Weekend reading and preview: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer is a dark, thought provoking piece of SF

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Fans of Vertigo Comics and Image Comics recent turn to intelligent SF, here’s another comic you should be checking out: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer. Ganzeer is an Egyptian muralist and graphic designer who was forced to leave his home after being targeted by the current Egyptian regime as a terrorist after he made some […]

Legal Tussle: Marvel’s Perlmutter claims tennis lawsuit foe may have stolen Donald Trump’s DNA

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As you know, we’re a little obsessed with secretive Marvel chairman Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter here, probably because he is so darned secretive. And for a while we’ve been reporting on the crazy lawsuit involving Ike’s Florida neighbor, Harold Peerenboom, who lives in the same super swanky West Palm Beach FL condo development. The details of […]

Amy Kim Kibuishi’s Rema to be a YA graphic novel series for Scholastic

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There have been a LOT of YA graphic novel deals announced of late at Scholastic. I haven’t even collected them all. But here’s a good one: Amy Kim Kibuishi is adapting her illustrated novel Rema as a two-book GN for Scholastic Grafix starting in 2019. Some quick facts: The series is currently untitled, and I […]

Frank Cho and Jenny Frison get new variant cover assignments on Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman

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A month or so ago, Frank Cho announced he was leaving Wonder Woman as variant cover artist due to editorial disagreements with writer Greg Rucka. I’m told Cho was hired to do the variants when Marguerite Bennett was supposed to be writing the book. But when Rucka came back to DC for the project, he […]

Great advice on working and making comics from Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire and Michael DeForge

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Comics creator process posts are the BEST posts. Jeff Lemire seems to have taken over Charles Soule’s mantle as Busiest Person in Comics– writing 7-8 monthly books – and he reveals how he does it in an absolutley stellar process post with a ton of photos AND a page of preview art from AD: After […]

Valiant teams wth Quidd for electronic collecitbles

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Collecting things is a dangerous passion here at Stately Beat Manor, and now there’s Quidd, a mobile platform that allows you to collect various cards, stickers and emojis. Franchises already available as colelctible “packs” include Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Bob’s Burgers, and more. Genius. And lets give […]