In the tradition of STAR TREK Eggos….

[Warning: no comic book content in this post.]TWILIGHT Candy Hearts for Valentine’s Day? posted by mark coale

Shamus announces Austin Comic-Con

Wizard World has returned to Texas, but in indie-friendly Austin, as opposed to Arlington/Dallas the venue of the previous Wizard World Texas. according to a press release, Gareb Shamus is launching the Austin Comic-Con this November — the same time frame as the canceled Wizard World Texas. Despite being an indie hotbed, and home to […]

The Beat’s Annual Year-End Survey, 2010 edition — Part Three

Wow, we had SO many responses there WILL BE A PART FOUR. And maybe a part five. Although there’s a perhaps not-so-surpsiing consensus on the biggest stories of ’09 and ’10, keep checking for the exclusive art previews, news of new projects and, of course, charming headshots. Thanks to everyone who participated! Below the cut, […]

PWCW Critic’s Poll anoints ‘Polyp’

It’s probably no surprise that Asterios Polyp won PW Comics Week’s annual critic’s poll. Footnotes in Gaza came in second, and the rest of the list — more than 60 titles strong — is a pretty strong indication that if you were following graphic novels in ’09, you got a LOT of entertainment. Kai Ming […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/6/10

Happy Epiphany, all! § Chris Butcher continues his looks at Manga Milestones of the ’00s, probably our favorite of all the decade retrospectives we’ve read. Picks #3 and #4 include Shonen Jump and Inu Yasha for format reasons: In the first 3 months of the Viz revamp, Viz had re-released nearly 40 volumes in new […]

Archie enters crossover realm with Archie/Valerie hookup

Fresh from jilting two wives, Archie “Playa” Andrews is moving on to the Pussycats, according to this morning’s press release. We’re not experts in Archie continuity — whether it be comic or strip — so we’re not certain if these two have, er, fraternized before. Will Archie move on to Melody and Josie in a […]

Goldman’s RED LIGHT PROPERTIES debuts at has announced an ambitious program of original webcomics and one of them debuted yesterday, Dan Goldman’s RED LIGHT PROPERTIES. The comic — about real estate woes in Miami — uses a snappy storytelling interface that unfolds in a natural way, and Goldman (SHOOTING WAR, ’08) has developed some new art techniques for the story, […]

SPIDER-MAN 4 start date in jeopardy — script back to doctor

Nikki Finke clears up some rumors that have been leaking out lately and finds that Spidey 4’s February start date has been canceled, jeopardizing its planned May 2011 opening. Spider-Man 4 was supposed to start filming in February, and star Tobey Maguire echoed that repeatedly in publicity appearances for Brothers. Then it pushed to March. […]

Dear Dear Gerard Butler chubs it up in Barbados

Dear, dear Gerard Butler fans around the world are in mourning or denial after the wide distribution of holiday beach photos of the star sporting the kind of physique that screams “THIS! IS! CHEESECAKE! AND I’M EATING IT ALL!” The fall from his 300 form is tragic, if human. Gawker uses the occasion to lobby […]