Batman busted

Maybe it wasn’t such great acting after all…Very sad news, as actor Christian Bale has been arrested in London for assaulting his mother and sister. Batman star Christian Bale has been arrested by detectives investigating claims he assaulted two family members. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a 34-year-old man had been arrested in connection with […]

Kirkman named Image partner

The New York Times once again scoops the big Comic-Con news: Robert Kirkman has been named an Image partner, the first new partner since the fabled original seven partners formed in the Days of Yore. Mr. Kirkman was asked to join Image in part to reward him for his commitment to putting out his creations […]

We’ll pass on SEX DRIVE, thanks

Well, as you may have noticed, there’s a little Hollywood shindig coming up in a few days. Whereas once, San Diego prep — with the accompanying anxiety, dashed hopes and teeth gnashing — was exclusively the provenance of the comics industry, now, the entire entertainment industry is in full throttle PR mode, harried PR girls […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

§ Just what we needed, more competition. § John McCain is…the Joker? § Viz has a new movie division and ICV2 interviews head Jason Hoffs: As far introducing a new, rich world, I think that manga is certainly the equal of any U.S.-created intellectual property, certainly including comic books and graphic novels. Where I think […]

James Jean does Sally Jupiter

Carla Gugino…va-va-voom! from the WATCHMEN movie everyone seems to be talking about: The good people over at AICN have received an artsy pop-up of Carla Gugino as Sally Jupiter from James Jean. According to him, this little beauty will play a role in the introduction of Sally Jupiter. Technorati Tags: va-va-voom

Women of SDCC

There’s are not any “Women in Comics” panels in San Diego, but there are a few women-focused panels of various sorts; there’s also this: 11:00-12:00 LEGO and BrickJournal: Brave New World— See what grown-ups and “big kids” are doing with LEGO today and what fuels them to never put the brick down! With notable guests […]


Okay we’re outtie. NO MORE PRESS RELEASES AND BOOTH SCHEDULES. We’re done. We leave the Beat in the hands of trusted operative Mark Coale, and a new operative, S. Stahl, who has taken on the job of Beat COPYEDITOR. Thank this wonderful person — he’s a demon for commas, which we usually aren’t. We’re hitting […]

SD08: Hero Initiative — #907

As usual, The Hero Initiative will have a spectacular lineup of events and guests at the big show, inlcuding the Marvel vs DC softball game. Much more below the cut. BOOTH SCHEDULE WED., 23 JUL (con hours 6:00-9:00) 6:30-7:30: Scott Koblish THUR, 24 JUL (con hours 9:30-7:00) 12:00-1:00: Gordon Purcell 1:00-2:00: Whilce Portacio 2:00-3:00: Marv […]

SD08: Royal Flush

Via PR: Comics Fans Meet ROYAL FLUSH MAGAZINE – an exquisitely-produced jammed-with-comics Rock / PopCulture magazine… + Patton Oswalt feature interview + Patton cover by Drew Friedman + Meet Royal Flush @ Comic-Con and get filmed for Toyota’s HEYA social network You can meet ROYAL FLUSH Publisher / Editor in Chief Josh Bernstein @ San […]

SD08: Red 5 – L03

Via PR: If you’re going to be in San Diego this week for Comic-Con International 2008, be sure to stop by the Red 5 Comics booth — L03 in the small press section at the back of the hall through entrance “C”. We’d love to chat with you to thank you for your support of […]

SD08: The Beguiling – #1529

Via Chris Butcher: Thanks to their friends at Drawn + Quarterly, The Beguiling Books & Art will be exhibiting at booth #1529 at this week’s Comic Con International: San Diego, in its role as a sales representative for original art. D+Q’s generous donation of exhibition space will allow The Beguiling to present original art from […]

SD08: Marvel Comics — #2429

A lot is going on. Hey True Believers, do you know where you want to spend Comic-Con International? At the Marvel Booth (#2429) of course! We’ve got more programming at our booth than ever before, featuring trailers, celebrity appearances, Q&A with your favorite creators and more! Who else would bring you a Marvel Fashion Show […]

SD08: Kiss Attack Party

Beat pal Marz Richards sent us info on this wild sounding party, which includes a performance by his band, RENFIELD. C Batts Fly and Adam & Eve are releasing the revolutionary sex fantasy KISS ATTACK on DVD, directed by Carlos Batts and featuring Sasha Grey, April Flores, La Cholita, Claire Adams and a host of […]