A tribute to Shelly Bond: the most mod editor of them all

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Today is the last day at Vertigo for Executive Editor Shelly Bond after a 23-year run as an editor, mentor and friend to many creators. It’s truly been one of the most extraordinary editing careers in recent comics history, and I’ve reached out to some of her friends and others in the comics industry to give her the send off she deserves.

Darby Pop seeks out new Talent in Breaking Into Comics: Women of Darby Pop

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Ever wanted to work in the medium of comics? From now to May 13, you could make your dreams a reality by sending in a submission to Darby Pop’s Breaking Into Comics: Women of Darby Pop competition. The publisher is looking for both scripts and artwork containing one women from the following titles: Indestructible, City: The Mind in […]

Civil Rights Saga MARCH is becoming an animated series

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Announced by Charleston Immersive & Interactive Media today, the production company has optioned Top Shelf’s March for adaptation into an animated series, along with developing related interactive educational products. No release date was announced at this time. The March series, which currently set as a trilogy, is penned by Civil Rights Icon, Congressman John Lewis, […]

Preview: Steve Rogers is back with May’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

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The original Captain America is back! We always knew that Steve Rogers would return and now he’s got not only his super powers back…but a new #1 issue of hisvery own comic book. That almost never happens, if by never you mean every 6 months or so. But anyway, Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz pick […]

The Marvel Rundown: PLEASANT HILL Ends, THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC Begin

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If you are anything like me, chances are good that you missed out on the bulk of the last crossover event, Marvel Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill. The latest crossover has a sort of looney premise that involves S.H.I.E.L.D. finding a mutant in control of a cosmic cube to trap super villains into a society […]

Frank Miller is at it again as his variant to DKIII #4 has everyone talking

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    A Frank Miller variant cover for this weeks Dark Knight III issue #4 has come under fire on twitter. All of Miller’s variants for DKIII have been a bit, um, bold, with things like showing the outline of Superman’s junk and the like. This one has been castigated up and down the tweetosphere, […]

Josh Williamson gets “Frostbite” at Vertigo and an exclusive

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Looks like DC’s Vertigo line is still alive and kicking and even announcing some new titles from exclusive creators. Joshua Williamson, sometimes known as “The man in the hoodie” has just gone exclusive with DC. In addition to writing the rebirthed adve ntures of The Flash he’s writing Frostbite, a six issue mini series from […]

Civil War: Isaac Perlmutter’s influence continues to reshape Disney

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Five years ago, I was told that far from retiring with his $1 billion in profits from selling Marvel to Disney, Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter was actually taking a more active involvement in running Marvel and hoping to bring his particularly effective brand of cost cutting to Disney itself. His influence was most felt in […]

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard spent the morning walking around NYC dressed like Thor

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What a time to be alive!

If you follow The Beat on twitter you know half our tweets aren’t about comics at all, but rather the chronicle of being a Mets fan, an activity that makes for years of sorrow and frustration capped by a year of joy every 15 years or so. Call it delayed gratification.