Ho Ho Holiday Travel

Since THE BEAT herself might not be in a position to post right now, I’m fairly certain this is a sentiment that she would most likely want expressed at this festive time of year. US AIRWAYS = !^%#&^!%$!*!@(* I don’t know if it’s the crappy weather all over the country or the amount of people […]

Even more good comics

Must read #2: The Daily Cross Hatch presents The Best Damned Comics of 2008 Chosen By The Artists with over 50 cartoon types picking their faves. 2008 will perhaps be known as the year that smaller publishers like Sparkplug and Secret Acres really came into their own, or maybe the moment that Top Shelf truly […]

Comics: Cheap entertainment?

Aaron Albert attempts to break down the cost per minute of such forms of entertainment as movies and comics, and comics come out a bit spendy. I think there are many reasons. Comic books are a very unique medium that you can’t really get anywhere else. There is an interactivity in comics, where you play […]

SPIRIT watch!

In only a few short days, THE SPIRIT will open, and the long, long promotional trail — and all those posters of a flapping red tie dotting the nation — will be just a memory. It was a good run. In the meantime, Frank Lovece catches up with director Frank Miller: What else do you […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

§ Must read: Many comics types weigh in on 2008’s events at The Comics Reporter. § MTV’s Splash Page rounds up some holiday-themed comics so we don’t have to. § This article from the Schenectady Daily Gazette examines how many media that are supposedly for kids are supported by adults …like comic books: Earthworld’s owner, […]

To Do: December 22 – 28

Not a very eventful week, unless you count Christmas and all that … let us know if there are any parties or signings that we managed to miss! Tuesday, December 23 – Wednesday, December 24 Chicago, IL, 11 AM Tues. – 5 PM Wed. – Challengers Comics Christmas Crisis Some retailers may be closing early […]