Small Press Expo announces first guests and alt.weekly focus

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  What a great idea for a comic programming focus: this year’s Small PressE Expo, to be held September 13-14 in Bethesda, MD, will spotlight the history of alt-weekly comics, a powerful if now vanished, platform that saw creators such as Jules Feiffer, Matt Groening and Lynda Barry emerge along with dozens of other. And […]

The Beat Podcasts! – Heidi interviews Jeff Smith!

Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In a More To Come interview special episode,  Heidi talks with acclaimed indie comics creator Jeff Smith about his Eisner-winning kids’ fantasy epic Bone, his adult sci-fi tale RASL, the […]

On the Scene: Valiant Reveals Game Plan at Heroes Con 2013

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Valiant gathered their ranks and hoisted their banners at Heroes Con to lay out the game plan well into their “Summer of Valiant” and beyond for fans. In a panel hosting a wide array of writers, artists, and guiding forces in the company, they previewed and discussed their titles and hinted at things on the […]

Zenith artist Steve Yeowell talks about contracts and Grant Morrison

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When news of a limited edition version of the long-long comic ZENITH broke last week, speculation centered on Grant Morrison, who, according to accumulated comic book lore, believes he owns the character. With ownership in doubt, Rebellion has declined to reprint the book for many years, making it one of the great “lost” comics. Rebellion […]

Nick Barrucci and Don McGregor are cool now

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In case you missed the comments playing out, Dynamite publisher Nick Barrucci apologized to writer Don McGregor for his initially a bit testy response to McGregor’s initially testy accusation that he was being cheated out of royalties that haven’t been earned yet and wouldn’t be paid by Dynamite. The character in question: Lady Rawhide. It’s […]

Did anyone tell creator Don McGregor they were remaking Lady Rawhide? UPDATED with Dynamite’s Response

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Dynamite has been reviving the fertile pulp coffers of late for such characters as the Shadow and the Spider and so on, and even Lady Rawhide, a female sidekick for Zorro who starred in several Topps comics back in the 90s. Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces the August 2013 debut of LADY RAWHIDE #1, the first […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 15: Who Owns Marvelman? Part I

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 – 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 – The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 – Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 – The Twilight of Eclipse, 12 – All About Angela, 13 – More Angela, More Courtrooms, and Much More Todd, 14 – Back to Marvelman, 14.1 – Updates and Clarifications on Marvelman] […]