Studio Coffee Run 4/9/20: SPACE FORCE casts a FRIENDS star and nabs a launch date

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Welcome back, Studio Coffee Folks! Today, we’ll take a look at the recent Space Force cast addition and its not-soon-enough launch date. Then, we’ll check in on Ridley Scott’s next movie and dive into a few trailers. ICYMI: We’re revisiting the Tenth Doctor in The Beat’s Shut In Theater.  And we’ve got a look at Wrestlemania 36 and…Read moreRead more

SHUT IN THEATER: Finding (online) community during the COVID-19 outbreak

SHUT IN THEATER: Finding (online) community during the COVID-19 outbreak

At a time when most of the country is under a shut-down order (and the rest of it should be), people find themselves having to socialize online instead of in-person. Even after texting, calling, or FaceTiming friends, it’s easy to continue to feel alone. Now is a good time to find online community by joining…Read moreRead more

ComicHub’s plan to save the comics industry is not going forward right now

ComicHub’s plan to save the comics industry is not going forward right now

  In the face of intense – and I mean INTENSE  – retailer backlash, the plan put forth by POS software ComicHub yesterday has been withdrawn, I’m told. The idea was for customers to preorder printed comics via ComicHub affiliated comics shops, read the comic online and then get the print comic on that happy…Read moreRead more

REVIEW: Tynion & Dell’Edera’s SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN is somber, subversive horror

REVIEW: Tynion & Dell’Edera’s SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN is somber, subversive horror

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 Written by James Tynion IV Illustrated by Werther Dell’Edera Colored by Miguel Muerto Lettered by Andworld Design In a lot of genre fiction, especially horror, there’s an unspoken rule that no matter what horrible things happen within the story, the kids will be fine. Kids are there to…Read moreRead more

INTERVIEW: Nicole Maines on bringing trans issues to SUPERGIRL

INTERVIEW: Nicole Maines on bringing trans issues to SUPERGIRL

On March 15, 2020, an episode of Supergirl titled “Reality Bytes” aired on The CW, focused on the harrowing topic of violence against trans women. Actress Nicole Maines, a trans woman who portrays Nia Nal (aka Dreamer) on the series, led the way in the episode with an emotional and raw performance and with contributions…Read moreRead more

Small Press & Indie Comics News Round-Up: A Whole New World

Small Press & Indie Comics News Round-Up: A Whole New World

§ Happy self-isolation everyone. News is coming in faster than I can catch up with even in the comics world. Book delays, conventions cancelled, TCAF cancelled, job losses, comics companies putting everything on hold, etc. Not only this, but items related to comics and arts tend to drown under the rest of the news related…Read moreRead more

Recap: THE WALKING DEAD S10E12, “Walk With Us”

Recap: THE WALKING DEAD S10E12, “Walk With Us”

Hello! Funny seeing you here again. You get a haircut? You look great. I know. This is pretty late. I’ve got a pretty good reason, though: AMC sent me these screeners a bit later than usual AND I’ve been pretty sick for the past couple of weeks. It isn’t the coronavirus; I got tested and…Read moreRead more

Social Distancing Roundup: Artists & retailers providing distractions while we’re all stuck at home

Social Distancing Roundup: Artists & retailers providing distractions while we’re all stuck at home

BY SAJIDA AYYUP & RICARDO SERRANO DENIS There’s a running meme on the Internet that encapsulates uncertainty like nothing else: “what were we all talking about before C-19?” The quest to maintain normalcy during the age of social distancing has only acquired more followers; jumping aboard the wagon are our fellow artists and comics creators…Read moreRead more

Social media round up: creators supporting comic shop retailers

With Diamond no longer distributing new weekly product as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of the direct market is uncertain. After the news broke yesterday, many comic shop retailers took to social media, with responses everywhere from optimistic to resigned. As everyone in the comics community looks forward to an uncertain future, some…Read moreRead more

Rebellion postpones BEST OF 2000 AD #1, will still offer new 2000 AD and JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE to subscribers

Rebellion postpones BEST OF 2000 AD #1, will still offer new 2000 AD and JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE to subscribers

Claiming yet another devastating blow to heaps of excited comic fans, Rebellion has sadly announced that the long-awaited Best of 2000 AD #1, previously set to hit stores and online April 29th, will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Not all is lost, however, as Rebellion gave a glimmer of hope for Thrill-seeking fans…Read moreRead more