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  • DC Comics Leaves Its Legacy Behind

    The world’s #2 superhero comics publisher is undergoing a stress test. After several rounds of layoffs and controversial business decisions, comics fans, comics professionals, and retailers are speculating whether DC will choose to abandon comics publishing or the comics shop market entirely.

  • Panel Mania: I'm A Wild Seed by Sharon Lee De La Cruz

    Sharon Lee De La Cruz’s 'I’m a Wild Seed' is a playfully illustrated graphic memoir that explores her personal experiences accepting life as an intersectional Puerto-Rican/Dominican queer Afro-Latina. This is a ten-page excerpt.

  • TKO Studios Expands to the Book Trade, Movies

    TKO Studios, an independent comics publisher based in Los Angeles designed around an unusual business model offering graphic novels and serial comics, is expanding its program into the book trade and TV and film development.

  • Panel Mania: Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974 by Abbas, Jean-David Morvan and Rafael Ortiz

    This unusual graphic book documents the historic 1974 heavyweight title fight between former champ Muhammad Ali, out to regain the title stripped from him for refusing army service, and then-champion George Foreman, held in Zaire (now, the Republic of the Congo) that became known as “The Rumble In the Jungle.” An 8-page excerpt.

  • A Wave Blue World Debuts New Model for Publishing Comics

    A Wave Blue World is an independent comics and graphic novel publisher with an unusual model.

  • ‘Kent State’ On Top of PW’s 2020 Graphic Novel Critics Poll

    Released during the 50th anniversary year of the 1970 tragedy, 'Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio' (Abrams ComicArts) by veteran comics journalist Derf Backderf garnered the most votes in PW’s annual Graphic Novel Critic’s Poll.

  • John Jennings Talks Speculative Fiction and the Debut of Megascope

    Megascope, a new graphic imprint at Abrams ComicArts under the direction of John Jennings, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, will release its first title, 'After the Rain,' a graphic adaptation of a Nnedi Okorafor short story, in January 2021.

  • Panel Mania: House of El: Shadow Threat by Claudia Gray and Eric Zawadzki

    Set in the years before Krypton’s destruction, 'House of El: Shadow Threat' by Claudia Gray and Eric Zawadzki, probes the social conflicts and class structures of Superman’s home planet as Kryptonians begin to face the dangers threatening the planet. This is a 14-page excerpt from the forthcoming graphic novel.

  • Panel Mania: Crossroads: I Live Where I Like: A Graphic History By Koni Benson, A.Trantraal, N.Trantraal, and A.E.Marais

    ‘Crossroads: I live where I Like: A Graphic History’ is a thoroughly researched, stylishly illustrated graphic history of the courageous South African women who fought the apartheid government’s destruction of informal housing settlements such as Crossroads in 1970s Cape Town. In this 8-page excerpt the women of Crossroads stage a play about defending their homes from government demolition.

  • Panel Mania: The Disney Bros.: The Fabulous Story of Walt and Roy by Alex Nikolavitch and Felix Ruiz

    Alex Nikolavitch and Felix Ruiz’s ‘The Disney Bros.: The Fabulous Story of Walt and Roy’ is a probing portrait of the creative genius of Walt Disney and the role his brother Roy played in managing the money and restraining Walt’s worse tendencies. In this 11-page excerpt, Walt and Roy face a strike by Disney Studios.

  • From Baby-Sitters to a Fairy-Tale Kingdom: PW Talks with Katy Farina

    After adapting the first two novels in Ann Martin's Baby-Sitters Littlle Sister series into graphic novels, cartoonist Katy Farina has just released 'Song of the Court,' her own original graphic novel.

  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: PW Talks with Peter Bagge

    This month, cartoonist Peter Bagge returns to his indie comics roots and to Buddy Bradley, one of his most enduring characters, when Fantagraphics publishes 'The Complete Hate', a three-volume collection of Bagge’s fictional chronicle of the gruff, heading nowhere fast 1990s slacker.

  • 2019 North American Comics Sales Rose 11%

    Combined sales of graphic novels and comics periodicals reached $1.21 billion in North America in 2019, a new record, according to a joint estimate by trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron.

  • Post-Pandemic Comics: IDW’s New Publisher Looks Ahead

    PW talks with newly appointed executives, IDW publisher Nachie Marsham and IDW v-p of sales Blake Kobashigawa, about adapting to a comics and graphic novel marketplace that has been reshaped by the pandemic.

  • Panel Mania: Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1: Dune by Frank Herbert

    'Dune', Frank Herbert’s 1965 global bestseller and landmark epic science-fiction novel, has been adapted into a graphic novel. In this nine-page excerpt, the novel’s key character Paul Atreides and his family members prepare to travel to, and take control of, the planet Arrakis, the only source of “The Spice,” a rare and valuable substance that extends life and human capabilities.

  • Panel Mania: Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation by Edward O. Wilson, adapted by Jim Ottaviani and C.M. Butzer

    Science-comics writer Jim Ottaviani and artist C.M. Butzer team with the celebrated biologist Edward O. Wilson to turn 'Naturalist', his 1994 memoir, into an equally delightful and engrossing graphic work. In this 13-page excerpt Wilson, in love and recently engaged, nevertheless heads to New Guinea in 1954 to study his specialty, ants, alone and without high tech devices.

  • PSU Press Launches Graphic Mundi Imprint

    Penn State University Press will launch Graphic Mundi, a new nonfiction graphic imprint, in spring 2021. The new imprint will build on the press’s Graphic Medicine series and expand beyond healthcare into social justice, the environment, and human rights.

  • DC to Launch DC Universe Infinite Comics Subscription Service

    DC Comics announced that DC Universe, a video on demand streaming service offering DC films, TV shows, comics, and online community, will be transformed into a digital comics subscription service in January 2021.

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