Blake Northcott

blake1 Blake NorthcottBlake Northcott is an author, Twitter-er, and occasional Slayer of Vampires (only the ones that sparkle).You can follow her on Twitter, or pick up her best-selling sci-fi/superhero book Arena Mode over at

Marc Silvestri September Mourning

Marc Silvestri: ‘September Mourning’ Fuses Comics & Music

Back in the early ’90s some of the biggest names from Marvel left the company and forged a creator-owned company called Image. It was like the comic book equivalent of an NBA All-Star Team, featuring […]


This is not a picture of Robert Venditti. At least--yikes, we hope not.

Robert Vendetti on Valiant’s “Book of Death”

I had the chance to chat with comic book writer Robert Venditti, who is a veteran of Valiant and DC Comics. Most notably he’s worked on The Flash, Green Lantern and X-O Manowar, and now, […]


Alistair is actually short for "Ali-death-stare."
(courtesy of Alistair Overeem)

UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem

I recently had a chance to catch up with perennial heavyweight contender Alistair “The Reem” Overeem, who meets power-puncher Roy Nelson, Saturday March 14 at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas. We talked about all things […]


Admit it--you're as crushed as we were to find out that's not her real tongue.

Comic Book Girl 19’s Magik Sexy Cosplay Calendar

The last time I spoke with Comic Book Girl 19 she was announcing the pre-sale for her 2015 Magik Sexy Cosplay Calendar, and had revealed just one tantalizing image. Now, six months and several photo shoots later, […]


"I have now allied three of your vertebrae with your trachea."

Barry Kitson: Building an ‘Empire’

Words like “legendary,” “epic,” and “amazing” are thrown around so haphazardly, it seems, that they’ve lost all meaning in everyday conversation. This was made all too clear when I was at Starbucks this morning, and […]


Whatever's going on here, we know we're not cool enough to be part of it.

Ed Piskor’s ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’

The sometimes controversial, historically accurate and wildly entertaining Hip Hop Family Tree–a comic strip by Ed Piskor–has been a mainstay at Boing Boing for several years. The weekly strip chronicles the birth of hip hop […]


Not that different from current events on Earth, to be honest.

Final ‘Starlight’ Sneak Preview!

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov’s throwback space adventure Starlight is drawing to a conclusion with an oversized final issue this Wednesday – and as you’ve come to expect from Mister Millar, it goes out with […]


Dead demonic deer derps dramatically! Film at 11.

Darkness that Appeals: ‘Wytches’ Author Scott Snyder

Who’s the best writer in comics? Of course it’s a ridiculous question to ask. Writing is one of the most purely subjective art forms there is, so anyone trying to make a case for the […]


"Oh--oh yeah? Well so's your FACE!...wait, wait, let me try that again, I can do better."

Penultimate ‘Starlight’ Preview!

Mark Millar’s epic space adventure thunders towards its conclusion: Starlight #5, the penultimate chapter in the six-issue limited series, hits comic stores everywhere on August 13, featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards and one of […]


Pictured: Only known photo of Joshua Hale Fiakov

Joshua Fialkov writer of ‘The Bunker’ [preview]

Like everyone else, I’ll take a chance at the comic store every now and then. I’ll roll the dice on an issue #1 if the cover looks interesting or if I heard something good about […]



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