon us.  Each year, the best of the best and some of the rest are awarded for their excellence in the comic book industry. May I have t...
by Aron


Ink Stains 15: Fantastic Fanzine 12

Gary Groth is known as a lightning rod in the comics community, and was the editor and guiding light of The Comics Journal for many years…but he had to start somewhere, and Fantastic Fanzine is that somewhere! Fantastic F...
by kenmeyerjr


From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays: Classic Disney, Myth Adventure Muses and The Freedom Force!

You know, if we could open with a jingle we would have this whole cool weekly episode vibe to our column. I don’t have one, but if you have one reader and want to submit it to us, shoot me an e-mail and I will open the ne...
by Drew



Bento Bako Weekly: August 2011 Previews Highlights

It’s August, and I’m another year older. Old enough to stop telling people how old I am. But I’m comforted by the awesome manga that is coming out in August, and by the good selection of books listed in August...
by Kristin


Bento Bako Lite: December 2010 Previews

Well, the year is almost over! This is the last Diamond Previews catalog of the year: December 2010 Previews. Once again I have combed the pages to find the best and most interesting manga (and related) items inside, doing the ...
by Kristin


Showcase Your Wit and Win a Free Copy of “RIP M.D.”!

Showcase your witty skills and win a free copy of the RIP M.D. graphic novel from Fantagraphics Books! Lincoln Butterfield Animation is hosting a graphic novel giveaway from December 13th-19th and entering is pretty darn easy. ...
by Andy



FFGtGR: The Best 15 All-Ages Comics of 2012!

Hello readers, and welcome to our all-ages comics column, From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays! This week we take a moment to do our annual “best of” column, where we look at the best 15 all-ages comics published thro...
by Drew


Film Fatale: Ghost World

Ghost World was written and illustrated by Daniel Clowes and published by Fantagraphics Books in 1997. Set in the 90’s in an unnamed town, the story follows the lives and happenings of two teenage girls post high school. ...
by The Movie Lady


From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays: Gil Jordan, Monster, Malinky Robot and Iron Man!

This column is pretty big this week. I had a friend in high school who’d say instantly to something like this, “How big was it?!?!?!” and I would yell out, “This big!” and do a hand measurement. Ho...
by Drew



Ink Stains 64: Word Balloons 1

In the fanzine world, Gary Groth is known for Fantastic Fanzine, but don’t forget Word Balloons! Word Balloons 1, March, 1974 Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth Those of you that are old codgers like myself, or that follow ...
by kenmeyerjr


Ink Stains 23: Fantastic Fanzine 11

Face Front, kiddos! It’s a Jim Steranko special and Fantastic Fanzine 11! Fantastic Fanzine 11, 1970 Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth Those of you that have read this column from the start know that one of my favorite fa...
by kenmeyerjr


Fantagraphics Review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol.1

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, Vol.1 Publisher: Fantagraphics Story and Art: Jacques Tardi French artist Tardi has been doing comics for years, and as clean and simplified as his art can look from time to ti...
by Drew