Oni announces Lion of Rora and Blood Feud

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Two more of Oni’s clever March Madness PR event with two more new books announced: • Lion of Rora is a graphic novel by Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil, Avengers Academy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine), Ruth Fletcher Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil, Law and Order: SVU), and Jackie Lewis comes out on August 5th. It’s based […]

Kids Comics Con set for April 25th in the Bronx

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Long before comics for younger readers were fashionable, there was Kids Comic Con, the brainchild of writer Alex Simmons. The ninth edition of the event will be held this year on April 25th at the Bronx Community College from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be comics guests, workshops, face painting and everything else needed for a fun family day.

Small Press Alert: Immolation from Clemente, Ortiz and Soutar

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The Beat’s own Zachary Clemente has just announced a new comic called Immolation and it looks very cool. ANNOUNCEMENT: The first installment in a series of vignettes from a universe at the cusp of a perilous trial that will test all its inhabitants. IMMOLATION asks: “What is the price of power?” and is part of the […]

San Francisco Comics Fest set for May 3-10

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The can-do spirit of Bay Area comics folks has come together for the San Francisco Comics Fest, which just launched a website and announced plans for a full week of comics-related activities kicking off on Sunday May 3 and ongoing all week with with will probably be a CAF-type event May 9-10.

Walking The Game Beat: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat, Halo, Game of Thrones

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Batman falls behind, while Game of Thrones sees a new chapter.

Can you smell what Junji Ito has cooking? A deluxe version of horror classic Gyo

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A seaside town is haunted by a terrible, terrible stench—and soon much more in Junji Ito’s classic horror manga GYO. Originally published in Japan in 2001 (and in English in 2003), Viz is bringing it back in a deluxe 400-page edition in April, with a new cover design and full-color endpapers. Ito is one of […]

Oni to publish print version of Towle’s Oyster War

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We’ve covered Oyster War here quite a bit, Ben Towle’s historical fantasy webcomic about 19th century Chesapeake bay oystermen engaged in a territory war with some magical assistance— it’s part Scalped, part Sailor Twain. Towle alluded to a print publisher a while and ago and Oni just made it official: the print, color version is coming in September for SPX! Towle is a three time Eisner nominee for books like his Amelia Earhart bio, and this is a fun, frolic of a book.

Secret Wars Hails Hydra

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Even in Battleworld, they still Hail Hydra

The Russo Brothers have reportedly closed their deal to direct Avengers: Infinity War

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Marvel may have closed a deal on the directors of their Phase 3 capping event

Entertainment Round-Up: Jennifer Lawrence is calling it quits with the X-Men, Gal Gadot speaks out,and a Spider-Man audition rumor

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It’s the start of another week, here’s your collection of headlines that are making some waves today