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Wizard World

Check out some comic news and a review from around the web as you wait for the weekend to begin!

SyFy – Kapow! Comic book store owner helps nab thieves who tried to sell him back his own stolen books – And the award for the dumbest criminals goes to…

ICv2 – Wizard Losses Continue – These are still going on?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Laura Ķeniņš on The Sixth Mass Extinction – Free comics!

Review

Comics Bulletin – Batman Universe #2

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We’re still recovering from San Diego Comic-Con and have lots of interviews to get up on the site over the next week. But, that’s not stopping us from regular coverage! While you wait, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

KSRO – 70-Year-Old Comic Book Law Resurfaces In Sacramento – There’s a lot of these types of laws around.

Kotaku – Glitch Allows 4 Spider-Mans In One Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Party – Multiverse in action?

Review

Talking Comics – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1

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Clue: Candlestick #2

We spent the weekend at the ALA Conference and will have our thoughts later in the day (it was amazing). It was an amazing experience celebrating books, comics, libraries, and more! While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Streamer Raises Almost $1 Million For Charity In Just Four Hours – Not comic related but great to see this.

New York Post – Ex-employee of famed comic shop accused of swiping $50K in merchandise – That’s not good.

Queensland Times – Comic book drug plot alleged ringleader in court – This has been fascinating to learn about.

CBR – Venom 2: Sony Confirms Sequel is Happening, Tom Hardy Returning – The first made a ton of money. Of course it’s returning with Hardy!

Reviews

Newsarama – Captain America #11
AIPT! –
Clue: Candlestick #2

Man Arrested for Comic Theft at C2E2

Stephen Bowles, 51, of Remington, Indiana was charged with three felony accounts of theft in related to rare comic books take at this past weekend’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

Bowles is accused of stealing over $9,000 in comics from three vendors. He was ordered held on $10,000 bail and being held at a Cook County Jail until he can post a $1,000 bond.

A vendor alerted Chicago police and Bowles was arrested. He was found with some of the reported stolen comics. He is alledged to have taken $4,500 worth of comics from one vendor, $3,500 from another, and a third for $1,200.

Bowles admitted to the theft after being arrested.

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments! While you wait for the work day to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Comicmix – There’s been an arrest in Modesto comic book store burglaries – Good.

Kotaku – Unions Stole The Show At Last Night’s GDC Awards – Will the comic industry follow the game industry?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: A Delightful Journey in Priya Huq’s The Bride’s Quarry – Free comics!

Review

ComicsBulletin – Spider-Man: Life Story #1

DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer Accused of Taking Picture of a 7-year old

DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer is in trouble again with the law and is accused of taking a picture of a 7-year-old in a doctor’s office.

Kramer is a convicted child molester and in the past was sentenced to five years of house arrests on three counts of child molestation. He was released in December. Due to his conviction and his being a sex offender, the photos are illegal.

Authorities are attempting to revoke his probation and he could be resentenced on his original conviction. He faces up to 55 years in prison.

Police found computers and storage devices in Kramer’s home and are going through them.

Kramer heads to court Thursday.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender registry.

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Avengers: No Road Home #1

We’ve been covering Toy Fair all weekend and we’ve still got a lot coming! So, stay tuned for more toy awesomeness. While you spend this Presidents Day waiting for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – An Open Letter To Game Developers From America’s Largest Labor Organization – Will the unionization of the video game industry lead to the unionization of comics?

Chicago Tribune – Owner of La Grange Chimera Comics to give away his Oak Lawn store — with an essay contest – Go and enter!

Halifax Evening Courier – Burglars ransack Halifax house and flee from scene with rare comic books – If anyone has any info, contact the police.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Avengers: No Road Home #1
Monkeys Fighting Robots –
Criminal #2
AIPT –
The Green Lantern #4

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Blossoms 666 #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web!

NBC2 News – Holy handcuffs! Arrest made in $1.4 million comics heist – Good.

The Beat – Rumiko Takahashi wins the Grand Prix at Angoulême! – Woo hoo!

Reviews

Newsarama – Blossoms 666 #1
The Beat –
Coyotes Vol. 2
Comic Attack –
Livewire #2
ICv2 –
Nyankees Vol. 1
Newsarama –
Oliver #1

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Secret Voice

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBLDF – Transgender Children’s Books Under Attack in Wichita – Grrrrr.

Ottawa Sun – Holy handcuffs! Arrest made in theft of $1.4 million comic book collection – Good.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: The Ongoing Adventures of Dr. Galapagos in Zack Soto’s Secret Voice – Free comics folks!

Review

Newsarama – Guardians of the Galaxy #1

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Black Widow #1

It’s a new week and we’ve got a long weekend here at GP HQ. We’re spending it getting ready for the week but expect the usual reporting for the day. No slowing down here!

Atlanta Journal Constitution – Batman comic book collection worth $1.4M stolen from Florida storage unit – If anyone has any information, please contact the police.

ABC15 Arizona – PD: Man tries to sell stolen comic books worth nearly $100K – Busted.

i24News – Graphic novel draws lessons from anti-Semitic 1933 riot in Canada – This sounds really interesting.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: A Haunted House with a Twist in Adam Szym’s Barge – Free comics!!!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Carta Monir’s Poignant RIPMOM – And more free comics!!!

The Comichron – December 2018 sales slightly off on smallest new comics slate in years; DC’s 52 new comics its fewest since 1991 – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Widow #1
Comics Bulletin –
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
Talking Comics –
Deadly Class #36
The Outhousers –
Meal
Talking Comics –
Middlewest #3
The Beat –
Neon Future #1
The Beat –
Seven Places Without You
Herts Advertiser –
Thor: God of Thunder Reborn

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