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Review: Occupy Comics #3

OccupyComics 3 CoverThis week sees the final issue of the Kickstarter funded, Black Mask Studios published Occupy Comics. With the third issue, we get a solid final entry full of though provoking cartoons, editorials and a great history lesson from Alan Moore. The Occupy Comics trilogy is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration of more than 50 comics pros is a celebration of Occupy and a time-capsule of the movement’s themes. The organizers and creators are donating all their revenue after costs to Occupy-related efforts and initiatives as well.

This issue features the talents of the before mentioned Moore, Molly Crabapple, Joshua Dysart, Caleb Monroe, Kevin Colden, Swifty Lang, Salgood Sam, Brea and Zane Grant, Shannon Wheeler and Charlie Adlard. If you’re a fan of any of these creators, this is a must get as far as comics.

The stories vary in quality and length with every one at least good and a few in the great category. Overall, there’s an air over the issue, since is the last one. A few entries reflect on the fleetingness of the Occupy movement, but also could be used as commentary on a series that I wish would go on for longer.

Occupy Comics is a perfect combination of comics and politics with a great balance of education, fairness and not being too preachy. Even though it’s labelled as Occupy, it never really takes on side or the other about the movement as each creator ads their own voice and thoughts about it. To have an anthology that allows this political thought and expression go is a loss for the comics community and I wish we could see more of it.

No matter your take on the Occupy movement as a whole, this issue, and the two that proceeded it, is a nice look at a political movement that fizzled quickly and whose long lasting contributions will be debated for some time to come. To get first hand accounts, and opinions, about what it all meant and why it happened is important in in the historical sense but also the educational. This series acted as a voice for creators to reflect and be free with what they say without corporate interference, much like the movement itself. It’s voice is one we need and one I hope we see more of down the road.

Story: Caleb Monroe, Mark L. Miller, Zane Grant, Bea Grant, Patrick Meaney, Joshua Dysart, Kelly Bruce, Alan Moore, Kevin Colden, Swifty Lang, Shannon Wheeler Art: Molly Crabapple, Theo Ellsworth, Mark L. Miller, Jonathan Spies, Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz, Eric Zawadzki, Allen Gladfelter, Salgood Sam, Matt Bors, Jerem Morrow, Frank Renoso, Eric Drooker, Charlie Adlard
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Marvel and Disney Publishing Worldwide to Launch Disney*Pixar Presents Magazines

Official Press Release

Marvel and Disney Publishing Worldwide to Launch DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS Magazines

New All-Ages Magazine Debuts Nationwide In May With Spotlight on CARS

New York, NY – February 14, 2011—Marvel and Disney Publishing will debut DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS, a new monthly magazine featuring some of the most popular characters from the acclaimed Disney/Pixar films.  Intended for readers of all ages and priced at $5.99, the first issue will hit stores in May 2011.

Each issue of the magazine contains 96 full color pages of content, including a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more.  Featuring characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movies Cars, Cars 2, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3, and more, DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS will be available at  bookstores, retail chains, comic stores and more.  The series debuts with DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: Cars Magazine #1

“We’re excited for the launch of DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS, teaming with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring some exciting new material to fans all over the world and introducing a whole new generation to comics,” said Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief. “We’re committed to providing a great product and ensuring these books are available in locations that parents and kids frequent. The Disney/Pixar library includes some of the most popular characters of all time, making DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS exactly the kind of comic magazine that kids and parents have been demanding!”

Rev up those engines and join your favorite characters from CARS in DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: Cars Magazine #1 as Lightning McQueen organizes a charity race for young cars with special needs, but he didn’t invite Piston Cup champion Chick Hicks. The snub gets Hick’s competitive juices flowing, and he’s out to show McQueen a thing or two about racing! Will Hicks ruin the good nature of the Radiator Springs Rally Race? Find out this May everywhere books and comics are sold.

DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: CARS MAGAZINE #1

Written by ALAN J. PORTER & MARK COOPER

Penciled by ALLEN GLADFELTER, MAGIC EYE STUDIOS & TRAVIS HILL

Rated All Ages…$5.99

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Review – Strongman


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StrongmanWe met Charles Soule, the writer of Strongman at the 2010 Baltimore Comic Con.  I’m declaring it right now, this is a person to keep an eye on.  We decided to take a shot on his graphic novel about a masked wrestler/vigilante crime-fighter/movie star and we’re glad we did.

Put out by SLG Publishing the graphic novel is well worth the money.  But, we’ll let Charles tell you a bit about it himself.

