31 Days of Halloween: Frankenweenie movie posters


Disney released these swell classic movie posters in the style of tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which opened earlier this month. But it’s still in the spirit of the season!

Wizard stuff: Macaluso Chairman; Austin programming; convention profits up in Q2


Despite the nearly daily arrival of Wizard World PR in our inboxes, we haven’t been the most attentive to running their news; apologies for that. With this weekend’s Wizard World Austin Comic Con coming up, here’s a little of what’s happening and a peek at the most recent SEC filings:

Marvel’s Next Big Thing: The Indestructible Hulk


Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu are the team behind the relaunch for Marvel’s Hulk, who will NOW! be known as ‘The Indestructible Hulk’. After a conference call about Thor yesterday, today it was the turn of the Hulk creatives to take to the phones and answer questions from the greats of the comics press. […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: September 2012


The AVENGERS VS X-MEN crossover built towards its finale in September (though the actual final issue slipped to the next month). And – well, yes, that’s about it in terms of notable releases in September. Schedules don’t get much quieter than this, and with many of the titles also on their way to an imminent relaunch, the main points of interest on this month’s chart really involve seeing how recent launches are getting on.

The Beat named one of the 25 Best Blogs by TIME.com


I know I tweeted this yesterday, but for those who missed it, the newly revamped Time.com website ran a list of the Top 25 Blogs of 2012. and
The Beat was on the list!

Dark Horse to publish the complete Sin Titulo


Cameron Stewart’s excellent webcomic Sin Titulo has finished and will get a hardcover collection from Dark Horse next year. The strip, described as “a dark, neo-noir semi-autobiographical mystery thriller concerned with dreams, family, and memory” launched in 2007 as part of the TX webcomics collective, and has continued on, with a few lengthy breaks, ever since. It won the Eisner Award for Best Webcomic in 2010

Girl Genius hands over retail business to TopatoCo


Phil and Kaja Foglio’s Girl Genius has been a success on the web ever since folks started anxiously asking “Can peoplez read comicz on webz?” and it even has a load of Hugo Awards to show for it. But In a humorous press release copied below, they’ve announced they’re moving over to TopatoCo for fulfillment and merchandizing, while staying with Diamond for distribution.

The first official Iron Man 3 trailer


s this the Nolan-ized Iron Man? The quasi-Bane-like narration, dark tone and “hero must struggle against himself” are certainly a bit different from the light hearted screwball comedy of the first two. In Shane Black we trust.

Kickstarter UK Opens Up for Business


Kickstarter has become the go-to crowdfunding website for a variety of comic projects, whether they be furiously exciting or somewhat dubious. But up until now, the site has been fairly restrictive about who can or can’t set up a campaign on the site – namely, that Americans can, but people in the UK can’t. That’ll […]

Clark Kent: Quitter


Almost certainly due to the news that The Daily Planet was long-ago outstripped by The Beat in terms of superhero coverage (suck it, Perry White), Scott Lobdell’s first regular issue of Superman will apparently see Clark Kent quit the company.

DC Reveals Cliff Chiang’s Concept Art for Orion


Something which totally skipped me at NYCC, presumably due to being a thousand miles away from it, was the reveal of some Cliff Chiang’s concept art goodness for New God Orion. Unveiled at the “DC: From Concept to Page” panel. Orion’s appearance in Wonder Woman #12, completely unexpected by everybody, was perhaps one of the […]