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Portland’s Stumptown Comics Festival on hold as some operations move to Rose CIty Comic-Con

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Tweet The Stumptown Comics Festival , Portland’s long running indie comics show, is ending in its present form, but the Awards and its indie-focused programming will become part of the Rose City Comic-Con, which is held in September. According to Stumptown board of directors Chair Shawna Gore, the two shows are NOT merging; it is, […]

Peter Pan, a Prequel by Régis Loisel: Dark, Discomforting, and Delightful

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Tweet Earlier this year, Soaring Penguin Press published the first complete English translation of Régis Loisel’s classic French series of bande dessinée, Peter Pan, a dark prequel to the JM Barrie fairy tale that pushes the boundaries of Neverland’s sinister origins.

Wizard World adds seven cities including Tulsa, Sacramento, and San Antonio

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Tweet Just how many places can Norman Reedus be in at once? As we’ve been mentioning here time and time again at the Beat, comic cons are big business now, even in smaller markets and clearly Wizard World, the pop culture expo company, has noticed this. They’ve just announced SEVEN new shows, including Sacramento, Louisville, […]

Stripped: Grant Morrison – Dope, Chips, and Skewed Moralities

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TweetGrant Morrison returned to the Edinburgh Book Festival, this time as one of the star attractions of the Stripped programme, and still with those record breaking signing queues!

The Marvel Experience will be 4D, dynamic, transformative, coming to a town near you

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Tweet It turns out the drama- and deficit-plagued Spider-man Broadway musical wasn’t enough to turn Marvel off live theatrical events. Thus they are launching ‘The Marvel Experience’ in 2014, a $30 million “interactive road show with a “4D motion ride” and high-tech attractions featuring Marvel’s most popular superheroes.” It’s a joint venture between Marvel and […]

Emerald City Comic Con kicks off today

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Time to break in those shoes and hydrate — big con season is back starting today with the Emerald City Comic Con. The tribe has already gathered, if our twitter feed is any indication, and a plethora of exclusives and signings will be available. ECCC, as it’s known, has definitely become one of the finest regional cons on the circuit and we expect to hear a lot of news as everyone explains what they did on their winter vacation.

Wizard World is back in New York City — without comics UPDATED

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Con wars are back! Only not warlike. After a long absence from the crucicble of New York City’s cramped and expensive venues, Wizard World is coming back to the city that started it all with the WIzard World New York City Experience, to be held June 28-30 at Basketball City Pier 36. The venue is known to us but does recall the cavernous Pier 94 where Wizard held its 2009 show. The date doesn’t seem to conflict with anything too major, save for a few smallish cards and comics shows in the midwest.

Wizard expands con schedule to St Louis and Nashville

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Tweet A long ago Wizard World con schedule included stops at New Jersey and Cincinnati—venues that never panned out. But it seems the con biz is going so well that Wizard is adding two shows to its sched: WW St. Louis Comic Con March 22-24 , and WW Nashville Comic Con October 18-20. Both seem […]

Coming Attractions: Interlude

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TweetI’ll be posting a list of gift books in the next few days, so I’m doing some research over on Books.com, sorting graphic novels by price, highest to lowest. That’s when I discovered the following…

Disney Buy Lucasfilm; Announce New Star Wars Film

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TweetThis may be delirium setting in, but it seems that Disney have acquired Lucasfilm today for the princely sum of $4.05 billion. This means Disney now effectively own properties including Star Wars, Indiana Jones…. Willow, and several others. And what are they going to do with this? According to reports, their first move was to […]

Disney acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

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Tweet Details are still emerging, but Disney chairman Bob Iger has just announced Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. It was a cash-and-stock deal that has probably left George Lucas an ultra-kabillionaire. (That’s $500 million more than they paid for Marvel, for those keeping score.) Disney and George Lucas’s Star Wars universe have had […]

Beat Chat! with Wolverine & The X-Men’s Creative Team

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TweetMarvel called again tonight, wanting to talk to me about another one of their Marvel Now comics. This time however, their focus was on a continuing series rather than a new relaunch, in the form of Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s Wolverine & The X-Men. Joining them was editor Nick Lowe, who, yes, sang to himself […]

Coming Attractions: Fall-Winter 2012: Fantagraphics, W.W. Norton, and Related Publishers

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TweetEisner!  Swarte!  Hernandez!  Lou Reed!  Schulz!  Kelly!  Kubert!  Tardi!  Gottfredson!  Van Sciver!  Ryan!  Woodring!  Barks!  Sendak!  Bushmiller!  Everett!  Frazetta!  Davis!  Medley!  The Crumbs!  Wilson!  Krigstein!  Deitch!  Millionaire!  Bagge! Lots of great stuff from Fantagraphics, and from their distributor, W. W. Norton!

Coming Attractions: Marvel: Fall-Winter 2012

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TweetThis season’s latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! I’ve highlighted a few, but feel free to let us know what you like, dislike, or would like to see more of! — Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men John Romita, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, Jaso… FRONTLIST November 21, 2012, On Sale Date: 11/7 Ages 13 And […]

Comics are as great as you want them to be

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Tweet A few recent things that scampered across my reading stirred similar feelings. One was MTV Geek’sThe 10 Best Comics Of September 2012 which was a reasonable sampling of pamphlet form comics from Marvel, DC Image, Dark Horse and Boom. It was by no means an embarrassingly bad list (credited author Alex Zalben reads a […]

New York Times Bestsellers: What People Are Reading Isn’t What You Think They’re Reading

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Tweet______________________________________________________________ The New York Times has been running weekly bestseller lists for graphic novel hardcovers, paperbacks, and manga (the latter segregated out to keep them from overwhelming the domestic titles) since March 2009.  Comics journalists rarely mention it, and aside from authors using it as an honorific (“New York Times Bestselling Author”) just like prose […]