NYCC ’13: Oni Press Pre-Release ‘The Auteur’ For Attendees


With NYCC slowly engulfing the comic book world like an ominous cloud of smoke which may or may not be seeking to grab us and bash us into trees until we’re all dead, Oni Press have announced some of their plans for the convention. Alongside signings and panels featuring creators like Cullen Bunn and Antony […]

Dark Horse Digital Announce Stuart Moore/Bruce Zick OGN ‘Mandala’


Dark Horse have announced ahead of NYCC (tomorrow, folks!) an original graphic novel from Stuart Moore and Bruce Zick, called Mandala. The first part of the story is available now on Dark Horse Digital – Dark Horse aren’t on ComiXology – and is priced at $2.99.

Dynamite Tease Project Involving Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Frank Barbiere


Dynamite have started teasing projects this week, with the arrival of three images promising a project from Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Frank Barbiere. Each of the teasers – released since Monday – have gradually started building up a phrase, which presumably when completed will form the tagline for whatever the writers have planned.

Dynamite is bringing Doodle Jump to the comics


You’ve probably spent endless hours playing Doodle Jump on your phone, and now you can spend a few minutes with a Doodle Jump comics, thanks to Dynamite. No details on format or timing, but at least they have an Action #1 parody. I should mention that I’ve avoided Diddle Jump for its addictive qualities. But […]

Your New York Comic-Con Event Calendar; or Party Poop Goes 2013


Look, I made a calendar. And Embedded it. This is not ALL the events surrounding New York Comic-Con, but it’s the ones I was invited to via Facebook. And I even included stuff beyond this week. IS YOUR PARTY NOT LISTED? LINK IN THE COMMENTS. If you want a more graphic representation, here are flyers […]

Bill Willingham brings steampunk pulp hero team up to Dynamite


He’s got us hooked with his fantasy work, what will he do with steampunk? Bill Willingham and artist Sergio Fernandez Davila are creating Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure, a seven-issue monthly crossover event featuring reimagined classic characters of comics and film. The book launches in January with covers by Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika). Which characters? The […]

NOT NYCC: Best American Comics 2013, the creators


If you are a comics lover, or even a comics liker, I can’t think of a better way to spend some time today, tomorrow and later on with this post on the Notable Comics listed in the 2013 Edition of Best American Comics. Series Editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden—who are passing the torch to […]

RIP Phil Nutman


Writer Phil Nutman passed away this week after a brief illness. Details are’t available, but there’s a touching eulogy for him at Fangoria where he was a regular contributor. Nutman was best known for his horror novels and film work, but I knew him when he was involved with Tundra Comics, a horror story of […]

Valiant unveils TEAM LUGE variant for UNITY #1


I’m not sure why Valiant has this luge obsession, but I’m all for it. And they’ve unveiled a UNITY #1 Team USA Luge Variant – a special, benefit-edition variant cover. A portion of the proceeds from each UNITY #1 Team USA Luge Variant sold will be donated directly to the USA Luge team and contribute […]

NYCC 13: Kirkman & Azaceta Launch Outcast at Image


Well here’s what Image was teasing all week: a new horror series by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta called Outcast. The Beat was not able to make the press call for this (yes not even for Robert Kirkman, sob) but our pals at CBR have the skinny: “I’ve been working in TV for a while, […]

NYCC13: How To Survive The Con


Whether it’s your first time, or your eighth, here are some suggestions on how to survive what is a mixture of Times Square on New Years Eve crossed with the West Village Halloween Parade.  Last year saw 116,000 attendees making the pilgrimage to the Javits Center, and while a similar number is expected this year, […]