Collection Released this Summer
Posted by Betsy Gomez on October 13, 2016 @ 6:06 pm CT
Pepe the Frog first appeared in Furie’s impish Boy’s Club comics as a laid-back, fun-loving anthropomorphic amphibian whose main interest in life was getting stoned. The comics were collected into a trade paperback released last summer.
Individuals on the Internet repurposed the beloved character in myriad memes, many of which were initially innocuous. In recent months, the character has been incorporated into racist messaging, resulting in the Anti-Defamation League’s labeling the character as a hate symbol.
In their statement, Fantagraphics and Furie reject the association of the character with racism. They are urging fans and others to "block, report, and denounce the illegal uses of the character by individuals and groups pirating him to foment hatred."
New Omnibus Has the Power of Grayskull
June 19, 2018
DC Comics is assembling its He-Man comics into one massive hardcover.
Freebies for Retailers Joining Pop-Up Spinner Rack Program
June 19, 2018
In a reversal of a multi-decade policy, Diamond Comic Distributors has partnered with Premier publishers and Diamond Select Toys to offer retailers incentives for wholesaling comics to "complementary" businesses using one of its 44-Pocket Comic Spinner racks.
Expansion for WizKids Game
June 20, 2018
WizKids is unleashing a Fistful of Monsters into its licensed Dungeons & Dragons: Rock Paper Wizard card game.