Retailer Q | #11: Media Smash Follow Through

From a retailer perspective what’s the right way for a comic publisher to follow through a media hit and garner new readers? What are they doing wrong? How have you maximized new reader sales based on hit media properties?

Retailer Q | #8: Recommendations For New Readers

When someone comes into the store and wants to start reading comics, what do you recommend? How about for a youth? What if they ask for something Canadian?

Canadian Superheroes Jul04

Canadian Superheroes

In honour of Canada Day, I decided to choose 5 Canadian Superheroes. #5 Scott Pilgrim This bass playing, video-gaming, vanquisher of evil exes lives in Toronto.  He had to fight 7 evil exes of the woman he loves, Ramona Flowers. #4 The Guardian The Guardian (or Vindicator or Weapon Alpha) is...

CBD’s 52Q | #23: “How About Them Shuster Awards?” Feb02

CBD’s 52Q | #23: “How About Them Shuster Awards?”

Every week CBD’s Editor in Chief Pete DeCourcy asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers, we’ll be doing this for 52 weeks. Tip of the hat goes to the gang at Scans_Daily for the inspiration. Today’s Question: “With the release of the 2011 JSA Nominees...

CBD’s 52Q | #19: "What can we expect from comics in 2011?" Jan05

CBD’s 52Q | #19: "What can we expect from comics in 2011?...

Every week CBD’s Editor in Chief Pete DeCourcy asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers, we’ll be doing this for 52 weeks. Tip of the hat goes to the gang at Scans_Daily for the inspiration. Today’s Question: “What can we expect from comics in 2011?”...

Just A Thought | Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the holiday season again and a lot of you out there have little or big nerds to buy for. It can be daunting, especially if you’re not someone who is into comics. But here I am with not only a gift guide but advice on how to figure out what to get that special geek. Shopping...

Scott Pilgrim Gets an Epic Send-Off Nov08

Scott Pilgrim Gets an Epic Send-Off

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World may not have been a box-office success but that didn’t stop it from getting the send-off this fan-loved film deserved.  Before arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday November 9th, Scott Pilgrim headed back to the theatre for a, dare I say it, EPIC one-night...

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation Nov04

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation

Our fine Canadian product moves into yet another medium with Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation coming to Adult...

Comic Culture Radio Podcast – August 18th

Great show this week. Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija tackle issues like the new Spider-Man musical, the Scott Pilgrim movie, new comics releasing this week and so much more. Now just kick back, relax…

Just A Thought | Thoughts on The San Diego Comic Con Jul29

Just A Thought | Thoughts on The San Diego Comic Con

I am always one to admit when I’m wrong. And boy did I miss the mark on what would be announced at Comic Con. No Bendis job movement, no real Vertigo crossover announcement, nothing about The Shadow. In fact in terms of news from San Diego…er…there was none. I guess this is...

Diary of a Comic Book Goddess :: Scott Pilgrim Fans Take Over Mirvi...

On Monday night, I had the pleasure of attending the midnight release party of the sixth volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. A tad sad to learn that I would be going alone earlier in the day (there was no way I wasn’t going to miss the book...

A Look Inside Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little World Jul13

A Look Inside Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little World

The next bright spot for geeky film lovers is Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s fabulous comic book. Pretty much the entire cast will be coming to San Diego next weekend for Comic Con, and Universal has some other major plans...

Dispatches from the Interwebs: Interesting Comic Stories

The Bestselling Graphic Novels for June 2010 (Bookstore Channel) Nielsen BookScan has released its rankings for the bestselling adult graphic novels in the bookstore channel for June 2010. Using sales data provided by major book chains, online retailers, mass merchants, and select independent...

All the Scott Pilgrim trailers in one place!…or at least however many I remember exist! Jun19

All the Scott Pilgrim trailers in one place!…or at least howe...

Ahoy there, we know all of you Scott Pilgrim fans out there are tired of opening multiple windows to see all the the trailers so we’re putting them all into one nice post for you to check out and point out some of the cool bits to look for! Plus, it gives me a chance to rewatch the...

Just A Thought | E3 Rundown and some Criminal

I honestly was working on a great column for this week…and then I honestly ran out of time to finish it (you will see it eventually, it’s another 101 piece much like the Grendel one that ran a while ago). E3 is currently on and due to being an avid gamer (to make it clear, I love...

Scott Pilgrim: The Trailer +1 May31

Scott Pilgrim: The Trailer +1

New Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World trailer! Get excited!

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Trailer! Mar25

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Trailer!

We talked about it for a long time and it’s finally out; goddamned is it beautiful. Congrats O’Malley, they succesfully translated your kinetic visual style and made it something to really behold. Gaze at the glory that is...

Eighty-Three Second Scott Pilgrim Trailer To Air Friday Mar23

Eighty-Three Second Scott Pilgrim Trailer To Air Friday

Well, it looks like we’ll finally get to see Scott Pilgrim move. After what feels like four years of development (my friend worked on the film and I’d get daily little tidbits, making the wait even more unbearable) we might be seeing Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life...

Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour Mar19

Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour

Today, Oni Press released the cover, title and release date for the sixth and final volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s award-winning “Scott Pilgrim” series of graphic novels via their official blog. The book will be titled “Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour”...

First 'Official' Shots of Scott Pilgrim Jan07

First 'Official' Shots of Scott Pilgrim

Hey, Look at that.. He’s still got the flaming sword of love! My excitement knows no bounds when it comes to Scott Pilgrim’s movie adaptation, pretty much everything is spot on; form casting to all the visuals we’ve seen so far. Hopefully people will be blown away by how...