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Preview: The Amazing World of Gumball #2

The Amazing World of Gumball #2

Writer(s): Frank Gibson
Artist(s): Tyson Hesse

Gumball and Darwin might have done of lot of things that could be considered immature and dangerous in the long years that they’ve been alive, but none of that even comes close to what they’re about to do in this issue. May Anais have mercy on their souls…

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Demo-Graphics: The State of Indie/Small Press Comics

Earlier today we brought you demographic reports based off of Facebook data for Marvel, and DC. Up next is independent/small press comics! Basically, everyone not the “big two.”

For this report I looked at comic book publisher likes that are not the big two or part of the big two. For this report, Vertigo, Zuda, Icon, are not included though they share similar comics as to other in this report. For this report, terms like IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Fantagraphics were included. Manga was left out of this as well.

In 2013 62 terms were used to generate these stats. In 2014 that number has shrunk to 49. However Facebook updated their system in late 2013, returning more data than ever before. Both reports just focused on individuals in the United States.

Facebook Population: Over 3,200,000 in the United States

The indie/small press population has grown since last year by about 1.2 million individuals.

In 2013 Spanish speakers accounted for 13.00%. In 2014, that percentage dipped a bit, and is now 12.5%.

Gender and Age

In 2013 men accounted for 54% of the population and women 46%. A year later, that has shifted a bit with men now accounting for 57.50% and women 40.63%. In the growth since last year, it was almost 2:1 men.

Here’s the changes of the stats since last year.

indie changeHere’s the stats for gender.

indie gender 7.24.14This is how gender changes as far as percent over age.

indie gender age 7.24.14And the raw data.

indie gender age raw 7.24.14Relationship Status

Since 2013, Facebook updated this statistic so there’s more choices than ever, so it’s a bit difficult to compare this year to last year. Here’s the statistics as they stand for 2014.

indie relationship status 7.24.14And for those that like pie charts.

indie relationship status pie chart 7.24.14Education

This statistic too has changed since 2013. Here’s the expanded data as it stands this year.

indie education 7.24.14Gender Interest

This statistic too has changed since last year, with more options. Compared to 2013 though, men interested in men is roughly the same when you include the “men and women” option. Women interested in women though has dipped.

indie gender interest 7.24.14Join us at 6pm when we look at comic-dom as a whole!

Preview: Peanuts #20

Peanuts #20

Writer(s): Charles Schulz, Various
Artist(s): Various

After Peppermint Patty throws a foul ball off of Charlie Brown’s head, Lucy decides there is only one course of action to take: It’s time to sue, Charlie Brown! “Legal Beagle” and many more fun adventures can be found in this month’s all new adventures of PEANUTS.

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Preview: Bravest Warriors #22

Bravest Warriors #22

Writer(s): Kate Leth
Artist(s): Ian McGinty

The Bravest Warriors know how to save the universe and they know how to save it good! But what happens when it’s the universe’s time to save them? It’s going to be a crazy mission but maybe the universe is up to it, and if not, then hopefully Catbug will come up with something. Right?

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Preview: Steed and Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed #1

Steed and Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed #1

Writer(s): Ian Edginton
Artist(s): Marco Cosentino

Steed and Mrs. Peel, the original Avengers, are a cornerstone of the foundation of modern spy fiction. The classic Avengers television show was one of the first British television shows to cross the Atlantic in the mid-1960s. John Steed and Emma Peel were instrumental in forming our view of smart, stylish spy heroes and Edginton will take them on their strangest, most psychedelic adventure yet.

When an old associate of John Steed is killed, a grand conspiracy is suspected. This will take Steed and Peel to a strange village, where one of the spies finds themself a prisoner.

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SDCC 2014: BOOM! Studios Announces Panels, Signing Schedule, and 9th Annual Drink-Up

comics-boom-studios-logoAward-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints Archaia, KaBOOM!, and BOOM! Box announced their panels, signing schedule, and 9th Annual BOOM! Drink-Up for San Diego Comic-Con which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, on the weekend of July 23-27.

PANELS
Please note that signing times are subject to change. Fans should check at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229, in the Exhibit Hall for updates. All panels take place in the San Diego Convention Center except where noted.

