Booster Gold is now Canadian

In one of the oddest announcements to come out of FanExpo last weekend, DC Comics has announced that the time-traveling hero Booster Gold will be tweaked somewhat. A member of the new Justice League International, Booster Gold will be revealed to be a Canadian citizen, representing his true native land. Whether he’s still from the…

It’s game on for the DC relaunch which is not a reboot

Tonight at midnight in some select stores and tomorrow morning everywhere else, DC Comics will be getting a lot of attention. Why? It’s the end of one era and the begging of a new direction. 1) Flashpoint #5 “changes everything” as the DCU goes through what can only be compared to a “Star Trek-like” readjustment…

Toronto’s Paradise Comics celebrates 20 years in business on September 7th

In 1991, North Toronto’s Paradise Comics opened as a little cubbyhole on the east side of Yonge Street north of Lawrence. Under the direction of original owner Chris Friesen the store became a popular location for back issue collectors. As the business grew, the store relocated across the street to it’s current location. In 1994…

In recovery mode post FanExpo

Well, we somehow managed to survive another year of the Comic Book Expo at FanExpo. I’ll be taking some time to process everything that happened over the 4 (LONG) days of the event before making any final decisions and comments about it, but it is nice to know that the majority of reports are positive…

Alpha Flight now an ongoing series from Marvel Comics

Announced this weekend, appropriately enough at Fan Expo Canada — Marvel Comics has decided to turn the 8-issue Alpha Flight mini-series into an ongoing series with the same creative team of Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Canada’s own DALE EAGLESHAM. According to related news, Canadian superteam Alpha Flight will find out they are part…

Coming in 2013: The Spectral Engine by Ray Fawkes

McClelland & Stewart senior editor Anita Chong has acquired world rights to The Spectral Engine, a graphic novel by Ray Fawkes. The book is a retelling of Canada’s most famous ghost stories, linked by themes of migration, dislocation, nation-building, and the casualties of history. The book will be published October 2013.

Happenings: Fan Expo – Appearance schedule at the Koyama Press Booth

Located at booths 118 and 120, Koyama Press has sent to us their daily appearance schedule for creators who will be at their booth this weekend at Fan Expo Canada: Thursday, August 25th. Chris Kuzma Steve Manale Diana McNally Maurice Vellekoop Britt Wilson Jesjit Gill John Martz Fiona Smyth Steve Wolfhard Michael DeForge Friday, August…

Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – Sketching Duels

Unique to Fan Expo Canada, these friendly competitions are fun question and answer sessions with comics creators while they produce amazing original pieces which will be raffled off to lucky audience members. This year the line-up includes: SHANE DAVIS, MARK BROOKS AND CLAY MANN THURSDAY, 6:30 PM – ROOM #716 MARKO DJURDJEVIC AND TONY DANIEL…

Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – “How To” Workshops

Unless otherwise noted, these workshops are being produced and run with the cooperation of our friends at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop! MAKE YOUR OWN DARN COMIC! ASSEMBLING THE HOLMES INC. PROJECT  WITH TY TEMPLETON THURSDAY, 5 PM – ROOM #717 Moderator: Ty Templeton IT’S IN THE PUNCHLINE: GAG HUMOUR CARTOONING WITH PLAYBOY’S DOUG SNEYD THURSDAY,…

Happenings: Fan Expo Canada – updated Artist Alley list with locations

Link to the floorplan and exhibitor locations ARTIST ALLEY EXHIBITORS (-P = Premium booth/endcap) 1% Talent A205 36K Studios A275 A Cat’s Drawing A172 Adam Temple A159 Alana McCarthy A20-P amillustration A254 Amya Chronicles A92 Andrea and Drake A75 Andrea Gerstmann A142 Andrew Barr A249 Angels and Fetuses A7 Animish A185 Antimatter A213 Arcnet01 +…

Happenings: Fan Expo Canada starts this week August 25-28

Hard to believe but it’s coming up so fast, but FAN EXPO CANADA is scheduled to start one week from today on Thursday, August 25th. This marks the first time this 17 year old event has been four days. In a couple of hours I’ll be heading down to the MTCC for our final pre-show…

Industry Night with Andy B. and J. Bone wrap-up report

Last night, at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop at 587A College Street, the TCW, Guerilla Printing, All New Comics and the Joe Shuster Awards held a launch party and art show event for two Toronto-based creators: Andy Belanger (for Kill Shakespeare 12 – which unfortunately has been delayed to an August 23rd release date) and J….

Eaglesham Provides Cover for Captain America #1 Fan Expo Canada Variant

Official Press Release Just in time for Fan Expo Canada 2011, Marvel is pleased to announce an all-new variant by superstar Canadian artist Dale Eaglesham on Captain America #1! The Sentinel of Liberty heads to the Great White North with this special variant for our loyal fans attending Fan Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention…

New Comics – In Stores 8/10/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 8/10/2011 Every Wednesday, PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving this week to your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.

Interviews: Ramon Perez and Shannon Campbell plus a busy Indie spring in 2012

Publisher’s Weekly has interviewed Ramon Perez about illustrating Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand for Archaia Press. Intrepid reporter Bryan Munn has found more information about the upcoming Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF as they want it called) by interviewing organizer Shannon Campbell. Looks like indie comics will have a busy spring, aside from any…

New Comics – In Stores 8/3/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 8/3/2011 Every Wednesday, PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving this week to your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time. ————–