The comic is great, it’s fun and entertaining, and holds up to the Sunday afternoon B-grade movies I loved as a kid, and it refers to so often.  The story is a twisted whirlwind that you never know where it’s going to go.  The art by Allen Gladfelter is impressive too.  With a nice trick of the trade included after the story’s wrapped.

I’m only one comic down from the pile I gained from the trip, and I’m very happy I started with this.  Here’s hoping the rest are of such high quality.

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BOOM! Studios @ Comic-Con International 2010 Booth #2743

Official Press Release

BOOM! STUDIOS @
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2010
BOOTH #2743

BOOM! STUDIOS GUESTS INCLUDE:
Eisner Award-nominated
IRREDEEMABLE‘s Mark Waid & Peter Krause
28 DAYS LATER
‘s Michael Alan Nelson
FARSCAPE’s Keith R.A. DeCandido
THE AMORY WARS’ Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham
KILL AUDIO‘s Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon
THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK
‘s
Eisner Award-nominated Roger Langridge & Amy Mebberson
TOY STORY‘S Travis Hill
CARS‘ Allen Gladfelter

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:
DARKWING DUCK’s Tad Stones, Ian Brill, James Silvani

CCI EXCLUSIVES!

IRREDEEMABLE #15 & INCORRUPTIBLE #8
CCI EXCLUSIVE
INTERLOCKING COVERS

DARKWING DUCK #1
CCI EXCLUSIVE


JOHNNY DEPP PHOTO DELUXE HARDCOVER
CCI EXCLUSIVE

GET YOUR CUSTOM SKETCH FROM
TOY STORY‘S TRAVIS HILL
CARS‘ ALLEN GLADFELTER
THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK‘S
ROGER LANGRIDGE & AMY MEBBERSON
WITH THESE
CCI 2010 EXCLUSIVE “GET-A-SKETCH” COVERS

UNCLE SCROOGE #392 CCI EXCLUSIVE
THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #7 CCI EXCLUSIVE

THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 #1
CCI EXCLUSIVE

SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS

BOOM! Studios Booth #2743

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

All Day Sketching
– Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing
– Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

6:00 – 7:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

7:00 – 8:00pm
– Sam Humphries and Kieron Gillen signing CBGB comic book

Thursday, July 22, 2010

All Day Sketching
– Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing
– Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

11:00am – 12:00pm
– BOOM! IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE Panel with Mark Waid & Peter Krause ROOM 32AB

12:30 – 1:30pm
– Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

2:00 – 3:00pm
– Spotlight on Tom Palmer moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 9

3:00 – 4:00pm
– Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

4:30 – 5:30pm
– Digital Comics Now! Panel with BOOM! Marketing Director Chip “Cuddles” Mosher ROOM 4

5:00 – 6:00pm
– Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

5:30 – 6:30pm
– Indie Comics Marketing 101 with BOOM! Marketing Director Chip “Cuddles” Mosher ROOM 4

9:00pm – ?:??am
– BOOM! 5 Year Anniversary Party, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Odysea Bar: 1 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, July 23, 2010

All Day Sketching –
Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing
– Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am
– Publishing Comics Panel with Managing Editor Matt Gagnon ROOM 8

11:00am – 12:00pm
– BOOM! Studios / BOOM Kids! Panel with Mark Waid ROOM 8

12:00 – 1:00pm
– DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? signing with Tony Parker

2:00 – 3:00pm
– Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

4:00 – 5:00pm
– Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

4:30 – 5:30pm
– Year of the writer: Indy Writer’s Unite moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 3

6:00 – 7:00pm
– Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

Saturday, July 24, 2010

All Day Sketching
– Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing
– Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am
– Year of the writer: Marvel Writer’s Unite moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 6DE

11:00am – 12:00pm
– Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

12:30 – 1:30pm
– Stan Lee @ BOOM! Panel with Stan Lee, Mark Waid, Ross Richie & mystery guests ROOM 9

2:00 – 2:45pm
– Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

3:00 – 4:00pm
– DARKWING DUCK signing with Ian Brill, James Silvani, and Tad Stones

3:30 – 4:30pm – Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 24ABC

5:00 – 6:00pm
– Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

Sunday, July 25, 2010

All Day Sketching
– Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing
– Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am
– BOOM Kids! Muppet Show focus with Roger Langridge moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 24ABC

2:00pm
– Mark Waid IRREDEEMABLE signing @ Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa

1:00 – 2:00pm
– BOOM Kids! Get-A-Sketch Panel with Tad Stones, James Silvani, Jessee Blaze Snider & More! ROOM 24ABC

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.