PREVIEW: Archie, Jughead, and Raj Take on the Role of Sherlock Holmes in the Latest ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL

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Mystery and magic come to Riverdale in Archie Comics Annual #268!  Will Archie and friends be able to solve a real life crime when their trip to the movies goes awry?  Will Archie be able to figure out the reason why he can’t stop dancing?  Zany hijinks abound!  Check out The Comics Beat’s preview after the […]

Thrillbent 4.0 coming in July

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Writer Mark Waid launched the digital comics site Thrillbent four years ago as a proof of concept for digital comics and since then it’s run some mighty fine content, including experimental comics, Tim Gibson/s Moth City (above), The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood by Christina Blanch and various artists, and Waid’s own Insufferable, drawn by Peter […]

2016 Doug Wright Award nominations announced; Simpkins inducted into Hall of Fame

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      More awards! This time for Canadian comics. The nominations for The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, have just announced their finalists and they are: 2016 Doug Wright Award for Best Book Dressing by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press) Melody by Sylvie Rancourt (Drawn & Quarterly) Palookaville #22 by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly) […]

Vertigo restructures; Shelly Bond let go

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Whoa, seismic news tonight as longtime Vertigo editor Shelly Bond, currently Vice President & Executive Editor and the storied Vertigo imprint, has been let go, as the imprint restructures. DC released a statement to CBR which you can read below. The move comes only days after a new “Young Animal” imprint, led by former DC intern Gerard Way, was announced, using many of the characters and tactics that made Vertigo a success when it launched in 1993.

Unflattening wins Lynd Ward Prize

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Nick Sousanis’s Unflattening, a theoritcal treatise on the use of visual storytelling, has won the 2016 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. The award is presented annually by Penn State to honor an outstanding graphic novel. “‘Unflattening,’” the jury noted, “is an innovative, multi-layered graphic novel about comics, art and visual thinking. The […]

It’s a golden anniversary for Cybermen in Titan’s four Doctor summer crossover

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The fab four return in Titan’s summer Doctor Who crossover comic event, and they’re bringing Cybermen to the party. In addition to the July 6 launch of John Barrowman’s Torchwood comic series event, Titan announced today that a five issue, bi-weekly series featuring Doctors Nine through Twelve will kick off that same day.