In Times of Trouble - Read Some Horror: Sixties Magazines by Warren Publishing

Few publishers influenced the 1960s horror comics genre quite like James Warren. For almost 25 years, he published all things horror, fantasy, and scifi - smartly utilising the magazine format to avoid censorship imposed on US comic books by the Comics Code Autority. Even today Creepy, Vam...


Mexico City - Star Wars Q&A Draws in Fans

The most highly anticipated film of the year 2015 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens has invited fans in Mexico City to a fan screening and Q&A this week. The screening took place before the official world premiere in Los Angeles which is scheduled for December 14th - and the film's openi...


Peter Bagge

American cartoonist Peter Bagge (Dec 11, 1957, New York) is probably best-known for his comic book Hate. His sense of black humor is supported by his exaggerated cartoon style - ideal for portraying the middle-class American youth, which he was part of: "We were the weirdo outcast kids of...


The Ant-Man: Check out the Cast of Marvel's Latest Blockbuster

The Guardians' great box office success shows that even Marvel's b-heroes have the potential to capture an audience. All of a sudden the whole world is talking about Rocket, Groot & Co. The Ant-Man is another of Marvel's characters to hit the screen this summer. And even thought he has...


Greg Broadmore's strange world of DR. GRORDBORT

Greg Broadmore's idea of fun is kind of special and – well, direct. "Stunning", as the British might say. His Dr. Grordbort stories and sculptures mirror a large part of this exceptional artist's strange character who obviously is more of a relaxed type and not too concerned with himself....


So, Bicycle Girl - what's your story?

Believe it or not. One of AMC's The Walking Dead zombie characters already has had its first "spinoff" - kind of. You who have read the comic book's first issue all have met her: A dead, half-eaten zombie girl right there on page 16! The Bicycle Girl, a.k.a. Hannah is one of the first zomb...


The Game of Thrones: Take on the role of your life!

Dedicated fans of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" are probably already acquainted with this year's new comic book series "A Game of Thrones". But there’s more to the story than meets the eye! Fans who really want to get a go at the world of fearless warriors and...


KICKSTART this sucker!!! "The Goon" movie

"Eric Powell's comic book "The Goon" has thrilled readers around the globe with its fantastic world of mobsters, zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and every outrageous thing in between." Time to bring this great comic to theaters! The GOON is about to take on Hollywood! David Fincher...


Great American Crime-Comics

In the early years of the comic book the crime genre proved to be a popular source of inspiration. Characters first featured in the crime pulps of the 30s found their way into comics. In 1931 Chester Gould invented "Dick Tracy" for the first time depicting criminal characters and police wo...


Most wanted kitchen aid: Wonderwoman

That's what I'd call cool. Baking may never have been one of your favourite activities – until now. Unfortunately you will have to travel to Brasil to buy this gorgeous item: Kitchen Aid Brasil has developed this "phantastic" instrument. It has – among others – the power to turn anyone int...


I'm Superman, he's Batman. DC SUPER HEROES X LEGO

LEGO is – without a doubt – the coolest producer of toys ever. Check. A while ago I visited an old friend and spent almost one hour with her 6 year old debating the Star Wars Universe. In the form of his rather impressionable LEGO collection. For years and years I have checked on the lates...


Master of the black line: About the Inker

The "Inker" in the US is often called "finisher", "embellisher" or "tracer". As one of the main artists working on a comic book it falls to him to "beautify" or "polish" the penciller's work. Or simply put: He's the one to add the crucial lines and textures. As a rule the famous black "Ind...


The way of the samurai – Bilderundworte magazine

Our first issue of Bilderundworte magazine also represents the beginning of a completely new turn our website took a year ago. After much discussion and the merry throwing about of countless ideas and possibilities the truth suddenly hit us: Life’s a bore! We wanted to do more stuff that w...


Marshall Rogers, Batman and the laughing fish

American comic book artist Marshall Rogers (January 22, 1950 – March 24, 2007) worked on one of the first graphic novels in 1979 – "Detectives Inc." – and today may be best known for his 1970s Marvel and DC series. His contribution to characters like Batman and the Silver Surfer stands out...


Colour me surprised

When we talk about a specific comic book it is mostly the artist who gets the credit. In Germany only sometimes the writers will get the attention, too, while in the US they are generally treated with much more respect. Very often writers are Eisner Award winners and thereby honoured for...