Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg on JANES IN LOVE

Back to the Janes: Castellucci & Rugg on Janes in Love By Zack Smith Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg opened the doors for DC’s Minx line of teen-oriented graphic novels last year with The P.L.A.I.N. Janes, the story of a group of four girls all named “Jane” who form a secret group of artists to […]


Television Review: The Middleman on ABC Family By Zack Smith The last decade has arguably seen a renaissance of SF/fantasy material on television – not to mention the rise of films and TV series that are either based on comic books or draw from the type of storytelling found there. But let’s face it: Like […]

Colleen Coover on X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and More

A Colleen Coover Catch Up – All Things Marvel and More By Zack Smith posted: 2008-06-11 16:52:00 ET It’s impossible not to smile when you see Colleen Coover’s art. The Portland-based artist, previously known for her adult-oriented series Small Favors and the more kid-friendly Banana Sunday from Oni, has gained a new and massive fan […]

Theater Reviews: DEARLY BELOVED and Neil Simon’s RUMORS

Rumors Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy at Progress Energy Center Through June 15   Dearly Beloved Theatre in the Park Through June 28 Fans of farce have their pick of shows when it comes to local theater. The annual summer series Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy (an unfortunately literal title during this heat […]

Javier Grillo-Marxuach on THE MIDDLEMAN TV Series, Part Two

The Middleman – From TV to Comics and Back Again, p2 By Zack Smith posted: 06 June 2008 11:04 am ET In part one of a two part interview, we spoke with writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, Medium) about adapting his once TV pilot script into the Viper comic book series The Middleman and then back […]

Interview with Comedian Mike Birbiglia

Goodnight’s Comedy Club—Mike Birbiglia has made a career out of revealing things most people would rather keep quiet. Case in point: The subject of his hour-plus of all-new material he’s workshopping at Goodnight’s. “I’m working on a whole new show called Sleepwalk with Me, where I go into detail about a sleepwalking disorder I have,” […]

Javier Grillo-Marxuach on THE MIDDLEMAN, Part One

By Zack Smith Javier Grillo-Marxuach has enjoyed a lot of success as a writer in Hollywood, working on such shows as Lost, Medium and many other sci-fi and fantasy shows (seriously. It’s a lot.). Now, he’s getting to do his own show…and he owes it in part to comic books. For several years, readers have […]


By Zack Smith  Writer, inker and filmmaker Howard W. Shum is about to take readers on a trip to the far reaches of the universe. The man who combined 1930s pulp adventure, Hong Kong action and outright madness in Gun Fu is back with Hyperkinetic, a new SF/comedy miniseries from Image about four ass-kicking girls […]

Dark Horse Reprints HERBIE!

SHAWNA GORE ON DARK HORSE’S HERBIE COLLECTIONS by Zack Smith Once in a while, we at Newsarama are privileged to report on the return of a legend. This is one of those times. Tony Isabella declared him “the greatest character of all time.” Bob Burden teamed him up with the Flaming Carrot. Dan Nadel declared […]