Comic Books

NC Comicon: Oak City – Artist Alley, Vendors, and Misc Information

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NC Comicon: Oak City – Artist Alley, Vendors, and Misc Information

It wouldn’t be a comic book convention without a chance to mix with artists and buy some stuff! And while you’re mixing and shopping, it’d be helpful to know what not to bring with you. Or arm yourself with. And if you’re an artist looking to work for one of the big publishers, IDW and Action Labs Entertainment will be reviewing portfolios this weekend, and they do accept bribes (and by bribes, we mean cookies.) Click the jump for helpful links from the NC Comicon: Oak City website.

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NC Comicon: Oak City – Special Events

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NC Comicon: Oak City – Special Events

It’s not all panels, autographs, and shopping at this year’s NC Comicon: Oak City. The convention organizers have also scheduled some extra entertainment for anyone looking for a little more competition, cosplay, and cartoon-inspired dance partying (you heard me) in their weekend. Click the jump for the full rundown of special events at the convention.

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Review – The Wild Storm #2

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Review – The Wild Storm #2

All Angela Spica did was save someone’s life. And now hers is over. The rogue engineer lies bleeding in a place she hopes nobody will find – but she’s wrong. The people embedded in the secret power structures of the world are tracking her. Skywatch. Halo. International Operations. A covert operative called Grifter.

If only she hadn’t unknowingly foiled an assassination planned by her boss. If only her boss wasn’t the one person more interested in the Engineer’s transhuman implants than in her life.

It’s all going very wrong, very quickly. There’s going to be more blood.

See below for preview pages and a review of The Wild Storm #2.

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Review – American Gods: Shadows #1

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Review – American Gods: Shadows #1

Whether you’ve read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods or not, whether you’re waiting for the mini-series or didn’t even know it was a thing, you should definitely check out Dark Horse’s new comic book adaptation. If the first issue’s any indication, it’s going to be epic. See below for preview pages and a review of Neil Gaiman, Scott Hampton, and P. Craig Russell’s American Gods: Shadows #1.

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Review & Preview – Transformers Annual 2017

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Review & Preview – Transformers Annual 2017

This year’s Transformers Annual features two stories that are very different in style, but they’re tied together by the storytellers (Optimus and Pyra Magna, trying to work out their differences) and the eavesdroppers (Starscream and Bumblebee, though Bumblebee’s a figment of Starscream’s imagination of course, right? …..right…?)

See below for preview pages and a review of Transformers Annual 2017.

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Review – Savage Things #1

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Review – Savage Things #1

You want to hurt. You revel in suffering. You are monsters. That is fine. We simply want you to be our monsters.

See below for a review and preview images from the newest book from Vertigo: Savage Things #1. (The book itself has some pretty explicit images of death and dismemberment, but the preview pages I was sent left out the very worst page, so you can read this review over breakfast if you feel like it.)

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