Updated: Rare high grade copy of Action Comics #1 sells for record price

Ended Of course, aside from being the best known condition copy (CGC graded 9.0) of this rare book – which features the first appearance of Superman by Jerry Siegel and JOE SHUSTER –  this copy once belonged to actor NICOLAS CAGE. It had been stolen from his house under mysterious circumstances and was recently located…

New Comics – In Stores 11/30/2011

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Dave Sim’s Last Girlfriend on the schedule for August 2012

Dave Sim’s Last Girlfriend by Dave Sim & Susan Alston Simon & Schuster $16.99 Publishing Date: On or around 7 August 2012 Book Description: No figure in comics has been as polarizing as Dave Sim. His long-running series, Cerebus the Aardvark, is seen as one of the singular accomplishments in the history of the form….

Happenings: EXPOZINE 10 November 26-27 – Montreal, QC

expozine -EXPOZINE 2011, Montreal’s 10th Annual Small Press, Comic & Zine Fair ! EXPOZINE, Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, Laurier Métro). Free admission. 10th ANNIVERSARY OF EXPOZINE special issue of Four Minutes to Midnight ZINE LAUNCH, featuring round-table discussion with…

In Stores Today: Parker – The Martini Edition by Darwyn Cooke

Parker: The Martini Edition HC Darwyn Cooke (w & a & c) Darwyn Cooke’s first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special oversized hardcover edition—with an ADDITIONAL 65 pages of Darwyn Cooke content—including a BRAND NEW story and a beautiful slipcase! Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter graphic novel…

Canada Reads 2012: no graphic novel in the final five.

CBC has announced the final five books for Canada Reads 2012. Chester Brown’s Louis Riel did not make it, so there are no graphic novels in this year’s competition, so this will be our last report on it here at the JSA Blog.

New Comics – In Stores 11/23/2011

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Alvin Schwartz (1916-2011)

We here at the CCBCAA are saddened to learn of the recent passing of writer Alvin Schwartz on October 28 from heart complications. Schwartz, an American who moved to Canada after his contributions to comics is best known for writing Batman, Superman and other comic strips for DC Comics, and is credited as the creator…

New Comics – In Stores 11/16/2011

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Happenings: Kill Shakespeare – The Stage Reading Nov.26-27 in Toronto

Anthony Del Col has sent us the following notification: Friends, Romans, countrymen, I’m happy to make the official announcement that later this month we will be presenting a stage version of KILL SHAKESPEARE!  In conjunction with the Young Centre for the Performing Arts and Soulpepper Theatre, KILL SHAKESPEARE: The Stage Reading will take place the…

The Comics Journal reviews Prince Valiant by Hal Foster Vol. 4

Just came across this great review of the fourth hardcover collection from Fantagraphics’s latest Prince Valiant collection by TCJ’s Matt Seneca. The conventional wisdom surrounding Prince Valiant these days characterizes it as a fussily drawn, belabored relic of the past. Of course, critical judgments of a comic stop mattering once you read it. A few…

Happenings: Vancouver Live Art Funk Jam – Friday Nov. 11

Speaking of the CLLDF, tomorrow night they are having a fundraiser event in Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Live Art Funk Jam with Jim Mahfood and Dave Crosland Friday, November 11th 8PM – 1AM The Kozmik Zoo @ The Hennessey Dining Lounge, 53 W. Broadway, Vancouver All Admission fees at the door go to the CLLDF. And…

Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces Board of Directors

For Immediate Release The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces that, 22 years after forming as an ad hoc fundraising organization in defense of a Calgary retailer charged with selling obscene materials, it has at last been formally incorporated. CLLDF Board of Directors member Derek McCulloch says, “It’s a long overdue step, and one we…

New Books: The Blue Dragon from House of Anansi Press

BlueDragon pr For Immediate Release: Contact Kate McQuaid 416-363-4343 x229 or kate@anansi.ca In this stunning graphic-novel adaptation of Robert Lepage and Marie Michaud’s play of the same name, the personal meets the political, East meets West, and old meets new. Claire, a Québécoise art dealer, arrives in China to adopt a little girl. There she…

Happenings: Toronto ComiCON Sunday November 20, 2011

TORONTO COMICON Sunday, November 20, 2011 11-5 Admission $8 Fan Expo Premium Passholders FREE Kids under 12 FREE when accompanied by a paying adult Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building Guests: DON KRAMER (artist, Wonder Woman) LEONARD KIRK (artist, X-FACTOR) DAVE ROSS (artist, Star Wars: The Old Republic) RAFFAELE IENCO (writer/artist, Devoid of Life…

D+Q’s Spring 2012 Catalogue (updated with Winter 2012 Catalogue link)

Spring 2012 Preview Artists include: Guy Delisle, Jerusalem Shigeru Mizuki, NonNonBa Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Fallen Words Chester Brown, Ed the Happy Clown Brecht Evens, The Making Of Michael Cho, Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie, Aya: Life in Yop CityAnouk Ricard, Anna & FrogaLars Jansson, Moomin Book 7 Yoshihiro Tatsumi, The Pushman,…

New Comics – In Stores 11/9/2011

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New Books: Lone Hawk by John Lang

LONE HAWK:THE STORY OF AIR ACE BILLY BISHOP by John Lang Canada’s greatest war hero brought vividly to life As a boy, Billy Bishop was a crack shot – he had a sharp eye and great aim. Nearly flunking out of Royal Military College in Kingston, he eagerly signed up for duty when the First…

New Books: Hyena in Petticoats by Willow Dawson

HYENA IN PETTICOATS: THE STORY OF SUFFRAGETTE NELLIE MCCLUNG by Willow Dawson Nellie McClung made an indelible mark on Canada. She was the author of eighteen books, a political activist and social reformer. In every role she played, she demonstrated unfailing courage, wit and resourcefulness, and helped make a better world for women and girls….