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, […]
As might be expected of an app that has no overt means to help users get laid or harass people in short 140-character bursts, Pokémon Go’s insane popularity is beginning to wane a bit. Although initial downloads quickly surpassed Twitter and Tinder, experts say 15 million people have gotten tired of trying to catch Rattatas […]
Mosaic is a new character from Marvel who is not only getting his own Marvel NOW! book but a big push as part of thw MU, and here’s a free preview comic to get you started. Mosaic was inrtoduced a few months ago as the latest Inhuman: written by Geoffrey Thorne (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and […]
By now, I think most followers of Marvel are moving past the initial shock of a Steve Rogers no longer dedicated to spreading American liberty and fighting with, not against, a perceived evil. As someone more casually attuned to the world of superhero comics, the news of Captain America’s new allegiance to Hydra was something that piqued my interest somewhat, but not enough to make think it was just a gimmick.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Legendary Comics, the funnybook spin-off unit of Legendary Entertainment, but they’ve been spnning out some good looking books, as you can see from their homepage. They’re also not shy about putting out full-length original graphic novels, eschewing the periodical serialization model. And here’s a new one by […]
§ Nice Art: Carlton Waugh is probably best known to comics scholars as the author of a book called The Comics, (Catchy eh?) published in 1947, and one of the first serious discussions of the medium. But he also made really cool looking maps of Greenwich Village in the 20s. If this map only included […]
Ley Lines: Made With Love In Hell by Mimi Chrzanowski From it’s dayglo pink cover, through all its cranberry-red rendered interior, this portrait of a visit to hell is definitely inspired by Hieronymus Bosch — the back cover confirms this, but it seemed apparent to me from page one — by way of the kawaii […]