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The Devastator Is Releasing a Bundle of Comedy Books

Comedy publisher The Devastator announced today that they've partnered with StoryBundle to release a batch of comedy books. Here's a sweet burn on crappy humor books from the announcement:

"When we go to a book store and look at 'humor books,' we typically see titles like Uncle Bobert's Crapper Laughs: 2000 Jokes to Memorize While You're Takin' a Big Dump and George W. Bushwhacked: A Doonesbury Collection (2003). Our goal is to create the freshest, geekiest, most hilarious books out there, and we're solely focused on humor."

The Devastator's humor bundle is an affordable collection of nine books and comic books from Daily Show, The Onion, and Adult Swim writers, and you can check [...]

Taran Killam Wrote His First Comic Book

Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam is taking his first steps into the comic world. The Illegitimates, the comic book series he's writing with Marc Andreyko, drops its first issue on Wednesday. The story follows the bastard children of a fallen James Bond-esque super spy who were the products of his one night stands and are now expected to form a new spy team together. Entertainment Weekly has a preview of the first issue up now.

Paul Scheer's First Comic Book 'Aliens vs. Parker' Is Out Today

Paul Scheer, of NTSF, The League, and Human Giant fame, wrote his first comic book, and it's out today. Called Aliens vs. Parker, Scheer co-authored the four issue comic miniseries with Nick Giovannetti, a comedy writer who's worked for MTV and Adult Swim. Aliens vs. Parker is a comedic sci-fi story that follows a group of slacker video game players, working for a space delivery service, who have to put their video games away to fight for their lives on a mysterious planet. You can pick up the first issue of the digital comic for $3.99 on Comixology right now. Scheer originally conceived of the story as [...]

Donald Glover Gets A Shout-Out From Creator Of New Biracial Spider-Man

Technically speaking, Donald Glover's Spider-Man campaign didn't directly inspire the character of Miles Morales, the new half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man debuting tomorrow in Marvel's Ultimate Fallout #4. However, seeing Glover in his Spider-Man jammies in Community's season premiere last year convinced creator Brian Michael Bendis he was on to something great. "He looked fantastic!" Bendis says. "I saw him in the costume and thought, 'I would like to read that book.' So I was glad I was writing that book." Apparently New Spidey is stepping into Peter Parker's shoes following his untimely comic book death in June, rather than following one brave studio's decision to skip directly to [...]

'Bob's Burgers' Is Getting the Comic Book Treatment This Summer

Fox's hit animated show Bob's Burgers is getting a comic book spin-off this summer. THR reports that Bob's Burgers: The Comic Book — written and created by writers and artists of the show — is set for a release this August from Dynamite Entertainment. Here's a statement from series creator Loren Bouchard:

If you like Bob's Burgers and you like comic books, then you may feel like you're living in one of the greatest times in human history, because Bob's Burgers and comic books are coming together in the form of Bob's Burgers: The Comic Book. Of course, we could really mess it up. Then you'd feel like [...]

Watch Pete Holmes Fire the X-Men, One by One

TBS has been releasing sketches from their new comedy series, The Pete Holmes Show, which launches next week. Here's a recurring sketch called "Ex-Men" that sees Holmes as Professor X, firing a different member of the X-Men each time. Here, he fires Gambit (played by Thomas Middleditch) for being pretty lame.

Check out one with Wolverine below:

Paul Scheer Is Writing His First Comic Book, 'Aliens Vs. Parker'

Paul Scheer, of NTSF, The League, and Human Giant fame, is making his first foray into comic book authorship with a new four-issue miniseries called Aliens Vs. Parker that'll debut in February. Comic Book Resources has a nice interview with Scheer and his co-writer on the project, Nick Giovannetti. Working with artist Manuel Bracci and BOOM! Studios, Scheer and Giovannetti wrote Aliens Vs. Parker, a comedic sci-fi story about a bunch of slacker video game players working for a space delivery service who have to take a break from their games when they land on a mysterious planet. Scheer and Giovannetti originally began working on Aliens Vs. Parker [...]

Conan O'Brien Is Doing a Week of Shows from Comic-Con in 2015

Conan O'Brien is set to become the first late night host to do a week of shows from Comic-Con. The TBS host plans to broadcast his shows from July 8 to July 12, 2015 (yes, that's really far away) from San Diego's Spreckels Theater during the massive annual comic book convention, Deadline reports. O'Brien recently took his show to Dallas last week coinciding with the NCAA championship.

Left Handed Radio: 'Tales from the Longbox'

On this special comic book episode: Infinite Crossover, Doctor Doom has the hiccups, the Joker consults with his decorator, the X-Men smell someone smoking weed at 9 AM, Spider-Man goes suburban, Captain Britain, a slumber party gets into some Thor Loko, The Invisible Woman has advice on browsing the internet safely, and the Reverse Punisher.

Left Handed Radio is written and performed by Adam BozarthMatt LittleAnna Rubanova, and Brett White with Halle Kiefer, Dom Manzolillo, and John Timothy.

NY Comic Con 2011: Why It’s Good To Be a Fan

To get to the Venture Brothers panel at New York Comic Con 2011, I had to wait in a long line to get to another line, to get to another line, all to get to the main line for admission to the IGN Theater. During the wait, I befriended the suited guy in front of me, who said he’d recently moved to New York from Atlanta. Trying to think of something conversation-y to say, I told him I was surprised that so many people wore costumes when the costume contest wasn’t till Sunday. He smiled at me and said, “You’ve never been to a con before, have you?”

When [...]