The rumors have finally been confirmed: the comics news website Comics Alliance is no more. The site was shut down by parent company AOL, along with AOL Music and several other news and entertainment sites.
I’m a huge fan of the Golden Age of comics and now I’ve just heard that there’s a bakery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that specializes in using these images on cookies; that just sounds delicious.
The end is nigh. Actually, that’s a pretty unlikely scenario to say the least, but there’s nothing like a widespread end-of-the-world frenzy to make you look back and take stock of your life. Since we here at Comics Crux have lives revolving entirely around comics, this led us to wax romantically about those comics and series that made us glad to be a part of this world in the first place. Of course, because every fangirl or fanboy coin has a bitter side, we’ll also be looking at those comics that make us a little sad the world hadn’t ended just a bit sooner. Fell free to weigh in with your own love/hates in the comments.
I love when pop culture meets high culture—in this case, when artwork inspired by geek icons is featured in an art gallery. Seattle’s Ltd. Art Gallery is celebrating its first anniversary with an art show called Pop 2! The Art of Pop Culture Returns. The show will feature fantastic art based on numerous pop culture icons, and some from the comic book world: Batman, Spider-Man, and Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead.
We love comics. We eat, drink, breathe, and to the absolute utmost, we live comics. So what did the Comics Crux Crew pick up today and why? Lets find out!
Jess (@MadamComicBook)- If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, on this column, or around my home, it’s pretty obvious by this point what my pull list will look like:
Welcome to the beginning of Marvel NOW!
Uncanny Avengers begins right after the events of Avengers vs. X-Men #12. Rick Remender starts explaining what’s happening in the Marvel Universe for new readers. These pages are the balancing act between following up after a major event, while still being accessible to anyone just walking into this blind. I’m happy to say that this balancing act was successful.
Do you love Halloween, but aren’t really into bar-hopping and drinking with costumed strangers? Or perhaps you’re not old enough to drink but too old to go trick-or-treating? Diamond Comic Distributors is here to help this year. Utilizing their Comic Shop Locator service, Diamond has launched the www.halloweencomicfest.com. This website locates special in-store Halloween events, information on Halloween-themed comics and products, and the Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever.
If you ever had any great plans or aspirations to read comics on the PSP, you have until October 30th to realize them. SCEA - Sony Computer Entertainment America - recently announced that they’ll be closing the Comic Store for the PSP at the end of the month.