NoStraightLines

By Matt D. Wilson

Each week, Matt Wilson, co-host of the War Rocket Ajax podcast and author of The Supervillain Handbook, examines at a major comic news item and picks a few winners and one loser among the week's comic book releases.

Last week, ComiXology made an announcement that it had rejected from and was going to be taking down some of the comics already available in its iOS app because they violated Apple's App Store guidelines for content. You can see a list of the books that got removed here.

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- COSPLAY! FYI...MTV Geek loves cosplayers and yesterday was Cosplay Appreciation Day!

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Johnny Ryan's "Prison Pit" is nasty, weird, gory, violent, disturbing, and lots of other words that are typically used negatively. But when you're talking about this series -- which has just seen its 4th book released -- it's a stunning compliment. Ryan's work on "Prison Pit" is bravely adolescent and immaturely brilliant. It plumbs the depths of good taste, but serves as an illuminating peek into the subconscious of a man raised on manga, superheroes, cartoons and craziness. "Prison Pit" is consistently one of my favorite series and Book 4 keeps it going in bloody, mutilated, shape-shifting spades. I had the chance to chat with creator Johnny Ryan about the future of main character Cannibal F#@kface, the inspiration for the comic and whther or not it's okay to be totally grossed out by "Prison Pit."

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Welcome to MTV Geek's daily round-up of all things GEEK from the weird, wild world of the web! Got a cool link? Share it with us on Twitter at twitter.com/mtvgeek!

- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEPHEN KING! One of the greatest storytellers ever is 65 today! Celebrate by watching him read from his new book, "Doctor Sleep."

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By David Paggi

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest has announced a date, a new venue, guests and posted an AWESOME poster by Anders Nilsen (Big Questions, Dogs and Water). The second annual festival will be held on December 4th this year, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Brooklyn, New York – a bigger space than last year to accommodate bigger exhibitor demand, according to the show. That’s hardly surprising. The show last year was a huge success in the eyes of this attendee, and natural growth is welcome.

The announced guest list is pretty jaw dropping. Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Jordan Crane, Renee French, Sammy Harkham, Anders Nilsen, Paul Pope, Johnny Ryan, Gabrielle Bell, Jillian Tamaki and more.

Keep an eye on their website for updates and programming news. If you’re in the tri-state area this is definitely something you should check out. Admission is FREE (really!), the neighborhood is awesome and guests/exhibitors are great. Hell, I think it’d be worth it to fly in. See the city — make a vacation out of it!

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is a curated comics fest produced by Brooklyn’s Desert Island Comics, PictureBox Inc. and Bill Kartalopolous.

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