Guy DeLisle’s “Hostage” coming from D&Q next year

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      Canadian graphic novel artist Guy Delisle is slowly unveiling details about his upcoming book “Hostage”. The book will relate the real life experience of Christophe André, an administrator at Doctors without Borders who was kidnapped in Chechnya in 1997 and held hostage for over 100 days. The French version of the book, […]

This list of Fall’s “Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics” doesn’t include lots of awesome comics

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As long as we’re talking “comics media,” over at io9 there’s a Guide to the Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics Coming This Fall which does indeed include many interesting new books. Props to them for going beyond front of the Diamond catalog to include Black Mask, Aftershock, Titan and Archie, among others. But no […]

CBR.com has new design, rebrand, no blogs

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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, […]

Pokémon Go update allows trainers to throw shade at your critters, comment on size of your hoo-haw

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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 […]

Meet Marvel’s new “it” Inhuman, Mosaic, in a free digital comic

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  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 […]

Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #4 digs deeper into the mystery

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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.

Superheroes go terribly wrong in AXIOM by Mark Waid and Ed Benes

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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 […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/23/16: map this!

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§ 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 […]