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It’s a new week and we’ve got lots coming at you including interviews, reviews and more! While you wait for things to really get going, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBR – CrossGen Comics Founder Mark Alessi Passes Away – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Kotaku – Marvel Science: The Challenge Of Domesticating War Rhinos – Interesting…

Pride – Magdalene Visaggio Dissects the ‘Guarded Optimism’ of Modern Sci-Fi – A very cool read.

How to Love Comics – Svartalfheim? Jotunheim? Marvel’s Ten Realms Explained – If you need an explanation, here you go!

IGN – Does Batman Really Have a ‘No Killing’ Rule? – He killed a clown in Batman Returns!!!


Comic Attack – Blood Gourd #3
Talking Comics –
Detective Comics #1000
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Hopefully post earthquake and hurricane you’re all ok.  It’s a big week, with the launch of the new DC universe, how many are actually excited?  Ken and I did our latest radio show last night.  You can give a listen here.  While you do that, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – Sunday Comics – Each week Kotaku brings some great web comics.

TechCrunch – Disney Inks Deal with Greenbox, Chinese eCommerce Is Taking Off – Could we see Marvel licenses coming soon? I think a billion people getting to know Marvel comics more might help with sales.

Con Coverage:

CBR – Fan Expo: A Pint O’ CB

MTV Geek – FanExpo Canada Interview: Fred Van Lente and Kyle Hotz Bring “Destroyers” To Marvel

Newsarama – Fan Expo ’11: MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING Panel (New CrossGen)

CBR – Fan Expo: DC’s Bold New 52

MTV Geek – FanExpo Canada 2011: James Robinson Spotlight Panel Recap

Digital Journal – Fan Expo 2011 descends on Toronto

VG Chartz – PAX Prime 2011 Hands-On: X-Men: Destiny

MTV Geek – FanExpo Canada 2011: Marvel’s Fear Itself Panel Recap

CBR – Fan Expo: Pak & Van Lente Upgrade “Alpha Flight” to an Ongoing

CBR – Fan Expo: Van Lente Does the Monster Mash With “Destroyers”

Your First Look At Mystic #1

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Your First Look At MYSTIC #1

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Mystic #1, from writer G. Willow Wilson  and rising star penciller David López featuring the lush colors of artist Nathan Fairbairn . The fate of a world powered by the combination of mystic arts and technology rests in the hands of two seemingly ordinary orphan girls. The impoverished slums of Hyperion are no place for two young girls to grow up, but when the two dare to delve into the Noble Arts, their world is turned upside down! With new, incredible powers granted by the magical technology once forbidden to them, one girl will take up the massive burden of saving the world and the other will direct all her efforts to tearing it apart! Two girls are about to enter the fight of their lives filled with magic and mayhem and only one will come out on top! The line is drawn this August, only in Mystic #1!

MYSTIC #1 (of 4) (JUN110682)
Penciled by DAVID LÓPEZ
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 7/11/11, ON SALE – 08/03/11
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Your First Look At Sigil #2

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Your First Look At SIGIL #2

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Sigil #2, from New York Times bestselling author Mike Carey and artist Leonard Kirk! The genre-defying, century-spanning CrossGen epic continues! What exactly is Samantha Rey…and how did she manage to jump from the modern day to the deck of a seventeenth century pirate ship? The crew of the El Cazador knows, but they’re only telling one truth – they killed Sam’s mother, and now they’ll see that she too gets acquainted with the end of a cutlass! It’s time for Sam to take hold of the power within her – or die trying – only in Sigil #2, on sale this April!

SIGIL #2 (of 4) (FEB110513)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK


Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-3/28/11, On-Sale-4/20/11

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We’re a bit late this morning, long (but fun) night.  We couldn’t start this out without saying our thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan and all affected by the earthquake’s aftermath.  Everyone please be safe.

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Bleeding Cool – Hot Comics – The Two Hundred Dollar Club – I stopped “collecting” comics a while ago, but it looks like that side of this hobby is still going strong.

KSTP – Possible Million-Dollar Comic Collection Spared in Fatal Fire – Speaking of collecting….

The Film Stage – Duncan Jones Turning ‘Mute’ Into A Graphic Novel – A graphic novel being turned into a movie?  Unheard of!  This is actually an interesting story when it comes to that.

Bleeding Cool – G. Willow Wilson And David Lopez’s CrossGen Revival Mystic To Be Announced By Marvel At C2E2?How was the original CrossGen run?  I never read it.

Bleeding Cool – 2000AD Creators Take On Michael Jackson Graphic Novel – Good timing since I just bought my Cirque De Soliel/Michael Jackson tickets!

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Comics Alliance – Venom #1

Marvel Announces New Imprint!

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Marvel Announces New Imprint!

Marvel is proud to announce the all-new Crossgen imprint, launching in March 2011 with two series—Ruse and Sigil. Featuring some of today’s most acclaimed talents and crossing all genres, Crossgen brings Marvel’s incomparable storytelling sensibilities to new characters, new concepts and new audiences.

In the war for forever, time is only a small obstacle as the greatest warriors jump from century to century to ensure victory! Enter Samantha Rey, a 16 year old girl from present-day South Carolina who discovers a mysterious symbol on her chest granting her the power to turn the tide of this war. But will she save us or damn all of creation? New York Times best-selling scribe Mike Carey (Age of X, The Unwritten) and Leonard Kirk (New Mutants) begin the next great comic epic in Sigil #1.

Legendary scribe Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) and rising star artist Mirco Pierfederici (Tron: Original Movie Adaptation) present Ruse #1, the mystery series that’ll leave you breathless! Simon Archard is the world’s greatest detective, but when he crosses paths with the enigmatic Emma Bishop, the smartest man may have met his equal…and find himself embroiled in the greatest mystery of his career!

Crossgen is one of the biggest comic book imprint launches this century,” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Circulation. “You’ve seen Marvel redefine super heroes and now we’re taking on every popular genre you can imagine, with some of the most unique and compelling new series you’ll find in 2011, each priced at only $2.99 per issue. You’ve never read Marvel comics like these!”

SIGIL #1 (of 4)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK


Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS

Rated T+ …$2.99


RUSE #1 (of 4)

Written by MARK WAID




Rated T+ …$2.99


Ruse #1Sigil #1