Thursday, 7/24/14
12:00–1:00 Editing Comics the BOOM! Way—Join BOOM! Studios creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST), James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP), Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), along with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Editor Dafna Pleban as they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers and discuss editing do’s and don’ts. Room 28DE

1:00–2:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now—If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Managing Editor Bryce Carlson along with some of the industry’s most exciting up-and-coming and established talent, including Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), Chris Miskiewicz (THOMAS ALSOP), Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP), Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT, THE EMPTY MAN), Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Royden Lepp (RUST), as they share their breaking-in experiences and give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Room 28DE

Friday, 7/25/14
10:00–11:00 Gender in Comics—Join us for a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics. We’ll explore both the role of gender in the medium in mainstream and independent publishing, as well as the impact of gender politics on the business side of the industry and in the media with a variety of business insiders, pundits, and journalists. Moderated by comics editor Janelle Asselin, the panel will feature Comics Alliance Senior Editor Andy Khouri, BOOM! Studios Editor Dafna Pleban, comics writer James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Image Comics Director of Trade Book Sales Jennifer de Guzman, WIRED writer Laura Hudson, and IDW Publishing Editor Sarah Gaydos. Room 4

5:00–6:00 The World of Mouse Guard—Get updated on everything MOUSE GUARD, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles, and other surprises with creator, writer, and artist, David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and guests Hal Lublin (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR), Meredith Salenger (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hollywood Heights), and a surprise guest! Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo. Room 32AB

6:00–7:00 The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia—Thus far in 2014, Archaia—an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios—has published beautiful hardcover reprints of the novelizations of favorite Henson properties Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and The Storyteller. Join Archaia as they reveal details of its Henson publishing plan for the rest of the year, including sneak peeks of a never-before-seen brand-new project from the Henson Archives, with panelists Jeff Stokely (JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES, FRAGGLE ROCK), Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK), Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND), and Shane-Michael Vidaurri (JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES). Moderated by Henson line editor at Archaia Rebecca “Tay” Taylor. Room 32AB

6:15–7:15 Adventure Time: A Totally Algebraic Dramatic Reading—After over two years of ADVENTURE TIME comic books, BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network continue to break new ground with the July debut of a new limited series, ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY. This marks the first time that one of the writers behind the animated show, Kent Osborne, will write the ADVENTURE TIME comic! To mark the occasion, Osborne has crafted a brand-new, original Adventure Time radio play that will tie into this new comic series, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors from the show, including Olivia Olson (Marceline) and Jeremy Shada (Finn). Plus, learn more about the show with Osborne and fellow writer Adam Muto (also the inspiration for Gingerbread Muto!), and more about the BANANA GUARD comic series with editor Shannon Watters and artist Mad Rupert. Come prepared with all of your burning questions about the Land of Ooo! Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Avenue [NOTE: This is a ticketed panel. Drawings for panel entry tickets will be held starting at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) on Friday. Each winner will receive entry for two. (Please note: there is limited disabled seating.) The tickets must be presented at the theatre to gain access. The Horton Grand Theatre has assigned seating. Please also wear your Comic-Con 2014 badge. There will be a second drawing shortly following the 9:00 am drawing for “stand-by seating tickets.” The stand-by seating tickets are limited and do not guarantee you access to the panel. Please be inside the Horton Grand Theatre no later than 15 minutes prior to the panel start time or you will forfeit your seat to stand-by seating ticket-holders.]

Saturday, 7/26/14
12:30–1:30 We Are BOOM!—Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios, highlighted by the release of our first feature film 2 Guns (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, President of Development Stephen Christy, and creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH), Frank Gibson (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL), Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES), along with some special guests as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us. Room 24ABC

3:30–4:30 Big Trouble in Little China: Shaking the Pillars of the Comics Industry—The hilarious adventures of Jack Burton continue as Big Trouble in Little China, one of the most beloved cult films of all time, is now a BOOM! Studios comic series. The series picks up right after the end of the film and, with the guidance of director John Carpenter, it’s the first time new stories of the Pork Chop Express have been told in any medium! Join series writer Eric Powell (The Goon), colorist Michael Garland (THE EMPTY MAN), and editor Ian Brill for a lively discussion of what to expect next in the series and to talk all things BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Plus, writer Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS) will be on hand with a special announcement relevant to BIG TROUBLE fans’ interests! Moderated by Comics Alliance Senior Writer Chris Sims. Room 8

Sunday, 7/27/14
1:00–2:00 All-Ages Comics Have Arrived—Quality all-ages comics are back and better than ever! We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between. Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she has a lively and fun conversation with several all-ages creators, including David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints), and Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS, ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS). Room 24ABC

