Sunday, August 26, 2012

Indie Spotlight - John Pross & Pross Comics

 I recently conducted an interview with John Pross of Pross Comics. We discuss his upcoming books and plans for New York Comic Con. As always, more after the jump.

What is your earliest memory involving comics?

My Dad used to always go to this baseball card and comic book shop to collect his cards. I just remember going there with him and seeing my first TMNT comic. Had to have it.

When did you start reading comics as a serious hobby?

It wasn't until about 4th grade I really started getting into comics. It was right around Jim Lee's run on the X-men. I remember my friend bringing in the wraparound cover of X-men #1 and thinking if the story is half as good as the art then I need to start reading this series.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Comics Releases - August 15th, 2012

 It's Wednesday, and you know what that means. NEW COMICS!!!  Here are all the new releases for the day, brought to you by the gang over at Comic List.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Indie Spotlight - The Illumi-Nerdi Interview

Today's indie spotlight focuses on The Illumi-Nerdi. They're two guys with a blog and a dream and they've built quite a following for themselves so far.

 More questions after the jump:

1. Who are the members of your core group?

There are only two members that work on our blog: Phil Butehorn and Brian Harris. We both work at Ruby Tuesday while we attend graduate school (Phil at Brooklyn College, Brian at Queens College). Let me tell you, we are awesome at serving America. But if the fanboys want to read “Shepherd” then we will no longer need to be waiters. So please….be interested.

2. How did the Illumi-Nerdi start? What was your original goal?

Sometimes being a waiter can get boring and we needed an escape. Right away, we had these enormous dreams like getting published by Image and having comic book groupies (that’s a real thing right?). Well, almost a year and half later we are no longer na├»ve. In the beginning, the purpose of the blog was to create a fan base so that we could introduce our comic book entitled “Shepherd”. Along the way, we have interviewed Matt Hawkins, Scott Lobdell, and Joe Esima. We ended up getting so caught up in doing interviews and creating Top 10 lists for heroes and villains, and our Artist/Writers Deathmatch. However, that is all about to change.

Comic Releases for August 8th 2012

Today is WEDNESDAY, meaning it's time for new comics! Today's pull list consists of:

Idolized #1
Batman #12
Batman and Robin #12
Suicide Squad #12
Superboy #12
It Girl and the Atomics #1
Gambit #1
Spider-Men #4

I don't have high hopes for a lot of the DC stuff this week as it's starting to fizzle out on the excitement level. Becky Cloonan on Batman should be great, though. Spider-Men #4 is awesome, as well. If you're not reading anything with Miles Morales, there is something wrong. You can tell when Bendis really enjoys what he's writing, because the quality is so much better.

For a complete list of today's releases, head on over to: ComicList