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'PW' talks with newly appointed IDW publisher Nachie Marsham and IDW v-p of sales Blake Kobashigawa, about adapting to a comics and graphic novel marketplace reshaped by the pandemic. more red_arrow.gif
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RPG? Puzzle? Parlor Game? Escape Room? This Game Is All Four and More
A new creative endeavor from Hatch Escapes and director Arvind Ethan David turns the life story of Mary Shelley into a hybrid tabletop gaming experience rooted in serious storytelling. more red_arrow.gif
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'Fangirl': Now a Manga!
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, everybody is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath just can't let go. Now that they’re in college, Cath must decide if she’s ready to start living her own life. But does she even want to if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? (Sponsored) more red_arrow.gif
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Review: We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, edited by Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel
An exciting anthology of poetry by trans writers that combines works of lyric observation with prose essays that mark the history of trans activism and the power of poetry as a resource for an embattled community.

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Review: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen
Chen’s comical prose sendup of superhero tropes features Mind Robber, a super villain dude, and Throwing Star, an Asian American super heroine, who bond after discovering they gained their powers (and lost their memory of how it happened) in the same oddball manner: both woke up in a strange apartment with a note explaining their new powers. More red_arrow.gif
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Review: The Book Tour by Andi Watson
Watson’s deadpan comic sendup of authorial insecurity follows his author-hero G.H. Fretwell as the somewhat clueless writer embarks on a benighted book tour that is mostly ignored by the reading public (as well as his publisher) as it turns into an extended and increasingly dark series of comical mishaps and embarrassments.
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Review: The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott by Zoe Thorogood
This lively, eccentrically illustrated graphic novel is the story of young art school dropout Billie Scott, an ambitious but uncertain painter, who discovers she is going blind after taking a vicious punch to her head. Reconciled with the grim diagnosis, she embarks on a rail quest through the U.K. to paint “ten portraits of ten interesting people,” before her vision is gone.

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This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week on More to Come, Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald talks to Tea Fougner, editorial director of comics at King Features, about her career, syndicated digital comics, the evolution of webcomics, finding new voices and this week's controversial revival and redesign of the venerable Mark Trail comics strip by Jules Rivera. More red_arrow.gif

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Dune, Frank Herbert’s 1965 global bestseller and landmark epic science-fiction novel, has been adapted into a graphic novel by a creative team that includes Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert, an acclaimed science-fiction author in his own right, and novelist and comics writer Kevin J. Anderson, with art by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín. The cover art is by legendary comics artist Bill Sienkiewicz. In this nine-page excerpt, the novel’s key character, Paul Atreides, and his family members prepare to travel to, and take control of, the planet Arrakis, the only source of “The Spice,” a rare substance that extends life and human capabilities, after Paul manages to pass the harrowing and deadly test of the Gom jabba. DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 1: Dune by Frank Herbert, adapted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martín will be published by © Abrams ComicArts in November 2020. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.

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