PREVIEW: Enter the Hauntingly Gorgeous World of LIGHT

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Yesterday, the Comics Beat broke the news that writer Ulises Fariñas had partnered with Magnetic Press to start Buño, a brand new comics publishing imprint that aims to bring beautiful books from diverse creators to audiences around the world.  The first of those books is Light, a word-less graphic novel written and illustrated by Rob Cham. […]

Hastings bookstore chain files for bankruptcy; debt to Diamond uncertain

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As suggested by recent rumblings, Hastings, the third largest national bookstore chain after Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million, hasfiled for bankruptcy following years of losses. The chain, which operates 123 stores, was purchased in 2014 by Joel Weinshanker, owner of Movie Stop. Despite efforts to diversify its offerings since then, it had mostly foundered with […]

Elliot S! Maggin and Richard E. Hughes to receive the Bill Finger Award

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The winners of the 2015 Bill Finger award have been announced and they are Elliot S! Maggin and Richard E. Hughes. The award is presented annually to two writers, one living, one dead, in order to recognize writers who have not previously received proper recognition for their work. The award is named after Bill Finger, the ghost writer for the early Batman stories who invented much of the Caped Crusader’s mythos.