RIP Joe Kubert

RIP Joe Kubert

I was very sad to hear yesterday of the passing of Joe Kubert, one of the true giants of the comics book industry, from near to it’s beginnings until the present day. It’s pretty much impossible to measure the extent of his influence. Kubert was one of the most prolific creators in...

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Go To This: Carousel @ SOLOWAY

Go To This: Carousel @ SOLOWAY

CAROUSEL @ SOLOWAY Friday, August 3, 2012 8:00 pm Soloway presents the latest CAROUSEL, cartoon slide shows created and presented by a wide array of writers, cartoonists, and other characters.Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, Emily Flake, Myla Goldberg, Jason Little, Danny Hellman, and Matthew Thurber...

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New In The Shop – Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

New In The Shop – Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

New to the Wow Cool shop is Karl Stevens’ excellent LA Times Book Prize nominated book The Lodger. Also available are Karl’s Ignatz award funded debut release Guilty and the Alternative Comics published Whatever. Karl’s Failure comic is published weekly in the Boston Phoenix...

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Support This: The Projects PDX

THE PROJECTS: experimental art + comics festival in Portland. A new era for comics art: 3 days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings and collaborative projects with artists from around the world. Oct. 19-21, IPRC (and other venues), Portland, OR THE PROJECTS brings together experimental artists...

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Our Shoddy New Office Mates

Our Shoddy New Office Mates

The news seems to have gotten around that Wow Cool has put up Alternative Comics in the front room like a sketchy relative. This is true. Largely the front room part, where Alternative Comics is now based. The shelves have also arrived. They’re fairly nice shelves. They used to belong to...

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Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Words we never thought we’d be typing department! Yes indeed, Fluke Fanzine was recently profiled in Huff Post land. You can get your Fluke zine fix right here on Wow Cool, including the recent tenth issue with cover art by Nate Powell as seen above.

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Free Pussy Riot!

Free Pussy Riot!

Three young women are being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of a feminist punk group “Pussy Riot”. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested in March 2012 and charged with...

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You’re So New To Me – SDCC 2012 Finds

You’re So New To Me – SDCC 2012 Finds

I know it’s CCI now or something, but whatever. I went to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in 14 years this past weekend and this is a quick run-down of artists, books and places that were either new to me or finally stuck in my mind enough to want to pass them along.

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Photos from Comic-Con 2012

Photos from Comic-Con 2012

39 photos of dubious merit, shot with my crappy phone-cam at the latest San Diego comics and what-have-you entertainmenty get-together clusterflock. Suitably annotated. Enjoy. See them all on thee flickr.

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Uncle Marc Goes To The Toy Store

Uncle Marc Goes To The Toy Store

The grandparents were in town to spoil the Wow Cool kids. They got off easy on the tab when we found a ton of Jay Steven’s Secret Saturdays action figures on clearance. The show is currently in reruns on the Cartoon Network’s Boomerang cable channel and is some enjoyable stuff in a...

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Support This – SP7 Alt. Comics Tribute to GARO

Retrofit Comics is getting together with Secret Prison to produce the biggest book either of them will have released to date. It’s an alternative/art-comics tribute to the spearhead of the Gekiga movement, the anthology Garo. They are turning to you, dear comic reader, to support the...

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Brandon Graham’s Escalator and other Transports

Brandon Graham’s Escalator and other Transports

Brandon Graham’s collection of short strips Escalator is now in stock in the Wow Cool shop as are many other titles from Alternative Comics. Many more are on their way. Wow Cool has been named as the preferred online retailer of Alternative Comics. All in-print Alternative titles will soon...

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Hic & Hoc Publications Added to The Shop

Hic & Hoc Publications Added to The Shop

New to the Wow Cool shop are the many fine publications from brand new indie venture (four books so far in 2012!) Hic & Hoc. Wow Cool will also be distributing Hic & Hoc to retail stores near you in the very near future (holy crap, Comic-Con is, like, hours away… right after...

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Tales Designed To Thrizzle Last Issue Out Now

We have no idea around here when the proper new comic book day is this week, but we do know that: A: We have the very last issue of Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed to Thrizzle (#8) in stock now. B: We can’t ship them out to you until Thursday because of this pesky Independence Day...

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Sales Tax Increase and Other Delights

California residents who order from our shop, please take note. The sales tax we charge for orders shipping to addresses in California has increased from 8.25% to 8.375%. Apparently this increase is to offset the cost of anti-bullying measures in Santa Clara County, where we are located. Yes...

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