BREAKING: Narwain kaput – UPDATE

We haven’t actually been putting too much energy into a cadaver derby here at SBM, but chances are, in any random polling, the frontrunner for the next comics company to fold would have been Narwain, the Italy-funded company that never seemed to go anywhere. Although they had top-name talent attached, and put out a number […]

PAINKILLER JANE series a go; Edlund at SciFi

The SciFi Channel has announced their upcoming TV slate with new shows from Mark Burnett and Lynda Obst, but of most interest to comical types will be the news that the PAINKILLER JANE tv show has been greenlit for 22 episodes starting in January. Also, Ben Edlund (THE TICK) is developing a show called Witch […]

Man of Action BLOGS!

While the Man of Action collective has been storming the castle with BEN 10, their hit CN toon, Messrs. Seagle, Casey, Kelly and Rouleau realize that to truly be real men of action, they must be able to show their mettle in the toughest activity known to man: BLOGGING. Not only has the MAN OF […]

Humanoids production deal, Cassaday to direct

The Hollywood Reporter has a story this morning about how SUPERMAN producer Pierre Spengler has a 12-picture option on titles drawn from the library of Humanoides, starting with I AM LEGION, by Fabien Nury and John Cassaday, who is set to direct the movie. Spengler has things like hedge funds involved for backing, and a […]

SDCC: How to park, take trolley at Comic-con

The Comic-Con website hs handy hints on how to park at Comic-con, ans a guide to taking the trolley: Parking can be one of the most challenging aspects of coming to Comic‑Con. While Comic-Con itself has no control over the parking situation in downtown San Diego, it’s a good idea to arrive early, as parking […]

Quesada on Colbert Report

According to The Late Night TV Page Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada will be on The Colbert Report on Thursday 7/27, perhaps to discuss CIVIL WAR? Host Stephen Colbert is known to have strong ties to such nerd topics as D&D and has been known to read excerpts from his ersatz science fiction novel on the […]

SDCC: Nick Mag Comic Carousel

Nickelodeon Magazine will be presenting their own variation of R. Sikoryak’s cartoon carousel which has been delighting audiences here in NYC for a few years. Now you can see just how thrilling it is! Nickelodeon Comic Carousel: Interactive cartoon slideshows At the San Diego Comic Con Friday 3:30-4:30 in Room 1B Featuring plenty of gags, […]

SDCC: CBLDF at San Diego

Parties! Auctions! Luncheon auctions! So much to do… CBLDF Welcome Party Thursday, July 20 Westgate Hotel 1055 2nd Avenue 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM Image Comics, IDW Publishing,, Prism Comics, Diamond Select Toys, and Dark Horse have teamed up to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by hosting the Fund’s Welcome Party at […]

A Lost Princess of Mars?

A while ago, on the Old Beat we told you about a new comics series to be published by IDW based on Edgar Rice Burroughs A PRINCESS OF MARS, to be written by Dan Taylor, with art by Ted McKeever and covers by Frank Cho and Mark Wheatley. However, yesterday, eagle-eyed Jen Contino spotted something […]

Watch The Amazing Screw-On Head!

Dear God, this is cool. The SciFi Channel has put the entire first episode of Mike Mignola’s THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD cartoon online. We’ll let SF describe it: In this hilarious send-up of Lovecraftian horror and steampunk adventure, President Abraham Lincoln’s top spy is a bodyless head known only as Screw-On Head. When arch-fiend Emperor […]