With a cover price of 10¢ and a 250,000 print run, this comic, first published in 1957, shows the power of the medium to inspire and educate.
I updated this headline courtesy of Krishnadev Calamur. HOW could we have missed this? CB.com debuted a tweaked look for Superman today, along with next month’s solicitations. The costume is not that different than the last time it got tweeked which was…New 52 I guess. I Lose track. Anyway, here’s the old one and an annotated new […]
As is tradition, this year’s Eisner Award judges have selected four cartoonists for entry into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame. They are: Milt Gross (early newspaper cartoonist known for such strips as Count Screwloose of Tooloose, Nize Baby, andThat’s My Pop!), H. G. Peter (original Wonder Woman artist), Antonio Prohias (creator of MAD’s “Spy […]
If you look on the categories of the Beat (I know, unlikely) you’ll see one for Cryptozoology – in the early days of this site, sightings of weird critters was one of our little hobbies and we often referred to the work of Loren Coleman, one of the world’s foremost cryptozoologists and the founder of […]
Number cruncher Brett Schenker is at it again. As part of the reinvigorated Graphic Policy he’s done a survey showing how Facebook likes overlap for various comics publishers, and also how publisher newsletters overlap. There’s no way to really figure out if the folks who purchase comics are loyal to one publisher, many publishers, or […]
§ Nice Art: François Vigneault made a downloadable, printable calendar for 2017 in both French and English. I desperately need to print this out and construct it. § And another! Rx Comics, a well regard comics shop in Vancouver, is shutting down after 14 years: Yes, you read that right. Rx Comics will be closing […]
If you were watching Ryan Secreast’s rockin’ New Year’s Eve last night you saw Mariah Carey’s incredible lip sync fail. I don’t know what was more uncomfortable, watching Carey prance around in what had to be uncomfortable shape wear, or her “I give up!” reaction to not being able to hear the music in her […]