NYCC13: Day Zero in Pictures


Well, Team Beat is out in force, scurrying around Javits, meeting people we know, discovering stuff we kinda knew about but forgot, and just immersing ourselves in comics culture! So, here are some pictures from yesterday, taken by yours truly via my cellphone, before the ICV2 Conference convened.

Detective Comics #27 to Feature Frank Miller, Paul Dini, Neal Adams and more


Also announced today by DC is the news that issue #27 of Detective Comics will be a special anniversary edition, and will feature work from a number of creators including Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Francesco Francavilla, Sean Murphy and more. There will also be a story from the new creative team […]

NYCC ’13: Day 0…a full slate of demographics


The first day of full-on New York Comic-Con activities began bright and early with a media presentation at the offices of comiXology. I’ll have details on all that over at Publishers Weekly, but it was an impressive presentation, with David Steinberger, John Roberts, and new CTO Jeff DiBartolomeo all talking about their various areas of […]

Today is Torsten Day at Stately Beat Manor! 2013

Sten Montreal July 2013 Edit

Two years ago, I was gobsmacked when Heidi proclaimed October 10 as “Torsten Day”. Now, there wasn’t a celebration that day, or last year, so I don’t know if it’s an on-going holiday or just one of those days where I get a nicely-lettered proclamation with an embossed seal, suitable for framing. Since there wasn’t […]