CBR.com has new design, rebrand, no blogs

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Oh speaking of comics media consolidation, which we do weekly here at Stately Beat Manor, comicbookresources.com, the longest running and biggest site about comics, has rebranded as cbr.com, and with a complete redesign. For you nostalgics out there, I saved a screen shot of the old site. CBR was purchased by Valnet back in April, […]

INTERVIEW: Trina Robbins opens up about DOPE and her lost Wonder Woman Tales

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by Alex Dueben Trina Robbins is known for many things over the course of her long career in comics. She was one of the “founding mommies” of the influential anthology Wimmen’s Comix, wrote a number of important nonfiction books about the history of comics, and edited books collecting the work of many influential cartoonists. She’s […]

MATT CHATS: Corrina Beckho and Gabriel Hardman Talk Expanding Their ‘Invisible Republic’ with Volume 2

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I was lucky enough to interview Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Beckho about one of my favorite series of last year, the complex and captivating Invisible Republic, now a Hugo Award finalist for Best Graphic Story. Imagine my delight when they were interested in discussing the next volume, which builds impressive on the great foundation laid […]

Interview: Andy Diggle on the pragmatic world of James Bond

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Andy Diggle is no stranger to wrting some action packed comics, whether its The Losers, his run on Hellblazer, or his recent creator owned series for Dynamite, Uncanny and Control. Now’s he taking on James Bond himself with James Bond: Hammerhead, a six issues mini series  to be drawn by Luca Casalanguida. The series picks up […]

INTERVIEW: Jhonen Vasquez and the INVADER ZIM Team Make Things Weird

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It’s the first time all four have ever been interviewed together, I’m told. Possibly even the first time cartoon series masterminds Trueheart, Alexovich and Vasquez have been interviewed at once. Strap in for this wide-ranging chat that covers both the Invader Zim television series and comics in great detail. We also discuss Donald Trump, how comics shouldn’t be a fall-back position, and even Zack Snyder.

The History of Zines: Poopsheet Foundation is now online

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Oh yeah, speaking of zines (look it up kids) something called The Poopsheet Foundation is now online, and it’s one of those 90s things that was what passed for social media back in the day: The Poopsheet Foundation began in 1993 as Poopsheet, a small publication that reviewed other small publications. The zine eventually became […]

Cometbus #57 covers comics in New York City…yes there are still comics in NYC

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It’s true there’s been a huge exodus of cartoonists (and other non rich creative types) from New York City in the last few years, but there are a few doughty souls still sticking it out, and Aaron Cometbus’s long running zine (look it up) takes it on in issue #57: The comics scene is thriving […]