Ivan Kocmarek on the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) and the 1st Age of Canadian Comics

Ivan’s latest column at Comic Book Daily digs into just what WECA was and how it led to the first great age of Canadian comic books. Ivan wants us to start referring to the comics published during this time period as “WECA Comics” (or books), instead of the more traditional term “Canadian Whites”. “WECA” is… Read More Ivan Kocmarek on the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) and the 1st Age of Canadian Comics

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Welcome to 2013!

A new year is well underway and we are getting back to business here at JSA central! Unfortunately, I was not able to run a wrap survey for 2012 as I normally do, work on the store and various events (such as the 24 Hour Comic Challenge we ran in-store this past Saturday at the… Read More Welcome to 2013!

December Update

As the year begins winding down, we begin the finalizing of the list of eligible publications and creators for the 2013 nominating committee to make their selections from. In early November we had some meetings to discuss the direction the awards will take in 2013, the positions needing to be filled, and a number of… Read More December Update

2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Credits / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012 – Crédits

SECTION A Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist / Dessinateur de couverture de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Writer / Scénariste de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Artist / Dessinateur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist / Auteur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Nominating Committee / Comité des Candidatures : Laurent Boutin (Montreal,… Read More 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Credits / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012 – Crédits

In anticipation of the May 9th Nominations announcement: final wrap-up report

In about 2 weeks time we’ll be announcing the final list of nominees for the 2012 awards. 2012 will see the presentation of 5 Joe Shuster Awards (down from 7 in 2011): – Artist/Artist Team – Cartoonist – Cover Artist – Webcomics Creator/Creative Team – Writer/Writing Team and 3 Specialty Awards – The Dragon Award… Read More In anticipation of the May 9th Nominations announcement: final wrap-up report

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

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

2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC

I’m happy to report on behalf of the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Organization that we have agreed in principle with the organizers of the Montreal Comic Con and will be presenting the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards in conjunction with that event on the evening of Saturday, September 15, 2012. In preparation for the ceremony,… Read More 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC

Out in October: Prince Valiant by Hal Foster Vol. 4 1943-1944

Prince Valiant Vol. 4: 1943-1944 Author: Hal Foster Format: Hardcover Pages: 112 Dimensions: 10.25″ x 14″ Colors: full color Year: 2011 Publisher: Fantagraphics ISBN-10: n/a ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-455-9 Additional Details: Foreword by Brian Kane As this fourth volume begins, Prince Valiant, haunted by the lovely Aleta, seeks Merlin’s wise counsel. This brief episode segues into one… Read More Out in October: Prince Valiant by Hal Foster Vol. 4 1943-1944