May 20, 2015 | 4:00 p.m.
A new issue of “Lumberjanes” hit shelves Wednesday, kicking off a new arc in the continuing adventures of the campers and staff at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. Created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson, “Lumberjanes” launched in April 2014, introducing the world to best friends and bunkmates Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley, who found themselves caught up in supernatural adventures in and around their summer camp. Stevenson, perhaps best known for her Web comics, was initially brought on board to help with the character designs before taking on a writing role. “I believe that, originally, the descriptions that I was given were based on people that really existed,” Stevenson said. “But I didn’t know these people. I just kind of did the character designs based on my own image of them.” And for one character, […]
May 13, 2015 | 10:24 a.m.
Join Wirt, Greg and Beatrice back “Over the Garden Wall” this summer with a new miniseries published by KaBoom. Created by Pat McHale, “Over the Garden Wall” was Cartoon Network’s first original animated miniseries. The series, which debuted in November, followed brothers Wirt and Greg as they traveled through a mysterious place called the Unknown, searching for a way home. Among those they encountered during their journey was the ominous Woodsman, an irritable bluebird named Beatrice and a talking horse named Fred. During “Over the Garden Wall’s” 10-episode run, KaBoom, Boom Studios’ all-ages imprint, published a one-shot companion comic written by McHale with art by Jim Campbell. They are reuniting for a new four-part miniseries, with the first issue due out Aug. 26. COVER ART: Main | Subscription | Boom 10 Years variant | Incentive The new story is set between the […]
Feb. 10, 2015 | 2:30 p.m.
It seems the long-awaited “Netflix for comics” has arrived. The book subscription service Scribd will add more than 10,000 comic books to its digital collection, from top publishers including Marvel, Archie, IDW/Top Shelf, Boom! Studios, Dynamite and Valiant, the company announced Tuesday. For $8.99 per month, subscribers will have access to the comics selection in addition to Scribd’s catalog of ebooks and audiobooks. “This addition gives comics readers the freedom of unlimited reading, while also giving our ebook and audiobook lovers the opportunity to discover comics and graphic novels,” said Trip Adler, co-founder and CEO of Scribd, in a press statement. Readers will be able to browse comics by character, by series or using Scribd’s curated collections. The addition of comics increases Scribd’s library to more than 1 million titles. While Scribd isn’t the first subscription service to offer comics […]
March 01, 2010 | 10:47 p.m.
The mystery of the “Stan’s Back!” ads is officially solved — yes, the indestructible Stan Lee has yet another business venture underway, this one with Boom! Studios. On Tuesday, Boom! will officially announce that Lee will “present” three new superhero series featuring costumed characters of his creation. One of the series will be written by the studio’s biggest name, editor in chief Mark Waid. For the other two writers, announcements are pending. The series will not launch until later this year. The cryptic ads — just the words “Stan’s Back!” in white letters against a black background — stirred a lot of interest, especially because the distinctive cursive signature on the first word matched the well-know autograph of Lee, whose name was synonymous with Marvel Comics in the House of Ideas’ glory days of the 1960s and the 1970s. Twitter was, well, all atwitter. Some hopeful souls wondered of Lee was […]