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There’s a movie about Bryan Talbot…and here’s the trailer

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Tweet There is to be a documentary about Bryan Talbot, the creator of he Tale of One Bad Rat, Luther Arkwright, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, Grandville and many more. I can’t think of a better storyteller among our contemporary cartoonists, so he seems like a great subject for a documentary. The trailer has folks […]

Steve Moore 1949 – 2014: A Personal Appreciation

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TweetStephen James Moore was born at 2:00pm on June 11th, 1949, in a house on Shooters Hill in South London, where he lived all of his life, and died on or around the 16th of March, 2014, still in that house on the hill. In between, he produced a huge body of work, of a […]

DC’s Previews April ’14: The Forever People are back

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DC released the advance preveiws of its June titles today with the start of INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, and the end of Larfleeze, and a lot of issue #32s.

New Titles From Titan Books, Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

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TweetTitan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades. Here are their upcoming books.  We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations.  For many comics fans, […]

New Titles from Dark Horse, Coming Next Fall and Spring!

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Tweet— — — — — This is raw catalog data from Edelweiss, so some titles may be cancelled in the future. Yes, there is some duplication, with similar editions having more than one EAN. This is the first catalog from Dark Horse via Random House Publisher Services, so the learning curve is slightly parabolic. My […]

New Titles From DC Comics! Fall 2014! And Spring 2015!

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TweetBatman Adventures!  Absolute editions!  Omnibi!  George Romero!  Post-Crisis classics!  New 52!  Captain Carrot!  Dave McKean! (My faves in purple.)

First Second makes its Fall line-up official with Pope, Doctorow, Dalrymple, etc.

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TweetFirst Second just sent out a reminder of its Winter Fall books and here they are, all in one place for your perusal. Everything looks good but our personal favorite is the Doctorow/Wang book, Just because it deals with such a terrific subject: a young woman who becomes a gold farmer for an online game. The […]

Venerable Omaha Comics Shop Damaged By Fire

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TweetThe Omaha World-Herald reports that the building housing Dragon’s Lair Comics and Treasure Mart Collectibles sustained nearly $300,000 in fire damage Sunday morning.

Wow Cool/Alternative Comics opens comics/book store in Cupertino

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Tweet How crazy is Mark Arsenault? Crazy enough to open a NEWSSTAND that sells cools comics and magazines, books, ‘zines, vinyl and CDs. In other words it’s the kind of cool pop culture haunt that people of a certain age used to congregate in before Snapchat. It sounds like a delightful place, and from the […]

Preview: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and friends

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Tweet For a few years, P. Craig Russell and a handpicked gang of friends, have been working on a graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newberry Award winning Graveyard Book, the story of a boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. The result will be published by Harper Collins in two volumes, with the first […]

Commentary: The Continuing Marvel of Miracleman

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Tweet by Sam Thielman [This article contains teeeeeeeny, tiny spoilers. Sooooooo small. Very little. Please read it anyway.] Eventually, in Alan Moore’s final story arc from Miracleman, our hero makes contact with an alien who, after a breakdown in communication, decides to literally take him to its leader. Before entering into the alien ruler’s chamber, […]

Jules Feiffer’s upcoming graphic novel is great, says Neil Gaiman

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Tweet As far as 2014 goes, I think there are at least three graphic novels we’ll be talking about: Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant; Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds, and Jules Feiffer’s Kill My Mother. I’ve read the Chast book (it’s out in April) and it’s an amazing memoir about her parents, […]

The Beat’s Annual Year End Survey, 2014 Edition, Part 3 — more thoughts on DC moving west

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TweetYep it’s more picks and prognostications, with a few tasty previews thrown in. Ted McKeever, cartoonist 2014 Projects: THE SUPERANNUATED MAN  A new Golden Age format, B&W, 6-issue series from Shadowline/Image, coming out around June/July of 2014. The basic premise of The Superannuated Man is a contemplation on growing old in an unspecified future where […]

The Beat’s Annual Year End Survey, 2014 Edition, Part 1 – Kickstarter, harassment, digital and more

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Yep it’s the return of an annual Beat tradition that goes back nearly a decade, as comic folk from every level of the industry — creators, reporters, retailers, publshers—talk about the issues of the year past and look at the issues of the year to come. There are always a lot of thoughtful answers in this survey, but this year a LOT of very important and thought-provoking topics are looked at from crowdfunding to harassment.

And as always, there are previews and news scattered in the 2014 projects. So settle in and enjoy—there is so much more to come.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David S. Goyer and a guy named Gaiman are making a Sandman movie

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Tweet Oi vey! My heart! Gotta sit down. The long, long LOOOOOOONG rumored Sandman movie is underway yet again, this time with Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to produce. Deadline had the details but JGL tweeted his involvement: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and @neilhimself on SANDMAN. #Prelude […]

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: October 2013 – After Before Sandman

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Most significantly, October 2013 was the month after the month in which DC mounted its most aggressive and focussed attempt yet to single-handedly destroy the comics market, by shipping millions of random comics to retailers who had not ordered them. Not surprisingly, sales snapped back to more regular levels as a result.