RIP Paul Newman

Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend

Yes, it’s Baltimore once again! We elected to go down and enjoy the Harveys, the scenic inner harbor and our occidental pals as opposed to NYAF this weekend, but we’re sure it’s a sound choice. Guests include Bernie Wrightson, Brian Bendis, Jim Lee, and Mike Mignola, and many, many more. We couldn’t find the link […]

News on Liquid flows

The Hollywood Reporter has more on the launch of Liquid Comics, formed when Virgin Comics’ Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman bought out the assets of the company. As previously expected, Liquid will continue to develop digital content, films, animation and gaming projects based on its original characters and stories. Director Shekhar Kapur will […]

New York Anime Fest THIS WEEKEND

The New York Anime Fest kicks off today, and we haven’t given this NEARLY the kind of buildup we should have, but it should be a lot of fun. The move from December has definitely given it a better slot, but more conflicts with other shows (like Balitmore Comic-Con and Yaoi Con.) But this is […]

To Do: HARD TO SWALLOW at the Isotope

WHAT: Justin Hall & Dave Davenport HARD TO SWALLOW @ Isotope Friday, September 26th 7pm – 11pm Kicking off Folsom Street Fair weekend in high style… queer comics icons Justin Hall and Dave Davenport will be launching the fourth issue of the edgy, gay erotic comics HARD TO SWALLOW at the Isotope. One of our […]

Minx reax

The failure of WaMu Minx pretty much took over the blogosphere yesterday. A few highlights: § Mariah Huehner, who worked on the initial Minx launch, has her own postmortem: And I think a huge part of it is a lack of long term planning. It was always going to take time for this line to […]

As God is my witness…

That survey looked readable in the preview. I’ll be honest with you kids, it is hard to write about comic books right now when a meeting of our greatest leaders to decide how to stave off a depression (not recession) ends in finger pointing and shouting and begging. When the biggest bank in the country […]

Polls are fun: You are what you read

We’ve decided to make everything a little more interactive here at Stately Beat Manor, because we’ve heard that social networking and interactivity are where it’s all at. To that end, we want to know more about YOU, the faithful Beat reader. Perhaps we can even create a sort of Beaters profile, kind of like the […]

Tonight to do: LOCAL at Rocketship

And in lighter news…

Mets fans are gladdened by this news from the Onion: Struggling Mets Combine To Form Carlos Voltron: Facing the Cubs in the midst of a three-game losing streak, the desperate Mets sprinted out to the field Tuesday, launched themselves high into the air above Shea Stadium, and combined their bodies to form a 400-foot tall […]

More Minx

Well it’s official, as DC’s release makes clear: Minx will cease publication beginning January ’09. Minx was an experimental imprint for DC Comics and we are extremely proud of the books we published and the stories we told during the past two years. We thank all of the writers and artists who lent their talents […]

Breaking news: Minx line canceled

Over at CBR, Andy Khouri reports that DC has canceled the Minx line, the much-talked-about line of GNs aimed at the female YA market, launched with much fanfare last year. Khouri’s story doesn’t go into detail on which books will be released, but it appears some will still come out, only not under the Minx […]

More old manga

Shaenon Garrity continues to reprint manga from the 40s. This stuff is pre-Tezuka, and it shows, but it has much charm. This week: Matt Thorn translates the title as The Delightful Steel Mill, which is probably the best translation, but I kind of prefer the translation one of my Japanese coworkers at Viz offered, The […]

Saint Paul declares October 4th to be Comic Book Day!

FallCon is a nice regional show held each year in the Midwest — this year, it will be held October 4th and 5th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and to really get in the spirit of the thing, the mayor has even made a proclamation! The honorable Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/25

§ Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD) writes to tell us he FINALLY has a website. § Similarly, Geppi’s Entertainment now has a new comprehensive website for all of his collectible-related endeavors. § Evie Nagy runs her full Q&A with Greg Rucka, mainly focusing on QUEEN & COUNTRY: Do you go to any great lengths to […]

Colbert meets Spidey!

Following in the tradition of Uncle Floyd and the ORIGINAL cast of Saturday Night Live, Spider-Man is teaming up with late-night personality Stephen Colbert: Marvel is proud to reveal that Spider-Man and acclaimed television personality Stephen Colbert will join forces in an all new eight-page story featured in the extra-sized Amazing Spider-Man #573! Acclaimed writer […]