Brian Wood in the NYT

DMZ gets the full-on Sunday Times treatment: What inspired Mr. Wood, 34, to create such a grim scenario? “Just living here,” he said during a recent interview near his Brooklyn home, where he lives with his wife, Meredith Gary, and their 9-week-old daughter, Audrey. “That makes it sound like I hate the city, but I […]


New OPTIC NERVE in ’07!

Cover from D&Q blog:

Marvel’s 2007 prospects

’07 looks to be a banner year for Marvel, with bof-office smashdom for SPIDER-MAN 3 as sure a thing as is possible in the wild land of Hollywood; FF2, while bemoaned by purists, looks to have a solid audience base, as well. Ghost Rider looks…problematic, but at least nic Cage is happy. Motley Fool has […]

Detailed DC dolls

Robert Tonner is a high end specialty doll maker, whose made collectible figures for Harry Potter and other familiar figures. He’s just turned his skills to the DC Stars Collection: Robert Tonner has long been a fan of the power and might of Super Heroes; each with its own fascinating story of heroic powers and […]

UFC champ hypes 300

Warner’ is teaming with UFC light-heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell to promote 300: Kicking off the promotion, Warner Bros. will be sponsoring Liddell in his next Ultimate Fight in Las Vegas on December 30, 2006. In addition, Liddell will be making personal appearances and will lend his name and likeness to a variety of other promotions […]

Links and thoughts

§ Rafael Kayanan thinks the Silver Surfger would look better without eyeballs. § Jimm Rugg talks about PLAIN JANES, the lead title in the MINX line: “Obviously, I found the story captivating or I wouldn’t have considered drawing it. I find Cecil’s characterizations refreshing, articulate, and thorough. And the story was unusual compared to my […]

Another Rockwell masterpiece drives family apart

Regular readers will recall the tale of “Breaking Home Ties,” the Norman Rockwell painting that turned out to have been a forgery after HENRY cartoonist Don Trachte hid the original from his soon to be ex-wife. Well, the NY Times reports on another Rockwell-inspired family spat, this time among the three sons of Saturday Evening […]


Back in the day! Link via Dino. UPDATE: Okay I am a moron and this is TO TELL THE TRUTH not WHAT’S MY LINE. Haste and idiocy…a deadly combination. In fairness, I never realized until this very moment that these were two different shows. I’m sure Mark Evanier is preparing a hangman’s noose for me […]

The NRA Graphic Novel

We don’t have a lot of time to round up the reactions to this stunning piece of work here, but you can read the entirely of Freedom In Peril: Guarding the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century here, thanks to Boing Boing. The artist is anonymous, but it’s groovy that he or she used that […]

The “Occasional Superheroine” of Japan?

ComiPress translates a Japanese article called The Reason I Quit as a Manga Editor: wondered if I should ask him to redraw the manga, since that kind of work couldn’t be published in my magazine at the time. However, the act of denying an artist’s preference and going against his personality might make him think […]

EW on Year’s Best comics

Year’s Best lists are rolling in, and EW’s Ken Tucker weighs in with a fairly Catholic list, showing estimable taste by including Jason’s THE LEFT BANK GANG. We love Jason so much here at Stately Beat Manor that he’s in a Hall of Fame all his own.

Toon developments

It was a huge year for animated films — quantity was way up, while quality, depending on who you ask, was all over the place. Variety looks at the factors behind box office success for this years crop, revealing that timing was everything: Successful toons tend to have very strong legs, dropping just 20%-30% each […]

Teshkeel teams with UNESCO

Teshkeel is teaming with UNESCO and Aramex, a Middle Eastern transportation company, to deliver comics to children in several nations, including Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq, to brighten this time of year. Kuwait based Teshkeel Media Group. today announced that they have joined with Aramex, the leading transportation company and UNESCO to help children and teens […]

A day that will live in infamy

Tom notes that Stan Lee and Chris Ware share a birthday, a fact that always struck us as kind of eerie. Blog @ links to a Stan interview on NPR that you can listen to to celebrate this special day.

Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer trailer

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