NYCC News round-up

Various news bites from news sites at the show: § Greg Rucka’s and J.H. Williams’s BATWOMAN arc will appear in DETECTIVE. The story was previewed in the con program book and at Newsarama. ¶ Lots of Vertigo news from the Vertigo panel, including: ¶ A Peter Milligan resurgence, with a run on HELLBLAZER and a […]

Mystery bra baffles industry partiers

Last night was a huge night for partying at New York Comic-Con, as Marvel and DC held their traditional Friday night fetes. However, as revealed on Twitter, partygoers at one of the soirees made a troubling find: an abandoned bra in the ladies room. The owner of the bra appears to have been well endowed […]

NYCC sells out Saturday

The website made it official: Flying in the face of a bad economy. this year’s New York Comic-Con is sold out for Saturday: Saturday and weekend passes are sold out. Sunday-only passes are available for $40. The cautious optimism that has gripped the comics industry remained in full force at the show. Although the worsening […]

NYCC: Secret Identities

GIvane all the talk over stereotyped casting and racial images going on here at The Beat of late, we wanted to draw attention to two panels at NYCC this weekend, both concerning SECRET IDENTITES, an upcoming anthology of comics described as: This groundbreaking anthology brings together top Asian American creators in the comics industry — […]

Crappiest con ever

The Beat has been felled by a pesky bronchial infection and missed all of yesterday’s ICv2 conference and party slate. Boo hiss. After a regime of juice and tea, we hope to be on the floor tomorrow, even if at reduced strength. We haven’t seen many online reports on the conference yet, aside from a […]

NYCC: Party Poop

Our collection of parties and events during NYCC is a bit curtailed, due to the fact that we are going down the tubes healthwise, and won’t be able to hit any parties, but here’s a rough stab at it. BTW, we have no public events for Friday, so if you’re havin’ one…send us a link! […]

NYCC: Marvel – #1141

Marvel provided the following schedule for signings: New York Comicon is this weekend February 6-8th, so be sure to stop by Marvel’s booth (Booth #1141) for all the singings and giveaways happening all weekend long. And here’s the schedule for all the Marvel madness this weekend at NYCC: SIGNING SCHEDULE FRIDAY 12:00 – 1:00 PM […]

NYCC: Archie Comics – #1821

Archie Comics was kind enough to send over their schedule for the show: Stop by the Archie Comics booth #1821 and meet writers Misako Rocks!, Alex Simmons, Paul Castiglia and Barbara Slate and artists Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, Joe Staton, Bob Smith, Jim Amash and Tito Pena. They’ll be on hand signing autographs and giving […]


MoCCA Director Karl Erickson wrote to tell of their panel and signings: Sunday, Feb. 8, 1:30pm at NYCC Comics and the Language of Visual Symbolism Comics are able to communicate dense layers of narrative, emotion, and action in a manner that no other media is able. This panel will explore the way the cartoonists use […]