SDCC’13: Wonder Women: On Paper and Off

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From 1983 until 1997, Mary Mashcal assembled an extensive collection of memorabilia and aritifacts, filling virtually every room of her Golden Hill home with historic documents, banners, posters, and books. Her collection eventually became the Women’s Museum of California, located in the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma, San Diego.  This summer, another historian, […]

Comic-Con: A Sneak Peak

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By Carolina Cooney Arriving Tuesday as an exhibitor gives one a special portal into the magical world known as Comic-Con. Having been a show exhibitor for more than ten years now, Tuesday is my favorite day — yes, it’s hot, as the exhibitor hall has yet to turn on the air conditioning, but there is […]

Alice Cooper Launches New Comic Series

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Alice Cooper’s been around comics quite awhile, going all the way back to 1979’s Marvel Premiere #50 and notably including Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli.  He was also fronting a horror anthology Kickstarter that failed to fund earlier this year ($200K is a pretty ambitious goal for a comic project… it _did_ […]

SDCC ’13: Comic-Con Day -1 in Photos from DC to Pacific Rim

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ONe of our most trusted spies “Connie Snowden” managed to snap some surreptitious photos during set-up last night. The Lego booth looks amazing, you can look up He-Man’s skirt, Weta has yet another incredible model for The Hobbit Part 2, still under wraps. But no lie, the bes booth of all is Legendary which contains […]

HYPE ALERT: Free Honest Tea at Crown Publishing for Mission in a Bottle

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Disclosure: from time to time I take on outside consulting projects, and I’m currently working with the creators of the new graphic novel Mission in a Bottle to do some marketing for them in the comics world. However, I felt the prospect of getting a free bottle of tea for faithful Beat readers was a […]

SDCC13: Chris Hastings Will Be Announcing an X-Men Book on Sunday

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As you prep for SDCC over the next few days, I’ve been sharing a few tips and notifications. First was a mysterious new one-shot that Paul Cornell will be announcing at some point during the weekend. Now comes news that Christopher Hastings, creator of Dr McNinja, will be announcing a new book at the X-Men […]