SIGNING SCHEDULE

The following signings will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, 7/23
Sketching:
6-9pm
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
6-7pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)

6-9pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

7-8pm
Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Thursday, 7/24
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

5-7pm
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

11am-12pm

Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

1pm-2pm
D.S. Talon and E.G. Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)2-4pm
Jon C
had (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

2:30-3:30pm
Chris Miskiewicz & Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP)

3-4pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)

3:30-4:30pm
Frank J. Barbiere (BLACK MARKET)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Friday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

11am-12pm
Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)

12-1pm
Brian Stelfreeze, Matt Gagnon, and Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN)

2-3pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

3-4pm
Vicki Scott & Bob Scott (PEANUTS)4-5pm
Rebecca Sugar, Coleman Engle, and Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)4:30-5:30pm

Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To, and Ian Herring (HACKTIVIST)

5-7pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Saturday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

10:30-11:30am
Kent Osborne & Mad Rupert (ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY)

12-1pm
Joshua Williamson (ROBOCOP)

12:30-3:30pm
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

2-3pm
Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES)
Eric Powell (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)

2-4pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

3-4pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)

4-5pm
Max Bemis & Jay Shaw (EVIL EMPIRE)
(Note: This is a ticketed signing. Tickets can be obtained starting on Saturday morning at 9am and are free with purchase of any EVIL EMPIRE or POLARITY item.)

Sunday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

10:30-11:30am
Frank Gibson & Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)

11:30am-12:30pm
Vicki Scott & Bob Scott (PEANUTS)

1-2pm Minty Lewis (REGULAR SHOW)1:30-2:30pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

2-4pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

2:30-3:30pm
Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

9TH ANNUAL BOOM! DRINK-UP
On Thursday, July 24th from 9pm until close, BOOM! Studios will hold its 9th Annual BOOM! Drink-up at the Odysea Bar, located inside the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at 1 Park Boulevard, two blocks south of the Convention Center. It is open to the public and no RSVP is required. All are welcome!

Preview: The Midas Flesh #8

The Midas Flesh #8 (FINAL ISSUE)

Writer(s): Ryan North
Artist(s): Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline

Ladies and gentlemen, the end is nigh… of THE MIDAS FLESH, that is. Our crew has done everything in their power to stop the universe from ending from the Midas curse, but were their efforts enough? Tune in for this finale that’s so crazy, you wouldn’t believe us if we spoiled it for you right now.

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BOOM! Teases Snake Plissken

BOOM! Studios clearly has a good relationship with John Carpenter. Carpenter’s movie Big Trouble in Little China is recently launched comic series by him, and it looks like another of his characters will be coming back to the comic page (ironically also portrayed by Kurt Russell, who was in Big Trouble in Little China).

Today, BOOM! teased Snake Plissken, the hero from Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. Who knows if we’ll see an extension of either of those movies, or the comic company mining more of his world.

There have been long time rumors dating back to 2007 of a remake/reboot of the movie series.

Snake Plissken

Get ‘Hexed’ with Michael Alan Nelson’s New Ongoing Series from BOOM! Studios

When you’re a thief-for-hire, life can be complicated. When you add the supernatural to the mix, things really get crazy! Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios has announced Hexed, a relaunch of the fan-favorite creation from veteran writer Michael Alan Nelson, with new series artist Dan Mora. This new series dives back into the depths of the Aether with Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves, better known as “Lucifer,” the supernatural thief-for-hire, as she takes on the dark denizens of the netherworld in search of wondrous objects for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. In addition, artist Emma Rios, who debuted in American comics on the first Hexed series, returns to illustrate covers.

Lucifer, who has appeared in Fall of Cthulhu Vol. 3: The Gray Man and the 2011 Hexed limited series, is a quick-witted mash-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lara Croft. Hexed was Pretty Deadly and Amazing Spider-Man superstar Emma Rios’ introduction to the American comics scene back in 2008, and new series artist Dan Mora is poised to continue the trend with his lyrical, horrific, and wholly unique take on Lucifer.

Hexed #1 arrives in comic book shops on August 13th with a main cover by Emma Rios for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUN140934. There will also be a retailer incentive cover illustrated by series artist Dan Mora available in limited quantity.

HEXED #1 Main Cover by Emma Rios HEXED #1 Retailer Incentive Cover by Dan Mora

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