New Jersey Comic Expo adds Cassaday and cosplayers AND helps kitty cats!


I’ll be a guest at this weekend’s New Jersey Comic Expo, returning to my homeland for a roots journey deep into Middlesex County, so consider this a bit of hype. They’ve already added Jim Lee, Adam Kubert and Garth Ennis as guests, and now John Cassaday will also be there. None of these guys do many shows, and with NJCE being a smaller show it’s a great chance to meet some of your faves.

TO DO: Talk and signing The Art of Alfredo Alcala – Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master tomorrow at JHU


Tomorrow night from 6-8 I’ll be doing my first book signing in 20 years! And it’s for the same book! Dover has rereleased The Art of Alfredo Alcala – Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master in a handsome and affordable new edition. And I’ll be singing it tomorrow, 10/21 at JHU Comics. JHU Comic […]

Z2 expands with fall GN line, including Abaddon, Pawn Shop and Ashes


Z2 Comics just made news last week with a new line of periodicals, and here’s their fall graphic novel line, courtesy of Publishers Weekly. The slate includes a collection of Koren Shadmi’s awesome webcomic THE ABADDON, as well as a new edition of Cleveland by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnent, and print editions of two […]

Valiant shows off Doug Braithwaite’s Incredible Pages from Imperium


By: Alexander Jones Imperium is coming. After getting briefed from Joshua Dysart on mission orders, check out these brand new pages from the fantastical Doug Braithwaite in a press release sent straight from the Valiant Entertainment headquarters in New York City. Imperium is Valiant’s spiritual successor to Harbinger, a title that carried the company into […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Star Wars #1 hits 1 million copies


Brought to you by Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast, the More to Come crew discuss Marvel’s new Star Wars #1 confirmed to sell at least 1 million copies, a gas […]

She Makes Comics documentary available for sale on December 9

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This gets a HYPE ALERT rating since I’m in it, but Marisa Stotter’s documentary She Makes Comics will finally be available on December 9th—either as a DVD from Sequart or via digital download. The film was directed by Stotter and produced by Patrick Meaney and Jordan Rennert of Respect! Films, with exec producers Julian Darius […]

Marvel Relaunching Secret Wars in 2015 “in a synergistic fashion across the Marvel brand”


Marvel’s going back to the well for one of the mid-80s bigger hits in the form of Secret Wars.  Reports have Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic working on a year-long story that will follow the “Time Runs Out.” Marvel told the whole story to USA Today and it’s a doozy.  Reportedly, Hickman has been planning […]