Image publisher Eric Stephenson on recognizing and growing new talent

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The recent argument over Image, reprints and retailers, it’s clear that conscientious retailers and creators are trying to figure this out together….it’s not a fiscal cliff type dead end. But it also underscores one of the biggest stories of the year: The ascent of Image as a very real competitor to the “Big Two” in […]

MoCCA Fest 2013 announces steering committee, new projects

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Last summer, the Musuem of Comics and Cartoon Art in NYC lost their physical space and transferred their assets to the Society of Illustrators. Although the SoI is a well-regarded institution, there was a lot of private concern over the MoCCA fest and how it would proceed. Details of the first SOI run show have […]

The Beat Comic Reviews for 12/12/12: Batman Vs Vampires

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Hey! It’s one of those dates where American readers can’t shout at me for getting the day and month the ‘wrong’ way round! Hurrah! That’s a relief. This week was Dennis Hopeless Week, with the writer bringing two new Marvel launches to the world. I’ll be reviewing one of them – the controversy-bathing Avengers Arena – […]

Bring in the Holidays with a SELFMADEHERO Giveaway!

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2012 has been a spectacular year of releases for London’s SelfMadeHero. Ranging from the histrionic visionary account of the People’s Republic of China in A CHINESE LIFE to the triumphant return of SANDMAN alum Glyn Dillon in the breathtaking THE NAO OF BROWN, SelfMadeHero exemplifies the diverse breadth of the graphic novel medium. Their US […]

Studio Coffee Run: Arrow, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, etc.

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Christopher Nolan can’t talk about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s rumored appearance (which has already been completely and totally denied by JGL’s peoples) in Man of Steel as The Bat. And while we are on the subject of Man of Steel, I am just going to assume that you saw the trailer that everyone went frikkin’ batsh*t over […]

So what’s up at Vertigo, anyway? A Sandman Omnibus for one thing.

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When it was announced that executive editor Karen Berger was stepping down last week, articles on the Vertigo imprint immediately took on an elegiac tone—even though official DC press outlets insisted that the line was not going any where. Everyone seemed to be projecting their own anxieties onto the line’s fate. Now, an ICv2 interview […]